Area Roundups

Area Roundups


David J. Bobb

Republican Women of Clifton To Discuss ‘Vote for the Constitution’

On Oct. 15, the Republican Women of Clifton will welcome David J. Bobb, Ph.D, president of the Bill of Rights Institute for its October meeting. Bobb will present a discussion titled "Vote for the Constitution," where attendees will gain an understanding of how the Constitution relates to daily life and how to motivate elected officials to heed its principles. "With 2014 elections just around the corner, this presentation is sure to inspire and equip citizens with the necessary tools to understand and explain the Constitutional principles so vital to our nation’s survival," said Alice Butler-Short, President of the Republican Women of Clifton. Bobb joined the Bill of Rights Institute as president in December 2013. Attendees are invited to contribute $5 at the door for TAPS - the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of our fallen heroes. Visit

Residents Invited To Education Meeting

Mount Vernon District School Board member Dan Storck is hosting an Education Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. in the South County Middle School lecture hall. Fairfax County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard and Region 4 Assistant Superintendent Angela Atwater will attend to listen to residents’ comments on the public schools.

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