With fentanyl deaths reaching unprecedented levels nationally, Fairfax County is participating once again in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take Back Day.
Led by the Fairfax County Police Department with other county agencies, the event will have drop-off sites set up across the county this Saturday (April 30) where people can dispose of their old and unused medications for free to prevent misuse.
The event will span from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at over half a dozen police stations as well as Reston Hospital (1850 Town Center Parkway):
- Fair Oaks (12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway)
- Franconia (6121 Franconia Road)
- Mason (6507 Columbia Pike)
- McLean (1437 Balls Hill Road)
- Mount Vernon (2511 Parkers Lane)
- Sully (4900 Stonecroft Blvd.)
- West Springfield (6140 Rolling Road)
In Fairfax County, overdoses tend to adversely affect teens and young adults more than any other age group. County and school officials reported in March that there had been a concerning number of overdoses involving teens aged 15 to 17 in the Richmond Highway corridor.
Drug overdoses kill more people in Virginia than vehicle crashes and guns combined, a trend from 2020 that appears to have worsened in 2021. The same is true nationwide, though firearms were the leading cause of death for kids and teens in 2020.
In Virginia, like the rest of the country, opioid deaths have skyrocketed; fatal drug overdoses increased from 1,298 deaths in 2019 to 1,915 deaths in 2020. The state projected an estimated 2,160 fatalities in 2021.
Photo via Drug Enforcement Administration
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road