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    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 19 @ 7:30 AM
Sensory Friendly Santa at Fair Oaks Mall
Northern Virginia Housewives - housewivesinthecity.com – Reserve your space now for the 6th annual Sensory Friendly Santa event at Fair Oaks Mall's Santa's Flight Academy! Fair Oaks Mall will create sensory-friendly adaptations to Santa's Flight Academy to allow for a softer environment with lower lights and sounds for children with special and sensory needs. This private event will be hosted outside of traditional mall hours and will allow your family to avoid the lines this holiday season. This year, we'll be hosting 3 sessions: Nov 18, Nov 19, and Dec 8. Reserve a spot for your family by using the links below to register: Saturday, November 18: https://sensorysantanov182017.eventbrite.com Sunday, November 19: https://sensorysantanov192017.eventbrite.com Friday, December 8: https://sensorysantadec82018.eventbrite.com Space is limited. Each family that attends will receive $10 off their photo package during this special event. Please share this event if you know a family who would like to attend! About Santa's Flight Academy: Santa’s Flight Academy is a wholly interactive and magical hero’s journey that transforms children into key members of Santa’s Flight Crew. Create memorable and sharable moments for families, including the Flight Suit Visualizer and the Flight Navigation Station. Experience a powerful and magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus. Now through December 24th in Center Court. For more information about Fair Oaks Mall, visit http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com. ?
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 AM
VIDA Thrive 5K 2017
VIDA Fitness – Our 3rd annual VIDA Thrive 5k is set for Saturday, November 18th, 2017! We're heading back to Hains Point at East Potomac Park for another bright and early morning running through the waterfront! All race proceeds go towards Thrive DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area. In the past two years we have raised over $30,000 through the VIDA Thrive 5K, and look forward to donating even more this year! Registration starts at $40 (will increase as we get closer to event date) and includes a race shirt, swag bag, and pre & post race treats! Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. We are kid friendly, dog friendly, and stroller friendly! Register at www.vidathrive5k.com, and stay tuned to this page for further details.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:30 AM
FINAL RUN! Old Homesites Breakfast
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy – After 18 years, this fall marks the final run of Old Home Sites Breakfast--join us for this last opportunity! We'll go beyond the trails as we explore cemetaries, foundations, and clearings that used to mark past residences. Then enjoy a hot breakfast in the woods as Marcia Markey, a local historian, performs an historical reenactment based on letters, diaries, and other primary sources. $25/participant
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Cyanotype + Handmade Stencil Workshop with Katherine Akey
IA&A at Hillyer – Celebrate FotoWeekDC and learn about the cyanotype process with DC-based artist Katherine Akey. Join us for bagels and coffee while Akey discusses her influences, her trip to the Arctic Circle, and how these have come together to inform her practice. Following her talk, Akey will lead a workshop on cyanotype prints using hand-made stencils. Cyanotype is a method of photographic printing developed in the mid-1800s that produces a cyan-blue print. Originally used to reproduce notes or blueprints, the process was quickly adapted to print silhouettes of objects and stencils. Akey will discuss her interest and adaptation of cyanotypes, and instruct participants on how to cut and make a handmade stencil and use these to create cyanotype prints. All materials will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP now! $22 for members, $30 for non-members. --- Akey is primarily influenced by her profound love of reading, from childhood fantasies to the non-fiction she consumes on her commute. These stories bleed into her dreams and fuel the romantic, otherworldly aspects of her art, while her scientific background and penchant for academic reading bring a grounded, thoughtful tone. Themes of polar exploration, World War I, and early aviation figure prominently in her work. Her recent work stems from a trip to the top of the world with the Arctic Circle Residency program in the fall of 2015. Weaving the northern landscapes of legend and the Golden Age of Exploration with the realities of Arctic conservation projects, Akey brings glory to the women she found in Svalbard devoting their lives to protecting the land. "The Arctic Smiles Now" is on view at Hillyer Art Space from November 3 – December 17, 2017. _________ Image courtesy of Katherine Akey
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Talking with Children about Race
Community Covenant Church – Join us for a free interactive seminar addressing age appropriate ways to talk with children about race, racism and prejudice. This seminar is designed for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers. The event is FREE but registration is required. Please visit communitycovchurch.org/raceseminar to register. Questions: pastordevyn@gmail.com The seminar will be led by Rukiya Davis. Rukiya holds a Masters in Christian Ministry and a Masters in Social Work. Originally from Chicago, Rukiya has worked in the field of Special Education and child welfare for the past fifteen years. She continues to serve in the field of foster care and adoption with interest in the effects of trauma. She has served as a lay minister in leadership with young adults, worship and prayer ministry. She continues to believe in the influence of community, unity and education.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Valhalla + Goruck Training Event
