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Fairfax: Social Painting Can Be an Art

City of Fairfax resident mixes food, drink, art lessons and fun.

When Luc Atangana came to the U.S. from his native Cameroon, Africa, little did he expect to someday make his living as an artist. But that’s exactly what the City of Fairfax resident is doing.

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Alexandria People at Work: The Art of Making Bread

The oven is warming to 450 degrees. Lisa Parkinson has lined up the unbleached flour, yeast and milk beside the freshly chopped rosemary, basil and thyme.

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Herndon: NextStop Opens New Season with ‘Kiss Me Kate’

No need to brush up on your Shakespeare to relish NextStop Theatre’s season opening production, “Kiss Me Kate.” With music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter, the show is a Tony Award-winning sophisticated, comic twist based upon Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, “Taming of the Shrew.”

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Music Attracts Residents to Vienna Town Green

Classic and Contemporary Folk Band Shenandoah Run performed on Sunday.

A nine-piece American folk band occupied the Vienna Town Green this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Families with picnic materials, couples with lawn chairs and even local bikers hopped off nearby trails to gather on the green to enjoy the concert at the shady town park.

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Vietnamese Heritage Festival Held on Tysons Plaza

Yellow ribboned Vietnamese style leaf hats specked the crowded Tysons Corner Center Plaza at the fifth annual VietFest, a celebration of Vietnamese culture featuring live performances, traditional and modern Vietnamese music, pageants, pho and much more.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Aug. 23-29.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Aug. 23-29.

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Mount Vernon: 2nd Anniversary Sale at Evolution Home

Evolution Home, owned by Susan Driscoll Blount and Lee Blount, is marking its second anniversary with a celebratory sale on Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Vintage, antique, modern and consignment home furnishings are offered at Evolution Home, 6239 Shields Ave., including items from more than 25 dealers.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - Aug. 14-23, 2015

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

A roundup of entertaining things to do this weekend.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 14-23

Events near Alexandria and Mount Vernon Va.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug 14-23

Events in Arlington Co., Va.

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Alexandria: In Between Patrick and Henry, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Await

Killer ESP stays true to its roots while growing into its own.

Walk down the block on the southern side of King Street, between the “Routes 1” – that is, the block between Patrick and Henry streets – and before long you’ll come upon a sandwich board offering up a plethora of interesting options.

Mount Vernon: ‘If You Believe’

Broadway concert to benefit cancer research.

Move over Julius Erving. There’s another “Dr. J” in town: international recording artist Negleatha Johnson, who hopes to slam dunk a benefit concert Aug. 16 following her sister’s diagnosis of a rare and aggressive cancer.

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Centre View: ‘It’s Like a Giant Family’

Fair Oaks, Sully districts celebrate National Night Out.

Take some firefighters, law-enforcement personnel and local residents; add in food, fun, handshakes and conversation in a relaxed, neighborhood atmosphere. Mix well, and the result is National Night Out.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: Aug 14-23

Events in Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Md.

Mount Vernon: Shop Marks 5th Anniversary

Customer service key for Richard Carroll.

Carol and Richard Lowy, co-owners of the retail gallery, Richard Carroll, are celebrating the fifth anniversary of managing their business at 1600 Belle View Boulevard in the Belle View Shopping Center.