Dominion Virginia Power has provided Creative Cauldron with a $20,000 grant to fund a green stage lighting system in its new flexible art space in the Pearson Square Building located at 410 S. Maple Avenue in Falls Church. “ArtSpace Falls Church” will provide a venue for Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts to offer year-round classes, exhibits and performances of theater, music and dance. Generous funding has also been provided by the City of Falls Church and Transwestern Inc. Tim Sargeant, Manager of State and Local Affairs at Dominion, will present a check to Creative Cauldron on Friday, July 24 at the noon performance of “Flights of Fancy” an original performance presented by Creative Cauldron’s Arts Adventure Camp participants. For information about ArtSpace Falls Church, visit www.creativecauldron.org or www.fallschurcharts.org.
The office of Dr. William V. Dougherty III, DDS is collecting donations of school supplies for Mount Daniel Elementary School in Falls Church. Items such as crayons, pencils, glue sticks, backpacks and other items are needed – contact the Falls Church dental practice for a complete listing. Collection bins are located in Suite 506, 200 Little Falls Street in Falls Church. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the collection or about Dougherty DDS’ efforts to go green, visit www.doughertydds.com or call 703-532-3300.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce has announced that Marcia S. Twomey will serve as the organization’s new President as of August 3. Twomey spent 11 years working with the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation (NMCGRF) and Vinson Hall Corporation. Her positions with those organizations included Director of Development and Marketing, in which she identified and cultivated community and corporate partnerships, executed and exceeded major fundraising initiatives through events and membership programs, and led internal and external marketing communications efforts. Throughout her time at NMCGRF and Vinson Hall, Marcia has been an active member of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.mcleanchamber.org.
Flippin’ Pizza will be hosting its grand opening and official ribbon cutting at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 25. Flippin’ Pizza, located in the “Flower Building” at 800 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The growing New York-style pizza restaurant was founded in California by a New Yorker in 2007. Pizza is available by the slice or pie with crust that is hand-tossed and made daily with no oil, no sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup. There are now four restaurants in California and, counting the new Falls Church location and a new restaurant in Chantilly, there are four in Virginia as well. For more info about Flippin’ Pizza or just for a laugh, visit their website at www.flippinpizza.com.
The Falls Church News-Press is hosting its annual summer party and networking mixer in conjunction with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Helen Thomas will be in attendance. Food and beverages will be provided. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will be held in the Falls Church News-Press office in Suite 321, 450 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.
Dogfish Head Alehouse is hosting a capital campaign fundraiser for ArtSpace-Falls Church on Tuesday, August 18. 15% of sales that day will be donated to the flexible art space being built by Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts at 410 S. Maple Avenue in Falls Church. Live music, raffles, prizes and T-shirts will be available. The restaurant is located at 6220 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church (Seven Corners Center). Hours are from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information about Dogfish Head Alehouse and its “off centered stuff for off centered people” visit www.dogfishalehouse.com.