Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Events at Jammin Java, JCC Northern Virginia can keep you busy on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Not celebrating Christmas? Here are some nearby happenings on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Eve Humorist Rob Tannenbauam brings his show "Good for the Jews" to Vienna's Jammin Java at 7 p.m. For more info and ticket info, click here. Christmas Day JCC Northern Virginia's J Fest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family at this carnival-type event at the JCC Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Fee per family (up to 6 people): $20/ $15 JCCNV member For ticket info and registration, click here. Also at JCCNV on Tuesday - A Fiddler on the Roof Sing-a-Long, 3 p.m. This free film showing is a musical ending to the JCCNV J Fest activities. Camp it up and enjoy the classics like If I Were a …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Creating a frugally festive home with some easy craft ideas.
The beginning of December brings an itch I'm so tempted to scratch! The craft aisles call to me and Pinterest beckons me to make those wonderful holiday crafts that I pinned oh so long ago! I've yet to find all my holiday decoration boxes, and I know I have more than enough to decorate my abode. However, every year I want something new and festive for the holidays, and that can lead to a lot of money spent on knick knacks that spend 11 months in a basement box. Rather than totally succumbing to temptation, I'm using my crafty ways for good, and finding holiday decorations that I can make using Dollar Store purchases, and items I already have around the house. So, get out your glue guns and paint brushes; it's time for some Christmas …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas from me to you!
I don’t have a lot of happy memories to share with you Patch readers today. Growing up poor doesn’t lend itself to big celebrations, fancy feasts, or elaborate trees encircled with gifts. Christmas at my grandparents' wasn’t much better than Christmas at my dad’s house or Christmas at my mom’s house. My grandparents had a tree one year that I recall, but I think it was too messy (or too much trouble or too expensive or something along those lines.) My grandmother did always have a large candelabra for the picture window and two smaller candelabras for the bedroom windows. “Candelabra” is a rather magnificent word to describe a seven light or three light plastic holder of bright C-7 orange bulbs. My father always had a tree, but it was …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Has technology changed how you send holiday greetings?
Facebook and other social media sites have changed the way many of us communicate with friends and family, especially those who live far away. How will you send your holiday greetings this year? Email has moved from a business tool to a personal one, which has created a revolution in how we communicate that has already impacted the post office and stationery industry. In an instant we can send our greetings to our neighbor or to our cousin in Australia. But email feels like business communication still and it brings a formality no matter how many emoticons people add. We are trained to wince at email backgrounds or have them stripped by our mail servers. Including too many links or attachments can mean that the messages don’t reach our …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Schedule of services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Looking for a Christmas Eve service to attend? Many local churches will hold candlelight services on Christmas Eve, and two churches have services on Christmas Day. Epiphany Lutheran Church will hold multiple services on Christmas Eve. There will be a family Christmas celebration at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Lessons and Carols service at 7:00 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11:00 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church of Dale City invites everyone to join them on Christmas Eve for worship. All Saints' Church will have a Eucharist service with a children's sermon at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with two candlelight Eucharists at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Childcare will be available for the 5:00 p.m. service. On Christmas Day, the church will…
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Hylton High School Planetarium presents its Christmas show, The Star of Bethlehem
The Irene V. Hylton Planetarium at C.D. Hylton High School hosts a spectacular Christmas laser light show discussing what might have been the star of Bethlehem, plus a tour of the night sky in Prince William County and a light show set to holiday music. There are two show dates left: Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Potomac Crest Baptist Church is participating in the Angel Tree program to give Christmas gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated
During a rough economy, Christmas is hard enough for many families. For children of prisoners, the holidays can be especially difficult. One local church is joining with a nearby ministry to help make Christmas morning better for the 1.7 million children with an incarcerated parent. Potomac Crest Baptist Church in Woodbridge participates in Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship, located in Loudoun County. Paper angels, listed with the child's name and wish list, are placed on Christmas trees where area families can select and purchase the gifts to be given in the parent's name. Angela Blanton, the coordinator for the church, collected information from the children's caretakers and arranged the angel tree for a Sunday morning. The …