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Church Holds Hunger Benefit Concert

On Friday, July 31, the Beth Cole Trio will perform both contemporary and original Christian music in support of Columbia’s Spend Yourself World Hunger Fund at Columbia Baptist Church (3245 Glen Carlyn Rd., Bailey’s Crossroads). The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but all donations will benefit the fund. For more information, call 703-534-5700.NNpizza

Church Holds Hunger Benefit Concert

On Friday, July 31, the Beth Cole Trio will perform both contemporary and original Christian music in support of Columbia’s Spend Yourself World Hunger Fund at Columbia Baptist Church (3245 Glen Carlyn Rd., Bailey’s Crossroads). The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but all donations will benefit the fund. For more information, call 703-534-5700.

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FLIPPIN’ PIZZA HOSTED ITS GRAND OPENING and official ribbon cutting last Saturday. Located on 800 W. Broad St. in Falls Church, the New York-style pizzeria treated attendees to free pizza and grand-opening cake. F.C. Mayor Robin Gardner, members of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, City Council and the Planning Commission helped welcome Mike Brumagin, President of Flippin’ Pizza. (Photo: News-Press)

Local Students Graduate and Receive Awards

Brittney McMullan of Arlington and Kelsey Prentice of Annandale both earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University.

Megan Kamide of Alexandria graduated from Roger Williams University with a Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology.

Lawrence Jefferson of Arlington, Travis Tyrone Rogers and Amanda Baldwin of Alexandria recently graduated from the Excelsior College with various degrees.

Aimee Johnson of Falls Church, Kirsten Cochran and Ritsuko Schiff of Alexandria recently graduated from Kaplan University with various degrees.

Jaime Bosserman of Alexandria was named to the dean’s list at University of Findlay for having achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 for the spring 2009 semester.

Melanie Dasbach of Falls Church was named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University for achieving a GPA of at least 3.4 for the spring 2009 semester.

Thomas Hunt of Arlington, Elaina Daoulas and Alexi Von Guggenberg of Alexandria were named to the dean’s list at the Berklee College of Music for having achieved a GPA of at least 3.4 for the spring 2009 semester.

Victoria Hodson of Arlington was named to the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s University for having achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the spring 2009 semester.

Chase Charwat and Peter Ward of Falls Church were named to the dean’s list at Binghamton University for having achieved a GPA of at least a 3.5 for the spring 2009 semester.

Pinthip Huynh of Falls Church was awarded with the Joseph Allen Art Prize by the Northfield Mount Hermon School for the 2008-2009 school year.

UVA Northern VA Center Holds Information Night

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WORKING ON A CIVICS merit badge by attending Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting were these three members of Boy Scout Troop 349, all residents of Falls Church: John Marshall, Noah Saberhagen and Holden Saberhagen. (Photo: News-Press)

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the UVA Northern Virginia Center will hold an information night. Join faculty, staff and students in learning about the benefits of the University of Virginia’s education, business, engineering and technology programs. This event will take place at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church) from 5 – 8 p.m. For a complete schedule and to register, visit www.scps.virginia.edu/northern/infonight.


Last Chance to See Strictly Painting 7 at MPA

The McLean Projects for the Arts’ (MPA) acclaimed painting biennial, Strictly Painting 7 will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Strictly Painting 7 exhibits the work of 24 artists chosen from a field of almost 200 artists at the McLean Projects for the Arts (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). For more information, call 703-790-1953.

Birch Elected President of NOVA Toastmasters Club

Cris Birch of Vienna has been elected as the President of the Northern Virginia Toastmasters Club for the 2009-2010 year. Birch holds 25 years of experience in the communication and leadership field, making him the ideal candidate for the Toastmasters Club, a group dedicated to improving skills in communication and leadership. For more information about the NOVA Toastmasters Club, visit novafreetoasthost.com.

F.C. Concerts in the Park Series Continues

Falls Church Concerts in the Park continues in Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave., Falls Church) this Thursday, July 30 this week with more featured local artists and musicians. Hamburger James will be performing African music alongside Denise Philipbar,  who will have her works of paintings and sculptures on display. The concert is free and will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703-248-5077 or visit www.fallschurchva.gov.

Magician Jonathan Austin Comes to Town

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, magician and juggler extraordinaire Jonathan Austin will engage audiences of all ages with his quick wit, amazing antics and mind-bending magic. Watch him in action at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) at 2 p.m. Reservations are not required. Call 703-248-5031 for more information.

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ALEXANDER JAMES MEREDITH, shown in a boasting mood here following his birth earlier this month, was born to former Falls Church resident David Meredith and wife Jamie on July 3, coming in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches. The family currently resides in Savannah, Georgia, while David’s mom, Mary Meredith, remains in this area as an active realtor. (Courtesy photo)

 

Disco Dance Extravaganza Invites All for Night of Fun

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Tom Saputo will present an evening of fun and disco dancing. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served at this Extravaganza, which will take place at the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge (8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax) from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. There is a $15 fee at the door. To RSVP, call 703-849-1282.

Young Scientists Launch Hand-Made Rockets

On Friday, July 31, more than 40 aspiring astronauts of the Champions Science Adventures summer camps will launch their hand-made, fuel-propelled rockets. All week, the campers have experimented and investigated principles of space and rocketry while they’ve worked on building their own working rockets and motorized Mars rovers. From 10  – 11:30 a.m., the children will put their knowledge to the test at George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, contact Jeyran Ghara at [email protected]

F.C. Episcopal to Host Marina V in Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Russian recording artist Marina V will perform at a benefit concert to support the Falls Church Community Service Council, Inc. The concert will take place at Falls Church Presbyterian Church (225 E. Broad St., Falls Church) and will be followed by a reception. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and free for kids under 6 years old.To order tickets or for more information, call 703-919-9461.

 

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