How to Survive an Active Shooting

How to Survive an Active Shooting

How to Survive an Active Shooting

With active shooter/active aggressor events and other critical incidents happening across the world, it makes sense to be prepared. So Fairfax County police are offering free training from officers to help people take control of their own safety.

It’ll be presented virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. To register, go to The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course equips people with vital strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving active shooter/active aggressor events and other critical incidents.
This 90-minute lecture will educate participants on attackers, past events, disaster response, plus how to prepare for and respond when trapped in a building during an active violence event. They’ll also lean the steps law enforcement takes to victims and limit casualties. Attendees must be at least 18 to participate and registration is required. 

Women’s Personal Safety Presentation
Police officers at the Sully District Station are giving an empowering and informative presentation on Women’s Personal Safety. Covered topics will include Crime Prevention, Situational Awareness, Observing Your Surroundings, Reducing the Risk of an Attack, Developing a Plan of Action, and Knowing When to Use Force.

This event is open to all women, 18 or older, and will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the community room of the Sully police station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. There’ll be no physical maneuvers or scenarios, but women will learn practical strategies equipping them with the knowledge they’ll need to feel confident in any situation. People planning to attend must register at

Capital Art & Craft Festival

The largest-ever Capital Art & Craft Festival returns to  Northern Virginia Dec. 8-10, 2023 with more than 300 juried artisans taking over two Dulles Expo Center halls. 

The  Capital Art & Craft Festival ( will feature handcrafted, one of a kind art in more than a dozen mediums including glass, jewelry, leather, paintings, prints, photography, pottery, wearable art and wood. It has always been the largest indoor arts festival in Northern Virginia and now increases to two of the Expo Center’s facilities with 36,000 square-feet of exhibit space.

Friday, Dec 8 and Saturday Dec 9: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday Dec 10: 10 am -4 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door   Senior discount available; children under 12 free

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