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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.

 

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/.

 

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:  

School Lunch Prices Moving Up to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Falls Church City Schools are committed to “Going Green” this upcoming school year. In an effort to promote sustainability, the schools are marking up lunch prices. The costs are coming from using recyclable paper trays, instead of Styrofoam waste. The school lunch prices will see an increase by 6% that was approved by the Falls Church City School Board to fund the new trays.

Falls Church Public Schools Introduces New Payment Service

The Falls Church Extended Day Care Programs are introducing a brand new service called EZ-EFT, a easy payment service that allows you to pay for your child care automatically. All you have to do is fill out a simple form that allows the day care program to bill your financial institution on the date necessary. Now you will not have to worry about late fees, checks, or dropping the checks off.

The EX-EFT payment program does not have any extra fees when linked to a personal bank account, however, there is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card transactions. You can print out your own form or pick it up at the Extended Day Care Office.

Local Shop Will Aid in a Healthy School Year

“Have Your Cake and Eat it Too” is helping lead the charge to fight childhood obesity. Lowry Martin is the CEO and President of this shop that makes healthy, delicious muffins. These muffins are made with fresh fruits and vegetables and natural ingredients and will be served in local schools in your neighborhood, Falls Church.

Aligned with the Michelle Obama’s initiative “Let’s Move” to raise a healthier generation of kids, Martin’s shop also is making an effort by visiting schools or classrooms. She and her team give an “Hour of Power” which includes a healthy eating discussion, exercise session, healthy word game, and easy quick recipe is prepared before the audience.

Some of Martin’s muffins include “Banana Surpise,” “Berry Very Blueberry,” Squashyalicisous,” and “Oh! That Corn.” These healthy and delicious muffins will be distributed in local Falls Church schools this fall.