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Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

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!

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.