Northern Virginia has scores of local camps for summer learning and fun.
Scores of local camps in Northern Virginia that offer many opportunities for summer fun and learning. Here is a sampling of diverse camps that range from art to theater to field trips to swimming, tennis and music. There's even a camp for aspiring musicians who want to form a band.
Hundreds of athletes from 107 teams march down Westmoreland Street.
On its 60th Anniversary, hundreds of baseball and softball players from 107 teams marched down Westmoreland Street with parents and local dignitaries for the McLean Little League Opening Day Parade last Saturday, April 18.
Student artwork from six schools was on display at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.
Student artwork from six local schools was featured during the South County Pyramid Art Show held for the first time last week at the Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, in Lorton. The artwork came from student artists at Laurel Hill Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, Silverbrook Elementary, Halley Elementary, South County Middle School, and South County High School.
Play depicts human dignity and justice during the 1970s Apartheid.
As part of the 30th anniversary season, MetroStage in Alexandria is staging "The Island" now through April 26. The highly charged two-person play is set on Robben Island, South Africa, and depicts the plight of two political prisoners, John and Winston, as they perform labor by day and rehearse Sophocles’ "Antigone" by night.
Includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.
A Creative Aging Festival will take place throughout the month of May at 100-plus local venues in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. The month-long festival includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.
Adeler Jewelers and Great Falls Optimist Club join forces for Easter Egg Hunt and fun.
Hundreds of children turned out for the 31st annual Children’s Spring Festival last Sunday, March 29, at the Village Centre in Great Falls. The event that included an Easter Egg Hunt and many inflatable rides and games was sponsored by Adeler Jewelers and the Great Falls Optimist Club.
Fairfax Salvation Army fundraiser set for the Waterford.
The 35th annual Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction sponsored by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fairfax County Corps will be held on Friday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks (across from Fair Oaks Mall). Fashions will be presented by Lord & Taylor.
New Dominion Women's Club hosts fashion show, luncheon and raffle.
The New Dominion Women's Club held its sixth annual Spring Fling Fashion Show, Luncheon and Raffle, which featured colorful spring fashions from Bloomingdale's, on Sunday, March 22 at Assaggi Osteria Restaurant in McLean.
Presents Jane Austen's tale of manners, love and misunderstanding in class-conscious England.
Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is putting on "Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen's classic tale of manners, love and misunderstanding in class-conscious England in the early 19th century. Directed by Mary Ayala-Bush, the show runs through March 29.
Lacrosse marathon at Centreville High School supports Wounded Warrior Project.
Despite the pouring-down rain, the "Lax for a Cause: Purple vs. Red" lacrosse marathon on Saturday, March 14, raised $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. This was the second year in a row that the event raised $20,000 for the cause.
The Nowruz Festival will be held March 15 at John Carlyle Square Park in Alexandria.
Following 3,000 years of customs and traditions, the colorful Nowruz Festival — the Persian New Year celebration — will be held Sunday, March 15 at the John Carlyle Square Park near the King Street Metro in Alexandria.
World premiere musical explores possibility of life and love and deferred dreams.
Directed by Matthew Gardiner, Signature Theater is presenting the world premiere of the musical, "Soon" by Nick Blaemire through April 26. The action centers around the hottest summer in human history and, in a few months, all water on earth will evaporate.
World premiere musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce.
Signature Theater is staging "Kid Victory," the highly anticipated and chilling world premiere original musical from composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce from Feb. 17 through March 22.
Reston cat trainer Lisa-Maria Padilla gives techniques to train feline friends to do tricks.
Lisa-Maria Padilla, 53, of Reston was recently in Del Mar, Calif., close to San Diego, for the largest cat show in the West coast, called the San Diego Cat Fancier's Show, which featured more than 400 cats. She took her cat named Racy Mooner, a blue Abyssinian ("Abys") who has a Facebook page, there to do cat tricks and introduce people to training techniques.
The Asian Grill restaurant on Rolling Road in Springfield is celebrating the Chinese New Year now through March 8 with fresh, traditional Chinese dishes in an updated menu that are sure to wow the crowd. Owned by Darrin Ho and his wife Jenny, the restaurant with a staff of seven in the West Springfield Shopping Center is offering a Chinese New Year feast for $65.95 per person.
