This Week: Special Olympics, Bullying Prevention, Finding the Purr-Fect Job and More

See what's happening around the Fairfax area this week.

Dog licenses for both county and City of Fairfax residents are due soon, around Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. (File Photo)
Dog licenses for both county and City of Fairfax residents are due soon, around Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. (File Photo)

Meet Your Child's New Best FriendsJoin the MOMS Club of Fairfax West this Friday for its monthly meeting, when members will be visiting the Language Stars center, 4467 Market Commons Drive in Fairfax, to learn about its programs. The club is open to stay-at-home moms in the 22030, 22031, 22032 and 22033 zip codes. New members are welcome. For more information, click here.

Show Support for Special Olympics AthletesSpecial Olympics basketball athletes will take to the courts for basketball contests, a shoot-out and an all-star game, during which organizers will be tossing out prizes, running zany relays and pumping up the crowd in support of Special Olympics. All they need is some enthusiastic and supportive "cheerleaders" in the audience to encourage the athletes. Sign up today at www.volunteer2cheer.com. Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 

Keep Tabs on Government Happenings. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. View the agenda online.

Got License? The deadline for licensing your dog in Fairfax County is on Jan. 31. All dogs in the county over four months old must be licensed. Find out how to register. For City of Fairfax residents, the deadline is Feb. 1 and licenses can be ordered in person at City Hall or on the City's website.

Prevent Bullying. Children can learn techniques to help them prevent bullying at a “Bully Defense” course at 7 p.m. Mondayat the Pohick Regional Library on 6450 Sydenstricker Road. The class is for students ages 6-12. Find out how to register online.

Calling All Relayers For Life. Anyone interest in learning about the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is welcome to attend an informational session at 7 p.m. Wednesay at the nZone on 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly.

Skills for Seniors. This Thursday is the Independent Living Projects latest workshops. The workshops cover various issues concerning older adults including fall prevention, recognizing the signs of dementia, nutrition, and more. The workshop is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Center for Active Adults at 6488 Landsdowne Center in Alexandria. Find out more information.

Find the Purr-Fect Job. Becky’s Pet Care is looking for dog walkers and pet sitters in the area. The company is hosting a hiring fair at 10 a.m. Friday at the Panera at the 5926 Kingstowne Towne Center in Alexandra.

Anything cool going on this week around Fairfax that we missed? Tell us in the comments below.


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