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Arlington: 11th Annual Canstruction Arrives

Build-Out Night for the 11th annual Canstruction in Northern Virginia started at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at Reagan National Airport.

Capitol Steps Performs at Shepherd’s Center of Vienna

The sold-out audience was rolling in the aisles when nationally recognized comedy troupe, Capitol Steps, appeared at the 2014 benefit performance for the Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV). SCOV serves older adults in Oakton, Vienna, Merrifield, Dunn Loring and portions of Fairfax and Reston.

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Oakton High School Presents 'Fahrenheit 451'

Featuring a cast and crew of 35, Oakton High presents the thought-provoking drama, “Fahrenheit 451.” The curtain rises Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 20, 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door only.

Holiday Bazaar in Oakton

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) at 2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton will host Annual Holiday Bazaar - with local, handmade art and crafts -- on Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Ready for Winter Skating Fun at Reston Town Center

Meteorologists around our region have been gleefully talking about the earlier-than-normal return of Polar Vortex-like weather for weeks, but the forecast for the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion this past weekend was appropriately chilly, with brilliant blue skies overhead, holiday decorations all round, and buckets of fun on the ice.

December at the McLean Community Center

The McLean Community Center is offering the following activities in December. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District One-A Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. Unless otherwise indicated, all activities will be held at the Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

A Colorful and Crazy Holiday Ride at McLean's Alden

“A Kodachrome Christmas” lands on The Alden stage Dec. 19-21.

The upcoming holidays will be made brighter this year by the hilarious, one-person show, “A Kodachrome Christmas,” at The Alden in McLean Dec. 19 through 21.

Dylan Cate of Fairfax High Selected to All-American Marching Band

Dylan Cate of Fairfax High School has been selected for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Cate will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

FACETS to Host Taste of Fall in Fairfax

On Saturday, Nov. 15, FACETS is hosting its 15th Annual Taste of Fall with FACETS, an evening filled with food, fun, entertainment, and a live and silent auction to raise funds to help parents, their children and individuals in Fairfax County and City who are suffering the effects of poverty.

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Paul VI Presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

Based on the true story of Helen Keller, Paul VI High presents “The Miracle Worker.” It features a cast and crew of 60 and is the school’s Cappies play.

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Woodson High Ushers in the Holidays with “White Christmas.”

Ringing in the holiday season is Woodson High’s production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” It features a cast and crew of 65, plus a 25-person pit orchestra, and Director Terri Hobson says it’s spectacular.

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In the Spirit of the Season

The Burke-Springfield based Netcasters are focusing on traditional carols of the season.

The Netcasters have turned into a real song and dance outfit … but that’s been a pretty positive thing for some of their audiences lately.

Arlington’s Signature Presents 'Sex With Strangers'

Opposites attract as two strangers are trapped by a snowstorm in a secluded cabin.

Signature Theater in Arlington is staging the savvy and sexy "Sex With Strangers" through Dec. 7, 2014.

Bayla Whitten to Perform Carole King's Songbook in Fairfax

"Bayla Whitten is a remarkable talent, with one of the best voices in Washington, D.C." said Matthew Gardiner, associate artistic director, Signature Theatre. "She has graced Signature’s stage several times since she played Beth in our production of "Merrily We Roll Along" in 2007, and is a very important part of the Signature family."

Alexandria: Straight from the Heart

First Christian Church of Alexandria hosted its annual holiday art and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the church hall.