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Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview, and meet BASIS.ed alumni. Events are available, July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 29 in various locations in Vienna, Va., McLean, Va., Great Falls, Va. and Reston, Va. For more information or to register, go to http://hubs.ly/H03z_yl0  or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean July events include:
Wed., July 13 at 6:30 PM - SPECIAL EVENT: General Information Session with Director of Admissions and BASIS.ed Alumni: Discover how we create a positive school culture from a BASIS.ed student. Admissions Office , 7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 5150, McLean,Va.

EOD Warrior Foundation Secures Title Sponsor for Annual Undefeated Ride

EOD Warrior Foundation Secures Title Sponsor for Annual Undefeated Ride

The EOD Warrior Foundation announces a title sponsorship for the 2016 EOD Undefeated Ride. A $40,000 event title sponsorship honors the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, located in Los Angeles. The annual Undefeated Ride is a one or two-day bicycle ride that has grown to be the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. All funds raised, directly support the EOD Warrior Foundation’s mission, of helping EOD warriors and their families.

“We are honored and thrilled to have the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation as a title sponsor for this great event,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “The Undefeated Ride is only successful because of our generous supporters.”

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT ALICE in WONDERLAND, JUNE 25-26

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT ALICE in WONDERLAND, JUNE 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. students will perform Alice in Wonderland, an original musical, on Sat., June 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sun., June 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Tickets range from $20 to $23 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

The show will feature almost 1,000 MSA students in dance, music, and theater and bring to life the incredible adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Everyone age three or older must have a ticket and a seat (age two and younger are permitted to sit on parent’s lap at no charge, but must not use a seat without purchasing a corresponding ticket). The shows do sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets early. Tickets are for assigned seats and include free parking in the nearby garage.

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

How veterans can be as productive at home as they were on the battlefield

June is National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. In the wake of 15 consecutive years of war, a great deal of attention has been paid to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress amongst combat veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11-20 percent of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD.

The majority of efforts to support and assist these remarkable men and women focus on managing and mitigating the symptoms associated with PTSD, using a combination of psychotherapy and medications. However, a growing body of research suggests that there is a different approach that may prove far more effective.

6 Smart Packing Tips for Summer Travel

6 Smart Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Summer is a time when millions of people around the country travel for pleasure purposes. In fact, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that over 650 million long distance summer trips are made between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, with at least 50 miles being considered long distance. They also report that 90 percent of those trips are done by personal vehicle. As people travel, they often pack too much, and could do a lot better job being organized, which will help the trip be more enjoyable.

“People often find it a challenge to pack smart. Instead, they pack way too much, the wrong things, and end up finding the luggage process exhausting,” explains Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Dentistry, and is celebrating his 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “The key to enjoying your trip more is to pack smart, which is easy if you know where to start.”

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Present Alice In Wonderland, June 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Present Alice In Wonderland, June 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. students will perform Alice in Wonderland, an original musical, on Sat., June 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sun., June 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Tickets range from $20 to $23 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

The show will feature almost 1,000 MSA students in dance, music, and theater and bring to life the incredible adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Everyone age three or older must have a ticket and a seat (age two and younger are permitted to sit on parent’s lap at no charge, but must not use a seat without purchasing a corresponding ticket). The shows do sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets early. Tickets are for assigned seats and include free parking in the nearby garage.

Be a Savvy Traveler: Summer Airport Time-Saving Tips

Be a Savvy Traveler: Summer Airport Time-Saving Tips

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there will be around 88 million people taking flights around the country this year. One of the more popular times that people tend to travel is during the summer, when families can plan vacations. With so many flights scheduled, it is easy to get caught up spending more time at the airport than originally planned. The best way to beat spending the extra time there is to plan ahead and be a savvy traveler.

“Airport travel, especially during the summer, can either be a sweaty nightmare or it can be a pleasant experience,” explains expert traveler Margie Floris, president and co-founder of travel wellness company Savvy Travelers. “It all really comes down to how much preparation you do in order to save you time at the airport. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to cut back on airport time and help keep you fresh when traveling spending less time there.”