Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Great Falls to Host Fairfax County Budget Forum

If you have questions about major spending priorities in Fairfax County or what the property tax rates are likely to be in the next year or how school spending and teachers' salaries rank, then attend the special fiscal year 2020 budget briefing for Great Falls residents on March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, next to the Library.

The Great Falls Citizens Association and Supervisor John Foust are cosponsoring this briefing for residents. Speakers will be Joe Mondoro, Director of the Department of Management and Budget, and Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent, Department of Financial Services, Fairfax County Public Schools. They will lead an in-depth discussion of the budget plans and outlook and take questions and comments from the audience. This is a good opportunity to let Supervisor Foust know your views on county spending and tax questions. For more about the budget, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget.

Senior Center Event to Revisit D-Day

James G. Lewis, a ninth generation Virginian and avid historian, will be returning as guest speaker for the Great Falls Senior Center March 19 event. Previously, he had spoken to GFSC about the Confederate Cavalry General Jeb Stuart. In 2013, Lewis took a trip to northern France and created several presentations, including “What Our Boys Faced on D-Day,” focusing on the incredible obstacles our soldiers had to overcome during the D-Day landings, June 6, 1944.

The March 19 event will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes lunch provided by Deli Italiano located here in Great Falls; lunch is $10 per person. Reservations are required, email Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759-4345.

Membership applications will still be available at the Hospitality Desk at $15 per person per year or visit gfseniors.org and use Pay Pal.

The event sponsor is The Great Falls Ecumenical Council.

Langley Pyramid Hosts Art Show

Art students from the Langley Pyramid schools (Langley High School, Cooper Middle School, Churchill Road, Colvin Run, Forestville, Great Falls, and Spring Hill elementary schools) will have their artwork on displayed in the McLean Project for the Arts professional gallery, MPA@ChainBridge Gallery, 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, March 7-19. Reception on Tuesday, March 12, 4:30-6 p.m. Gallery hours Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.