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A fall sunrise at Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

McLean HS Graduate Wins World Series — “Congrats to McLean HS alum Josh Sborz, who threw the final strike to win the World Series with the Texas Rangers…Sborz also pitched for the University of Virginia, where he led the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2015 College World Series title and was named MVP.” [FCPS/Facebook]

Politicians Make Final Pre-Election Pitches — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared in Virginia “to urge Democrats to vote against the Republican legislative candidates championed by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R)…Volunteers and campaign staffers fanned out in districts across the state Saturday, urging residents to cast ballots immediately on the last day of early voting or whipping them up to visit the polls Tuesday.” [Washington Post]

FCPS to Review Grading Policy Changes — “Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia is planning to reconvene its equitable grading practice advisory committee soon, Sloan Presidio, the school’s chief academic officer, said at last week’s school board meeting. The committee, Presidio said, is planning to review some of the grading policy changes that the…school system made last year.” [WTOP]

New Reston Movie Theater Company May Revive Other Sites — “Look Dine-In Cinemas is scouting Greater Washington for lifeless movie theaters to reanimate, now that it’s planted its flag with an initial location in Northern Virginia…The company is focused for now mainly on retrofits of former theaters, a model that is faster to market than building new.” [Washington Business Journal]

Officials Celebrate Finish of Route 29 Path — “The Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County celebrated today the new continuous shared-use path along northbound Route 29 between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street…The project constructed missing segments of the shared-use path along the roughly one-third of a mile stretch of northbound Route 29.” [VDOT]

Supreme Court Hears Case on Red Flag Laws — “If the Supreme Court overturns the federal law that prevents someone with a domestic violence restraining order from owning firearms, some worry about what this means for red flag laws.” Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano says he fears the court will “continue down this extreme path” and invalidate federal and Virginia laws. [WUSA9]

Veterans’ Day Events Planned Around Route 1 — “Veterans Day falls on Saturday, Nov. 11 this year, and in commemoration of the observance, several organizations and places around the Richmond Highway Corridor are holding events over the next few weeks. Following are several of the events we’re tracking” [On the MoVe]

A Deep Dive Into Centreville History — “Centreville, Virginia, derived its name from its central location among key Northern Virginia cities and towns. Originally called Newgate in the 1760s, this name was inspired by a local tavern owned by William Carr Lane, which took its name from a London prison.” [Ghosts of DC]

It’s Monday — Expect a mostly sunny day with a high around 63 degrees and light winds that will increase from the south at 5-8 mph in the afternoon. At night, the skies will turn mostly cloudy and the temperature will dip to about 53 degrees. []

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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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Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Fellowship Square, improving the lives of 800+ older adults with very limited income and resources by providing affordable housing and supportive services.

Experience a festive holiday fundraiser complete with savory wines & craft beers, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, exciting


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