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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!”

MPAartfest Coming Back by Popular Demand

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPAartfest) will be held in McLean, VA for the second year in a row. The artfest will be held on October 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the McLean Central Park at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

The McLean Central Park will be transformed into numerous mini art galleries where guests can visit, view and purchase artwork from various local and regional artists and craftsmen. MPAartfest is free and more than 3,500 people are expected to attend this year’s festival.

Other features of the festival include the Children’s Artwalk, an ArtTent and performances by local and regional entertainers. Local restaurants and community groups will be bringing refreshments for sale and ample free parking will be available. In the case of inclement weather, the artfest will be moved to the McLean Community Center which is adjacent to the park.

Need a Family Vacation? Enter the Embassy Suites Sweepstakes!

McLean based Embassy Suites, the upscale, all suites hotel chain is holding the “Embassy Suites The Last Airbender Sweepstakes.” If you book a stay before August 31, 2010 using the special “AIR” promotion code you can win one of four The Last Airbender-themed vacations. John Lee, the VP of brand marketing for Embassy Suites says, “Embassy Suites is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, brand that share in our mission to bring fun, unique experiences to families across the country.”

There will be four winners, and each grand prize includes a six-day, five-night getaway for four at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk Resort in Hawaii. But that’s not all! The four winners will also get a chance to go on a Hawaiian adventure excursion.

Embassy Suites is proud to have been named the most family-friendly hotel brand by TripAdvisor.