Calendar of Events


Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday January 25th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • February 8
    • February 22
    • March 8
    • March 22
    • April 12
    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    New Members:

    Join the GFFN Board and Interest Group Leaders for the 

    New Member Zoom Call

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Meeting will provide you with some additional information about our club and to introduce you to other new members so that you can feel connected at a time when personal connections are so important. 

    RSVP to amypaladini@gmail.com.

    If you have any questions, please contact Membership VP Amy Paladini  at 202-812-8722.  

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Great Falls Village Centre
    • 2
    Register

    Join us in person, outdoors for 

    Kaffeeklatsch in the Village Green 

    We will have chairs for everyone -distanced of course- so we can all enjoy a morning coffee with fellow club members to catch up assuming the weather is good!

    We will meet out back unless weather forces us inside.- Look for the pineapple centerpiece.  

    Bundle up, grab a hot coffee and join the Kaffeeklatsch on January 28, 9:15-10:30am.  All members are encouraged to attend and this event is especially good for newer members and first timers. This is a great opportunity to get to know some awesome women and find out more about our club! 

    Please register in advance.  

    Questions? Contact Heidi Briguglio (heidi@getitdonegreatfalls.com) or call Heidi at 202-207-7600 if you can't find the group.

    Limited to first 10 GFFN members who sign up!


    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    All Kinds of Needles

    We have been having 40 minute monthly Zoom meetings with about 8 or so members joining in to keep in touch. It’s nice to have a regular small group that keeps in touch to discuss “life in the time of coronavirus.” If you are not on our mailing list but wish to join, please drop me a line at susan.falkson@gmail.com. And if you are one of our in person regulars, try a Zoom call with us. 

    Our next Zoom will be Tuesday, February 5, “around” 3:00. Susan will send out invitations directly to the group.


    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Call
    Register

    Virtual All Club Meeting

    Club Member, Leslie Hollander, classically trained French pastry chef and owner of Sugar Up, Sugar will conduct a demonstration.  A list of ingredients will be published beforehand for members who would like to bake along with Leslie!    

    All Club Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am.  Social time starts at 9:30am.

    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.



    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    First Wednesday Evening Book Group

    The group meets on the First Wednesday of the month at 8pm via Zoom (during Covid-19), and is limited to 12 people to ensure great conversations about what we are reading.

    Interested in the First Wednesday Book Club?  Contact Mari Partyka at mari.partyka@gmail.com for details and sign-up by updating your profile on our website. 


     


    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Call

    All members are invited to attend our monthly board meetings.   Social time starts at 9:15am and our meeting begins promptly at 9:30am.   We are usually done before 12:00pm.

    Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.  Contact Julie Casso if you would like to attend.




    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Bryx American
    Register

    Foodies Happy Hour

    Please join us for Happy Hour at BRX Oven

    On Thursday, February 4th at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

    BRX Oven  



    Sally Andrew Pyne, Kristin Dailey, Shelley Davenport 

    Also, be sure to sign up for the Foodies Happy Hour group so you receive invitations to our events and check out the GFFN calendar for other gatherings that have been planned.


    Upcoming Foodies events:

    March, 2, Toka Salon 

    April 15, Dantes

    May 6  L'Auberge Chez Francois (Placeholder only) not confirmed. 


    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.


    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

    The Thursday Evening Book Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. This group is currently full.  If you have questions, please contact Kristin Mears at kamears@hotmail.co.uk




    • Friday, February 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Your home- Zoom Call
    Register

    The Travel Party

    Next stop for the Virtual Travel Party is Iberian Gold. SPAIN, home of conquistadors, Moorish splendor, gypsies, running bulls, pilgrimages, villains and saints. It is a parade of celebrated towns: Seville, Granada, Barcelona, Salamanca, Segovia, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid. Its stories range from medieval Crusaders and swashbuckling explorers to that singular Man of La Mancha, the courtly portraits of Velasquez and the tragic murder of the poet Garcia Lorca. As a bonus, join us in PORTUGAL and visit Porto, awash in golden bridges and wine caves. Settle in for tales both sacred and profane as we explore Iberian GoldFriday, February 5, 10 am.  Zoom link will be sent in the confirmation and reminder.


