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Dulles Metro Rail Public Discussions

Tonight, September 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. a public meeting will be held for community members to discuss the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. The meeting tonight will be held at the Sheraton Reston, which is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. A second hearing will be held tomorrow, September 14, at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA. Both of these public hearings are being hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Discussions about the future Metro rail stations will be open house-style.

Middle Eastern Dance Workshop Tonight

On Tuesday, August 24, there will be yet another Middle Eastern Dance Workshop at the Sterling Senior Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling, VA. Tonight the dance will be the “Raqs Assaya,” a folkloric dance from Egypt. Ages 13 and up are welcome to come and the price is $35 for the two hour workshop.

The class will teach balance, coordination and control and the basic concepts and maneuvers of the dance. You will move towards more challenging combinations and learn how to capture the flavor of the dance!

The Waddell Art Gallery Features Faculty Art

The Waddell Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Waddell Building on the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. From now through September 17, the gallery is exhibiting works by the Communication Design and Fine Arts faculty.

This exhibit includes examples of various different media, including glass, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Come on in and check out what these faculty members create while they are not busy teaching!

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and closed on weekends. The address of the gallery is 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling, VA.

 

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Algonkian Regional Park Hosts "Mammals of the Night!"

On Friday, September 10, you and your family will get the opportunity to learn about local nocturnal mammals at Algonkian Regional Park. The evening is free and runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You will meet in the event center and then go for a walk to find red fox, deer, bats, opossums, raccoons and many more furry critters.

Be sure to make reservations if you want to attend!

Algonkian Regional Park is located at 47001 Fairway Drive in Sterling, VA.

 

Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival Coming Soon

Sterling’s Autumn Arts and Craft Festival is on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You don’t want to miss the vast array of vendors at this festival. Attendees will get the opportunity to tour the Lanesville House, enjoy live music and watch craft demonstrations.

Children will get the opportunity to make scarecrows, paint pumpkins, and play games. The festival will be held at Claude Moore Park in the Lanesville Heritage Area at 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road in Sterling, VA.

For more information you can visit www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorpark

 

 

Popular Seafood and Sushi Restaurant Offers Live Entertainment

Hooked Exquisite Seafood & Sushi in Sterling, VA was recently named “Best Sushi Restaurant in Northern VA” by Northern Virginia Magazine Readers, as well as “Best Seafood Restaurant in the D.C. area” by Open Table diners in 2008.

Now Hooked Exquisite Seafood & Sushi is hosting live entertainment on their patio every weekend to make your evening even more enjoyable. They feature classic rock, oldies, and even funk cover bands. The bands start performing at 9:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Solo/duo specialty acts are performed earlier on Sundays starting at 4:00 p.m.

The patio entertainment will be happening until September 26. For menu, location, or other restaurant information visit www.hookedonseafood.com.