Week in Lorton

Week in Lorton

Democratic Women on Domestic Violence

The Oct. 18 meeting of the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) welcomes the general public to this event designed to educate the community about domestic violence occurring in the region. A panel of experts on this issue will discuss trends, causes, treatment and prevention of domestic violence in Northern Virginia and share an assessment tool designed to determine danger to victims attempting to distance themselves from abusers. The panel of speakers will include:

  • Melanie Dunn-Chadwick who has been working for Fairfax County Public Schools’ FECEP/Head Start program for 34 years, and for the last 15 years, as the Violence Prevention specialist;

  • Nora Mahoney, the Family Law Practice group chair for Legal Services of Northern Virginia, supervising family law attorneys as well as externs and volunteers across five jurisdictions;

  • Heather Sarmiento, M.Ed., the Prevention and Education coordinator in the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services;

  • Jacqui Smith, Domestic Violence detective with the Fairfax County Police Department, Sully District Station, who will speak on her role in investigating domestic violence cases (simple assault and malicious wounding), abduction cases, stalking cases, protective order violations, and telephone threats.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton from 3-5 p.m. A short business meeting will precede the domestic violence agenda. For more information and to rsvp: cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

FCPS Art Teachers Exhibit Art for American Cancer Society, Oct. 16-17.

Six FCPS art teachers and one substitute teacher will exhibit their work at a benefit for the American Cancer Society on Oct. 16-17 at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Paintings, drawings, photographs and fine art jewelry by Kris Killinger of Centreville High, Elaine Florimonte and Kim Basinger of Westfield High, Jayne Matricardi-Burke of Woodson High, Kate Patsch of Fort Hunt Elementary, Angelika (Ana) Schafer of Aldrin Elementary, and substitute teacher Debbie Glakas will be featured at the Recent Works Show and Benefit from 4 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 2 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. Additional information is available on the event’s Facebook page. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road.

Candidates Forum, Oct. 27

Learn about and hear from the candidates for School Board and County Supervisor. Forum will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the cafeteria in South County Middle School, 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton. Sponsored by the SC Middle School PTSO.