Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Community Menorah Lighting at Mosaic District

Light Up the Night: Community Menorah Lighting will be held at Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave, Fairfax (outside the Angelika Theater) on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. Free admission and free parking.

Highlights include:

*Meet and take a photo with Danny the Dreidel

*Enjoy the musical talents of Temple Rodef Shalom's Teen Choir

*Doughnuts, dreidels and Chanukah gelt

*Experience the olive oil press presented by Chabad of NoVa

*Performance by students from Gesher Jewish Day School

*PJ Library story, craft and giveaways

*Door prizes

Everyone is welcome. Contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org or visit www.jccnv.org for more information. This program is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in collaboration with the PJ Library, local synagogues and agencies.

‘Click It or Ticket’

City of Fairfax police will be enforcing the use of seat belts, as well as all traffic laws, during the 2013 national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign from Nov. 22-28. Drivers found to be in violation of the requirement to buckle up will be subject to citations carrying a $25 fine.

While statewide statistics indicate that Virginia’s seat-belt use rate has been increasing steadily, approximately 40 percent of the victims involved in fatal traffic crashes each year were unrestrained at the time of the crash. A significant number of the crashes involving unrestrained drivers or passengers occurred between midnight and 6 a.m., with most of them happening between midnight and 3 a.m.

Holiday Trash Schedule

Trash and Recyclables will not be collected Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 due to Thanksgiving holiday. The schedule has changed to the following: Monday: will have regular collection. Tuesday: Tuesday & Wednesday routes will be collected. Wednesday: Thursday & Friday routes will be collected.

Because two days' worth of debris will be collected in a single day, please be aware that there may be atypical delays in collection.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to hold dogs at adoption events, Saturdays 12 to 3 p.m. Must be 18 or over. Held by Homeless Animals Rescue Team at Petco, Greenbriar Towncenter, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax. Call 703-691-HART or HYPERLINK "http://www.hart90.org/"http://www.hart90.org/ for more information. Also need foster homes for dogs and cats.

Child Care Education Conference

The 2013 Infant Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) Early Child Care Education Conference will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, 12:45 – 4:45 p.m. at Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax.

Join ITFDC, early child care educators, parents, and community colleagues to discuss critical issues of early child care education. This year the theme is “Play, Learning, and Development in the Outdoors” and features the following workshops:

*“Bringing Science Indoors, Loving the Earth and Recycling” by Juliana Heitz of Ideaventions;

*“How to Teach Nature Appreciation, Bugs, Leaf projects and Indoor Gardening” by Mike Mcaffery and Anne Sneed of Hidden Pond;

*”Obesity/Nutrition/Movement” by Dr. Rene Hackney of Parenting Playgroups.

ITFDC is accepting donations for the conference. Educational toys, gift cards, books, art/craft supplies are all welcome. All donations are tax-deductible.

Registration for the conference is now open. The event is free to all Infant Toddler Family Day Care providers approved under our license and enrolled families. Cost for the general public is $45. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.infanttoddler.com/2013-itfdc-early-child-care-education-conference/" http://www.infanttoddler.com/2013-itfdc-early-child-care-education-conference/ for more details