News Briefs

Photo by F.C.’s Diann Watkins in Sunday’s ‘Parade’ Magazine

A photograph of conflicting park signs, one reading “No Pets Allowed” posted on the same pole as one reading “All Pets Must Be on Leash,” taken by Falls Church’s Diann Watkins while on a road trip with her son and dog, driving home from Knoxville, Tenn., will appear in the Sunday, June 10 issue of Parade magazine. The photo is one of more than 350,000 submitted to its “Snapshot” column. Parade has a circulation of 74 million.

‘Issues & Activists’ Fair Saturday in Arlington

Over 20 “issues and activist” non-profit groups have been invited to participate in an “action fair” at the George Mason University Arlington campus this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Arlington County Democratic Committee. The invited groups from throughout Northern Virginia, share progressive values and have been invited to set up information tables for the general public. Peter Edelman, professor of Constitutional law at Georgetown University, will address the gathering at 10:30 a.m., followed by Elizabeth Heagy from the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest. The fair will be at 3801 N. Fairfax Dr., Room 329. Admission is free.


Al-Anon Service Center Moves to F.C.

The Al-Anon Service Center of Northern Virginia has relocated its offices from Fairfax to the City of Falls Church, now located at 100 N. Washington St., Suite 212. Office hours, literature and other services can be obtained by calling (703) 534-4357.


F.C. Anglicans Host Confirmation of 80

The Anglican District of Virginia, composed of churches whose congregations voted to defect from the Episcopal church last year, held a ceremony at the historic Falls Church, now known as Falls Church Anglican, last Sunday, where 80 parishioners were confirmed. They “publicly affirmed their faith and recommitted themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism,” according to a statement.


N. Va. One-Act Theatre Festival Begins

Falls Church’s James Lee Community Center Theatre will host the 2007 Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance’s One-Act Festival, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night with productions by the Castaways Repertoire Theatre, the Reston Community Players and the St. Mark’s Players. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., one-act productions will be staged by the Tapestry Theatre Company, the Rockville Little Theatre and the Foundry Players. Next weekend, on June 15-16, the Dominion Stage, Foundry Players and Little Theatre of Alexandria will perform on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., the Fauquier Community Theatre and Tapestry Theatre Company on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., and the Pied Piper Theatre and Prince William Little Theatre Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, June 17, an awards ceremony will include the announcement of NVTA scholarship winners. Ticket prices are $10 for each session or $30 for the whole festival. The theatre is located at 2855 Annandale Road.