Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Spooktacular Returns to Great Falls

Halloween Spooktacular will be held at Great Falls Village Green and Great Falls Center on Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 -- 7 p.m., with Pet Parade at 4 p.m.

The Spooktacular was launched more than 20 years ago to provide younger children (12 and under) with a central, convenient place in Great Falls to have fun trick and treating.

*Boy Scout Troop 55 will create some spooky fun for everyone in the Haunted House;

*Linda Waitkus of Great Dogs of Great Falls is leading the Pet Parade starting at the Gazebo;

  • Look out for the Great Falls Volunteer Firefighters in the Safeway parking lot.

All pets must vacate the Village Green by 5.p.m.

Remembrance Ceremony to Be Held Nov. 11

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial. The ceremony will honor all who have served the United States in the armed forces. The event will include a Marine Corps color guard, patriotic songs, and remarks by the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, the first woman to hold that position.

The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. The ceremony is open to all. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the library meeting room.

Judith St. Ledger-Roty to Speak at the Senior Center Event

The Great Falls Senior Center has announced Judith St. Ledger-Roty as guest speaker for the Nov. 3 event. She will discuss art, artifacts, and architecture which has been stolen or destroyed during wars or civil unrest.

Ledger-Roty is a lawyer practicing for more than 25 years before turning to studying art destruction in World War II and other areas of artistic endeavor. She will talk about some of the laws or policies which have evolved to protect these works and artifacts. She will be showing photos of artifacts stolen or destroyed; discussing art from multiple centuries ranging from the 13th to the 21st centuries and, discussing people such as Napoleon, Hitler and Assad in Syria. In June 2015 she graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Studio Incamminati, an artist atelier in Philadelphia.

The Nov. 3 event will be held at The Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The event sponsor is Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa located at 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Reservations are a must. To reserve email Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759-4345.

The Great Falls Senior Center is partnered with the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services in all ventures and events.

Soon at Brightview in Great Falls

Brightview Great Falls is announcing the following upcoming events:

*Appraisal Roadshow -- Saturday, Nov. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

Join Paradigm Experts for a fun and educational morning looking at “what you have, what it’s worth, and what you can do with it.” RSVP early to be get on the list of the 25 items to be appraised.

*Successful Transitions -- Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8:30-10 a.m.

Join Gerontologist and Wellspring Village Director, Mikki Firor, for an interactive discussion on understanding the fundamental aspects of dementia as well as signs, stages and supports. RSVP early.

*Holiday Open House -- Saturday, Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m.

Join the Brightview Great Falls community in ringing in the Winter Season. Enjoy the decorations, music, refreshments and good cheer.