Special Guest Dr. Ione Vargus to Speak on Enduring Significance of Black Family Reunions During Free One Day Seminar at The Mason Inn Conference Center

Fairfax County, VA - February 10, 2011 - Are you in charge of planning your family's reunion? If so,you won't want to miss Visit Fairfax's third annual Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, February 19th at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel in Fairfax, VA. Co-hosted by Reunions Magazine, the complimentary workshop will feature presentations by the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Edith Wagner and special guest Dr. Ione Vargus, Founder of the Family Reunion Institute at Temple University, as well as helpful tips in planning the ultimate reunion.


When:      Saturday, February 19, 2011
                7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Where:    The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel

               4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 
               (on the campus of George Mason University)

This free one-day session will offer cost-saving tips on planning your reunion, Q&A sessions with experts in the field, as well as access to Fairfax County hotels and other service providers to help you start planning! Registration for the workshop includes breakfast, lunch and a tour of The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  Cost: FREE - please register in advance with Visit Fairfax

RSVP: Email Dean Miller at dmiller@fxva.com

Dr. Ione Vargus is the foremost authority on the Black Family Reunion and is available for interviews. Please contact either Melissa Gold or Sarah Maciejewski to coordinate.

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Visit Fairfax is the official tourism organization for Fairfax County, Virginia. Charged with destination marketing and tourism promotion, it is directed by many of the County's top tourism and hospitality leaders. For more information, please visit www.fxva.com.