Learn about Old Lee Hwy. Multimodal Plan

Fairfax City transportation staff will share the revised preliminary plan for the Old Lee Highway multimodal improvements project during an open house. It’s set for Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy. in Fairfax.

The public is invited to view project designs, discuss ideas with staff and leave written comments. This is a drop-in event, with no formal presentation. Capacity will be limited to create a safe environment, so attendees are asked to stagger arrival times. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.

Help Stock Britepaths’ Pantry

Nonprofit Britepaths helps provide food for local families in need, but it needs the community’s help to keep its shelves stocked. Currently, it’s especially low on cereal, cooking oil, jam/jelly, pancake mix, syrup, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and sponges. Reusable grocery bags for distributing food are also needed.

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Britepaths is at 3959 Pender Drive in Fairfax. It can usually accept donations, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., but people should call 703-273-8829 or email in advance to arrange a drop-off.

Bike-Riding Class for Adults

Adults wanting to learn how to ride a bike may do so on Saturday, Oct. 2. A class is being co-sponsored by the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) and GMU, on Mason’s Fairfax Campus, in Parking Lot C. Register at

Bike Tour of Fair Oaks/Fair Lakes

The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) and the Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a 7-mile bike tour of Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes on Sunday, Oct. 3. Participants will discuss future redevelopment, plus existing and planned walking and biking improvements. Register at

Coffee with a Cop Events

Fairfax City residents are invited to have coffee and relaxed conversations with Fairfax City police officers, during two events slated for Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. One is at Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates at 9639 Fairfax Blvd. (at Fairfax Circle), and the other is at Foundation Coffee Roasters at 9650 Main St., Unit 46, (at Fair City Mall, behind the left side of the shopping center).