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Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

Night Sky Festival Approaching

Night Sky Festival Approaching

From Fairfax County:

Since ancient times, man has gazed skyward, watching the stars, planets and other celestial objects in an effort to better understand the heavens above. That tradition continues on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Riverbend Park’s Night Sky Festival.

Enjoy guided star gazing, looking through the telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Jupiter is the evening’s featured planet. Riverbend Park staff will organize games and other activities throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase. Program cost is $5 per person call 703-222-4664 to register.

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Fairfax County December Open Houses at the Library

From Fairfax County:

Celebrate the holidays during special open houses at Fairfax County Public Library in December. Enjoy music and other activities at the following branches: Herndon Fortnightly, Sherwood Regional library, Reston Regional Library, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Oakton Library and Martha Washington Library. For details call the specific branch or see the library’s online Calendar of Events at the library’s website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Centreville Regional Library
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, 703-830-2223
Come enjoy soothing sounds of the season, evoking the feel of winter.

Online Discussion Set With Park Authority Director; Public’s Questions, Comments Invited

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr., is well-known for his Listening Forums that travel throughout Fairfax County every other month, providing a venue for residents to discuss local parks and related issues.  Now he is taking that discussion online with Ask Fairfax!, another opportunity for park lovers, critics and people with a great idea or two to get instant feedback on park topics.

On Friday, December 2, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. you can ask questions about our parks.  The Fairfax County Park Authority is a tremendous asset to the community with more than 23,000 acres of parkland, nine recenters, golf courses, historic sites, more than 250 miles of trails, and over 400 parks.  You can enjoy lakes or ball fields, and nature centers or swimming pools.