Affordable spa offers facials, massage, waxings with five-star service.
A new Hand & Stone Spa opened in the South Lakes Village Shopping Center in Reston off South Lakes Drive on Sunday, Feb. 1. Owned by Darielle Danver, 25, and her father Eric Danver, 52, of Medford, N.J., the franchise spa decorated in warm earth tones and ambient lighting in nine rooms specializes in facials, hot stone massages, skin peels, waxing, eyebrows, hand therapy, and hot towel foot treatments with scrubs and lotions, and more.
Offers ice skating lessons, Cartoon Skate for kids, birthday parties, and fundraising opportunities.
The new 6,000 square foot Tysons Corner Ice Rink has officially opened for business. The opening took place on Black Friday, Nov. 28, and the season extends through March 11. The rink sponsored by CBRE Realty is situated on The Plaza next to Lord & Taylor on the second floor of the mall, and opposite the Shake Shack Restaurant. A new Hyatt Hotel is scheduled to open beside it in March.
In addition to jewelry, Clifton store sells designer handbags, home décor, scarves, bath products.
All That Glitters, located in the Town of Clifton, is an accessories and jewelry boutique that specializes in fashion-forward pieces and vintage designs. Located in the historic Weaver House, at 7144 Main Street across from the Trattoria Villagio Restaurant, the store is owned by Alexandra Soper, who took over three years ago from Martha Mikeska.
With 25 years of experience, Lynn Miller leads King of Kings.
Lynn Miller, 51, of Chantilly is the new senior pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church, a congregation with 220 worshipping members off Route 50 in Chantilly. Miller was a parish pastor for 20 years with three calls in Pennsylvania and one call in North Carolina.
It's a cross between an Agatha Christie murder mystery and a Ken Ludwig modern farce.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is presenting the witty and fast-paced "The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays," Jan. 17 through Feb. 7.
For toys, books, and baby and toddler gifts that tend to enlighten the child this holiday season, be sure to check out Doodlehopper 4 Kids, located in the Huntsman Square Shopping Center off of the Fairfax County Parkway in Springfield.
Store in Fairfax Circle Shopping Center employs people with intellectual disabilities.
Looking for holiday gift ideas of hand-dipped chocolates and fresh-baked-from-scratch muffins, try Cameron's Coffee and Chocolates located in the Fairfax Circle Shopping Center. Owners Jim and Ellen Graham of McLean named their store, which opened Oct. 1, 2013, after their daughter Cameron, 24, who has intellectual disabilities.
Looking for fine jewelry gifts this holiday season? Five Star Jewelers in Burke is the place to find all of your "bling." This family-owned business belonging to Helen and Toby Fitzkee has operated in the Burke Centre Shopping Center in Burke since 1987.
The 32nd annual McLean Holiday Crafts Show featured 72 juried crafters from across the U.S. last weekend, Dec. 5-7, at the McLean Community Center.
Brings classic French fairy tale to life using silent, movement-based adaptation.
Synetic Theater is staging the French fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast," Dec. 3 through Jan. 11.
Spa offers facials, massage, waxings.
A new Chantilly Hand & Stone Spa opened in the Greenbriar Town Center behind the Starbucks along Route 50 on Oct. 12.
Dan Harris and Gregg Greentree, co-owners of Turbo Tutoring LLC, are conducting a hat drive for Ellie's Hats in conjunction with their SAT prep seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, Room 303, at 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147.
Singer/songwriter Nick Cabrejos, 24, of Singleton’s Grove in Centreville will perform on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. at The Empire Nightclub and The Alchemy Room, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.
For fine apparel, home accents, and gift ideas that are already pre-mixed and matched for you, look no further than Judy Ryan of Fairfax in the Twinbrooke Shopping Center off Braddock Road. Located in the same Fairfax location for 26 years, Ryan makes 10 annual trips to New York City to find the hottest runway looks but tailors them to the tastes of Fairfax County women.
Chantilly children's store is a drop-off for U.S. Marine Corps' toy collection program.
Tina Coulson, store manager of Great Beginnings Baby & Kids of Chantilly, is conducting a Toys for Tots campaign with the U.S. Marine Corps from now through Dec. 21 at the store located at 13920-B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center.
