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Community News & Notes: June 3 – 9,2010

June’s FIRSTfriday Brings Artists, Free Wine Tastings

NNrelayforlifeJune’s FIRSTfriday festivities will begin this Friday, June 4 all around the city of Falls Church. From 6 – 8 p.m., Damien J. Hartl’s art exhibition titled “Travel Abstracts” of photography engaging the world of abstract art with both man-made and natural landscapes will be showcased at Art of Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Ave., Falls Church).


Falls Church Relay for Life’s closing ceremony was held Tuesday night at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. The original ceremony was postponed after heavy rains and thunderstorms forced organizers to end the Relay for Life event early the weekend before last. At the ceremony, the teams and individuals who raised the most money for this year’s event were recognized and the overall success of the event, which raised more than $100,000, was celebrated. (Photo: Gary Mester)


June’s FIRSTfriday Brings Artists, Free Wine Tastings

June’s FIRSTfriday festivities will begin this Friday, June 4 all around the city of Falls Church. From 6 – 8 p.m., Damien J. Hartl’s art exhibition titled “Travel Abstracts” of photography engaging the world of abstract art with both man-made and natural landscapes will be showcased at Art of Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Ave., Falls Church).

Red, White and Bleu Wine and Gourmet (127 S. Washington St., Falls Church) will be holding themed beer tastings with free admission from 5 – 8 p.m.

Falls Church Jazzercise (513 W. Broad Street, #230 in The Byron) is offering a complimentary class at 5:45 p.m., including a sample of nutrient rich foods and recipes to follow. For a complete list of events occurring on FIRSTfriday, visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com.


LWV Reminds Residents to Vote Next Tuesday

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Falls Church reminds voters that polling places will be open in Falls Church from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 for the Republican primary to choose a candidate to run for the 8th Congressional District, which covers the City of Falls Church. Voting will take place at the regular city polling places.

Matthew Berry and J. Patrick Murray are vying to determine the Republican candidate for the November election. Democrat Jim Moran is the incumbent.

The last day to cast an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, June 5 between 9 a.m. – 5 pm. Persons with a qualified emergency can vote on Monday, June 7 between 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on the primary, visit www.lwvfallschurch.org.


West Broad Dental, Johana Nieto’s (fifth from left) new practice in the Flower Building located at 800 W. Broad Street opened with a ribbon-cutting last Saturday. Owner Nieto is shown here with her husband along with Mayor Robin Gardner (fourth from left). Also there (left to right) was Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton, Chamber Chairman Dr. Ralph Perrino, Council Member Lawrence Webb and Chamber board member and landlord, Joe Wetzel. (Photo: Courtesy Sally Cole)



Chipotle Fundraiser for City Events Announced

It was announced yesterday that the City of Falls Church and the new F.C. Chipotle invite area residents to help raise funds for special events in the city by dining at Chipotle in the Broaddale Village Center (300 block of W. Broad St., Falls Church).

On June 24 from 5 – 8 p.m., diners can enjoy a burrito, chips and salsa and a soda for $5. One hundred percent of sales made that day will be donated to the City to help fund City-sponsored events.


FCS Holds 1st Annual ‘Jazz in June’ Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 5 at the Spectrum Building (440 W. Broad St., Falls Church), the Falls Church Community Service Council (FCS) will have its first annual Jazz in June from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Jazz music will be provided by vocalist Ericka Ovette and the band, Stolen Moments. Local restaurants Present, Peking Gourmet, Open Kitchen, Olive Garden and Raaga have donated “mini entrées,” and dessert will be provided by Lazy Sundae, Cookie Zen and Natalia’s Elegant Creations.

Realtor JD Callander has donated a 22” flat-screen TV that will be raffled off. A $45 donation per person is required to attend. FCS serves the neediest in the F.C. community with a food pantry and emergency needs program. For more information, call 703-919-9461 or visit www.jazzinjune2010.eventbrite.com.


Creative Cauldron Teams Up With Tinner Hill

In collaboration with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, Creative Cauldron will premiere an original work of theater, “Tinner Hill: Portraits in Black & White,” based on the personal stories of local Falls Church residents who played significant roles in an on-going struggle for civil rights.

The play will go on every weekend through June 13 at the Falls Church ArtSpace (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church). For more information, call 571-239-5288.


F.C. Farmer Market Puts On Cooking Demonstrations

The City of Falls Church Farmer’s Market is putting on a live cooking demonstration, featuring Chris Edwards from Restaurant at Patowmack Farms, as part of its continuing F.C. Farmer’s Market Chef Series.

Chef Edwards will be using potatoes, squash and yogurt from the market for this week’s demonstration, which will take place at City Hall (300 Park Ave., Falls Church) beginning at 9 a.m.


Read Speaks At F.C. Rotary Club Meeting

Owner of Creative Read Inc. and Falls Church Rotary Club member Catherine Read will give a speech on “The Social Media Revolution” at the next Rotary Club meeting. The meeting will take place at the Harvest Moon Restaurant (7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church) and will be open to non-members as well as members. For additional information, call 202-268-5089.


F.C. Library Continues Its Evening Book Discussions

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church) is holding its monthly book discussion on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. J.D. Salinger’s short story collection The Nine Stories will be the focus, which includes such stories as “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “Just Before the War with the Eskimos.” For more information, call 703-248-5031.


Rosslyn Film Festival Shows ‘Office Space’

As part of its ongoing film festival themed “I Love the 90’s,” Rosslyn is putting on a free showing of Mike Judge’s “Office Space” at Gateway Park (Lee Hwy. near Key Bridge, Arlington).

The film stars Ron Livingston as an office leming who learns to live a more carefree life, only to discover the consequences of his newly-discovered laidback attitude.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for picnicking in the park before the show, as well as participate in the 90s-themed games that will be put on, followed by the film.


Recognized Advisor Speaks For McLean Rotary Club

At the McLean Rotary Club meeting next Tuesday, June 8, nationally recognized advisor and political strategist, John Sitilides, will be giving a speech entitled “The Party’s Over: Europe’s Debt Crisis and the Future of.” This meeting will take place at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean) and is open to the public.

Current principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC, Sitilides also has a government contract to manage training policy for U.S. diplomats and is currently on a number of committees working to solve various problems throughout the country. For additional details about the meeting and Sitilides, visit www.mcleanrotary.org.



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