Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, Veteran and Military Spouse Career Fair, at National Museum of the United States Army, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The free-to-attend event features two days of opportunities for candidates to connect with companies, with in-person sessions between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on May 11 and a virtual fair taking place from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on May 12. Learn more.
Thursday, May 12, 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax 2022 Spring Meeting. Meeting will include Business Meeting, Presentation of the Live Healthy Fairfax Award and a program from the Fairfax Food Council. Learn more and register.
Thursday, May 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., NAACP Congressional Primary Candidate Forum — VA District 8. Free and open to the public. Learn more and register.
Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m., Tour de Hunter Mill. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is hosting the 2nd annual Tour de Hunter Mill that includes a five-mile family route and an 18-mile route and begins in the Town of Vienna at the Town Green, located at 144 Maple Avenue East. The registration fee is $30 per rider, which includes Tour de Hunter Mill socks and a contribution to the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, which provides operational support. Please note that the event is rain or shine. More information and to register.
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m., Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at National Rifle Association headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. The vigil commemorates the anniversary of the day 26 children and educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please DO NOT park in the NRA's parking lot. There is plenty of free parking in the office building lot on Fairfax Ridge Drive across Waples Mill Road. Signs and flags will be provided. Some protesters will drive past the NRA with signs taped to their car windows or doors; others will stand on the sidewalk.
Sunday, May 29, noon to 5:00 p.m., Luau on the Lake, at Lake Anne Brew House. Join us to fill the food pantry! Please bring canned goods, non-perishables, and personal care items to fill the bins. More is at Luau.
Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 p.m., Building Resilient Communities: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Webinar. Learn how adversity during childhood affects the developing brain and body, and the impacts later in life. The presentation will present an overview of the original ACE public health study and how it can guide and inform us today to create communities that support resiliency for all. Register here.
Saturday, June 4, Reston Gardens of Note 2022, Self-Guided Garden Tour 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Garden Party: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Experience the sights, sounds, and fragrances of five notable private residential gardens in Reston on the self-guided 2022 Gardens of Note tour, including musical performances. Presented by The Reston Chorale in partnership with the Reston Garden Club and Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes; $20 in advance and $25 on tour day. Tickets and information are at restonchorale.org.
Saturday, June 4, noon to 6:00 p.m., 2022 Reston Pride Festival, at Lake Anne Plaza. Since 2018, Reston Pride has operated as a grassroots organization serving Northern Virginia focused on ensuring a truly inclusive Reston region through engagement with the community and providing quality education and resources about LGBTQIA+ history and culture to LGBTQIA+ persons and their allies. Information on this year's event is at You Belong Here.