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Metro Fine Arts Center Donates $5000 To Make-A-Wish Foundation

Metro Fine Arts Center Donates $5000 To Make-A-Wish Foundation

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. raised $5000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, after pledging $1 of every ticket sold from their Nutcracker performances.

The MFAC Nutcracker was featured one weekend, each show sold-out.  Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com for class schedules.

“We are honored to be able to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has a personal significance to us, as we lost one of our young students a few years ago to cancer,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. “We appreciate the support of our community in helping us give back to an organization that inspires and lifts the spirits of those struggling with illness,” said Dobbs.

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones Tour Provided a Glimpse Into the 24 Designers’ Inspirations

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones Tour Provided a Glimpse Into the 24 Designers’ Inspirations

Named this year for Children’s National Medical Center’s Dr. Bear mascot, the “Bear” Bones Tour launches the beginning of designers’ transformation of the new Wesley Heights home

The 2013 DC Design House “Bear” Bones tour last Saturday, February 23, at 2507 Foxhall Road, Washington, DC offered the first look at the spaces before designers begin their work transforming each of the 24 rooms into fabulous places to live.

Occasionally Cake To Judge At Chocolate Lover's Festival

Occasionally Cake To Judge At Chocolate Lover's Festival

 

 

Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria will be judging chocolate dishes at the annual Old Town Fairfax Chocolate Lover’s Festival, March 2 and March 3, 2013. Occasionally Cake had Best in Show and Best in Taste for the past three years at the Chocolate Lover’s Festival. Campbell will participate in a Q&A session and demo on how to use chocolate transfer sheets. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“This is our fifth year to be a part of the Chocolate’s Lover’s Festival it’s one of our favorite ‘foodie’ events for sure,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “You can’t go wrong with chocolate it’s always fun to compete, but I particularly love to judge and sample so many of the creative creations,” said Campbell.

Swank Designs brings locally-made custom panels and pillows to area homes

Swank Designs brings locally-made custom panels and pillows to area homes

 

Swank Designs' owners are inspired by world travels to create beautiful window treatments, accent pillows and children's bedding

After searching for decorative panels and accents and finding the available designs were just more of the same, Tabitha Mahaffey and Patricia Ulliman decided to combine their expertise and form Swank Designs, offering custom lines of pillows, panels and children's bedding. Together, they share a passion for using and incorporating fabrics in unexpected ways. 

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

In honor of National Heart Month, Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. is featuring their “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign, offering unlimited adult dance and mind/body classes throughout February for a special price of $110. And MFAC will donate 10 percent of all “Dance Your Heart Out class fees to the American Heart Association. Schedules can be viewed at www.metrofinearts.com. Classes are available at Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. locations.

MFAC’s “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign includes all adult dance, yoga and MetroBarre classes. A regular adult class fee is 10 classes for $130. The February “Dance Your Heart Out” program provides unlimited adult class access at a significantly discounted set fee of $110 with 10 percent donated to the American Heart Association.

BARRE CLASSES NOW OFFERED at METRO FINE ARTS-FIRST CLASS IS FREE

BARRE CLASSES NOW OFFERED at METRO FINE ARTS-FIRST CLASS IS FREE

Mind/body fitness programs are popular workouts, and now Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) is teaching the ground-breaking program of Metro Barre, combining the best of ballet barre, yoga and Pilates into a comprehensive workout of isometric exercises to build leaner muscles. MFAC offers the first class for free. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com for class schedules.

“Metro Barre is the perfect mix of core and strength training, blended with the barre training that until now, was only used in dance instruction,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. “Celebrities, athletes, men and women, young and old are trading in their Pilates and yoga routines for barre fitness classes--it’s a transformational workout that delivers fast, effective and long lasting results,” said Dobbs.

HELPING HAITIAN ANGELS SECURES 40 ACRES TO BUILD ORPHANAGE in HAITI

HELPING HAITIAN ANGELS SECURES 40 ACRES TO BUILD ORPHANAGE in HAITI

In 2010, Haymarket, Va. residents, Bill and Debbie Harvey, founders of Helping Haitian Angels, began the slow process of acquiring 40 acres in Haiti with plans to build orphan homes, a church, a school and a medical clinic for Haiti’s orphans of Limonade, Haiti. After two years, Helping Haitian Angels finally realized their dream with the help of donors, friends and family who helped raise the $60,000 to acquire the land. For details, go to www.helpinghaitianangels.org or call 703-298-3183.