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Town vs Cities, Mayor vs Mayor...Whose Community is Most Fit???Fairfax City, Town of Vienna and City of Falls Church are...
03/05/2021

Town vs Cities, Mayor vs Mayor...Whose Community is Most Fit???

Fairfax City, Town of Vienna and City of Falls Church are hosting our first Mayors' Fitness Challenge! We are coming together to get citizens involved in a healthy competition to determine the Most Fit City/Town of 2021.

Are you up for the challenge?!
Join us at Mayors' Fitness Challenge 2021

City of Fairfax Government
City of Falls Church Government
Town of Vienna, VA - Government

#livelifeconnected
#letsgetmoving2021

If you’ve walked by City Hall, you may have noticed some of our trees shedding their bark. They are Betula nigra or Rive...
03/04/2021

If you’ve walked by City Hall, you may have noticed some of our trees shedding their bark. They are Betula nigra or River Birch. Our own certified arborist and horticulturist, Christopher Fleming, explained that this “native tree is often found growing along streams and rivers and is often used in landscapes for its attractive bark and graceful form”. 🌳

#livelifeconnected
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Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women...
03/04/2021

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions to American history. National Women's History Alliance extended the theme for 2020 to 2021 - "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced."

Our Fairfax City community is filled with amazing women residents, volunteers, and staff members that work to create a better community each day! 👏

We thank you all for your commitment to our community and all that you do!

#livelifeconnected City of Fairfax Government

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo
03/04/2021

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo

We are super excited to be offering two Spring Break Camps for the FCPS Spring Break (March 29 - April 2) at the Sherwoo...
03/03/2021

We are super excited to be offering two Spring Break Camps for the FCPS Spring Break (March 29 - April 2) at the Sherwood Center! 🌻🌸

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030
Ages: 6-12
Time: 9am - 3pm

🍴 Tiny Chefs Camp: Restaurant Creation
💲 $330 - all supplies included

🖌 Abrakadoodle Art Camp: Explore art from MoMa
💲 $305 - all supplies included

SEE FULL DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE:
fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/spring-break-camps/-fsiteid-1

Register today! Limited space available!
https://app.campdoc.com/!/home/auth/login?r=cityoffairfax.

Our parks have never looked so good!New art by Fairfax High School students coming to  Boulevard VI late next week!  Cli...
03/02/2021

Our parks have never looked so good!

New art by Fairfax High School students coming to Boulevard VI late next week! Click below for more information on the project.

Austin E. "aimed to represent the diverse people and activities within City of Fairfax Government's natural world," and was "inspired by early 20th century art." ‪ City of Fairfax Schools Fairfax City Economic Development Authority City of Fairfax Community Development & Planning ‬‬http://www.idigroup.com/fairfax-livelifeconnected/ https://www.boulevardvi.com #LiveLifeConnected #Virginia #Art #Students #BoulevardVI

Less than a month till Women's Storytelling Festival!  Have you gotten your tickets yet?
02/22/2021

Less than a month till Women's Storytelling Festival! Have you gotten your tickets yet?

Welcome to Fairfax City 'Mosko'!! ⭐🐾🚓 We just had to share this heartwarming news from the City of Fairfax Police Depart...
02/19/2021

Welcome to Fairfax City 'Mosko'!! ⭐🐾🚓

We just had to share this heartwarming news from the City of Fairfax Police Department 💙

Please welcome K9 Mosko, named in honor of Sergeant George Moskowitz, to the department. Mosko is a three year old German Shepherd who will soon start K9 school with his new handler and partner, PFC Alex Jara.
🚔🐕💙

#furryfairfaxfriday
#policek9unit
#ForGeorge1192
#Forever54

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Ready, set, draw! Join Fall For The Book In this fast-paced, hilarious sketch showdown, four illustrators compete for au...
02/17/2021

Ready, set, draw! Join Fall For The Book In this fast-paced, hilarious sketch showdown, four illustrators compete for audience votes as they complete wacky prompts given to them by host R. Sikoryak

Illustrator Sprint 7pm Thursday Feb 25 on Crowdcast!

