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6 Hottest Summer Travel Accessories

6 Hottest Summer Travel Accessories

With summer just around the corner, many people are already making their travel plans. Millions of people will hop on planes, jump aboard cruise ships, and take the family vehicle as they head out to their destinations. Traveling may be exciting for some while it brings anxiety for others. One of the best ways to make travel fun is to go prepared. Some advanced planning will help make for a more enjoyable and comfortable experience.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PERFORM SLEEP BEAUTY BALLET

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PERFORM SLEEP BEAUTY BALLET

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. youth ballet is performing Sleeping Beauty on Sun., May 1 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. at The  George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theatre in Alexandria, Va., at  101 Callahan Drive. Tickets are $12 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

MSA’s youth ballet, with leads Seemka Ogunfiditimi, MSA 10th grader of Alexandria, Va. and Elpida Voryas, MSA 9th grader of Alexandria, Va., shine in the ballet-rendition of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Ticket sales helps support MSA’s Black Box Theatre project, a 200-seat performing arts theatre to be built in the heart of Kingstowne in Alexandria, Va., providing local performing arts venue for students and local shows.  Ogunfiditimi will be attending a summer program at the San Francisco Ballet, while Voryas will join the Boston Ballet summer intensive program.

BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

Alumni of BASIS.ed reunited this week at Tysons Sheraton Premiere to meet and greet potential students of Tysons Corner’s first pre K-12th grade school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS.ed alumni students came from Yale University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Brown University, Duke University and more. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. The school will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va.

“It was exciting to see so many of our graduates, and hear about their successful experiences at college,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va.  

Easter Brunch at Carmello’s, Sun. Mar. 27; kids 10 yrs. Old and Younger Eat Free

Easter Brunch at Carmello’s, Sun. Mar. 27; kids 10 yrs. Old and Younger Eat Free

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Easter Brunch on Sun., Mar.27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 10 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

Carmello’s Easter Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters

calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit platter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN HOSTS MARCH INFORMATION SESSIONS and ALUMNI ‘MEET and GREET’

 BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN HOSTS MARCH INFORMATION SESSIONS and ALUMNI ‘MEET and GREET’

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview and meet with BASIS.ed alumni students, currently attending Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Brown and Duke Universities. Events are available, Mar. 8, Mar. 13, and Mar. 15 at the BASIS Independent McLean offices at 7925 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean March events include:

·         Tues., Mar. 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Information Session at 7925 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va. Curriculum Overview for grades 5 – 12th graders, speaker: Head of School, Sean Aiken

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

Looking for a brain-power packed dinner? In honor of Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 14-20, LearningRx brain training centers of Northern Virginia have designed a dinner made up of the top 10 brain foods, including: salmon, olive oil, garlic, dark leafy greens (kale and mustard greens), garbanzo beans, and a dessert of dark chocolate-covered blueberries sprinkled with walnuts, accompanied with red wine. Visit LearningRx centers and get a free sample of chocolate-covered blueberries, and the recipe too. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

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.