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Community News & Notes: February 18 – 24, 2010

Gala Reception Opens FCA ‘Phases’ Art Show


Falls Church Arts
(FCA) will celebrate the opening night of “Phases,” an all-media art show and sale this Friday, Feb. 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. A gala reception will be held that evening at ArtSpace (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church). Artists’ work will hang through March 21. For more information, visit ww.fallschurcharts.org. NNsledrun

Gala Reception Opens FCA ‘Phases’ Art Show


Falls Church Arts
(FCA) will celebrate the opening night of “Phases,” an all-media art show and sale this Friday, Feb. 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. A gala reception will be held that evening at ArtSpace (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church). Artists’ work will hang through March 21. For more information, visit ww.fallschurcharts.org.

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A 40-YARD-LONG SLED Run was built by Falls Church resident Kevin Brown last weekend in his backyard on East Broad Street. Thanks to Brown’s efforts, nearby neighborhood youngsters held their own “Snow Olympics,” even building an appropriate snow-packed podium, atop which homemade medals were awarded. (Photo: Courtesy Steve Wallace)

Gals in the Gallery Returns With ‘Jewelry’

Artisan jeweler JJ Singh will discuss her inspirations, design process, current collections and her “Rethink–Redesign” program at this week’s “Gals in the Gallery” event. At the end of the presentation, she will do a real time “re-design” demonstration.

The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7 – 9 p.m. at McLean Project for the Arts (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). Reservations are required and space is limited to 50 people. A donation of $10 is appreciated. To RSVP, email [email protected] For more information, call 703-790-1953.

McLean Orchestra Concert Moved to June

Due to last week’s snow, the McLean Orchestra has postponed its February concert, entitled “Sweet Sorrow,” till June. Guests who have already purchased tickets should hold on to them, as they will be accepted in June. Another announcement will be made when the date and time are confirmed. The concert will be held at Oakcrest School (850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean). For more information, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Exhibition Honors Masterpieces From Britain

McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean) will host a tour on Thursday, Feb. 18 for participants interested in viewing the signature collections of 19th century paintings in Britain. The exhibition will explore some of the key stylistic innovations that shaped the art of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Participants must arrive at McLean Community Center at 9 a.m. The bus will depart promptly at 9:15 a.m. Admission is $55 per person and $45 for McLean district residents. The tour will return at 2 p.m. and is limited to 30 participants. Attendees can make checks payable to McLean Community Center. For more information, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

GMU Reschedules ‘tempODYSSEY’

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“FISH CIRCLE DANCE” (above) by Elizabeth Loftis is just one of many pieces to be featured in the Falls Church Arts art show and sale this Friday, Feb. 19 at ArtSpace (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church) at 7 p.m. The painting is done with oil, pastel and watercolor. This and other featured artists’ work will hang for viewing through March 21. (Photo: Courtesy Gina Caceci)

The GMU Players’ production of ‘tempODYSSEY’ has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for Feb. 11 – 14, performances will now be held Feb. 18 – 21. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 – 20, with matinee shows at 2 p.m. on Feb 20 – 21. The performances will be held in the Black Box Theater at Mason’s Fairfax Campus (4400 University Dr., Fairfax). For more information, call 703-993-8888.

McLean Rotary Club Welcomes Dr. Marley


McLean Rotary Club
will welcome Dr. Laurel Beck Marley, Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (1545 Chain Bridge Rd., Fellowship Hall, McLean) to discuss her animal clinic’s work with the Fairfax County and Prince William County animal shelters, as well as the Deepwood Veterinary Clinic Rescue Fund. The event is free. For more information, visit www.mcleanrotary.org.

 

Local Residents Named to Collegiate Dean’s Lists

Steven Sloan of Arlington, a music education major, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Westminster College of Arts of Rider University.

Carmen A. Johnson of Falls Church, a criminal justice major, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Utica College.

Michael Holland of Falls Church, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Immaculata University.

Mariagracia Rivas Berger of Falls Church, a performance major, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester in the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University.

Hallie Rose Colegrove of Falls Church, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Local Yoga Class Gets Spanish Twist

A Spanish Yoga class is scheduled to be held at Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington). This yoga class is ideal for Spanish speakers who would like to improve their physical wellness while practicing Spanish in an interactive manner. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries/librariesevents.aspx.

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MAKING A PITCH for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday was Ron Nedlett (standing) of Edward Jones Investments. Falls Church’s Relay for Life event will be held May 22-23 at George Mason High School. Contributions and sponsorships are now being collected. (Photo: News-Press)

Ted Bundy’s VW Beetle Opens for Public Viewing

The media is invited to the first public opportunity to view the car of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy’s 1968 VW Beetle, the automobile used in a slew of women’s murders from 1974-1977. The unveiling will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment (575 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C.) at 11 a.m. For more information, call 703-533-4837.

Science Lecture Scheduled For Arlington


Dr. James Giordano
argues that the cornerstone question is not if other organisms have a mind, but what kind of mind they have. The lecture will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 at The National Science Foundation, (4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 110, Arlington). The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-587-3827 or visit www.ncas.org.

‘Revolution ’67’ Film Screening Hits Shirlington

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FALLS CHURCH’S LEGENDARY Foxes Music Company allowed one of its large windows facing onto the heavily-traveled Route 29 to be adorned with a sign advocating the retention of elementary band and strings programs in Fairfax County as that school board wrestles with the consequences of major revenue shortfalls for the upcoming fiscal year. (Photo: News-Press)

The “Real Life Reels” film series presents “Revolution ‘67.” The film will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington). For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries/librariesevents.aspx.

Free D.C. Parade Rings in Year of the Tiger

A free Chinese Lunar New Year parade will take place at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 6th and 8th Streets NW, Washington, D.C., when the blocks of Chinatown will shut down.

Entertainment by clowns, musicians and lion and dragon dancers will ring in the Year of the Tiger. Not only that, but at 3:45 p.m., attendees can catch the lighting of a five-story firecracker.

The celebration itself will run from 1 – 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-508-5438 or visit www.chinatownchamber.us.

 


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