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Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Aidan Design Gives Back to the Community on Friday, Dances on Saturday

by Sherry Moeller

With the 10th anniversary of Aidan Design this month, its owners Nadia Subaran and John Schmiedigen wanted to do something special for the community that has supported them the last decade. Aidan Design, a custom kitchen firm in Bethesda, Md., decided to donate a Day of Service by designing and installing a kitchenette, handwashing station and art center at Martha's Table, a Northwest DC charitable organization that provides food and education to the area's homeless.

THE BIG REVEAL: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

THE BIG REVEAL: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Gary Gaal, winner of the Extreme Exterior Makeover from Case Design/Remodeling and Ply Gem, continues to inspire with his community service.

A recurring question during the exterior makeover of Gary Gaal's home was: "How does someone volunteer so many hours?" For Gaal, it's easy. "I see people on the worst day of their lives and try to make it better." Gaal works every hurricane, flood and snowstorm and manages the scene at auto accidents and any other disaster that may occur. He is dedicated to helping others and is extremely proud of becoming a Fire Unit Officer which puts him in charge as an Fire Engine OIC and in command of the fire ground as a first arriving engine officer. One example: when an 11-year-old boy was thrown 30 feet off his bike after being struck by a car, Gaal was the first to arrive, controlled the scene and administered life saving techniques until the medics arrived. The victim survived.

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas
Local Artists Showcase their Work

On Sat., Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the 13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk, where local artists and merchants collaborate to showcase their wares. Art receptions at various shops will host artists and their work, while the public has the opportunity to directly talk with the artist.  Refreshments and live musicians will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

CITY SQUARE CAFE HOSTS THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER RAFFLE to BENEFIT SERVE

CITY SQUARE CAFE HOSTS THANKSGIVING DAY RAFFLE to BENEFIT SERVE

Bring Canned Goods to Manassas Bistro and Enter Raffle to Win Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Eight

City Square Cafe of Old Town Manassas is hosting a Thanksgiving Day raffle to benefit SERVE, a Prince William County non-profit that distributes food and provides assistance to homeless local families. From Oct. 15 through Nov. 15, patrons can bring in non-perishable or canned goods, and enter a raffle to win a Thanksgiving Day dinner to-go for eight, prepared by City Square Café. For more information, call 703.369.6022.

 Thanksgiving Day dinner raffle winner can pick up their meal on Wed., Nov. 23, 2011.

Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day at NOVA-Woodbridge
November 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Veterans and active duty military are invited to the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first floor atrium.

Active duty military, retirees and their dependents can enjoy refreshments while learning about the Military Survivors Education Benefits Program, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Fry Scholarship, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warriors and more. NOVA representatives will provide information about college programs and financial aid.

The campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, easily accessible from Interstate 95 at exit 156. To learn more, call Veterans Advisor Diane Malone at 703-878-5748.
 

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OB/GYN 'Speed Dating' Event Thursday at Westin Arlington Gateway

 

From Reneé Brohard:

Inova Women’s Services is launching a new event for expectant and hopeful moms-to-be, Stork Express.  Are you are thinking about getting pregnant, newly pregnant or simply looking for an OB/GYN?  If so, join us for a speed-interviewing event where you’ll meet and interview doctors and certified nurse-midwives and find the one that’s right for you.  

Occasionally Cake Donates More than $500 of Cupcakes Sales to Football Program

Occasionally Cake Donates More than $500 of Cupcakes Sales to Football Program

OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL TURF FIELD FUNDING

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. sold more than $500 worth of mini-cupcakes at a recent Mount Vernon High School football game to benefit the building of a turf field for Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Va. The turf field fund was initiated by the late, Jeff Todd, former owner of Roy Rogers in Alexandria, Va. and active Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce member. The future turf field was dedicated to Jeff Todd for his efforts in raising monies for the Mount Vernon High School football program. Occasionally Cake is noted for their flavor-of-the-day cupcakes, and unique variety. Call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

 Mount Vernon High School has raised approximately $30,000 for the turf field.