ServingTogether, in conjunction with Fairfax County Office of Public Private Private Partnerships (OP3) will be holding a Veteran Housing Connections Forum on Monday, March 26 from 9 am - 1 pm at the Fairfax Government Center in Fairfax, VA. Organizations that work with or support veteran housing needs are encouraged to attend. More details to come soon on speakers and panelists for the event!
Project Welcome Home Troops will be conducting a Power Breath Meditation Meditation Workshop in Reston, VA February 22-26. This is a FREE workshop for veterans. Especially those dealing with stress, anxiety and sleep problems.
Project Horse Empowerment Center in Purcellville, VA is hosting a free Warrior Herd™ Wellness Workshop on Saturday, February 10 (applications due February 1). This workshop is for FAMILIES, enabling veterans and family members to enjoy a restorative and enriching experience together in a serene setting. Warrior Herd™ is a free strengths-based, horse-powered wellness initiative designed to enhance interpersonal relationships, resiliency and rejuvenation. All horse interactions and activities occur on the ground, and no riding is involved.
Join the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir for a healthy cooking class on Thursday, January 11 at 5:30 pm instructed by a Chef Johnny from The Mission Kitchen, LLC. The class will offer the opportunity to learn and prepare healthy meals. Open to all active duty and their dependents. No registration required.
Project Horse Empowerment Center in Purcellville, VA will be hosting a Warrior Herd Couples Workshop on Saturday, January 13 from 1 - 3 pm. Warrior Herd™ is comprised of 12 monthly wellness groups to support and enhance the interpersonal relationships between veterans and members of their families. Applications have now opened for Warrior Herd™. Applications due by January 1st.
Fort Belvoir Sports and Fitness will host a Health and Fitness Expo to provide an overall health assessment experience and knowledge of wellness opportunities on Fort Belvoir and in the community. Thursday, January 18 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Specker Field House. Eligible participants include all Active Duty Soldiers, Dependents, Retirees, DoD Civilians and affiliated ID cardholders.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals has started a Parenting Skills Group. It is now open for enrollment for military and veteran families. No cost. Free parking. Child care provided. Beginning February 10, it will be held on the Second Saturday of every month from 9 am - 10:30 am. Call 240-847-7500 to sign up. Space is limited.
Team RWB invite you to join their the 2017 Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 16 from 1 - 4 pm at Murphy’s Irish Pub Old Town (713 King St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314).
Calling kids from all over the world, every service, and all ages! Show us what it means to be a military kid through drawings, paintings, poems, or essays. In celebration of our 20th Anniversary and sponsored by Target, the 2017/2018 Call for the Arts campaign will raise visibility of military and veteran-connected children and the sacrifices they experience through military lifestyle. The Art of Being a Military-Connected Child is open to all civilian and military-connected students, Pre-K through high school. All submissions must be postmarked by December 31, 2017.
The City of Manassas will partner with the Military Child Education Coalition, to showcase the brave sons and daughters of military parents at our feature train show “Polar Express at Merry Old Town Manassas” held at the Center for the Arts, in recognition of these special families and their contributions. Perhaps you are a military family or know of a family deserving of this honor. If so, please send a photo that shows heartfelt emotion of a family that means the most to you to display. Deadline for submission is December 1.