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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Meet your neighbors in Annandale at a National Night Out event

Several community gatherings are scheduled in Annandale for National Night Out, on Tuesday Aug. 7.

There will be a free community celebration at the Annandale Shopping Center, on Columbia Pike by Gallows Road, 6-9 p.m., held in cooperation with the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department and Mason District Police Station.

This event features a free screening of “The Lorax,” starting at 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot in front of Silverado. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. There will be giveaways and an opportunity to meet local law enforcement officer and firefighters.

The National Night Out campaign, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, encourages citizens and homeowners associations to schedule block parties or other family activities with a crime-prevention theme. The idea is to bring neighbors together to support anti-crime efforts, strengthen community-police partnerships, and get neighbors to look out for one another and become more aware of suspicious activities.

Other National Night Out events in the Annandale area scheduled for Aug. 7, include the following:

Canterbury Woods Civic Association—Two locations, Dora Court and the corner of Queen Elizabeth Boulevard and Chanticleer Avenue, 7-9 p.m. Lemonade provided. Bring a plate of cookies or a snack to share.

John Calvin Presbyterian Church—National Night Out Picnic, 6531 Columbia Pike, 6-9 p.m. Burgers, veggies, fruit, lemonade provided; bring a side dish or dessert if desired.

Edsall Park—Parking lot at the Edsall Park Swim Club, 7-9 p.m. Meet police officers; cake walk, other games, food, raffles.

Lafayette Village Community Association—Trammell Park, 7 p.m. Moon bounce, snow cones, demonstration on installing automatic light switch, raffle.

Lincolnia Hills/Heywood Glen Civic Association—Moody Court, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free pizza and barbecue sandwiches, fire truck tours, meet the police K9 unit, games and prizes, entertainment from Ramsay Recreation Center.

Parklawn Community/Barcroft Terrace—Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Road, 6-7:30 p.m. Community potluck. Meat, cheese, and vegetable trays, non-alcoholic drinks provided. Bring a dish to share. Public invited.

Ravensworth-Bristow Civic Association—Ravensworth Baptist Church yard, 5100 Ravensworth Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free refreshments. Police officers and firefighters will be there with their equipment.


  1. The free movie outdoors sounds like a cool community event - wish more was being done to promote this...this is the first I have heard of it so thanks for putting useful stuff like this here.

  2. Yes, if our Supervisor didn't SUCK - this should be something she sends out. The Braddock Supervisor did.

  3. Yeah, I suppose. It only took them half a year to remove the Annandale Parade flyer from that awesome display case located at the corner of Columbia Pike and Little River...would some neon construction paper and a sharpie cost that much? How about a banner slung over Columbia Pike that coulg be reused and "courtesy of xyz" to give the sponsor some free advertizing. Pu those $500000 fire trucks to good use.