    Travel Parties are held the 1st Friday of each month at 10-11 AM

    Take note of Future Travel Plans:

    Mar 5, 2021 10:00 AM

    Apr 2, 2021 10:00 AM

    May 7, 2021 10:00 AM

    Jun 4, 2021 10:00 AM



    • Monday, February 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday February 8th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting.  Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • February 22
    • March 8
    • March 22
    • April 12
    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Thursday Daytime Book Group

    The 3rd Thursday Morning Book Group is currently at capacity, however if any spots open up, it will be announced to the GFFN membership.  For any questions or comments, please contact Group Leader, Candace Bovee at:  ccbovee@msn.com.









    • Friday, February 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Lettuce Munch

    Save the Date

    Details to come

    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday February 22nd at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting  It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • March 8
    • March 22
    • April 12
    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Great Falls Village Centre
    • 8
    Register

    Join us in person, outdoors for 

    Kaffeeklatsch in the Village Green 

    We will have chairs for everyone -distanced of course- so we can all enjoy a morning coffee with fellow club members to catch up assuming the weather is good!

    We will meet out back unless weather forces us inside.- Look for the pineapple centerpiece.  

    Bundle up, grab a hot coffee and join the Kaffeeklatsch on February 25, 9:15-10:30am.  All members are encouraged to attend and this event is especially good for newer members and first timers. This is a great opportunity to get to know some awesome women and find out more about our club! 

    Please register in advance.  

    Questions? Contact Heidi Briguglio (heidi@getitdonegreatfalls.com) or call Heidi at 202-207-7600 if you can't find the group.

    Limited to first 10 GFFN members who sign up!


    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Toka Salon
    Register

    Foodies Happy Hour

    Please join us for Happy Hour at Toka Salon

    On Tuesday, March 2nd at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

    Toka Salon  


    Sally Andrew Pyne, Kristin Dailey, Shelley Davenport 

    Also, be sure to sign up for the Foodies Happy Hour group so you receive invitations to our events and check out the GFFN calendar for other gatherings that have been planned.


    Upcoming Foodies events:

    April 15, Dantes

    May 6  L'Auberge Chez Francois (Placeholder only) not confirmed. 


    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.


    • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Call
    Register

    Virtual All Club Meeting

    Back by popular demand, Club Member Kathy Matay, who is working on the final requirements of her certification to become a licensed professional counselor at The Granato Group in McLean, will address a topic of our choice.  

    When you register you will provide input on what you would like to learn about during the meeting. 

    All Club Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am.  Social time starts at 9:30am.

    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.



    • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    First Wednesday Evening Book Group

    The group meets on the First Wednesday of the month at 8pm via Zoom (during Covid-19), and is limited to 12 people to ensure great conversations about what we are reading.

    Interested in the First Wednesday Book Club?  Contact Mari Partyka at mari.partyka@gmail.com for details and sign-up by updating your profile on our website. 


     


    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Call

    All members are invited to attend our monthly board meetings.   Social time starts at 9:15am and our meeting begins promptly at 9:30am.   We are usually done before 12:00pm.

    Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.  Contact Julie Casso if you would like to attend.




    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

    The Thursday Evening Book Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. This group is currently full.  If you have questions, please contact Kristin Mears at kamears@hotmail.co.uk




    • Friday, March 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Your home- Zoom Call
    Register

    The Travel Party

    GFFN's newest event takes you across the globe for an hour-packed adventure. Each program features a different country, with host Eileen Curtis braiding history, culture, experiences and photos in her presentation. The party then transitions to interactive discussion, including shared experiences of participants and questions for future travelers. Eileen is author of just-published travel book Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe and co-host of the monthly Virtual Travel Party on Zoom. She has traveled to over 50 countries and loves to explore off-the-beaten track and even exotic locations.

