Our network

Families

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER STUDY TIPS; AVOID THE ACADEMIC ‘SUMMER SLIDE’

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER STUDY TIPS; AVOID THE ACADEMIC ‘SUMMER SLIDE’

LearningRx brain training centers in the Washington, D.C. area are helping parents avoid the academic “summer slide” by providing summer brain training tips. During the summer, kids can lose an average 2 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills and 25 percent of their reading skills. LearningRx suggests cognitive exercises and games that can build brain ‘muscle’ and be fun too. For a free booklet of games, or for more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“In many ways, the brain is like a muscle and the old adage “use it or lose it” certainly holds true,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “Mental exercise can keep the brain strong, just as physical exercise can keep the body strong,” said Loftus.

These exercises keep the brain energized while building cognitive skills, the underlying mental abilities needed to learn.

FATHERS’S DAY BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., JUNE 21; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

FATHERS’S DAY BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., JUNE 21; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a barbecue-style Father’s Day Brunch on Sun., June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 12 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include St. Louis ribs, corn-on-the-cob, macaroni and cheese, a variety of eggs, waffles, salads, meats, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

EASTER BRUNCH at CARMELLO’s, SUN., APR. 5; Kids 12 Yrs. Old and Younger Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring a family-style Easter Brunch on Sun., Apr. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is $30 per person (not inclusive), while kids 12 years old and younger eat free. The brunch will include a variety of eggs, waffles, paella, salads, meats, seafood, potatoes, pizza, biscuits, breads, fruits, desserts, as well as featured entrees. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com

Carmello’s Easter Brunch menu includes:  an omelet station, waffle station, pizza station, paella pan, Portuguese salad, bruschetta, cheese and meat platter, risotto fritters, crab fritters, calamari, home fries, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, tortellini crema rosa, penne Italiano, chicken marsala, assorted fruit Pplatter, ham, bacon, sausage, croissants, bagels and assorted desserts.

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
In celebration of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Apr.4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE, check out recycling craft demonstrations, enter an American Disposal raffle contest to win Washington National tickets, and take a look at an American Disposal trash truck. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE. Last year more than 400 residents attended Recyclefest, and brought more than 20,000 tons of recycling in just four hours.

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LEESBURG LEARNINGRx to HOST ANNIVERSARY EVENT, SAT. FEB. 28

LearningRx of Leesburg, Va. is celebrating their anniversary on Sat., Feb. 28 from
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 305 Harrison St., NE, Ste. 100A in Leesburg, Va. The family-friendly events offer door prizes like free LearningRx cognitive assessments, gift cards from Starbucks, and Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles, and many more. Refreshments and brain-boosting snacks like pumpkin trail mix, avocado gelato and blueberry smoothies will be served. Kids can enjoy Test Your Memory contests, Attention- Speed Races and Remember-the-Name game. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com/leesburg.

Limited parking is available in the adjacent parking, but street parking is accessible. The Leesburg LearningRx anniversary event is a family-friendly, indoor event.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to HOST a 30-min NUTCRACKER w/BRUNCH in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their pint-sized, 30-minute version of the Nutcracker for younger audiences, along with a breakfast on Sun., Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $38 for children, 10 and younger,  and $48 for adults. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for tickets.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Other ways to help to support Metropolitan School of the Arts: