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Performers announced for Mason District Park Festival

The Fairfax County Park Authority has announced the musical line-up for the Mason District Park Festival in Annandale, Va. The festival takes places Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year’s live entertainment includes: 11 a.m.- Kristina Furey. Described as “chick rock with tomboy attitude,” Furey has been compared with Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, and Melissa Etheridge. Dan Furey will accompany her on the guitar. 12:15 p.m. - Eric Peters.

Jane Smiley is Coming to Annandale

Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize winner for her novel “A Thousand Acres” in 1992, will be giving a presentation in Annandale on September 22. Smiley is also author of the new bestseller “Private Life.” She will be speaking about her books in the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus at 12:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College.

Come hear Smiley speak about her writings and get your own books signed! The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, you may contact Terry Alford at talford@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3274.

 

 

 

Fairfax Fugitive Coach Captured In Poland

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA)  More than a year after sexual misconduct charges were filed against him, a one-time youth coach in Fairfax County is in custody.

Fairfax Police say 39-year-old John E. Hamilton was arrested Wednesday by the Polish Border Guard as he attempted to cross into the Czech Republic.   Efforts are now underway to have him extradited back to the United States.

Hamilton faces two counts of aggravated sexual batter of a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of crimes against nature with a minor.  All the alleged crimes took place in Fairfax County.

In 2009, a 24-year-old man came forward and accused Hamilton of committing the acts twelve years earlier.  Hamilton was a little league baseball coach for the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association at that time.

 

QuinTango Brings Tango Music to Annandale

QuinTango is a tango music group that has appeared at two international music festivals in Costa Rica and has performed at The White House and at the U.S.Embassy in Buenos Aires! Now they are coming to Mason District Park Amphitheater in Annandale, VA. They will be performing live on Friday, August 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mason District Park Amphitheater is located at 6621 Columbia Pike.

Monthly Networking Breakfast

Come eat some breakfast and mingle! The Annandale Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Monthly Networking Breakfast tomorrow morning, August 24, at Magills Restaurant. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and cost $12 to attend for members and $15 for non-members. Magills Restaurant is located at 7201 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA.

 

 

Come Groove to Old School Reggaeton Tonight

Tonight, August 20, Star Lounge in Annandale is hosting an Old School Reggaeton Concert. You can see three artists perform for the price of 1! You pay $20 and you get to see Sir Speedy, Don Chezina, and Big Boy. The concert starts at 9:00 p.m. and will run until about 2:00 a.m.

Star Lounge is located at 7203 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA. Buy your tickets in advance here: http://oldschool-reguaeton.eventbrite.com/.

Welcome Back to School Annandale High School!

It’s almost time for Annandale High School to start back up again. Annandale High School would like to remind the parents and students that The Opening of School Student/Parent Packet can be picked up in the AHS Cafeteria on the following dates and times:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

All financial obligations must be resolved prior to packet pickup, which includes getting your class schedule and locker information. All required forms must be completed prior to pick up as well.