Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Lamb Center Fundraiser

The Lamb Center is hosting its annual Celebration Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at The Waterford at Fair Oaks. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending may register at www.thelambcenter.org. For more information, email tlccelebration@gmail.com or call 703-314-7805.

The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in center for the poor and homeless in central Fairfax County. And each fall, community members are invited to attend this dinner to celebrate and learn about how the Lamb Center is serving poor and homeless individuals in Fairfax County.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Lamb Center Executive Director John MacPherson. “It’s also the opportunity for us to share the stories of transformation that are taking place at The Lamb Center on a daily basis. Several of our Lamb Center guests will tell their stories and we’ll talk about our vision for the new Lamb Center building. It promises to be an inspirational evening and we’re hoping for a big turnout.”

City Council Work Session

The Fairfax City Council will hold a work session Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. in Fairfax.

Needed: Used Laptops

Our Daily Bread is in need of a few gently used laptops no more than three years old. They’ll enable ODB to have more office volunteers during the busy fall and holiday season. Anyone who’d like to donate a laptop in good condition should contact Mila Cobos at 703-273-8829.

K-9 Krawl 5K is Oct. 18

The Fairfax County Police Department’s annual K-9 Krawl 5K is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the county Government Center’s parking lot C. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a K-9 demonstration at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K walk at 9 a.m.

This event was created to bring awareness to the connection between animal cruelty and the link to domestic violence, and people are welcome to walk with their dogs. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCPD2014K9KRAWL.

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.

Volunteering Made Easy

Fairfax County introduces its new volunteer management system, paving the way for easier navigation of county volunteer opportunities. People may visit volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov, fill out one application and search for opportunities meeting their interests by geographic location, dates, type of people or program type. They may view positions from a variety of agencies track their hours and review upcoming volunteer jobs. They may even volunteer to serve during emergencies.

Farmers Markets

Each Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., the Fairfax County Government Center hosts a farmers market in its parking lot. The Government Center is at 12000 Government Center Parkway., in Fair Oaks, and the next markets are slated for Oct. 2 and Oct. 9.

Two farmers markets are still open in the City of Fairfax. They’ll run through Nov. 1 at the corner of West and Main streets. The Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market is held Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sunday Farmers Market will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 703-642-0128.