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Mark Your Calendars: F.C. Events Springing Up

With spring starting and the end of the school year quickly approaching, Falls Church City and the surrounding area has many big events coming up on the calendar.
High school seniors can start their countdown for graduation, and should have their outfits ready for prom.

With spring starting and the end of the school year quickly approaching, Falls Church City and the surrounding area has many big events coming up on the calendar.
High school seniors can start their countdown for graduation, and should have their outfits ready for prom.

The prom season starts with Falls Church High School, on May 13. They are having their prom at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks from 8 – 11:30 p.m. George C. Marshall High School and George Mason High School are next on the list. Marshall’s celebration will be at the Westin Hotel on Saturday, May 21. Mason’s prom is also on May 21, at the Cherry Blossom Yacht in Old Town Alexandria. JEB Stuart High School scheduled its prom for June 3, but has yet to finalize the location of the event. McLean High School will have its prom at the Army Navy Country Club on Saturday, June 4, from 8 p.m. – midnight.

But the celebration is not over for seniors. The graduation ceremonies take place mid-June to wrap up high school festivities. Four of the local of high schools have graduation scheduled at DAR Constitution Hall, located in Washington, D.C. George Mason High School’s graduation is on Wednesday, June 15. McLean High School’s celebration is on Thursday, June 16, from 2 – 3 p.m., and Marshall High School has its ceremony on Friday, June 17. Falls Church High School seniors are also graduating on June 17, at 7 p.m. JEB Stuart High School has scheduled graduation for June 20 at Robinson Secondary at 2:30 p.m.

McLean High is hosting an all-night graduation party after the ceremony at the high school on June 16 from 9 p.m – 3 a.m.

The community can also can enjoy the good weather and entertainment offered by Falls Church City.

May events promise entertainment and culture for all Falls Church families. Year-round, shoppers can get fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheese, meats, baked goods, and plants from the farmers’ market, but shoppers can get an extra hour of the City’s farmers’ market in May. The market opens at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. through the third Saturday in December. The market will still close at noon. The market is located at the Falls Church City Hall parking lot, 300 Park Ave., and is open every Saturday.

Another event to look forward to is the Civil War Day. The Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be reopened after renovations just in time for Civil War Day on Saturday, May 21. Soldiers and civilians will reenact in the park, along with music and speakers in the barn and children activities under a tent. The event includes drilling and firing demonstrations, living history presentations, a Civil War music concert, and box lunches. The event is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is free.

Closing the agenda of City cultural and historical events, “Tinner Hill: Portraits in Black and White” presented by Creative Cauldron in association with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. The original work of theater is based on personal stories of local Falls Church residents in the continuous fight for civil rights. The show is from June 2-12 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and senior. For more information, visit www.creativecauldron.org.

Also in May, the 7th Annual Falls Church Education Foundation Gala will take place. The event is on Friday, May 6 at the Westin Arlington Gateway. The theme of the night is “celebrating our schools.” Entertainments for the night include elementary and middle-school artwork, high school musicians and a mini-match against the Scholastic Bowl Team. Reception and auction start at 7 p.m., and dinner is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. The Westin Arlington Gateway is located at 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. For more information, call 703-538-3381.

Save the dates on your calendar. Spring is about to get busy, and you don’t want to miss out on any of those events.

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