Valhalla Athletics – Join Valhalla to do a ruck workout! Whether you are training for a GORUCK Challenge, an obstacle course race, or you just want to try something new to increase your work capacity, this is what you need! We will be doing some ruck PT and getting a few miles under our feet. Bring your own ruck if you can. Recommended dry weight (not counting your hydration) is 15-30 lbs. As always, kilts are optional, but recommended.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Free Workshops Coming to Alexandria November 18th
Rich Dad Education – Take back your financial power. Start your investing career now; Register Here! Discover Strategies to Build Wealth the Rich Dad Way Take control of your financial future at this powerful workshop. Based on the teachings of the international #1 bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad this workshop is designed to give you leading-edge strategies to use real estate investing and the stock market to gain an advantage in today’s economy. No previous experience is required. Join us and discover strategies to potentially: Move from an “employee” to “entrepreneur” mindset Create long-lasting cash flow from real estate Make money from stocks you don’t even own Spot market opportunities and the right stocks to trade Design an action plan for your financial future And much more! Following Are the Dates and Locations for the Upcoming Washington, DC Area Workshops: Saturday, November 18th, 2017The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 5000 Seminary RoadAlexandria, VA 22311 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM World-Class Training from a Rich Dad Expert It’s time to discover the Rich Dad difference. Don’t trust your financial education to just anyone. Rich Dad Education workshops are based on Robert Kiyosaki’s international #1 bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad and brought to you by Legacy Education™, a world-wide leader in practical financial education for over 24 years. You can be confident knowing your training is based on real-world strategies developed by an international, publicly-traded company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of its students. FREE GIFT FOR ATTENDING! In addition to all of the potentially life-changing information you will receive at the workshop, every attendee will get the Philosophy of Cash Flow as a gift! Based on the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki, Philosophy of Cash Flow is an interactive book designed to help you reprogram your mind about money. It reveals how the rich think differently about money, business and cash flow. Now you can discover ways to better leverage your money, time and energy the Rich Dad way! BONUS GIFT! Legacy Learning Series (Online Access) Receive exclusive access to a rotating series of valuable tools and resources designed to help you get started on the right path. Pursue Your Dream of Financial Independence Don’t let life or past failures stop you from pursuing your dreams. The rich continue to get rich the same way they always have, by understanding how money works and making their money work for them. Now it’s your turn to learn. No one will ever care more about your money than you. Take back control of your financial future and join us for an eye-opening workshop coming to your area soon. Don’t miss out on this potentially life-changing opportunity. Register now for an upcoming Free Real Estate and Financial Investing Workshop coming to your area: Saturday, November 18th, 2017The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center5000 Seminary RoadAlexandria, VA 22311 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM1:30 PM- 3:30 PM Time is running out. Call 1-800-570-2050 now or Click Here to Register Now! “If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If money works for you, you keep the power and control it.” -Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki What Our Students Are Saying: “…It has had a great impact on my life.” -Leo B., Los Angeles, CA “The teaching is extremely awesome. We always absorb a lot of information.” -Michelle S., Deerfield Beach, FL “This experience has not only given me the confidence to do this, but also opened up my mind to a huge array of ways to be able to invest and find resources to be successful.” -Kendo L., Milwaukee, WI *The individuals sharing their feedback have attended various advanced-level events prior to sharing their experiences in the testimonials. These individuals have not been compensated for their feedback. **Robert Kiyosaki will not attend this event. ***Additional products and services will be offered for sale.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Concealed Carry Course
NRA Headquarters Range – See http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=yewr6tjab&oeidk=a07eees3hth5ecc4f4f or call 800-528-5862 for more information.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 19 @ 9:00 AM
Energetic Well Being Essentials Workshop
Be Here Now Yoga, Healing and Wellness – LeRoy Malouf of Energetic Well Being is conducting the Essentials Workshop. Taking the Essentials Workshop is an important step in increasing your skills for clearing away the symptoms of yourself and others. Taking the ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP© is about: eliminating acute and chronic symptoms such as back pain, migraines, insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety, etc. developing skills for clearing away root causes of symptoms in yourself and others improving issues around relationships, money, health, fitness, occupation, aging exploring a variety of energetic clearing protocols for those new to energy work AND for established practitioners. The way LeRoy teaches is to “explain, demonstrate, and then you do it!” This is the most important part of the skill-building process! Two-day Essentials Workshop $495 NOW OFFERING at $250!! Dates and Times: Saturday, November 18th from 9am - 6pm Sunday, November 19th from 9am - 4:30pm Learn more about Leroy and his methods here: https://ewbp.com
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Hoops in Virginia
AGLA - Serving Northern Virginia LGBTQ and Allies
