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Potomac Hunt Race-Goers Broil in Sun and Fun

At the Kiplinger family’s “Bittersweet Field.”

It was hot. Brutally hot, at the 63rd running of the Potomac Hunt Races on Sunday, May 17. The weatherman repeatedly called for cloudy, stormy weather. Wrong. By 1 p.m. when the first race at the Kiplinger family’s “Bittersweet Field,” Poolesville, and a couple thousand tailgate picnics were already in full swing, more than just horses had broken out in a full sweat.

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Cappies Review: Meeting a Hefty Challenge

Edison High production of ”Annie Get Your Gun.”

Shouts of "pull!" and rounds of rifle shots permeate the air. With a personable, pioneering feminist, competitions galore, and shooting champions running up and down the aisles of Thomas Edison High School's auditorium, the school's rendition of ”Annie Get Your Gun” hit the stage with all the right notes.

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Fresh and Delicious Date Night at Workhouse Arts Center

It was Date Night at the Chef’s table in Lorton on Saturday, May 16. Three couples registered for a class and learned how to cook a four-course gourmet meal.

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Thought-provoking Classic

“A Man for All Season” arriving at NextStop Theatre.

“The show may be set in 16th Century England, but the issues raised have little changed over the centuries”, noted Todd Huse, who plays the central role of Thomas More in the upcoming production of “A Man for All Seasons” at NextStop Theatre.

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Cappies Review: A Warm Welcome to the ‘60s

South Lakes High School's production of “Hairspray” showed that "You can't stop the beat" of these performers.

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Silver Anniversary Coming to Arts Festival

Bob Simon’s silhouette, sculpture, painting, jewelry, birds’ nests, marimbas, stained glass windows and more attracts 40,000 to Reston this weekend.

Dozens stopped to watch Adam Crowell play his art Sunday at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. “Teachers said it over and over when I pounded on desks, lockers and books. ‘That’s not a drum,’” he said.

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Alexandria People at Work: Martha Teaches Tea Etiquette

"Oh my goodness, I can see your elbows," Martha Washington said to Mary "Peggy" White who attended the Sunday afternoon tea at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town.

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Alexandria: MetroStage Presents ‘The Letters’

Two-person psychological, cat-and-mouse drama takes place in 1930’s Soviet Union.

MetroStage in Alexandria is presenting the psychological drama, “The Letters,” directed by John Vreeke, May 15 to June 14.

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Chantilly High Presents 29th Jazz & Pizzazz

Annual extravaganza of singing and dancing.

Bright lights, colorful costumes and spectacular singing and dancing – that’s Chantilly High’s Jazz & Pizzazz. And this year’ extravaganza, the 29th annual, is slated for Wednesday-Saturday, May 27-30, at 7 p.m. each night.

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ViVa! Vienna! Returns for Three-Day Memorial Day Weekend

Rotary Club and Town of Vienna partner to offer family fun, food, and live entertainment.

Vienna’s most family-friendly, fun-filled festival returns for Memorial Day weekend. ViVa! Vienna!, a celebration of food, live entertainment, amusement rides, and more than 300 merchandise and service vendors, kicks off on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. with food vendors, amusement rides, and live entertainment. Vendors open their booths on Sunday, when Church Street closes down to vehicular traffic. The Historic Church Street corridor turns into a rollicking community-centric party.

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Crowds Flock to Chantilly Day

Featured live music, children's activities, food and even a NASA Astronaut.

The fourth-annual Chantilly Day brought out a large crowd on Saturday, May 16 at the Sully Place Shopping Center parking lot, off Route 50, in Chantilly.

20 Cappie Nominations for Local Schools

The 2014-15 Cappie nominations for high-school theater were announced Monday night, May 18, with the three local schools garnering a total of 20 nominations.

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Enjoying the 28th Annual Taste of Arlington

More than 50 Arlington restaurants served up sample tastings at the 28th annual Taste of Arlington on Sunday, May 17, in Ballston.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - May 15-17, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of fun things to do this weekend in Fairfax county.

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Lorton: Hope & Health Festival Returns for Third Year

Linda Patterson, executive director of the Lorton Community Action Center, said about a fifth of the local population their organization serves is suffering from chronic health-related issues.