by MN — May 20, 2015 at 11:35 am 0

Exhibit Brings News Headlines to Life with Hands-On, Experiential Learning
World Vision Experience traveling semi-truck tells three stories of struggle & hope

WHO: Columbia Baptist Church is hosting the award-winning World Vision Experience this weekend–a free, interactive exhibit that transports visitors to three areas of the world to learn about critical humanitarian issues up close, all inside an expandable, multimedia semi-truck.

WHAT: The exhibit takes attendees on a 20-minute journey “into the margins” to follow the powerful stories of a young girl and mother, Reshma, in a brothel in Bangladesh; Hamze, an 8-year old boy in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon; and Moses and Junior, two young boys vulnerable to child abduction in a poverty-stricken community in Uganda. Participants can also learn about new programs and other ways to impact these crises through World Vision’s work in nearly 100 countries around the world.

The truck is touring the continental U.S. this summer and fall, giving local communities an intimate look at the global need for child protection and advocacy at a critical time–more than 85 million children worldwide are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including trafficking for commercial sex exploitation and hazardous physical labor.

Experiential tours and equipment provider MRA partnered with World Vision to bring Reshma, Hamze, Moses and Junior’s stories to life inside a 1,000 square-foot semi-truck exhibit with state-of-the-art technology and interactive props for an experience both virtual and hands-on.

WHEN: Friday, May 22
4:00pm-9:00pm EST
Saturday, May 23
9:00am-8:00pm EST
Sunday, May 24
8:30am-4:00pm EST
Monday, May 25
9:00am-5:00pm EST
Free exhibit open to the public. Parental discretion advised.
Ticket reservation recommended, available here.

WHERE: Columbia Baptist Church
103 W Columbia Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

Come to Arlington Rooftop this weekend for a fun event to raise money to help end veteran homelessness in DC area. This all day event is a great way to support our vets with live music, raffles, auctions!!

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

Join us for Frozen Yogurt at Menchies located at 2405 Columbia Pike on May 22nd and May 23rd from Noon to close. Purchase a tasty treat and 20% of your purchase will help support the Wakefield Cheerleaders. Remember to Mention Wakefield at the Register. Thanks hope to see you there!

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

Join us for Frozen Yogurt at Menchies located at 2405 Columbia Pike on May 22nd and May 23rd from Noon to close. Purchase a tasty treat and 20% of your purchase will help support the Wakefield Cheerleaders. Remember to Mention Wakefield at the Register. Thanks hope to see you there!

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

The Arlington Historical Society (AHS) will host David Lassman, who will present “The Procession has Arrived at the Gates: The Significance of Arlington Memorial Bridge & Memorial Avenue” at its next public program on Thursday, June 11.

When President John F. Kennedy’s funeral cortege crossed Arlington Memorial Bridge and travelled down Memorial Avenue on November 25, 1963, it was fulfilling the purpose for which they were built. Contrary to popular belief, the bridge is not merely a means of crossing the Potomac River – and the avenue is more than just the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. They were built to commemorate and honor the nation’s heroes, most significantly starting with George Washington. These are sites worthy of notice and respect.

As a teen, David Lassman told his academic advisor that he was going to either be a children’s bookseller or a park ranger. The advisor filled out a form that noted David was “undecided.” Nevertheless David followed both career choices with great enthusiasm. He was the manager of Arlington County’s Imagination Station Children Bookstore and part of the administrative staff of Olsson’s Books & Music for many years. He has been with National Park Service for even longer. Lassman serves as the site manager of Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Charles County, Maryland.

The hour-long program will begin at 7:00pm at Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street). A question-and-answer session will follow. The program is free and open to the public. For additional Central Library information, please contact 703-228-5990.

About AHS: The Arlington Historical Society, founded in 1956, is a non-profit organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The AHS mission is to help Arlingtonians better understand our community through its history. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

The U.S. Army Concert Band presents “Heroes and Villains” — a program of music from some of the more popular good guy/bad guy scenarios from stage and screen. Disney, Broadway, cowboys and gunslingers. Bring the whole family!

by MN — May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

EVENT: 49th Birthday of Gulf Branch Nature Center

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 13, 1-4 PM

LOCATION: 3608 Military Road

The public is cordially invited to attend the festivities on the occasion of the 49th birthday of Gulf Branch Nature Center, an Arlington gem. We will be celebrating the opening of the Nature Center in June, 1966, spearheaded by then County Board member Tom Richards because of the need to preserve natural resources in Arlington to counteract possible development of Arlington’s green spaces. This year we kick off a year round celebration culminating in a planned 50th Anniversary Party in June 2016

Music will be provided by the Andrew Acosta Band. Demonstrations will be made by The Blacksmiths Guild of Northern Virginia, who will be holding an ‘open forge,’ and by Native American Woodland Flute Maker Robert Willasch. The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia will also provide special demonstrations with birds of prey.

Refreshments, including birthday cake, will be served.

Please put us on your calendar. This promises to be a fun and educational activity of families and children.

Admission will be free, but donations to support the continuing operations and projects of Gulf Branch Nature Center (a 501 c 3 organization), will be gladly accepted.

