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<sh>Veterans Day

Service on Sunday

<bt>On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m., the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee will host a Veterans Day service in appreciation of the men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces. The ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, which is located on the property of the Great Falls Community Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Veterans Day represents a day of national awareness and appreciation, honoring those Americans who served in the military during wartime and peacetime. The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee has planned a special ceremony to extend appreciation to the sons and daughters of veterans. Area veterans are particularly encouraged to attend with their families and partake in the ceremony. The Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee welcomes all who wish to participate in planning their ceremonies and help maintain the memorial. For more information, contact Pete Hilgartner at 703-759-2617.

<sh>Exchanging Services for Donated Food

<bt>Loebig Chiropractic at 754 Walker Road, Great Falls, has worked with the Capital Area Food Bank in the past and this holiday season will be working with them again to help families in need. From Nov. 12-16, Loebig Chiropractic will be asking new patients to donate 10 or more non perishable food items in exchange for first-day services, a $180 value, free. Loebig will also accept any other food donations prior to Nov. 16. All food collected will be taken to the Capital Area Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 19.

<sh>Women’s Club

Craft Activity

<bt>Join the members of the Great Falls Women's Club at Virginia Stained Glass, located at 5250 E. Port Royal Road in Springfield, for a Nov. 15 craft afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Women’s Club will meet at Virginia Stained Glass at 1 p.m., and attendees will make a fused glass bowl that can be decorated for the holidays or to one's individual preference. The bowl will be professionally fired in a kiln, and projects will be ready in approximately one week. Snacks will be provided. The cost per person is $25. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Donna Neuland at 703-674-9096, or Jane Rader at at 571-239-0011.

<sh>Ecumenical Council’s

Prayer Breakfast

<bt>The Great Falls Ecumenical Council will pray for those serving overseas in places of risk at its next prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Great Falls Community Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Everyone is invited to attend and to submit prayer concerns to be lifted up on behalf of the community. They may be emailed to secretary@stfrancisgreatfalls.org. Coffee and pastries donated by Arby’s will be served. All denominations are welcomed to attend as well as anyone who is presently “unchurched.” Call 703-759-2082 for more information.

<sh>Women’s Club

Hosts Jamboree

<bt>The Great Falls Women's Club will be hosting its fifth annual Bridge Jamboree at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Great Falls Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, to collect items and donations for the Fairfax County Women's Shelter, to meet fellow bridge players, and to have fun. There will be a range of playing abilities represented, and all levels of players are welcome to participate. Registration will be 9:30 a.m. and will feature a continental breakfast. In addition, snacks, beverages and a salad luncheon will be served. To make a reservation, send a check for $40 per person, made out to GFWCSF to Karen Magley, 11608 Holly Briar Lane, Great Falls, VA. 22066, by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Space is limited, and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

<sh>Exchanging Services

For Donated Food

<bt>Loebig Chiropractic at 754 Walker Road, Great Falls, has worked with the Capital Area Food Bank in the past and this holiday season will be working with them again to help families in need. From Nov. 12-16, Loebig Chiropractic will be asking new patients to donate 10 or more non perishable food items in exchange for first-day services, a $180 value, free. Loebig will also accept any other food donations prior to Nov. 16. All food collected will be taken to the Capital Area Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 19.

<sh>Antiques Show & Sale

<bt>More than 60 antiques dealers from 12 states and England will be offering a variety of antique treasures at the McLean Community Center's 31st annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the center. Admission is $7 for adults; children ages 14 and younger that are accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge. Admission is good for both days of the show. Proceeds will benefit the James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Fund.

Unique to this show are an onsite glass repairer and an appraiser. Bring damaged precious glass to be repaired at the show. Or, bring an item to be appraised. There is a cost for glass repair but the appraisals are free.

For more information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.