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Monthly Networking Breakfast

Come eat some breakfast and mingle! The Annandale Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Monthly Networking Breakfast tomorrow morning, August 24, at Magills Restaurant. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and cost $12 to attend for members and $15 for non-members. Magills Restaurant is located at 7201 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA.

 

 

Come Groove to Old School Reggaeton Tonight

Tonight, August 20, Star Lounge in Annandale is hosting an Old School Reggaeton Concert. You can see three artists perform for the price of 1! You pay $20 and you get to see Sir Speedy, Don Chezina, and Big Boy. The concert starts at 9:00 p.m. and will run until about 2:00 a.m.

Star Lounge is located at 7203 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA. Buy your tickets in advance here: http://oldschool-reguaeton.eventbrite.com/.

Welcome Back to School Annandale High School!

It’s almost time for Annandale High School to start back up again. Annandale High School would like to remind the parents and students that The Opening of School Student/Parent Packet can be picked up in the AHS Cafeteria on the following dates and times:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

All financial obligations must be resolved prior to packet pickup, which includes getting your class schedule and locker information. All required forms must be completed prior to pick up as well.

Hidden Oak Nature Center Hosts a Weekend of Fun for Kids

This upcoming weekend the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale, VA has lots of fun activities in store. On Saturday, August 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there is the “Goodnight Walk: Abounding Bats” for ages 4 and up and adults are welcome! You will get the opportunity to join a naturalist teach you about bats and take a stroll along the Old Oak Trail to look for bats.

The on Sunday, August 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the center is hosting “Water Festival and Science Day.” This will be a day of science experiments, hiking to Bugg Creek to find crayfish and salamanders, watershed activities, examining erosion, and a water limbo contest. Be sure to pack your bathing suit! Kids ages 5-10 years old are welcome.

Reservations and advanced payment are required for both days and the cost for Saturday is $5 per person and Sunday is $6 per person.

Virginia, Maryland Launching Sales Tax Holidays For Back-To-School

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) - It's almost the most wonderful time of the year, for parents. The kids will soon be going back to school. But before that, the average American family will shell out $606 this year on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation. With such a high pricetag, every little bit helps and help is on the way in the form of local tax holidays in Virginia and Maryland over the next few days.

Virginia's sales tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday. The state's 5 percent sales tax will be waived on clothing that costs $100 dollars or less and school supplies that cost $20 or less. The tax holiday also works for items on layaway and rain checks, as long are you make the deal this weekend.

Fun-Filled Weekend for Annandale Residents

This weekend in Annandale is the annual Crazy Days and Sidewalk Sale and Watkins Fire Department's “Kraut N’ Wurst Days.” Both of these events run Friday and Saturday. The “Kraut N’ Wurst Days” event includes a 5K race, tractor pull, petting zoo, live music and more.

You still have time to check out the Annandale Farmer Market this weekend before the summer slips away. The market is open at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, August 7 and is located near the post office and city hall in downtown Annandale.

Annandale Kids Soccer Camp Coming Soon

The Annandale Boys’ and Girls’ Club is offering soccer camps from August 16 – August 20. After the excitement of the World Cup, there are many kids that are eager to head out to the soccer fields. This camp will provide children with the fundamentals of soccer from ball handling to passing to shooting to goalkeeping. The camp will also get them ready for the upcoming soccer season with lots of fun games.

Experience is not necessary and there will be a ratio of 1 coach for every 10 campers. Each camper is required to bring a soccer ball, a lunch bag, and tennis shoes. However, cleats and shinguards are highly recommended for safety.

The soccer camps will be held at the Annandale Sports Center at 6728 Industrial Road. The camps will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and extended day care is offered until 6:00 p.m. for an additional $5 a day. Children from kindergarten through 7th grade are welcome to participate!