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Maryland and Virginia High School Students Vie for $100K Scholarships in Math & Science Competition

Maryland and Virginia High School Students Vie for $100K Scholarships in Math & Science Competition

HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE SENSATIONS

TAKE ON 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES, VIE FOR $100K SCHOLARSHIPS

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

NATIONAL FINALS in Washington, DC, December 3–6, 2010

Could a group of high school students hold the answers to the great scientific challenges of our time?  Find out the first weekend in December when America turns its eye to the National Finals of the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

From the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities:

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is hosting an Invitational Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, December 11 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. at 11 a.m. The competition features cheerleading teams from Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay Recreation Centers, as well as teams from around the metro DC area.

Participants will compete in three divisions: Pee Wee (7 and under), Youth (12 and under) and Junior (16 and under) divisions. This entertaining family event provides participating teams with the opportunity to display their enthusiasm for their sport, and the skills they have developed through regular practice and hard work. In addition, individual awards will be presented for "individual performance," "jumps" and "tumbling skills."

Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

From the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting students from the District of Columbia and Virginia for our annual holiday concert series at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The following performances are scheduled, part of the Airports Authority’s School Partnership Program.


Santa Paws Pet Photo Event & Toys For Pups Holiday Toy Drive

Santa Paws Pet Photo Event & Toys For Pups Holiday Toy Drive

From Sarah Hornerof Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants:

Kimpton’s Monaco Alexandria and its sister restaurant, Jackson 20 invite local pets and their human companions to bring a new toy or treat for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and in return the hotel and restaurant will treat guests to refreshments and holiday photos with Santa in the hotel’s living room-style lobby. Human companions can bring their cameras to snap pictures of their pets with Santa amid festive décor, while furry friends enjoy complimentary treats and toys.

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

The Art League is a local nonprofit organization that hosts monthly juried exhibitions, as well as operates a school with over 2000 students per term. The Art League is proud to host ArtFest tomorrow evening. You don't want to miss this event. ArtFest is the annual holiday party and lively open house that includes 2D/3D exhibits such as photography and jewelry, artist demonstrations, and a handmade ceramics sale. There will also be live music by Rew Smith Band, food, and drinks. Admission is FREE!

ArtFest will be held at Art League’s annex building located at 305 Madison Street in Alexandria, VA. The event will Friday, December 3 from 6-9 p.m. Art League’s Director of Communications, Erica Fortwengler, showed me around behind the scenes to see preparations for the big event today (check out the photos). ArtFest attracted hundreds of people last year; Fortwengler remembers there being a pretty jam packed crowd last year and the same is expected again for tomorrow night.

Eco-Friendly Locally-Based Jewelry Designer Alberto Parada at Old Town’s Mystique Jewelers

From Elizabeth Mandros of Mystique Jewelers:

(Alexandria, VA) On December 4th, Mystique Jewelers will host award-winning designer Alberto Parada and showcase The Rose Collection, his newest jewelry line. A self-taught designer, Alberto draws inspiration from the simplistic natural beauty of his native South America. His work speaks of a quiet boldness in the delicate composition of architectural form, space and color. These elements successfully combine to create a statement piece that can be as bold or as subtle as the owner's own style reveals.

Get Ready for Black Friday in Alexandria

From VisitAlexandriaVA.com:

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This year enjoy your holiday shopping with a charming one-of-a-kind experience on Alexandria's historic main streets. Alexandria shops are rolling out the red carpet for shoppers on Black Friday with FREE parking in select City parking lots and garages, early and extended hours, and deep discounts in your favorite local stores. Shop as early as 6 a.m. and warm up with a hot beverage and breakfast from some of Old Town's favorite cafés.  Stay tuned for the announcement of participating stores, their hours and special discounts.  Happy Holidays!

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