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Week in Fairfax

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes, including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events. The next one is slated for Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Open Casting to Be Held in Fairfax

An open casting call for The Great American Home Movie will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Best Western Fairfax, 3535 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and conducted locally by Ken Sander, owner of Home Video Studio.

The casting call is looking for people who lived in the United States between 1946 and 1976, who are at least 40 years of age, and who are willing to tell their personal stories of a time when American life was documented in a unique and intimate way: through home movies. For more information, contact Ken Sander at 703-3233-6110 or ken@kensandervideo.com.

Meow-loween at Animal Shelter

In the spirit of Halloween, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is celebrating “Meow-loween” with programs, activities and half-off cat-adoption fees throughout October. Adoptees will receive a free bag of treats and goodies for new feline family members. And on “Feline Fridays” this month, all adult cats are just $5.

Residents may also learn about cat health and behavior each Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During the weekend of Oct. 25-27, visitors may join in fun activities with the staff, volunteers and animals. All adoption fees on dogs and cats over age 3 will be waived those three days. There’ll be games, prizes and spooky, hands-on fun for families, plus guinea pig and rabbit-petting stations, a haunted cat-condo-decorating contest and trick-or-treat for shelter pets.

Dispose of Old Medications

City of Fairfax police, in cooperation with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26. It’s part of national Drug Take-Back Day. People with unused and unwanted prescription drugs may turn them in at two, different locations.

They’ll be collected from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of police headquarters at 3730 Old Lee Highway or may be given to a police officer stationed outside the CVS Pharmacy at 10090 Fairfax Blvd. from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Over-the-counter medications also will be accepted.

Drop-off is anonymous, and no identification or prescription information is required. It’s requested that no liquids, needles or other sharp object objects be included in the items turned in. Disposal of medications is a national concern, with reports of prescription drug chemicals found in some water sources and leaching out of landfills.