Chambers host forum Aug. 9
with McAuliffe, Cuccinelli

Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, Terry McAuliffe (D) and Ken Cuccinelli II (R), will face off during a candidates forum at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas.

The “Battleground Forum,” sponsored by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with chambers from around the region, will feature a panel of business and community leaders from Prince William and Loudoun counties, Reston and Fredericksburg.

“We are proud to partner on this historic political event in Virginia,” the presidents of the participating chambers said in a joint statement. “This ‘Battleground’ Forum will offer business and community leaders in Virginia’s fastest growing and most economically vibrant region an exclusive opportunity to hear the two candidates . . . explain how they plan to lead our great commonwealth for the next four years.”

For information, call 571-765-1876 or e-mail

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be Sept. 7-19

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be Sept. 7 to 19 at 17 locations. Events include basketball, Scrabble, swimming, track and field, team line dancing and yo-yo tricks.

Northern Virginia’s departments of parks and recreation and agencies on aging have been sponsoring the competition since 1982. Participation has increased to nearly 800 adults competing in more than 50 indoor and outdoor events.

To be eligible, competitors must have turned 50 by Dec. 31, 2012, and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction: Alexandria and Falls Church and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier and Prince William counties.

Registration costs $12. Registration forms are available at, senior centers, community centers and senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane