Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

George and Martha Washington Wills on Display

Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse will display, for the first time together in 60 years, President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington’s wills and other Virginia historical documents of interest on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. There will be a program from 1-3 p.m. in the Historic Fairfax Courtroom.

Expected guests include: Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Scott Silverthorne, City of Fairfax; Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Chief Judge Dennis J. Smith, Fairfax Circuit Court; state Sen. Chap Petersen, Page Johnson, Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Fairfax; and Clerk of the Court John Frey, Fairfax Circuit Court.

The event is hosted in conjunction with The Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax County History Commission, City of Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax Coalition,

Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Old Town Fairfax Business Association, Historic Fairfax City, Inc., and Paul McGehee’s Old Town Gallery

Fairfax City Council Work Meeting

The next meeting of the Fairfax City Council is Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. in Fairfax.

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 Pkwy., in Fair Oaks, and the next markets are slated for Oct. 9 and Oct. 16.

Fairfax City Farmers Markets

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. Call 703-642-0128.

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 www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCPD2014K9KRAWL.

Child Carseat Checks

City residents may have their children’s car seats 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.

Recycle Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries may be dropped off in a bin at the Recycling Center at 3410 Pickett Road, 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.

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, go to http://fairfax2015.com/volunteer.