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Networking Lunch with GMBA & Falls Church Chamber

Meet the Candidates for the 53rd District House of Delegates
Delegate Marcus Simon
Sarah White

Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Italian Cafe,7161 Lee Highway, Falls Church

RSVPs are required, RSVP NOW!
$30 members
$35 non-members

Masks must be worn during the networking portion of the meeting.
Wolf Trap Celebrates 50 Wondrous Years

Or in the words of Arvind Manocha, CEO and President of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 50 Years Together, the tagline Wolf Trap chose to roll out the 2021 season.
I wonder if Catherine Filene Shouse had any idea what her donation in 1966 of 100 acres to the National Park Service would mean to the DC Metro Area? Wolf Trap is the first and only National Park of its kind, a National Park devoted entirely to the arts.

The completion of the 7,000 seat
amphitheater in 1971 saw the first opening act on July 1. I’m sure that Mrs. Shouse was in attendance at that and many more performances until her death 23 years after the inaugural show.
 Wolf Trap’s 2021 season started with reduced audiences of about 25% capacity, but for August and September performances, they are at full capacity.

For a list of the shows for the rest of the season, view the schedule
Whether you are a fan of Joan Jett, ABBA, Harry Connick Jr., Zaki Hussain, Classic Albums Live performs Led Zeppelin IV, want to listen to the National Symphony Orchestra, or find something magical happening in the Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods, there is something for everyone.
I have many fond memories of my own attendance over the years. A storyteller in the Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods, listening to concerts while seated on the lawn (where you can bring your own picnic), sitting inside the Filene Center during a fierce rainstorm and a Peter, Paul and Mary concert where I looked around wondering who all of those old people were in attendance with me.

Check out the remaining events at Wolf Trap and make sure you get there as they continue to celebrate 50 Years Together.

Written by Karen Hammond, The Hammond Agency & GMBA Board Director .
Member News, Events & Promotions
Smell of Love Candles - Massive Giveaway!


To celebrate and give back, we're running our BIGGEST giveaway to date!

One lucky family member will win 10 full-sized candles! YES! 10!!

For more information and to enter to win, click here!
First Baptist Church of Merrifield - 151st Church Anniversary & Homecoming
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12 - 3PM
Sunday, September 19, 2021. 10 - 3PM

The First Baptist Church of Merrifield will kick off our 151st Homecoming Anniversary Weekend on Saturday, September 18 and Homecoming Sunday Service on Sunday, September 19.

Immediately following the worship service we will have a soft opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony followed by Lunch on the Grounds. More info.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Real Life Concerts are Back!

Check out the full summer schedule!