    Topic: The Travel Party

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 981 7379 7166

    Passcode: 451512


    Travel Parties are held the 1st Friday of each month at 10-11 AM

    Take note of Future Travel Plans:

    Apr 2, 2021 10:00 AM

    May 7, 2021 10:00 AM

    Jun 4, 2021 10:00 AM



    • Monday, March 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday March 8th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting  It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting.  Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • March 22
    • April 12
    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Thursday Daytime Book Group

    The 3rd Thursday Morning Book Group is currently at capacity, however if any spots open up, it will be announced to the GFFN membership.  For any questions or comments, please contact Group Leader, Candace Bovee at:  ccbovee@msn.com.









    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Lettuce Munch

    Save the Date

    Details to come

    • Monday, March 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday March 22nd at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting. It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • April 12
    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Great Falls Village Centre
    • 8
    Register

    Join us in person, outdoors for 

    Kaffeeklatsch in the Village Green 

    We will have chairs for everyone -distanced of course- so we can all enjoy a morning coffee with fellow club members to catch up assuming the weather is good!

    We will meet out back unless weather forces us inside.- Look for the pineapple centerpiece.  

    Bundle up, grab a hot coffee and join the Kaffeeklatsch on March 25, 9:15-10:30am.  All members are encouraged to attend and this event is especially good for newer members and first timers. This is a great opportunity to get to know some awesome women and find out more about our club! 

    Please register in advance.  

    Questions? Contact Heidi Briguglio (heidi@getitdonegreatfalls.com) or call Heidi at 202-207-7600 if you can't find the group.

    Limited to first 10 GFFN members who sign up!


    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call

    All members are invited to attend our monthly board meetings.   Social time starts at 9:15am and our meeting begins promptly at 9:30am.   We are usually done before 12:00pm.

    Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.  Contact Julie Casso if you would like to attend.




    • Friday, April 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Your home- Zoom Call
    Register

    The Travel Party

    GFFN's newest event takes you across the globe for an hour-packed adventure. Each program features a different country, with host Eileen Curtis braiding history, culture, experiences and photos in her presentation. The party then transitions to interactive discussion, including shared experiences of participants and questions for future travelers. Eileen is author of just-published travel book Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe and co-host of the monthly Virtual Travel Party on Zoom. She has traveled to over 50 countries and loves to explore off-the-beaten track and even exotic locations.

    Topic: The Travel Party

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 981 7379 7166

    Passcode: 451512


    Travel Parties are held the 1st Friday of each month at 10-11 AM

    Take note of Future Travel Plans:

    May 7, 2021 10:00 AM

    Jun 4, 2021 10:00 AM



    • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • RiverBend Park 700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls

    Bluebells and Bald Eagles - Save the Date

    GFFN Exclusive Naturalist-Guided Walk

    Bluebells and Bald Eagles

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Proceeds will be donated to FORB


      

    Spectacular walk amongst Virginia Bluebells, Phlox and other Native Plants, and

    Please join us in support of the Friends at Riverbend Park (FORB) for a spectacular walk amongst the Bluebells, Phlox and other native wildflowers.  In addition, we shall experience a guided preview of our local resident Bald Eagles, Abe and Abby, at their Minnehaha Island nest.  If we are extremely lucky, we may even have eaglets! 

    Where:                       RiverBend Park Visitor Center

                                      8700 Potomac Hills Street         

                                       Great Falls, VA 22066

                                       Phone: 703-759-9018

                                       https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park

    Donations: Should you feel inspired to give an additional donation, it can be made by check (made out to Friends of Riverbend Park) and brought with you on the day and given to Adrienne West.

    FAQ

    Who is FORB?

    Friends of Riverbend Park (FORB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens’  group dedicated to the responsible stewardship and preservation of the undisturbed natural beauty at Riverbend Park.

    What is a Virginia Bluebell?

