For the past three years, teacher Jen Moshier and a few groups of students at TC William High School have helped organize and run a craft fair to help raise money for Joining Hearts and Hands (joiningheartsandhands.org). This organization promotes economic improvements in Kenya and Tanzania by setting up microbusinesses, building schools, and much more! In three years, they have raised enough money to help build a form four classroom in Tanzania and have also hosted the founders of Joining Hearts and Hands to speak at the high school.
Saturday November 16 at TC Williams
3330 King St. Alexandria, Virginia
10 am - 4 pm
We will host over 45 local, handmade vendors, student artwork, student led food and TC gear sales, and much more. This event is FREE to the public and is an amazing opportunity to support the community as well as the amazing students at TC Williams HS.
Check out the event on facebook for more details!
NOV 6 2ND aNNUAL rEAL hOUSEWIVES OF nORTHERN vIRGINIA bLOGIVERSARY bASH
The Real Housewives of Northern Virginia blog is turning TWO! Join our readers, bloggers, and business owners for a night out at The Winery at Bull Run to celebrate a FABULOUS year of award winning blogging, community outreach, and growth. Join the FB Event!
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Ticket includes complimentary glass of sangria and lite fare. Raffles and giveaways will take place throughout the night. The proceeds from ticket sales of the event will benefit a fantastic local charity, the Meant to Live Foundation. http://blogiversarybash.eventbrite.com
A HUGE THANK YOU to NOVA Plastic Surgery for sponsoring the event! ICYMI: Take a look at the photos from last year’s party! http://goo.gl/B6c2Aj
NOVEMBER 13 BELTWAY BUSINESS SOCIAL SERIES
The Intersection of Business, Blogging, and Branding
Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Syrah Lounge @ the Sheraton Reston. 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, 20191.
Go beyond networking in this unique opportunity to build relationships between the Beltway's business owners, marketing directors, and social media influencers. Keynote Address: "Social Media Success in Business" Dr. Shannon Ginnan, Owner of Medalase Aesthetic Centers. Closing Remarks: Souny West, Owner of W Salon VA and Board Member of the Young Executive Society, Tower Club.
NOV 14 PRIVATE PRE-SCREENING: DREAMWORKS DELIVERY MAN STARRING VINCE VAUGHN
Download up to two admit-one tickets: Go to seeitfirst.net and enter code: 299013
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm. Rave 14 Cinema @ Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Seating is first come, first served. Space is limited. Get there early!
NOV 16 2ND ANNUAL SENSORY-FRIENDLY SANTA AT FAIR OAKS MALL ICE PALACE
Sensory-friendly event reserved for children with Autism
Saturday, November 16 from 8:00-9:45am at the Fair Oaks Mall Ice Palace
Fair Oaks Mall will create sensory-friendly adaptations to the Ice Palace area to allow for a softer environment with lower lights and sounds. Space is limited.
Event made possible by: Fair Oaks Mall, Parents of Autistic Children - Northern Virginia & Real Housewives of Northern Virginia
NOV 20 SPA NIGHT WITH BITAR COSMETIC SURGERY INSTITUTE AT TOKA SALON
Champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and the latest trends in Fall beauty
Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. TOKA Salon, 4907 Brenman Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304.
Demonstrations by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert F. Centeno, cut & color consults, eyebrow shaping, and more! Swag bags, raffles, and giveaways throughout the night.
NOV 21 EXCLUSIVE BLOGGER HOLIDAY EVENT AT FAIR OAKS MALL
An exclusive night out at FAIR OAKS MALL for local bloggers and social media influencers
Mingle with the Ice Princess, get your photo taken with Santa and the elves, and sample the fare at different restaurants as we enjoy a “TASTE OF FAIR OAKS”. Be one of the FIRST to see the unveiling of the brand new Michael and Sons play area which will open to the public on November 22, 2013
my 2nd annual BLOGIVERSARY is coming up next week! check out the goodies that have been rolling in for the swag bags. can't wait! this year, we'll be at The Winery at Bull Run on Wed, Nov 6 from 5-8pm. ticket sales from the event will benefit the Meant to Live Foundation. check out the facebook event for details.
Join the Junior League of Northern Virginia for the 13th Annual Holiday Wonderland: The Enchanted Forest
Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
From dazzling holiday decorations to the captivating entertainment of Oh Susannah!, The Great Zucchini, and more, this weekend-long holiday festival is filled with fun for the entire family. Create holiday wonders with hands-on children’s activities featuring the Children’s Science Center and Kids in the Holiday Kitchen. Marvel at the National Capital Trackers Model Train Display. Get a head start on holiday shopping at the festive Marketplace. Meander through the silent auction forest of 100-plus theme-decorated holiday trees and handmade gingerbread homes.
