Northern Virginias Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Feb. 16, 2022

Experience Painting with Goats in Vieena

Goat Yoga and Painting On Vienna PropertyBudding artists and farm animal enthusiasts living in a Vienna property are invited to Painting With Goats. No, the goats will not be doing any painting, but there will be goats present to serve as inspiration. The herd from Walnut Creek Farm will be present to provide inspiration for the paintings. In addition to serving as models, the goats will also provide snuggles, cuddles, and love. The talented goat artist, Shoshana Weissman will be on site providing step-by-step instructions for all participants.

This event will take place on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The location is Faith Lutheran Church, which is found at 3313 Arlington Blvd. in Arlington. The cost is $45 per artist, which includes all art supplies. Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, which is indoors. Purchase your tickets soon to make sure you get a spot. They are available here. Leave with new friends and a new painting to adorn the walls of your Vienna property. It’s always fun to see your own creation hanging on your wall at home.

This event is organized by Beth A. Wolfe Yoga. She is a yoga teacher who hosts a variety of specialty yoga events in the DC area. Watch for more events, such as goat yoga, yoga at the museum, puppy and kitten yoga, and more. In addition, she offers private lessons to groups, couples, and individuals. Find her at all sorts of venues around the area, such as the National Building Museum and Lost Boy Cider. Find more information about Beth and all of her offerings here. (https://www.bethawolfe.com/) Living in the DC area opens all sorts of doors for art, entertainment, fitness, and activities. There is always something going on in the area for those living in Vienna to participate in.

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Feb. 14, 2022

Embrace Music Lessons Virtually or In-Person with Studio Muse

Learn to play music at your Sterling home or in studio.Studio Muse offers virtual and in-person music instruction to those living in Sterling real estate and in the surrounding area. Private lessons are available for all ages and playing levels. Choose to pursue lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and/or Persian drums at the studio or virtually in your Sterling home. In addition, a variety of classes are available, including beginning violin, harp meditation, toddler musicians, drum circles, and chamber music groups.

A new session of Muse Chamber Music Groups is coming up from March through June 2022. The cost is $150 every month for three months. Participating in chamber groups is a really great way for students to practice and then perform with their peers. Students are placed in groups with musicians of a similar level. Chamber groups will work together to become better musicians and also to work on their pieces that they will perform at the group recital at the end of the course. Each practice session will be two hours long and occur once a week, either on Tuesdays or Saturdays.

During the practice sessions, participants will work with a teacher or guest artist. This program will begin on March 17th and go through June 11th. The practice day will be assigned once all participants are sorted into groups. As the program concludes, all participants will perform the pieces they worked on while participating in this program. The Muse Chamber Groups recital will take place on June 22th at 7:30 p.m. Parents, loved ones, friends, and music enthusiasts are all invited to the recital.

Please note that masks are encouraged for vaccinated participants and required for those who have not been vaccinated. Studio Muse is located at 23035 Douglas Ct. #210 in Sterling. Everyone living in Sterling real estate is invited to learn more about Studio Muse and the opportunity to participate in chamber groups here

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Feb. 9, 2022

More Fun at McLean Community Center

Family Fun Near McLean HomesThe McLean Community Center is offering several events in the coming months to those living in McLean real estate. Attending events at the community center is a great way to meet others in the community and make connections. Two big events that are coming up soon are the Sweetheart Parent and Child Dance and the Spring Community Parking Lot Trunk Sale.

The Sweetheart Parent and Child Dance will take place on Friday, February 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $20 for those who call McLean home and live in the MCC district, the cost for all others is $25. Each participant must register separately. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. This event is for all ages. Children can come to the McLean Community Center for a fancy date with their parent or guardian. This event is a great way to make lasting memories. The event will feature light refreshments, a dance lesson, DJ, photo booth, and crafts.

The other big event coming up is the Spring Community Parking Lot Trunk Sale. If you want to participate in the sale, start going through your stuff now. If you want to come shop for items for your McLean real estate, mark your calendars now so you don’t forget. The sale will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are coming to shop, it’s free to attend and registration is not required. If you would like to be a vendor, an adult vendor space is $20 for MCC district residents and $30 for all others. Youth vendors can get a spot for $5 for MCC district residents or $15 for all others. There can be up to 50 vendors at this event, so register early. Most vendors will be selling household goods, but a few commercial vendor spots are available. Find more details about both the trunk sale and the dance as well as links to register here.

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Feb. 7, 2022

Lucky Leprechaun 5K Runs Past Reston Homes

Run Near Your Reston HomeRunners living in a Reston home are invited to participate in the Lucky Leprechaun 5K. Even if you’re not feeling lucky, you will when participating in this race. It will take place on March 13th, 2022 at 8 a.m. at Reston Town Center. Join the race live or virtually, whichever you are most comfortable with. Registration is available now. The cost is $40 for adults and $30 for those 14 and under. From February 19th through March 13th, the price goes up to $45 for adults and $35 for those 14 and under.

