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Scheduled Events


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



  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - National Night Out, sponsored by the Friends of Brookfield. (see details)

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

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Democratic Primary (Brookfield's polling place is the gym at Brookfield Elementary School) (see details)
  • May 18, 2019 - 10th annual Bike & Hike event! (see details)
  • May 9, 2019 - Friends of Brookfield Spring Town Hall Meeting (see details)
  • April 27, 2019 - National Drug Take-Back Day (see details)
  • April 7, 2019 - Community Fair for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
  • Saturday, December 10, 2018 - Wine, cheese, and conversation (see details)
  • November 8, 2018 - Fall Brookfield Town Hall Meeting. (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! (see details)
  • October 28th, 2017 - Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout(see details)
  • October 26, 2017 - Friends of Brookfield/BCA Fall General Meeting (see details)
  • October 14th, 2017 - Fall Cleanup 9:00 AM (see details)
  • October 4, 2017 - Neighborhood Watch Training Wednesday
  • August 1st, 2017: First annual National Night Out
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016 - First Town Hall Meeting (see details)
  • April 24th, 2016 - 7th Annual Bike & Hike (see details)




  • Recent Neighborhood Activities and Events


    June 11, 2019 Democratic Primary Election Results

    Fairfax County held a Democratic primary election for local and state offices on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The following offices were on the ballot:

    • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman
    • Board of Supervisors, Braddock District
    • Board of Supervisors, Hunter Mill District
    • Board of Supervisors, Lee District
    • Board of Supervisors, Providence District
    • Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney
    • Virginia Senate: 31st, 33rd and 35th Districts
    • Virginia House of Delegates: 38th and 49th Districts

    RESULTS

    Following were the results of the elections held in Brookfield's districts:

    Fairfax County supervisors: Jeff McKay
    Commonwealth’s Attorney: Steve Descano
    Virginia General Assembly 33rd District: Jennifer Boysko

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Visit this link to check with Virginia Department of Elections that you're registered to vote.

    See this link for detailed results from primaries for both parties.

    Image: Democratic primary June 11



    Successful 10th annual Bike & Hike!

    Thanks to all who participated in our Friends of Brookfield Bike & Hike on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

    Although we had a smaller crowd this year, people really seemed to have fun with our nature walk and guided bike hikes along Frog Branch Creek, and this year's raffles were the biggest ever, with 7 winners.

    We had games and excitement, professional face painting and a balloon twister, and people came and stayed for the afternoon to enjoy snacks, and meet and have conversations with their Brookfield neighbors!

    Activities included:

    • Bike safety inspections from A-1 Cycling
    • Talk to the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department members and tour the truck/li>
    • Professional Facepainting and balloon twisting
    • Grilled Hotdogs & Snacks
    • Hikes along Frog Branch Creek
    • Short bicycle hikes along the bike path
    • 7 exciting 50/50 raffles (the only paid event, a fund-raiser to support all of these activities)

    Sponsored by the Friends of Brookfield civic association.



    Good turnout at our May 9th Town Hall Meeting

    Many thanks to our 3 elected representatives and 25 guests who attended our May 9th Friends of Brookfield Town Hall Meeting.

    We enjoyed news-worthy updates and spirited conversations about local and state matters, and each Guest Speaker contributed to answering questions from the audience.

    Our next Town Hall meeting will be held in autumn. Keep your eyes peeled.



    Drug Take-Back Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Thanks to the Fairfax County Police for once again hosting Drug Take-Back Day this past Saturday, April 27, 2019.

    During this twice-annual event, you can rid your home of expired or unwanted prescription drugs. Each local Fairfax County Police Department hosted this event at the station, providing a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

    Check this website or call the police non-emergency number to hear about the next date for Operation: Medicine Cabinet Clean-out.



    2018 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 hosted a "Getting to know you" wine and cheese gathering. The event took place Sunday, December 10, from 3 to 6pm. Only Brookfield residents demonstrably aged 21 and over were served wine.

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



     

    Fall Brookfield Town Hall Meeting

    On November 8, 2018, from 7pm-8:45pm, we held our twice-annual Town Hall meeting. The event was held in the Brookfield Elementary Cafeteria and was well attended. Thanks to our guest speakers! We had to cut them off because we ran out of time.



    Biggest Bike & Hike Ever!

    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.



    Free Scam Jam and Shred Fest - April 28th, 2018

    Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force brought together top experts and law enforcement officials to present 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.



    Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - April 28th, 2018

    Want to safely dispose of unused or expired medications? Concerned about the environment or afraid disposing of your meds will harm others?

    Visit any Fairfax County Police Station on Saturday, April 28th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off unused or expired medications. Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe.

    For more details, see the attached PDF.



    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.



    Great attendance at our second Town Hall meeting

    Between 30 and 50 residents of Brookfield, nearby neighbors, and guests attended our Town Hall meeting this past October 26, 2017. The meeting was held in the cafeteria at Brookfield Elementary School from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, and was chock full of open, lively discussion. Topics included intentional community, real estate values, public safety issues, neighborhood events, and outreach to diverse members of our community.

    We were lucky enough to host two guest speakers. Our local Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Sabrina Ruck, spoke and answered questions at length about crime (and the relative lack of it) in our neighborhood, and ways to protect yourself and your family; the opioid crisis; neighborhood watch; and useful resources. She invites questions at her email, Sabrina.Ruck@fairfaxcounty.gov.

    Afterwards, Senator Jeniffer Wexton of Virginia's 33rd district discussed new legislation, trends, and challenges for our district. Center stage as a discussion of traffic and traffic relief projects and funding. She too discussed the opioid crisis. Other topics included schools (including SOL modernization and alternatives to suspension), the economy, and criminal justice. Attendees had many questions and interesting discussions.

    We ended the meeting with elections for the board of directors for the Friends of Brookfield (also known as the Brookfield Civic Association). With the exception of Josh Gayhart, who stepped down, all of last year's directors continue. Local businesswoman and Brookfield resident Tricia Amstutz, a frequent volunteer in past activities, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the first time. The board thanks Josh for his service. (Click here to see the current board.)

    If you'd like to join the Friends of Brookfield (Brookfield Civic Association), dues are only $25/year. Write checks to 'Brookfield Civic Association' and send them to BCA, P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.



    Successful Stream/Watershed Cleanup

    Thanks again to the volunteers who came out on Saturday morning, October 14th, 2017 for our stream/watershed cleanup along Frog Branch Creek.

    Despite the construction on the path right behind the Brookfield Swim Club, stalwart volunteers walked the open portion of the path and the stream bed all the way to Stringfellow Road. We collected 6 full bags of trash and 1 bursting bag of recycling items.

    Fall cleanup 2017

    Special thanks to Rocky Run student Xavier and his mother for joining us. We also greatly appreciate the cooperation of the Brookfield Swim Club for giving us access to their parking lot for staging and for the use of their trash dumpster. Fairfax County also provided the trash bags, thanks to the efforts of Brookfield resident and project coordinator John Moore.

    The Brookfield Civic Association and the Friends of Brookfield coordinate with neighbors once or twice per year to help clean up our neighborhood. Want to volunteer? Contact us at info@brookfieldcivic.org or come to our next General Meeting this October 26th, 7:30pm at Brookfield Elementary.



    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

    First town hall meeting well attended

    Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.

    We had a good mix of old and new friends, and started a great dialgue about future events to plan, public safety issues, neighborhood trends, and outreach to diverse members of our community. management Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016Come join us at the caefeteria in Brookfield Elementary School next Thursday, November 17th, at 7:30 pm. We will have an informal discussion about upcoming neihborhood events, public safety efforts, and other items of interest to the community. This meeting is expected to run from 7:30pm to about 9:00pm.



    Civic Association Election Results: May 31st, 2016

    Elections were held at the General Meeting on May 31st, 2016. The attending current members of Brookfield Civic Association re-elected all remaining 2015-2016 board members, and also elected two new association members to the board of directors: Josh Gayheart and Nancy Johnson.

    As per our bylaws, at the conclusion of the General Meeting, the board of directors met briefly to determine offices to be held by board members. Current officer positions are listed on our About page.



    Successful 7th Annual Brookfield Bike & Hike!

    We had sunshine and a gentle breeze for the 7th annual Brookfield Bike and Hike!  This past April 24th, 2016, over 85 residents turned out for food, activities, and to meet their neighbors. Our photographers have posted many awesome photos in two seperate links. Please visit and “like” our Facebook page to see more pictures.

    There are so many folks to thank for volunteering: Dustin, Lauren, Linda, Jake, Kylie, John, Jena, Cody, David, Bob, Kathy, Lu Anna, Wendy, Virginia, Deborah, Mark, Gerry, Kathy, Keith, Emily, Officers Lundquest and Culbertson, Sami, Alina, Tova, Kirstin, Keiran,  Aieda, Bonni, and our very generous sponsors: Tricia Amstutz, a Long & Foster realtor that has lived in Brookfield for over 30 years, Patrick (owner of Keough Senior Living, a senior living home here in Brookfield), Harris Teeter,  A-1 Cycling (especially Colin and Amanda), and Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their parking lot for this event.




    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 Friends of Brookfield civic association, there are opportunities for individual or group discussions. FTo express interest, sign up, or for more information, please email us.