Fun for the Whole Family at Sentara’s Community Day

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By Helena Tavares Kennedy

Sponsored by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is hosting a free event, “Sentara Community Day.” The event is open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The community event will be hosted on the campus of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family, including free health screenings, free face painting, balloon artist and other family-friendly activities. The Rainbow Puppet Show, sponsored by Optima Health to encourage literacy, will host complimentary book giveaways. For those who love our county’s heroes, “Touch-A-Truck” with Prince William County first responders and Medical Transport LLC will be sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. Prince William County Sheriff’s Office will provide free Child and Senior Citizen ID cards and the Prince William County Police Department K9 demonstration will be fascinating for the whole family.

Special guest Michael J. from 98.7 WMZQ will be meeting fans and playing jams!

With all the excitement you will be bound to get hungry. Local food trucks will have foods and refreshments for purchase.

The only thing Sentara is encouraging as you attend the community based family-friendly fun event is to bring a non-perishable food donation for the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center. In addition to the items listed below, the Hunger Prevention Center is in the most need of cereal, canned fruit, canned tuna, personal hygiene products, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food and pet supplies.

Canned and Dried Food

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

General Items

  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Baby Wipes
  • Pet Food
  • Pet Supplies

Sentara Community Day will be held at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s Surgical Services Parking Lot, 2300 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge. Visit or call 1-800-SENTARA for more event details.


Sentara Healthcare is a progressive and integrated healthcare organization with various locations in Prince William County. They are dedicated to providing leading medical experts, advanced technology and continuous innovation to improve health every day. To find a doctor, call 1-800-SENTARA or visit


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