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A seating area on Wilkins Plaza at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

GMU’s Fall for the Book Kicks Off Today — After a week of preview events, George Mason University’s annual book festival officially returns today for its 25th anniversary. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a talk by roller derby skater Gabe Montesanti about her new memoir and continue through Saturday (Oct. 14). [Fall for the Book]

Police Investigate Linked Thefts and Vehicle Break-Ins — “Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division, are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and package thefts that occurred between October 3-4. The suspect is believed to be responsible for breaking into several vehicles and stealing items during the late-night hours in both the Fair Oaks and Reston police districts.” [FCPD]

Reston Man Arrested for Damaging CUE Bus — “Officers responded around 6:05 p.m. [on Friday, Oct. 6] to the area of Jermantown Road and Orchard Street, for the report of someone vandalizing the interior of one of the city’s CUE buses.” Fairfax City police charged the man “with destruction of property and being drunk in public.” [Patch]

Charitable Film Festival Returns to Tysons — “Giving back is the most important thing that one can do in life — and no film festival does it better than the Washington West Film Festival, which returns to The Boro in Tysons, Virginia this weekend from Oct. 12-16…The lineup kicks off Thursday at the ShowPlace Icon with the opening night film ‘Anna,’ starring Ciarán Hinds and Jason Isaacs.” [WTOP]

McLean Playground Parking Lot to Close for Repairs — “The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin resurfacing and painting the Clemyjontri parking lot. The parking lot will be closed during the resurfacing and painting, but the park will remain open. Work will begin starting Tuesday, Oct. 24, and is expected to conclude on Thursday, Oct. 26, as the weather permits.” [FCPA]

Lawsuit Over Voting Rights Restoration Proceeds — “A federal judge allowed a lawsuit against Gov. Glenn Youngkin to proceed in a move that may provide more public insight into the Republican’s process for restoring voting rights…Virginia is the only state where people convicted of any felony lose their right to vote, serve on a jury and run for office — unless the governor restores it.” [VPM]

Vienna Awarded for Economic Development Efforts — “Vienna is getting national recognition for its economic development success with two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).” The town got gold for its 2023 Restaurant Week and a bronze award for the Economic Development Department’s website. [Town of Vienna]

It’s Tuesday — Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67 and a light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. At night, skies will be mostly clear, with a low around 46. There will be a west wind blowing 3 to 6 mph. []

Recent Stories

Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…

Reston Association is seeking candidates for its 2024 Board of Directors’ election. Four seats are open for the election, which will take place in March. Specifically, two at-large director seats…

Zombies, pirates and other virtual characters are about to be unleashed on Tysons, just in time for Christmas. Sandbox VR will launch its new virtual reality gaming experience at 1656…

Do the holidays have you stressed and busy? Worry not about what to wear as Live Fairfax has the Style Survival Guide for this season!

Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!

Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.

For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.

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