Take advantage of enchanting Premium Events, such as:
− Enjoy Georgetown Cupcakes and Cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess
− Have breakfast and photos with Santa
− Decorate a gingerbread house
− Join Santa for cookies, milk and story time
Need a night out? Indulge in an evening of dancing and merrymaking at the Mistletoe Masquerade Ball, featuring an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, DJ, live and silent auctions and casino events. Saturday 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Tickets $90.
Make a difference in your community! All proceeds support the Junior League of Northern Virginia's mission and community programs that inspire and prepare children for success.
General Admission: $13 Premium Events: $25-$35 (includes General Admission)
For more information visit us on our website at jlnv.org/tef. To purchase tickets click here.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit JLNV on Facebook!
The 3rd Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk, benefiting the Hope House, SECA, the King George Food Bank and S.E.R.V.E, will take place November 2nd, 2013. Please bring a nonperishable food item, a household cleaning product or a roll of paper towels to donate and read the event information in its entirety.
Additional Information on this event will be updated as it becomes available. Follow the facebook event page for more info.
The Fredericksburg Zombie Walk schedule: November 2, 2013
3:00 PM - Food collection begins, Pre-Walk Meeting, Children's costume contests, Best Undead Family and Best Undead Group costume contests, Prize drawings (don't worry, we'll hold your prizes for you while you walk)
4:00 PM - Get our zombie on and take a walk.
5:00 PM - The Rest of the Adult Costume Contests, More Prize Drawings
All event related activities will be done by 6 PM.
For more information, visit the event page.
New York Fashion Week has reached its conclusion, igniting fashionista passions for fabulous couture that will remain a distant fantasy for the vast majority. Washingtonians, thankfully, have the popular Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala to bring the runway back to reality, showcasing tremendous finds at bargain prices. Appropriately themed The Art of Fashion, the event hits the runway on Tuesday, September 24, at Artisphere in Rosslyn.
One of the region’s premier events, the 2013 Gala will raise thousands of dollars to support Goodwill’s mission to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment; providing access to free job training and supportive services for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
Tickets and information for The Art of Fashion are available online at www.fashionofgoodwill.org. In addition to the gala and runway show, guests will have the opportunity to purchase the unique 2013 collection of contemporary, vintage, and fabulously artistic fashions and apparel available at Goodwill retail stores.
In addition to the highly-anticipated runway show, the event offers noteworthy activities, including:
· Goodwill of Greater Washington will honor philanthropist and longtime supporter, Gladys Kemp Lisanby, also a noted arts patron. As part of this honor, Goodwill has arranged to have artwork on display courtesy of the James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum at James Madison University.
· Goodwill has partnered with Elizabeth Seton High School, whose students have created their own works of art inspired by the Goodwill mission – with Goodwill students and graduates serving as their personal muses. Guests will be invited to learn more about Goodwill by speaking to the young artists about their inspiration. All of the paintings will then be put up for auction.
Goodwill is partnering again with the international fashion designer and creative consultant – based in Northern Virginia - tu-anh, (www.tu-anh.com), who will be directing, styling, coordinating, and choreographing the one-of-a-kind runway show using vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled directly from the donations made to Goodwill.
A globally respected fashion designer and image consultant, tu-anh will be incorporating her own exclusive style and design background to polish and modernize the donated Goodwill fashions.
Anyone interested in donating to Goodwill or shopping at Goodwill Retail Stores can find the nearest store or donation site by visiting www.dcgoodwill.org, following DC Goodwill on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, or downloading Goodwill’s free mobile app from the iTunes app store.
Goodwill of Greater Washington transforms lives and communities through the power of
education and employment.
Join WASH FM's Chilli Amar and the Host Committee of the National Race to End Women's Cancer for the FIFTH annual Rock, Paper, Cocktails - a shopping benefit to defeat women's "below-the-belt" cancers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Raffle drawings begin at 7 p.m. | Event concludes at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets available in advance for $30 and at the door for $40. Cash, checks, and credit accepted. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats available with ticket purchase. Discounted cash bar with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Over a dozen local fine gift vendors will be on hand.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://rockpapercocktails2013.eventbrite.com/
Check out this great charity event set up to benefit our military heroes, specifically wounded veterans. For more information, visit http://www.tschetterlucasfoundation.org/.