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Cooling Off at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club

Club attracts neighbors of all ages.

Summer is just beginning at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club, with fun for everyone who is trying to cool off.

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Mount Vernon Nights

The Annandale Brass took the stage at Grist Mill Park to perform “A Slice of Americana” on Friday evening, July 11.

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Alexandria Celebrates Its 265th

The City of Alexandria hosted its annual birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday evening, July 12.

Coty Dickson to Exhibit at Katie’s Coffee House

Oil paintings of Virginia landscapes by Great Falls artist Coty Dickson are on view Aug. 1-31 at Katie’s Coffee House (The Old Brogue), 760 Walker Road, Great Falls.

Shakespeare Company Extravaganza Returns to Reston

The trio’s annual visit to RCC’s CenterStage has made them a favorite with Reston audiences.

In celebration of Reston’s 50th Anniversary, Reston Community Center (RCC) has announced a 10-day Reduced Shakespeare Company Extravaganza. The festival will include eight performances by The Reduced Shakespeare Company, a comedy boot camp and several opportunities to meet members of the internationally-known comedy ensemble.

Alexandria in 1812

In June 1812, when the United States declared war on Great Britain and the War of 1812 began, what was Alexandria like?

The Making of an Author

David Vermont turns from legal briefs to a novel.

David Vermont, a workers compensation lawyer in Alexandria, never liked writing when he was younger. As a lawyer, writing 10 to 30 page briefs and proposals can be tedious. Now Vermont is also an author, with “The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot” released in March and another book in the works.

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Reston Water Mine Pool to Expand

Lake Fairfax pool facility to be expanded, construction begins September.

With a lazy river and water slides, the outdoor pool has been a great attraction for families and visitors, but size and capacity limitations have increased the waiting times for patrons.

Cooling off at Vienna Woods

Local Swim and Tennis Club offers choices to residents of all ages.

Established in 1959, this summer spot is home away from home for 750 members and an array of staff members.

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Peter Pan Jr. at Forest Edge Elementary

The cast and set/stage crew consisted of 64 students from grades 4 through 6.

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Kickoff Held For Fairfax 2015 Games

Police and firefighters conduct demonstrations at Reston Town Center.

The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) Sports Extravaganza offered live demonstrations including Honor Guard, Muster Carts, Police Motors, and Martial Arts.

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GRACE Presents Artist Member Exhibition

Greater Reston Arts Center is presenting the first of what will become a biennial exhibition highlighting the talents of the area artist members.

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Hawaii Spirit at Lake Anne Plaza

Fifth annual Ukulele Festival held Saturday.

Lake Anne’s fifth annual Ukulele Festival brought out music lovers from all over the D.C.-metro area to the plaza to listen to live music, learn to play a Beatles tune or two and pick up a ukulele for those feeling inspired.

‘An Evening With Danny Kaye’

Brian Childers brings a Hollywood legend to life in this musical.

Actor Brian Childers has been playing Hollywood star Danny Kaye in numerous incarnations for 13 years. He will be returning to The American Century Theater in Arlington for “An Evening with Danny Kaye” from Friday, July 18 through Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Theatre 2, Arlington. This show is part of the Robert M. McElwaine Reflections series.

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Putting On Dancing Shoes

Relay for Life of Springfield/Burke raises money for cancer research.

Relay for Life of Springfield/Burke held a fundraiser at the Empire in Springfield on Wednesday, June 25. The event’s theme is “Dance for a Cure.” DJ Lance Ortega provided the selection of music.