Comedy examines sexual repression in the Victorian era, Nov. 7 to 22.
Port City Playhouse will present Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room,” a comedic examination of sexual repression in the Victorian era, Nov. 7 to 22.
Musical about charismatic preacher/salesman plays through Nov. 9.
Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging the musical, “Elmer Gantry,” through Nov. 9.
Liberty's Paula Cotman honored among 100 middle school counselors in the county.
Liberty Middle School counselor Paula Cotman of Fairfax was named Middle School Counselor of the Year for Fairfax County Public Schools on Aug. 20 — from a roster of about 15 counselors nominated for the award. There are roughly 580 counselors in the county; and about 100 or so work in middle schools.
Campy rock and roll musical to play from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15.
It’s time to do the time warp! Just in time for Halloween, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging the campy musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” from Oct. 25 through Nov. 15, 2014.
In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Fairfax County Police personnel from the agency’s Victim Services Unit hosted the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl; a 5K Walk with 307 registered walkers held at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Westfield High senior Carolina Sosa is the Centreville Day Citizen of the Year for 2014. She was honored by the Centreville Day Planning Committee at the Oct. 11 festivities.
Despite the rain, festivities go as planned in the Centreville's Historic District.
The 22nd annual Centreville Day 2014 was held on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Centreville's Historic District.
Brings “human beast” hybrids to life from 1896 novel by H.G. Wells.
Synetic Theatre in Crystal City will open its 2014-2015 season with "The Island of Dr. Moreau" Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.
5,000 expected for apocalyptic zombie race at Bull Run Regional Park on Oct. 25.
The third-annual Blood and Guts 5K Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.
An interview with new librarian Rachel Grover of Rocky Run Middle School.
At Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly, new librarian Rachel Grover, 28, of Gainesville, says, “Reading is cool and students read like crazy.”
Michele Shay tackles August Wilson drama she helped originate on Broadway.
No Rules Theatre Co. opens their new season with “Seven Guitars” written by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award nominated actress Michele Shay, Sept. 10-28, at Signature Theatre.
Musical comedy is based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
The Little Theater of Alexandria is staging the musical comedy “Spamalot” Aug. 2-23. The irreverent play, which won three Tony Awards, including the Tony for Best Musical in 2005, is adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It originally starred Tim Curry as King Arthur, David Hyde Pierce as Sir Robin and Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot on Broadway.
Brian Childers brings a Hollywood legend to life in this musical.
Actor Brian Childers has been playing Hollywood star Danny Kaye in numerous incarnations for 13 years. He will be returning to The American Century Theater in Arlington for “An Evening with Danny Kaye” from Friday, July 18 through Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Gunston Arts Center, Gunston Theatre 2, Arlington. This show is part of the Robert M. McElwaine Reflections series.
Play got its start and support from Little Theatre of Alexandria.
Sex, Drugs and Texas 1985 — What’s not to like? A lot if you’re abused, pregnant and still in high school. That pretty much sums up “About a Girl,” which is set in the fictionalized town of Highland, Texas, and dramatizes what happens when everything you have been taught about the world is challenged.
Musical comedy spoof of 1940s film noir on stage through July 6.
Signature Theater is closing out its 2013-14 season with the world premiere of the screwball musical comedy, “Cloak and Dagger,” on stage through July 6.
Event on June 28 to partially benefit Special Olympics.
The first annual 5K Ice Cream Race will be held Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. The event includes a chocolate syrup water slide, a whipped cream foam machine, a cherry juice pit, and limber limbo.
The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.
School received most nominations in the region.
The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center.
Slapstick comedy by Neil Simon about love and marriage is sure to please.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging the Neil Simon slapstick comedy, “Plaza Suite,” June 14-July 5.
The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center. Nine Cappies went to West Potomac High School for “Spamalot,” including the coveted Best Musical award. The Best Play award went to Langley High School for “The Children’s Hour.” The Cappies’ show season extended from October 2013 to May 2014, and Cappies shows were attended, on average, by 45 student critics. This year’s event included 58 public and private high schools from Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince William counties, the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria and Manassas, and Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Judy Bowns, Janie Strauss and Ed Monk.