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02/11/2021

Today, we celebrate 10 years since the opening of the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center! 👏1️⃣0️⃣⭐️

It is hard to encapsulate 10 years into a few minutes, but here are some of the amazing memories made in the Stacy C. Sherwood Center over the last 10 years.

The Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center construction was launched with a $5 million donation from Geraldine Sherwood, wife of Stacy C. Sherwood.

Benefactor Geraldine Sherwood and her husband Stacy were longtime active members of the Fairfax community. Stacy C. Sherwood also was a member of the Fairfax Town Council (1956-60) and City Council (1960-64).

The center opened to the community on February 11, 2011

The Sherwood's generous donation to Fairfax City, created a legacy for many future generations of our community to enjoy.

City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

Fairfax City celebrates Black History Month!The 2021 theme for Black History Month is “Black Family: Representation, Ide...
02/04/2021

Fairfax City celebrates Black History Month!

The 2021 theme for Black History Month is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” It explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

Fairfax City is dedicated to connecting the City's past and present to build a more equitable and inclusive future. If you are interested in Finding out more about 'Connecting Fairfax City for All' find out more information on our website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/mayor-city-council/connectingforall

The Northern Virginia Area is full of history and educational resources to learn more about black history and critical topics impacting African Americans. Here are a few resources you can view from home...

Smithsonian Black History Month Events: bit.ly/3riJz2X

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
• Virtual Exhibitions: t.ly/HA3R
• Online Collections: s.si.edu/2YIkxhc
• NMAAHC Digital Resource Guide: t.ly/mjQp

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art: s.si.edu/2MZcHNW

George Mason Center for the Arts: Sankofa Danzafro Digital Performance: bit.ly/39PvVOE

City of Fairfax Government

#LiveLifeConnected #BlackHistoryMonth #bhm2021

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo
02/04/2021

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo

The best part of Fairfax City is our citizens 💙 Please look out for your neighbors!
02/01/2021

The best part of Fairfax City is our citizens 💙 Please look out for your neighbors!

Right now, the snow isn't too deep — or is it? What seems like a small bit of snow to you may overwhelm someone else.

Check on your neighbors when possible, and offer assistance as you are able.
#FairfaxCity #LiveLifeConnected #Orlena #snow #neighborshelpingneighbors

Are you making the most of these snow days?! ❄️⛄️🛷Share your sledding, snowman, and other snow pictures in the comments!...
02/01/2021

Are you making the most of these snow days?! ❄️⛄️🛷

Share your sledding, snowman, and other snow pictures in the comments!!

A new scam is targeting senior citizens. Callers claiming to represent Fairfax City are requesting social security numbe...
01/27/2021
Doubt Deny Verify

A new scam is targeting senior citizens. Callers claiming to represent Fairfax City are requesting social security numbers to set up Medicare accounts. This is a phishing scam. The City of Fairfax does not request social security numbers over the phone. If someone calls and requests this information, do not share it. Watch our "Doubt, Deny, Verify" video to learn how to protect yourself from becoming a phishing scam victim.

Protect Yourself: Doubt, Deny, VerifyScams come in many forms. The City of Fairfax Police Department urges you to:DOUBT unsolicited emails, calls and sales v...

We once again would like to remind you to have a great weekend! 🌳🚴‍♀️😀#berniesmittens
01/22/2021

We once again would like to remind you to have a great weekend! 🌳🚴‍♀️😀

#berniesmittens

City of Fairfax Government
01/22/2021

City of Fairfax Government

#FairfaxCity joined w/the #NationalCOVID19Memorial , posting 10 flags at City Hall representing the 10 people who have died from #COVID19 in the city.

Wear your mask. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands.
And please be patient as you await your turn to be vaccinated.

