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Herndon High Holds Fall Band Concert

Herndon band performs free concert at school before trip to Norfolk.

Herndon High School band welcomed the community to attend a free concert the evening of Nov. 12 at Herndon High School auditorium. The concert was held to thank the community for generous support during the annual Tag Day fundraiser.

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Springfield Town Center Opens in Time for Holidays

The sun-drenched and shiny new Springfield Town Center is now opened, just in time for the Holidays. In addition to anchor stores Macy's, Target, and JCPenney, there's a bunch of new boutique stores and restaurants like Maggiano's, and a new Nordstrom Rack coming.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Arts at the Workhouse

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton will open its galleries and studios for extended hours on Black Friday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., offering a free, fun and festive alternative to a day at the mall.

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Fairfax Academy Presents Alternate Version of the ‘Nutcracker’

Students in the Dance classes at Fairfax Academy will be performing their version of the Nutcracker, called Mixed Nut, in one public performance on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Lanier Middle School at 12:30 p.m. Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Bubbling Caldron, Rambunctious Theatre

Robinson company puts on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. The Robinson High School theatre department, newly named Rambunctious Theatre Company, is changing it up with their fall show: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The show opens Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 22.

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Alexandria: 19th Annual Art Safari

“Can you find the owl painting, the lizard sculpture, and what kind of lizard is it, what color is the dinosaur, in ‘Cathedral Gaggle’ how many geese do you see?” These were just a few questions on the Art League Gallery Scavenger Hunt at annual Art Safari last month in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Alexandria: Co-creating Cable TV Show

From theater to cable.

Former Alexandrian Thomas Kail had his first brush with the media while on an Alexandria youth league soccer team.

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Chantilly: Fall Festival

Parents, students, teachers and administrators — including (above, from left) Wanda Radler, PTA president; Sharon S. Williams, principal, and Holly Walker, assistant principal — celebrated at Poplar Tree’s Fall Festival last month. Some of the activities included: Lego Building Contest, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Pumpkin Throwing Contest, and many games.

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Centreville: Four Helpings of Comedy and Drama

Centreville High’s One-Act Play Festival.

Comedy, drama and four plays for the price of one are all on the bill at Centreville High. Its One-Act Play Festival is set for this Friday-Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Lorton’s Pohick Church Hosts 55th Colonial Christmas Mart

Turkey salad, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffed celery, pumpkin pie, coffee and tea: Anita Stribling has helped serve the same holiday meal for 300 people for 52 years.

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Potomac: Pardon My Turkey

But is that a bird in your hand?

Each year before Thanksgiving, the President of the United States “pardons” a live turkey presented to him by the National Turkey Federation.

Potomac: More Colorful Than a Courtroom

Potomac jewelry artist traded corporate law for colorful fabric.

Few of the more than 400 artists and crafters featured in this weekend's Sugarloaf Craft Festival got their start in a courtroom.

Arlington: A New Audience for a Beloved Tale

When Mozart wrote “The Magic Flute” in the late 1700s, it's hard to imagine he envisioned an audience entirely filled with elementary school children.

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Arlington: Craft and Flea Market at Kenmore

Tables topped with jewelry crafts, baked goods, clothing, household items and more filled the main hallway of Kenmore Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 15, for the annual Craft and Flea Market.

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Vienna Gets Festive

Holiday activities abound in December.

The Vienna area, from James Madison High School to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, offers a diversity of holiday fun for all ages. Some are free; most are not.