Packet pickup is available at Potomac River Running Reston on Saturday, March 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday March 6th during store hours. All who pre-register will get sweet swag. This includes a commemorative Lucky Leprechaun race shirt, a swag item that’s still to be determined, a race bib, photo overlays, and a digital finisher certificate. Free race photos will also be available for download after the live race. You will be able to find yourself by searching for your bib number, so be sure to wear it on your outermost layer. Please note that no dogs or strollers are allowed on the race course.

The race will be timed by Commonwealth Race Management and will be electronically timed. Results will be available right after the race. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers in the live event. In addition, there will be awards for the top three male and female finishers in age groups. These will be in 5-year increments from 14 and under through 80. If you are running virtually, login to your PR Races account from your Reston real estate to upload photos, submit your results, and download your finisher certificate. Everyone living in a Reston home is invited to learn more about this race and consider

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Jan. 31, 2022

Need CPR or Lessons in First Aid in 2022?

Get Trained on CPR Neat Vienna HomesBecoming certified in CPR/First Aid is a terrific idea for anyone living in a Vienna home. This knowledge could come in handy during an emergency and even save a life. The Great Falls Foundation is sponsoring this full CPR/First Aid certification in Great Falls. This is being done in recognition of Jim Cassell. He is a longtime sponsor whose life was saved thanks to timely CPR and local heroes at the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

The class will be taught by certified trainers from the American Red Cross. It will cover CPR and First Aid for both adults and children. The cost for each participant is $125. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, contact Molly Hockman at 703.759.1952. You can also fill out this contact form if you would like to register for an upcoming class.

With Vienna real estate being very close to Great Falls, it’s easy for Vienna residents to participate in all the great things going on in Great Falls. The Celebrate Great Falls Foundation strives to build up the Great Falls community. They do this through community events and projects. The foundation was started more than 20 years ago and is in charge of community traditions such as Summer Concerts on the Green, the July 4th Parade, and the annual tree lighting in December. Other events include the Annual Golf Tournament, Halloween Spooktacular, and Winter Wine and Beer Tasting. In addition, this organization donates money to local schools and community projects. Currently, they are accepting donations for the Streetscape Project.

If you live in a Vienna home, keep an eye out for foundation events throughout the year. There are many fun things to do and it’s a great way to meet others who live in the area.

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Jan. 26, 2022

Great Falls Park Provides Over 800 Acres to Explore

Get Out and Explore the World Near Your Great Falls HomeAs spring approaches, it’s a great time to get out and experience the outdoors. Everyone living in Great Falls is lucky to have so many options for outdoor recreation nearby. Of course, many families enjoy spending time at Great Falls Park. This small National Park Service site sits on 800 acres on the banks of the Potomac. With a rich history, families enjoy exploring this area, taking in the sights, and getting some fresh air and exercise.

A few other nearby parks that are worth exploring are Cabin John Regional Park and Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. Cabin John Regional Park is located in Bethesda, DC. It has much to offer residents, including athletic fields, an ice skating rink, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and picnic areas. There are also hiking trails and campsites. During the summer, a miniature train runs through the park, so keep that in mind as the seasons change. Many facilities are handicap accessible, making this a park for everyone.

Another great park that is easy to get to from any Great Falls property is Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. Located in McLean, this park has several small parking lots and trailheads that lead into the stream valley park. One entrance goes to the stream and the other entrance has trails that lead to the bluffs that are above the Potomac River. If you are looking for challenging trails, this is a great place to go. There are many options, providing hiking opportunities for any skill level.

Although Northern Virginia is heavily populated, there are still many opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. From historic sites to parks to hiking spots, there is something for everyone just a short drive away.

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Jan. 24, 2022

So Much to See on CenterStage in Reston

CenterStage Near Reston Homes Brings Entertainment CloseThanks to Reston Community Center, many events and activities are available to those who call Reston home throughout the year. CenterStage, which is located at RCC Hunter Woods, is just one facet of the community center. CenterStage includes opportunities for arts education, exhibits and galleries, and community events. The calendar for events at CenterStage is full. There are opportunities to view movies, enjoy performances, and support community groups. Here is a look at a few of the events available in February.

On Saturday, February 5th, residents are invited to attend A Reading of American Moor With Keith Hamilton Cobb. Ticket prices are $15 for Reston residents and $20 for non-residents for this reading. The next performance takes place on Wednesday, February 9th when Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist comes to CenterStage. Ticket prices are also $15 for Reston residents and $20 for non-residents to hear this speaker.

At the end of February, enjoy an evening away from your Reston home viewing A Delightful Quarantine by the Reston Community Players. A Delightful Quarantine takes place in a suburban middle-class community. The lives of residents are upended when aliens land to take soil samples. The audience follows seven households as they try to cope with this less than ideal situation. Tickets for this show cost $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 65 and older, and $25 for students 18 and younger. Performances are available February 25th through March 12th.

