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Gardening Lecture Series at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

You may not be actively working in your garden during the cold months, but winter is a great time to explore new garden techniques and learn about your garden plants. The Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series brings that opportunity to you at Green Spring Gardens.

The lectures take place on Sunday afternoons in January, February and March. They provide opportunities to meet authors, garden designers, scientists and garden enthusiasts on the cutting edge of horticulture. Refreshments and time to meet the speakers are provided after the lectures.

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Returns to DC

Washington, DC (December 1, 2011)—The all new Washington Home & Garden Show is extremely pleased to announce that Ty Pennington, the iconic host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will headline the March 9-11 Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC.

“We are incredibly excited to have one of the most recognized personalities in home improvement join us for our new and improved Washington Home & Garden Show,” said Alyson Caplan, Show Manager.  “Ty has supported Marketplace Events for four years and he is finally able to come to DC to offer his home design expertise to residents in the nation’s capital.”

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Shop owners Jill Martin and Judith Carrig also participated in this monthly gathering of design enthusiasts. Bonus: Proxmire and Moss suggest time and money saving holiday design tips below.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery on November 6

From Alexandria Fire Department:

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Alexandria Fire Department recommends that you schedule battery replacements for the same day you change your clocks from daylight saving time to standard time in the fall.  To ensure your smoke alarms work when you need them, change your batteries at least once a year.  Install a new battery of the proper type and never use rechargeable batteries. On Sunday, November 6, we will be moving our clocks back. As a reminder, when you change your clock, change your batteries too. It could save you and your family.

Fred's Free Ice Cream, Balloons and Home Repair Info Are a Hit at the Potomac Day Events

Fred's Free Ice Cream, Balloons and Home Repair Info Are a Hit at the Potomac Day Events

fred, www.schedulefred.com, employees give away 250 ice cream confections at the Potomac Day business fair and parade on Saturday

A group of employees from fred, a home repair service, participated in the Potomac Day events in Potomac, Maryland on Saturday, October 22, 2011. An ice cream truck wrapped in fred banners that said, "Follow fred - the first name in home repairs - to get your FREE ICE CREAM" followed the fred employees in the parade. The ice cream truck parked close to the fred booth at the business fair and the fred employees gave away 250 free ice cream confections to the people in the community.

Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Aidan Design Donates Kitchenette/Art Center During a Day of Service at Martha's Table

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Aidan Design Gives Back to the Community on Friday, Dances on Saturday

by Sherry Moeller

With the 10th anniversary of Aidan Design this month, its owners Nadia Subaran and John Schmiedigen wanted to do something special for the community that has supported them the last decade. Aidan Design, a custom kitchen firm in Bethesda, Md., decided to donate a Day of Service by designing and installing a kitchenette, handwashing station and art center at Martha's Table, a Northwest DC charitable organization that provides food and education to the area's homeless.