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Dominion Hills Presents Artisans at Craft Show

Twelve local artisans will present their work at the 6th Annual Dominion Hills Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show will feature handcrafted woodturning, papercutting, jewelry, bath and body products, handbags, pottery, edible treats and much more at the Dominion Hills Community House (6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 703-533-0957.NNedna

Dominion Hills Presents Artisans at Craft Show

Twelve local artisans will present their work at the 6th Annual Dominion Hills Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show will feature handcrafted woodturning, papercutting, jewelry, bath and body products, handbags, pottery, edible treats and much more at the Dominion Hills Community House (6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 703-533-0957.


F.C. RESIDENT Edna Skelly (third from top left) celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 1. She sits with her six children (top, left to right) Dan Skelly, Bob Skelly, Mike Skelly, Patsy Skelly Cooper, (bottom, L to R) Terry Skelly and Tom Skelly. Edna and her late husband Charles were past winners of the Virginia Grass Roots Democrats of the Year Award. Edna has 13 grandchildren and has lived in Falls Church since 1963. Until recently, she was a long-time volunteer at the polls on Election Day, and volunteered each year at the F.C. community center to help seniors with their tax returns. Edna’s also been an active member of St. James Catholic Church for 50+ years. (Photo: Courtesy Paige Skelly)

Phil Jones Leads Yoga Workshop

Phil Jones, Australian sound therapist, musician and student of bhakti yoga, will present an interactive yoga workshop on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living (2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church).

The workshop will focus on sound and meditation. Jones will also teach students how to play the didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians. Registration costs $20 in advance and $25 for drop-ins. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

Falls Church Salutes Veterans

The City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division will honor veterans with its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The tribute will take place at the Falls Church City Veterans Memorial (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church) and will recognize all who served in the armed forces.

Highlights of the ceremony will include a welcoming address by Mayor Robin Gardner, a wreath presentation and prayer for deceased veterans and a performance by the Falls Church City Concert Band. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

MCC Organizes Children’s Flea Market

On Saturday, Nov. 7, children will be selling toys, games and other items at the children’s flea market, hosted by the McLean Community Center (MCC). The sale will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). Admission is free. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

Accordionist Performs for ARTA


‘WE WON’T PAY, WE WON’T PAY,’ Darco Fo’s farsical romp, opened last weekend and plays through Nov. 22 at the ArtSpace-Falls Church, 410 S. Maple St. Shows are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $20. The Hub Theatre production is directed by Patrick Torres and features Kristen Egermeier, James Gagne, Michael Kramer, Helen Parfumi and John Sloan. (Photo: News-Press)

Accordionist Jim Vandelly will perform during the Arlington Retired Teacher’s Association (ARTA) meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Vandelly is a founding member of the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society. The performance will take place at the Church of Covenant (2666 Military Rd., Arlington). For more information, call 703-876-9693.

LCNV Holds Tutor Training Workshop

The Literary Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV), the leading volunteer literacy organization in Virginia, will hold a basic literacy tutor training workshop to prepare volunteer tutors to teach adults at low literacy levels to speak, read and write English. The workshop will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, starting Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m at the James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church). A $40 training fee covers all equipment, books and instruction. For more information, call 703-237-0866.

Gulf Branch Lights Nice Mice Campfire

On Friday, Nov. 6, families are invited to the Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington) for the Nice Mice Campfire from 6 – 7:15 p.m. Festivities will include special animal appearances, story telling, s’more making, games, songs and more.

Admission costs $5 per person and $20 maximum per family. For more information, call 703-228-3403.


Food Network Stars Visit Barnes & Noble

Food Network stars and sons of celebrity cook Paula Deen, Jamie and Bobby Deen will be at Barnes & Noble in Tysons (7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean) on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. to autograph their new cookbook, The Deen Brothers Take it Easy.

Wristbands will be handed out on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 703-506-2937.

MCC Hosts ‘Sounds Crazy’ Workshop

The McLean Community Center (MCC) invites people age 5 and older to the “Sounds Crazy” Workshop, where participants will build musical instruments from junk with Al Simmons. The workshop will take place in the Alden Theatre (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean) on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m.

The program will consist of a demonstration of the science of sound and Al’s homemade instruments, which will be followed by students making instruments of their own. The workshop will conclude with a big jam session. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

Claude Moore Farm Seeks Helping Hands

On Sunday, Nov. 8, the family of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm (6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean) will welcome any extra hands to do autumn chores from 1 – 4 p.m.

