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January 2013 E-Update

My most recent E-Update with information about a few things going on around the Occoquan District.

Greetings!

There is quite a chill in the air and I certainly hope that you and your family are safe and warm. I wanted to take a few moments to update you about happenings in the district that may be of interest.

Lake Ridge Dog Park Update- Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed this Saturday, January 26, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the location of the new Dog Park off Minnieville Road to help clear the area for the construction of a fence around the upcoming park. To keep costs down, members of the community have volunteered to clear away brush and fallen trees to make way for the new fence. If you can volunteer, meet at the park's location (entrance between Colby Drive and Sturbridge Road) at 9:30 a.m. or contact Prince William County Dogs for more information via their website at http://www.pwcdogs.com/. PechaKucha Nature Night - Jan. 26

PechaKucha Night is an informal community gathering where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, experiences and thoughts in a standardized format. Each presentation features 20 images, which are timed to show for 20 seconds each. Each presentation is six minutes 40 seconds long.

PechaKucha Nature Night is this Saturday, Jan.26. Doors open at 6:00 PM (dinner), and the program begins at 7:30 pm at The Electric Palm (12745 Sea Ray Lane, Woodbridge). Sponsored by Lake Ridge Parks & Recreation Association and Prince William Conservation Alliance, this event is open to the public and free of charge; buy your own food & drinks. Please note the restaurant seats 60 people; after that it's standing room only.  You won't want to miss this popular event featuring outstanding presentations by your friends and neighbors:

Kristi Smedley - Galapagos
Eli Hosen - Food for All Ages
Neil Nelson - Trail Projects in PWC
Marty Nohe - Off-road Hiking with Kids
Kelly Jimenez - Eggscellent Chicken Tales
Cindy Smith - Flowers and Bugs Make the World Go Round
Caryn Stein - Snapping & Trapping in Prince William Forest
Charlie Grymes - Open Spaces and the Tri-County Parkway
Uriah Kiser - Government Island: A walk into monumental history
Julie Flanagan - Spring Warblers are Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You 

More information is online at http://www.pwconserve.org/events/ or call PWCA at 703.499.4954.

Occoquan Frigid 5K Run/Walk - Feb. 23 This 5K run/walk, on Saturday, February 23, weaves through the historic district of Occoquan, Virginia, a town founded in the middle of the 18th century along the banks of the Occoquan River. Today, the town is an eclectic mix of historic sites, and dining and shopping options. Promptly after the race, participants will be able to enjoy breakfast at one of several town casual dining establishments. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Optimist Club of Occoquan-Woodbridge-Neabsco, which is dedicated to helping children in surrounding elementary schools. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and is limited to 250 participants. The first 100 participants will receive a race t-shirt. To register, please click here. Construction Alert- PWCSA Work in Occoquan Forest Community

If you live in the Occoquan Forest community, please be advised that the Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) will be doing some work on the Occoquan Forest sewer main relining project. Work began today at River Run Drive and Eagles Nest Court and will run until approximately February 13.

For further information, please feel free to visit the Service Authority's website at http://pwcsa.org/ or call 703-335-7950.

Holiness Tabernacle Food Distribution

In partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), Holiness Tabernacle provides free, healthy and nourishing food to Prince William County every second Monday from 12 to 3 P.M. and hosts the CAFB's Mobile Food Pantry every fourth Monday (where fresh produce is distributed).

For more information on Holiness Tabernacle's food distribution, please contact Holiness Tabernacle at (703) 497-7928. The church is located at 1440 Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge, VA. Visitors are encouraged to bring grocery bags.

Supervisor May's Constituent Service Facebook Page

Please be sure to check out our new Facebook page the next time you log on. While I've always used Facebook personally and politically, recently I've found that many constituents want to contact me for constituent services on Facebook as well.  As a result, we have created a special page designed specifically for constituent services. If you "like" this page, you will be able keep up with what's going on around the district, ask questions and even ask for help if you need it. Please be sure to check it out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Supervisor-MikeMay/122519247895858!

Thanks for reading our E-Update! If you would like to receive these E-Updates directly to your email, please contact Alyssa at aedson@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-5180. As always, if we can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us by email, phone, or Facebook.

Best regards,

Mike May, Occoquan District Supervisor

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