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The Ice Cream Race will include a sweet slide.

The Ice Cream Race will include a sweet slide.

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Basketball Fundraiser at Oakton High

Mosby Woods and Providence Elementary Schools raise $1,000 for charity.

"I Ain't Made That Way"

Play about family in Keokee, Va., which gathers to celebrate its favorite son.

The Shoestring Theatre Company is presenting "I Ain't Made That Way" on April 22 and April 23 in Fairfax as part of the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival 2017.

Reston Celebrates Founder's Day

53rd Anniversary of Reston's founding by Robert E. Simon Jr.

Reston Celebrates Founder's Day

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The Arlington Players Presents ‘She Loves Me’

Charming musical about pen pals who fall in love in 1930s Budapest.

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ACCT Presents ‘Connecticut Yankee’ Play in Alexandria

Mark Twain farce about American who is transported back to 6th century England.

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Fashion Show To Benefit Salvation Army

March 24 fundraiser for Women's Auxiliary of the Fairfax Corps to support projects.

Around 200 people are expected to attend the 37th annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fairfax Fashion Show scheduled for Friday, March 24 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks.

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Over 50 and Playing Basketball

Women's NOVA Fifty and Over Basketball League enjoy friendships and travel.

If you're over 50 and a woman, you're never too old to play basketball.

Pipeline Playwrights' Next Reading

"The Men My Mother Loved" by Soo-Jin Lee at Alexandria's MetroStage on March 20.

Pipeline Playwrights will present its next reading of the world premiere play, "The Men My Mother Loved," by Soo-Jin Lee on Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at MetroStage in Alexandria.

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Area Filmmakers at Bethesda Film Fest

Films include art of painting with wax, history of collard greens, and a doctor walking the line of his own morality.

The fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, and will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers.

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Arlington's Signature Stages ‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’

Story about a songstress whose off-key singing becomes a pop phenomenon in the 1960s.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing" from now through March 26.

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Local Filmmakers at Bethesda Film Fest

Films include art of painting with wax, history of collard greens, and a doctor walking the line of his own morality.

Filmmakers from Alexandria, Arlington

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Celebrating the Persian New Year at Tysons Corner Center

The Nowruz Festival will be held Sunday, March 12

Following 3,000 years of customs and traditions, the colorful Nowruz Festival — the Persian New Year celebration — will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year's festival, with more than 75 booth vendors, is free and will be held in front of Bloomingdale's at Tysons Corner Center.

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Pioneering Change For Autism

University of Virginia seminar studies tension between “The Science & Lived Experience of Autism.”

Despite a recent surge in attention and research over the past decade about autism, controversy exists.

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Book Talk To Commemorate Women’s History Month

Author Rosemary Reed Miller to discuss "The Threads Of Time, The Fabric Of History."

Author Rosemary Reed Miller, 77, of Washington, D.C., will be speaking at the Potomac Library on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m., about her book, "The Threads Of Time, The Fabric Of History: Profiles Of African American Dressmakers And Designers From 1850 To The Present."

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LTA Stages ‘Key for Two’

British farce with situational and physical humor.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging "Key for Two" from Feb. 25 to March 18.

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'A Very Present Presence'

MetroStage hosts Pipeline Playwrights' first reading.

The new Pipeline Playwrights group in Alexandria is kicking off its 2017 inaugural series with "A Very Present Presence"

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Another Valentine's Day Love Story

Gay and Tony Barclay live in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

Gay, 67, and Tony Barclay, 71, of Potomac have been married for 40 years; they live on River Road in an old farmhouse built in the 1860s.

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Pipeline Playwrights Hosts Inaugural Series

A new Pipeline Playwrights group in Alexandria has launched its 2017 inaugural series with four new plays by four women writers.

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Freezin' for a Reason in Reston

Virginia Polar Dip attracts 200 participants; raises $80,000 for Camp Sunshine.

