Around Town

Around Town

Know of something that should be included in Around Town? Send a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call 703-917-6459.

Fair Oaks Shopping Center offers a job fair Friday, Oct. 13 from 1-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15 from 1-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Shopping Center, Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Nearly 190 stores and restaurants have jobs available for both full and part-time positions. For more, visit

The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department is seeking craft vendors for a fall festival. All items must be handmade by the vendor. Deadline is open until filled. The application fee is $5. The Fall Festival will be Oct. 14 (rain date Oct. 15). It is a family friendly street festival in the heart of the City of Fairfax. More than 500 juried crafters and food vendors sell wares. Activities include children's rides, pony rides, inflatable games and family entertainment. Vendor spaces are 10x10 and cost is $125. Expected attendance is 20,000. To receive an application, call 703-385-7949 or e-mail Applications are also available online at

Virginia Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R–37) is looking for an intern to work full time during the legislative session and 12-15 hours per week when the Senate is not in session. Interns are asked to answer phones, sort mail, enter computer data, attend meetings, respond to constituent questions and assist with special projects. Apply online at or contact Eve Marie Barner at 703-766-0635 for more information.

The Fairfax County Public Library now offers free wireless access to the Internet at Pohick Regional Library in Burke. The new service allows people to use their Wi-Fi enabled laptops to access the Internet for an unlimited amount of time.

The Women's Center offers career services. For more information, visit

The Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Foundation offers a variety of scholarships, grants and fellowships to assist women to re-enter the job market or further their education and careers, as well as to support the study of women's issues. Visit

Northern Virginia Community College students who have been in foster care may qualify for a state financial aid program to assist them in continuing their education at NVCC. The Foster Care Tuition Grant program is available to high school graduates or those who complete general education development (GED) who were in foster care, in the custody of a social services agency, or considered a special needs adoption when they received their high school diploma or GED. Call Carol Mowbry at 703-323-3014 or visit

The Teen Center is open from 6:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, for teens in grades 7-10. For more information, call 703-385-7978.

The Fairfax County Park Authority recently published its "I Spy" trail guide, which identifies natural treasures found along the Cross County Trail. Designed for families, the "I Spy" guide increases awareness and inspires stewardship of the resources along the 40-mile long trail connecting parks from the Potomac River to the Occoquan. The brochure identifies plant species and wildlife seen during any season, with a section devoted to avoiding poison ivy. Copies of the guide are available, at no cost, at area RECenters and sites along the trail’s route. It is also available in the literature rack on the ninth floor of the Herrity Building on Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Call 703-324-8674 for more information.

The City of Fairfax Commission for Women has published a brochure as part of its campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and offer hope to victims. The brochure, "Someone You Know Might Need Help," offers information about where domestic violence victims can seek help, as well as suggestions for those who may know victims of domestic violence. It is available in English and Spanish. For a copy, visit or call 703-385-7894.

Celebration Singers, an all-volunteer women's show chorus, seeks first or second sopranos and altos to join its group. Shows include singing for the community, civic, military and social groups as well as retirement and nursing homes. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at the Springfield United Methodist Church and Heritage Hunt. For more information or to set up a rehearsal time, call 703-971-2124.

Northern Virginia Community College offers a new associate degree in information technology that transfers easily to George Mason University. After two years of following NVCC’s associate in science in information technology curriculum, students will be on track to transfer to GMU, where they can complete a bachelor’s degree in information technology in four semesters. To learn more about the new program, visit and choose “Transfer Information.”

The Fairfax County Public Library offers children's book discussion kit for book clubs of younger readers to check out. The plastic containers contain 10 copies of the same book as well as discussion questions, information on the author and other support material. They will be available at Fairfax City Regional Library, Kings Park Library and Pohick Regional Library. Visit

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors seeks nominations from community members for the inaugural Lawrence V. Fowler Award for distinguished service. To be considered for the award, individuals must have served on a board or commission for at least 10 years and have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the overall quality of life in the community. Deadline for nominations Oct. 31. Entry applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors at 703-324-3151, TTY 711, or