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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.


Welcome Back to School Annandale High School!

It’s almost time for Annandale High School to start back up again. Annandale High School would like to remind the parents and students that The Opening of School Student/Parent Packet can be picked up in the AHS Cafeteria on the following dates and times:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

All financial obligations must be resolved prior to packet pickup, which includes getting your class schedule and locker information. All required forms must be completed prior to pick up as well.

Food and Fun at the Middle Eastern Food Festival

The Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church is holding its 17th annual Middle Eastern Food Festival on Labor Day Weekend. The festival includes authentic Middle Eastern food, Arabic desserts, Byzantine Church tours, vendors, live entertainment, a moon bounce, raffles, games and dancing! There are activities for both children and adults and parishioners of the church have worked all summer long to prepare for this event that has become a 17 year old tradition.

The Middle Eastern Food Festival will be Saturday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission and parking are both free and The Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church is located at 8501 Lewinsville Road in McLean, VA. Don’t miss out on the special lamb dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday!

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Community Garage Sale Coming Soon

The McLean Community Garage Sale will be on Saturday, September 11. Spaces go quickly, so you must register early if you want a spot! The spots go for $40 and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis; there will be a total of 50 sellers. The deadline to apply is September 9. The garage sale will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Business Bank Parking Garage next to McDonalds and J. Gillberts Restaurants.

You can register here: http://activenet17.active.com/mcleancommunitycenter/?redir=1. The course number is 2002.210.


Last Chance to Catch Summer Specials at Wildfire Restaurant

Wildfire, located in Tyson's Galleria, has been offering a special three course dinner menu since May 14 and this week is your last chance to grab the deal! The offer ends on Saturday, August 14. The special menu comes with your choice of soup or salad, main course, side dish and dessert for only $25.95 (or $39.95 for some menu selections). Drinks are not included, but there is 50% off of select wines!

If you miss out on the dinner special, you still have a few more weeks of the “7 for $7 Cocktails and Small Plates Menu” special in the Martini Lounge. This runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. until October 19.

For all of Wildfire’s other specials you can visit: http://www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean

Girl's Night Out at Bloomingdale's

Tonight is “Girl’s Night Out” at Bloomingdale’s in Tyson’s Corner! Come up to the YES Department on Level Two anytime between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This evening is all about fun and fashion, so bring your friends together for a night of shopping. If you spend $200.00 or more on regular-priced items, you will receive 20% off! Also, Bloomingdale’s is giving away a leather wrap bracelet to those customers while supplies last.

If you can’t make it out for tonight's event, Bloomingdale’s has another event coming up before the end of the month. On August 26, Bloomingdale's in Tyson's Corner is hosting an event called Fashionable Fundraiser, an all day long and department-wide fundraiser. Bloomingdale’s is supporting amFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, by giving $3 from every $8 purchase to amFAR. The theme is “Look Good, Feel Good, Have Fun!”