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METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

FAME, the musical, is coming to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., reminiscent of the popular 80s’ TV show that engaged young teens throughout the United States. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre (MPAT)’s ensemble cast will present on Aug. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31st at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre in Lorton, Va. Tickets are available online for $20 general admission at www.metro-theatre.org. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the box office at (703) 584-2900.

 “We’ve had a lot of fun preparing for FAME and we’re bringing out the best in our students, showcasing ‘triple-threat’ actors who shine in dance, singing and performance,” said Dan Stapula, artistic director of Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre of Alexandria, Va. and Lorton, Va.

Schwan Food Company Promotes Text to Donate at Leesburg's Independence Day Celebration

Schwan Food Company Promotes Text to Donate at Leesburg's Independence Day Celebration

Text to Donate Initiative with The Schwan Food Company to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief

The Schwan Food Company has partnered with Loudoun Interfaith Relief (LIR) to increase awareness about the importance of donating during the summer months. Our Summer Pack Program provides families with school aged children and extra day of meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, twice a month to supplement the food provided by Loudoun County Schools during the school year.

Harris Teeter & Washington Nationals Team Up with Loudoun Interfaith Relief to Fight Hunger

Harris Teeter & Washington Nationals Team Up with Loudoun Interfaith Relief to Fight Hunger

Donate Non-Perishable Foods at Loudoun County Harris Teeter Stores to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief

In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Loudoun County Harris Teeter stores are hosting a food drive to support Loudoun Interfaith Relief now through July 8, 2013.

Harris Teeter announced in May a $225,000 donation to its food bank partners, which includes Loudoun Interfaith Relief (LIR) and is hosting this food drive to help raise additional awareness for the problem of hunger. Donations made at Loudoun County Harris Teeter locations will benefit the people and families that LIR provides food to locally. Food collection bins will be placed in the Loudoun County Harris Teeter locations lobby for food donation.

Ashby Ponds Holds Father’s Day Fishing Tournament

Ashby Ponds Holds Father’s Day Fishing Tournament

On Saturday, June 15, nearly 100 residents and their guests visited for the first annual Father’s Day Fishing Tournament at Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va.   

Throughout the day, 27 fish were caught, but two Ashby Ponds grandsons were crowned champions for the tournament challenges: Nate Peacock for “Longest Single Fish” and Garrett Ferguson for “Largest Combined Total”.  Each tournament participant received a Gold Sport Award Certificate.

Prior to the tournament, the pond where the event took place was stocked with a number of species to make for a full functioning ecosystem including:  100 Large Mouth Oswego Bass, 500 Red and Blue Gills, 100 Stripped Yellow Perch, 100 Black and White Crappies, 100 Channel Catfish, 100 Small Breeder Shiners, 100 Rosey Reds, 1,000 Fathead Minnows, 100 Assorted Snails, 100 Crayfish, 100 Giant Jumbo Bullfrog Tadpoles, and 500 Daphnia.

FATHER’s DAY FREE CUPCAKE, WHEN YOU BUY THREE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

FATHER’s DAY FREE CUPCAKE, WHEN YOU BUY THREE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

On Sat., June 15 and Sun., June 16, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria is featuring their Maple-Chocolate-Chip Pancake cupcake with Candied Bacon for Father’s Day. Buy three cupcakes of your choice and get the Maple-Chocolate Chip cupcake for FREE. Father’s Day cupcakes are offered at both the Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon cake shops. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“Our Maple-Chocolate-Chip with candied bacon flavor combines the sweetness of breakfast and dessert together,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “We take our hats off to all the dads, grandfathers and the special men in our life,” said Campbell.

METRO FINE ARTS CENTER OFFERS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS with PRESTIGIOUS TEACHERS

METRO FINE ARTS CENTER OFFERS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS with PRESTIGIOUS TEACHERS

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. With studio classes in Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria and Lorton, Va., MFAC brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction to their youngest students, from babies in Musikgarten programs to teens polishing their craft.  Summer classes start in July. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center is welcoming world-class instructors to their summer program, including:

STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH to CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING in SILVER SPRING

STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH to CELEBRATE GROUNDBREAKING in SILVER SPRING

US Congressmen Sarbanes, Van Hollen and Greek Ambassador to Attend Groundbreaking