Viennaand OaktonViennaTaste of ViennaServes UpFood and FunNews, Page 7Family FunBegins in MayNews, Page 4Opinion, Page 6 ❖ Entertainment, Page 12 ❖ Sports, Page 9 ❖ Classifieds, Page 10Photo by Donna Manz/The ConnectionVienna RotaryHonors ‘ServiceAbove Self’News, Page 3Firefighter/EMT Zach Smith, Master Police Officer Ken Smith,and Town of Vienna Public Works supervisor Luis Blandonare honored by the Rotary Club of Vienna with the2014 M. Jane Seeman Service Above Self awards.Viennaand OaktonInsideSummer●CampsLocal Media Connection LLCEducation&ActivitiesSummer●Campsonline at www.connectionnewspapers.com2015Education& April 29 - May 5, 2015online at www.connectionnewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015 ❖ 1

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Photos by Donna Manz/The ConnectionNewsVienna/Oakton Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic703-778-9414 or‘Service Above Self’Awards presented to outstandingVPD, VVFD and town employees.By Donna ManzThe ConnectionThe Rotary Club of Viennaawarded 2014 M. JaneSeeman Service Above Selfawards to outstanding membersof the Vienna Police Department,Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, andTown of Vienna staff on April 22. Each ofthe three recipients received a personalizedinscribed plaque and his department receivedan updated perpetual plaque commemoratingthe latest award. The policedepartment and the fire department weregiven checks, as well.Vienna Rotary Community Services DirectorGeorge Creed hosted the awards program.Creed presented the plaques to VVFDfirefighter/EMT Zach Smith, Vienna PoliceDepartment MPO Ken Smith, and PublicWorks supervisor Luis Blandon for technicaland community outreach.Zach Smith has put in more than 350volunteer hours during his four-year tenurewith VVFD. He is a firefighter and EMT,an ambulance driver and officer, and runsthe recruitment center, screening applicantsto the volunteer fire department.Narcotics detective MPO Ken Smith wasrecognized for his contributions to theVienna community and his background asundercover officer for Fairfax County. In theVienna department, he is a squad leader andmentor to newer police officers. Ken Smithhas 11 years of police work.Public Works supervisor Luis Blandon wasnominated and recognized by his departmentfor his community outreach. PublicWorks director Dennis Johnson calledBlandon the “on-site go-to” man. Wheneverthere is construction in a neighborhood,Blandon goes out to the community, talkingto the residents, answering questionsfrom them and keeping them informed ofprogress.The Rotary Club gave out a substantialcheck to the Town of Vienna Departmentof Parks and Recreation. A portion of thatFirefighter/EMT Zach Smith accepts the M. JaneSeeman Service Above Self award from Vienna RotaryCommunity Services Director George Creed. RecognizingSmith’s outstanding volunteer contribution to theVienna Volunteer Fire Department is Chief JohnMorrison and Deputy Chief Jeff was dedicated to a new roof for thestage on the Town Green. Special thankswent out to Vienna developer Tommy Staatsfor his assistance with the execution of theproject.The funds that Rotary donated to the policedepartment is earmarked for thedepartment’s bicycle team for equipment.VVFD will apply the funding toward theGeorge Creed ofthe Rotary Clubof Vienna presentsa check toCathy Salgado,on behalf of theTown of ViennaParks andRecreation. Thefunds go towardrecreationprograms andrestoration ofthe roof of thestage on theTown Green.purchase of equipment, as well. The morningof the awards program, VVFD took deliveryof its new transport medic unit andwent out on its first call the same morning.The truck cost the department $270,000.Donations to community nonprofits in2015 from 2014 ViVa! Vienna! proceedsequal approximately $180,000. ViVa!Vienna! returns to the Historic ChurchVienna MPO Ken Smith is honored by the RotaryClub of Vienna with the M. Jane Seeman ServiceAbove Self award for leadership within the ViennaPolice Department. Honoring Smith is Vienna PoliceChief Jim Morris and Deputy Chief Dan Janickey.Town of Vienna Public Works supervisor Luis Blandonis honored with the M. Jane Seeman Service AboveSelf award for his efforts within the town to maintaincommunication with residents subjected to constructionchallenges. Dennis Johnson [right] calls Blandonhis “on-site go-to” man. Vienna Rotary CommunityServices Director George Creed congratulates Blandonon his award.Street corridor Memorial Day