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Yoga Center Plans Open House

Opposite the Potomac Library is One Aum, the new Yoga Center at 10008 Falls Road. One Aum is owned by a sister-brother duo. Sean FM, a yogi, poet, and musician, and Shannon Sharma, a veteran teacher, full-time yoga therapist and avid yoga practitioner.

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B’nai Tzedek Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Gala honors its founders.

In 1988, the movie “Field of Dreams” inspired viewers with the motto, “If you build it, they will come.” Armed with this philosophy, and encouraged by a few residents who were also passionate about establishing a new synagogue in Potomac, Symcha and Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt set off on a mission to create, in Weinblatt’s words, “a place where members grow Jewishly and take their Jewish journey, where they could deepen their ties to Judaism and discover its beauty and relevance.”

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Hospice Caring Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Multiple programs for those at life’s end and for the families they leave behind.

In 1989, Penny Gladhill, and six other Frederick Hospice volunteers saw and felt the need for free hospice services in Montgomery County. With enthusiasm and determination, they initiated Hospice Caring — a nonprofit organization that has affected thousands of lives in Montgomery County for 25 years.

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Potomac’s Mike Hammer Adjusts as Ambassador to Chile

Strengthening U.S.-Chile ties.

On Wednesday, March 5, Mike Hammer was quietly residing in Potomac with his family where he enjoyed weekend walks to Starbucks and watching his children’s sports activities. However, one day later, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as ambassador to Chile — and life started moving at a breath-taking pace. Three days after the confirmation, he and his family boarded Air Force Two to fly to Santiago with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.

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Teaching Financial Skills

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and former Gov. Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, visited Hollin Meadows Elementary School on Friday, April 11 to teach a financial literacy lesson to the school’s fourth graders. The event was sponsored by American Bankers Association and was part of its 18th annual Teach Children To Save Day.

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Samaritan’s Feet Comes to Rising Hope

300 pairs of shoes go to youth in need.

The halls at Rising Hope United Methodist Church were thronged Monday, April 14, as parents brought their children for an Easter footwashing in Christ’s memory and to receive new shoes at no cost.

Residents Nominated for Service Awards

With the theme “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Impact,” Volunteer Fairfax, along with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will honor real-life superheroes at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. The gala celebration will be held Friday, April 25 at The Waterford in Springfield.

Volunteer Alexandria To Honor Community Leaders

Volunteer Alexandria has named the winners of its philanthropy and community awards which will be presented at the 16th annual Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit.

Centreville Residents Nominated for Service Awards

With the theme “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Impact,” Volunteer Fairfax, along with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will honor real-life superheroes at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards.

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‘It’ll Make People Laugh, Feel Good’

Centreville High presents comedy, “Funny Money.”

An aptly named show that’ll have the audience roaring with laughter, “Funny Money” is Centreville High’s upcoming Cappies play.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Celebrates 80 Years

Supporters and company members came out on Saturday, April 12, to celebrate Little Theatre of Alexandria's 80th anniversary extravaganza. The evening began with a champagne reception where patrons had a chance to reminisce about the organization's years of productions and events.

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Our Daily Bread Celebrates 30 Years

Fairfax-based nonprofit Our Daily Bread (ODB) invites the public to its 30th anniversary celebration. An evening of art and performances, “Do You See What I See?” will be held Friday, May 2, from 7-10 p.m., at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy. in Fairfax.

Emily Louise Tomlinson and Calvin Dean Kennedy Engaged

Roxanne and Larry Tomlinson of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise, to Calvin Dean Kennedy, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. Calvin is the son of Sona Kennedy of Wexford, Pa., and Ronald Kennedy of Gibsonia, Pa. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of West Springfield High School. She is a 2009 graduate Robert of Morris University and 2013 graduate of Carlow University, both in Pittsburgh. Emily received a Master of Science in Nursing and is currently a Nurse Practitioner with Solano & Kokales Internal Medicine Associates at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

‘Onward with Erin’

Team seeks to raise funds for National Brain Tumor Society.

Erin Kelly spends her professional life tending to critically ill children as a pediatric nurse on the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s National Medical Center. What patients and their parents may not know is that she has spent the last three years in her own health battle, one with a stubborn brain tumor. The 26-year-old Arlington resident will be running the National Race for Hope on May 4, a 5K run in Washington D.C. that raises funds the National Brain Tumor Society.

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Turbo Tutoring Awards Scholarships

Turbo Tutoring, led by local educators Gregg Greentree and Dan Harris, recently announced winners for its annual scholarship award.