Event at Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean sends bikes to Africa.
A Wheels-to-Africa bike collection and Bands for Bikes rock concert was held for the third year on Saturday, Aug. 20 in conjunction with the Old Firehouse Teen Center’s Annual Block Party in McLean.
McLean residents, all age 16, produce film based on a Biblical parable.
About 100 people attended a film premiere for "When Waters Rise" on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University in Fairfax.
On Saturday, Aug, 13, the Historic Pohick Church on Richmond Highway in Lorton held its first Docent Guild Garden Party fundraiser for 95 people, raising about $1,000 to benefit the Historic Pohick Church Foundation, whose mission is the restoration and maintenance of the church building.
On Saturday, Jammin Java of Vienna hosted the Family Fun Jam, a fundraiser for the Growing Hope Foundation, which raises money for children with cancer and their families.
Police, Fire and Sheriff’s departments visit Vinson Hall Retirement Community.
The Vinson Hall Retirement Community on Kirby Road in McLean joined in the celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra entertained the crowd on Thursday, July 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during an Evenings on the Ellipse concert on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center.
The bands Six to Midnight and Crazy in Stereo performed for free at Friday Night Live! last Friday, July 15 at the Town Green in downtown Herndon.
“West Side Story” features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting "West Side Story" from July 23 to Aug. 13, 2016. The musical features a Romeo and Juliet story on the gang-ridden streets of 1950’s New York, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets. Two teens from the warring gangs meet and fall in love, causing tension between their respective friends. Can the two lovers survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield?
It's a little "Steel Magnolias" meets "Same Time Next Year" meets "Golden Girls" and "On Golden Pond"
Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is presenting "The Dixie Swim Club" from July 8-24.
Synetic Theater presents Shakespeare production set in the 1920s.
Synetic Theater is presenting "Twelfth Night" from July 13 to Aug. 7. After garnering 11 Helen Hayes Award nominations, Synetic’s 2014 hit is back by popular demand.
The 17th Annual Cappies Gala honoring high school theater was held Sunday, June 12 at The Kennedy Center.
Flexible schedule to meet needs of families.
Christ Presbyterian Church is expanding its preschool ministry to include extended day and full day programs for children ages 2 to 5 years old to better meet the needs of the surrounding community.
Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. named the 2016 Lords and Ladies Fairfax at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Fairfax County Government Center.
About 20 artists in booths under tents join three indoor artist's studios to show their wares.
The third annual 5K obstacle Ice Cream Race will be held Saturday, June 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.
High school and middle school students honored for academic achievements and accomplishments.
For the 32nd year, the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee held its Youth Motivation and Academic Achievement Awards on Saturday, June 4 at Chantilly High School.
Port City Playhouse presents "Stupid F#@*ing Bird."
The Port City Playhouse is presenting "Stupid F#@*ing Bird" by Aaron Posner June 10-25 in Alexandria.
Group assembles for Rolling Thunder at Patriot Harley-Davidson on Route 29 in Fairfax.
Students submit project on RSI awareness and hand stretching exercises.
Four sixth-graders from Greenbriar West Elementary School have been selected as national finalists for the eCybermission competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association.
Signature stages gender-bending musical comedy “La Cage Aux Folles.”
Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "La Cage Aux Folles," a musical about family, identity and loving who you are, May 31 through July 10, 2016. The play is based on a book by Harvey Fierstein ("Newsies," "Kinky Boots") and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly!," "Mame").
Volunteers plant 2,000 plants, 48 different species -- one-third grasses and two-thirds wild flowers.
Some 40 volunteers planted a pollinator meadow for two days last week on one acre of land adjacent to the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax.
With 0-15 record, Lee High Lancers baseball coach Matt MacDonald works on rebuilding season.
Lee High School's baseball coach Matt MacDonald, 34, of Old Town Alexandria has his heart in baseball.
27 artists in three group studios participate with galleries and restaurants at Village Centre.
The kick-off event for the First Friday Art Walk in the Village was held on Friday, May 6 in the Village Centre in Great Falls.
Play set in 1930s Depression-era features 19 American folk and spiritual songs.
MetroStage is presenting "Black Pearl Sings!" by playwright Frank Higgins now through May 29.
75 students in cast and crew work for May 12-14 production.
Oakton High School is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, "Phantom of the Opera," May 12-14 at 7 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Tickets are $12 for presale and $15 at the door.
Fundraising event held at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Tysons Corner.
The New Dominion Women’s Club (NDWC) held its Seventh Annual Spring Fling Fashion Show, Luncheon and Raffle on Sunday, May 1 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in the Courtyard Marriott at Tysons Corner to support four local charities. The event featured fashions from Bloomingdale’s.
