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Chantilly: Pirates and Mermaids and Parrots, Oh, My!

Chantilly High presents funny and swashbuckling children’s play.

An 8-year-old boy’s pirate adventures on the high seas will elicit laughter in Chantilly High’s children’s show, “Pirates! Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard.”

‘76 Trombones Led the Big Parade’

Centreville resident has a leading role in “The Music Man.”

When fast-talking Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa with a grand plan to create the finest band in America, the townspeople are thrilled. But straight-laced librarian Marian Paroo thinks it’s all just a scam.

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Potomac: Swing into a Cool Summer Adventure

Expect a few shrieks at Go Ape.

Many have most-likely shrieked a howling Tarzan scream when leaping from a high rock, swinging wildly on a rope, or climbing as high as possible up a tree — and then jumping.

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Arlington Snapshot: Sunset Parade

The annual Marine Sunset Parade at Iwo Jima Memorial returns to Arlington this summer. Residents can enjoy weekly performances of "The Commandant's Own," the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon Tuesdays in July at 7 p.m. The Sunset Parades on Aug. 2, 9 and 16 begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Fairfax Station and Springfield: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Hayfield Stage

Hayfield Theatre premieres new summer program.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: WPHS To Host Musical

The Rambunctious Theatre Company is teaming up with Beyond the Page Theatre Company to present "The Last Five Years" starring David Jarzen from West Potomac High School and Robinson Secondary's Madyson Hanton.

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Alexandria: 'Escape Room' Trend Continues to Grow

Darren Sonnier was traveling in Prague when he and his wife, Ginger Flesher, decided to do their first escape room together. After a few more, they were hooked.

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Alexandria: ‘Not a Box’ Now on Display

New installation exhibit at the Torpedo Factory.

“Not a Box” is the Art League Gallery’s first installation exhibit. All 13 pieces transform the gallery space using a range of materials and techniques.

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Burke Children Take Summer Reading Challenge

Burke Centre Library hosts kick-off event for Summer Reading Challenge.

Making America Pokémon Trainers Again

Pokémon Go is a hit in Alexandria.

Across the street from Pop’s Ice Cream, on a path that runs through Oronoco Bay Park, even down the road from the VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative on Del Ray’s Mt. Vernon Avenue — these are all places that digital creatures, known as Pokémon, can appear in the new smartphone game “Pokémon Go.”

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Alexandria: Learning about Civil War from a ‘Drill Sergeant’

Nine children — eight boys and one girl — aged 9 to 12, participated in Fort Ward’s Civil War Kid’s Drill Day on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

‘You’re the One that I Want’

Westfield Summer Stage presents the musical, “Grease.”

Break out the black leather jackets and poodle skirts — Westfield Summer Stage is presenting the musical, “Grease.” It features a cast and crew of more than 80 students from middle and high schools across the county, including Westfield, Centreville, Chantilly and Fairfax high schools.

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Celebrating Alexandria's 267th Birthday

Members of the Alexandria community gathered to celebrate the city’s 267th birthday at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday, July 9. Spectators were able to enjoy an evening of live music along with birthday cupcakes and a variety of food vendors. The night concluded with a performance from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display.

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Potomac: River Falls ‘Fourth of July’ Tradition Continues

Crowds still turn out for postponed event.

Nobody wants a rained-on parade, but the gloomy weather this Fourth of July did little to quench River Falls’ community spirit.