Just a reminder that #MartinLutherKingJrDay is Monday, 1/18 — and city government offices will be closed in observance.
01/15/2021

Just a reminder that #MartinLutherKingJrDay is Monday, 1/18 — and city government offices will be closed in observance.

#MartinLutherKingJrDay is Monday, 1/18 — and city government offices will be closed in observance.

Find out about #FairfaxCity government office closures, @CityofFFXCUE service schedule, refuse/recycling curbside collection schedule, and more, at fairfaxva.gov

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo
01/15/2021

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation's cover photo

We are working on bringing you some fun, safe, small group spring break programs! Information coming soon! 🌸🌼
01/15/2021

We are working on bringing you some fun, safe, small group spring break programs! Information coming soon! 🌸🌼

01/14/2021

City of Fairfax Theatre Company is bringing MAGIC to your home! Gather around your Zoom with your whole family and enjoy a night celebrating the art of magic! Shows are Feb 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8pm and Feb 7 and 14 at 3pm.

You must sign up a week ahead of time to get the Mystery Packet to participate.

Get you tickets at http://www.fairfaxcitytheatre.org/

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The Bloodmobile is back in Fairfax City for National Blood Donor Month!Schedule an appointment at http://bit.ly/COF01202...
01/07/2021

The Bloodmobile is back in Fairfax City for National Blood Donor Month!

Schedule an appointment at http://bit.ly/COF012020 or call 866-BLOODSAVES (866-256-6372)

Be a hero: donate blood! Make an appointment to donate at the Inova Bloodmobile on January 14.

The Inova Blood Donor Services bloodmobile will be parked at the City of Fairfax Police Station from 1 to 7 p.m. on January 14, 2021.

Schedule an appointment at http://bit.ly/COF012020 or call 866-BLOODSAVES (866-256-6372). Use sponsor code 8540.

Blood donation takes about an hour and a photo ID is required. Plus, you get refreshments afterward.

Visit fairfaxva.gov for additional information.

12/24/2020
12/19/2020
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Tonight! Don’t miss this virtual concert!

City of Fairfax Band Association got us a gift for the holiday season! A holiday concert featuring small and large ensembles, recorded by the musicians in their own homes and assembled into a virtual performance.
For information on CFBA, please visit FairfaxBand.org
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12/18/2020
Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts

You never know what you will find outside on a beautiful day in Fairfax! Sometimes it's a great ensemble recording their concert! Join the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts for tonight's Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series featuring Cathedral Brass, 8pm on their page or Cityscreen-12. Part of the concert was shot last Saturday at Veterans Amphitheater!

Tonight! Pop over to the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts facebook at 8pm to watch the Cathedral Brass Christmas! It will also air on Cityscreen-12. See this song and so much more!

Don't miss this family friendly fun event next Wednesday!
12/17/2020

Don't miss this family friendly fun event next Wednesday!

*UPDATE: The holiday reading & sing-along, Fee Fi Fa La La will be prerecorded and premiere on December 23 at 7pm via CFTC’s YouTube channel! Let your family and friends know and start coordinating who’s going to bring the hot cocoa & mini marshmallows and who’s bringing the eggnog for the premiere!

#FeeFiFaLaLa #holidayreading #singalong #cityoffairfax #CFTC

12/17/2020
Santa's Special Delivery Videos

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!

Santa's got a busy weekend and wants to make sure he gets all his messages out to everyone before the holidays, so if you're interested, he's asking you to sign up today for your special video from him! Santa's Special Video Delivery

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Hey, did you know we're on Snapchat? And did you know we have our very own Snapchat Lens? Well now you do and we'd love ...
12/15/2020

Hey, did you know we're on Snapchat? And did you know we have our very own Snapchat Lens? Well now you do and we'd love for you to test it out and send us your snaps!

Simply open the app and scan this code or in the app's Explore Page type Fairfax City Cheer.

