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STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH HOSTS DC GREEK FESTIVAL in SILVER SPRING

STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH HOSTS DC GREEK FESTIVAL in SILVER SPRING

After more than 90 years of calling Washington, D.C. home, The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, D.C. is hosting their 52nd Greek Festival in Silver Spring, Md. at the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on 15100 New Hampshire Avenue on Sat., Oct. 12, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Free admission and free parking is available. For more information, visit www.schgocdc.org.

The Ladies’ Society of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, the Philoptochos, has been using Greek recipes passed down from generation to generation and producing a menu of Greek favorites like, Gyros, Greek sausage, Shish Kabobs, Spanakopita (spinach pies), Tyropita (cheese pies), Greek yogurt, Loukamades (honey-dipped donut holes) and other Greek pastries.

Sat. Oct. 12, FREE Food and more...100 Year-Anniv. Manassas Utilities Event

Sat. Oct. 12, FREE Food and more...100 Year-Anniv. Manassas Utilities Event

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities is hosting a free, 100-Year Celebration at the Sat., Oct. 12 Public Utility Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manassas Public Works Building at 8500 Public Works Drive in Manassas, Va., includes free lunch, entertainment, tours and a time capsule burial. Manassas Utilities will also donate $5 for every person that attends the event to the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, go to www.manassascity.org

The family-fun event is free and features free lunch by Bad to the Bone,  ice cream by Nathans, live music by Shake It Up band, balloon artists, jugglers, cherry picker truck rides, tours, moon bounce, a pumpkin patch, as well as a kiosk depicting Manassas Utilities 100-year history, including a book that chronicles Manassas Utilities 100-year timeline.

Free Festival at NOVA-Manassas

Free Festival at NOVA-Manassas

The community is invited to the inaugural NOVA Community Fall Festival and Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

This family friendly festival will feature entertainment and activities for all ages, including a car show, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, food vendors, giveaways, community information booths, and more.

The campus is located at 6901 Sudley Road in Manassas. For more information, call 703-257-6558 or email novafallfestival@gmail.com.
 

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FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 9 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS in LORTON and KINGSTOWNE

FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 9 AT METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS STUDIOS in LORTON and KINGSTOWNE

 

Whether you’re into tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop or theatre, Metropolitan School of the Arts studios’ fall curriculum provides a variety of classes for all ages, with classes beginning on Mon.., Sept. 9. Renowned for its holistic teaching approach, positive reinforcement style and world-class instructors, the school offers beginner and advanced instruction at their Alexandria and Lorton, Va. locations. Registration is available online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Classes include: ballet, Pointe, hip-hop, jazz, break dancing, tumbling, Irish dance, hula, contemporary, combination classes of tap/ballet or jazz/tap, musical theater, acting, as well as piano, violin, percussion, guitar and voice lessons.

METRO CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM to START at METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

METRO CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM to START at METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS

Metro Club is an arts-focused after-school program for grades 1st through 6th, offered by the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) performing arts studios in Alexandria and Lorton, Va. from Sept. 9, 2013 to June 27, 2014. The program teaches a well-rounded curriculum of music, dance, theatre, yoga, academics, as well as homework time. MetroClub students have the option to be bused from select area schools by MetroRide buses as well. For more information, call 703-339-0444 or go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

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.

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.