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Community News & Notes: April 8 – 14, 2010

Women’s Voting Group Sponsors Candidate Forum

NNcivilwarThe League of Women Voters of Falls Church and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society will co-sponsor a forum on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers (300 Park Ave., Falls Church).



City of Falls Church Finance Director John Tuohy is also a Civil War re-enacter. Here, Tuohy (left) plays a Union Private with an 1853 rifle musket, and shows the kids how it’s done at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn during its spring break camp. (Photo: E.S.Jang)
Women’s Voting Group Sponsors Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society will co-sponsor a forum on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers (300 Park Ave., Falls Church).

The forum will put questions to the candidates seeking election this year on the F.C. City Council and will be moderated by Olga Hernandez, president of the League of Women Voters of Virginia. For more information, call Sara Fitzgerald at 703-534-1235.


VPIS Invited All to Plant Trees in Winter Hill II


Part of the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) of Falls Church, the Neighborhood Tree Program is has already taken action to cool the area’s streets, reduce storm water run-off and soak up green house gases during street tree-planting events this Spring.


Paul and Jeanette Barkley of Falls Church spotted this rather peculiar upside-down “all way” stop sign that’s recently been added to the intersection of Grove Avenue and Birch Street in Falls Church. The two were kind enough to snap a photo. It’s still unclear, however, if they were standing on their heads while doing so. (Photo: Courtesy Paul and Jeanette Barkley)

The next event, for those interested, is scheduled for this Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m. and will center on the Winter Hill II town homes. A rain date is set for Sunday, April 11. Participants are invited to meet at 285 Gundry Drive in Falls Church.

Volunteers planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to the tree program’s volunteer chair, Seth Heminway by e-mailing heminway.seth@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.vpis.org/trees.


Chrysanthemum Society Holds Meeting On Mums


The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one hour slide program on Sunday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the F.C. Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church).

“Get Ready for Your Garden Mums” will show various garden cultivates, mum cutting care and different types of yard displays. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit  www.odcsmums.org or call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.


F.C. Resident to Perform with Arkansas Symphony


Falls Church resident and junior at Harding University, Tiffany Jones, was selected to perform with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on April 10 – 11 as part of the university’s chorus.

The performance will continue a more than 15 year tradition of the chorus accompanying the ASO.


Open Mic Celebrates F.C. Library’s Poetry Contest


Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) will hold a poetry slam reception and open mic night Wednesday, April 14 in celebration of its 3rd Annual Young People’s Poetry Contest and April being National Poetry Month. Appropriate for children aged 10 – 18, the event kicks off at 7 p.m.

Prizes, donated by the library’s Foundation Trust, will be awarded in two age group categories, 10-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. For more information, call 703-248-5031.


‘Many Moons’ Performance Hits ArtSpace Falls Church


Creative Cauldron will present a dramatization of James Thurber’s “Many Moons” from April 10 – 25 at ArtSpace Falls Church (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church). It is the story of Princess Lenore who takes to her bed after eating a “surfeit” of raspberry tarts. The King, desperate to make her feel better, offers to get her anything her heart desires. The only problem? Princess Lenore wants the moon.

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater, an ensemble that features professional actors alongside student and community performers, is presenting the production. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.creativecauldron.org. For more information, call 571-239-5288.


Holistic Moms Talk ‘Local Food’


The Holistic Moms Network of Arlington/Alexandria will host a panel presentation at Arlington United Methodist Church (716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington) on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. called “Local Food – Farms and Markets.”

The presentation will address the economics of farming, the selling of local food and ways to obtain local food in Northern Virginia. Specialists in these subjects will be on hand and taking questions. The presentation is free and children are welcome. For more information, call Jessica Haney at 703-824-6167 or visit www.arlalexva.holisticmoms.org.


MCC Holds Community Garage Sale


The McLean Community Center (MCC) will hold its annual Spring Community Garage Sale from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 10 at the Business Bank parking garage (1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean).

The sale will offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of household items, toys, electronics, glassware, clothing, baby items and collectibles.

The use of the garage has been provided courtesy of the Food Processing Suppliers Association, with the support of The Business Bank, J. Gilbert’s Restaurant and McDonald’s. Admission and parking for the garage sale are free. For more information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org/special-events.


MPA Offers Trip to National Gallery




Falls Church native Cadet Lt. Col. Patricia Urick has become a First Battalion Commander and highest-ranking woman in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech. A graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School and a sister of the sorority Delta Delta Delta, Urick is now responsible for 250 men and women and is a member of the Ranger Company. Urick is currently pursuing degrees in political science and leaderships studies and hopes to serve as a signal corps officer in the U.S. Army. Urick was the recipient of a four-year ROTC scholarship. She is also the granddaughter of Walter Mess.

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is inviting those interested to join in on a day trip Thursday, April 10 to the National Galley of Art to see a special exhibition called “From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection.”

The group will leave at 9 a.m. The exhibition features 84 French and American paintings, such as, the work of Jean-Baptiste Camille, Auguste Renoir’ and Mary Cassatt.

The cost for the trip is $30 per person, or $25 for McLean district residents, and includes transportation. The tour is limited to 30 participants. For more information, visit www.mcleancenter.org.


Bend & Stretch at Dream Yoga to Help Haiti


The Dream Yoga Studio (1485 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 102, McLean) is offering two yoga classes on Saturday, April 10 to benefit Haiti. The class offerings suitable for all-levels are Yoga for Strength and Flexibility class from 9:30 – 11 a.m., and a Yoga Nidra from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Yoga Nidra is a yogic relaxation and guided visualization technique class.

The suggested minimum donation is $25. All proceeds will benefit Partners in Health’s Stand with Haiti campaign. For more information, visit www.dreamyogastudio.com.


McLean VFW Throws Crab Fundraiser


The McLean Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is hosting an all-you-can-eat Snow Crab Legs and Shrimp Fest on Saturday, April 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. at McLean VFW Post 8241 (1051 Spring Hill Rd., McLean).

The cost of the event is $30 per person and all proceeds go to offset the cost of the Pig Roast at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) event in May at the V.A. hospital for wounded veterans and their families.

The public is invited to attend the crab and shrimp fest, but reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, April 8.

For more information or to make reservations, call 703-883-9250.


Get in Shape for Spring in Crystal City


Crystal City has started its annual 5K Fridays for those interested in getting in shape and enjoying spring. Running through the end of the month every Friday at 6:30 p.m., runners will meet at Vornado/Charles E. Smith (2121 Crystal Dr., Arlington) to run a professionally timed and certified course around Crystal City.

The cost of each race is $15 per person. For more information or to register for the races, visit www.crystalrun5kfridays.com.

Correction: The movie “Fresh” is premiering on Wednesday, April 21, and not on April 25, as was incorrectly stated in the March 25-31 edition. The premiere will be held at ArtSpace Falls Church (410 S Maple Ave., Falls Church) at 7:30 p.m. that Wednesday. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104409. For more information, e-mail fallschurchmarketchef@gmail.com.


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