    Virginia bluebells are native North American plants. They differ from the European variety, and are actually related to forget-me-nots.  Bluebells grow naturally here in the Potomac River floodplain at Riverbend Park. They like the slightly damp soil, so they’ve been here many decades. They root vegetatively, and hence form large colonies. They normally are at peak bloom in mid-April.

    • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    First Wednesday Evening Book Group

    The group meets on the First Wednesday of the month at 8pm via Zoom (during Covid-19), and is limited to 12 people to ensure great conversations about what we are reading.

    Interested in the First Wednesday Book Club?  Contact Mari Partyka at mari.partyka@gmail.com for details and sign-up by updating your profile on our website. 


     


    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    The Thursday Evening Book Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. This group is currently full.  If you have questions, please contact Kristin Mears at kamears@hotmail.co.uk




    • Monday, April 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday April 12th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting.  It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • April 26
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • RiverBend Park 700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls

    Bluebells and Bald Eagles - Save the Date

    Back up date

    GFFN Exclusive Naturalist-Guided Walk

    Bluebells and Bald Eagles

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Proceeds will be donated to FORB


      

    Spectacular walk amongst Virginia Bluebells, Phlox and other Native Plants, and

    Please join us in support of the Friends at Riverbend Park (FORB) for a spectacular walk amongst the Bluebells, Phlox and other native wildflowers.  In addition, we shall experience a guided preview of our local resident Bald Eagles, Abe and Abby, at their Minnehaha Island nest.  If we are extremely lucky, we may even have eaglets! 

    Where:                       RiverBend Park Visitor Center

                                      8700 Potomac Hills Street         

                                       Great Falls, VA 22066

                                       Phone: 703-759-9018

                                       https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park

    Donations: Should you feel inspired to give an additional donation, it can be made by check (made out to Friends of Riverbend Park) and brought with you on the day and given to Adrienne West.

    FAQ

    Who is FORB?

    Friends of Riverbend Park (FORB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens’  group dedicated to the responsible stewardship and preservation of the undisturbed natural beauty at Riverbend Park.

    What is a Virginia Bluebell?

    Virginia bluebells are native North American plants. They differ from the European variety, and are actually related to forget-me-nots.  Bluebells grow naturally here in the Potomac River floodplain at Riverbend Park. They like the slightly damp soil, so they’ve been here many decades. They root vegetatively, and hence form large colonies. They normally are at peak bloom in mid-April.

    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Thursday Daytime Book Group

    The 3rd Thursday Morning Book Group is currently at capacity, however if any spots open up, it will be announced to the GFFN membership.  For any questions or comments, please contact Group Leader, Candace Bovee at:  ccbovee@msn.com.









    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Toka Salon
    Register

    Foodies Happy Hour

    Please join us for Happy Hour at Dantes

    On Wednesday, April 7th at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

    Dante Ristorante


    Sally Andrew Pyne, Kristin Dailey, Shelley Davenport 

    Also, be sure to sign up for the Foodies Happy Hour group so you receive invitations to our events and check out the GFFN calendar for other gatherings that have been planned.


    Upcoming Foodies events:


    May 6  L'Auberge Chez Francois (Placeholder only) not confirmed. 


    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.


    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call
    Register

    Virtual All Club Meeting

    Member Judie Keithly has invited her friend, Nikki Stamps, a bird expert, to come share some of her expertise, show us some of her birds and answer questions!

    When you register you can submit any questions for our expert.

    All Club Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am.  Social time starts at 9:30am.

    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.



    • Sunday, April 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • River Bend Golf & Country Club

    The GFFN Scholarship Fund Board is planning a Spring Tea as a fundraiser on Sunday, April 25th at the River Bend Golf & Country Club.  The planning and running of this event is supported by the GFFN members. 


    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday April 26th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting.  It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Great Falls Village Centre
    • 9
    Register

    Join us in person, outdoors for 

    Kaffeeklatsch in the Village Green 

    We will have chairs for everyone -distanced of course- so we can all enjoy a morning coffee with fellow club members to catch up assuming the weather is good!

