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Great Falls Studios 2015 Studio Tour Artists Mix It Up

Annual art event to include mixed-media artists.

The artist stands in front of her easel, painting. The next minute she agitatedly scribbles over the paint with charcoal, and then she grabs a piece of old postcard and forcefully slaps it onto the paint.

Week in Great Falls

Art Lecture Series with Richard Kelly

The Arts of Great Falls announces the next talk in their Art Lecture Series, “Collecting for the Long Haul” by Richard Kelly on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7-8 p.m. at The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Rd., Great Falls

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Great Falls Studio Tour To Feature Top Photographers

Annual art event to include contingent of award-winning shooters with tips for better photos.

The Great Falls Studios Tour-- which also features painters, jewelry designers and experts in other media--has become known as a fascinating and family-friendly experience, an all-too rare opportunity to meet artists face-to-face in their own creative habitats and learn how art is produced.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Oct. 9-18

Events in Alexandria, Va.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: Oct. 9-18

Events near Potomac, Md.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Oct. 9-18

Events in Arlington County, Va.

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Alexandria Celebrates Banned Book Weeks

Athenaeum Read Out celebrates the right to read.

The Athenaeum hosted a Read Out Sept. 29 as part of Banned Books Week 2015, an annual event designed to celebrate the freedom to read.

Navy Band to Perform at Lake Braddock

The U.S. Navy Concert Band will be performing a free concert in the Lake Braddock Secondary School “Little Theater” on Oct. 15

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Fairfax Fall Festival is This Saturday

Food, crafts, music, lumberjacks and fun.

Food, crafts, music, children’s activities, carnival rides and even a lumberjack show – they’re all part of the upcoming Fairfax Fall Festival. The 39th annual festivities are slated for this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (rain date, Oct. 11) in downtown City of Fairfax.

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Weichert’s Burke Office to Participate in Clifton Day Festival

Nickolas Brown, manager of the Weichert Realtors Burke office, announced that his office will be participating in the upcoming Clifton Day Festival scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Historic Clifton.

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Raise the Roof: RTA Hosts Fundraiser

RTA hosts annual fundraiser.

A competitive cornhole tournament helped “raise the roof” as Rebuilding Together Alexandria held its annual fundraiser Sept. 24 at Port City Brewing.

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Alexandria Appetite: At Teaism, a Plethora of Meatless Options

The restaurant in north Old Town offers many choices for veggie-lovers.

It’s a good time to be vegetarian in the United States.

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Chantilly High’s Homecoming Court

This is Chantilly High’s Homecoming week, with various activities planned for each day. Monday, Oct. 5, when these Homecoming Court photos were taken, was Mismatched Clothes Day.

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Centreville Day: Swordsmen, Parade, Music and Tightrope Walker

Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 17.

The leaves are starting to change colors and the weather’s turning cooler. That means it’s time for the 23rd annual Centreville Day celebration.

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Fairfax Fall Festival on Oct. 10

Come one, come all to the 39th annual Fairfax Fall Festival. It’s set for Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (rain date, Oct. 11) in downtown City of Fairfax and promises fun for everyone.