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Children’s Science Center Lab Brings Invention Programs to Northern Virginia

The Children’s Science Center in Fairfax has partnered with Camp Invention to bring its nationally acclaimed enrichment programs, Club Invention and Camp Invention, to the region.

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Fairfax: Ice Skating Attracts Area Residents

Some come for recreation, some for ‘special occasions.’

Hannah Zhou, a 4-year-old Vienna resident, went to the Fairfax Ice Arena with her mother Lucy, for the first time since her first skating lesson.

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Fairfax: World’s Distinguished Military Bands at Center for the Arts

Band of the Royal Marines and Band of Scots Guards performing Jan. 23.

Pomp, pageantry and stirring music from Great Britain’s esteemed military musical institutions will command attention with their extraordinary sights and sounds as they perform at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

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Fairfax Area Becomes a ‘No Drone Zone’

FAA shuts down drone clubs within a 30-mile radius of Washington, D.C.

Over twenty drone hobbyists met at Reston Nova Labs to discuss recent emails announcing the extension of FAA's "no drone zone" deeper into Virginia and Maryland in a 30-mile radius beyond Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport in D.C.

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Reston: Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

Anna Deavere Smith returns to Reston for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

Reston Community Center presents the 31st Annual Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 16-18, 2016.

Koresh Dance Company to Hold Residency in Herndon

Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia is about to make local dance history: For the first time ever, Philadelphia’s renowned Koresh Dance Company will be setting its internationally acclaimed choreography for dance students at Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon.

Peggy Wallace Kennedy to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Alden

Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of former Alabama governor and segregationist George Wallace, is the keynote speaker for the McLean Community Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

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McLean Artist’s Work at NOVA-Loudoun

Oil paintings by Susan La Mont of McLean, will be on exhibition in Waddell Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5.

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Shakespeare at Alden

Alden Theatre welcomes American Shakespeare Center and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’

Back by popular demand the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tour brings its unique hallmark to William Shakespeare performances at the Alden Theatre.

McLean Chocolate Festival Returns Jan. 31

The Rotary Club of McLean is hosting its fifth annual Chocolate Festival at the McLean Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Elvis at Great Falls Library

Creative book displays promote reading.

Jan. 8 was Elvis Presley’s birthday and the perfect inspiration for a new book display at Great Falls Community Library.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’

Aldersgate Community Theater will present "Into the Woods, Jr.," a family-friendly musical in Wesley Hall of Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 1301 Collingwood Road. Shows are Jan. 15-18 and Jan. 22-24. See acctonline.org. Above, Jack (Grant Hamilton) sings with the Townspeople, after the magic beanstalk appears.

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Alexandria: LTA Stages Docu-Drama, ‘Grey Gardens’

Story of Jackie Kennedy's relatives and the American Dream gone wrong.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Grey Gardens" from Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, 2016. Based on a true story and the 1975 cult documentary, it is an exploration of the American Dream gone wrong and what it means to become a social pariah.

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Alexandria Appetite: 3 Healthy Eats to Start the Year Off Right

Trying to balance a new year’s resolution with reality?

It’s a new year, and your willpower to maintain your fitness goal is still going strong. With one eye on the scale and the other on your social calendar, it can be tough to find a middle ground. Here are three restaurants that make keeping your resolution a little easier.

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Potomac Snapshot: Happy Birthday, C&O Canal Park

Park staff, volunteers, and visitors observed the C&O Canal National Historical Park’s 45th birthday with birthday cake, music, and 19th century games at Great Falls Tavern, on Saturday, Jan. 9. Thirty years of public debate over the future of the “Grand Old Ditch” ended on Jan.8, 1971 when President Nixon signed legislation creating the C&O Canal National Historical Park.