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by MN — March 6, 2015 at 11:44 am 0

March 20 at 8 p.m.
March 21 at 8 p.m.
March 22 at 2 p.m.
March 27 at 8 p.m.
March 28 at 8 p.m.
March 29 at 2 p.m.

$28 General Admission
$26 Seniors/Students/Military

1 hour duration

BLUE VIOLA tells the story of a priceless instrument that disappears after its owner, a player in the Chicago Symphony, accidentally leaves it on the street. It winds up in the hands of Vernon Addams, a junk dealer, who sees in it a lost treasure he is meant to rescue and care for. His girlfriend, Arnita Seward, is more practical. Growing up poor in Chicago has left her few options for a bright future; she has narrowly escaped the projects, but her job at a run-down Cookie and Hot Sandwich shop will never provide advancement, and she has to put up with the unwanted advances of her boss to boot. Arnita steals the viola from Vernon, and brings in her boss, Mikey Stearns, as an accomplice in order to get the instrument appraised, and hopefully fenced. Mikey concocts an unlikely story about a rich aunt who willed him the viola, while Arnita dreams of a cushy future “someplace warm”, financed by the proceeds of the instrument’s sale. Will Mikey’s story and Arnita’s flirting convince Fritz Humboldt, a finicky rare instrument dealer to accept their offer to sell him this “priceless” instrument?

With witty and pointed lyrics by Matt Boresi, and a blues-infused opera score by Peter Hilliard.

Directed by Tazewell Thompson, conducted by Robert Wood, starring Alicia Olatuja, Jorell Williams, Keith Phares and Ben Lurye

Featuring the Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Don’t miss UrbanArias’ last show at Artisphere!

by MN — March 6, 2015 at 11:44 am 0

March 20 at 8 p.m.
March 21 at 8 p.m.
March 22 at 2 p.m.
March 27 at 8 p.m.
March 28 at 8 p.m.
March 29 at 2 p.m.

$28 General Admission
$26 Seniors/Students/Military

1 hour duration

BLUE VIOLA tells the story of a priceless instrument that disappears after its owner, a player in the Chicago Symphony, accidentally leaves it on the street. It winds up in the hands of Vernon Addams, a junk dealer, who sees in it a lost treasure he is meant to rescue and care for. His girlfriend, Arnita Seward, is more practical. Growing up poor in Chicago has left her few options for a bright future; she has narrowly escaped the projects, but her job at a run-down Cookie and Hot Sandwich shop will never provide advancement, and she has to put up with the unwanted advances of her boss to boot. Arnita steals the viola from Vernon, and brings in her boss, Mikey Stearns, as an accomplice in order to get the instrument appraised, and hopefully fenced. Mikey concocts an unlikely story about a rich aunt who willed him the viola, while Arnita dreams of a cushy future “someplace warm”, financed by the proceeds of the instrument’s sale. Will Mikey’s story and Arnita’s flirting convince Fritz Humboldt, a finicky rare instrument dealer to accept their offer to sell him this “priceless” instrument?

With witty and pointed lyrics by Matt Boresi, and a blues-infused opera score by Peter Hilliard.

Directed by Tazewell Thompson, conducted by Robert Wood, starring Alicia Olatuja, Jorell Williams, Keith Phares and Ben Lurye

Featuring the Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Don’t miss UrbanArias’ last show at Artisphere!

by MN — March 6, 2015 at 11:44 am 0

Help support the Washingon-Lee High School Baseball Team. One day only Mattress Sale on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10am-5pm at Washington-Lee High School.

Save 50% Off Retail. Simmons, Restonic and Southerland. Over 20 models will be on display. Brand New with Factory Warranties. Special discounts for Military, Police, Fire Rescue and School Staff.

by MN — March 6, 2015 at 11:44 am 0

Arlington County Park Rangers are calling on volunteers to help clean Madison Manner, Glen Carlyn, Arlington Mill Community Center, Barcroft Park and Shirlington Park.

We are working in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Get outdoors and give back to your community, perfect for individuals, families, service clubs and school groups. Volunteers should wear waterproof boots and bring work gloves. Bags will be provided.

An adult must accompany children under 6 years of age

by MN — March 6, 2015 at 11:44 am 0

We’re itching for spring! Beat the cold weather and join us for a fun scavenger hunt around Pentagon City/Crystal City. Teams of anywhere from 2-6 people may participate. Meet us at Sine Irish Pub for registration, then head out to the hunt, and meet back at Sine for the after party at 5. Team costumes are encouraged!

