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Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

November 3, 2011-- Washington, DC.  Thursday night in Washington was all about giving back and giving thanks at the House of Sweden at the "Horton's Kids 2011 Give Thanks Give Back Fundraiser:  Cocktails & Crooners" in Georgetown.  It’s held each year to thank the many volunteer tutors, mentors, board members, and supporters who help enrich the lives of kids that reside in Ward 8 in Washington.

Horton’s Kids is a 501(c)3 mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed. These services include tutoring and mentoring along with a host of other wrap around services benefiting children the Anacostia neighborhood.

CITY SQUARE CAFÉ PREPARES THANKSGIVING DINNERS-TO-GO and COLLECTS CANNED GOODS FOR SERVE

 

Donate Canned Goods and Enter Raffle to Win Free Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner for 10


City Square Café of Manassas is gearing up for their Homemade Thanksgiving Dinners-To-Go, preparing dinners to serve 10 guests at $16.99 per guest, and offering a Thanksgiving Day Dinner raffle, where participants drop-off canned goods and enter to win a free Thanksgiving Day dinner-to-go  for eight to 10 people. Raffle entries will be accepted now through Nov. 15. The canned goods will benefit SERVE, a program of Northern Virginia Family Service, dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. For more information about City Square Café, call 703.369.6022.

College Night in Virginia

Scholarships, college planning advice and pizza during ‘College Night in Virginia’

 On Monday, Nov. 7, Northern Virginia Community College will present “College Night in Virginia,” a free event that provides college planning advice.

 The seminar is open to everyone no matter which colleges they are considering. Attendees can register to win one of four $500 scholarships awarded by random drawing.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with pizza and soda. Starting at 7 p.m., presentations will cover such topics as “Why College is Important,” “Choosing the Right College for You,” “Understanding the Financial Aid Process” and “Scholarship Searches and Scams.” Information will be presented in English and Spanish.

OLD TOWN MANASSAS SEEKS CONTESTANTS for GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

 Molasses, ginger, flour, baking soda – just a few of the ingredients you’ll need to get ready for the Gingerbread House Contest in Old Town Manassas this holiday season. Entry forms can be downloaded online at www.visitmanssas.org now through Nov. 18. For 17 years, Historic Manassas, Inc. of Manassas, Va. has displayed the talents of local amateur “architects” in the shop windows of Old Town Manassas during the annual Merry Old Town Manassas holiday festivities.  The public is invited to view the various structures and vote on them in the shops and on-line. Winners will be awarded in two categories, adult and child, with a first-place prize of a $100 Old Town Manassas gift card, second place walks away with a $75 gift card, and third place earns a $50 gift card. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS
Merry Old Town Celebration Begins Dec. 2

Merry Old Town, sponsored by the Manassas Christian School, spreads holiday cheer in Old Town Manassas, Va. with a series of festivities from Fri, Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy listening to Christmas carolers, greet Santa when he arrives from the train, check-out the tree lighting ceremony with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, visit the Manassas museum, see the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade and window shop during the Merchant’s Open House. For a full list of activities, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
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.