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Potomac Weekend Fun: May 27-June 5

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Events near Potomac, Md.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: May 27-June 5

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Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon, Va.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: May 27-June 5

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Events in Arlington Co., Va.

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Clifton 5K a Success Despite Weather

Residents come together for night of running and fun despite poor weather.

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Fairfax: Mischief and Spies

Providence Players present comedy ‘Red Herring.’

Just in time to help divert an audience to escape from the real world comes “Red Herring” from the Providence Players.

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Burke and Springfield: History in Basements

Nathaniel Lee’s book inspires new look at railroads.

Nathaniel Lee was always inspired by the long history of trains and railroads. As a child he stumbled upon an abandoned train station while exploring the woods of Northern Virginia. “I grew up next to the railroad.

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Reston: Splashes of Color with Rain

25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival showcased the work of 200 artists across the United States and Canada.

Talib Aleem of Reston brings his camera into waves big enough for him to get in. “If you want your images to be more, ‘Wow,’ you have to go where you can get more ‘Wow’ pictures,” said Aleem.

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Herndon Hosts Second TEDxHerndon Event

Saturday, May 21, Herndon hosted its second TEDxHerndon event at Herndon Middle School. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation.

Herndon Festival Returns June 2-5

Event features free entertainment, fireworks and carnival

The 36th Annual Herndon Festival will be held June 2-5.

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Springfield Days Returns to the Sweet Spot

Market Expo, PetFest, Cardboard Regatta among community festivities.

Springfield resident Ron Hilbig’s small business Turtle Hill Originals was supposed to be a fun retirement job. Now in his second year of creating custom decorative mirrors, picture frames and treasures boxes, he still works full time as communications director at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield.

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ViVa! Vienna! Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Rides, food, entertainment, kids’ activities and Memorial Day tribute celebrate community spirit.

What has 300-plus craft and merchandise vendors, dozens of carnival-food kiosks, non-stop entertainment on multiple stages, more than 20 amusement rides for kids, and takes over the historic Church Street corridor for three days? The annual Memorial Day weekend festival, hosted by the Rotary Club of Vienna, ViVa! Vienna! does.

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Revelers Brave the Rain for McLean Day

Despite pouring rain, McLean community celebrates 101st annual festival.

The 101st McLean Day, a family fun event, occurred on a rainy May 21 at Lewinsville Park.

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Alexandria: GospelFest Seeks To End Hunger with Song

Alexandria-gospelFEST brings people together.

Alexandria inaugurated a two-day gospel fest on May 20-21 at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center on Cameron Street. Alexandria-gospelFEST showcased Alexandria’s heritage of gospel music.

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McLean and Great Falls: Revisiting 1771 at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Market Fair portrays 1771 Virginia farm life.

After driving past Tysons Corner, downtown McLean, and the CIA, visitors were transported back to 1771 Virginia by Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s Market Fair on May 22.

Alexandria Snapshot: Recurring Extra Role

Five-year-old Alexandria City Public School student Reid Hershman, who is a kindergartener at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School in Old Town, has a recurring extra role on PBS’ Mercy Street season two.

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