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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.

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Alexandria: Water Taxi Must Go On

Rain or shine.

Blast, blast … BLAST! Captain Alex Skubel is backing out the first water taxi of the day from the Port of Alexandria. "How many on board?"

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Reston: Surrounded by Sound

The Reston Chorale to hold auditions on Aug. 11 and 24.

Ruth Overton has performed with the Reston Chorale since 1976. She’s almost never missed Tuesday night rehearsals, all 2,000 of them. “I had six children that had to hear, ‘Mommy will be gone on Tuesday nights.’ That’s me time,” said Overton, of Reston.

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Potomac: Beat the Heat with Library Activities

And, when they’re open, rec centers.

August: Heat, humidity, restless children, and squirrelly adults. Longing looks at the calendar. Parents and caregivers have run through their exhaustive list of summer activities. What’s left to do?

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Great Falls Celebrates Summer on the Green

Sunday evening concerts bring community together.

Sunday’s Concerts on the Green at the Great Falls Village Center are a weekly tradition that continues to unite the community.

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Sunset Party at Tysons Plaza

Little children raced to get first-choice seats on the lawn for Andy Grammer, whose hit single “Honey, I’m Good” peaked at no. 9 on Billboard Hot 100 this summer.