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Scheduled Events


Following is a list of scheduled events. You can also check out our Facebook page!



  • April 7, 2019 - Community Fair for National Crime Victims' Rights Week (see details)
  • April 2019 - Fairfax County Watershed Clean-Up volunteer opportunities (see details)

Look back and see some of our old events described...

  • January 8, 2019 - Special Election for Virginia Senate (33rd District seat) (see details)
  • December 20, 2018 - Delegate Karrie Delaney's pre-sesion Town Hall Meeting (see details)
  • November 28, 2018 - Commonwealth Transportation Board public meeting (see details)
  • November 18, 2018 - Republican Mass Meeting to select VA Senate Candidate (see details)
  • November 17, 2018 - Democratic Causus to select VA Senate Candiate(see details)
  • November 8, 2018 - Fall Brookfield Town Hall Meeting. 7pm-8:45pm, Brookfield Elementary Cafeteria (see details)
  • November 6, 2018 - 6am to 7pm - Mid-term elections. Local voting place: Brookfield Elementary School.
  • August 7, 2018 - Brookfield National Night Out (see details)
  • June 7, 2018 - Spring Brookfield Town Hall
  • April 29th, 2018 - 9th Annual Bike & Hike (see details)
  • April 28th, 2018 - Scam Jam and Shred Fest (see details)
  • April 28th, 2018 - Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout (see details)
  • December 10, 2017 - Neighborhood Wine, Cheese & Conversation
  • December 9, 2017 - Coffee with a Cop!
  • October 28th, 2017 - Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
  • October 26, 2017 - Friends of Brookfield/BCA Fall General Meeting
  • October 4, 2017 - Neighborhood Watch Training Wednesday
  • August 1st, 2017: First annual National Night Out


  • Upcoming Neighborhood Activities and Events


    NewCommunity Fair for National Crime Victims' Rights Week -

    Looking for a fun, free, family-friendly event that supports a great cause? Come on April 7th to the Community Fair in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an annual observance promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and their advocates.

    The Community Fair will have live music, food vendors, community agencies, business vendors, and a scavenger hunt, and will feature demonstrations and displays from the Fairfax County Police Department, Fire and Rescue, Yoga, and more! Register now as one of the first 125 attendees and receive a free gift at check-in https://t.co/ipeQgiYDt2.

    Community Fair poster



    FCPD National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Fair April 7, 2019, 12pm - 2:30pm Public Safety HQ, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

    NewFairfax County Watershed Clean-Up dates for 2019

    Fairfax County has its annual Watershed Cleanup for 2019 on April 5th & 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2019. If you want to volunteer, check out this website. Nearby opportunities include 4/6 at Cub Run and Ellanor C. Lawrence.

    To get on the bandwagon, the Friends of Brookfield are planning a watershed cleanup, which we do most years (down by the pool, along Frong Branch Creek). We will plan a date and advertise it here on the website soon. If anyone wants to volunteer to help coordinate, please contact us at info@friendsofbrookfield.org?subject=Watershed%20Cleanup%20Volunteer.



    Commonwealth Transportation Board public meeting Nov 28th

    Commonwealth Transportation Board public meeting will be held on November 28th at 5:30 PM at the NOVA District Office (4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA 22030).

    Meetings begins with an open house followed by a public comment period Comments accepted at the meeting and may also be submitted via email or online at www.CTB.Virginia.gov.

    At the open house, you can learn about various transportation initiatives, as well as Virginia’s project prioritization process (SMART SCALE), Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and the VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan. Representatives from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment and Departments of Transportation and Rail and Public Transportation will be in attendance to highlight their transportation programs and discuss your ideas and concerns about Virginia’s transportation network.

    According to the Virginia Department of Elections, the deadline to register to vote (or update an existing registration) is Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00pm. For more information about registering, access the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/index.html.



    Delegate Town Hall Dec 20th

    Virginia House of Delegates representative Karrie Delaney is holding a pre-2019 General Assembly session town hall meeting open to the public. Event is on December 20th from 7-8:30 PM at the Chantilly Regional Library (4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151). She will provide a preview of her legislative agenda for the 2019 session, a review of what has happened in the past year, and will take any questions from the public. Bring your neighbors and any legislative ideas you may have.

    To RSVP, click here.



