Falls Church Business News & Notes

Business leaders with young children looking for night out will be pleased to learn that Monkey Business is hosting a “Parents’ Night Out” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Parents can drop off potty-trained children aged 3 to 6 for a pizza dinner, music, games, arts and crafts and other activities for $25 for the first child, $20 for siblings. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Monkey Business is located at 442 South Washington Street in Falls Church. For more information about Parents Night Out or Monkey Business’s new Music & Movement classes, call 703-241-PLAY or visit

Stifel & Capra is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Backyard Birthday Bash” will feature a show and sale of art from their best selling local artists, artisan jewelers, juried handcrafters, and vintage treasure dealers. The public is cordially invited. Stifel and Capra, which opened July 2, 2007, represents more than 50 local artists and vintage treasure dealers. Stifel and Capra is located at 210 Little Falls Street across from the Falls Church Community Center. Visit for more details.

The Unity Club is asking businesses and residents to donate items to its Yard Sale on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Two Sisters Coffee. Donations can be dropped off on site the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Unity Club. Contact Dan Greenwood at 703-477-9242 or email at

The Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, Hughes Financial Solutions, and Admissions Consultants are hosting a free seminar for parents of college bound students. “Preparing, Applying and Funding” will be presented on Saturday, June 28 from 3 -5 p.m. and Wednesday, July 16 from 7 -9 p.m. for parents of students who are planning to attend college in the next several years. This workshop will be held at the Falls Church Community Center. Dr. Ralph Perrino (Northern Virginia Tutoring Service), Todd Hughes (Hughes Financial Solutions), and David Petersam (Admissions Consultants) will discuss issues that are on the minds of all parents of prospective college students. Registration is free but seating is limited. To register, please call 877-855-1708.

The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment will officially become the owner of the Washington House on Sunday, June 29 when a check for the final payment is made to the Falls Church Women’s Club. A celebration will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. that day with music from the MSJ Project and ice cream. All are welcome. For more information email

Black and white photographs of Falls Church businesses and landmarks are now on exhibit at Shreve McGonegal. “Falls Church Memories”, a collection of current photos of the businesses, historic buildings, monuments and parks that define Falls Church, are by photographer Dede Haas ( Ms. Haas, a film photographer, is focusing on small town life for her Memories Project. The show, which runs through the summer, also includes black and white watercolors by Gretchen Thompson. Shreve McGonegal is located at 212 N. West Street, Falls Church, 703-532-4440. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Medicine Shoppe in Falls Church is now carrying a variety of antiques in addition to over the counter medications, medical equipment, incidentals and prescription medications. Wedgwood, antique candle holders, table wear and other items from a recently closed antique shop are on display and available for purchase. The Medicine Shoppe, owned and operated by pharmacist Joe Smith for more than 25 years, is located at 107 Park Avenue. For more information call 703-536-4042 or email

CommuniKids, the DC Metro area’s premier language school for children, has opened a Falls Church location. CommuniKids, which was founded by Raúl Echevarría, Jeannine Piacenza, and Mariana Tarre, offers a total-immersion language program for children ages 1-8 in the following languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Korean, and Portuguese with German and Japanese to be added in the near future. Classes are taught by experienced native speakers and designed by experts in second language acquisition theory and early childhood education. Maria Walker, a former George Mason High School Spanish teacher, was recently hired as the Director of the Falls Church office located at 510 N. Washington Street, Suite 400. For more information call 703-534-2221, email or visit

Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies has purchased one of the Offices on Park Avenue townhouse office buildings developed by Waterford Development in Falls Church. The 4 story, 17,000-square-foot office building at 430 Park Avenue was purchased for more than $6.6 million. WAEPA ( provides life insurance options to federal employees and their families. Fronting Broad Street and behind the Offices on Park is Waterford’s Spectrum, a mixed use building with retail and residential condominiums. For more information about retail opportunities at the Spectrum or The Offices on Park Avenue, contact Lars Zacharriase at 703-674-1699.