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Week in Herndon

What's happening this week in Herndon?

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Let Good Times Roll

Funny, touching look at newly empty nesters in the city in NextStop’s production of ‘Sylvia.’

NextStop's upcoming comedy "Sylvia" is by master American dramatist A.R. Gurney whose work has not been performed before at the Industrial Strength Theater. The comedy looks at a middle class couple, now empty-nesters, who move back into the city, leaving their comfortable suburban life. Oh what surprises are in store for them.

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Donna Barnako Receives Friends Choice Award

Friends of the Great Falls Library and Great Falls Art Studio member, Donna Barnako, received a 2014 Friends Choice Award from the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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‘Artists on the Green’ Welcome Art Lovers

"Artists on the Green," a local cooperative Studio and Gallery, is located in the Great Falls Village Centre in Great Falls next to Jinny Beyer Quilts. Founded in May of 2013 by five artists — Gail Pèan, Layla Gray, Connie Costello, Tom Stack and Mary Nesbitt — the artists' studio is a cooperative workplace that provides a gallery for 12 local artists.

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Synetic Stages ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’

Brings “human beast” hybrids to life from 1896 novel by H.G. Wells.  

Synetic Theatre in Crystal City will open its 2014-2015 season with "The Island of Dr. Moreau" Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

Metropolitan Community Club Hosts Gift Show

9th annual holiday event supports local charities.

There are only 62 shopping days until Hanukah and 72 shopping days until Christmas, but don’t panic. Just realize that it is once again time to create your list, start shopping – and find that special gift for each person on your list.

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Fun for All at the Potomac Country House Tour and Festival

Event raised record proceeds for St. Francis Episcopal Church.

From a petting zoo to silent auctions to tours of some of the area’s most magnificent homes, there were activities for all ages at the 58th Annual Potomac Country House Tour & Festival last weekend.

Westminster at Lake Ridge to Host I Fashion Show and Bazaar

Two shopping events are coming up at a retirement community in Lake Ridge. In October, a thrift fashion show plus sale and in November, a handcrafts Bazaar with vendor fair. With fall and winter holidays approaching, these Westminster at Lake Ridge events are an opportunity for bargain hunters to begin their search for gifts and resale fashions.

Week in Vienna

What's happening this week in Vienna?

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Sun, Blue Skies Kept Watch Over Vienna Oktoberfest

Live entertainment, food and beer, children’s activities and streets of vendors mark Church Street festival.

A chilling wind late in the day scattered many of the fairgoers at Vienna’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday. But

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Delightful Trick and Treat

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Workhouse Arts Center.

The "edgy, fresh, bold, and daring" Unquiet Theatre is giving audiences a Halloween trick and treat with its production of the delightfully screwball musical "The Rocky Horror Show."

2014 Alexandria Beautification Awards

The Alexandria Beautification Commission announced the 2014 Alexandria Beautification Award winners in a ceremony held on Sept. 15, 2014 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. The Commission, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and Councilman Paul Smedberg presented 25 awards.

Week in Fairfax

What's happening this week in Fairfax?

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‘Scape Sensations’ Opens at Old Town Hall

Doris Jenkins and Betty Baumgartner, Fairfax Art League members, will share an art exhibit together. With their show, "Scape Sensations," they are the featured artists for October at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax.

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Fordson Place Shopping Center Holds Grand Opening

Lookout, Starbucks: There’s a new Peet’s in town. Peet’s Coffee and Tea was one of six new shops at Fordson Place Shopping Center that held a grand opening celebration Wednesday Oct. 1.