Tasks will include clearing brush from the fields, stacking wood, repairing old fencing and other colonial farm tasks. Clothes that can get dirty and work gloves are suggested.

Admission to the farm costs $3 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. For more information, call 703-442-7557.

F.C. Chamber Sponsors Mixer and Food Drive

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce networking mixer is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in conjunction with the Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic’s VIP food drive reception. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable items and meet local celebrities.


THE WESTOVER BRANCH LIBRARY, Arlington Public Library’s newest facility, geared up for its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 31 and displayed Halloween-themed books all around the building. The library also celebrated with a Halloween costume parade, live music, face painting and trick-or-treating at surrounding Westwood Village stores. (Photo: Peter Golkin)

The reception will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. and will include refreshments, door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Admission is free with a food drive donation at the door. For more information, visit www.solanospine.com/fooddrive.htm.

The Soundry Presents ‘In Stitches’

The Soundry (316 Dominion Rd., Vienna) will host “In Stitches,” a beginner crochet workshop on Monday, Nov. 9 from 7 – 9 p.m. In the class, students will learn five basic crochet stitches and leave with a sample square and the confidence to tackle future crochet projects.

Crochet hooks will be provided, but students should bring a medium-to-thick yarn of choice. Admission costs $20. For more information, call 703-698-0088.

‘Urinetown’ Makes Debut in Washington

The drama department of the Catholic American University (CAU) will perform the edgy musical “Urinetown” on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Another show will follow on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.

Nathan Ward, Falls Church resident and graduate of George Mason High School will star in the dual roles of Old Strong Man and Hot Blades Harry.

Performances will take place at Ward Hall on the CUA campus (620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.). Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 757-569-8257.

FIRSTfriday Features ‘Autumn Expressions’

In celebration of FIRSTfriday, the city of Falls Church will host “Autumn Expressions,” an art exhibit featuring acrylic and watercolor paintings by Elisabeth G. Hudgins, a member of the Art League of Alexandria, Falls Church Arts and Arlington Artists Alliance.  On Friday, Nov. 6, Hudgins will give a talk about her work at 7:15 p.m. at the Art and Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Ave., Falls Church). Admission is free. For more information, call 703-534-4202 or visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com.

Falls Church Offers Educational Classes

On Saturday, Nov. 7 from 4 – 5 p.m., the City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks Department will host the “Mad Scientist Club,” a class for children ages 3 – 6 who are interested in a hands-on experience with science.  The “Mad Scientist Club” will be followed by a “Math Boosters” class from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. for ages 3 – 6. Admission to both the “Mad Scientist Club” and “Math Boosters” costs $12 for residents and $17 for nonresidents.

Future babysitters ages 8 and up are invited to “Babysitting Fundamentals 1,” an introductory course in total child care held from 9 a.m. – noon. Admission costs $23 for residents and $33 for nonresidents.

All classes will take place at the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5137.


Central Library Organizes College Prep Talk

The Central Library invites parents and students to the College Preparation Talk: The SAT and ACT Admissions Test. The discussion will cover the differences between the SAT and ACT, advice on which test to take and effective test-taking strategies. The event will take place at the Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington). Registration is not required. For more information, call 703-228-5999.

Children’s Theatre Adapts ‘Dracula’

The Children’s Theatre will present “Dracula,” a Halloween show on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. Children will get the opportunity to meet the actors after every performance at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington). For more information or to make reservations, call 703-548-1154.

Christ Crossman UMC Holds Film Screening

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Christ Crossman United Methodist Church will be showing “Bombs, Bonding and Bondage: Current Issues in Human-Robot Interactions” from the 2009 Virginia Seminar on Science, Theology & Ethics by Dr. Ron Arkin, Regents’ Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the church (384 N. Washington St., Falls Church). Admission is free. For more information, call 703-532-4026.

Matrix Basketball Offers Free Clinic for Young Girls

Matrix Basketball is offering girls in the third and fourth grades a free “Head Start” skills clinic this Friday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Arlington Traditional School (855 N. Edison St., Arlington).

The clinic will be led by Matrix coach Ted Bardach and other coaches, and will focus on developing basic skills for the court. Interested participants should register online before Friday at www.matrixbasketball.net. For more information about the Matrix program, Matrix representative Liz Reed can be reached by e-mail at Liz.Reed@MatrixBasketball.net.







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