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BC: Arts and Humanities Council of Falls Church

  1. Arts and Humanities Council Meeting

    December 19, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dogwood Room A and B

    The monthly meeting on the Arts and Humanities Council

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BC: Environmental Sustainability Council

  1. Environmental Sustainability Council - meeting rescheduled to WEDNESDAY 12/18

    December 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

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BC: Historic Architectural Review Board

  1. Historic Architectural Review Board

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dogwood Room A

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BC: Human Services Advisory Council

  1. Human Services Advisory Council Meeting

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room

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BC: Library Board of Trustees

  1. Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ To be determined

    Regular monthly meeting of the MRSPL Board of Trustees.

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BC: Planning Commission

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    December 16, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Council Chambers/Court Room

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BC: Stormwater Task Force

  1. Stormwater Task Force

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Council Chambers/Court Room

    Organizational meeting of the task force.

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BC: Urban Forestry Commission

  1. Urban Forestry Commission Meeting

    December 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

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City Council Meetings

  1. CANCELLED: Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    December 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Oak Room

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  2. CANCELLED: City Council Budget and Finance Committee

    December 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Temporary City Hall > Dogwood Room

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  3. CANCELLED: City Council Government Operations Committee

    December 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Oak Room

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  4. CANCELLED: Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    December 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Oak Room

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  5. CANCELLED: City Council Economic Development Committee

    December 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Oak Room

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Citywide Notices

  1. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  2. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  3. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  4. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  5. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 20, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  6. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  7. Government Offices and Services Closed for Holiday (Christmas)

    December 25, 2019, All Day

    Most City government office and services, including the Community Center, will be closed on December 25 in observation of Christmas.

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  8. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  9. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 27, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  10. Curbside Collection - Holiday Service Changes (December 25)

    December 28, 2019, All Day

    All curbside collections - including trash, recycling, yard waste, and compost - normally scheduled for Wednesday, December 25 will move to Saturday, December 28 due to the Christmas holiday.

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  11. Leaf Collection (entire City)

    December 30, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ All City residential streets.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas across the City the week of December 30 (except for January 1). Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants. This is the final leaf collection sweep.

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  12. Leaf Collection (entire City)

    December 31, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ All City residential streets.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas across the City the week of December 30 (except for January 1). Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants. This is the final leaf collection sweep.

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Events

  1. Santamobile

    December 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ South of W. Broad Street in the St. James Cemetery and Virginia Forest neighborhoods up to and including Seaton Lane and S. Oak south of the Tripps Run bridge

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  2. Geothermal Well Groundbreaking

    December 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recess playlot

    The new George Mason HS facility will use geothermal heat pumps - a key sustainability feature that uses deep wells in the ground as heat exchangers to reduce energy needed for heating and cooling. A groundbreaking to celebrate the start of drilling these 200 wells will be this Monday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m.

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  3. Santamobile

    December 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ North of W. Broad Street including Little Falls Street.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  4. Santamobile

    December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ South of W. Broad Street in the Tyler Gardens neighborhood and Virginia Forest neighborhood south of Seaton Lane; also includes streets north of the Tripps Run bridge (Hillier, S. Oak, Lee, Rees, Chanel).

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  5. Santamobile

    December 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Little Falls neighborhood, and streets east of Washington Street including the Madison Park and Whittier Park neighborhoods.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  6. Santamobile

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Broadmont neighborhood and streets on the north side of Hillwood east of Cherry Street.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  7. Santamobile

    December 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  8. Santamobile

    December 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  9. Santamobile

    December 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  10. Santamobile

    December 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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Library

  1. Gingerbread Houses @ the Library

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Construct and decorate your own graham cracker gingerbread house. Two sessions - 10:00am and 11:00am. For children grades 1-5, registration required. Children must be present at the time they registered for to enter the room; at 5 minutes past we will give spaces to children on the waitlist. Registration opens November 30 by phone or in person.

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  2. DIY Sock Snowmen

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Youth Services Room

    DIY Sock Snowmen - In this workshop, teens will sew, stuff, and embellish a sock to make a fun winter friend! Socks and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12, registration required. Please visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 703-248-5034.

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  3. ESL Conversation Group

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  4. Preschool Storytime

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  5. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  6. Preschool Storytime

    December 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  7. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  8. Amateur Writers Group

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Panera Bread (450 W. Broad St.)

    A group for aspiring writers. Share your work, give and receive feedback. All kinds of writing considered. Bring something that you're working on. Usually meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. However, in December the meeting will be one week earlier (December 19) so as not to conflict with the Christmas/New Year's holiday. The group will meet at Panera Bread (450 W. Broad St.).

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  9. Middle School Book Club

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    December Book: Hereville: How Mirka got her Sword by Barry Deutsch. Book Club for grades 6-8. Limited copies of the book are available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk. Registration Required.

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  10. Dance with Your Baby

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Music and movement playtime designed to get babies and caregivers moving! For ages 0-3, drop-in. For more information, visit the Youth Services Desk or call 703-248-5034.

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  11. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  12. ESL Conversation Group

    December 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  13. CLOSE @ NOON: Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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  14. CLOSED: Christmas Day

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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  15. ESL Conversation Group

    December 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  16. CLOSE @ 5 pm: New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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Recreation and Parks

  1. Midnight Madness

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - December 14, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Teen Center

    Grades 5-8 can hang with friends and play activities in the Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

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  2. Holiday Farmers Market

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Enjoy our regular award-winning market - with the produce, meat, dairy, chocolates, flowers, and baked-goods you already love - PLUS wreaths, gifts, and more holiday related goodies!

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  3. Holiday Tea

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for a special tea celebrating the holidays, complete with mid-19th century period decor and tree.

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  4. Holiday Tea

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for a special tea celebrating the holidays, complete with mid-19th century period decor and tree.

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  5. Holiday Farmers Market

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Enjoy our regular award-winning market - with the produce, meat, dairy, chocolates, flowers, and baked-goods you already love - PLUS wreaths, gifts, and more holiday related goodies!

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  6. Farmers Market

    December 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Every Saturday, every week you'll find fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music, and so much more! The December 28 Farmers Market is last 8:00 a.m. start time until April 2020.

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  7. Winter/Spring 2020 Class Registration Opens

    December 30, 2019, All Day

    Registration for Recreation and Parks classes opens to City residents on December 30, then to everyone on January 6.

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