Snap anywhere in the city! Snap while:
Seeing the tree and menorah in Old Town Square
Learning the piano on the pergola in Old Town Square
Playing in Van Dyck Park
Visiting the Historic Blenheim/Civil War Interpretive Center
Grab and Go at the city's downtown restaurants
And More!

Don't forget to send us your photos around the city! 📸
City of Fairfax Government
#livelifeconnected

12/15/2020
Santa's Special Delivery Videos

Santa's Official Nice List for 2020 is complete!

Sign up by THIS Thursday in order to get your special delivery video from Santa by Dec 24! He will customize the video specificly for your child to make them feel EXTRA special.

To sign up go to Santa's Special Video Delivery page and click the link in the description. Limited spots available!

City of Fairfax Government
#livelifeconnected

Have you spotted the City's latest piece of art?Galaxy Piano was installed on Friday in Old Town Square.  The piano was ...
12/12/2020

Have you spotted the City's latest piece of art?

Galaxy Piano was installed on Friday in Old Town Square. The piano was donated to City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts last spring and painted by intern Hannah Bremmer.

#FairfaxPiano

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Our Virtual Craft Shows have been extended through the end of the year to support our wonderful vendors this season. Con...
12/07/2020

Our Virtual Craft Shows have been extended through the end of the year to support our wonderful vendors this season. Consider shopping local artists and small businesses for gifts this year. 🎁🎁

www.fairfaxholidayshow.com
www.fairfaxfallfestival.com

City of Fairfax Government
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12/07/2020
Virtual Festival of Lights

This year sure did give us all a lot to reflect on. As we continue to evovle and learn in new ways this year, we have may things to be grateful for.

If you missed our Virtual Festival of Lights this Saturday on Channel 12, fret not, you can watch it right here with a few words from City Council and the Mayor and countdown with Santa to see the beautiful tree light up in Old Town Square.

#livelifeconnected

Who is ready to make holiday cookies!? 🙋‍♀️Join Fall For The Book and Chef Peter Brett for a Holiday Cookie Demonstratio...
12/03/2020

Who is ready to make holiday cookies!? 🙋‍♀️

Join Fall For The Book and Chef Peter Brett for a Holiday Cookie Demonstration! Sign up by Dec 8 to make sure you get the link and the recipes!

Calling all bakers, artists, cookie lovers! If you're all three, you've hit the jackpot. Join #fallforthebook 's Holiday Cookie Decorating Demonstration. This event supports Fall for the Book's future festivals. $20 will save your spot on Crowdcast - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/fftb_cookiefundraiser

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The website says camps are cancelled but also says specialty camps are only cancelled for June 15-19 and June 22-26. Does this mean the specialty camps will still run in July & August? Thanks!
Please take a moment to sign this petition to block the destruction of forest next to Radcliff Park!
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend: There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend: There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
Huge shout out to the folks at Parks and Rec who booked Kristen and the Noise for Rock the Block on September 27,2019. What a fantastic band! Love to see them again...
SEPT 4, WEDS. GREEN SPRING GARDENS SKETCH CLUB
Why is the splash pad closing for a private wedding, and why is the wedding planner telling us all she is turning off the water at 5 when the generic signs say that the splash pad will close from 5:30-8:15?
I own a tree service and will be working in the area soon. Does anyone know where I can post an ad to hire a CDL driver?
Thank you for keeping the Daniels Run Park paths cleared!
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Join the Fairfax City Young at Heart Senior Center on October 20th for their Annual Flea Market! Come see us at the Stacy C Sherwood Center from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mommy and Me Dance Fit classes City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation start this Friday, August 31st at 11:00am. Come join the fun with your little ones at the Green Acres Center! Register NOW for the 6 week session! https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/mommy-me-dance-fit-a-8-31-10-5/12021 #skymovez #zumba #funwithkids #kidapproved #fitnessforall #skymovez #zumba #funwithkids #kidapproved #fitnessforall #Active #LiveLifeConnected #ParksandRecConnected #FairfaxCity