Between dates of the play, graphic novelist Art Spiegelman will be coming to CenterStage. He will present What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? On Sunday, February 27th at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Reston residents and $30 for non-residents. Everyone living in Reston real estate is invited to view the CenterStage schedule and find links to purchase tickets here

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Jan. 19, 2022

Enjoy a Night Out with Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos

Experience Duelling Pianos Near Leesburg HomesThe time has come for those who call Leesburg home to start planning for Valentines Day. Don’t wait until the last minute and have to scramble for options. Whether you would like to take someone special out or if you just want to plan a fun girls night, there are many things to consider. One fun event that will be going on just before Valentine’s Day is Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos. This show will take place on Saturday, February 12th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Chefscape. This is located at 1602 Village Market Blvd. #120 in Leesburg.

The show will be a hilariously good time. It’s an all request improv comedy show with talented musicians. Tickets cost between $30 and $200 and all tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door, so make sure to buy them early. Blazin’ Keys services the Carolinas and locations all over the United States. They offer live dueling piano shows, solo piano shows, and specialty events and projects. The dueling piano show is high intensity and a major step up from your average piano bar.

For those who have not been to Chefscape, it’s a gem of the community. This unique venue houses up and coming local food and beverage businesses. It includes a food hall, bar, and performance stage. Everyone who lives in Leesburg real estate can enjoy a variety of rotating food options. Inventive cocktails are also available. The events calendar is jam packed with fun events, like the dueling pianos. There are trivia nights, DJ’s, live bands, and even an 80’s dance party. All who call Leesburg home are invited to take a look at all upcoming events and find a link to purchase tickets to Blazin’ Keys Dueling Pianos here.

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Jan. 17, 2022

Expand Your Musical Horizons in 2022 at The Barns and Wolf Trap

The Barns and Wolf Trap Liven Up 2022 Near Vienna HomesThe Barns at Wolf Trap offers many great shows each year to those living at a Vienna property. As it’s a National Park it’s green, clean, and well staffed. The acoustics are terrific and many amazing performers pass through. This venue is located at 1645 Trap Road in Vienna. Currently, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required for all shows at the Barns. This venue is celebrating 40 years and there are many great shows coming up at the end of January.

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana, and Herb Ohta Jr. will play on Thursday, January 20th at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets start at $27. These musicians come directly from the Pacific and bring folklore and cultural memory to all.

On Sunday, January 23rd, those living in Vienna are invited to come to see The Spanish Hour, Sharon Isbin, guitar. She will perform at 3 p.m. Isbin is a multi-Grammy Award-winning artist. On this day, she will explore rich Spanish solo guitar works. Tickets start at $44.

An Evening With Branford Marsalis features two performances. Come on Wednesday, January 26th or Thursday, January 27th at 8 p.m. Branford Marsalis is a saxophonist and leads a small, but intense jazz ensemble. The Branford Marsalis Quartet is known for their strong communication and unrivaled spirit. Tickets start at $68.

The final performance available in January is Enter the Haggis. This group hails from Toronto and combines bagpipes and fiddles with rock rhythm. They have powerful vocals and a Celtic-influenced sound. The show will take place on Friday, January 28th at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $28.

Everyone living in a Vienna property is invited to come to The Barns at Wolf Trap for a show. Come for one at the end of January or watch the calendar for a show that better suits your tastes in the future. View the performance calendar here.

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Jan. 14, 2022

The Magic of OZ Comes to McLean Community Center

Sparkly Red Shoes and Toto Come to McLean Community CenterThe McLean Community Center offers classes, special events, and opportunities to act to those living in McLean real estate. Open auditions are coming soon for a new production “Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland.” This production is a fun adventure full of familiar characters. Follow the meeting of Dorothy and Alice when a young man puts off his book report until the last minute. In a strange place, somewhere between Wonderland and Oz, many characters intermingle. See what happens when the Mad Hatter, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and White Rabbit meet and try to avoid the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen.

Anyone ages 10-16 who lives in McLean real estate is invited to audition. Open auditions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 18th and 19th, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Callbacks by invitation will take place on Thursday, January 20th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rehearsals for the show will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from late January through early March. Keep in mind that more rehearsals may be necessary if the director and producer decide they are needed. Attendance at rehearsals is mandatory and if cast, each actor is required to pay a $150 participation fee. Anyone interested in auditioning must fill out the Spring Production Audition Form.

The performance dates are set for Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th at 2 p.m. at The Alden. This is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. in McLean. Anyone who is interested in auditioning is invited to learn more here. While at the site, check out more information about upcoming performances, classes, trips, and special events. There is always something going on for both adults and children at the McLean Community Center.

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