2-3:00 check-in and registration
3:00: Scavenger hunt begins!
5-6:00 after party, eat, drink, and awards

Ticket cost: $20 per individual. Your ticket sale will benefit Girls on the Run – DC. (Each member of your team must register as an individual.)

Please note all sales are final. This an un-timed, unofficial event meant purely for fun and charity. All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have valid ID. All rules regarding consumption of alcohol throughout the hunt will be strictly enforced. Event will occur rain or shine.

Purchase tickets at www.tickets.ontaponline.com

Things to remember:
-At least one team member must have a camera or camera phone with them.
-You may use your phones on the hunt.
-You will not need to use the metro.
-Wear comfortable shoes (sneakers, running shoes, etc)
-This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.
-There is no bag check. You may leave items at registration however we are not responsible for lost items.
-Must bring valid 21+ ID to consume alcohol

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0

March 22, Sunday Noon-2 pm Rose bush pruning demonstration at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden, corner of Wilson Blvd and North Lexington in Arlington, VA. Conducted by Arlington Rose Foundation. Learn how to sharpen your pruners and prune different varieties of rose bushes. Please bring your by-pass pruners and wear gloves. Free. 703-371-9351

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0

This concert will showcase animal-influenced musical themes while raising awareness for animal rescue efforts in the DC Metropolitan Area. Donation collection and adoption information from Homeward Trails Animals Rescue. Each temporary band will do a fifteen minute set with at least one new original song and at least one animal-themed song.

Come hear some great music and support a great cause!

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0

Join thousands of shoppers at the Junior League of Washington’s annual sale, and discover a treasure trove of gently-used household goods at bargain prices – from furniture and clothes, to kitchenware, linens, children’s items, decor, electronics, and more. Entry is free, CASH OR CHECK ONLY for merchandise purchases.

Hours are 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, March 21 and 9:00-3:00 on Sunday, March 22; we will again be offering Bag Day on Sunday.

Presenting sale sponsors include Crystal City BID, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Suburban Solutions, Macy’s Pentagon City and Naked Mountain Winery.

Tossed & Found is accessible via the Crystal City Shops elevators, across from Rite Aid. For returning shoppers, this is the same building as our 2013 and 2014 sales – 251 18th Street South. Free parking is available within Crystal City Shops.

Proceeds from the sale go to support the mission of the JLW, including its focus on promoting literacy in the Washington area. For more information, visit jlw.org. JLW also strives in all endeavors to be sensitive to the special needs of its members and guests. If you have any special needs pertaining to attendance of this event, please let us know.

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0

Join thousands of shoppers at the Junior League of Washington’s annual sale, and discover a treasure trove of gently-used household goods at bargain prices – from furniture and clothes, to kitchenware, linens, children’s items, decor, electronics, and more. Entry is free, CASH OR CHECK ONLY for merchandise purchases.

Hours are 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, March 21 and 9:00-3:00 on Sunday, March 22; we will again be offering Bag Day on Sunday.

Presenting sale sponsors include Crystal City BID, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Suburban Solutions, Macy’s Pentagon City and Naked Mountain Winery.

Tossed & Found is accessible via the Crystal City Shops elevators, across from Rite Aid. For returning shoppers, this is the same building as our 2013 and 2014 sales – 251 18th Street South. Free parking is available within Crystal City Shops.

Proceeds from the sale go to support the mission of the JLW, including its focus on promoting literacy in the Washington area. For more information, visit jlw.org. JLW also strives in all endeavors to be sensitive to the special needs of its members and guests. If you have any special needs pertaining to attendance of this event, please let us know.

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm 0

Join JLW members, friends, and guests for Tossed & Found’s annual preview event. Ogle over the treasure trove of merchandise – including Furniture and Quality Corner sections – and snag a fantastic auction item or two for good measure: one-of-a-kind getaways to the Bahamas, South Africa, and Las Vegas, event and sporting tickets, accessories from Longchamp and Gucci, local excursions, and much more. There will be great food, brews, bubbly and music throughout the evening – and, as always, March Madness games will be streaming for basketball enthusiasts and shoppers alike. We are sure you’ll snag some fabulous finds for a fraction of retail price – all while supporting JLW’s mission – so get your ticket early to this sell-out event!

