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Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

For the first time, the nationally renowned Uncorked Wine Festival will be in Washington, D.C. on Sat., Sept. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C., featuring more than 75 wineries with 200 grape varieties, gourmet food trucks, champagne bar, international wine market, artisanal food vendors, video DJ and a photo booth. Cost is $65 to $75 per person (for 21-year-olds and older only). Cocktail attire is recommended, but not required. Go to www. http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-dc/.

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LearningRx of Reston, Vienna and Fairfax earn National Customer Service Award

LearningRx of Reston, Vienna and Fairfax earn National Customer Service Award

LearningRx Reston, Va., LearningRx Vienna, Va., and LearningRx Fairfax, Va. brain training centers were presented with a top, 2016 Customer Service Award at the company’s national convention held in Colorado Springs, Colo. The award is given to centers that have shown a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“Our Vienna, Fairfax, Reston team has helped countless clients excel by training their brains to be faster and more efficient learners,” says LearningRx vice president of research and development, Tanya Mitchell. “Their personal brain trainers have produced not only life changing results, but also incredibly satisfied customers. The 2016 Customer Service Award honors them for their impeccable customer service and commitment to customer satisfaction, ” said Mitchell.

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. was nationally recognized by Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence and winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice award. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re a community restaurant, a family restaurant...and our customers are what make us successful, we’re grateful for their continued support,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview, and meet BASIS.ed alumni. Events are available, July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 29 in various locations in Vienna, Va., McLean, Va., Great Falls, Va. and Reston, Va. For more information or to register, go to http://hubs.ly/H03z_yl0  or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean July events include:
Wed., July 13 at 6:30 PM - SPECIAL EVENT: General Information Session with Director of Admissions and BASIS.ed Alumni: Discover how we create a positive school culture from a BASIS.ed student. Admissions Office , 7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 5150, McLean,Va.

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Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria, Va. are putting on their fifth student-directed and produced show---the Tony Award-nominated, Spring Awakening. The performance is on Fri., July 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 30 and Sun., July 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the 1st Stage Theater at 1524 Spring Hill Rd. in McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Carmellos Presents J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs., July 14

Carmellos Presents J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs., July 14

Carmellos Presents

J Lohr Winery Wine Dinner, Thurs, July 14, 2016 at  6:30pm, $95 Per Person plus tax and gratuity
Reserve at www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com


1st Course

2014 J. Lohr Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

Salada Tropical

 Micro Greens, Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberries,

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. is blazing the trail for Tysons Corner’s first preK to 12th school. Raised by educators, Aiken’s passion for teaching and education came easily.  Most recently, he headed up two nationally ranked schools.  For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

A native of Arizona, Aiken excelled in his science/math magnet program, ranked at the top in the state in academic competitions, was an avid athlete, an accomplished musician, and one of 20 Arizona students hand-picked and awarded a full merit scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and minor in English from the University of Arizona and earned a masters of education in teaching and teacher education from there as well.