weekend forthe annual three-day festival featuring food,amusement rides, more than 300 vendors,and live entertainment. Net proceeds fromViVa! Vienna! are distributed back to thecommunity throughout the following year.To learn more about Rotary Internationalor to join Vienna Rotary, go RegencyTysons OpensA ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, April22, to officially open Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center,the first full-service hotel to open in the Tysons Cornerarea in more than 20 years.The 18-story, 300-room property is designed to offerbusiness and leisure travelers an upscale hotel experience,featuring rich design, modern guestrooms, and state-ofthe-artmeeting space – all in the heart of downtownTysons Corner. Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center is partof the Tysons Corner Center expansion and revitalizationwith the shopping mall, Silver Line Metro Station, andnew residential and office space.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comPhotos by Rassi Borneo/Timeline MediaRibbon cutting ceremony: Fromleft — Mina Garwargy, guestexperience agent, Hyatt RegencyTysons Corner Center; BarryBiggar, president, Visit Fairfax;Supervisor Lynda Smyth (D-Providence);Tim Steffan, senior vicepresident, Macerich; Dave Phillips,senior vice president, Hyatt HotelCorporation; Dan Amato, generalmanager, Hyatt Regency TysonsCorner Center, and Ray Messina,director of sales, marketing, andevents at Hyatt Regency TysonsCorner Center.Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015 ❖ 3

NewsFamily FunBegins in MaySummer Concert Series, ViVa!Vienna! highlight spring andsummer fun.By Donna ManzThe ConnectionVienna Farmers Market opens forthe season on Saturday, May 2,with seasonal greens, plants, andfamily entertainment. The marketis a producers-only market, and is sponsoredby the Optimists of Greater Vienna.The market is open every Saturday throughOctober.The Vienna Farmers’ Market takes placein the back lot of Faith Baptist Church, 301Center Street South, across the street fromWaters Field.For a list of vendors and to keep apprisedof special events, go to byDonna Manz/The ConnectionFriday and Sunday evenings, theTown Green fills with families andfriends who come for live music onthe stage.PUBLIC WORKS DAY; THURSDAY,MAY 14, 2 to 6 p.m.; Northside PropertyYard, 600 Mill Street NETown of Vienna Public Works employees– the ones operating heavy equipment thatlittle kids envy – show off their tools of thetrade at the annual Public Works Day. Childrenget to climb on backhoes, front-loaders,and garbage trucks, and crawl into policevehicles. They hang out in little groupsand they can safely move around the heavyequipment.The volunteers hand out “hard hats” andoffer an assortment of packaged snacks,drinks, novelties, and balloons. Temporarytattoos and freshly-popped popcorn arepopular.Raffle prizes include construction toys.VIENNA TOWN GREEN SUMMERCONCERT SERIES kicks off Friday, May15, with Mama Tried - bluegrass music. Fridaynight concerts are sponsored by WholeFoods Vienna. Free. Bring a blanket, lawnchairs and a picnic as live music fills theevening air. Little kids move up to the stagearea and dance their little feet away. Adultschat with friends and neighbors. It’s smalltownVienna at its best.Check, Parks and Recreation,for concert times.AFTERNOON ON CHURCH STREETCELEBRATIONS, monthly, May throughOctober, last Sunday of each month.From 1 to 5 p.m. the last Sunday of everywarm-weather month, Historic ChurchStreet becomes a pedestrian mecca. Freeentertainment and open shops, themed activitiesand friendly folk, make for a familyfocused“fun” day. Church Street Sundayopens on May 31 with the “Avenue of Art.”The Town of Vienna opens up its property yard with family-friendlyactivities, for Public Works Day, with the enormous display of heavy-dutytrucks on Thursday, May 14 this year.VIVA! VIENNA! FESTIVAL AND CEL-EBRATION, Memorial Day weekend, HistoricChurch Street corridor.The Rotary Club of Vienna, in partnershipwith the Town of Vienna, produces NorthernVirginia’ biggest, most fun-filled summerholiday festival. On Memorial Dayweekend, ViVa! Vienna! kicks off on Saturday,May 23, with food vendors, amusementrides, and live entertainment. Sunday andMonday, the Historic Church Street corridorturns into a rollicking, musical festivalof merchandise, craft and service vendors(more than 300 of them), carnival food,amusement rides for kids and teens, andtwo stages (main and children’s).ViVa! Vienna! schedule:❖ Saturday, May 23: Food and rides open10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; live entertainment runs10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ❖ Sunday, May 24, Foodand rides open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; live entertainmentruns from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.and vendors are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.