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West Potomac Academy Fashion Design Instructor

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Maggy François, West Potomac Academy Fashion Design instructor, is one of 15 individuals from nonprofit organizations to be featured in Shoot for Change’s black and white photo exhibition on Wednesday, November 16, at the L2 Lounge in Washington, D.C. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Featuring photographs by Walter Grio—who has been working with West Potomac Academy Fashion Design students for the past few years to build their professional portfolios—the show features nonprofit leaders who have been transformed to look like classic movie stars. Each of the participants has also written an essay on what inspires him or her to do what he or she does and to keep doing it.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the West Potomac Academy Fashion Design program and other nonprofit organizations that were invited to participate.

NOVA-Alexandria presents an academic conference about the Civil War

NOVA-Alexandria presents an academic conference about the Civil War

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “At the Crossroads of History: Bailey’s Through the Century” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.

The conference will focus on the history of the Bailey’s Crossroads area with a particular emphasis on the Civil War period. The catalyst for this conference is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s review of the Union troops that took place on Nov. 20, 1861, near the present-day Alexandria Campus.

COMPAÑIA FLAMENCA JOSÉ PORCEL BRINGS “GYPSY FIRE” TO FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM IN OCTOBER

COMPAÑIA FLAMENCA JOSÉ PORCEL BRINGS “GYPSY FIRE”  TO FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM IN OCTOBER

“Evocative and exciting, blending traditional flamenco with some decidedly more contemporary music, moves and looks,” said the Las Vegas Review-Journal about this incredible Madrid-based company led by Spain’s premier flamenco dancer and choreographer, José Porcel. Compañia Flamenca José Porcel makes two appearances in the greater Washington, D.C. area this fall, performing a new show called “Gypsy Fire,” featuring the purest, oldest and most fiery forms of flamenco from Andalusia.

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents ‘Spirit of the Civil War’

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents ‘Spirit of the Civil War’

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “Spirit of the Civil War” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The multi-media concert is a collaboration of NOVA’s music, communication design and photography programs designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FEATURES 29th ANNUAL FALL JUBILEE, Sat., Oct. 1

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FEATURES 29th ANNUAL FALL JUBILEE, Sat., Oct. 1

Learn to Dance at the New Dance Program, Watch a Chainsaw Artist and Ride Twisted Twister…

 It’s that time again for the beautiful log carvings of the popular Chainsaw Chix, more than 100 crafters and an all new interactive dance session with dance groups like the Israeli Dance Program and the Happy Feet Cloggers at the 29th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee to be held, Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va. With FREE admission and FREE parking, the event will feature hundreds of crafters, including exhibitors with handmade jewelry and products, woodcrafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and rides. For more information, call 703-361-6599.

New this year, the Fall Jubilee is hosting an interactive dance area with dance groups like, The Happy Feet Cloggers, The Suburban Gypsies and the Israeli Dance Program. Attendees can watch performances and learn the dance steps as well.

Fourth Annual Arts and Craft Show at South Run RECenter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

Experience the world of arts and crafts by more than 50 artisans at the third annual Arts and Crafts Show at South Run RECenter.  The event takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crafters will tempt shoppers with everything from beautiful jewelry to intricate woodworking.  Other crafting categories include photography, painting, glasswork, clothing, dolls and pottery to mention just a few.

This is an annual favorite for folks looking for holiday gifts and unique hand crafted items. The show has been juried by the Northern Virginia Hand Crafters Guild, ensuring the highest quality from the vendors, all of whom are members of the guild.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Abbey Road On the River

Abbey Road On the River

The World's largest Beatles inspired music festival hits National Harbor September 1st-5th.

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