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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Book fair at Chinese school offers cultural and language enrichment

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) --- Chinese Americans can get their hands on books that have traveled halfway across the globe.

A Chinese book fair officially opened at the American Chinese School inside the campus of Richard Montgomery High School, Sat., Jan. 11, 2014. 

"The First Washington Winshare Book Festival," sponsored by Chinese Outlook News newspaper, partnered with the school for the three-week book fair.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony included Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Dr. David Wang, Principal of American Chinese School and representatives from the newspaper.

SEE PHOTO GALLERY ABOVE OF THE BOOK FAIR

The book fair was an ideal fit for the Chinese school, because the books cater to the Chinese-American community, according to the Chinese Outlook News' Executive Director.

Free Summer Fun For The Family

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - Summer officially begins today! Now that everyone is out of school, it's time to enjoy the summer. We've put together some fun free activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson of hit TV show “Pretty Little Liars” and box office hit “Spring Breakers,” appeared at a Los Angeles 7-Eleven store to take the ceremonial first Slurpee sip of summer. 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season as the country heats up for summer this Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer is making summer #Awesummer with Summer Slurpee Days – a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink offer Friday through Monday, May 24-27, at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS  at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).