Week in Springfield

Week in Springfield

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to Host Mental Health Conference

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield is taking the initiative to host a weekend dedicated to ministering to young people and adults dealing with issues of mental health.

The “Hope Weekend” starts Friday evening April 15 with a free program called #Bounceback, targeted at helping teenagers and parents recover from stress, anxiety and depression.

Saturday, April 16 is an all-day affair titled Hope Restored and focused on mental wellness. The $30 per person admission provides access to keynote speeches and breakout sessions with a dozen local professionals in areas including anxiety, trauma, early intervention for childhood disorders and suicide.

“Many churches are ill-equipped to care for and support those struggling with mental health issues,” Prince of Peace Minister of Care and Outreach Stacey Crosson said in an email. “There are stigmas we must address. This event seeks to help create environments that welcome and care for all people, especially those with mental health issues.”

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hope Weekend mental health conference is scheduled for April 15 and 16. The church is located at 8304 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.poplc.org/hope or call 703-451-5855.

--By Tim Peterson

Hayfield Lacrosse to Host Military Appreciation Night

Hayfield Boys' Lacrosse hosts 2nd annual Military Appreciation Night on

Friday, April 15. Free admission will be offered to all military members and dependents with valid military ID. Young military dependents without ID must enter the stadium with military parent/guardian.

The event will also raise funds for Fisher House at Fort Belvoir, a "home

away from home" for military families when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment. Last year the event raised over $800 for Fisher House, and Hayfield Boys' Lacrosse hopes to raise over $1000 this year.

5 p.m. - JV faceoff

7 p.m. - Special appearance by United States Coast Guard Honor Guard Silent Drill Team and Color Guard

7:15 p.m. - Varsity faceoff

There will be concession stand; Military recruiter information tables; Fisher House information table at the event.

Regular admission $5; under 6 and over 60 free.

Bar in Springfield to Host Job Fair

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar will hold a job fair from April 2 through April 15 at 6795 Springfield Mall, Springfield.

Nearly 150 positions are available including bartender, server, front desk host/hostess, busser, line cook, prep cook, dishwasher and meat grinder.

Job fair dates and times are:

April 4-8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 11-15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online--at www.zinburgereast.com, select the Springfield location--before attending the job fair.

Bring a resume and proper forms of identification to the job fair in case a position is offered.