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Fundraiser Supporting Great Falls Lacrosse Association

A fundraiser for the Great Falls Lacrosse Association has been announced by HBC Realty Group’s Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean, enjoy dinner with approximately 60 percent of the proceeds from food and

drink going to the charity, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Realty Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCRealtyGroup.com to receive a flyer.

A turf field in Great Falls is now a reality. In a partnership between Great Falls Lacrosse Association and the Fairfax County Park Authority, funding has been secured to complete a state-of-the-art all weather field at Nike 4.

A fundraising campaign is underway to repay borrowings that Great Falls Lacrosse Association secured to fund its $475,000 investment in the field and build a reserve for improvements at Leo Santaballa down the road. All donations received will go toward this endeavor.

"Great Falls Lacrosse is grateful for the opportunity to raise money through HBC Realty Group's Community Charity Champions. It is important that local businesses support community organizations like Great Falls Lacrosse,” said Jacqueline Henry of Great Falls Lacrosse Association.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Realty Group, Richard Moroscak with EagleBank, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Frank Vorndran with

MorganStanley SmithBarney, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.

Great Falls School of Art Adds Two New Teachers

Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA) announced the addition of two new teachers at its Great Falls School of Art, Patti Chisholm and Karen Graff. Chisholm will be teaching a class called, “Let’s See, Let’s Draw,” in which students will learn line drawing, positive and negative shapes, forms and textures using pencils, charcoal and other media. Building confidence, drawing skills and a love for seeing and drawing are the goals of this class. She is an award winning art director, graphic designer and published illustrator. She has a Bachelor Degree in art education and master level credits in art education from the University of Virginia.

Graff will be teaching Zen painting, Art Brunch and a course called “So You Think You Can’t Draw.” This course will play with a variety of drawing materials and simple exercises to “draw out” that capable artist within, in both fun and unique ways. Graff has been a teaching artist, visual art and art history, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a teaching artist at the Key School in Annapolis. For more information on classes and registration go to the GFFFTA website, http://www.greatfallsart.org, where you will find the school bulletin (containing information on courses and instructors) and registration information. Or, contact Julie Casso, school director, at GFSchoolofArt@gmail.com or by phone at 703-232-1575. The classes will be held at the GFFFTA facility, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, near Dante Ristorante in the Colvin Run commercial area of Great Falls. Studios are for rent to area artists.

Lifetime Leadership Program to Hold Information Sessions

The Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP) is for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership, and would like to use their wealth of knowledge to make a difference in their lives and in the community.

LLP is a partnership between Leadership Fairfax and Volunteer Fairfax, supported by the Positive Aging Coalition, George Mason University, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, and Area Agency on Aging. This two-and-a-half month program offers six bi-weekly program days, providing an overview of ways for people to transition into their next life chapter, plus insight into the Fairfax County community and its needs. The spring 2013 class will begin Wednesday, March 20.

To learn more about this program, register for one of the following sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., or Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., at Leadership Fairfax, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna.

Anyone with questions or wishing to RSVP for an information session should contact Moniek at Moniek@leadershipfairfax.org or at 703-752-7504. Additional information is available at www.leadershipfairfax.org/lifetimeleadersprogram.