Rapid COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits To Be Made Available By Fairfax Co. Libraries

Free COVID-19 at-home test kits are coming to 21 Fairfax County, Virginia, public library branches starting Friday. The BinaxNOW test kits will be available at each of Fairfax County Public Library’s 13 open community branches and eight regional branches on Dec. 3. The county warns that quantities are limited. You don’t need to show proof of residency or have a library card. Continue reading

Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 27 In Fairfax

To encourage customers to shop local, Fairfax City will celebrate the holidays this weekend with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27. The fun will also include the City’s annual, Elf Scavenger Hunt, plus special offers and giveaways. Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office is putting on this event in partnership with the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Fairfax Business Assn. And all three entities are delighted to participate. Continue reading

‘Bourbon & Bubbles’ Fundraiser Hosted By Wolf Trap

Get ready to enjoy a fall evening by pouring a glass around a fire for a good cause. Wolf Trap hosts its Bourbon & Bubbles fundraiser in Vienna, Virginia, at 6 p.m. Saturday. “It’s all summed up in that title,” President & CEO Arvind Manocha told WTOP about the fall fundraiser. “It is a lot of great bourbon and a lot of great bubbles, meaning a lot of sparkling wine and champagne.”  Continue reading

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical’ Presented By Capital One Hall

It’s become an annual holiday tradition for families to spot The Elf on the Shelf at home. Now, check out “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” at Capital One Hall on Nov. 28. “It’s a fantastic story about faith, hope, and love — that’s what brings Christmas spirit to everybody,” Director Sam Scalamoni told WTOP. “It’s a real Broadway-style musical, a two-act musical, there’s a great story involved … there’s amazing dancing done by our choreographer Charlie Sutton from Broadway, our elves are fantastic tap dancers.” Continue reading

Outdoor-Dining Initiative Extended By Vienna

The Vienna Town Council was set Nov. 15 to make permanent some temporary outdoor-dining rules that both customers and restaurants have made full use of during the pandemic, but instead went with a temporary extension after some residents expressed reservations about noise impacts. Council members voted unanimously to extend the current emergency measures, which allow the town manager to issue special permits for outdoor dining, through the end of the year. Continue reading

Federal Funds Support Hot, Nutritious Meals And Snacks At Cornerstones

The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is assisting Cornerstones in Reston in providing free meals to students and clients enrolled in two of the organization's community centers. For more than two decades, Cornerstones' Laurel Learning Center, 1484 Washington Plaza West, and Embry Rucker Community Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive, have ensured that children enrolled in the center and guests staying at the shelter receive hot, nutritious meals and snacks, said Margaret Anne Lara at Cornerstones. Continue reading