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CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
In celebration of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Apr.4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE, check out recycling craft demonstrations, enter an American Disposal raffle contest to win Washington National tickets, and take a look at an American Disposal trash truck. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE. Last year more than 400 residents attended Recyclefest, and brought more than 20,000 tons of recycling in just four hours.

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LearningRx of Leesburg, Va. is celebrating their anniversary on Sat., Feb. 28 from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 305 Harrison St., NE, Ste. 100A in Leesburg, Va. The family-friendly events offer door prizes like free LearningRx cognitive assessments, gift cards from Starbucks, and Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles, and many more. Refreshments and brain-boosting snacks like pumpkin trail mix, avocado gelato and blueberry smoothies will be served. Kids can enjoy Test Your Memory contests, Attention- Speed Races and Remember-the-Name game. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com/leesburg.

Limited parking is available in the adjacent parking, but street parking is accessible. The Leesburg LearningRx anniversary event is a family-friendly, indoor event.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their pint-sized, 30-minute version of the Nutcracker for younger audiences, along with a breakfast on Sun., Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $38 for children, 10 and younger,  and $48 for adults. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for tickets.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

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Are you paying for health or disease at the grocery store?

Are you paying for health or disease at the grocery store?

According to the United States Census Bureau, supermarkets and grocery stores are a $466 billion industry. With nearly 65,000 stores nationwide, supermarkets are designed to meet the needs of those looking for the convenient foods to those who want to cook everything from scratch, and everything in between. With so many choices people can become overwhelmed and lose sight of the fact that what they put in their grocery cart can directly impact their overall health. Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project, names five things you may be putting in your cart when you opt for unhealthy, processed foods.

Dr. Yum Suggests Five Tips to Eat Healthier as a Family during Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Dr. Yum Suggests Five Tips to Eat Healthier as a Family during Eat Better, Eat Together Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a poor diet can increase the risk for lung, esophageal, stomach, colorectal and prostate cancers. Individuals who eat fast food one or more times per week are at increased risk for weight gain, becoming overweight and obesity. The month of October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month and Dr. Yum suggest 5 tips to create a healthier eating environment for the family.

“Studies have shown that families that cook and eat together are closer and, in general, healthier,” affirms explains Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “With the rising rate of obesity, now more than ever, it’s essential to focus on what we feed and teach our children about nutrition and food.”

MANASSAS CITY HOSTS ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITIES DAY; FREE FAMILY EVENT and DIGGER DEMO

MANASSAS CITY HOSTS ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITIES DAY; FREE FAMILY EVENT and DIGGER DEMO

On Sat., Oct. 11, the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works department is hosting their annual Public Utilities Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their facility at 8500 Public Works Drive in Manassas, Va. The event features free tours of the facility, various utility displays, electric city, water shed, sewer shed and digger derrick demonstrations, kids’ activities, raffle prizes, a barbecue lunch by Virginia Barbecue, ice cream by Nathan’s and Miss Lyn balloonist. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org, or contact Ana Davis 703-257-8276.