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Creative Cauldron & FCA Partner to Raise Funds

Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts (FCA) are partnering to host various dinner parties/artist salons throughout the greater Falls Church area on Saturday, March 21. cherryhillteaNNedited.jpg

The evening aims to raise funds for the 1,001 Nights Capital Campaign, which will support the groups and their artists in their new Pearson Square home. The parties include dinner and beverages for guests, along with an “artist in residence” to showcase the artist’s techniques and work.
Visual and performing artists will provide short programs during each party. Tickets are $50 per guest. As space is limited at the locations, guests are asked to RSVP by this Friday, March 13, by calling Gina Caceci at 703-593-5697. Guests should make checks out to Falls Church Arts, and write “1,001 Nights Dinner/Salon” on the memo line. The mailing address is Dinner/Salon, Falls Church Arts, P.O. Box 6912, Falls Church, VA 22040.

F.C. Library Hosts Senior Book Discussion

The Mary Riley Stiles Public Library’s (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) monthly senior book discussion will cover Eric Weiner’s account on a person’s happiness based on where they live in “The Geography of Bliss.” Weiner worked as a National Public Radio correspondent for many years. For more information, visit www.falls-church.lib.va.us.

Master Storyteller Performs At F.C. Library

NNobamaoffice.jpgMaster storyteller Diane Macklin performs Animal Tail Tales at Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) at 7 p.m. on March 18. Macklin performs in the African “griotic” tradition, telling world folktales and personal narratives with music, song and dance. For more information, visit the Children’s Service Desk at the library or call 703-248-5034. Reservations are not required.

Shelter House Holds Annual Fundraising Event

Shelter House hosts their sixth annual Casino Night and Silent Auction at the Grand Atrium (3326 Gallows Rd., Vienna) from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. This event will help raise funds in order to keep their services running for homeless families in Fairfax County. Guests can enjoy casino games, raffles and more activities. Individual tickets are $80 individually or $150 for a pair. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.shelterhouse.org.

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations Come to Town

Victorian reenactors will provide an evening of Irish literary performances at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse (312 Park Ave., Falls Church) at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Each performance will feature works from Irish authors including Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. There is a $4 general admission fee, and reservations are required. For reservations, call 703-248-5171.
Enjoy an evening of Irish Music featuring the banjo, fiddle and more instruments at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.fallschurchva.gov.
*UPDATE: The following show has been CANCELLED – Trinity of Irish Dance comes to George Mason University Center for the Arts (4400 University Drive, Fairfax) at 7 p.m on Sunday, March 15.

Dulin United Hosts Spring Tour Chorale Concert

Dulin United Methodist Church (513 E. Broad St., Falls Church) will be hosting a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13 featuring the Randolph College Chorale, which is currently on its spring break tour. Admission is free. For more information, call 703- 532-8060.

Hip Hop Scholar Speaks at Arlington Central Library

The Arlington Central Library (1015 North Quincy St., Arlington) will feature hip hop scholar Adam Bradley from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. In Bradley’s recent book, “The Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop,” he reveals the poetic traditions of hip hop by comparing present hip hop artists like Jay Z to poets such as John Keaton. For more information, call 703-228-5990.NNhullandkaine.jpg

Children’s Author Visits Festival at McLean Center

The 9th Annual McLean Storybook Festival will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). Pamela Duncan Edwards, author of “Jack and Jill’s Tree House” and other popular children’s literature, will be this year’s special guest. The event is appropriate for ages 3 – 8. Tickets are $10 for children, and adults are free. For more information, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Chesterbrook Residencies Invites All to Open House

The Chesterbrook Residences (2030 Westmoreland St., Falls Church) assisted living center is having an Open House from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14. All visitors are invited to attend a gourmet lunch at Chesterbrook along with a tour and an opportunity to receive a free osteoporosis screening by Genesis Rehab. To make a reservation and schedule a personal tour, call 703-531-0781.

Falls Church Student Makes Dean’s List

Jessica K. Donaldson, a resident of Falls Church, made the dean’s list at Boston University for the 2008 fall semester. Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States.

F.C. Library Undertakes Teen Poetry Contest

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church ) is hosting their second annual Teen Poetry Contest in celebration of National Poetry Month. The contest runs through April 30, and poems can be submitted by e-mail or directly to the Youth Services Desk. The contest winner will receive a gift certificate for a book. For more information, call 703-248-5034.

Donated ‘Bikes for the World’ Go to Worthy Cause

Bikes for The World is sponsoring an event at Recreational Equipment Inc. (3509 Carlin Springs Rd., Baileys Crossroads) on Saturday, March 14 from noon – 4 p.m. Donate old bikes, spare parts and accessories donated overseas for transportation to jobs and schools. A $10 donation per bike to help with shipping costs is recommended. For more information, call 703-525-0931 or visit www.bikesfortheworld.org.

Bethany House Partners With Local FC Business

nicks-nn.jpgBethany House of Northern Virginia is partnering with local thrift shop Joseph’s Coat (3022 Annandale Rd., Falls Church) to receive more donations in the Falls Church area for their Women’s Day Event on April 30. Gently-used household goods, furniture, lamps, pictures, beds, toys and games are some of the items needed at this thrift shop.
Bethany House is a non-profit organization assisting victims of domestic abuse in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than 25 years. For furniture pick up, call 703-538-6289. Donations can also be dropped off at the administrative office of Bethany House (6121 Lincolnia Rd., Suite 303, Alexandria). For more information about what donations are needed, visit www.bhnv.org.

F.C. Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Networking Luncheon

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce will host their Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, March 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Hwy., Falls Church). The meeting will include presentations about school/business partnerships and mentoring programs in Falls Church City, Arlington and Fairfax.
Tickets are $27 for members and $32 for non-members. For reservations, call 703-532-1050 or e-mail [email protected]

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