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Learning New Skills at Twi-Light Summer Camp

The Sully District of the Boy Scouts of America held a Twi-Light Summer Day Camp for its Cub Scouts July 25-29. Thirty Cub Scouts attended, led by adult volunteers from Sully District and Boy Scouts from Troop 1137 and Troop 577.

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Arlington Snapshot: Springtime Garden Party

Culpepper Garden celebrated its 41st anniversary on June 4 with its Annual Springtime Garden Party on the grounds of Culpepper Garden at 4435 N. Pershing Drive.

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Arlington: Spotting a Mississippi Kite

Rare nest found in Arlington.

Floating from the east along 17th St. in north Arlington, the graceful Mississippi kite flew into one of the large oak trees on the northeast corner of 17th and Utah. with food for its now quite large chick.

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Alexandria: Carlyle House – A Tale of America in the Making

The Carlyle House, located at 121 North Fairfax Street, opened as a museum in 1976, and was the first historic house to open during the Bicentennial year. Recently, it celebrated its 40th anniversary of that event this July with an open house at no cost to the public. With that, Alexandria also celebrated its founding in 1749.

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Alexandria Appetite: 3 Spots to Pencil in for Restaurant Week

The city’s offerings are their most diverse ever.

Alexandria’s summertime Restaurant Week is back in action for another season, and diners will find plenty of options that are sure to appeal to every appetite. Here are three to be sure to try.

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Great Falls Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Dancing Under the Pavilion, Movie Under the Stars.

National Park Service Centennial Event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Great Falls Park will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, 7 - 10 p.m. Free.

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Great Falls: ‘Snow White’ at Riverbend Park

Travelling Players perform ‘Snow White’ with a comedic twist.

Traveling Players Ensemble performs “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” an original adaptation of the classic fairytale, at Riverbend Park on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.. Check out Traveling Players’ Commedia Troupe as they take this classic tale of miners, stepmothers, mirrors and apples and infuse it with the hilarious improvisational tradition of Commedia dell’Arte.

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The Claude Moore Colonial Farm to Host Colonial Tobacco Harvest

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, will host Colonial Tobacco Harvest – Participatory Event, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m.

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LEGO Representatives from Denmark to Visit McLean Camp

“I am learning a lot here. It’s like playing, but I know I am learning things too,” said Claire, 10, and Jake Varley, 11, of Annandale. This summer, Fun Bot Lab opened its second camp location in Annandale at Holy Spirit School and is now celebrating a week long visit from representatives of the LEGO Education group located in Billund, Denmark.

Old-time Country Fair Comes to Vienna

Historic Vienna, Inc. hosts free activities reminiscent of an earlier time.

Step into a Norman Rockwell painting on Aug. 20 as Historic Vienna, Inc. hosts a country fair with a myriad of activities, at no charge, for families. The debut “Vienna’s Country Fair” takes over the Freeman House end of the Vienna Town Green from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. HVI refers to the fair as a “return to a simpler time.”

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Vienna: Family Fun Jam at Jammin Java

On Saturday, Jammin Java of Vienna hosted the Family Fun Jam, a fundraiser for the Growing Hope Foundation, which raises money for children with cancer and their families.

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Vienna, McLean, Great Falls: Middle Eastern Food, Culture on Display

Middle Eastern Food Festival returns on Labor Day weekend.

Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church will host its 23rd annual Middle Eastern Food Festival, Sept. 3 and 4, on the church grounds -- 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean. The Festival will feature authentic Middle Eastern food, pastries, music and dancing, as well as vendors, church tours, and activities for both children and adults.

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Locals Catch ‘Pokemon Go’ Fever in County Parks

Safety tips dispensed by crime prevention experts and elected officials at Burke Lake.

Trump and Clinton aren’t the only characters to watch during an election year full of surprises.

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Burke Lake Golf Course Upgrades to Begin Oct. 3

A new clubhouse and expanded driving range and parking lot highlight upgrades to the Burke Lake Golf Course in Fairfax Station that’s more than 40 years old.

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Fairfax Snapshot: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

On Saturday, Aug. 6, some 800 children cooled off at the Double Bubble Run in Van Dyck Park. They frolicked in bubbles, ran through obstacles and zipped down a 50-foot-high, inflatable, shark waterslide.