Fundraiser for Britepaths, Nov. 28, in Fairfax

Fundraiser for Britepaths, Nov. 28, in Fairfax

Fundraiser for Britepaths, Nov. 28, in Fairfax

Nonprofit Britepaths has just begun a Workforce Development Training initiative, Pathfinder Kitchen, in partnership with Mackenzie's Tunes & Tonics and Fairfax City Economic Development Authority. And it’s holding a special event to celebrate its launch. Called “Giving TUNESDay,” it’ll be at Mackenzie's in Old Town Plaza, 3950 University Drive, Suite 210, in Fairfax City, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5-7 p.m. 

Attendees will be able enjoy live music performed by Nashville recording artist and Washington Area Music Association award-winner Scott Kurt, joined by Sam Whetzel. There’ll also be drink specials and a 50/50 raffle. During the evening, people are welcome to donate to help Britepaths provide food, stability and personal-empowerment services to local residents. Those unable to attend may also donate to Britepaths at

Fairfax City’s Holiday Market and Festival 

With the holidays approaching, people may come to Fairfax City the first two weekends in December and do some shopping. A wide array of crafts vendors will be selling their products on Old Town Square at 10415 North St., with different vendors each weekend. The dates are Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10; the times are Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-6 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. 

Old Town Square will also be the place for the City’s annual Festival of Lights and Carols. It’s slated for Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon-6 p.m., and the fun will include live music, dancing, s’mores, hot apple cider and children’s activities, plus the lighting of Fairfax City’s Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m.

Supplies Needed at The Lamb Center

The Lamb Center in Fairfax City is a daytime, drop-in shelter that serves the homeless in a variety of ways. But the need is so great that it needs the generosity of area residents to help it continue helping others. This month, The Lamb Center needs the following supplies:

Paper plates and bowls (no Styrofoam), disposable cold-drink cups, ground coffee in canisters (no decaf), hot chocolate, ramen noodle cups, mayonnaise packets, salt and pepper packets, hot sauce packets, gift cards, men's jeans 28-38 waist, men's belts 30-48 waist, men's sneakers, men's winter coats, men's thermals (tops and bottoms, all sizes), hoodies (all sizes), sweatpants (all sizes), men's T-shirts (L-XL), men's boxer briefs (M-XL), wool or wool-blend socks, and thermal or fleece gloves (no cotton).
All supplies may be delivered to The Lamb Center at 3160 Campbell Drive, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.