With water temperature at 38 degrees, more than 200 participants took the plunge in the 10th Annual Freezin' for a Reason (Virginia Polar Dip) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Lake Anne Plaza's waterfront in Reston.

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Bethesda Love Stories for Valentine's Day

Plastic surgeon and dog groomer recall falling in love.

Becky Pugh, 57, and Dean Jabs, 63, of Bethesda (on the cusp of Potomac) were married 15 years ago in their cul-de-sac on Eagle Ridge Court with a tent in the back yard.

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Potomac Love Stories for Valentine's Day

Sheila and Barry Taylor of Potomac have been married 58 years.

Sheila and Barry Taylor of Country Place in Potomac have been married for 58 years.

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Synetic Theater in Crystal City Tackles ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Synetic Theater in Crystal City is staging the Shakespeare comedy, "Taming of the Shrew," from Feb. 15 to March 19.

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Lake Braddock Gym Named After Robert Carson

Gym rededication ceremony held during halftime of basketball game.

In a basketball halftime ceremony that included family and School Board member Ilryong Moon, the Lake Braddock Secondary School gym was rededicated in honor of Robert Carson, age 83, of Springfield who was the school's first Director of Student Activities from 1973 to 1988.

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"Broadway Night" at South Lakes High

More than 200 students in South Lakes Pyramid perform 20 Broadway shows.

More than 200 students from South Lakes High Pyramid schools performed in "Broadway Night" last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, 2017, at the school.

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Maple Syrup Boil Down at Colvin Run Mill

Demonstration on how sap from maple trees is boiled down into sweet syrup.

Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls hosted a Maple Syrup Boil Down on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

McLean's Oakcrest School Holds Veritas Awards Reception

Award consist of $5,000 tuition remission for two recipients who are student leaders.

Oakcrest School, an all-girl liberal arts school in McLean, held its Veritas Award Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the school.

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Peterson: High Expectations for Student Achievement

New Principal Leads Bucknell

New principal leads Bucknell Elementary.

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Arts Night Out Held in McLean

Event co-hosted the New Dominion Women’s Club and MPA was a fundraiser for club's four charities.

More than 50 people attended the Arts Night Out on Thursday, Jan. 26, hosted by the New Dominion Women’s Club (NDWC) and the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) at the McLean Community Center on Ingleside Avenue.

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Chocolate Festival in McLean

A few thousand people attend the Rotary Club of McLean fundraiser.

A few thousand people attended the Sixth Annual Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of McLean at the McLean Community Center.

Royal Intrigue and Sharp Wits in the 12th century from The Arlington Players

TAP presents "The Lion in Winter."

The Arlington Players (TAP) is presenting "The Lion in Winter" from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11.

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‘Anything Goes’ at Little Theatre of Alexandria

Passengers sail on a cruise liner in Cole Porter's 1930s romantic comedy.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging Cole Porter's light-hearted, romantic comedy, "Anything Goes," from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4.

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‘Elf, Jr.:’ A Story of Transformation at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Family-friendly children's story is based on a movie and a Broadway show.

With a cast of 42 children, the Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) is staging "Elf, Jr.," based on the New Line Cinema hit, from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22.

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'Anything Goes' at Little Theater in Alexandria

Passengers sail on a cruise liner in Cole Porter's 1930s romantic comedy.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging Cole Porter's light-hearted, romantic comedy, "Anything Goes," from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4.

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Arlington's Signature Theatre Stages ‘Titanic’

360-degree production depicts ship's fateful journey.

Signature Theatre in Arlington is staging the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Titanic," a 360-degree production in the Max theater, from now through Jan. 29.

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MetroStage Stages ‘Fully Committed’

One-man show stars Tom Story who channels 40 different characters at a New York restaurant.

MetroStage in Alexandria is staging the newly revised version of "Fully Committed" (following the successful Broadway run that closed in July) through Jan. 8, 2017.

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Herndon Lights Christmas Tree

Santa arrives by fire truck as Herndon gets into the holiday spirit.

