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Corazon Foley for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - Springfield District

Cora Foley - Build Springfield Senior Center now!


1A.  Press Release on 9/9 League of Women Voters of Fairfax, VA

"Meet and Greet" with Candidates for Springfield District:

Corazon S. Foley (I) for Springfield Supervisor and Elizabeth Schultz, School Board.

The incumbent failed to appear.  (Photos are on page 2 of pdf file).

Next Event: September 22, 2015 Testimony at public hearing

on FY2015 Carryover Budget with $47million surplus.

1.  September 12, 2015 Return to Irving MS for five more weeks

of summer season for Saturday Line Dancing Class!!!

2.  September 12, 2015 (11AM - 3PM) - Hawaii State Society Aloha Festival
Elks Lodge (#2188), 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031
featuring BWSSCWoW "Sampaguita Sweethearts" 
performing "Salakot (Farmer's Hat) Dance" & "Dahil Sa Iyo Hawaiian Dance"
You are all invited and can register at the website:
Enjoy song/dance presentations from ethnic groups of Hawai'I.

3.  September 13, 2015 (1:30PM and 3PM) Burke Centre Festival.
1:30PM - BWSSCWoW Performance of international folk dances:
Philippine "Salakot" Dance, Hawaiian "Dahil Sa Iyo",
Irish "Dance Above the Rainbow" and Greek Dance.
For practice at home:
Greek dance:

AND at 3PM, the Hawaiian Stars will be performing hula dances.
Many Thanks to Hawaiian Stars for dedicated community service!

4.   September 17, 2015 (12Noon - 2PM) 80+ Birthday Party
for Ruth Wong, Marion Essig and Bill Sheads
at Pinn Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA
FREE Lunch and Birthday Cake!!!

Then on November 12, 2015 - 90th Birthday Party for Pacita Aguas
who worked with me since 2007 on the Senior Center Without Walls.
We will also discuss next phase of our petition for permanent facility
after the election phase is over on November 3, 2015.

5.  CHES Meetings will resume on Second Saturday, November 14, 2015
after the election phase of our petition for permanent facility(ies)
for the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls.
(Coffer Historical Exploration Society)
Congratulations to Bill Sheads for Sheads Court is being built:

6.  Choral Group and/or International Folk Dancing anyone?
We are having discussions about developing a choral group and/or
International Folk Dancing as part of the offerings of BWSSCWoW.
Milton Elder and Jerry Cantor have kindly provided information
about developing a BWSSCWoW Choral group.

We are considering the idea of INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS
of volunteer participants -- no registration fees -- who would
provide community service by performing free at senior centers,
and other community events, like the Burke Centre Festival,
the Hawaii Society, etc.  We will be looking for volunteer
instructors -- and I am thinking of asking my daughter-in-law
or her mother to teach us Irish folk dancing.  Participants will have
to purchase costumes as part of their volunteer participation.

If anybody is interested in either project, do please email me
so I can gauge the interest among seniors of the projects.

7.  Update: Deep Water Aerobics Class on Wednesdays (6PM)
Beginning on September 30, 2015 at Audrey Moore RecCenter
Contact Instructor: Cindy Henderson or 703-250-2641
NOTE: Class NOT listed in Parktakes -- should be online soon.

8.  FREE Aerobics Exercise at Messiah United Methodist Church
on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (8:30AM - 9:30AM).
Participants donate $1 per session for church facility maintenance.

9.  FREE Inova Classes for Caregivers - Second Thursdays (6:30PM - 8PM)

at Health Sciences Library of Inova Fairfax Hospital sponsored by

HELP (Hospitalized Elder Life Program).  Free Parking/Light Refreshments
The Health Sciences Library has the Geriatric Resource Center online:

  September 17, 2015 (12Noon - 2PM) Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke
invites you to Lunch and Life on "Avoiding Scams" with FCPD Tom Polhemus
at Jubilee Chrtistian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax

11.  September 19, 2015 Shepherd's Center of Annandale-Springfield
invites you to Oktoberfest at the American Legion Bicentennial Post #1976
4206 Daniels Avenue, Annandale, VA 22003
Join the fun with German food and band, 12Noon - 3PM (cost $15)
Call for more information or tickets, 703-941-1419.
Fall 2015 Adventures in Learning (September 30 - November 4, 2015)

12.  September 26, 2015 (6-9PM) Historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse
Community Coffee House (8511 Hooes, Road, Springfield, VA)
Free live music by the Fairfax Band Saxophone Quartet,folk singer Dave Brunelle,
and coffee and baked good donated by members of local community/businesses.
No charge for admission but donations are greatly appreciated.  All proceeds
benefit the restoration of the historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse.

13.  Kris Brinker invites you to join her Tai-Chi 3 classes in Burke
Mondays (September 14 - December 21, 2015, 8-9PM)
$182 for 14 classes at Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Lane.

14.  Kingstowne Center Yoga Program (Mindfulness Meditation)
Free information session on Wednesday, Sept. 2 (6:30PM - 7:30PM).
Fees: First-time participants pay $80 for 8 one-hour classes.
Wednesdays: September 6 - November 4 (6:30PM - 7:30PM)
Please DO NOT call the Kingstowne Center for information.
Call Sandy Reid, Instructor, 703-971-7397.

15.  September 15, 2015 (2PM) Burke Centre Library on Kindle Fire
Want to learn how to use your Kindle Fire?  Call 703-249-1520
Please join Bob Brill for a short course on everything Kindle

Thank you for supporting fairness and health programs 

for Springfield Senior Taxpayers and Families.

Other districts have 17 permanent senior centers - Springfield District NONE!

Best Regards.   Corazon Foley


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