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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.

Sunset Cinema Coming Soon

It’s almost time for Sunset Cinema to start up in Falls Church. Starting on Friday, September 3, free film screenings are held at Cherry Hill Park at 312 Park Avenue in Falls Church, VA. The movies are always family friendly and will be held every Friday at dusk.

Bring blankets, bug spray, and your own picnic if you would like! The dates of the other screenings will be Friday, September 17 and 24. If there is inclement weather, the movie nights will still happen, but they will be moved to the Falls Church Community Center near the park at 223 Little Falls Street.

 

Lighting Up in Restaurants Leads to Arrest

As of December 2009, according to Virginia state law, smoking in restaurants is prohibited. Some people have been ignoring this new regulation and have had to face consequences. Police in Falls Church arrested nine smokers last week after receiving numerous complaints about people smoking in a group of Vietnamese restaurants in Eden Center. Four more people were arrested for allowing the smokers to light up.

All of the arrests that occurred last week were in the 6700 block of Wilson Boulevard in the center of Seven Corners. Those arrested were given citations and fines.

Looking for Some Inexpensive Fun?

Whether it's for a date-night, an outing with your friends, or just some family fun, Bowl America will not disappoint. For only $6.99 (http://www.bowl-america.com/special699.asp ) you and your boyfriend, spouse, friends, or kids can bowl all night long and enjoy an evening of fun! Located at 140 S. Maple Ave in Falls Church, VA, Bowl America offers regular bowling events from glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Bowling every night of the week, tournaments, and traditional leagues.

At Bowl America there is also plenty of bar food and drinks available at the alley. The neighborhood establishment is open from Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Private parties and banquets are available upon request!

Check out more information at http://www.bowl-america.com/.

 

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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Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To 6-Year-Old Girl

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) - A 45-Year-Old man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl Thursday, August 12, in Falls Church, police said.

Investigators said the incident allegedly happened near 6298 Seven Corners Center just before 2 p.m.

According to police Jose Ricardo Rivera, exposed himself to the girl while she was waiting for a bus with her mother.

Police said Rivera fled from the bus stop after the incident but was located nearby.

He has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Detectives believe that there may be additional witnesses in this case and are asking those witnesses to contact Crime Solvers at (866) 411-TIPS (8477), or text TIP187 plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call Fairfax County Police at (703) 691-2131.

35th Annual Fall Festival & Taste of Falls Church

The City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division will host the City’s 35th Annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church on Saturday, September 11. The Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Park located at 312 Park Ave in Falls Church, VA.

Come join ring in the fall with live music, amusement rides, pony rides and arts and crafts! There will also be lots of local businesses and civic organizations represented at the festival. You will even get a chance to sample cuisines from various restaurants in town as a part of the “Taste of Falls Church.” The cost will be $3 per taste or 10 tastes for $25.

Admission to the festival is free and it will be happening rain or shine!

Here is the stage entertainment lineup: