W.T. Woodson High School’s production of ‘Into the Woods’
“Careful the things you say. Children will listen.” While we all want to tell our children to live happily ever after, such dreams are not always that simple. In W.T. Woodson High School’s production of “Into the Woods,” what started out as an innocent amalgamation of fairy tale characters became a powerful story of resilience, responsibility, and letting go of the people we love.
Although Reston’s Lake Fairfax park’s outdoor Water Mine Swimmin’ Hole is closed until May 2014, the park remains open to visitors and patrons.
Photo exhibit on display until Nov. 30.
On Nov. 14, there was an evening reception at the Reston Center for photographer Patricia Deege’s exhibit "Africa The Living Wild."
Herndon's NextStop Theatre is giving audiences two new Holiday theater treats. The two shows "have a tremendous amount of heart and can appeal to anyone who loves the holiday season.
Annual production will run Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The Classical Ballet Theatre will present their annual production of “The Nutcracker” starting Nov. 30 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus.
The Closet, Bargain Loft, offer gift ideas that support local charities.
While there’s no shortage of standard brick-and-mortar and online places to shop for this holiday season, several thrift shops in Herndon offer special gift opportunities, as well as a chance to help the less fortunate while doing so.
Reston Used Book Shop, Reston Museum offer local gift ideas.
When hunting for presents this holiday season, the Reston Used Book Store offers hard-to-find reads alongside bestsellers at one of the area’s most popular gift destinations.
Havana Vintage, Salud Healthy Pantry offer gift ideas.
Shopping malls are almost guaranteed to be among the most crowded stores around as the holiday season approaches, but great gifts can be had a long way from Tysons Corner in Great Falls, just at the corner of Walker Road and Colvin Run Road.
Production will be at Madeira School Nov. 30, Dec. 1.
For the 22nd year, the Margaret Haddad Studio of Classical Ballet will present their performance of “The Nutcracker.”
Jewelry, housewares, local art among items featured at The Artisans.
When it comes to buying local, The Artisans in McLean practices what they preach. The eclectic gift shop is filled with handmade jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories and much more.
Vienna Arts Society exhibition runs from Nov. 22 through Nov. 24 at the Vienna Community Center.
You can see art treasures in museums and art shows around the world, but, to see a treasury of art, one must visit Vienna the weekend of Nov. 22.
Great Falls resident Lynn Kemmerer has already been shopping locally this holiday season. "I just recently shopped at Adeler’s," Kemmerer said.
Local art experts offer crafty gift ideas.
Gifting your child’s teacher, grandparents or other family members with holiday cheer doesn’t have to add another line item to your budget. Homemade gifts from children are among the most cherished, say experts, and creating them can be as memorable for the child as the recipient.
Local chefs and culinary experts share family stories and recipes.
As a teen, Chef Guiseppe Ricciardi’s Thanksgiving dinners were anything but traditional. Ricciardi , the proprietor of Dolce Vita and Dolce Veloce in Fairfax, moved to New York from Italy with his family when he was 14. His family celebrated Thanksgiving in their new country, but they put an Italian twist on the holiday.
Local culinary instructors offer suggestions for bonding in the kitchen.
Maria Kopsidas recalls childhood holidays filled with turkey, sweets and merriment. Because she grew up in a family of professional chefs, cookbook authors and culinary enthusiasts, the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas always brings fond food recollections.