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Get a role in a local film!

Get a role in a local film!

When I returned to the D.C. area following film school, I auditioned for a number of film projects in order to work on my acting chops and get connected to local filmmakers. One of my first roles was in “The Carry-Out,” which told the story of a restaurant robbery that goes terribly wrong. The writer and director of that film was Alexandria native Chris Kiros.

March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

Springfield’s Kmart held an in-store event today to help raise awareness and donations leading up to the annual March for Babies walk this Saturday in Washington D.C. Kmart is the longest standing corporate supporter and largest contributor to the March of Dimes. To date, Kmart has raised $90 million.

Aimee Gahm, Kmart's Store Manager, said, "I was aware of March of Dimes before I came to Kmart about 3 years ago because I was a nurse. For myself and my team, we are very dedicated to the cause because it is about saving lives, but it is also about educating people." 

Kmart collaborated with March of Dimes to create a 12-foot inflatable dime that has been “rolling out” across the country. Customers are encouraged to sign the oversized dime and make donations. 

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.

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The McLaughlin Group and Reuters News Correspondents’ Brunch Completes a Weekend of Celebration

The tradition goes on for The McLaughlin Group Correspondents’ Brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On Sunday, May 1, John McLaughlin, creator, executive producer and host of The McLaughlin Group, along with Stephen Adler, editor in chief of Reuters News, hosted the brunch that for McLaughlin has been a ritual for 20-plus years.

Typically held at the Hay Adams Rooftop, with a recent exception in 2009, the event was again at the famed hotel, but in newly renovated rooftop spaces. Once tented and open to the elements, the L-shaped reception hall is now lavishly adorned with classic finishes and glass doors at every turn opening to the balcony offering bird’s-eye views of the White House and Washington Monument. Sources say the first event in the newly renovated spaces was in January of this year.

Northern Virginia Chick-fil-A Restaurants Host Teacher Appreciation Week

Northern Virginia Chick-fil-A Restaurants Host Teacher Appreciation Week

From Katherine Strate:

The 16 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the Northern Virginia Area (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier Counties and the City of Arlington) are hosting a Teacher Appreciation Week for all K-12 educators and administrators from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6.

Educators may receive one free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours or any free Chick-fil-A Sandwich of their choice for lunch or dinner with a valid school ID. Customers are encouraged to check with their local restaurant to determine participation and hours.

“Our teachers do so much to support the future of Northern Virginia,” said franchise Operator Peter Kim of Chick-fil-A in Chantilly. “We want to use this week to honor all educators and thank them for their service to our community.” 

Limit one free Chick-fil-A® offer per person, per day. Must be present and show your K-12 staff ID.

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

From Loudoun County -- Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, enjoy this free self-guided driving tour down tree-lined country roads to working Loudoun County farms. Visit horses, chickens, sheep and alpacas in their natural environment. Take a hayride or have lunch by a scenic pond. Select your own strawberries and orchids. Enjoy the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!    

Mother's Day Fun Abounds in Parks

From Fairfax County:

 

Mother’s Day is a very special occasion and a time to create great family memories. Your neighborhood parks offer affordable, nearby alternatives to expensive gifts or meals. Avoid the hassles of traffic and the gas expense. Consider taking mom to a Mother’s Day program in the Fairfax County Parks.