    VA Senate Special Election - Jan 8th, 2019

    A special election will be held on January 8th, 2019, for the open seat in Virginia Senate's 33rd district. The seat opened when Jennifer Wexton, the current state Senator, won her bid for the US Congress this past November 6th. When she takes her seat in the 116th US Congress on January 19th, the winner of this special election will join the Virgina Senate. The winner will serve the remainder of the regular term, which expires 12/31/19.

    According to the Virginia Department of Elections, the deadline to register to vote (or update an existing registration) is Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00pm. For more information about registering, access the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/index.html.




    Recent Neighborhood Activities and Events


    Here is a description of past events...

    Republican mass meeting held Sun, Nov 18th, 5pm to Choose a Replacement Virginia Senate Candidate

    Since Jennifer Wexton, the current holder of the seat for Virginia Senate in the 33rd Senate District, won her US Congressional bid, her seat for Virginia Senate has opened. Accordingly, there was a Republican legislative mass meeting held Sunday, November 18 at 5pm .

    Three candidates sought the party’s nomination: Arash Ebrahimi of Herndon, Peter Godston of Sterling, and Joe T. May, a former state delegate.

    Mr. May was chosen Sunday to be the Republican nominee for the 33rd state Senate seat. The election will be held on January 8, 2019.



    Democratic Caucus Saturday, Nov 17th, 1-4pm, to Choose a Replacement Virginia Senate Candidate

    Since Jennifer Wexton, the current holder of the seat for Virginia Senate in the 33rd Senate District, won her US Congressional bid, her seat for Virginia Senate has opened. Accordingly, there was a firehouse Democratic Caucus held Saturday, November 17th from 10am-4pm in 4 locations in Fairfax and Loudon Counties (since this Senate seat spans both counties).

    Three candidates sought the party’s nomination: Delegate Jennifer B. Boysko (D-86), community activist Charlotte McConnell, and consultant Sharafat Hussain. The winner, with over 80% of the vote, was Delegate Jennifer Boysko, who will be the Democratic candidate in the Special Election to be held on January 8, 2019.



    Brookfield's National Night Out

    I sure had fun at Brookfield's second annual National Night Out.

    The Friends of Brookfield gathered on Lees Corner and Bentree Ct, and gave away free cotton candy, cookies, and bottled water on a hot muggy evening.

    Sully Station Police came by and chatted with Brookfield residents, gave the kids some fun hats and giveaways, and for the "ooh, trucks" crowd, we were lucky enough to have a cool fire truck.

    Bonnie Hobbs from the Chantilly Connection newspaper dropped by, chatted, and took some great pictures.

    Thanks so much to Bonni Epstein, Margie Wheedleton, Jim Rollins, the Keough family, Gerry VonHoene, Bonnie Hobbs, all of our first responders (I met at least 4 of our police reps including MPO Sabrina Ruck... sorry I don't remember everyone's name)... thanks to all who participated.



    Brookfield's 9th Annual Bike & Hike

    Our 9th annual Bike & Hike event. was held on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. This free event had the biggest turnout ever. What a great opportunity to get out in the sun (and wind) and meet your neighbors.

    As usual, we had short bike expeditions and nature hikes along the trails on Frog Branch Creek. Plus, join us for optional group nature hikes in the woods. Is that all? NO WAY! We have loads of fun activities in store for you, including:

    • Games, face painting, and bubbles galore
    • A real, old-fashioned cotton candy machine, served up by Chef David
    • Fresh-grilled hot dogs (thanks to Cathy and Jim)
    • Cookies and snacks
    • Cool bottled water and beverages
    • Meet two Neighborhood Patrol Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department
    • Free bike safety inspection courtesy of A-1 Cycling

    Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

    The Friends of Brookfield thanks our local police officers and the fire engine company that led tours.

    Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

    And thanks to Bonni Epstein for coordinating once again.



    Scam Jam and Shred Fest - April 28th, 2018

    To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force hosted top experts and law enforcement officials who presented at a free informational Scam Jam.

    When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Shred truck from 8am to 12pm)
    Where: Fairfax County Government Center – Board Auditorium
    12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

    The presenters discussed scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams. Light refreshments and lunch were served.

    See PDF flyer.



    Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - April 28th, 2018

    The twice annual medicine cabinet cleanout was held on April 28. This lets consumers safely dispose of unused or expired medications in an environmentally friendly method.

    People visited their local Fairfax County Police Station on Saturday, April 28th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off unused or expired medications. Disposal was FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe.



