Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Book Launch/Reading at Great Falls Library

On Friday, Feb. 26,1--4 p.m. there will be a book launch/reading of Pu-Chin Waide’s book - “Hong Cheng: Memoirs of a Turbulent Life Through Rose-Tinted Dust Storm,” at Great Falls Library, 9803 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

It is the story of Pu-Chin’s father from his birth and early days in a tiny village on the border of China and Tibet, to the Sino-Japanese War and WWII. A life full of change, strife and painful farewells, but through all these difficult times, there was always glints of sunshine and humor, and time for the ordinary stuff that life is made of.

History Alive at Great Falls Senior Center Event

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) will have Mary Ann Jung, award-winning actress, Smithsonian scholar, writer and director recreate one of history’s outstanding women, Clara Barton, who dared to work as a battlefield nurse and founded the Red Cross in America, at the March 1 event. Jung researches and writes her own scripts and performs in the authentic costumes, accents, and characters’ eras. She has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America. She has been a lead actress and director of Renaissance History and Shakespearean Language at the Maryland Renaissance for over 32 years. She performed as Queen Bess and was director with the Florida Renaissance Festival from 1994-2006; she was also director of Street Theater and Family Performances for Artscape.

The March 1 event will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The program runs from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. Space is limited so reserve with Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759- 4345. To become a member for 2016 , send your name, address , phone number and email with a check for $15 per person payable to GFSC, P.O. Box 425, Great Falls, VA 22066. Also visit gfseniors.org.

The event sponsor is Great Falls Assisted Living (A Memory Care Community), 1121 Reston Avenue, Herndon.