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
2017 Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
The Fillmore Silver Spring – The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will stretch along Georgia Avenue from Ellsworth Drive to Silver Spring Avenue. Floats, giant balloons, marching bands, classic cars, dance groups, Santa and his sleigh and all the festivities. For all ages, it's FREE! You can also watch the parade live on NewsChannel 8, hosted by ABC 7 News-WJLA meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Winter Fair / Marché d'hiver
Rochambeau, The French International School – Get an early start on your holiday shopping at our wonderful artisanal market. Enjoy french crêpes, pastries, and wine. And don't miss children's train rides and gingerbread decorating workshops! Looking for a new book to read by the fire? Check out our collection of used books in different languages. Feel the warmth of our friendly staff and guests, and join the holiday vibes! More info here: http://www.winterfair.rochambeau.org/ See you there! À bientôt!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Craft Show
City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation – The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department welcomes you to our 32nd annual Holiday Craft Show, November 18, 10am to 5pm and November 19, 10am to 3pm at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030. What started out in 1987 as a very small show has grown to become a premium arts and crafts festival. Artisans from all over the United States, including many local artists, are participating in this year’s show and we are delighted to be able to offer you so many wonderful holiday gift choices. There really is something for everyone on your shopping list. Please take your time and visit all the areas of the show - you won’t want to miss a single one. Take a rest during the show to enjoy a hot lunch. November 18th, 2017, 10am - 5pm November 19th, 2017, 10am - 3pm Fairfax High School 3501 Rebel Run Fairfax, VA 22030 $5 admission fee $8 for a two day pass Under 18 years old free
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Trunk Show
Dragonfly Fibers
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate
Episcopal Diocese of Washington – Join the rest of the diocesan family as Bishop Mariann ordains Marilyn Jenkins and Diana Gustafson to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral on November 18 at 10 a.m.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Let's Talk Turkey!
Heritage Farm Museum – Enjoy crafts, games and stories all about the turkey! Event activities free with regular Museum admission.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:15 AM
LIGA: Barça at Leganés
Penya Barcelonista Washington DC
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
HiSTORYtime: Stories and Activities
National Museum of American History – Do you have a young learner who loves history, stories, and hands-on activities? Join us in the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza on the first floor of the National Museum of American History for HiSTORYtime, a program just for kids ages 0 to 6! On the first and third Saturday of each month, curious kids and their caregivers can drop in to hear a story and participate in a hands-on activity or craft inspired by objects and themes in the museum's collections. Each month the theme, stories, and activities will change! November's theme is all about food! Come enjoy tasty stories, participate in food-inspired games and crafts, and explore cookware from the museum's collection. This program is free to attend, no tickets required.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Family Fun for Everyone
DC Public Library – Get ready for Thanksgiving. Stop in to create a card for the holiday. As the holiday season approaches, it is a lovely time to reflect upon our blessings & share them with others. All ages welcome. Materials will be supplied
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Brunch at Freddie's!
AGLA - Serving Northern Virginia LGBTQ and Allies – Once again we will gather monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Freddie has graciously reserved one side of the patio for us. Brunch takes place from 11am to 1pm. When you arrive, simply ask to be directed to the AGLA delegation. AGLA Board members will be glad to introduce you to others. No reservation required. Just arrive when you can. Freddie's Saturday brunch is quite the deal and very delicious. Saturday breakfast buffet is now only $14.99 and comes with one glass of champagne or coffee, soda or juice. Each additional champagne is $2. Not a breakfast food person, you can always order off the regular menu. All are welcome to join us regardless of where your reside or whether or not you are an AGLA member. Bring a friend, enjoy the great food and drink, meet new people, and catch up with old friends you have not seen in a while. In addition, as ongoing community service, if you can, please bring along travel-sized unused soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. for A-SPAN (www.a-span.org), which provides life-sustaining services for street homeless. Or clean out your cupboard of unused nonperishable food items for AFAC, the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for those in need. (http://www.afac.org/) . This event will serve as a convenient collection point. Crystal City Metro is the closest Metro stop. When you arrive and exit the fare card reader, go up the first escalator and enter the glass doors on your left. Walk through the underground shops to 23rd St, turn right and cross Eads and walk about a block up. Freddie's is on the right. Map. http://www.freddiesbeachbar.com/map_directions.htm AGLA is a strong beacon for equality. It's an inclusive nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people and straight allies. It provides fun social activities, builds relationships with elected officials, and works with civic groups on community service. For more information, visit http://www.agla.org/ Press join and feel free to invite all your friends!