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A Celebration of Mental Health through Art Tonight

A Celebration of Mental Health through Art Tonight

 

Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign’s 2011 Art Exhibition is opening tonight in Alexandria. The event, Art Uniting People: A Celebration of Creativity and Mental Health, will be held at the Lee Center tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This month is National Mental Health month and this exhibit hopes to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Over 100 local individuals (from ages 3-85) whose lives have been affected by mental illness submitted artwork for the exhibit. They were able to use art as a form of expression to engage the community at large.

Chair of the Anti-Stigma Hope Campaign, Marsharia “Shay” Holman, said, “Art is such a powerful way to express yourself.”

“The artists were so excited to have a forum of expression to be able to tell the community their story,” said Carrie Fesperman Redden of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, who has also been involved in the planning and set up for the evening.

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3,  in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

 For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.

Local Family Starts Tornado Relief Effort: NOVA for BAMA

Local Family Starts Tornado Relief Effort: NOVA for BAMA

 

Catherine Haynes was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When she received word of the tornados hitting her hometown and surrounding areas, she decided to take action locally.

Soon after hearing about the great losses in her family’s neighborhood, Catherine Haynes was talking to her husband and said, “I feel helpless and I don’t feel like I can help my parents. I feel like we ought to get together and try to help the community as a whole, since I am not there to actually help them get the tree off the house, or get the yard straight."

The couple decided to put the relief effort online and see how many people they could get behind them. The Facebook fan page has grown to over 160 “likes” and is a place where you can find the various drop-off locations, as well as a list of supplies needed. Home goods have become a particular identified need by the aid centers.

Alexandria Beautification Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2011 Alexandria Beautification Awards

From Alexandria eNews:

The City of Alexandria’s Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2011 Alexandria Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 23.  A nomination form is available at http://alexandriava.gov/Beautification

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $2000 for Washington Humane Society

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $2000 for Washington Humane Society

SALON DANIEL RAISES MORE THAN $2000
for Washington Humane Society’s FASHION for PAWS

 

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Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. raised more than $2000 for Fashion for Paws, benefiting the Washington Humane Society. The salon had donated 100 percent of all sales to the Washington Humane Society during a day-long promotion.

 The Fashion for Paws® (F4P) Runway Show infuses the nation's capital with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP's, fashion and animals lovers alike to raise funds for the Washington Humane Society. 

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH GIVES FREE CAR WASH to POLICE/FIRE PERSONNEL during NAT'L POLICE WEEK...

SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH SAYS THANK YOU
TO POLICE/FIRE DEPTS. FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 POLICE/FIRE Personnel Receive FREE Car Wash and 30 Percent Off Detailing Services in May

 In honor of National Police Week, Sun., May 15 through Sat., May 21, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park, Va. is offering 30 percent off any car detailing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area police, fire and EMT personnel and volunteers, as well as offering them FREE car washes on Fri., May 20. One detailing service and one car wash per person only with valid police/fire personnel identification. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737 or visit www.speedygreencarwash.com for a complete list of car wash and detailing packages.