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The Doctor Yum Project Invites Community to Attend ‘Fed Up’ Movie Screening

The Doctor Yum Project Invites Community to Attend ‘Fed Up’ Movie Screening

New documentary focuses on the unsweet side of all the sugar our children are consuming through the country’s food supply.

The Doctor Yum Project is holding a screening of the documentary “Fed Up” on Saturday, October 18, 2014, and the public is invited to attend. The screening will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Paragon Village 12, located at 51 Towne Centre Blvd. in Fredericksburg. The suggested donation for admission is $5 minimum. Those encouraged to attend this screening include parents, students, teachers, local school officials, and healthcare providers, among others.

“This is a documentary that you do not want to miss, especially if you have children or work with them,” explains Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “The movie exposes the problems with our food supply and how it is making our children so unhealthy. It is a must-see for every parent.”

You are What You Eat: Master Aesthetician and Pediatrician Weigh in

You are What You Eat: Master Aesthetician and Pediatrician Weigh in

You are What You Eat: Master Aesthetician and Pediatrician Weigh in on the Benefits of Healthy Eating

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in the United States, 18% of children between the ages of 6 – 11 years old and 1/3 of adults are obese. Now more than ever, it is vital to teach children the benefits of eating healthy and how eating right can have a positive impact on your overall health and skin. This September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Crystal Wellman, master aesthetician and owner of Crystal Clear Acne Clinic, will collaborate with Dr. Yum of the Dr. Yum Project to educate children on the importance of eating right and the best foods to eat for your health and skin.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS THEATRE to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, the MUSICAL, Aug. 15-24

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS THEATRE to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, the MUSICAL, Aug. 15-24

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Theatre of Lorton, Va. will present their version of Legally Blonde directed by Danilo Stapulo and choreographed by Jonathon Faircloth from Fri., Aug. 15 to Sun., Aug. 24 at the MSA’s Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton, Va. Show times are at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30, vary each day. Tickets are $20 per person.  To purchase tickets and check show times, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

Legally Blonde, the Musical is based on the 2001 novel by Amanda Brown and the hit film, Legally Blonde. It follows the story of Elle Woods, as she goes on a mission to find love (and herself) at Harvard Law School. After discovering how the law can be used to help others, Elle finds herself using her new found skills to defend a workout-queen caught in a murder trial. Legally Blonde, the Musical is an evening of high-energy song, dance, and music.

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

From Sun Protection to Handling Sniffles, Baby Comfy Care Has Parents Covered

From Sun Protection to Handling Sniffles, Baby Comfy Care Has Parents Covered

Parents are constantly in search of products to make the difficult job of parenting a little easier. The mission of one company, Baby Comfy Care, is to help parents and their children by providing smart solutions to common challenges. The dad and founder of the company gets inspiration from his own parenting experience and the result is products that really work and that parents love.

“Our offerings have developed out of specific challenges that we ourselves faced as parents,” explains Peter Champe, owner of Baby Comfy Care. “Our mission from the beginning has been to identify problems that need a solution and then bringing the solution to market.”

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDENTS to PERFORM in DEBBIE ALLEN’s BROTHERS of the KNIGHT in DC

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ students, Anya Jones and Danielle Jones, both 10 years old,  were selected by Debbie Allen Dance Academy to perform in their Washington DC Company of Brothers of the Knight, playing Thurs., July 10 through Sun., July 13 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75. The Brothers of the Knight dance performance was adapted from the book, Brother of the Knight, authored by Debbie Allen. For more information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org or www.warnertheatredc.com.

Brothers of the Knight depicts a modern fable, where Reverend Knight can't understand why his 12 sons' sneakers are torn to threads each and every morning, and the boys aren't talking. Brothers of the Knight is available for purchase on www.amazon.com.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS COPPELIA on SAT. MAY 17

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS COPPELIA on SAT. MAY 17

Metropolitan School of the Arts will premiere their first spring ballet, Coppelia, performed by the Metropolitan Youth Ballet on Sat., May 17 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Va. Coppelia is the story of Swanhilda, a young girl who appears magically to bring a doll to life. The show is geared toward young audiences who can enjoy a ‘meet and greet’ with the characters after the show. Tickets are $7.50 per person, go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.