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Registration Open for Winter Volunteer Management Training Series

Registration Open for Winter Volunteer Management Training Series

From the County of Loudoun:

Volunteer Loudoun will again present a Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS), designed for volunteer managers of community organizations.  The six-course series will be held Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16, & 23 and March 2 & 9 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, 215 Depot Court, SE, 1st floor, Leesburg, VA. 

The series, developed by the Points of Light Institute and recently updated, is a high-quality, comprehensive set of courses in volunteer management.  Emphasis will be placed on learning the steps to successful volunteer program development; developing volunteer recruitment and supervision skills; and planning ways to improve existing volunteer programs.

Topics include:

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Since 2001, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) has rescued over 15,000 dogs and cats from high-risk situations and placed them in permanent, loving homes. As 2011 begins and their 10th anniversary unfolds, the volunteer organization is hoping to place even more animals by expanding their reach to eight adoption events every weekend. The new weekly schedule, beginning Friday, December 31st, is as follows:

Fridays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

Saturdays, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Seven Corners (6100 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA)

Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

BUDDING YOUNG ACTORS/ACTRESSES AGES 7 – 16 ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

2nd Annual Frostival Coming Soon

2nd Annual Frostival Coming Soon

From Carol Nahorniak:

CHANTILLY, VA –- Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is proud to present its newest family friendly event: FROSTIVAL.  The second annual FROSTIVAL is an exciting winter-themed family festival, with programs targeted to elementary and pre-K aged children. FROSTIVAL is set to take place December 30, 2010 through January 2, 2011 at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia. 

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Holidays in Leesburg!

Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Holidays in Leesburg!

From the Town of Leesburg – The Town of Leesburg invites locals and visitors to enjoy "the most wonderful time of the year" and experience a little holiday magic in historic downtown Leesburg. 

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, the holiday spirit will be in full swing as Leesburg hosts the annual holiday parade. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. and usher Santa and his friends down King Street, through the heart of historic Leesburg. The parade will begin at Ida Lee Drive and end at Fairfax Street. Parade participation is open to the public, including businesses, civic groups, teams, organizations, and community groups. In preparation for the parade, King Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at 9:30 a.m. from Ida Lee Drive to Catoctin Circle.

Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10

Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10

From the Town of Leesburg – At 5:45 p.m., on Friday, December 10, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Cooley Gallery, located at 12 South King Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg.  Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd will be officiating.

Owned and operated by Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley and his wife Christy, The Cooley Gallery will feature ceramics, painting, photography and artwork in various mediums.  Much of the work featured will be Chris’s own pottery and painting as well as the work of other local artists.

An art major at Utah State and 2004 draft pick of the Washington Redskins, Chris has kept his passion for painting and pottery alive.

Dec. 4 & 5: Leesburg Hosts 20th Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Dec. 4 & 5: Leesburg Hosts 20th Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Leesburg Hosts 20th Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 2010, at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center

From the Town of Leesburg – Need a gift for that person who has everything? Want a great hostess or teacher gift that goes beyond just a gift card? Leesburg’s 20th annual Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Show is the place to find it!