Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Burke History Day to Be Held Saturday

The Burke Historical Society’s Annual Burke History Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will take place in Old Town Burke at The Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke, across from the Burke Post Office. The theme for this year’s Burke History Day is transportation and will feature exhibits, children’s activities and presentations about various forms of transportation and the evolution of how people traveled to and from Burke for profit and pleasure. In addition, the Burke School will present a special exhibit in celebration of their 75th anniversary.

The event is free, open to the public, and is in conjunction with the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s Annual Open House.


Farmers Market on Thursdays

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. The next markets are slated for Oct. 9 and Oct. 16.

Needed: Used Laptops

Our Daily Bread is in need of a few gently used laptops no more than three years old. They’ll enable Our Daily Bread to have more office volunteers during the busy fall and holiday season. Anyone who would 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

Volunteering Made Easy

Fairfax County introduces its new volunteer management system, paving the way for easier navigation of county volunteer opportunities. People may visit, 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.

Police, Fire Games Help Needed

The 2015 World Police and Fire Games will need upwards of 3,000 people to take on a wide variety of roles across the National Capital Region. These include welcoming visitors, transporting athletes, joining the medical team, assisting sports coordinators, helping out behind the scenes on the technology team. For more information or to volunteer, visit