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Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

N.G. Fitness & The Women of Washington Redskins Join for the NFL Fit For You 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 13

Join the NFL, the Washington Redskins, and celebrity fitness expert Tracy Anderson at the NFL Fit for You 5K, an event that promotes health and fitness. All proceeds benefit the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a joint program of the NFL and the American Heart Association! Support a great cause and meet NFL alumni players, cheerleaders, and other members of the NFL family. The day will be filled with fun events, including a PLAY 60 area f...or kids and chances to win great NFL prizes such as tickets to Super Bowl XLV and more!

And don’t forget, the day is all about showing off your team pride, so be sure to wear your team’s apparel! To view a look book featuring the Women of the NFL sporting their NFL Women’s Apparel, visit www.nfl.com/women.

WHEN: NOVEMBER 13th, 2010

Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Country Christmas on the Farm

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Scouts Work to Help Feed the Hungry Fairfax County Church to be One Beneficiary

The following was sent to us by Creg Smith:

Scouts from the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, have joined forces again this month to create one of the largest food collections in the DC metro area. This food drive will help stock the shelves at food pantries across their area. "Food collected will stay in communities and help neighbors in need like the food pantry of Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Franklin Farm", according to Rory Maynard, Scout liaison for the church.

Scouting for Food (SFF) is a food solicitation and collection campaign run by the Boy Scouts of America every year since 1988. SFF is considered the largest food solicitation and collection campaign in the Washington metropolitan area. Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Franklin Farm, Herndon, Virginia, is again one of the key collection and distribution centers.

8th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run Scheduled for Saturday, No

 Race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park

"In the Bag" Red Cross Silent Auction on Nov. 5 Features 50-60 Handbags and Some Surprises

What: "In The Bag: Purses for Preparedness" Lunch and Silent Auction

Where: The Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA

When: Friday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rainbow Station at Haymarket Hosting Coat Drive

The following was sent to us by Amy Bannon of Fran PR:

The Rainbow Station at Haymarket is a school for children aged 0-14, which offers extended day nursery school, preschool and Kindergarten programming as well as before- and after-school care and summer camps. The campus also has an on-site infirmary attended by a pediatric nurse to provide emergency back-up care for mildly ill children.  "The Get Well Place" with its specialized reverse ventilation system is one of only 300 facilities estimated to provide this service in nation. 

LINK is an all-volunteer, interdenominational Christian relief organization founded in 1972 to meet basic human needs of individuals and families in the Herndon and Sterling communities.