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Reston: Merry and Bright

Reston Town Center ice skating rink provides outdoor entertainment for family and friends.

The freshly-Zamboni’d ice reflects hundreds of twinkly white lights in the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion as a crowd of locals and visitors stands just on the other side of the walls, waiting to enter.

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Chocolate Festival Returns to McLean Community Center

Community Fun

The Rotary Club of McLean is hosting its sixth annual McLean Chocolate Festival at the McLean Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chocolate vendors include: Seasons 52, Dave's Candy Kitchen, Fair Trade Winds, Fluffy Thoughts, Sweetbites Café, and more.

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McLean to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy

McLean Community Center Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Chuck D.

On Sunday Jan. 15 the McLean Community Center will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing his birthday, a Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia public holiday.

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Local Dancers Celebrate the Holidays with Military, First Responders, and Their Families

Theater

“This year’s tribute performance for military, first responders, and their families was one of my favorite,” shared Cynthia Donavin, who founded Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) of Northern Virginia over 25 years ago. "I greatly appreciate all patrons and volunteers who help CBT make the arts accessible to all.”

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Great Falls: Holiday Light Contest Results Are In

Holiday Decor

The three winners of the Celebrate Great Falls Foundation’s Holiday Decorating Contest have been selected. Each of the three winners received $200 rewards.

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Merry and Bright at Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center ice skating rink provides outdoor entertainment for family and friends.

“I think it brings the families together, getting outdoors,” said Blythe Shippie, who visits the ice rink several times each year with her two daughters. “It’s just a fun activity that gets us out of the house, away from gadgets and TV screens.”

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Tysons: The Newest Ticket for Professional Theater

Performance

When you think of Tysons you may think of retail and shopping, but that’s not the only ticket in town. Tucked into the Spring Hill Business Center just north of Tysons Galleria and Tysons Corner Center is an award-winning, professional theater company: 1st Stage. “There was no professional theater in Fairfax County at all,” Levy said.

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Bravo To Present ‘Annie Jr.’ and ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ in Silver Spring

Celebrating her 20th year in the business of “show business” — providing school age children an opportunity to perform in musical theatre productions — Bravo Executive Producer Laurie Levy Issembert has chosen to present two shows this season.

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Reston Chorale Leads Sing-Along to the ‘Messiah’

Holiday

“The Christmas portion to the ‘Messiah’ just speaks to people in a way that really gets to the heart of the holiday,” says Meeks-Versteeg."

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Herndon Homes Tour Showcases Holiday Spirit

Mi Casa es Tu Casa

“Holden Harrison was instrumental in saving our wonderful train Depot in the Town center,” explained Waddell. “I’m just getting in the spirit of things.” Harrison also served on the Town Council.

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Great Falls Lights Up for Christmas

Holiday Celebration

Hundreds of people assembled in the field of the Great Falls Village Centre for the community’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Sunday.

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McLean WinterFest Parade Celebrates Eighth Run

Holiday

More than 60 groups marched down the mile-long parade route for the WinterFest Parade in McLean on Sunday, Dec. 4. “It’s been around for a long time,” says Maureen Scholz a seven-year member of the parade’s steering committee.

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Vienna: Old Comedy Finds New Audiences

Oakton High production of "Once in a Lifetime."

Gorgeous costumes, talking pictures, and two thousand airplanes -- what could this possibly be, you ask? Why, Oakton High School’s production of “Once in a Lifetime” of course! “Once in a Lifetime” was written in 1929 by Moss Hart, and would turn out to be the first of many successes for the playwright.

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Vienna: Santa Joins Area Families for Lunch

More than 230 people bought tickets for annual Vienna event.

The annual lunch with Santa was held at the Vienna volunteer fire station this year as the community center is out of commission while being remodeled. With support from the Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, Santa and his elves joined more than 230 guests at a lunch in his honor on Dec. 3.

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Lorton: Holiday Homes Tour ‘Warm Hospitality’

Clifton residents welcome visitors for Holiday Homes Tour.

The Currans had the old house demolished and a new one built in its place. One that would fit the character of the historic neighborhood.