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Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

This year Giant Food is celebrating their 75th anniversary and USO of Metropolitan Washington is celebrating their 70th anniversary. These two organizations partnered up for a giving campaign during the month of March to support local military families.

From March 4 until March 25, Giant Food customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register, as well as bring non-perishable food items to stock the USO Food Pantry.

Today at the USO Warehouse at Fort Belvoir, Jamie Miller, the Pubic and Community Relations Manager of Giant Food presented USO a large check as well as a truckload of food that held over 9,000 pounds of non-perishables. In addition, Giant delivered hundreds of handmade cards for the troops to include in the care packages made by Giant customers and local elementary students.

The community response was overwhelming. “This far exceeded out expectations,” said Miller.

LFA-DC/MD/VA to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 7 for Patients and Families

LFA-DC/MD/VA to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 7 for Patients and Families

This event comes to us from Lorelei Harloe:

Farmer’s Markets Season Offers A Couple of Changes

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Who can resist all the tempting fare and wonderful produce coming to the Park Authority’s Farmers Markets this season?  A bountiful harvest and great prices promise to make going to market in the parks a terrific value and lots of fun. Each May to November, twelve sites throughout Fairfax County spring to life with the activity of an open-air market.  Although most markets will operate as they have in the past, some changes are coming.

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will be held on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays for the 2011 market season.  The market will open on May 4, 2011 in the parking lot of the Sherwood Library located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane in Alexandria, VA.  The hours will remain the same, 8 a.m. until noon.

A Magical Day at Children’s National Medical Center

From Linda Stratton:

Alexandria, VA – Fifth grade students at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) will perform professional-style magic shows to bring humor, joy, and wonder to patients at Children’s National Medical Center on Monday, April 25. The students will perform magic tricks for the audience and then teach a trick that the children can keep and practice themselves.

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

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Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.