Pumpkin. Slingshot. The imposing medieval-esque wooden structure Whitehall Farms business owner Jeff Waters built by hand stands ready to launch seasonal gourds 250 to 300 feet past a grazing area of chickens into a vast grassy expanse. Next year, Waters said, there will be a proper trebuchet.
Workhouse Arts Center theater opens new season.
After over a year’s hiatus, the Workhouse Arts Center will be producing in-house productions of live theater once again. The productions will add to the already many offerings at the Workhouse. “We are very excited to return to in-house production starting with ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’” said Joseph Wallen, director of performing arts, Workhouse Arts Center.
Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Alexandria will see a lot of new changes at the newly, expanded MSA Academy headquarters in Kingstowne.
Sharing cooking duties.
"First I give the lobster a shower." Serge Albert puts the 1.5 pound Maine lobster under running water to get off "whatever is on there." Today he is making Linguine alla Aragosta, one of the customer favorites at Tempo on Duke Street. "We have one customer who comes in twice a week and orders it,” he said.
Benefit raises funds for Inova Alexandria hospital.
More than 225 people turned out Sept. 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour at the Diamond Jubilee Party held at Jack Taylor’s Toyota.
Waterfront event showcases maritime history.
Handmade wooden boats, and an “anything that floats” race on the Potomac River and a 12-foot white skiff that served as a blank canvas for children were all part of the festivities as the Alexandria Seaport Foundation hosted its annual Seaport Day Sept. 17 at Waterfront Park.
Breast cancer walk among things to do this fall.
While Sept. 22 signaled the first official day of autumn, it is the month of October when sweater weather moves in and a canvas of colorful leaves begins to blanket the city.
Foliage, kayaking, hiking -- and much more.
As Phil Kirk held the climbing rope tight, fellow climber Mary Pat McMillan searched for crevices with her hand and feet to inch her way along the rock face off the path at Great Falls National Park. The park has a variety of attractions, and in the fall, the foliage, higher water levels and cooler temperatures keep this popular park busy year round.
Great Falls artists Layla Gray and Gail Péan celebrated the oil paintings of their students, children and adults, Saturday Sept. 24. Friends, church members and family gathered for the art reception to view and discuss their oil paintings. The month long exhibit includes a detailed "Duomo" painting by Cassie Dallas painted over one year. “2 Teachers and 8 Students” is on view until Oct. 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Church n Reston - 1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston - http://www.uureston.org
Ray Miller wins the grand prize gift basket.
“I’m thrilled! I’ve never won anything my entire life!” That’s what Ray Miller of Great Falls had to say when he was told that he was the lucky winner of the library’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ASRC) grand prize gift basket.
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is celebrating their 10th Anniversary of MPAartfest, a community-wide arts festival on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. in McLean Central Park. This free event will feature 52 local and regional visual artists, Children's Art Walk, hands-on art studio, music, food vendors, and more!
Three-time Parents’ Choice Award winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers, who performed to a sold-out house at The Alden last spring, have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” The dynamic duo will return to The Alden on Sunday, Nov. 6, for two performances. Show times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and tickets are $15, $10 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
McLean Community Players present ‘Comic Potential.’
How timely in this day-and-age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that the McLean Community Players present the area premiere of the romantic comedy “Comic Potential.” The comedy centers on an android that seems to have human potential. Written by Alan Ayckbourne, the play was first produced in 1998 long before artificial intelligence was anywhere near what it is today.
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, will host the 18th Century Autumn Market Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 & 16; 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Beekeeping is a trending hobby, but many stung by the idea don’t know where to begin. On Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Reston Association Headquarters Conference Center, master beekeeper Todd Harding teaches wannabe backyard beekeepers the basics of procuring, maintaining, and feeding bees. The class is held in Reston at the home-owners association, but is open to everyone, regardless of address.