Camps and Schools

Camps and Schools

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<lst>McLean Children's Academy, located at 6900 Elm St., McLean, is having an open house on Thursday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 703-734-2353 or visit

The Great Falls Art Center holds regular, once-a-week classes in drawing, oil painting, pottery, sculpture and art history for children 6 and older, as well as for teenagers, adults and seniors. GFAC teachers are experienced, professional art educators.

For directions to the studio on Walker Road or for a schedule of classes, call 703-759-3867 or e-mail

Great Falls Elementary School will hold its Fall Book Fair Oct. 4-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A wide selection of the best children’s books will be available for the start of the school year and the start of holiday shopping. Sign in at the office on arrival. For more information, contact Anne Whipple,

This Fall McLean Project for the Arts is offering a wide variety of art classes for toddlers, children and adults, from Abrakadoodle classes for the little ones, to Junior Studio I offered in cooperation with the Corcoran College of Art and Design for grades 4 -6, to adult classes in drawing, painting and open studio with live models. All of McLean Project for the Arts adult classes are offered in cooperation with the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Registration for classes is now open. Visit for schedules and information.

The Langley High School Choral Department will present its fall concert in the school auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Each of the five choirs from Langley perform a variety of choral music including several movements form Mozart's "Coronation Mass" and an arrangement of a chorus from Handel's oratorio "Saul." Other selections include English, Italian and French Madrigals, as well as folk songs from Romania, Estonia, Scotland and America. Two other traditional forms of American music, Gospel and jazz, are featured in Langley Choral Department's celebration of music. The address of the school is 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, and the phone number is 703-287-2700.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., is once again offering Long & Foster $200,000 Scholarship Program for well-rounded graduating high school seniors entering accredited four-year colleges or universities. The Long & Foster Scholarship Program awards $1,000 to each of 200 worthy recipients for the 2005-2006 academic year. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2005 and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April 2005. The objective of the Long & Foster Scholarship Program is to help students who show potential for lifelong leadership get started in college. A selection committee made up of local members of academia will select the final scholarship winners by April 15, 2005.

Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership, and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved, and any part-time job held while in school. So that the selection committee can obtain a better picture of each student, applicants are asked to write a short essay on either his or her most significant high school experience or his or her expectations for college.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster’s sales offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, or via Long & Foster’s Web site,

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn: Erin Wendel. Applications are due March 1, 2005.