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Alexandria: Going the Distance for City’s Children

Parks, play and promising futures.

Summer vacation season is upon us. Vacations are not just fun, but can also be important for our health. We can return from time away with a renewed sense of vigor, fresh perspectives, and increased mental acuity. A break from the daily grind can relieve stress and increase productivity in all of us.

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Tysons Corner Plaza Becomes a Friday Night Spot

The fresh concert series in Tysons attracts teens, adults and families.

Nick Fradiani and his band Beach Avenue walked on stage to whoops and applause from the watching crowd. Teenagers leaned forward over silver metal barriers waving mini American flags and cheering.

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McLean Residents Buy Fresh and Local

Every Friday vendors gather in McLean to sell homegrown products.

Cartons of berries, boxes of tomatoes and tables full of flowers attract local residents to the farmers market at Lewinsville Park in McLean. Every Friday from 8 a.m. – noon customers in search of fresh produce swarm the parking lot of the park to visit popular vendors such as the Westmoreland Berry Farm or Country Gardens.

Vienna to Host Rocking Independence Eve

An evening of entertainment and fireworks on Friday, July 3.

The Town of Vienna’s Independence Day festivities will take place on July 3 and 4.

World Premiere at Hub Theatre

“Leto Legend” a heartfelt comedy about a supermom.

“I am intrigued by the modern day super-heroines. There has been a shift in superheroes that have gifts simply bestowed on them to ones who have to work and train really hard to become heroes, and these hard workers tend to be female,” said Helen Pafumi, artistic director, Hub Theatre.

Innovative Dance Event at Workhouse ArtWalk: “Mise en Dance”

The Workhouse’s monthly “2nd Saturday ArtWalk” has been showcasing the diverse work of visual artists. “It is a unique time to meet the artists and watch them create new pieces,” said Joseph Wallen, performing arts director.

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Weekend Fun in Fairfax County - June 26-28, 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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Chantilly: Remembering Reema in Song and Dance

8th Annual Remembrance Cabaret for Reema Samaha was June 13 at Westfield High.

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Mount Vernon: MVCCT Names 2015 Scholarship Winner

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre (MVCCT) named Andrew Schurr as its 2015 scholarship recipient.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in the Alexandria/Mount Vernon areas this weekend.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in Arlington for the upcoming weekend

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Potomac Weekend Fun: June 26-28

Events in the Potomac area for the upcoming weekend.

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Springfield: New Giant Opens at Kings Park

Kings Park-area residents have been waiting for the return of their neighborhood grocery store.

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Herndon Hosts Korean American Sports Festival

18th Korean American Sports Festival hosted in Herndon.

From June 19 - 21, Herndon helped host the 18th Annual Korean American Sports Festival. The 18th Korean American National Sports Festival (KASF) is a semi-annual national event where Korean American's celebrate heritage through sports. Festival President Ahn Kyung-ho said Washington D.C., had been the host to eight successful events. “Korean-American’s are the only minority to have multi-sports events in the USA and I am very proud to host this year’s event in D.C.,” said Sam Chung, chair of the 2015 KASF Organization Committee.

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Alexandria: Lodato Memorial Playground Now Open

The new accessible playground, named after Ruthanne Lodato, an Alexandria piano and music teacher who was an active supporter of Alexandria’s special needs community, is officially open.