Dec 13, 2012
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The Washington Examiner presents Girls World Expo 2013


Who: Girl Scout Teens

When: Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Convention Center, Washington DC


The one-day, fun-filled Expo where young women have an opportunity to explore different college and career choices with the help of mentors and experts in those fields, learn how to create a healthy body image through good food and exercise choices, unlock the secrets of staying safe online and in life, and hear success stories from creative women leaders representing a wide variety of professions. Programs include:

  • Seminars on hot topics, such as body image, bullying, self-esteem and managing relationships.
  • A street-style marketplace with local vendors displaying clothing, jewelry, books, art and salon items.
  • A science fair, "Bright Ideas," showcasing inventions from local middle school and high school girls
  • A college and career fair featuring successful local women from companies, colleges and trade schools who will provide information on career paths, degree programs and internships.
  • A runway fashion show featuring local girls in stylish outfits of all sizes.
  • An art show, live music and dancers.
  • A brunch celebrating the "Girls of Merit"

Girl Scouts receive a "buy one, bring a friend free" discount when they use the code: GSCNC


Contact: For questions and more information about the expo, or if you're interested in being a part of the college/career fair or a marketplace vendor for the event, please e-mail varinda@girlsworldxpo.com


For more information: www.girlsworldexpo.com


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Maryland Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: December 14-16 and 21-23, 2012

Where: Robert R. Parilla Performing Arts Center
51 Mannakee St
Rockville, MD 20850


Maryland Youth Ballet's award-winning holiday classic, "THE NUTCRACKER" a full-length traditional ballet, has been thrilling audiences for 22 years with gorgeous costumes, sets, and its cast of accomplished students.  Groups of 10+ attendingmay have a special meet & greet with costumed ballerinas.  Reservations must be made in advance.


To register: Please call MYB at 301-608-2232 or email: info@marylandyouthballet.org for further information.


Creative Arts Program - Arts Council of Fairfax County


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: Most of our artists' programs run from 45 minutes to one hour; they are also willing to work with your group to meet your particular needs.


Where: Artists can perform at any location of your choice.


CAPs connects high-quality, juried artists and art groups to audiences throughout Northern Virginia. Our artist roster includes dancers, musicians, theater, storytellers, and other educational acts from 14 states and Canada. When your troop or service unit subscribes to CAPs, you receive access to our online directory of artists, including videos of performances, photos, contact and booking information. Groups can then contact artists directly to book workshops and performances, which are perfect for Thinking Day, as well as cultural and educational programming.


Fees: $75 annual subscription fee + artist fees


To Subscribe: https://artsfairfax.org/index.php?option=com_acctexp&task=subscribe


Contact Erin Daga, CAPs Assistant, at (703) 642-0862 ext. 7 or edaga@artsfairfax.org for more information.    

Honor Flight: A Lasting Tribute


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages


When: December 7, 2012


Where: DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, DC

Scheduled for the 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, to honor World War II veterans at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight: A Lasting Tribute hopes to honor the service of all veterans and host a premiere screening of the documentary "Honor Flight."


This free event is open to the general public. For more information, please visit www.honorflight.org/lastingtribute

Tavern Overnight: Agent of Change Journey

Who: Girl Scout Juniors

When: November 9, February 8, March 1, March 15, April 12, April 19, May 3, June 7
All from 7pm Friday night to 8:30am Saturday morning

Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Complete two-thirds of the It's Your World-Change It leadership journey for Junior Girl Scouts by joining Gadsby's Tavern Museum for an overnight that walks girls step by step through what makes a great leader and how to lead a project of their own.  The evening will use the story of how the museum buildings were saved as a case study for creating their own community-changing project.  Girls will complete the Power of One and Power of Team sections of the journey and begin planning their community project for the final Power of Community section.  Troops will need to take action and carry out their project at home to complete the journey.

Fees: Girl: $30, Adult: $20
$3 per activity patch, $10 for souvenir t-shirts, $11 for patch and t-shirt combo (pre-order only)

To register:  Purchase tickets online at www.gadsbystavern.org.  Click the "How do I purchase tickets" link and it will take you directly to our online shop page.  Payment is due in full at time of purchase and there are no refunds except for weather cancellations.  Be sure to select the Junior Overnight.

