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Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The following information was sent to us by Laura Condeluci:

 

The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph from February 18 through April 29. This annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, features orchids from around the globe.

 

Annandale community groups oppose infill housing development

Annandale community groups oppose infill housing development

Residents of Wilburdale, Annandale Acres, Sunset Lane, and surrounding communities came out in force to a recent Mason Land Use Committee meeting to register their opposition to a proposed infill development close to the intersection of Backlick Road and Braddock Road.

Ana Cornejo, the owner of two houses at 4954 Sunset Lane wants to tear one down and build three more on her 2.17-acre wooded lot and add a private driveway onto Backlick.

Neighbors’ number-one concern is the developers’ inadequate plan for storm water management, says Kate Sriwardene, president of the Wilburdale Civic Association. But that’s not all. “The property is an eyesore, with lots of cars and work trucks,” she said.

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

Salon Daniel Celebrates 20 Years in McLean and Hosts Red-Carpet Silent Auction to Help Becky's Fund

SALON DANIEL Champions Domestic Abuse Education Campaign on Sat., Sept. 24

 Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., the premiere hair salon sponsor for Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Fashion Show, is hosting a red-carpet silent auction on Sat., Sept. 24 at Salon Daniel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicking off their 20-year anniversary celebration. The salon is marking this 20-year milestone by thanking their clients and giving back to the community by featuring a silent auction that directly benefits Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization focused on domestic and dating violence awareness and education. Refreshments and food will be served, while auction items range in value up to $500. For more information call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Free Summer Camp for Teens: Camp SEED

From Fairfax County:

 

Session 1: August 8 – 12

Session 2: August 15 - 19

James Lee Community Center – 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Kids in grades 6 – 10 are invited to join us for a FREE camp!  Camp SEED (Students Encouraging Environment Discovery) is a weeklong camp with two overnights at Shenandoah National Park.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the environment!  Scheduled activities include: