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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.

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse Appeals to All Ages

Arlington Drafthouse continues to host affordable, fun nights with its $5 Standup Comedy Thursdays and its Friday “Wine Night at the Movies.” However, you may not know about the family friendliness of the Drafthouse. Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is hosting “Mommy & Me Movies” every Tuesday. Adults are $5.50 and children are free. Strollers can be brought into the theatre and the movies start at 1:30 p.m.

Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is located at 2903 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA. For more details about any Drafthouse event you can check out http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/.

 

9-11 Memorial 5K

On Saturday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. Arlington Policemen, Firemen, Sheriff, and other individuals will participate in a 5k race in memory of 9-11. The race is limited to 3,500 participants, so be sure and secure your spot before it is too late.

The course is generally flat and includes running around parts of the Pentagon. The price to participate is $30 through September 10. Race day the price will be $35. The race begins and ends at The Crystal City Double Tree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive.

All runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, and post race festivities with awards, food, beverage, and entertainment at the Double Tree Hotel. Sign up for the race today!

Proceeds from the race will go to 9-11 related charities, such as the Fisher House Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project and Operation Purple.  

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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Arlington County Observes Labor Day

This year Labor Day falls on Monday, September 6. All of Arlington County courts, schools, public libraries, administrative offices and nature centers will be closed on this day in observance of the holiday.

For more details about the closures you can visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/HolidaySchedule.aspx

 

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123

Rossyln Outdoor 90's Film Festival

This Friday is the final movie screening for the Rossyln Outdoor Film Festival "I Love the 90s" summer series. The dusk screening this Friday, September 3, will be "Billy Madison." Bring blankets and low chairs! The movie will begin around 8:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

The film festival takes place at Gateway Park at Lee Highway and North Lynn Street in Arlington, VA. Fore more information you can call 703-522-6628.