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Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Firefighters Help Bring New Winter Coats to Kids

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County firefighters, in cooperation with the Coats for Kids Foundation, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, will collect and distribute new winter coats for children and youths through high school age, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11 a.m., at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

Through generous support and donations from organizations and businesses, it is anticipated that approximately 1,000 youths and their families will benefit. This is the fifth year firefighters and the department have sponsored this community event.

34th Annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale

The following was sent to us by Peggy Moore of Fairfax County Government:

The 34th Annual McLean Antiques Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov.13 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14. from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to benefit the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund.

An exceptional group of dealers representing American, English, and European Antiques, Decorative accessories, Furniture, Folk Art, Porcelains, Silver, Paintings, Prints, Linens, Oriental Carpets & Rugs, Glass Repair Service and much more...  Fresh Food Service Provided by Sweet Leaf of McLean http://www.eatsweetleaf.com.

For a list of dealers see show manager Pappabello Show's Web site at http://www.pappabello.com.

Volunteer Fairfax Present: VolRUNteer 5k & Fun Run

The following was sent to us by Kevin Hunter of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax, Va -- In an effort to encourage volunteerism and a healthy lifestyle, Volunteer Fairfax is hosting it’s first-ever volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run, November 14th 2010. The volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run’s aim is to promote volunteerism, along with offering families the opportunity to get fit by being part of the 5k or fun run. All participants will have the chance to give back, by participating in on site service projects race day. The race commences at 8:00 a.m. November 14th, 2010 at George Mason University.

Embassy Suites Hotels’ Facebook Community Selects Harry Potter Über Fan

From Embassy Suites Hotels:

Potter Fanatic Surpasses Other Finalists Online to Receive $10,000 Reward

McLEAN, Va. – (October 20, 2010) –Today Embassy Suites Hotels released the results of its Über Fan Contest, announcing Chicago-based Harry Potter devotee Ashley Demma as the grand prize winner.  The upscale all-suites hotel brand’s Facebook community of over 40,000 followers voted to crown Demma as the biggest die-hard fan, who edged out four other finalists for the top honors.  The contest invited consumers around the country to share their most extreme fan moments for the chance to be deemed the ultimate “über fan” and pursue their passion through travel with a $10,000 cash prize, 20 free nights at any Embassy Suites and an iPhone 4 to document the experience.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Bloomingdale's 13th Annual' Love Where You Live' Charity Event

Bloomingdale’s will host Love Where You Live on Thursday, October 20 and 21, 2009 from 10am-10pm in its three area locations: Chevy Chase, Tysons Corner and White Flint.  Dedicated to supporting six of the Washington, D.C. area’s prominent non-profit organizations, this charity event features live entertainment, fashion events, culinary demonstrations, incredible discounts, and more, as well as focuses on giving back to the community.  This year’s charities include Autism Speaks, U.S. Dream Academy, National Capital Area of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Junior League of Washington, Family Support Center and Choral Arts Society.