Mount Vernon: Shop Marks 5th Anniversary

Customer service key for Richard Carroll.

Carol and Richard Lowy, co-owners of the retail gallery, Richard Carroll, are celebrating the fifth anniversary of managing their business at 1600 Belle View Boulevard in the Belle View Shopping Center.

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Alexandria: Luck O’ the Irish

Thousands attend Waterfront Park festival.

Thousands of attendees descended on Waterfront Park Aug. 8 for the annual Ballyshaners Irish Festival in Alexandria.

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Alexandria: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming To Open

Woof Gang Bakery will welcome people and their pets for a grand opening event on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Lorton: Introducing Shakespeare to Children

Workhouse Arts Center debut for Pocket Change Theatre’s “Midsummer on a Playground.”

Continuing to bring Fairfax County fresh, youthful performing arts talent to audiences, the Workhouse Arts Center has a special family-friendly treat in store.

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Great Falls National Park Hosts Many a Celebration

An August Sunday in the park.

Brandon Greiner, 3, took the lead. The three-year-old biked the trails from one overlook to the next while his twin sister Ainsley, mom Nicole and father Nathan Greiner walked immediately behind.

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Potomac: Local Mansion Opening to Public for House Tour

Tour will raise money for local charities.

A French provincial home, often used for elegant entertaining, will be open to the public for a few days this fall.

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Great Falls: Artstars Presents ‘Pets On Parade’

Great Falls Artstars Studios holds piano recitals.

The students of Artstars Studios LLC of Great Falls recently held piano recitals. The theme of the recitals was "Pets On Parade."

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Arlington: This Year's County Fair Features Parade For First Time

Something new at the County Fair: A Parade.

Short but sweet, is a good description of the Arlington County Fair’s Opening Day Parade.

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Arlington: Five Days of Fun, Fun, Fun

Crowds flock to annual Arlington County Fair.

Grace Dennis held on tight as she dropped from five stories in the air. The ride is the Super Shot, and like fair itself, it’s a fair staple, but it never gets old.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, Aug. 16-22.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon this weekend.

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Arlington Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Events in Arlington County, Va.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: Aug. 7-16

Events in Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville.

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Herndon Summer Theatre Presents ‘Anything Goes!’

The Grand Musical Theatre Experience returned to Herndon High School with a production of the musical “Anything Goes!” Previous productions have included “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Hello Dolly.”

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Alexandria: A Sweet Surprise

Bacon Brothers’ pop-up performance supports charities.

Through Kevin Bacon’s non-profit organization Six Degrees, he and other celebrities are making continual efforts to give back to the community through charitable and social opportunities to connect on a more personal level with the people and fans.