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Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Smithsonian Women's Committee Members, Smithsonian Craft Show Artists and Dinner Guests Joined Five of DC's Top Interior Designers at Their Homes for the Second Annual Dinners by Design

David MitchellAndrew Law, Camille SaumSkip Sroka, and Rosemarie Howe generously and creatively supported the recent Smithsonian Craft Show by hosting five exciting Dinners by Design. David Mitchell founded this annual event in 2012 and is working towards declaring April Design Month in DC.

Guests had the unique opportunity to tour the designers' homes, who offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at their residences while also sharing insight into the process of designing homes for some of the DC area's celebrities.

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

Neighborhood collaborations make the getaway experience one to savor

City scenes and insider information greet guests who visit The Independent Collection’s new in-the-know websites, http://independentcollection.com. The recently relaunched sites are for a select group of hotels located in unique urban neighborhoods along the East Coast, all part of The Independent Collection. The Independent Collection, a growing collection of intimate lifestyle hotels managed by HHM, maps a course of travel for its guests that make the entire experience one to remember.

Greenspring resident, Joann Miller, Honored as 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria

Greenspring resident, Joann Miller, Honored as 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria

 


Miller honored for her decades of service to women, children and seniors in the city of Alexandria

(Springfield, Va.) – On March 21, Joann Miller was honored as a 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria.  Honorees who received this distinction “contributed at least one tangible improvement to the quality of the city's life that would likely be missing without this person's vision and energy” or those who have demonstrated “exemplary service to the city for ten years or more, especially service on Boards, Commissions, Committees or Service Organizations that improve the quality of life in Alexandria,” according to the Living Legends of Alexandria website. 

NOVA schedules seminars to help foreign-educated immigrants

Northern Virginia Community College is hosting two events to help skilled immigrants pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the United States.
 
Foreign-educated immigrants often struggle to find jobs in the U.S. that match the education and experience obtained previously in their home country. An estimated 2.7 million college-educated immigrants in this country are unemployed or underemployed, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

NOVA is teaming up with World Education Services and the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education to address this problem with the Pathways to Success® seminar, developed by World Education Services through its Global Talent Bridge initiative.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS’ STUDENTS to PERFORM at DC TAP FESTIVAL

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS’ STUDENTS to PERFORM at DC TAP FESTIVAL

 

 

 

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) Youth Tap Ensemble will perform at the 5th Annual DC Tap Festival All Star Concert at 8 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 23 at Duke Ellington Theatre, 3500 R Street., NW, Washington, D.C. All tickets can be purchased online at www.dctapfestival.com.

The 5th Annual DC Tap Festival All Star Concert, presented by Chloe and Maud Productions, will showcase Grammy-award winner, Mya and Emmy-award winner Jason Samuels Smith.

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.