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Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Prescription Drug Take-Back This Weekend

From Manassas City Police Department:

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and others are supporting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Drive on

Saturday, October 29, 2011 with collection sites in local communities.

Manassas City Police Officers will team up with Prince William County Police Officers to man one of the collection sites at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in front of the Sears Department Store.

Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Collect Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Children Around the World

Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Collect Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Children Around the World

From Samaritan Purse:

WHAT:            A special collection day with local area Chick-fil-A restaurants and Operation Christmas Child

Anyone who drops off a shoe box gift packed with small items such as toys, hygiene items and school supplies will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich at the participating local stores.  

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society has several adoption events coming up! Here is a listing of all of the events through October:

Saturday, October 22, 12-4pm
National Pit Bull Awareness Day 
Perfect Pet Resort in Lothian
840 West Bay Front Rd, Rt. 258, Lothian, MD
WHS will be participating for the first time in a National Pit Bull Awareness Day festival in Lothian with other shelters and pit bull-focused rescues by bringing adoptable dogs and promoting adoption of pit bulls.

Sunday, October 23,12-2pm
Big Bad Woof in Takoma Park
117 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC
Adoptable dogs and a sweet foster cat will be at this eco-conscious pet shop to look for their future families!

Woodbridge and Dumfries Laundromat to Hold Food Drive

From Woodbridge and Dumfries Laundromat:

2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announce today the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. (EST), on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.   Tickets for the event will be awarded via an online lottery system, providing the general public a chance to obtain free tickets to the ceremony.  


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Restoration of Historic Smithfield Cemetery

From PWC:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA… Supervisor Marty Nohe and the Prince William Resolves Chapter of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution (VADAR) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the restoration of Smithfield Cemetery.  The cemetery is located at 5712 Ridgedale Drive in Dale City.

Dating back to the 1830s, Smithfield Cemetery has interred the Trone and Weedon families and is located on land bordering that of Bel Air Plantation, once owned by the Ewell family.