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FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

Jewelry Designer to Hollywood Stars Appearing Soon in Alexandria

The following was sent to us by Elizabeth Mandros of Mystique Jewelers:

(Alexandria, VA) – The highly sought-after jewelry designer to movie and TV stars, rock stars and top Hollywood stylists Erica Courtney is coming to Mystique Jewelers in Old Town Alexandria to unveil her environmentally-sensitive Drop Dead Gorgeous® collection on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. This new collection is vibrant with color -- purples, blues, reds, greens and golds, a signature of Erica’s large-gemmed rings. The collection’s earrings and necklaces dazzle with platinum and diamonds, the use of which Erica is best known.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Local High School Students to Testify about Climate Change

Do you want to hear what high school students have to say about Climate Change? You can today at a mock congressional hearing! As part the USA Science & Engineering Festival, students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA will participate in a mock congressional hearing on geoengineering to address climate change, along with experts from NASA, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Bipartisan Policy Center, Climate Institute, and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.

"Tinkering with the Temperature of Planet Earth" will take place today from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW on the 5th floor. This event is free and open to the public.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

DETOURS AND ONRAMPS CONFERENCE OFFERS INSPIRATION AND NEXT STEPS

A resource for work-life balance, career restarting, and entrepreneurship.

Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

DC Metro Church to Host Block Party in Alexandria

The following was sent to us by DC Metro Church:

New Christian Church Launching Local Outreach

Alexandria, VA – Culminating the Grand Opening of their new worship center in Alexandria, DC Metro Church will host a Block Party, a free event, on October 30th from 12 pm to 4 pm at 1100 N. Fayette Street, to bring the community together for live entertainment, free food, family fun games and giveaways. 

“If you’re looking for a family friendly event, where you can meet new people, this Block Party is for you,” DC Metro Church Pastor David Stine explains, “At our church, we offer a real, relevant, and enjoyable experience, where we come together from all walks of life to put our faith in action in our community.”

DC Metro Church, which has grown by leaps and bounds since beginning worship services at a nearby movie theater just a couple years ago, anticipates a crowd of about 2500 DC and Virginia residents.