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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

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present three, festive holiday performances in December, including:

The Nutcracker on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., as well as Sat., Dec. 5 at
1 p.m. and 7 p.m., held at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Va. Tickets are $27 per adult and $21 for seniors/students at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Breakfast with Santa will be featured on Sun., Dec. 6 at the Hotel Monaco at 480 King St. in Alexandria, Va. with two seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $45 per adult and $35 for ages 9 and younger. Tickets at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Veteran Wellness Center Wins Multiple Chamber of Commerce Awards

Veteran Wellness Center Wins Multiple Chamber of Commerce Awards

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness announces two awards from the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. The awards for Nonprofit of the Year and the Small Business of the Year were presented at the 21st Annual event at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Virginia.

“Not only did we win the nonprofit category of the year, but we also won the small business of the year,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. “This is the first time in 21 years of this event that a nonprofit won the small business category. We are thrilled to have these honors and appreciate that our great work is being noticed by our community.”

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

Nature Visions Photo Expo (NVPE) will showcase nature photography at its best at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Va. Sat., Nov. 14 and Sun., Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.