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Kiwanis Club Hosts Oyster Feast and Pig Roast

NNpumpkinThe Kiwanis Club of Arlington will celebrate its 38th annual Oyster Feast and Pig Roast on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the American Service Center Garage (601 N. Randolph St., Arlington). Fresh oysters will be shucked on location and served on the half-shell. Oysters and clams will be deep fried and pork roasts will be slow-cooked on the grill all day. The grand feast will also include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and beer brewed at the local Rock Bottom Brewery.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Oyster Feast and Pig Roast

The Kiwanis Club of Arlington will celebrate its 38th annual Oyster Feast and Pig Roast on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the American Service Center Garage (601 N. Randolph St., Arlington). Fresh oysters will be shucked on location and served on the half-shell. Oysters and clams will be deep fried and pork roasts will be slow-cooked on the grill all day. The grand feast will also include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and beer brewed at the local Rock Bottom Brewery.

Advanced tickets for adults cost $35. Tickets sold at the door are $40 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 – 13 and free for children under five. The all-you-can-eat, family-style dinner will help raise funds for youth leadership programs, community youth projects and grants for other educational, nonprofit organizations that are geared towards children in Arlington.

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THE MERRIFIELD BUSINESS Association hosted the 4th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival at the Luther Jackson Middle School last Saturday that included pumpkin painting for the kids, fun rides in the gym and a host of information tables with representatives from area organization. A highlight of the day was the arrival of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, who arrived with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. (Photo: News-Press)

Candidates for Virginia delegates and the Arlington School Board are expected at the event. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 703-621-5047.

F.C. Local Receives Eagle Scout Award

Drew Sanders of Boy Scout Troop 681 in Falls Church recently received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor ceremony held at the Scout House.

Sanders served as troop quartermaster and volunteered at the Arlington Food Assistance Center for his Eagle leadership and service project.

Local Resident Honored in White Coat Ceremony

Arlington resident Engudaye Alemu was among the 70 students who participated in the White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy is a four-year, professional degree program consisting of 148 credit hours of study.

‘Spooky Pooch’ Costume Contest Calls All Dogs

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CONGRESSMAN JIM MORAN was honored last Tuesday by Homestretch, Inc. for ushering in a $500,000 grant to be used to provide housing and services to homeless families. Shown here, (left to right) a Homestretch client, Executive Director Christopher Fay, Moran and Board Member Rodger Chari hold the $500,000 check made out to Homestretch. (Photo: Courtesy Nicole Oostdyk)

The “Spooky Pooch” Costume Contest is calling all dogs to show off their spookiest costumes in the Vienna Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The first 50 walkers will receive bags full of doggy treats and toys. Winners of the contest will receive prizes from Vienna Pet Spaw and Rudy’s Friends Dog Training.

The entry fee is $20 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog. All proceeds will go towards the Home 4 the Holidays Super Dog Adoption event on Nov. 7. For more information, call 571-233-4557 or visit www.gooddogz.org.

Arlington Holds Haunted Halloween Hike

The city of Arlington invites parents and children ages five and up to its annual Haunted Halloween Hike. The scary hike will take place at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Tickets cost $10 and are on sale now at the park’s Nature Center. For more information, call 703-528-5406 or visit www.nvrpa.org/parks/potomacoverlook/.

Teen Volunteer Fair Visits Tysons Area

The Fairfax County Public Libraries and Volunteer Fairfax will team up and sponsor a teen volunteer fair on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).

Students ages 12 – 18 and parents are invited to meet representatives from local organizations that offer exciting volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/ty/.

Walker Chapel UMC Hosts Fall Rummage Sale

The annual fall rummage sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church (4102 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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DREW SANDERS (second from left) of Boy Scout Troop 681 in Falls Church received his Eagle Scout Award at a recent Court of Honor ceremony held at the local Scout House. Shown here with his parents Mark and Carol and his sister Claire, Sanders served as troop quartermaster and volunteered at the Arlington Food Assistance Center for his Eagle leadership and service project. (Photo: Courtesy Dick Lobb)

There will be great prices on both clothing and shoes for men, women and children. Various other items including electronics, furniture, tools, jewelry, crafts and baked goods will also be on sale.

There will be a silent auction and a café that offers breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 703-538-5200.

Barnes & Noble Organizes Baldacci Book Signing

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, best-selling author David Baldacci will unveil his newest legal thriller True Blue at a book release party and autographing session. The event will take place at Barnes & Noble in Tysons Corner Mall (7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean) at 7 p.m.

Wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 703-506-2937.

Wolf Trap Hosts 5K and Howl-o-ween Fun Run

Wolf Trap invites families to a fitness-filled day at the park on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Filene Center (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna). The pre-race warm-up will kick off at 8 a.m, followed by a one-mile fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race will start at 8:45 a.m.

Other festivities will include a Halloween costume contest, a Theatre-In-The-Woods performance and live musical entertainment.

Registration for groups is available. Admission costs $10 for children and $20 for adults. For more information, call 703-255-4030.

MCC Invites Dancers to ‘Harvest Masquerade’

The McLean Community Center (MCC) will host the Sunday Afternoon Soirée “Harvest Masquerade” on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3 – 5 p.m at the McLean Central Park Intersection of Dolley Madison Boulevard and Beverly Road.

All are invited to move their hips to seasonal favorites, jazz and swing courtesy of the Wayne Tympanick Group. Come as yourself or come disguised with a festive mask.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission costs $5 at the door. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

 

UMC Women Hold Bazaar and Craft Fair

The United Methodist Women of the Charles Wesley United Methodist Church invite the public to celebrate the month of October at the Oktoberfest Bazaar and Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Festivities will include a white elephant sale, a bake sale, face painting, silk floral arrangements, handcrafted jewelry and other crafts.

Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and food items will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, hot dogs, soft pretzels, chips and drinks.

The event will take place at the Charles Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and Narthex (6817 Dean Drive, McLean). For more information, visit www.charleswesleyumc.org.

Church World Service Sponsors Hunger Walk

The Church World Service invites walkers to participate in the 5th annual Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 25.

The walk is 3.7 miles in length and will begin and end at the Vienna Town Green (144 Maple Ave., Vienna). On-site registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m.

Donations will be accepted. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go towards the Committee for Helping Others (CHO), an organization that provides charity to those in need. For more information or to register via mail, e-mail info@viennacropwalk.org.

 

 

 

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