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Week in Fairfax

Food Drive for JMCAP

A food drive for the James Mott Community Assistance Program, which helps local families in need, will be held Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in front of the Walmart in the Fair Lakes Shopping Center.

Fairfax City Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Fairfax City Council is Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. in Fairfax. It will include a public hearing on a resolution to spend not more than $8.1 million for the development and improvement of City-owned downtown properties. These include the Old Town Square Park, East Street parking lot, North Street pedestrian barrier and the Police Department Firearms Training Center on Pickett Road.

April 24 Candidates Forum

A Candidates Forum for the City of Fairfax Mayoral and City Council candidates will be held Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy. in Fairfax. It’s sponsored by the City of Fairfax Homeowners Assn.

Arbor Day Celebration

Residents are invited to come to Providence Elementary School, 3616 Jermantown Road, on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. to participate in a tree-planting ceremony in honor of Arbor Day.

Springtime Spruce Up

The City of Fairfax is sprucing up in April during Spring Cleanup Month. A special Spring Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, April 26, when residents may clean up the neighborhoods or any public area in the City. Fairfax will provide trash bags and will collect the used ones afterward. For more information, call 703-385-7995.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law-enforcement agencies, Vienna police will again participate in a one-day initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from area homes.

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., residents may turn in their old, expired, unused or unwanted medications. Prescription drugs, controlled or non-controlled substances, and over-the-counter drugs may be dropped off anonymously in the front lobby of City of Fairfax Police Headquarters, 3730 Old Lee Hwy. in Fairfax.

If an original container is disposed of, people might consider removing any identifying information from the prescription label. Liquid products should remain sealed in their original containers to prevent leakage. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to associated hazards.

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, April 27, 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.

Recycle Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries may be dropped off in a bin at the Recycling Center at 3410 Pickett Road in Fairfax. (Regular household batteries may be placed in household trash for collection with garbage). The Recycling Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for drop-off of many materials, including cans, paper and cardboard.

Register for Summer Camp

The City of Fairfax is offering a variety of summer camps for children age 3 through rising 10th-graders. Camps run from June 30 to Aug. 15 in City schools, either for seven weeks or in designated two-week sessions. For more information, go to www.fairfaxva.gov/parksrec.

Child Carseat Checks

City residents may have their children’s carseats checked or installed by the City of Fairfax Fire Department. For an appointment, call 703-385-7830.