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Weekly happenings in the town of Herndon

Oak Hill Resident Performs 10 Months of National Service

Rubina Ellis of Oak Hill is one of 96 men and women that pledged to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Photography Contest Winners Announced

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of its 2015 amateur photography contest, held March 21 and 22, at the Vienna Community Center. There were 227 entries by 66 photographers.

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Fox Mill Elementary Welcomes Musicians From Japan

School hosts a concert from Aun-J Classic Orchestra, and performs at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

On a morning not too long ago, students at Fox Mill Elementary School experienced an exciting opportunity to meet the members of Aun-J Classic Orchestra from Japan.

Vienna Theatre Company Presents 'Other Desert Cities'

Rosemary Hartman, director of Vienna Theatre Company’s next production described “Other Desert Cities” as “a play with plenty of political overtones in a world of power and influence, but driven by a complex family situation and a big secret.”

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Vienna Children Learn about Micro and Macro Economies

Westbriar Elementary School children learn about financial literacy.

Students in Future Business Leaders of America spent the day teaching Westbriar Elementary School students in Vienna about financial literacy during “JA in a Day.”

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Girl Scouts Troop 3651 Raise Money for Honor Flights

Film and presentations explain the importance of getting veterans to Washington D.C. to see their monuments.

Girl Scout Troop 3651 organized a screening of the moving Honor Flight, and invited two World War II veterans, Howard Jester and George Hanna, to speak to the audience after the film.

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Inspiring Middle School Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

A capacity crowd of 500 middle school girls and parents filled the NOVA-Annandale Ernst Center auditorium on Saturday, March 21, to attend STEMtastics 2015.

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Robert H. Bork III Awarded Eagle Scout Medal

Robert H. Bork III, 17, of McLean, received the Boy Scouts¹ highest award of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted by Troop 869 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

McLean Theatre Company Presents ‘The Laramie Project’

The McLean High School Theatre Company (MTC) presents the renowned docudrama “The Laramie Project,” April 9-12. Directed by Amy Poe, the award-winning company uses a series of interviews to piece together the facts and fabrications surrounding the tragic 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

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MPA Celebrates Youth Art Month

On March 25, McLean Project for the Arts welcomed hundreds of students and their families for the opening reception for Youth Art Month Part 2: Langley High School Pyramid.

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Video Art by David Carlson on Exhibit

Water Unspoken: Video by David Carlson will run April 16 through May 30 at McLean Project for the Arts (MPA).

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A Guest of Honor at Churchill Road

Churchill Road fifth graders in Sue Lackey and Rick Woler’s science classes had a special visitor on the day before spring break.

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Welcoming Spring at Churchill Road

Despite the wintry weather, Churchill Road first and second graders are preparing for spring.

Touring with Walt Whitman in Arlington

Tour guide Garrett Peck debuts “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet.”

Arlington historian, author and tour guide Garrett Peck will showcase his latest book “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War of America’s Great Poet” at One More Page Books.

"Flourishing After 55" for April 12-18

Office of Senior Adult Programs Department of Parks and Recreation 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington, VA 22203 703-228-4744

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Lift Me Up Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in Great Falls

Horses assisted Camron Saba's preparation for Langley High School's crew team. "I love horses, I just like riding," said Camron, 15, a sophomore.

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Fairfax County School Board Votes Down Veterans Day School Holiday

Fairfax Station resident Steven Hunt, retired U.S. Navy, put it bluntly: “Votes count, words don’t.” That was following a vote in which all but two members of the Fairfax County School Board voted against an amendment to the 2015-2016 calendar that would have made Veterans Day a school holiday.

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Children Celebrate Spring in Great Falls

Adeler Jewelers and Great Falls Optimist Club join forces for Easter Egg Hunt and fun.

Hundreds of children turned out for the 31st annual Children’s Spring Festival last Sunday, March 29, at the Village Centre in Great Falls. The event that included an Easter Egg Hunt and many inflatable rides and games was sponsored by Adeler Jewelers and the Great Falls Optimist Club.

Editorial: Good, Bad and Ugly

A look at recently ended session of the Virginia General Assembly.

The 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly came to an end last week, and some of the biggest news was about what it did not do.