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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.

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.

Just Neighbors helps immigrants with legal problems

Just Neighbors helps immigrants with legal problems
When local immigrants need legal help, Just Neighbors provides a lifeline. The nonprofit organization based in Bailey’s Crossroads was established 15 years ago “in response to the lack of immigrant legal services for the community,” says Executive Director Rob Rutland-Brown.  Just Neighbors helps people apply for green cards and other documents they need to stay and work in the United States,  assists refugees from war zones seeking asylum, and helps families stay together. In some cases, people just need assistance figuring which forms they need to submit and how to fill them out. Other cases are more complicated. In one example, the organization helped a woman from Bolivia trapped in an abusive relationship.

Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show Returns to Wakefield Park

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

This holiday season give your friends and family gifts that will make them say, “Wow!” Leave the unattractive holiday sweaters, unneeded appliances, and books they’ll never read on the shelf and shop for unique homemade crafts and fine arts at the 34th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Stop by to find interesting gifts while supporting local artisans.

Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind works of art, functional and decorative pottery, detailed woodwork, lovely patterned quilts, collectible dolls, handmade clothing, seasonal floral arrangements, recorded music, tasty edible gifts, attractive ornaments, delicate glasswork, and paintings to liven up any interior.

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

The Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “A Winter Wonderland Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum.

Unique New Church in Annandale to be Blessed this Weekend

From Debra Bass:

Annandale, VA — It looks nothing like any Church you have ever seen in the U.S.—Catholic or otherwise. It is not a cathedral, not a typical contemporary style suburban church, and definitely not a sprawling megachurch complex.

The brand new Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church may be just off the Washington, DC Beltway, but the inspiration for it is world’s way, in the wooded forests of the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe.  That is where, in the 17th and 18th centuries, in Western Ukraine, Eastern Slovakia, and Southwestern Poland, the unique wooden churches with tall spires were built to serve as the liturgical home for Eastern Rite Catholics.