Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Mookie’s BBQ to Host Fundraiser for paws4vets

Fundraiser for paws4vets, which provides assistance dogs to veterans, will be held April 25, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Mookie’s BBQ, 1141 Walker Rd., Great Falls. The restaurant has partnered with DEL Donates, offering 10 percent of lunch, dinner and take out sales on the day to support paws4vets, a nonprofit that provides customized assistance dogs to veterans, service members and their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric and/or emotional disabilities, at no cost to the recipient. DEL Donates, comprising three eighth graders from Joyce Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, has also organized an online silent auction for the event.

“I am excited to continue my fundraising efforts with two classmates, Evan Preta of Great Falls and Lara Jae Evangelista of Falls Church. We are fundraising for paws4vets. ... Our upcoming event [is] at Mookie's BBQ/Big Mook's BBQ, on April 25, [with a] silent auction,” said Dylan Kurtz, 14. See www.facebook.com/dylandonates for more.

Visit the website www.biddingbowl.com/paws4people to check out the offerings and place a bid. The auction closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 26. Donations for the auction still welcome. Contact dylandonates@verizon.net.

RSVP Northern Virginia to Host Free Senior Volunteer Orientation

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold a volunteer orientation at Dolley Madison Library, Wednesday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m. The hour-long event is free and open to anyone 55-years-young or better.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and older and provides individualized support to seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. RSVP offers its members more than 200 volunteer opportunities, many of which are located In Fairfax County, including providing rides, support and meals to older neighbors, assisting local veterans in need and helping prepare the community for disasters.

The Dolley Madison Library is located at 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue in McLean. To sign up for the May 2, orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call the RSVP Hotline at 703-403-5360.