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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.