NSCA Signature Programs

Caring for the Community Since 1956

Signature Programs
NSCA has many signature programs that provide a service to the community or allow residents to gather socially. These signature programs, including NSCA's general membership meetings, are listed below in sequential order by calendar year. Click here to see our meeting topics.
February
  • General Membership Meeting: NSCA is in session from October-May. This is the first meeting of the back half of the term. The weather may cause this meeting to be cancelled. Meetings follow the Fairfax County Public Schools operating schedule. (First Wednesday*)
March
  • General Membership Meeting: NSCA is in session from October-May. (First Wednesday*)
April
  • General Membership Meeting: NSCA is in session from October-May. (First Wednesday*)
May
  • Clean Up Day: Since 1986, NSCA has partnered with Fairfax County's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) to offer this free event where residents can drop off unwanted bulk items for disposal free of charge. Your private trash collection company normally charges between $50 - $150 for this kind of service. According to the DPWES application, "This program is intended to provide collection of: large appliances, furniture, lawn mowers, (with gas and oil removed), tires (limit four, off rims), etc. In addition, the following materials must be separated for recycling: Washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers, and air conditioners. The following will not be collected: Normal household refuse, brush, yard waste, rocks, brick, concrete, stone, dirt, motor oil, car batteries, paint, roofing shingles, drywall, asbestos, glass, hazardous chemicals and pesticides, toxic waste, animal waste, and explosives." This event also features a Treasures to Troves section, embodying the phrase, "one person's trash is another person's treasure." Volunteers are always needed for this event to help with unloading on-site and picking up items for those who do not have a way of transporting them on their own. (Normally the Saturday before Memorial Day from 8:00am-11:30am at NSES; trucks depart promptly at noon)
  • Community Day at the Pool: This is only one of two days the North Springfield Swim Club (NSSC) is open to the entire community, regardless of pool membership. This joint NSCA-NSSC event is full of fun, food, and fellowship. (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend from 11am-3pm)
  • Community Yard Sale: NSCA encourages residents to hold yard sales on the same day to help maximize traffic for neighborhood sellers. NSCA will also be exploring the possibility of holding the event in a central location.
August
  • National Night Out Ice Cream Social at the Pool: This is only one of two days the North Springfield Swim Club (NSSC) is open to the entire community, regardless of pool membership. National Night Out is "an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances." This joint NSCA-NSSC event is full of fun, food, and fellowship. (First Tuesday in August from 7:30-9:30pm)
October
  • General Membership Meeting: NSCA is in session from October-May. (First Wednesday*)
November
  • Grand Illumination: This event highlights the wonderful pumpkin carving skills of our community while also providing residents with an opportunity of disposing of their Halloween jack-o-lanterns. Previously held on November 1st, NSCA will discuss the possibility of moving this event to the weekend and aligning it with the costume parade several parents started in 2015. (Currently November 1st)
December
  • Toy Drive: This toy drive supports Firefighters and Friends, a non-profit that benefits low-income students in Fairfax County Public Schools. All gifts should be new and unwrapped. (First or second week of December. Check the home page events calendar for the specific date.)
Other Events
  • Local Business Expo: This event highlights local businesses within North Springfield with the intent of showcasing the plethora of local talent available right here in the community. (Held in February 2016, but NSCA is still looking for a consistent date to offer this event.)
  • Bike Rodeo: This event highlights local businesses within North Springfield with the intent of showcasing the plethora of local talent available right here in the community. (Held in April 2016, but NSCA is still looking for a consistent date to offer this event.)

* Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are at 7:30pm in the cafeteria of North Springfield Elementary School.