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Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 30, to discuss recommendations on how bicycle-friendly design should be incorporated into future roadway and transit projects and private developments. The plan creation will be divided into two phases with Phase I focusing on the Tysons Corner area. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Phase I meeting tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Joyce Kilmer Middle School located at 8100 Wolftrap Road in Vienna, VA.

Munich in McLean

On Friday, September 24, McLean will host an Octoberfest Dinner catered by Euro Bistro. Live music will be performed by Alte Kamaraden. There are two separate seating times available: 6:00-7:30 p.m. or 8:00-9:30 p.m. Advanced ticket sales are happening now through September 18 at the Alden Theatre Box office. Advanced tickets are $18 for adults and $19 for children under age 9. Tickets at the door are $25 per person.

Here is the Menu from Euro Bistro:

Entrees

  • Sausage Platter (bratwurst/knackwurst)
  • Sauerbraten
  • Pork Schnitzel
  • Chicken Fingers

Sides

  • Potato Pancakes
  • German Potato Salad
  • Sauerkraut
  • Red Cabbage
  • French Fries

Dessert

  • Apple Strudel

 

McLean Project for the Arts Offers Cocktails and Coloring!

McLean Prjoect for the Arts, or MPA, is a non-profit visual arts center in McLean, VA. MPA continues to bring the community great events! On Tuesday, August 31, the center is offering a “Cocktails and Coloring” session that will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Get ready to unleash your inner artist and mingle with others in your community. The session will be held at the McLean Community Center building at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean, VA.

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.

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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.

Expect Road Delays Due to Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Beginning on August 4 the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Connector Road, Route 267, will be closed for 3 nights starting at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The construction will be impacting drivers using the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Airport Access Highway. Drivers will be required to detour onto the southbound I-495 Capital Beltway and exit on to northbound Route 123 toward McClean and then rejoin the eastbound Dulles Connecter Road from northbound Route 123.

While the initial construction has set times of closure, there will be more periodic closures over the next few weeks as required. However, the detour will remain the same. Keep in mind that all work is subject to change if there is inclement weather. For more information about the Metrorail project itself you can visit www.dullesmetro.com.