As night fell, about 50 people attended the Town of Herndon's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Herndon's Old Town Hall on Elden Street.

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Crystal City's Synetic Theater Stages ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Story of a princess, an evil sorceress, and sleeping curse in this wordless Grimm Brothers' fairy tale.

Synetic Theater will present the wordless production of "Sleeping Beauty" from Dec. 7 to Jan. 8, 2017 in Crystal City.

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LTA Stages ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Alexandria

Presents Charles Dickens' classic for a holiday tradition

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the Charles Dickens' classic, “A Christmas Carol,” just in time for the holidays — from Dec. 2-17

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McLean: Cocktails for a Crowd

New Dominion Women's Club hosts fundraiser pairing drinks with hors d'oeuvres.

The New Dominion Women's Club of McLean held its annual Cocktails for a Crowd fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Party Room in the McLean House in McLean to help kick off the holiday season.

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The Nutcracker Ballet in Herndon

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presents its condensed Children's Series Nutcracker.

The Classical Ballet Theatre in Herndon presented its Children's Series Nutcracker, a condensed version of the popular holiday classic. The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story, "The Nutcracker and the House King." Next weekend, the Classical Ballet Theatre will perform Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the NVCC Annandale Campus, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

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Herndon Turkey Trot Race a Success

Some 858 runners participate in pre-Thanksgiving tradition at Herndon Community Center.

The first-place male winner was James Luehrs, 23, of Reston, who finished with a time of 16:16. He is Herndon High School's cross country and distance track coach. Some 858 runners participated in The Turkey Trot 5K Race sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Herndon Community Center. The race wound around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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McLean: Tree-Lighting Celebrated at Tysons Corner Center

A Tree-Lighting Ceremony featuring "American Idol's" Kris Allen and WASH-FM's Loo Katz and Chilli Amar was held on Friday, Nov. 18 at Tysons Corner Center's Plaza area near the ice skating rink.

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Arlington author: "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital."

John Richardson writes book on Gov. Alexander "Boss" Shepherd who built D.C.'s physical infrastructure.

North Arlington resident John Richardson, 78, the former president of the Arlington Historical Society, has written a new book — the biography of Gov. Alexander "Boss" Shepherd (1835-1902), "Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital."

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Springfield: New Principal at Irving Middle

Cindy Conley will oversee a school with 1,057 students and about 125 staff members.

With 16 years in education, Cindy Conley, age 40, of Woodbridge was named the new principal of Irving Middle School in Springfield on Aug. 17, 2016, replacing Danny Little, who retired. She will oversee a school with 1,057 students and about 125 staff members in the West Springfield Pyramid.

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Ringing in the Season with ‘Silver Belles’

Signature Theatre stages world premiere musical just in time for the holidays.

Signature Theatre's Ark theater in Arlington is staging the world premiere musical, "Silver Belles," just in time for the holiday season — from Nov. 22 to Dec. 24.

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Leading Bull Run Elementary

Pensler oversees ethnically diverse school with 832 students, 100-plus staff.

With 17 years in education, Jason Pensler, age 42, was named the new principal of Bull Run Elementary School in Centreville on Aug. 1, replacing Patti Brown, who retired.

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‘A Party to Murder’

LTA presents fast-paced, who-done-it farce in the mold of Agatha Christie.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) is staging the farce, "A Party to Murder" now through Nov. 12.

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Searching for Man or Woman of the Year

Katie Simmons Hickey of Great Falls is looking for candidates to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Katie Simmons Hickey is Women of the Year in Great Falls.

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New Principal of Orange Hunt

A native New Yorker, Karen Tuttle, age 44, was named new principal of Orange Hunt Elementary School in Springfield, on Sept. 14, 2016. Waples Mill School Counselor Kate Crane said "When I think of Karen, I think of a warm smile, constant encouragement, a positive attitude, creative problem solving and a drive to work tirelessly to do what’s best for kids. Karen makes it a priority to build meaningful and genuine relationships with all members of the school community. "

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