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by MN — October 24, 2014 at 11:20 am 0

A FAMILY FRIENDLY 5K WEEKEND

Are you ready to run?

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is hosting a Family Friendly 5K which is open to the public, and runners of all ages and abilities, on November 23 along the Potomac River in Rosslyn, VA. Race starts at 8:30 AM sharp!

This unique event brings together hundreds of girls ages 8-13, their families, and community members for a celebratory 5K run that is the culmination of the Girls on the Run program.

Event registration and details can be found at www.novafamily5k.org Timing chip, tech tees and medals are included for all registered runners. You must be registered and wearing the official GOTR 5K bib in order to run.

Girls on the Run prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Regular registration rate: October 16th to October 31st
Late registration rate: November 1st to November 17th

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

5k/1k Family Fun Run & Dog Walk. Net proceeds to benefit area P2C pet therapy programs dedicated to children and families facing challenging times: kids battling cancer, kids with special needs, and kids of wounded warriors.
Free Yoga, Massages, Face Painting, Music, Dog Treats, Raffles, Prizes for Best Kids, Group, and Dog Costumes, and Prizes for Top Fundraisers and Fun-Run-Racers, Food Trucks, DJ, and more!

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

The Operation Renewed Hope Foundation and NuWave Solutions present the Inaugural ORHF Fashion Show to raise awareness and funds for America’s Homeless Veterans.

Join Miss Virginia 2014 & Miss America 1st Runner-Up Courtney Garrett, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and other special guests from the Washington DC Entertainment, Sports, and Political Scene along with Sarah Fraser and Melanie Glazener of the DC 107.3 STM Morning Show as they emcee and host an evening of fashion from the DMV’s local fashion industry.

This show will highlight a production of “In Plain Sight” by Marcellas Hill featuring Danielle Canfields 2015 Spring and Summer Collection and a “Veteran Walk the Runway” featuring Cathy Ebrada Designs.

Open bar and desserts start at 7:00 PM with the show starting at 8:00 PM. After the show attendees are invited to attend a Post Production Social with open bar, light foods, and desserts hosted by Miss Virginia Courtney Garrett.

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

One of the region’s most popular annual art exhibits is scheduled to take place on November 8th and 9th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Arlington. Each year, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists hang approximately 250 original works of art from over 50 juried members and draws a crowd of around 300 regional art enthusiasts. This year’s show includes a People’s Choice Award, allowing visitors to vote for their favorite piece of art. The exhibit will also celebrate the organization’s 40th Anniversary with the sale of their 188-page book. An Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 8th at 4 pm.

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

One of the region’s most popular annual art exhibits is scheduled to take place on November 8th and 9th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Arlington. Each year, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists hang approximately 250 original works of art from over 50 juried members and draws a crowd of around 300 regional art enthusiasts. This year’s show includes a People’s Choice Award, allowing visitors to vote for their favorite piece of art. The exhibit will also celebrate the organization’s 40th Anniversary with the sale of their 188-page book. An Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 8th at 4 pm.

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

Don’t miss this years installment of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church annual youth benefit concernt “Rock of Ages” on Friday November 14th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. This live music event features talented local youth. Admission is a minimum $5 donation but if you want to give more, we won’t stop you! Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Save the date and bring some friends, it is sure to be a memorable event.

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

ROCK the House – 1st Time Home Buyer’s Backstage Pass to Homeownership, is sponsored by Tori McKinney, ROCK STAR Realty … ROCK STAR Service, on November 5th from 5:30-8pm at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church.

ROCK the House is a special housing happy hour/info-session aimed at first-time home buyers, but open to all those interested in purchasing a home! At the event, a crew of mortgage, title, home inspection, and other housing professionals will answer questions and help these buyers understand the home buying process from start to finish as well as realize the programs available to them in a casual atmosphere with door prizes! This year ROCK the House is asking attendees to bring a new/unopened cleaning item to donate to Homestretch, a nonprofit designed to address the root causes of homelessness for each family and reverse it (items needed are located on the RTH webpage).

This event is FREE and open to the public, but people are encouraged to RSVP. Those who RSVP will receive their first drink on the house! For more information, contact Laura at laura@torirocksrealestate.com.

Sponsored by: Tori McKinney, ROCK STAR Realty at KW … ROCK STAR Service
Date: November 5, 2013
Time: 5:30-8pm
Location: Mad Fox Brewing Company, 444 W Broad St, Falls Church City
Fee: FREE
RSVP: And your first drink is FREE; www.RTH14.eventbrite.com

by MN — October 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

Spend a few hours of quality time and enjoy a fun morning with your daughter focused on developing healthy habits to promote self esteem and well-being. Hear from Center for Discovery’s, Georgia Meyers, M.A.Ed., LPC, and learn tips and tools for modeling and creating healthy self-acceptance and body image. Brunch and dessert will be provided.