For details go to www.friendsofgbnc.org.


by MN — May 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0

The spice-rich cuisine of Thailand is providing inspiration for our next beer dinner, as Chef Frank will craft five curry-themed courses to be paired with some tasty treats from our friends at Evolution Craft Brewing Company of Salisbury, MD.

Kristi Kruger from Evolution will join us to talk beer while Chef Frank & Beer Director Mike Berry help guide us through each pairing. 5 courses, 6 beers, $75 inclusive. Please call 703-527-8700 or email [email protected] to reserve space.


Welcome Beer
Evolution Summer Session Ale

Thai Curry Mussels
Spicy Sausage, Curry Shallot Broth
Evolution Incubator

Shrimp Three Ways
Red Curry Shrimp wrapped in Wild Ramps
Curried Shrimp Toast with Sesame Seeds
Wood Fired Thai Shrimp
Evolution Exile Red

Thai Corn Croquettes
Green Curry Beurre Blanc
Evolution Lot No. 6

Coconut Curry Chicken
Lemongrass Skewer, Thai Chickpeas, Jasmine Rice
Evolution Six Silky Heads

Thai Peanut Butter Bombe
Red Curry, Chocolate Wafer Crust, Sweet Coconut Cream
Evolution Russian Imperial Rise Up Stout

by MN — May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0

Interviewing Strategies and Tactics Seminar offered by The Career Path Partners: We will tackle the most common behavioral interviewing questions in addition to teaching you a process for tackling any interview question that is presented to you. We will go over how to cull stories from your professional experience and present them in a logical and clear manner, so that you come across as confident, competent, and articulate.

We provide one on one career coaching as well as seminars and workshops. Our seminars are highly interactive, fun, and down to earth. You can be assured that you will both learn a lot and have fun with us while doing it.

by MN — May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0

A Non-Profit Organization – “Connecting the Dots for Humanity”

Arts & Crafts Sale
Silent Auction
May 23, 2015 Time: 8:00am – 2:00 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center

To Raise Funds to
Support the families of our Wounded Warriors
Through the Fisher House Foundation

Book Signing and Sale – Meet the Author

“Footsie and Lunko
find a home,”
a children’s activity book available at Amazon.com in English and Spanish

Percent of sales go to the Fisher House Foundation
Michael J. Kruger, Ed.D author
[email protected]

See a video about the book at:

Buy the book at:


CONTACT: Lindsay Downs at: 703-534-1629 or email: [email protected]
Dee Fisk: 703-915-3714 or email at [email protected] or [email protected]

by MN — May 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0

This meeting is for anyone who wants to learn more about investing. This is our second meeting and the focus will be on picking stocks. We will cover valuation and company due diligence. We will also learn Joel Greenblatt’s magic formula for investing. Lastly, we will touch on fixed income strategies. As usual we will field all questions. If you would like to bring a stock idea to share with the group, please do. The meeting will be in the conference room of the Residence Inn in Arlington, VA by the Court House Metro.

by MN — May 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0

This year’s general election, in which two County Board seats are open without an incumbent running, marks a historic point for Arlington. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce, with supporting partner Rosslyn Business Improvement District, will be holding a business-themed candidate forum which will feature a moderated discussion of topics important to the Arlington business community and will provide each candidate with the opportunity to engage with local business leaders and address the key issues for the business community. This event will offer attendees the chance to gain an inside look into the candidates’ views on business in Arlington County.

While focused on the business community, this event is open to the general public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Participating Candidates

Audrey Clement (I)
Katie Cristol (D)
Christian Dorsey (D)
Peter Fallon (D)
James Lander (D)
Michael McMenamin (I)
Andrew Schneider (D)
Bruce Wiljanen (D)

Thank you to Scott Thuman from WJLA who will be moderating the Forum. Scott is the Emmy-award winning, Senior Political Reporter covering the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC7 News and News Channel 8.

by MN — May 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0

On May 20, 2015 Millennials in Virginia will speak with one voice. We are a generation that believes in freedom and diversity and seeks leadership ready to listen.

Join NextGenGOP and help us send a message that our generation supports equality of opportunity for everyone. Some issues transcend partisanship. Together we can make a difference as the new generation of the GOP.

by MN — May 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0

Gold’s Gym Falls Church will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE event this Saturday, May 16th, from 9am-3pm. The event will include FREE outdoor boot camps (weather permitting), vendors providing samples and giveaways, free t-shirts, and your chance to find out your Fit Test Score! Bring your friends and family! Gold’s Gym Falls Church will be offering a 1 Day Only Membership Special

by MN — May 16, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0

Join us on Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church as we welcome The United States Army Field Band for a Chamber Music Recital. Performers include Master Sergeant Reis McCullough, clarinet, Sergeant First Class Dan Brimhall, oboe, Sergeant First Class Katayoon Hodjati, flute, Sergeant First Class Ward Yager, trumpet, Staff Sergeant Andrew Emerich, percussion and will feature works by Carl Ferguson, Bela Kovacs, Carlo Yvon, James Stephenson, and Eldin Burton. All concerts in The United States Army Field Band Chamber Music Series are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

For more information, visit www.htluther.org or facebook.com/HTLuther. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 3022 Woodlawn Avenue, Falls Church, VA (at the intersection of Route 50 and Woodlawn Avenue, near I-495). Please contact us at 703-532-6617 or [email protected] with any questions.


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