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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.

 

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Castleton Festival to present three performances in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall on July 7, 14 and 21, in addition to the annual festival at the Castleton Farms estate in Rappahannock County, Va., held June 25 through July 24. These three performances will be exclusive to the Hylton Center, and Maestro Lorin Maazel, founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival, will conduct each of these Castleton Festival at the Hylton concerts.

“The Hylton Center is honored to partner with the Castleton Festival, bringing the highest level of classical music to one of the finest venues on the East Coast,” said Jean Kellogg, the Hylton Center’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present some of today's stars and the stars of tomorrow in our beautiful new performing arts center.”

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

Thomas Balch Library Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Thomas Balch Library Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

From the Town of Leesburg – On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission recognized the contributions of its many volunteers with an appreciation luncheon.

“The success of the Thomas Balch Library is attributable in large part to the support we receive from our community of volunteers,” explained Alexandra Gressitt, the Library’s Director. “We are fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers contribute to every facet of the Library’s operations, including research, transcribing manuscripts, indexing collections, assisting customers and teaching seminars and classes.”

This year’s honorees included:

·         Peggy & Fred Howard and Betty & Bobby Lowenbach, for their efforts on photographic identification.

Leesburg: Acoustic on the Green Concerts Announces 2011 Artist Lineup

Leesburg: Acoustic on the Green Concerts Announces 2011 Artist Lineup

New artists join long-time favorites for the 8th annual summer concert series in Historic Downtown Leesburg

The artist lineup for the 8th annual Acoustic on the Green outdoor summer concert series has been announced.  The 2011 season will feature eleven concerts on Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the Town Green (25 West Market Street), from June through August.

Concert dates and artists for the 2011 Acoustic on the Green series are:

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

2011 Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour May 21 & 22 - Spend a Weekend in the Country!

From Loudoun County -- Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill and Sugarloaf Mountains.  From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, enjoy this free self-guided driving tour down tree-lined country roads to working Loudoun County farms. Visit horses, chickens, sheep and alpacas in their natural environment. Take a hayride or have lunch by a scenic pond. Select your own strawberries and orchids. Enjoy the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!    

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4