2024-07-20 10:16 PM

Falls Church Summertime News

Virginia International Polo Club Hosts Junior Camps

The Virginia International Polo Club will host Junior Camps for ages 10 – 18 to teach campers basic horsemanship, riding and polo skills. The camps are taught by professional instructors and will be offered from August 12 – 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the polo club’s facilities in Upperville, Va., each day. For more information or to register, call 540-592-7474 or at info@vipolo.com.fp.jpg

Registration Available for Extended Day Care

Day Care and After School Activities Program (ASAP), Falls Church City Public Schools’ after school programs, have opened registration for the fall. In order for children to attend Day Care/ASAP on the first day of school, registration forms must be complete and on file by Aug. 22. Enrollment options have changed this year, and the “drop-in” and “one-day per week” options are no longer available. Documents for registration are available at the FCCPS website at www.fccps.org, in the Extended Day Care Office (601 S. Oak St., Falls Church) or by calling 703-248-5682.

TJHHST Student to Study Whales

Arman Carter, a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), will join an Earthwatch Institute expedition in August to study food availability and feeding behavior of grey whales off the coast of British Columbia in Canada. Carther will work with five other high school student volunteers from the United States, Canada and Korea. Carter is a resident of McLean.823summertime1.jpg

Poolside Watercolor Lessons Taught at Lee Graham

Drawing and watercolor exploration lessons for students of all ages will be taught by local artist Bill Abel at Lee Graham Pool in Falls Church. The cost is $15 per class and will be held after swimming lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with drop-in classes on Fridays. Class size will be limited, ensuring quality instruction. Locally, Abel has taught in the public schools, Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, Falls Church Parks & Rec., Creative Cauldron and Art & Frame of Falls Church, as well as the occasional private lesson. Private lessons and small group classes will begin in September. For more information, call 703-283-6260.





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