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Metropolitan School Of The Arts’ Tap Ensemble Presents Preview Show, Mar. 12

Metropolitan School Of The Arts’ Tap Ensemble Presents Preview Show, Mar. 12

Metropolitan School of the Arts Youth Tap Ensemble is performing a preview to its 10-year anniversary show, scheduled in May, called 2x2, at MSA’s Black Box Theatre at 5775 Barclay Drive in Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $5 per child, $10 per adult. Tap students perform duets that are choreographed and performed by more than 20 tap artists. For more tickets, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

 “We invite the public to celebrate 10 years with our Youth Tab Ensemble and enjoy an engaging and energizing, community tap show,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va.

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Dr. Yum Dishes Up Healthy Family Tips for National Nutrition Month

Dr. Yum Dishes Up Healthy Family Tips for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, which is a time to shed some light on our food choices and how we can develop some sound eating and physical activity habits. The health professionals seem to agree that American families desperately need both of them. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 21% of adolescents are considered obese, and over 17% of kids ages 6-11 are. This is a number that has continued to rise, despite the health problems that obesity can lead to.

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany, of Haymarket, Va. donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to www.cookintuscany.com

The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the region’s passion for food and fun. The tour provides daily cooking lessons from local “Nonnas”, first class accommodations in the medieval hill-top village of Montefollonico, visits to regional wineries and cheese makers, tours of local and historic sites and many recreational activities.

“It’s our honor to be able to support Comfort Cases, we hope that our auction items can help provide hundreds of backpacks for foster care kids,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany.

Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one doctor who is on a mission to combat childhood obesity has written a book on how to feed children so they are healthy and happy.

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Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Millions of people enjoy tuning into the many award shows that take place throughout the year on television. They love to see the celebrities make their way down the red carpet, stopping to pose for the cameras and crowds. From the Grammys to the Globes, and now with the anticipation of the Oscars, we’re letting people know the secrets behind being red carpet ready. When it comes down to it, a lot of it all is about being prepared.

“I’m the type of person who is always prepared for any type of red carpet event,” said Gretchen Rossi, “Real Housewives of OC” alum and Creative Director of The Gretchen Christine Collection. “I keep a stash of goodies in my car and in my clutch, so I’m always prepared when doing media events. Savvy Travelers beauty wipes save me time and time again.”

Here are some red carpet beauty secrets that everyone can use:

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Millions of people enjoy tuning into the many award shows that take place throughout the year on television. They love to see the celebrities make their way down the red carpet, stopping to pose for the cameras and crowds. From the Grammys to the Globes, and now with the anticipation of the Oscars, we’re letting people know the secrets behind being red carpet ready. When it comes down to it, a lot of it all is about being prepared.

“I’m the type of person who is always prepared for any type of red carpet event,” said Gretchen Rossi, “Real Housewives of OC” alum and Creative Director of The Gretchen Christine Collection. “I keep a stash of goodies in my car and in my clutch, so I’m always prepared when doing media events. Savvy Travelers beauty wipes save me time and time again.”

Here are some red carpet beauty secrets that everyone can use:

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Wil Haygood, author and associate producer of the blockbuster film, The Butler, will present at BASIS Independent McLean on Fri., Mar. 10 from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m., to talk about writing and how his work launched him onto the world stage. The event is free and open to public, located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Haygood will also be available for a book signing, as his two books will be available for sale; The Butler and his latest book, Showdown, which chronicles the battle of the Supreme Court nomination of Thurgood Marshall. For more information on the event, go to http://basisindependent.com/Haygood.