Archive for January, 2018

Have Breakfast, Check Your Vision!

Posted on January 20, 2018Comments are off

In conjunction with the City of Fairfax’s Chocolate Lover’s Festival on Saturday Feb 3, 2018, the Fairfax Lions Club will offer free vision screening for adults and children.  

Vision Screening

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 8am-1pm

Fairfax Fire Station #3, 4081 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

In the same location, the Fairfax Kiwanis Club will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast (fundraiser).  Come have breakfast, and we will check your vision!

For info on the pancake breakfast, go to:

For Chocolate Lover’s Festival, go to:


Lions Learn About Fairfax County “Eyeglasses for the Poor” Program

Posted on January 18, 2018Comments are off

At the Fairfax Lions Club dinner meeting on January 16, the guest speaker was Javier Alarcon-Ramos from Fairfax County’s Health Department. Javier was introduced by his boss – Ms. Shauna Severo, County Assistant Director for Patient Care Services.

Javier Alarcon-Ramos, Fairfax County Health Department

Shauna and Javier told us about providing eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy under a partnership between the County Government, INOVA Lions Eye Clinic, local eyeglass companies, and several local Lions Clubs. The partnership has been in work for a year now with some good results. Fairfax Lions Club has a robust eyeglass program for the needy, and utilizes County resources to assure qualified persons participate.  Persons considering this resource should apply thru the County Health Department.

Lions Generate Charity Donation by Local Restaurant

Posted on January 18, 2018Comments are off

Fairfax Lions and guests had dinner on Jan 10th at “The Auld Shebeen” restaurant in Fairfax City.  We enjoyed a fun evening, and The Auld Shebeen gave us a check for 15% of our spending – for our Charity Programs.

Lions and Guests Enjoy Fund Raising Dinner

All are welcome to join us; next date is February 14th (Valentines Day).  Ask to “Sit with the Lions Group:” 6:30 pm – Happy Hour prices; 7pm – Dinner.  The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chainbridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Cabin at Lions Youth Camp Receives Award

Posted on January 10, 2018Comments are off

Fairfax Lions Club received a major award recognizing the renovation of our cabin at the Northern Virginia Lions Youth Camp. This community service project was recognized as a “Level 2 Centennial Community Legacy Project.”  The award commemorates both the Lions centennial anniversary and the lasting legacy of this renovated cabin.  The work to renovate the cabin was accomplished over 2016-2017, resulting in a highly accommodating cabin for use by all area youth.

Centennial Community Legacy Project Award

A photo of the cabin:

Fairfax Lions Cabin

To explore opportunities to use the cabin, or other camp facilities, go to:

Citrus Fruit Sale, Feb 8-10, 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018Comments are off

Find plenty of fresh fruit, Thursday – Saturday, Feb 8-10, 2018!  We are selling Ruby Red Grapefruit and Valencia Oranges – fresh from Florida, and Vermont Maple Syrup, Virginia Peanuts and Pecans. 

Doors open 8AM-6PM on Thursday & Friday, and on Saturday 9AM – until sold out.

Location:  near Fairfax Circle, intersection of Old Lee Hwy & Old Pickett Road (GPS: 3251 Old Lee Highway) by Home Depot. Look for blue & white moving van (provided by Craig Van Lines).

Our wonderful FL fruit vendor is sending even more navel oranges – as we sold out early in our November sale.

Email discount coupons go out twice before each sale: about 2 weeks prior, and a day before the sale. Sign up now for your discount!  Click here:  citrus-sale-discount coupon


Fairfax Lions Club is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. All proceeds of fruit sales go directly to our local charity programs. Pick up a brochure at the fruit sale and learn about the wonderful programs your purchases support. Fruit Sales are our primary charity fund-raising events. See our webpage: about the Fairfax Lions Club

ALSO – At the fruit sale, we will have information about understanding diabetes – a growing health crisis in our nation and around the world.