Great Falls This Week

Great Falls This Week

<sh>Play starts this weekend

<bt>Love Letters opens the McLean Theatre Alliance season on Oct. 7-22 for weekend performances. The play, which is about letters written by two people who have grown up together but gone separate ways, is on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. at Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.,McLean. Local residents and business owners will perform, including Hon. Vincent Callahan. Tickets are $12 with discounts available for seniors, students, residents and groups. For more information call 703-790-0128 or visit

<sh>DuBois to Hold Great Falls Office Hours

<bt>Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois will be holding office hours in the Great Falls Library on the first and third Wednesday of every month, beginning Oct. 19. Appointments are not necessary but are encouraged. Call DuBois' office at 703-356-0551.

<sh>Trip Planned

<bt>The Great Falls Woman's Club are planning a Fall Foliage Trip on Thursday, October 20 to Virginia's countryside.  The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Great Falls Village Center and travel to Stanardsville (near Charlottesville).  There will be a demonstration by the artisans at the Blue Ridge Pottery .  Lunch at the historic Lafayette Inn and a visit to Prince Michel Winery for a private tour. Bus space is limited. Call Kathy at 703-430-1587.

<sh>Support Group for Abuse Survivors

<bt>Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is offering a 10-week therapeutic support group for survivors of sexual abuse. The group will meet Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 17 to Dec. 19 in Arlington. Call Patricia Mudd, Victim Assistance Coordinator at 703-841-2530.

<sh>900 Volunteers Sought

<bt>Volunteer Fairfax, a non-profit organization that organizes community service projects in Fairfax County, is seeking more than 900 volunteers to work on 55 hands-on projects throughout the county on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The annual "VolunteerFest" day of service will partner volunteers with different non-profit agencies to perform tasks, including landscaping, painting, cleaning, restocking food pantries, assisting with children's programs and more.

To volunteer or to learn more, go to or call 703-246-3460.

<sh>Cardinal Financial Donates to Hurricane Relief

<bt>Cardinal Financial Corporation of Tysons Corner announced it delivered a check for $57,506 to the American Red Cross National Capital Area headquarters in Fairfax This second donation from Cardinal employees and the Cardinal Corporate matching fund brings the total funds contributed to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort to $89,335. Additionally, this second check includes Cardinal customer donations made through Cardinal offices totaling $2,366.

Cardinal Financial Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia. On June 30, 2005, Cardinal Financial Corporation had assets of $1.47 billion.

<sh>Displaced Katrina Pets

<bt>Help animals displaced by Katrina. People who want a pet can go to a local shelter or call a rescue group in order to save one of thousands of animals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. For more information call Patricia Haddock 703-244-8986 or email at