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In the Kitchen: Christophe Poteaux of Bastille, Old Town

Ingredients are important to the French.

A bucket of 5-inch long pod-shaped razor clams from Virginia Beach sits on the counter ready for the lunch special at Bastille.

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Vander Zee Reception Offers a Breath of Spring

Art reception celebrates end of winter.

When Nancy Ziegler’s husband died in 2006, a friend gave her a gift certificate to be used at The Art League. It was there that she discovered her artistic talents and has been a flourishing artist ever since.

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Royal Visit to Mount Vernon

Prince Charles charms fellow visitors at the Estate.

There was a buzz on March 18 throughout the D.C. Metropolitan area as Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited sites in Washington D.C. and beyond. Mary Beth Powers said that she was caught off-guard as she was driving down the George Washington Parkway when the Prince’s motorcade came by on its way to Mount Vernon. Mike and Artemis Davey somehow ended up in the motorcade in their VW Bug “Herbie.” “People all along the side were waving Herbie on,” said Artemis Davey.

“Classic Broadway” at Mason Stage on April 12

Broadway’s classic tunes are headed to Northern Virginia as Todd Ellison and friends take center stage at the Center for the Arts with a tribute to “Classic Broadway.”

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Paul VI Presents 'The Addams Family'

A continuation of the popular, 1960s TV show, “The Addams Family” will take the stage at Paul VI High. A musical comedy, it features a cast and crew of 75 and promises to be rollicking, good fun.

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Alexandria's Living Dead: Actors Pose as Famous Dead at Ivy Hill

Reenactors give visitors first-person biographies of the dead at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

Like any good host, many of Ivy Hill Cemetery’s permanent residents greeted visitors at the front gate. Despite many being deceased for well over a century, on April 4, the tenants were brought to life by costumed reenactors who guided visitors on tours of the cemetery.

Register for 17th Annual Paws in the Park

Registration is open for the 17th Annual Paws in the Park dog walk and festival, one of the largest dog walks in the D.C. area. As a signature special event of the Montgomery County Humane Society, held in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, it raises funds to help rescue, care for and adopt homeless and abandoned animals.

Week in Reston

Weekly in happenings in Reston.

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Herndon Concert Bands Honored

Symphonic and Wind ensembles continue their tradition of excellence.

The Herndon High School Symphonic and Wind Ensembles continued their tradition of excellence at the Virginia State Assessment evaluation on March 20 and 21, with the Wind Ensemble garnering an overall superior rating and Symphonic receiving an excellent rating.

Week in Vienna

Weekly happenings in Vienna

Week in McLean

Weekly happenings in McLean

Week in Great Falls

Weekly happenings in Great Falls.

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Provisioning for Community’s Well-being in Great Falls

Great Falls is just coming out of a colder than usual winter, with lower temperatures for longer, and more snow than expected, which discouraged many people from going outdoors altogether – (unless to spend more time at the ski slopes).

Publishing Panel Planned for Great Falls Book Festival

Discussion to offer advice on how to get published.

Proven experts in all facets of publishing offer a glimpse into the highly-competitive publishing world by offering advice, answering questions and sharing their inspirational – and sometimes surprising -- secrets to their phenomenal success at a publishing panel from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the Great Falls Book Festival on May 2 at the Great Falls Library.

Encouraging, Inspiring and Rewarding Young Writers

Youth Creative Writing Contest winners to be announced at the Great Falls Book Festival.

More than 100 sixth-graders from Forestville Elementary School participated in the Great Falls Writer’s Group (GFWG) first Youth Creative Writing Contest. Winners will be announced and read their works during the afternoon event themed “Every Child Is A Storyteller” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the first Great Falls Book Festival at the Great Falls Library.