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Last F.C. Sunset Cinema Hits Cherry Hill Park

The last fifth annual Sunset Cinema in the Park screening, “Horton Hears a Who,” is this Friday, Sept. 26 outside at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave., Falls Church).830nn_2Warner.jpg

Locals are encouraged to bring their own blankets, picnics and perhaps some bug spray just in case. Popcorn, candy and refreshments will be available for attendees to purchase. The show starts at 8 p.m. or dusk, but will be cancelled in the event of rain. For more information, call the Falls Church Recreation and Parks Division at 703-248-5077.

Four Minute Dating at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor

On Sunday Sept. 20, Stacy’s Coffee Parlor (709 W. Broad St., Falls Church) will host a one-hour, reservation-only four minute dating event. Spots for 15 men and 15 women are available, and Stacy’s will provide samples of desserts and free flavor shots for coffee drinks throughout the event. This event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by Professionals in the City, the largest social and networking organization in America. For more information, call 703-538-6266.

Eden Center Hosts Autumn Moon Festival

The Autumn Moon Festival will be held at the Eden Center (6763 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church) from 2 – 9:30 p.m Saturday, Sept 27. and will feature a Children’s Art Contest, the Miss Eden Center Pageant and the Lantern Contest followed by the Lantern Parade.
Works by local artists will be displayed. Rouding out the Festival will be storytelling, magic tricks and introductions to traditional Vietnamese games. The Festival mirrors the ancient Asian tradition of honoring the moon for its symbolism of togetherness, family unity and harmony. For more information, call 703-204-4600.830newsandnotes_victorian.jpg

Claude Moore Colonial Farm ‘Garage’ Sale

Come to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm and take a look at the farm’s broad selection of hard and softcover books available at their “garage” sale held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m Sept. 27.
Cooking, mystery, travel, kids and biography will be some of the genres featured. In addition to books, the farm will also have jewelry, china, furniture, tools, toys and collectibles available for purchase. All proceeds from Saturday’s sale will benefit the colonial museum and the farm’s educational programs. For more information, call 703-442-7557.

INOVA To Hold Cancer Survivor Seminar

INOVA Health Systems will host the Third Annual Coffelt Cancer Survivorship Conference at the Marriott Fairview Park (3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church) from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 27. The conference will feature a panel of cancer survivors and medical experts that will discuss the mental, social, psychological and physical difficulties and complications that go along with surviving cancer. Medical experts will address issues such as advocacy, new and alternative advances in cancer treatment and how to deal with employers and insurance companies following a cancer diagnosis.
The Shades of Pink Choir, composed of survivors, will sing and keynote speaker Richard Roundtree, the star of the “Shaft” movies, will share his personal narrative about his triumph over breast cancer. Cancer survivors and their families and friends are invited to attend the conference. For additional information or to register, call 703-750-8812.

Famous Dave’s Fights Hunger with Funds

From Sept. 21-Sept. 28 eat at participating Falls Church area Famous Dave’s restaurants to help fight hunger along with Share Our Strength, a national organization devoted to making sure America’s children do not go hungry. Famous Dave’s will donate a portion of its profits to helping kids get access to the nutritious foods they need, and the event will help Share Our Strength in raising awareness about children’s hunger in America.

830nn_sislerstone.jpgArtist Workshops at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron (111 Park Ave., Falls Church) hosts artists’ workshops to foster creativity in adults and teens every Tuesday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. Beginner to intermediate artists will use pencils, water-based oils and acrylics and will emulate techniques used by artists such as Renoir and Cezanne to create a variety of pieces. The sessions come in groups of four classes and enrollment is monthly and on-going. For more information, call 571-239-5288.

Presidential Debate Viewing and Discussion

Bookstore Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.) will host a viewing of the first presidential debate of the 2008 election at 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Afterward participants are invited to stay and discuss the debate. For more information, call 202-364-1919 or visit www.politics-prose.com.

Audubon Society Teaches Bird-Watching Essentials

A Beginning Birding Workshop co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Falls Church Community Center Art Room (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church). The workshop will include birding basics from using field guides and binoculars to looking and finding birds throughout the seasons. In addition to the two-hour class session, the workshop ends with a three-hour field trip to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. The workshop is free for members of the society, and $20 for non-members. For more information, call 703-248-5077 or visit www.fallschurchva.gov.

Auditions at McLean Community Center

The Main Street Theatre Company will host auditions from 7 – 9 p.m. Sept. 29. at the McLean Community Center. Grades 7-12 are eligible to audition to become a part of the Company, which provides intensive acting training as well as opportunities to perform in several shows throughout the year. This program is a year-long commitment, running from October 2008 to May 2009, and an activity fee between $100-150 is due when a student is cast. To reserve an audition time, please contact Kathy Herr at kathleen.herr@fairfaxcounty.gov.830newsandnotes_shaunsimon_.jpg

Home Décor Show Features F.C. Businesses

The Eastern Design Construction Company, Gym Source, Global Bath and Kitchen Remodeling and Sound Images: The Home Entertainment Company are just a few of the Falls Church businesses that will be featured in this year’s Remodeling and Home Décor Show held at the Dulles Expo Center (4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly) from Sept. 26-28. The show is geared toward homeowners interested in home redecoration or renovation and will feature over 500 exhibits, the Better Homes and Gardens & Green Works “Living Green Tour” and “green” home tips from Steven Whittle, the co-host of HGTV’s Bad Bad Bath and Save My Bath.Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. For more information, visit www.capitalhomeshow.com.

Levine School of Music to Hold Reception

At 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 the Levine School of Music will host a reception for the artists of Gallery West, whose works are on display at Levine’s NW D.C. campus through December. Gallery West is the oldest artist owned and operated fine art gallery in Northern Virginia and since 1979 has featured artwork by established and upcoming artists. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the reception will go to the School. For more information, call 202-686-8000 or visit www.levineschool.org.

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