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Art exhibit at NOVA-Woodbridge celebrates diversity

Art exhibit at NOVA-Woodbridge celebrates diversity

Art exhibit at NOVA-Woodbridge celebrates diversity

Greater Springfield Chamber Hosts Children's Book Drive

From Springfield Chamber of Commerce:

Springfield, VA – The Greater Springfield Chamber’s Community Affairs Committee will host a Children’s Book Drive February 13 through April 6. Children’s books, for readers up to grade 6, will be collected at Chamber events and at area businesses for distribution to local elementary age students this spring.

“Every child should have books they call their own,” reminds Karen Brown, coordinator of the Chamber’s Book Drive. “I know our business community is ready to help.”

 

NOVA Professor Writes Award-Nominated Western Web Series

NOVA Professor Writes Award-Nominated Western Web Series

NOVA professor writes award-nominated Western Web series

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels Nominated for Best Actress Award

Catherine Frels of Washington, D.C., has been nominated for an Indie Soap Award for her role in “Thurston,” an online Western drama series. “Thurston” tells the story about residents of a remote mining town in the Kansas Ozarks and their struggle for survival. Frels portrays Maggie Callaway, a pioneering and emotionally complex character seeking a new chance at life in the untamed West.

FCPS Teen Chefs to Receive Cooking Tools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Middle school students from Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools will receive a variety of cooking tools so they can practice their newly-learned cooking skills at home at the closing reception of the Teen Chefs on the Move! program on Thursday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church. Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools are Fairfax County public schools.

Support the Library at the Used Book Sales in January

From Fairfax County:

John Marshall Library
Friends Book Sale
6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310-6299
703-971-0010, TTY 711
Saturday, Jan. 7, Noon

Kingstowne Library
Friends Book Sale
6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610, TTY 711
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.

More Book Sales: http://bit.ly/tXR2qD

For future book sales dates and the locations of branches with ongoing sales, visit the library’s website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library . (Click on Events and Book Sales.)

Money raised during Friends-sponsored book sales supports the library.

Donate used books and DVDs to your local library branch.

Celtic Band to Play at Sully Holiday Concert

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Audiences at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly will be treated to a performance by one of the top-rated pan-Celtic musical groups in the world, IONA, on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per seat.

IONA’s Scottish fiddling, driving percussion and strong vocals have created a large following around the mid-Atlantic region since the four member band formed in1986. Their shows feature original acoustic arrangements of traditional Celtic music from the British Isles, Ireland, Brittan and Galicia, and the band shares the history and cultural background of the music with audiences. The band members play multiple instruments and encourage audiences to clap and dance, creating a fun and lively atmosphere.