Now, when you’re surfing YouTube for funny cat videos, you can actually catch up on what’s going on with the City of Fairfax Police at the same time. The City of Fairfax Police Department has established sites on both Facebook and YouTube “in order to take advantage of these increasingly popular communications tools to inform interested members of the public about current developments in the Department, as well as information about the agency’s operations and capabilities,” the department said in a news release. Officers said, simply "like" the department’s Facebook page, and they will send you a notification that new information has been added, so you can access it whenever you choose. The page also contains a link to the department’s YouTube site where informative videos are posted.
Taking the kids to the movies can not only be a challenge behaviorally, but it can also be incredibly expensive. This Friday night, why not skip the big-name theaters and head on over to the Sherwood Community Center for Family Fun Movie Night? The movie of the night will be Monsters Inc. Adults must accompany any child under the age of 14. The movie starts at 7 p.m., and it’s free! But, nonperishable food donations for the local charity Our Daily Bread are welcomed.
Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet new friends? Been wondering what all the talk about this “Zumba” thing is? Come to the Suga Foot Zumbathon Fitness Party at the Sherwood Community Center this Friday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., to try it out and have fun socializing, all for just $10. Plus, you can learn about the added benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, click here.
Do you love looking at local art? Tonight – Thursday, Sept. 5 - is a wine and cheese reception celebrating the opening of a new exhibit in the Rotary Gallery at the Sherwood Community Center, featuring watercolors by nationally-known watercolorist and television personality, Leonard Justinian. The reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. The Sherwood Community Center is located at 3740 Old Lee Highway next to Van Dyck Park.
Historic houses across the commonwealth will fling open their wrought iron gates and solid oak doors and let visitors stream in for free during the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15. There are more than 120 sites across Virginia classified as historic homes that span from pre-Colonial times through the Modern era, all of which provide cultural, historical, and architectural information and promote an understanding of Virginia history. For more information on which sites will be open for free next weekend, so you can plan your trips ahead, visit this story from our sister site, Old Town Alexandria Patch.
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