September 2015 Events
AFAC on the go!
Be on the lookout for our banners during the month of September on the back of local Metro buses! Take a picture and post on social media with the hashtag #AFACintheWild.
THE WORLD IN AFAC’S KITCHEN
View AFAC’s display in the Arlington Central Library lobby (1015 N. Quincy St) all September long. And join us for a special presentation on Wednesday, 9/23 at 7pm: Inside Arlington kitchens: tastes from our cultures.
Wednesdays at 7pm
Join us at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St) and learn some gardening tips from local experts on how to get the best out of your gardens! See the full schedule online.
9/2: Putting the herb garden to bed for winter
9/9: Cover crops and crop rotations
9/16: Extending the season: cold frames & hot beds
9/30: Indoor vegetable gardening for winter months
Thursday, September 3, 10:30-11:30am
Let AFAC bring the bagging to you! Get a taste of what volunteers do at the AFAC warehouse by bagging potatoes in front of Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St).
STUFF THE BUS FOOD DRIVES
Help AFAC, Giant Food, and the Arlington Transit: ART Stuff the Bus with healthy foods! Throughout the month of September, you can spot ART buses parked in front of select Giant Food stores. With your help, we will fill those buses with 15,000 pounds of food!
Friday 9/11, Saturday 9/12, & Sunday 9/13
Giant at Shirley Park – 2901 S. Glebe Rd, Arlington, 22206
Giant at Virginia Square – 3450 Washington Blvd, Arlington, 22201
Saturday 9/26 & Sunday 9/27
Giant at Lyon Village – 3115 Lee Hwy, Arlington, 22201
Save the Date:
CHIEFS VS CHEFS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Chiefs vs Chefs returns to Arlington on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Join the mayhem and watch three of the area’s best restaurant chefs go toe-to-toe with three of Arlington’s baddest firehouse cooks in a three-course throw-down! Check out last year’s photos for a peak at the competition.
DRIVE THRU SHREDDING
Saturday, September 12, 10am-1pm
Come by the Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague St) for our
Drive Thru Shredding event! In exchange for cash or can donations, personal documents will be shred for free on site. A big thank you to Ann Wilson of Keller Williams Realty for sponsoring Drive Thru Shredding!
Mug Night at Whitlow’s
Thursday, September 17, 6-9pm
Mingle with the AFAC’s Young Professionals at Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd). During Mug Night, portions of every mug sold will benefit AFAC.
DRIVE AWAY HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
Saturday, 9/19, 10-6 & Sunday, 9/20, 10-4
Help AFAC battle hunger at BJ’s Wholesale Club, (6607 Wilson Blvd). Together we can fill the van with healthy non-perishable items.
Monday, September 21, 7-8pm
Get to know AFAC at our warehouse located at 2708 S. Nelson St! This is a perfect opportunity for volunteers, both new and not-so-new, to see our facility and to learn more about how we serve our 2,200+ clients every week.
AFAC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Thursday, Sept 24, Shotgun Start 1:30pm
Join AFAC for a day of golf in beautiful Clifton, VA. Our 1st Annual AFAC Golf Tournament will take place at Westfields Golf Club (13940 Balmoral Green Avenue, Clifton, VA 20124). You can register to play or to become a sponsor online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday, September 27, 7-9pm
Join AFAC for a screening of The Starfish Throwers at George Mason University, Founders Hall, Room 113 (3351 N. Fairfax Dr., 22201). Panel discussion to follow. Please RSVP online. GMU map and parking information.