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City of Fairfax Theatre Company Presents “The Music Man”

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company will present Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” July 22-30, 2016.

Fairfax Author Launches First Solo Book

Fairfax resident Leslie Welch’s first solo book “The Goodbyes” will come out July 2016.

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Portner Brewing Returns to Alexandria

Great, great granddaughters of Robert Portner plan to resurrect family legacy in the city.

Though separated by a century and a half, Robert Portner and his great, great granddaughters Catherine and Margaret Portner have a few things in common.

From The Old Town Boutique District: Opening a Business?

Here are a few tips.

When I decided to open a retail store in Old Town Alexandria, I was looking for an opportunity to do something that I loved, be my own boss and be able to walk to work everyday with my dog.

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ACCT Presents ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

It's a little "Steel Magnolias" meets "Same Time Next Year" meets "Golden Girls" and "On Golden Pond"

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is presenting "The Dixie Swim Club" from July 8-24.

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Summer Group Show at Reston Art Gallery and Studios

Artists’ Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2 – 4 p.m.; Exhibit: July 7 – Aug. 3.

Herndon: More Rain Than Shine, But Loads of Fun

Jenna and Fritz Tanis came to the fireworks in Herndon prepared, with a tent comfortable for four no matter how much rain fell.

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Herndon Youth and Adults ‘Read for the Win’ this Summer

Herndon Fortnightly Library’s Summer Reading Challenge inspires all to read.

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Potomac: Top Honors at Flower Show

Three of Potomac Village Garden Club members took top honors in the late June Flower Show held at Strathmore Hall. Yankee Doodle Dandy was the theme for the standard flower show sponsored by the District IV garden clubs.

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Potomac Snapshot: Autism Speaks Run/Walk Raises Funds, Awareness

And they’re off. The Autism Speaks Run/Walk began at 8 a.m. in the Potomac Library parking lot. The annual event raises funds for Autism research. See www.autismspeaks5k.org.

Potomac: Shopping Center Hosts Free Yoga Classes

Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall is hosting free yoga classes each Saturday morning, 9-10 a.m.

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Arlington: Keaton and Chaplin Inspire Silent ‘Twelfth Night’

Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.

Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.

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Arlington Snapshot: Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic

Antique cars led the way at the Lyon Village 4th of July Parade and Picnic on Monday at 11 a.m.

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Arts Council Recognized for Innovative Public Art

The Arts Council of Fairfax County was recognized by Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program for its Imagine Art Here: Tysons Tiles temporary public art and engagement project with artist Julia Vogl.

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A Tea in Vienna with a Taste of History

Clothed in the dress of her day – mid-1800s, Ms. Elizabeth Cady Stanton greeted her guests demurely at a “tea” on Sunday, July 3, in the parlor of Freeman Store and Museum.