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‘Big Truck Days’ Return to Herndon

The Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works hosts its annual “Big Truck Days,” an opportunity for children – and their parents – to see the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment on display. Light refreshments will be served and souvenirs will be provided to children.

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Pride of Herndon Marches in the Cherry Blossom Parade

The Pride of Herndon played for the entire nation on April 16 in the 81st annual Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C.

Herndon: Stage Magic Comes to NextStop Theatre

Musical ’City of Angels’ at Herndon stage.

Hollywood’s 1940s golden age of fearless private eyes and wise-cracking femme-fatales working as partners to solve crimes while testing the boundaries of love is next for Herndon’s NextStop Theatre. It is “City of Angels,” a multi-Tony Award winning musical.

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McLean and Vienna: Charity 5k Race Winners Announced

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the results for the 3rd Annual Tysons Chamber Charity 5K that was held Sunday, April 24, at Tysons Corner Center.

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McLean and Vienna: Charity 5k Race Winners Announced

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the results for the 3rd Annual Tysons Chamber Charity 5K that was held Sunday, April 24, at Tysons Corner Center.

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Fine Arts Festival Returns May 21-22

Festival at Reston Town Center features more than 200 national artists, dance performances, family art-making activities and more.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) presents their 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, offering authentic art and experiences for all tastes and ages on May 21 and 22 at Reston Town Center.

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Alexandria: MetroStage Presents ‘Black Pearl Sings!’

Play set in 1930s Depression-era features 19 American folk and spiritual songs.

MetroStage is presenting "Black Pearl Sings!" by playwright Frank Higgins now through May 29.

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Alexandria Appetite: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at These 3 Spots

Whether Mexican or Tex-Mex, these restaurants will hit the spot.

To be sure, Cinco de Mayo’s origins are often misunderstood in the United States. Often incorrectly referred to as Mexico’s independence day, the fifth of May is actually the anniversary of the Mexican army’s victory against France in 1862. (Mexico’s independence day is actually in September — a date not nearly as well-known in America.)

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Centreville: Celebrating International Diversity

Sixth-annual Centreville International Showcase draws several hundred.

Several hundred people attended the Sixth-Annual Centreville International Showcase on Saturday, April 30 at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville.

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Clifton: Annual Home Tour To Benefit Local Charities

Clifton Community Woman’s Club’s event set for May 19.

The 44th Annual CCWC Homes Tour, Silent Auction & Book Signing, hosted by the Clifton Community Woman’s Club, will be held Thursday, May 19. Tour hours are 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The silent auction and book signing with local authors is 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. the Clifton Presbyterian Church, with additional authors at Clifton’s Acacia Masonic Lodge.

Potomac: God and Broadway Unite at St. James.

Interaction of show tunes and religion at St. James.

Broadway songs emanated from St. James Episcopal Church on Monday, April 18, when members of the cast of the Jersey Boys National Tour and the St. James Chancel Choir came together to perform tunes from Broadway musicals.

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Arlington: New Owner-Chef Leads La Côte d’Or

Attention to culinary detail.

La Côte d’Or, on the border of Falls Church and Arlington, has a new owner. The restaurant was purchased in February by Chef Jacques Imperato.

Arlington: Chef Introduces New Lineup of Nats-inspired Ice Creams

Arlington Chef Katie Gilman, owner of Taste - Inventive Food by Katie Gilman - a carry-out restaurant and catering business, has created a lineup of Nats-inspired ice creams as part of her concept of “perfect scoops” of ice cream.

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Culinary Passion: A Taste of Hawaii

Profile: Mikala Brennan

When you think of the tropics and of Hawaii, your visions probably include palm trees, sandy beaches with crashing waves, and a whole lot of sunshine. But you probably don’t even know about Hawaiian food, which is both tropical and somewhat Mainlandish. To learn about the real deal, head to Arlington’s Hula Girl restaurant, owned and cooked for by a Hawaiian native, Mikala Brennan.

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Oakton High Stages "Phantom of the Opera"

75 students in cast and crew work for May 12-14 production.

Oakton High School is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, "Phantom of the Opera," May 12-14 at 7 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Tickets are $12 for presale and $15 at the door.