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Alexandria: ACT Community BBQ Bash

3rd annual ‘No Speeches’ event celebrates local charities.

More than 260 people turned out May 16 for the third annual ACT for Alexandria Community BBQ Bash, an event to celebrate the philanthropic works of community organizations.

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Cappies Review: More Than an Ordinary Dinner

Most dinner guests only stay for the evening, but in Chantilly High School's production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Sheridan Whiteside's unexpected stay brings chaos to the Stanley household. In this wacky tale of mischief and mayhem, the characters learn that good can come from the pandemonium of life.

Chantilly: Cappie Nominations

Westfield gets 11 and Chantilly, 6.

The 2015-2016 Cappie nominations for high-school theater were released Monday, with Chantilly and Westfield high schools receiving 17 nods between them. Chantilly performed the play, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” and Westfield put on the musical, “Footloose.” Centreville High didn’t enter this year’s competition.

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Potomac: Annual Strawberry Festival Returns Saturday

Potomac United Methodist Church hosts fundraiser event.

Spring has arrived and it is once again time for the Potomac United Methodist Church (PUMC) Strawberry Festival.

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Potomac Snapshot: Open House

Bianca and Andrew Patton attended the recent open house at the Potomac Horse Center.

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Wind and Mud Compete at Potomac Hunt Races

Annual event attracts a crowd.

If you enjoy mud, incessant wind, scattered clouds and a 58-degree, May 15, temperature you would have loved the 64th annual running of the Potomac Hunt Races last Sunday at the Kiplinger’s “Bittersweet” field, Poolesvile.

Arlington: Gearing Up for Bike to Work Day

Local cyclists share tips for new riders.

On May 20, expect to see more Arlington commuters leaving the cars in the garage. Annual “Bike to Work” day encourages commuters to try out a car-free lifestyle, and some of the local experts are ready with tips for new riders.

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Arlington: Children's Chorus Performs 'El Sombrero Magico'

Little noticed in the bustling arts scene in the Washington area is a chorus of Arlington Spanish-speaking children who sing and cavort on stage.

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Vienna: Teens Take Over Town Green with Song and Dance

Before the rain clouds opened up and strong winds agitated leafy trees in Vienna, there was music and dance on the Town Green, performed by teens for teens.

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McLean Day: This Saturday

McLean Day is this Saturday.

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Alexandria: Kluge Bids Farewell

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

He refused to say goodbye. Although it was his final concert as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Kim Allen Kluge preferred to tell well-wishers “To be continued.”

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Fairfax: Learning from Superchefs

Meet the chefs at 21 Great American Bistro.

When two talented and energetic friends plan a venture, success is the likely outcome.

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Missiles and Guns in the Backyard and the School Parking Lot

Library series delve into the secrets of Fairfax County.

The first of three Forgotten Fairfax series debuted on Saturday, May 7 at the City of Fairfax Regional Library.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Aloha

As part of its worldwide voyage, the Hawaiian canoe Hōkūleʻa will make a two-day stop in Old Town Alexandria. Tours of the canoe and dockside outreach will be offered by crew members May 15 at Waterfront Park from 3 to 5 p.m. and May 16 at the City Marina from 1 to 5 p.m. The visit is part of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, which will cover 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports and 26 nations. For more information or to track the voyage, visit www.hokulea.com.

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Alexandria Appetite: New Farmer’s Market Takes Root in North Old Town

The small but mighty market is emerging from its preview weeks and ready for an all-year presence.

Tucked neatly into the small parking lot on the outskirts of Montgomery Park, a smattering of farm vendors have started selling their wares. For just a few hours last Thursday, the all-week rain took a little break as neighbors celebrated the launch of the North Old Town Farmer’s Market.