❖ Monday, May 25, Vendors, rides, and entertainmentrun all day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Shuttle buses leave from Madison and theVienna Metro station for ViVa! Vienna.Rotary International is a service club and100 percent of proceeds from ViVa! Vienna!go to charitable, community, and humanitarianorganizations.For entertainment schedule, special activities,and a list of vendors, go to STORIES AND SPRIN-KLERS, Wednesday, beginning June 24through Aug. 5.On the green behind Freeman House,young kids can listen to a story and, then,run through the sprinklers watering thelawn of the Town Green. Come at 1 p.m.for the story and 1:30 p.m. for sprinkler fun.Sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc. and theA vendor displays fresh asparagushe brings to the Vienna Farmers’Market.Town of Vienna.JULY 3 FIREWORKS AND ENTERTAIN-MENT, Friday, July 3; Yeonas Park for livemusic; Southside Park hosts the fireworksdisplay.What would Independence Day in Viennabe like without a fireworks display? Well, itwould be like a laser show but that is a distantmemory. The Vienna Community Centeris undergoing renovation and will beclosed as of June 1 so no annual Fourth ofJuly festival takes place there this year.But live entertainment and fireworks continuethe tradition … except the 4 th of Julyfireworks display is on the 3 rd of July in2015. “Fat Chance” kicks off the festivitiesat 7 p.m. at Yeonas Park. Next door, atSouthside Park, fireworks go off at 9:15 p.m.July 4 th features a fun-fair on the TownGreen sponsored by the Town of Vienna.Details not yet available.4 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015

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OpinionVienna & OaktonFostering Connections, FalteringWhy are federal dollars acceptable for roads,but not for helping foster children?While there is plenty of competitionfor the title “most vulnerable,” fosterchildren are certainly amongthem.In Fairfax County right now, there are morethan 240 children in foster care. There is nobenign way to end up in foster care. Fosterchildren are victims of abuse and/or neglectsignificant enough for them to be removedfrom their families. On Tuesday, April 29, theFairfax County Board of Supervisors announcedthat May is Foster Care and FosterFamily Recognition Month.Ironically, May, 2015 could be a monthof uncertainty for older foster childrenin many places in Virginia because of afailure in the Virginia General Assembly.About 50 foster children a year “age out” ofthe foster care system in Fairfax County. Thereare children who may have spent much of theirlives in foster care, and reach the age of majoritywhile they are still in foster care, withoutbeing reunited with their families or beingadopted.“The research shows that our youth whohave been in foster care are extremely traumatized,”said Carl E. Ayers, director of theVirginia Division of Family Services. “Childrenwho have aged out of foster care are muchmore likely to be homeless, to end up in psychiatrichospitals, to end up in jail, to be youngparents, to be on public assistance and just ingeneral have higher rates of poverty. If you canthink of a negative outcome, that’s what weCommentaryBy Christian PaaschIn today’s marketing environment,it seems as though onegender cannot make progresswithout disparaging another.However, a few inspiring and refreshinglypositive television adshave recently managed to gainpopularity while avoiding this pitfall.I applaud Dove, Nissan andToyota for having the courage tostep away from the norm and, indoing so, not only bring men intothe mainstream picture of themodern American parent, but alsofor doing so in a way that is perhapsmore innovative than anythingelse: championing one genderwithout attacking, alienatingor poking fun at the other gender.Toyota has done a terrific job ofbridging the strong bond betweenfathers and daughters. In thecompany’s latest ad, Toyota depictsthe various stages of adaughter’s life where her dad isthere to console, protect, guideEditorialsee [at high