    Neighborhood Wine, Cheese & Conversation


    As a founding member of the Friends of Brookfield and the Brookfield Civic Association, board member Margie Wheedleton is a strong believer in intentional community. In an effort to get to know her neighbors better, she is hosting a "Getting to know you" wine and cheese gathering. The event takes place Sunday, December 10, from 3 to 6pm, and is intended for Brookfield residents. Only those demonstrably aged 21 and over will be served wine.

    If interested, please email her for the address.

    Margie looks forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. Come celebrate the Brookfield community.



     

    Coffee with a Cop! Sat, Dec 9th, 12-2 at Starbucks Chantilly Crossing

    Join your neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation! Bring the whole family, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will be onsite with their FREE child ID program, Caring Angels Therapy Dogs, McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance, kids activities and much more…

    If interested, come to:
    Starbucks, 14423 Chantilly Crossing Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151
    12pm to 2pm



    Safely discard old medications! - Sat, Oct 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm


    This semi-annual event was held on Oct 28th. When new dates are available, we will post here.

    You can also obtain drug disposal kits to safely dispose of some medications from the county. See Drug Disposal Kits Available at Health Department Offices and Other Locations. Click here to see a video demonstrating how the biodegradable pouches work.



    Fall General Meeting: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017


    The fall general meeting of the Brookfield Civic Association was held Thursday, 10/26/17 at 7:30 pm. We hosted two guests: State Senator Jennifer Wexton, 33rd district, and Crime Prevention Officer Sabrina Ruck.

    Fall meeting 2017

    Next meeting in the spring... keep an eye out here for details.



    Fall Cleanup: Oct 14th, 2017, 9:00 AM

    Thanks to this year's participants. We had a small but successful event. Check back to see the spring cleanup schedule.

    Fall cleanup 2017



    Neighborhood Watch Training Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 7-9pm

    This event was held at the Sully Police Station. If interested in training, contact our local Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Sabrina Ruck at Sabrina.Ruck@fairfaxcounty.gov or call her at 703-814-7051.



    August 1st, 2017: First annual National Night Out

    The Friends of Brookfield and the Brookfield Civic Association celebrated our first annual National Night Out on August 1st, 2017.

    Thank you everyone who came out to support our community, law enforcement, and local fire safety workers.

    A team of Brookfield neighbors and volunteers greeted residents in the neighborhood along the main stretch of Lees Corner Road a block down from the elementary school. We handed out free cotton candy, snacks, bubbles and treats for the kids.

    As special guests, we had visits from over a dozen members of our local first responders, with police car tours, a chance to talk to officers, fire fighters and rescue workers.

    We had a huge showing from our Sully District Police Station, who had revolving teams of officers to meet and greet residents. Kids were also thrilled to see Fairfax County Fire and Rescue (Chantilly # 15), who brought one of their fire engines and greeted kids and parents. Here's a big shout out to both groups, you women and men are just amazing!

    Thanks too for all who volunteered. See you again next year!

    National Night Out 1

    Fun all around



    November 17, 2016: Friends of Brookfield/BCA Fall Meeting

    We had our fall meeting on Nov 17th, 7:30 pm at the Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria. Thanks for all who attended.



    Spring General Meeting: May 31st, 2016

    We held our Spring civic association general meeting on Tuesday, May 31st, at 7:30 pm at the Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria.

    We discussed future fun events, zoning updates, community outreach projects, and even nominated and approved two new Board members.

    Spring meeting



    Brookfield 8th Annual Bike & Hike

    April 30th, 2017 - Attendance was a little lower this year due to the weather but the fun level was high!

    Someone please email me a picture of 2017 Bike & Hike so I can post it.



    Brookfield 7th Annual Bike & Hike

    April 24th, 2016 - We had a great time at this year's Bike & Hike event. Held from 1pm to 4pm in the parking lot of the Brookfield Swim Club, over 85 residents turned out for food, activities, and to meet their neighbors.

    7th Annual Bike & Hike group shot

    Brookfield 6th Annual Bike & Hike

    6th Annual Bike & Hike group shot

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    Brookfield 5th Annual Bike & Hike

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    We Want You!

    We are striving for diversity, and welcome input and participation from any groups that feel that they are not well-represented in our organization. If you are interested in participating in the Brookfield Civic Association, there are opportunities for individual discussions, or for a continuing role, we are recruiting additional neighborhood reps. For more information about what role neighborhood representatives play, click here. To express interest, sign up, or for more information, please email us.