September Events Calendar
September 2021 Events Calendar
Join Best Buddies in Virginia & DC to kick-off the school year with a hybrid of in-person and virtual activities. These activities are free and open to all Best Buddies program participants unless the event specifically says it is for a particular group.
We are excited to continue virtual events but also hopefully see some of you in person again! Please make sure you’re being as safe as possible during our in-person events! We HIGHLY encourage you to be vaccinated but it is not mandatory. If you are not yet vaccinated, please make sure to wear a mask and be as socially distant as possible.
**Virtual activities will be held over Zoom. To join an activity, RSVP below, and the link and password will be sent before the event. Should you have any questions or require assistance contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens at Air & Space Museum (Chantilly, VA)
Sunday, September 12th
10 AM-12 PM
Citizen’s Only! Spend a day with Citizens at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA! Hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft are on display in two massive hangars, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, and the Space Shuttle Discovery! This museum is out of this world!
Best Buddies Living Virtual Tour/Info Session
Thursday, September 16th
7-7:30 PM on Zoom
Join us for a virtual tour and learn more about this one-of-a-kind program and what a day-in-the-life is like for residents at Best Buddies Living.
Leadership Training Day
Saturday, September 25th
9:30 AM-2 PM @ The Perch at Capital One
CHAPTER OFFICERS ONLY! We are so excited to share this day with you all! LLTD is an opportunity for chapter leaders to meet with other chapter leaders from our area, share ideas and work with staff on setting up for the next school year. We will have lunch provided and some fun activities as well as sharing information and things to help you succeed throughout the school year.
This is a mandatory training event, however, if you are not in the greater NOVA area, we plan to provide you with materials for you and your officers to hold your own LLTD. If your chapter is outside NOVA and you cannot attend, please email NicoleCalvert@bestbuddies.org.
Monthly Movie Night
Wednesday, September 15th
6-8 PM on Zoom
Summer movie nights are over, but we have decided to continue them monthly. Join us every month for a movie night! Grab your snacks and see you there.
6-8 PM | The Perch @ Tysons, VA 22102
Best Buddies is excited to team up with Capital One Center and celebrate Perchfest: the Grand Opening of The Perch sky park in Tysons, Virginia. During this three-day Grand Opening Festival, guests can enjoy the latest addition to Northern Virginia’s craft brewery scene at Starr Hill Biergarten, along with a weekend of live music, kid-friendly activities, the Best Buddies team, and Best Buddies Chairman Tommy McFly emceeing the event.
SAVE THE DATE
Best Buddies VA & DC: Day at the Ballpark
Sunday, October 3rd
Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003)
Game starts at 3:05 PM
Join Best Buddies VA & DC for a day watching the Nationals play the Red Sox on October 3rd at 3:05 PM at Nats Park. Best Buddies to invite all school chapters, citizens, jobs, living, and volunteers to come together as a community and celebrate last year’s successes and look forward to a new school year!
We will all be seated in the same section for the game and the Nationals events team has very kindly offered us tickets in section 304 at the discounted price of $29. A portion of the proceed will benefit our mission and support our friendship chapters.