Kenneth Evans has had a book published — "Having a Good Time: A Reflective Guide to Successful Festivity." Dr. Evans is a professor in general studies at Strayer University in Arlington.
Sarah Gulick, a 2004 Graphic Design graduate of Marymount University, just returned from eight months of redesigning the exhibits of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, an independent community science center located in Dorset on the Jurassic Coast in southwest England. The area is renowned for the plentiful fossils of the Jurassic period that wash out of the cliffs and sea. After graduating, Gulick's love of fossils led her to seek an internship at the Charmouth Centre, where she was accepted. The center was just undergoing renovation, and Gulick recommended redesigning all the exhibits and targeting the information for the different audiences the center serves. Given full creative control, she designed a logo and wall-sized displays and murals and developed interactive media. She and her former Marymount professor, Barry Erdeljon, are now developing a kiosk for Charmouth that will be a virtual fossil gallery of some of the center's most amazing finds that are not on display.
Edible Art. Arlington Cultural Affairs has joined forces with Arlington-based luxury chocolatier Artisan Confections to create a line of hand-dipped chocolates that are screened with images created by six Arlington-based artists. The artists selected for the debut series of chocolates are David Amaroso, Richard Chartier, Laura Jane Hamilton, Justine Light, Monica Stroick and Joel E. Traylor III. The Artists Series will showcase the work of a different set of Arlington-based artists each year, with a portion of the sale of each box going to benefit the Arts in Arlington. To learn more visit www.artisanconfections.com.
Arlington Rotary Club is adopting the Inova Blood Donor Services blood drive held at Arlington Central Library eight times per year. The Rotarians will not only manage this particular event, but will also recruit donors from the community and from within the club itself. Those who are at least 17 years of age, in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a photo ID may be eligible to donate blood. Routine medications are generally acceptable. Christina Spencer, Arlington recruiter for Inova blood donor services, worked with the Rotary Club to kick start their involvement. The next two blood drives will be Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 2:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Arlington Central Library. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org for a complete schedule. Appointments are taken at 1-866-256-6372.
Capitol City Brewing Company in Shirlington hosted a fund-raising event on Sept. 20 for the American Red Cross, Arlington County Chapter. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the event went to support the programs and services of the chapter. This was the second Restaurant Night in the 2005-06 Arlington Restaurant Night season. The full schedule is available at www.arlingtonredcross.org.