Additional Details:
Content is especially geared toward ages 9 – 13, but all ages are welcome.

$40 early-bird price per mother-daughter pair. Price increases to $50 on 11/1.

Contact Christie at christie@rockrecoveryed.org or 571-255-9906 with any questions.
All event proceeds go toward nonprofit Rock Recovery’s mission of supporting the journey to freedom from disordered eating. Learn more at www.rockrecoveryed.org.

by MN — October 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

Dozens of world-class musicians perform during our 5th Annual Benefit Concert (no ticket required), which this year benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. All donations will go to the Wounded Warrior Project for their work supporting veterans returning from war zones. Located within 5 minute walk from the Ballston metro station, this convenient venue also offers free parking.

This free event features such artists as The Commonwealth Brass Quintet, concert pianists Frank Conlon and David Kosutic, Geoff Gallante (trumpet), cellist Kenneth Law, Shana and Joshua Sullivan (from the Navy Band Cruisers), Ensemble from the Washington Balalaika Society, Elizabeth Campeau (clarinet), members of the Army Chorus, Washington Cathedral organist Todd Fickley, Susan Kavinski (soprano, Navy Sea Chanters), Irvin Peterson (saxophone), Joseph Lovinsky (French horn), The Arlington Children’s Chorus, Shu-Chen Cuff (dancer), Jazz Ensemble Designer Sounds, and many excellent singers!

Come enjoy a night of phenomenal music and dance talent to support the Wounded Warrior Project!

by MN — October 17, 2014 at 11:35 am 0

Join us at the park for a grand Halloween party, including live music, food, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, and guided hikes through the woods. People of all ages are welcome! Fun for the whole family! Cost is $10 per participant over the age of 4. Advanced reservations and payment required. Please call 703-528-5406 for reservations.

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

WHO: All guests welcome to attend
WHAT: CACI Ballston Toastmasters Open House
WHEN: October 22, 2014 (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
WHERE: CACI International, Inc.
(Delaware Conference Room – 1st Floor)
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA)

PARKING:
$5 flat fee after 5:00 PM
Underground lot

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our club membership is 23 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by participating at meetings (Wednesdays evenings) twice a month by:
- giving prepared speeches
- performing leadership/meeting roles
- participating as a Table Topics ™ speaker (i.e. – impromptu speaking, or ad-libbing)
- and providing evaluations/feedback for other members

AGENDA:
- Welcome/Introductions
- Meeting Overview
- Inspirational Speech
- Table Topics ™
- Humorous Speech
- Evaluations
- Club Photo

For more information on our club or this event, please contact CACI-Ballston-EC@googlegroups.com

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

Join Delegate Alfonso Lopez – leading advocate for the Virginia DREAM Act and New Americans in the Virginia General Assembly – and special guest of honor, Attorney General Mark Herring to celebrate his actions to establish tuition equity for DACA students.

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

The Arlington Historical Society (AHS) will host the filmmakers and photographers behind the Columbia Pike Documentary Project at its next public program on Thursday, November 13.

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP) is a team of photographers and interviewers who have portrayed the contemporary life of people and sites along the exceptionally ethnically diverse and rapidly changing Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington. Columbia Pike is one of the most culturally mixed neighborhoods in the Washington, DC metro area.

Five photographers – Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Xang Mimi Ho, Aleksandra Lagkueva, and Paula Endo – have been collaborating on the visual materials since 2007.

The team has made thousands of powerful documentary photographs of the faces and places along the Pike, and has compiled a number of oral histories. The photographs are available for viewing on the project’s blog: www.pikedoc.org. Arlington Video Network (AVN) produced an Emmy-nominated video about CPDP, which is viewable online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rEDZeb3FY

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.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Join us on Saturday, December 6th from 5PM – 8PM for our 2nd Annual Winter Spectacular at Pentagon Row, “Let it Row!”

Enjoy an evening of ice skating, complimented with amazing entertainment, DJ Saucee, giveaways, a s’mores station, fireworks, and MORE!

Admission is free.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Mount Olivet UMC will be having a special “Blessing of the Animals” service October 19th at 3:00 pm on the “green” outside of the church. There will be food (both for humans and animals), music, and a time of blessing and prayer over each animal.

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