Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014

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Great Falls Studios to Host Holiday Art Show and Sale

Show and Sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14 at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap.

Holiday shoppers, fine art collectors, Secret Santas and even good Saint Nick, don’t miss “Art meets Architecture”, Great Falls Studios’ Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, at The Center for Education at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

The Great Gadsby in Alexandria

A weekend at Alexandria’s Gadsby Tavern

Supposedly, The Hunt Ball at the historic Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria took place the evening of Nov. 22, 2014. But inside, there was nothing to indicate it was not Nov. 22, 1800.

Mount Vernon: Storck Sets Office Hours

Fairfax County School Board Member Dan Storck will host Saturday Community Office Hours in December and January:

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People At Work: Crafting a Floral Centerpiece in Alexandria

The art of flower arrangement

Scott Marchand puts hanging amaryllis in the green foam oasis rings. “See how it is giving it a kind of cascading look. I put my greens in first, “ he says. “This is going to be an open, airy floral arrangement in fall tones as a centerpiece for a table.

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TC Hosts Holiday Craft Show in Alexandria

Girls from the TC varsity softball team greeted shoppers to the annual school craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. More than 40 artists and craftsmen set up booths in the school cafeteria offering a selection of home and gift ideas.

Renovated Mall Ready for Holidays

ArcLight Cinema opens.

The renovated Westfield’s Montgomery Mall offers a state-of-the-art movie theater, a variety of new restaurants and dozens of stores just in time for Black Friday.

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Springfield Town Center Opens in Time for Holidays

The sun-drenched and shiny new Springfield Town Center is now opened, just in time for the Holidays. In addition to anchor stores Macy's, Target, and JCPenney, there's a bunch of new boutique stores and restaurants like Maggiano's, and a new Nordstrom Rack coming.

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups Nov. 12, 2014

Land use meeetings, CItizens Associations, and volunteers active in Centreville and Chantilly.

Stroke Comeback Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For 10 years the Stroke Comeback Center (SCC) has helped people with aphasia and their families receive communication support when these families have lost their insurance benefits. And on Thursday, Oct. 30, the SCC held its 10th Anniversary celebrating “The Art of Communication.”

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Soup & Pie Bazaar & Yard Sale

The Arlington Church of the Brethren held its annual Soup & Pie Bazaar & Yard Sale at the church on N. Montague Street in Arlington on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Letters

Paying It Forward

I wanted to extend a big thank you to all the folks in Arlington who take the time, effort, and expense to decorate their homes for Halloween and who pass out candy to eager trick-or-treaters.

‘Flourishing After 55’

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Nov.10-15.

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Marking National Fire Prevention Week

The fire stations in Fairfax County held an open house on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of National Fire Prevention Week.

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A Journey through Local Waterways

Recreational opportunity abounds in the northern border of the Mount Vernon District in the form of urban kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and perhaps even wind surfing on the slowly moving flat water that is within the confines of the Hunting Creek, Quander Brook and Cameron Run watershed.

Mentor of The Month

I've been privileged enough to have traveled around studying and working for nearly half my life. Now at 32, as an educator and artist, I find it irrefutable that I return to my roots at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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