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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS YOUTH TAP ENSEMBLE PERFORMS for BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION at NOVA

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS YOUTH TAP ENSEMBLE PERFORMS for BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION at NOVA

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble of Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Va. recently performed for the Black History Month Celebration by Music at NOVA at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.  Other entertainment included:  poetry, Martin Luther King, Jr. excerpts, NOVA Jazz Ensemble, NOVA Community Chorus and more. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.   

“We were honored and thrilled to be part of NOVA’s Black History Month celebration – tap has rich roots in black history, and some of our greatest tap legends were African-American,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

Boulder Crest Retreat Announces 2016 Look Ahead at Fundraising Events

Boulder Crest Retreat Announces 2016 Look Ahead at Fundraising Events

Boulder Crest Retreat announces its upcoming events to support its mission and ongoing programs. The Retreat is the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families. Their mission is to help veterans and their families’ transition into civilian life by providing them with an intensive therapeutic stay that focuses primarily on the concepts of post-traumatic growth. The retreat’s programs have been hailed by experts and well received by those who have stayed and been helped.

Lt. Col. Oliver North to Speak at EOD Warrior Foundation Annual Ball

Lt. Col. Oliver North to Speak at EOD Warrior Foundation Annual Ball

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, The joint service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community will hold their 48th annual EOD Ball at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. This year's keynote speaker is LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret).  Tickets to the ball are $75 each and can be purchased online at www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

The EOD Ball on Saturday night is the main event after a week full of very emotional ceremonies for this elite group of military bomb disposal professionals. These events include a golf tournament Friday morning at Eglin AFB, a live Auction on Friday evening at the same location as the Ball and the EOD Memorial Ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base Saturday morning.  The EOD events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, the nonprofit that supports and disarms challenges for the EOD Family.

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

In preparation of the opening of BASIS Independent McLean, (which is Tysons Corner’s first prek-12th grade school), Basis.ed’s co-founder Michael Block will speak at an introductory session on Mon., Feb. 22 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel at 7 p.m., located at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Va. The Washington Post recently ranked BASIS Oro Valley in Arizona the number one most challenging high school in America and now that  private school model is coming to McLean, Va. To register, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

Block was recognized not only as a top educator by Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, but Noodle also noted Block for ‘creating educational institutions that combined the rigors of Asian and European schooling with the American system’s emphasis on creativity and originality.’

Upcoming Events Offer Way to Help Support Ultimate Bomb Squad Technicians

Upcoming Events Offer Way to Help Support Ultimate Bomb Squad Technicians

 Approximately 7,000 personnel serve in the U.S. military who are considered to be the ultimate bomb squad.  These Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians were highlighted in the award winning Hollywood movie, The Hurt Locker and perform what is know today as the most dangerous occupation in the military.  Over the last 14 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military EOD community has had 132 technicians killed in action and over 200 severely wounded leaving many of them exiting the service facing challenges for them and their families.  The EOD community is a very close knit family and spans across all four branches of service, the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force and both the active duty and veteran EOD family is supported by the nonprofit organization called the EOD Warrior Foundation.

The Community of River Creek Presents: “Martinis Matter”

The Community of River Creek Presents: “Martinis Matter”

THE COMMUNITY OF RIVER CREEK PRESENTS: “MARTINIS MATTER”

 

Martini Event to Benefit Military Veterans – Open to the Public

 

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Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve dinner, Thurs., Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner on Thurs., Dec. 31 with seatings from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (Two-hour seatings are booked for parties of two to six people; larger parties have two and a half hour seatings). Complimentary Portuguese sparkling wine is served with all seatings. Late seatings receive party favorites if they stay until midnight. Children 10 and younger can eat free from the kids’ menu. Menu prices vary. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

XMAS EVE MENU:
Appetizers – Family-Style House Appetizer, Brick-Oven Oysters Rockefeller, Spitada De Camarao, Mini Beef Wellingtons, Risotto Fritters, Calamari Fritti, Lobster Bisque, Roasted Butternut Squash

Salads - Autumn Mesclun Salad, Chopped House Salad, Caesar Salad