Tickets are $50 in advance via jlw.org or $60 at the door.

You’ll want to join in on the drawing too! Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Hoops and High Heels until they sell out; winners need not be present to win.

Preview Night Drawing, sponsored by Macy’s Pentagon City, includes:
- $500 Macy’s Pentagon City Shopping Spree
- Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessories NM Accessories Handbag in Damier Canvas
- Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 1:59 pm 0

Fun for everyone! The Junior League of Washington and Tossed & Found present their annual Children’s Trunk Show in Crystal City March 7. Shoppers will find great deals on our quality, pre-owned merchandise, including nursery furniture, high chairs, swings, strollers, and maternity wear – along with children’s clothes, toys and books for all ages. Our Quality Corner will feature gently used designer children’s clothing and new items.

Ticket price is $10 at the door and includes all children’s activities, a drawing ticket (must be present to win), and light refreshments.

Cash or check only for purchasing merchandise.

Bring an unopened package of diapers or baby wipes for an additional chance to win the drawing prize!

Brand new Lansinoh products will again be available for sale at a fraction of the retail price.

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm 0

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo
to Sign Newbery Medal-Winning Book at Arlington Child’s Play

Washington area residents will have a rare opportunity to meet National Ambassador for Young
People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo when she signs copies of her award-winning book, “Flora &
Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” on March 16. The free event will take place at 4 p.m. at
Child’s Play, 4510 Lee Highway, Arlington.
Tickets will be issued with a purchase of the new paperback of Flora and Ulysses or another of her wonderful works starting on March, 10th 2015.
“When we read together, we connect.” said DiCamillo. “Together, we see the world. Together,
we see one another.”
“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” won the 2014 Newbery Medal, one of the most
prestigious in young people’s literature. “Flora & Ulysses” is a laugh-out-loud story filled with
eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format -a novel interspersed with
comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black and white by up-
and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
The theme of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances is a common thread in much of
DiCamillo’s writing. Her first published novel, “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2000), became a
runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. “The Tale of Despereaux” (2003), is her
Newbery Medal-winning novel that later inspired an animated adventure from Universal Pictures.
She is also author of “The Tiger Rising” (2001), a National Book Award finalist; the New York
Times best-seller “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” (2006); and “The Magician’s
Elephant” (2009).
DiCamillo is the fourth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. She succeeds Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson
and Jon Scieszka.

About Child’s Play
Founded in 1986, Child’s Play toy and bookstore is one of the largest independent children’s
booksellers on the East Coast, with locations in the District, Arlington, McLean and Rockville. In
addition to toys, games, music and art, Child’s Play carries both classic and new books for
newborns through young adults, as well as resources for parents and teachers. Families seek out
its well-informed staff for their expertise in everything from fantasy lit to graphic novels to non-
fiction. In addition to sponsoring author events at its network of stores, Child’s Play partners with
schools on book fairs and author visits.

by MN — March 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm 0

Bid on items such as an African safari for two, flying lessons, tax return preparation, photography workshops, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, and much more!

Cost: $20/person, $30/couple
Babysitting available for $5/child

RSVP link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eam9m21gd9e8464a&llr=aiepzwcab

PROXY BIDDING
If you are not able to come to the event in person but still want to bid on items, please complete a proxy bidding form and return it to Marni Corsaro by email at office@etzhayim.net by 1:00pm on Friday, March 20. Please use one form per auction item.
Catalog of auction items: https://files.ctctcdn.com/001979da001/ddf04a6b-9b9f-4d14-8886-f192a95207d1.pdf
Proxy form: https://files.ctctcdn.com/001979da001/ea68e63f-fc0a-4675-831e-3499721f3c82.pdf

by MN — March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am 0

Arlington Public Schools offers Montessori education for Age 3 through Grade 8 in Arlington Virginia. Applications are due on April 15, for the following school year.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.apsva.us/montessori

http://www.arlingtonmontessori.org/montessori-education

by MN — March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am 0

The Friends of Montessori 5k &1 Mile Fun Run is an opportunity for community members of all ages to learn more about Montessori and the mission of Friends of Montessori Education (FOME) by doing something FUN – running! All ages and abilities are welcome!

The route is an out and back course starting at Bluemont Park along the W & OD trail.

Register at: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/montessori or contact Christie Yang at 703.926.0791 or at friendsofmontessori@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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