    We will meet out back unless weather forces us inside.- Look for the pineapple centerpiece.  

    Bundle up, grab a hot coffee and join the Kaffeeklatsch on April 22, 9:15-10:30am.  All members are encouraged to attend and this event is especially good for newer members and first timers. This is a great opportunity to get to know some awesome women and find out more about our club! 

    Please register in advance.  

    Questions? Contact Heidi Briguglio (heidi@getitdonegreatfalls.com) or call Heidi at 202-207-7600 if you can't find the group.

    Limited to first 10 GFFN members who sign up!


    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    First Wednesday Evening Book Group

    The group meets on the First Wednesday of the month at 8pm via Zoom (during Covid-19), and is limited to 12 people to ensure great conversations about what we are reading.

    Interested in the First Wednesday Book Club?  Contact Mari Partyka at mari.partyka@gmail.com for details and sign-up by updating your profile on our website. 


     


    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call

    All members are invited to attend our monthly board meetings.   Social time starts at 9:15am and our meeting begins promptly at 9:30am.   We are usually done before 12:00pm.

    Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.  Contact Julie Casso if you would like to attend.




    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Toka Salon
    Register

    Foodies Happy Hour

    Please join us for Happy Hour at L'Auberge Chez Francois

    On Thursday, May 6th at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

    L'Auberge Chez Francois


    Sally Andrew Pyne, Kristin Dailey, Shelley Davenport 

    Also, be sure to sign up for the Foodies Happy Hour group so you receive invitations to our events and check out the GFFN calendar for other gatherings that have been planned.



    Our Covid-19 Policy

    Great Falls Friends & Neighbors' events endeavor to follow all guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.   This includes the mandatory wearing of masks when inside public spaces and trying to maintain six feet of distance, when possible. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please cancel your registration by contacting the event organizer and your paid registration will be fully refunded.   Attendance at any of our events is voluntary and at your own risk.  Great Falls Friends & Neighbors does not assume any risk or liability involved with your attendance.


    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    The Thursday Evening Book Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. This group is currently full.  If you have questions, please contact Kristin Mears at kamears@hotmail.co.uk




    • Friday, May 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Your home- Zoom Call
    Register

    The Travel Party

    GFFN's newest event takes you across the globe for an hour-packed adventure. Each program features a different country, with host Eileen Curtis braiding history, culture, experiences and photos in her presentation. The party then transitions to interactive discussion, including shared experiences of participants and questions for future travelers. Eileen is author of just-published travel book Roam: Mindful Adventuring Across the Globe and co-host of the monthly Virtual Travel Party on Zoom. She has traveled to over 50 countries and loves to explore off-the-beaten track and even exotic locations.

    Topic: The Travel Party

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 981 7379 7166

    Passcode: 451512





    • Monday, May 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday May 10th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meeting.  It's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Friday, May 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • L'Auberge Chez François


    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Thursday Daytime Book Group

    The 3rd Thursday Morning Book Group is currently at capacity, however if any spots open up, it will be announced to the GFFN membership.  For any questions or comments, please contact Group Leader, Candace Bovee at:  ccbovee@msn.com.









    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your home via Zoom
    Register

    Toastmasters Meeting

    We will be meeting next Monday May 24th at 12pm for our bi-monthly GFFN Toastmasters meetingIt's important that you register for safekeeping of the meeting and planning.  Zoom links will be sent out to you when you register and on the reminder. You are welcome to bring an interested guest to the meeting. Please include any guest in your registration.

    If you have any questions, contact Mara Harrington

    Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month:

    • May 24
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
    • July 26
    • August 9
    • August 23
    • September 13
    • September 27
    • October 11
    • October 25
    • November 8
    • November 22
    • December 13
    • December 27




    • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Lettuce Munch

    Save the Date

    Details to come

    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Great Falls Village Centre
    • 9
    Register