Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Great Falls Library

Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum will talk about his experience as a Polish Jew who was liberated from Auschwitz concentration camp and eventually made his way to the United States. His presentation -- Out of the Darkness, Into the Light: Surviving the Holocaust – will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

Greenbaum now serves as a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Seating is limited. Please register for this event at

http://bit.ly/1pIEtWL or phone the Library at


Great Falls Senior Center Holds Luncheon at Chez Francois

Sixty members of the Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) enjoyed its second annual luncheon at L’Auberge Chez Francois April 1. During the luncheon, the host, Jacques Haeringer visited each table, thanking guests for coming and inviting GFSC to schedule “Lunching at Chez Francois” as an annual event.

GFSC’s mission is to enrich the lives of the community’s seniors with stimulating and social networking opportunities. It holds monthly programs that generally cover one topic and are presented by an expert in that field. Membership is available for $10 a year.

Those interested in learning more about the GFSC can contact mimim@aol.com. For membership only, send check payable to GFSC (not tax deductible), P.O. Box 425, Great Falls, VA 22066 with name, mailing address, phone number and email.

History Award Nominations by Mail Only

As previously announced, the Great Falls Historical Society is seeking nominations for the annual Jean Tibbetts History Award, honoring outstanding contributors to the research, articulation, dissemination, and preservation of the history of life along the Potomac River corridor from McLean to west of Dranesville and south through Herndon.

Due to recently-identified technical problems, GFHS cannot accept email nominations. All nominations must be submitted by mail. Anyone who has already forwarded a nomination via email should submit a hard-copy document. All nominations, with complete documentation, must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 21, and mailed to: GFHS History Award Committee, PO Box 56, Great Falls, VA 22066.