Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

Drug Take-Back Saturday

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state and local law-enforcement agencies, the City of Fairfax police station will host a drug take-back initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from local homes. It’s set for this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3730 Old Lee Hwy. in Fairfax.

There’ll be a collection site where people may turn in their old, expired, unused, or unwanted medications. Prescription medications, controlled or non-controlled substances and over-the-counter drugs may be turned in anonymously at the collection point inside the station.

People may dispose of medication in its original container or not. Residents are advised to remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Liquid products should remain sealed in their original container to prevent leakage.

Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted, and commercial businesses, pharmacies or other medical facilities may not use this event as a means to discard expired medications or medical waste.

Rock the Block!

A free, live music concert and block party will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 6-9 p.m., on University Drive in Old Town Fairfax. Called Rock the Block!, the event will feature the popular, local band, Leggz, playing covers of favorite hits. City restaurants and merchants will offer food, a beer garden, games and more. Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs.

Cat Adoption Sept. 27

The City of Fairfax Animal Shelter will host a cat adoption this Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon-3 p.m., at Town and Country Animal Hospital, 9836 Fairfax Blvd. All adoption fees will be 50-percent off.

Tennis, Basketball Courts Closed

The tennis courts at Van Dyck Park are now temporarily closed for refurbishment, until approximately Wednesday, Oct 8. Other tennis courts are available at: Providence Park, 10715 West Drive; and Kutner Park, 3901 Jermantown Road. The basketball court at Ranger Road is also now closed for refurbishment from until about Oct 8. The closest court is at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway.

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.

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

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. For more information, call 703-642-0128.