18th Walk to Help End Homelessness
October 21st Pathway Homes will hold the 18th Annual Help the Homeless 5K Walk to raise awareness and funds for housing and supportive services for individuals with serious mental illness at-risk of homelessness or with a history of homelessness. For more information pathwayhomes.org or call 703-876-0390.
Hollywood loves the Library
Library Jubilee October 21
Have you ever noticed that many of the best movies are adapted from books?! Join them October 21 from 5:30-8:00p at Pohick Regional Library as the Jubilee celebrates the stories we find in our libraries and on the big screen with the theme, The Library Goes Hollywood. Tickets on sale now!
NVCC Environmental Film Fest
Join Northern Virginia Community College and Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) for the 2017 Environmental Film Festival on October 24 and 25 at the Annandale Campus. Two days that will both provoke your imagination and amaze you.
Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
OMCC aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Learn more and locate collection sites!
Join Shelter House for the Purple Purse Challenge
All during October Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge will give Shelter House and other participating non-profit organizations the chance to raise significant funds to provide life-changing services for domestic violence victims and survivors. Help Shelter House rise during this Challenge, click here!
Shelter House is Not Your Average Joe’s “Cause of the Month”
Every Wednesday in October eat at Not Your Average Joe's and mention Shelter House and you will help donate to support the homeless families and victims of domestic violence. 15% of all proceeds on those days will go directly to Shelter House to help it further its mission.
VolunteerFest is a region-wide day of community service held every October in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help nonprofits accomplish tasks that they would not have the time or resources to do on their own.
It will be held Saturday, October 28, however, projects may occur between October 20-29.
Putting for Pets
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will hold its captains choice golf tournament to benefit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on October 12 at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Can’t make it? Donations to help people find the purrfect pet are also welcome.
Local Breweries Team Up to Honor Vets
Local Fairfax County breweries, led by Fair Winds Brewing Company, are sponsoring a "Buy a Vet a Beer" campaign that will offer a "free beer" on Veterans Day Weekend to honor those that have served our country.
Fair Winds conceived of the idea in 2016 as vehicle for the local community and the brewery’s loyal customers to appreciate the veteran and active-duty military community.
Participating is easy! Patrons simply "buys one forward', meaning they pay for an extra beer that is then earmarked for a vet. As part of their "gift", they are encouraged to write a personalized note – thanking the veteran for his or her service or sharing a personal story or connection. Vets then can redeem their free beer by taking a letter off the wall and giving it to the beertender.
This year you can buy a “beer for a vet” at the following breweries:
Fairwinds Brewing Company – Lorton, VA
Mustang Sally Brewing Company– Chantilly, VA
H/T to our local breweries for an awesome way to give back to those who served!
The Bold Speaker featuring Jan Fox
Hitchhiker's Guide to Millennials: Hiring and Marketing to the Largest Generation
Part of Southeast Fairfax Development Corp. Business Roundtable Speaker series
Greater Springfield Business & Economic Summit
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and partners to discuss state of the southeastern Fairfax County business community.
Creating a Cybersecurity Plan for Your Small Business
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Business Education Series.
Tysons 2050 -- How the People of Tysons will Live, Work and Play
Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce; COX, Williams Mullen and the FCEDA.
Partnership for Healthier Fairfax Fall 2017 Meeting
“The Impact of Trauma on Health and Well-Being Across the Lifespan”
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
Turning Volunteers into Donors
9:00 – 10:30a
Inova has a new program for entrepreneurs who are at the initial stages of starting health technology companies.
Starting this fall, the health system is providing a free education program that’s designed to introduce steps such as messaging, project management, vetting the marketplace and preparing to pitch investors.The seven-week sessions will run once in the fall and once in the spring.
For additional training opportunities view our calendar.