Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Thrift Store has reopened at a new location in Fairfax City. The Thrift Shop offers high quality and value goods, including clothing and accessories, household items, toys, books, small furniture items, small appliances, TVs, computers and much more. If you are interested in volunteering at the thrift shop, positions are available for sorting and processing donations and customer service. Contact the information line at 703-391-3659. The Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Thrift Store accepts donations of clean, gently used items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Inova Fair Oaks Thrift Store is located at: 9641 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Phone: 703-273-3519

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact

The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling 2008 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors our 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison.

President Harrison had the idea of putting a Christmas tree for his grandchildren upstairs at the White House, and that is the focus of this year’s ornament. The lovely gold finished tree ornament commemorates the first recorded tree to decorate the White House. The tree is laden with baubles and garland and has the grandchildren’s presents beneath it. It is just beautiful for gift giving and as a keepsake.

The cost of the ornament is $18, and all profits go to charity. Orders may be placed through any club member or by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216. If you should want to order any previous years’ ornaments, just ask about that when you call to place your order.

Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed for all areas of Fairfax County. The opportunity involves picking up meals from local school or hospital providers and delivering them to local residents. Meal delivery occurs midday Monday – Friday and takes about 1.5 – 2.0 hours to deliver the meals. Volunteer drivers can deliver on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or substitute basis. Other volunteer opportunities include providing transportation to and from medical appointments or the grocery store, making social visits, helping with light household tasks, and making social calls. For more information, call Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Volunteer Intake line: 703-324-5406. TTY: 703-449-1186 or email

Fair Lakes Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays — 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sundays — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Fair Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Whole Foods parking lot, off the Fair Lakes Parkway, is open Wednesdays from 3:30-7 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of local producers will be there throughout the season.

The Community Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Downtown Fairfax Coalition, is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October in the City of Fairfax at the corner of West and Main Streets (behind the historic Fairfax County Courthouse). More than 25 vendors, the market offers shopping for the whole family — locally grown fruits and vegetables, bakery items, Shenandoah Valley meats, Argentine chorizo, specialty foods, local arts and crafts, antiques, plants and flowers and more. Every Saturday, Chiche’s Chorizo adds a dash of fun to the market by charcoal grilling their locally produced chorizo for sandwiches. Visit

The Republican Women of Clifton meets on the third Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Clifton Elementary School, 7010 Clifton Road. The group invites all women in Northern Virginia to make a positive impact on the community. It helps with community service projects, supports the troops, legislative affairs, philanthropy, and participates in local, state and national election campaigns. Call Terrie J. Rollins, President at 703-322-0691 or email The Web site is

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday November 8 from 9 am to 3pm at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact

Centreville Regional Library is seeking volunteers to put their green thumbs to good use. A motivated person who can offer suggestions on how to improve the landscaping is needed to start and run a team of gardening volunteers. Work hours are flexible. Help others improve their English! Do one-on-one tutoring or co-lead conversation groups for people who want to practice and improve their English skills. The greatest need is for evening and weekend sessions. Prior teaching experience is not required, just a good command of the English language, as well as an out-going, friendly and patient manner. Located at 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact

Guiding Eyes for the needs puppy raisers who are willing to open their homes to Labrador Retriever puppies until they are old enough to be professionally trained as guide dogs, usually 16-18 months. Training and guidance provided by local experienced counselors. Volunteer puppy raisers provide love and affection, behavior training and socialization experiences. Call 703-242-2232 or visit To complete an application, visit