Week in Great Falls and McLean

Delegate, Supervisor Candidates to Debate in Great Falls

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) has announced it will hold a debate for candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates (34th District) and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Dranesville District) on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Participating in this debate will be incumbent Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) and challenger Gary Pan (R), and incumbent Supervisor John Foust (D) and challenger Ed Martin (R). This program will start earlier than most GFCA meetings to accommodate the schedules of some of the participants.

The first debate from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature the candidates for Delegate; the candidates for Supervisor debate will follow. In addition, State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) is unopposed and will make a short statement during the program. The format will include short opening and closing statements by the candidates and questions from the moderator provided by the audience. The public is encouraged to attend.

Free Screening of ‘Like’ Documentary

Families and kids are welcome to this free community event. If your child is active on any kind of social media, come and bring them with you. Safe Community Coalition (SCC) presents a screening of the documentary LIKE that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care…but is that what's really happening? Find out more about the film at www.thelikemovie.com. After the film, discussion will be led by Dr. Clifford Sussman, a D.C.-based psychiatrist and expert on helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology.

Events are free and recommended for adults and students of any age who have phones.

  • Langley High School auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7–8:30 p.m.
  • McLean High School auditorium, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7–8:30 p.m.

Military Appreciation Monday to Honor Patriot Point

This month's Military Appreciation Monday (MAM) dinner will take place on Monday Oct. 21 in support of Patriot Point. This will be the second time raising funds for this organization. Those who wish to attend need to call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309 and make a reservation for either the 5:30 or 7:30 seating.

Patriot Point provides a relaxing and safe environment to enjoy outdoor recreational activities for our nation's wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. At Patriot Point, our nation’s warriors are able to reconnect with their families and their caregivers, decompress after a deployment, or just take some time to rejuvenate. Situated on 290 acres of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, fronting two pristine waterways and just a short distance from the Chesapeake Bay, Patriot Point has one thing in mind: Creating a destination for those who have valiantly served our nation so that they can recharge, refresh and rejuvenate away from the stresses and challenges of their everyday lives.

Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) Announces Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 11: Great Decisions – The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, 1–3 p.m. at the Great Falls Public Library
  • Oct. 15: Andrew Hyde, Foreign Service Officer – The Art and Practice of American Diplomacy in the 21st Century, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church

Give Back Donation Canned Fruit

  • Oct. 22: Loudoun County Bus Trip $35 (cost of trip not including lunch)

“Roots 657” Restaurant, Vanish Brewery and Tarara Winery

  • Oct.30: Deadline to submit Application for Board of Directors Membership election

See Website gfseniors.org for instructions and application form

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