Preparing for a Ball

Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors

When: January 26 and April 27; Approx. 1 hour long.  

Where: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Balls were a girl's favorite thing to do in the 18th century.  Explore the tavern where famous balls like George Washington's Birthnight Ball were held.  Girls will walk away with their own hedgehog and dance steps after learning about decorative food prep and 18th century dancing.  

Fees: Girl: $6, Adult: $6, Tagalong: $6 (5 and older)

To Register: Contact Michele Longo by email: Michele.longo@alexandriava.gov.  Emails should include troop number and level, mailing address, and phone number in addition to time of program and number of people interested in registering.

For More Information: www.gadsbystavern.org


International Spy Museum  

Exquisitely Evil Family Night 


Who: Girl Scouts of All Ages

When:  Friday, January 11, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: International Spy Museum
800 F Street
Washington, DC 20004

Your mission: Enjoy an evening of family BONDing! You are invited for a secret after-hours infiltration of the Museum's newest exhibition, Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains. Families are welcome to this exclusive viewing of the new exhibition complete with Code Cracker competitions, Bond Spy Trivia contests, SPY snacks, hot cocoa, and a chance to explore all forms of spy tradecraft. Eye patches optional.

Fees: $14
Price includes exclusive after-hours admission, SPY snacks and hot cocoa, scavenger hunt, prize competitions, and more!

To register: http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/exquisitely-evil-family-night/2013-01-11/  



Dine-Around Series  


Are you working toward your Gold Award? Have you already earned your Gold Award? If so, we'd love to have you join us for one of our 

Dine-Arounds this season.


What's a Dine-Around? Dine-Arounds are informal dinners, brunches, teas or other events that are hosted by Women's Advisory Board members at their homes or businesses.  They are a unique chance to gain insight from successful women and will prove to be an amazing networking session. Please note there is no cost to attend a Dine-Around.


Dine-Around Opportunities


Let's Communicate Dine-Around

When: Wednesday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC

Let's Communicate hosted by Debra Silimeo, Sr. Vice President, Hager Sharp and Linda Loranger, Sr. Vice President & Director (Health Policy Team), Burness Communications


Mexican Fiesta Dine-Around

When: Sunday, January 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Arlington, VA

A Mexican Fiesta hosted by Karen Penn, Sodexo Health Care Market & Government Services and Kathy McKinless, Archdiocese of Washington


Securing Cyber Space Dine-Around

When: Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Herndon, VA

Securing Cyber Space hosted by Patricia Titus, Vice President & Chief Security Information Officer, Symantec


Gift of Hearts Bake-Around

When: Sunday, February 10, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: McLean, VA

Gifts of Heart Bake-Around hosted by Abby Mackness, Morpotrak and Jeri Fellerman, Wells Fargo  


English Tea Dine-Around  
When: Sunday, February 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Alexandria, VA

English Tea hosted by Margie Auer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Abby Mackness, Morphotrak and Marilyn Burroughs, New Leaf Collaborative Architecture & Design


Dine-Arounds are added regularly so check back often: www.gscnc.org/dine_arounds.html 


To register: email dinearounds@gscnc.org with the following information: name, girl and parent email, contact phone #, Senior or Ambassador, troop #.

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November thru December 13
Tuesdays 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursdays 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Directions: http://www.gscnc.org/Centreville_Mini_Shop.html



November thru December 13 
Tuesdays 3:00 - 7:00PM

Thursdays 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Gaithersburg_Mini_Shop.html 



WE ARE Closed Monday 12/24 & Tuesday 12/25 and Tuesday 1/1 for the Holidays 



Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM (11/10, 11/17, 12/1)

Directions http://www.gscnc.org/Martinsburg_Shop.html


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM (PLEASE NOTE: CLOSING AT 5:00PM on 12/20 and 12/27) 

Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM (PLEASE NOTE: CLOSED ON 12/22 and 12/29) 









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