Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Comstock Announces Military Academy Day

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock R-10) has announced the annual 10th Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration building located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies.

“To keep America’s fighting force the best in the world our military service academies must recruit the finest young men and women to be our nation’s future leaders,” said Congresswoman Comstock.

Representatives from all of the service academies – Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard – will be in attendance. Representatives from the Marine Corps ROTC program, the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Military Institute, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and The Citadel have also been invited. Additionally, the American Legion and Randolph-Macon Academy will be represented. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. to noon a formal presentation will commence. Each of the academies will make a presentation and students will be able to meet with admissions staff and ask questions. If you have questions, contact Mary Ann Cannon at 703-404-6903 or by email at Maryann.Cannon@mail.house.gov.

Spring Clean-Up at Colonial Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean will hold a Spring Clean-Up on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Play a role in getting the farm ready for the 2016 season and Opening Day April 1. On this 18th-century working farm, trails and fields need to be cleared, fences rebuilt and wood split, moved and stacked. There is also work in the greenhouse, cleaning animal pens and other spruce up activities. Complimentary picnic hot dog lunch will be available. Great activity for groups and families. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather.

No admission fee; RSVP to jengle@1771.org; directions and more information at www.1771.org.

Brightview to Host Retirement Planning Discussion

Join Brightview Great Falls and the community for “Three Highly Effective Tools for Planning your Retirement” on March 23 at 6:30 p.m. The three tools include:

  • When and how long term care insurance can be an important tool in your plan;

  • How to manage your assets for life’s different stages;

  • Tax strategies that can protect and maximize your assets.

RVSP to Carolyn Pennington at 703-759-2513. Location: Brightview Great Falls, 10200 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls.

Great Falls Senior Center Luncheon at L’Auberge Chez Francois

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) event for April 5 will be a luncheon hosted by L’Auberge Chez Francois, 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert choices with coffee or tea.

Reservations are limited. Cost is $40 per person (tip and tax included). Call Sondra Taylor, 703-759-6204 or email staylor131@cox.net. Send checks (Payable to GFSC) to Sondra Taylor 752 Boehms Court, Great Falls 22066.

GFSC’s mission is to enrich the lives of the community’s seniors with stimulating and social networking opportunities. To become a member for 2016, send your name, address, phone number and email with a check for $15.00 per person payable to GFSC to GFSC; P.O. Box 425; Great Falls VA 22066. Also visit gfseniors.org.

Washington International Horse Show Seeks Junior Committee Members

Washington International Horse Show seeks applications for the 2016 WIHS Youth Ambassador and Junior Committee programs. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1.

Applicants must be students between the ages of 14 and 18 enrolled at local Washington, D.C.area schools. Please review the requirements and complete the 2016 Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador Application forms, which can be found at http://www.wihs.org/youth-ambassador-junior-committee/.

The junior committee works with the WIHS management team over the summer and fall and during the show to help prepare for the week-long Washington International Horse Show held Oct. 25-30 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. For more information, email info@wihs.org.