Elisabetta Cantatore, 19, beats out 700 applicants; will compete in nationals.
Elisabetta Cantatore, 19, of Great Falls was named Miss Teen Virginia on Sunday, April 3 in Richmond, beating out 700 teen applicants from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and 122 girls at the pageant itself.
Event is fundraiser for Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Club.
More than 200 people attended the 2016 Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 24 at Bloomingdale's Tysons Corner Center in McLean as a fundraiser for the Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship Fund.
Signature Theatre stages unexpected love story of evolving friendship, finding one’s own path, and the value of family.
Signature Theatre in Shirlington is staging "The Mystery of Love & Sex" now through May 8. The story revolves around Charlotte and Jonny, complete opposites who have been best friends since they were children.
GFFN recognizes Great Falls Elementary students in 34th annual contest.
The 2016 Poetry Luncheon honoring the winners of the 34th annual Great Falls Elementary School Poetry Contest was held Thursday, April 14 at River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls.
The Arlington Players present prohibition-era musical with music by Gershwin.
The Arlington Players (TAP) is staging "Nice Work If You Can Get It" now through April 23 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington.
The South County High School English Department held its first Stallion Writing Days on April 7-8 in the school auditorium where students, teachers and professional writers gave presentations and discussed their writing prose.
More than 1,300 people on 108 teams attended.
More than 1,300 people on 108 teams attended the 61st annual McLean Little League Parade and Opening Day Ceremonies on Saturday, April 9 in McLean.
The Friends of Fairfax Railroad Station Museum held a tour of Civil War sites on Saturday, April 2. Under rainy skies starting at 8:30 a.m., 18 people rode around Fairfax Station, Clifton and Centreville for seven hours in five cars, and stopped at local Civil War sites, while tour guides John McAnaw and Blake Myers shared their history expertise.
Thousands come out in search of Easter eggs at Van Dyke Park.
More than 4,500 people attended the eighth-annual City of Fairfax Easter Egg Hunt at Van Dyke Park and the Sherwood Community Center on Saturday, March 26.
Also receives $10,000 Scholarship at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Razan Elbaba, 17, a senior at Oakton High School in Vienna, won the Gold Medal Portfolio and a $10,000 scholarship in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers in New York.
For the 35th year, it was a festive wearing of the green where 1,200 customers celebrated a St. Patrick's Day Bash at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, last Thursday, March 17.
11 teams of middle and high school students compete in school food competition.
Eleven teams of middle and high school students competed in the fourth annual Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson Secondary School.
The Nowruz Festival will be held Sunday, March 13 at Tysons Corner Center.
Following 3,000 years of customs and traditions, the colorful Nowruz Festival -- the Persian New Year celebration -- will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classic tale traces lives and loves of four sisters during the Civil War.
Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT) is putting on "Little Women" from March 4-20. Written by Louisa May Alcott, the story traces the lives and loves of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. During the Civil War, their father is away serving in the army, leaving his "little women" in the care of their mother. The family, headed by Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet with the help of their wealthy neighbor, Mr. Lawrence, and his high-spirited grandson, Laurie.
LTA presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”
The Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) is presenting the "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" from Feb. 27 to March 19. The show where the cast plays themselves is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's 37 plays in 97 minutes. It was also London's longest-running comedy, having clocked nine years in London's West End.
The first Hope on Ice took place last weekend at the Tysons Corner Ice Skating Rink.
Event draws 204 jumpers and raises $95,000 for Camp Sunshine charity.
With air temperatures at 48 degrees, and water temperature at 36 degrees, some 204 jumpers took part in the ninth annual Virginia Polar Dip on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, raising $95,000 for the Camp Sunshine charity.
McLean Rotary Club donates proceeds to local charities.
A large continuous crowd of chocolate lovers attended the fifth annual McLean Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Jan. 31 .
TAP presents “Deathtrap.”
The Arlington Players (TAP) will perform "Deathtrap," the longest running comedy-thriller ever on Broadway, Feb. 5-7 and 12-13, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington. The show is a blend of mystery, plot reversals and humor. Its author, Ira Levin, wrote both "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Stepford Wives."
The Springfield Art Guild (SAG) made a presentation about all of its many offerings to the Springfield Civic Association at its Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting at Crestwood Elementary School.
The Arts of Great Falls School and Gallery held its seventh annual student art exhibition and awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 756 Walker Road in Great Falls.
Port City Playhouse presents “Medieval Story Land.”
Red Knight Productions and the Port City Playhouse in Alexandria are presenting "Medieval Story Land" now through Jan. 30.
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.
Iconic show is a 1950s musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "West Side Story," considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, through Jan. 24.