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First Night in Alexandria

First Night in Alexandria

Celebrate the New Year with the Second Annual Fun Hunt. This evening includes 100 live performances, children's face painting, clowns doing balloon sculptures, fireworks at midnight at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, and more. The performances will start at 7 p.m. on the 31st. You can purchase your tickets at the Visitor's Center at Ramsay House located at 221 King Street. Children 12 and under are free!

Redskins New Year's Eve Ball

Redskins New Year's Eve Ball

The Redskins players are getting together for New Years Eve and Everyone is invited!!! On Dec 31st, at the Ritz Carlton in tysons corner, hundreds of DC's finest are coming together to join the Redskins for a charitable New Years Eve party.

Superbowl Champs and Redskins legends Darrell Green and Gary Clark will be there as well along with many many others!!

purchase tickets at  www.NewYearsEveBall2011.com


Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner

Local Elementary School Hosts Annual Festival of Lights

Local Elementary School Hosts Annual Festival of Lights

This morning the students of Burgundy Farm County Day School celebrated diversity through their annual Festival of Lights. This annual event is a way for students to celebrate different holiday traditions including songs from cultures from around the world. It is a way to help the students realize that they are a part of a larger community of people with differing faiths and celebrations during the winter holiday season.

The school gymnasium was decorated in a way to portray every culture and was packed with students, teachers, and parents for the program. I have to say my favorite was the Jingle Bell Rock dance that the youngest class, the junior kindergarteners, did at the elementary school. They were adorable!

Burgundy Farm County Day School is located at 3700 Burgundy Road in Alexandria, VA. It was the first racially integrated school in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1950, so the annual Festival of Lights is an important tradition for the school.

Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties

Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Located along the Potomac River upstream from Great Falls in the northwestern corner of Fairfax County, Riverbend Park has long been home to a rich variety of nature programs. Thousands of people visit the park each year to learn about local flora and fauna from the park’s staff of knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalists. However, traveling to Great Falls for a program or class can sometimes be difficult; so many people haven’t experienced these high-quality programs. That’s about to change in the New Year.

 

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Winter RECQuest is a structured youth (children in grades 1-6) recreation program with an emphasis on developing lifelong leisure skills. Activities include having fun while participating in arts and crafts, cooperative games, technology, community service projects, field trips, and much more. Snacks are provided. Participants must bring a bagged lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing. The cost is $56 for three days; a sliding scale is available.

To register or for more information, please call the center directly. 

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor Wes Bush & Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez at NoVA Dining in the Dark

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor Wes Bush & Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez at NoVA Dining in the Dark

U.S. Reps. Jim Moran and Pete Sessions are Honorary Co-Chairs for Unique Dining Event