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A Parent and Caregiver Forum on Teen Abuse of Prescription Medications

This story was sent to us by FCPS Outreach:

Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet? Many teens do. Every day, on average, 2,500 teens abuse prescription drugs to get high for the first time. To educate parents and caregivers on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, Joseph Rannazzisi, a pharmacist, lawyer, Special Agent, and Deputy Assistant Administrator with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will present the current trends of prescription drug abuse affecting our nation’s youth.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theatre on the Fairfax campus. This Forum is a free event and no registration is needed.

Male Body Found on Fort Belvoir

A man was found dead yesterday on Fort Belvoir. The body was discovered in a wooded area and he was believed to be a Solider, according to Chris Grey of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time. The Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the cause of death, and once identification is confirmed his closest relatives will be notified.


Reflections of You Salon in Fairfax Shows Appreciation for School Staff

The Reflections of You salon and spa in Fairfax, VA is doing something special in this back-to-school season. They have given away 13 gift certificates so far to teachers and staff at various elementary and high schools for a welcome back.

The co-owner of Reflections of You, David Plum, is a teacher himself at Lake Braddock in Burke, VA. He has been providing teachers and other staff at schools gift cards for 3 years at the beginning and end of the year as a sign of appreciation for what they do day in and day out. Plum shared that this year alone, Reflections of You supplied over 1200 $20 gift cards and 13 $50 gift cards for school staff in the area.

Plum suffered from a serious ankle injury a few years ago, and spent a lot of time in the hospital. This led him to another idea.

Burke Racquet and Swim Club Holiday Closures

Burke Racquet and Swim Club will be closed for repairs and renovations from August 30 to September 3 during the Labor Day holiday weekend. However, it will be open on Labor Day, September 6, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. So come on in this Labor Day to get your fitness on!

PR Running Store Holds All-Comer’s Group Run

The Potomac River Running Store holds group runs every Tuesday evening. This group run is lead by PR Running Store staff members and will begin at the PR store at 5715 Burke Centre Parkway in Burke, VA. The all-comer’s group run is a social run and is free to participate. This is a great way to add structure to your training schedule and meet some fellow runners! It is safe and open to all levels.

Come out for this low-key run if you are a beginner and run a mile or two. If you are an experienced, competitive runner then this is a great opportunity to do a fun, tempo run. The run will be no longer than 50 minutes and will go from the store to some various trails around Burke and back. The run will end at the PR Running Store around 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, you can call the PR Running Store in Burke at 703-978-0500.

Fairfax High School Seeks Volunteers

The PTSA is seeking volunteers for the "Rebels Reunite." Volunteers are need for Tuesday, August 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A perk for volunteers is that they can come in at 3:00 p.m. to turn in their own forms and get their schedules early with no lines!

Volunteers will help collect forms and give out schedules in the Fairfax High School Auditorium and Cafeteria. PTSA is hoping to get about 30-40 volunteers.

More volunteers are need for September 1-3 when students who could not make it to "Rebels Reunite" are coming to the Main Lobby to get their materials from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you are able to help out you can contact Clare Talbert, PTSA Volunteer Coordinator at: Talbert4fun@msn.com.


Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.