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CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER at CARMELLOS; KIDS UNDER 12, EAT FREE

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER at CARMELLOS; KIDS UNDER 12, EAT FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve dinner on Tues, Dec. 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and children, 12 and younger can eat free from Carmello’s children’s menu. A two-pound lobster, stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and scallops will be offered for $48, and diners can also choose items from the new winter menu, which includes favorites like Wild Boar Ragout, Veal Agnolotti and Mar E Terra.  For more reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

 “Carmello’s is a family-run restaurant, so we appreciate the importance of gathering the family around to enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner, which is why we like to offer our youngest patrons the opportunity to eat free,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS HOSTS New Year Eve's BENEFIT GALA; FOR FAMILIES, SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS HOSTS New Year Eve's BENEFIT GALA; FOR FAMILIES, SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will host A New Year’s Eve State of Mind Benefit Gala on Tues., Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Springfield at 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, Va. The family-fun gala will provide entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are $120 per adult for ages 21 years old and older; $79 for youths, 13 years old to 20 years old; $49 for children, 6 years old to 12 years old; and 5 years old and younger are free. Cost includes cabaret performances, live band, pre-dinner reception, holiday buffet, silent auction, dessert buffet, New Year’s Eve toast, party favors and all beverages.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS  TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

George Washington University alumnus, Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va. supplied more than 300 mini-cupcakes for the Taste of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

 “It was wonderful to be back on the George Washington University campus and it was amazing to be able to sample so many delicious cakes,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS – BREAKFAST with SANTA at HOTEL MONACO on Dec. 8

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS – BREAKFAST with SANTA at HOTEL MONACO  on Dec. 8

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Lorton, Va. will host their annual Breakfast with Santa on Sun., Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Hotel Monaco, 480 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Tickets range in price from $35 to $45 per person. All tickets can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org

ThFrosty Follies’ performers will join Santa for the annual Breakfast with Santa. The family-event offers Sunday brunch at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, complete with a live jazz performance from Metropolitan School of the Arts’ dancers, interactive song and dance workshop for the kids, special goody bags and visits from Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Suzy Snowflake and her International Dolls.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PERFORM FREE FROSTY FOLLIES in DC-AREA

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PERFORM  FREE FROSTY FOLLIES in DC-AREA

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Lorton, Va. will be performing their free, Frosty Follies shows from Fri., Nov. 29 through Sun., Dec. 22 throughout the Washington, D.C. area. The family-fun, holiday performance is complete with a live jazz performance from Metropolitan School of the Arts dancers, interactive song and visits from Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Suzy Snowflake and her International Dolls. For information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Frosty Follies will perform at:

Fri., Nov. 29 - Reston Town Center Ice Rink at 5 p.m., 11529 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston., Va.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $18 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Other ways to help to support Metropolitan School of the Arts:

TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM  at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

With the holidays approaching, eating and indulging is top-of-mind for most, but The Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Studio in Alexandria, Va. has started its Training for Turkey adult fitness program now through Nov. 28, offering unlimited adult fitness classes for $50.  MSA will even host a special Thanksgiving Day MetroBarre and Yoga Class on Thurs., Nov. 28 to bring in the holiday. And for all those moms, childcare is available at both studios for all 9:30 a.m. classes, Monday through Friday. Cost is $2 per child. Packages can be purchased at www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.