Fairfax is home to some talented golfers – and who knew a significant number of them were between 7 and 13 years old? The Fairfax PGA Junior League team just returned from West Virginia, where they captured the Mid-Atlantic Regionals at The Resort at Glad Springs Black Knight Golf Course over this past weekend. Now, they will go on to compete in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., over the Sept. 6-8 weekend. Good luck, kids!
Coming up soon, over the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3, downtown Fairfax City will play host to Artists for Autism, in which talented musicians from across the globe will gather at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road in Old Town, for an intimate fundraising concert. Organizers – who are all volunteers from the nonprofit organization Only About the Music (OATM) – promise a unique experience in which each artist performs for a whole hour, followed by meet-and-greet sessions and photo-ops with the artists. All proceeds benefit educational tools and assistance for families affected by autism, through their partner, the Grafton Integrated Health Network. Various ticket packages are available, and are expected to sell quickly due to the small, intimate size of the venue. Click here to visit OATM’s website and purchase advance tickets, as well as learn about the artists performing at the Auld Shebeen.
Mark your calendars! A special concert will be taking place at Fairfax High School on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. as part of the second annual Day of Service, a collaboration between the governors of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and representatives from Washington D.C. and unites people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the local community. The concert will feature Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, and the Mormon Choir of Washington D.C. The cost of admission is nonperishable food that will be donated to food banks throughout the Fairfax area. For more information, see the organization’s announcement here on Patch.
Fairfax County firefighters, in partnership with WKYS 93.9, Apple Federal Credit Union, the Keith Burns Foundation, and local barbers, will sponsor free back-to-school haircuts for families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches next week, Monday to Wednesday, Aug. 26 to 28. On Monday, it will take place at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. in Alexandria; on Tuesday at Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Road in Alexandria; and on Wednesday at Reston Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston. All three events are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Captain Willie Bailey at 571-641-0036.
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