rates] with foster children whoage out.”But right now, about 150 young people between18-21 who are receiving foster care servicesin Virginia, with as many as 50 of themhere in Fairfax County, are discovering thatbecause the General Assembly failed to pavethe way for Federal “Fostering Connections”funding, they could be aging out sooner thanthey expected.In 2008, President George Bush signed theFostering Connections Act that gives states theability to use federal dollars for children whowere in foster care up until the age of21.In Virginia, the General Assemblypassed in 2014 a plan for implementation thatrequired legislation in 2015 session. But thatbill died in committee, and Virginia FamilyServices has begun the process of letting localagencies, like Fairfax County Department ofFamily Services, that once a foster child turns18, they must be transitioned out of foster care.By spending a little over $3 million, the statecould have gained more than $10 million infederal money to help these emerging adultsat a critical moment. Savings to localities wouldhave been more than $3 million.But instead, foster children 18 or older willneed to have services transitioned. Ayers saysthe department will work with local agenciesto be sure that none ends up homeless, no oneends up in the hospital. But for youth in fostercare 18 or over, a new plan will have to beLearn More: Foster CareOrientation meeting, second Monday monthly, 7 p.m.Department of Family Services, Pennino Building12011 Government Center ParkwayFairfax, VA out, and each such youth will have todeal with one more uncertainty.“It is very, very important that no one isturned on the street,” said Ayers, citing specificinstructions that local agencies contacthim personally if they are having trouble identifyingservices for any of the youth beingtransitioned.Localities got the word via a “broadcast”memo on April 15, and are still sorting outwhat it all means.In Fairfax County, the goal is for youth whoare currently in foster homes to be able to stayin them by shifting how they are served, butthere will certainly be a financial impact.“With this being so new, our immediate stepwas to see exactly which kids will be affected,timelines and expectations,” said NannetteBowler, director of Fairfax County Family Services.“We’ll scramble and do an assessmenton all these children to figure out we can supportthem given what has occurred.“We’re going to have … look any avenue thatwe can to be sure these children are not derailed.”Stand by, because it is going to take a villageto raise these children.— Mary Kimmmkimm@connectionnewspapers.comCelebrate Mom, Dad—Without Selling One Shortand eventually, set out into theworld with tears in his eyes. Themessage of the ad is to make boldchoices — what better term todescribe what any parent wouldwant for his or her child, in particulara daughter?In a seeming balance to Toyota,Nissan focused on the relationshipbetween a father and his son. Perhapstoo stereotypically, the fatherhere is depicted as the absent father,a race car driver in this instance,and the son looking on,wanting to be just like his father.Of course, the soundtrack to thiscommercial is none other than“Cats In The Cradle,” but thankfully,the father realizes before it’stoo late that his son needs to physicallysee him and know that theirrelationship is more importantthan any job.Dove has arguably the mostmoving, yet simple ad: clip afterclip of young and adult childrencalling for “Dad” or “Daddy” atvarious stages of their lives. FromWrite Usthe toddler needing help to theadult calling his father with thewonderful news of a pregnancy,the commercial ends with a simplequestion and answer: “Whatmakes a man stronger? Showingthat he cares.”So why do these ads matter?Why are they so special? Hereagain, the answer is simple: becausethey are a rarity. Becausethey champion the roles dads playin the lives of children, both boysand girls, without denigrating thecrucial and complementary rolemothers play in those samechildren’s lives. This spirit of genderequality is one to celebrate andemulate.In fact, the path these three companieshave forged serves as amarketing model for others andreminds parents everywhere thatthey are parents first, united by thelove for their children and madestronger by a mutual appreciationof their unique strengths and differences.Christian Paasch is chair of the NationalParents Organization in Virginiaand has been appointed by Virginia Gov.McAuliffe to Virginia’s Child SupportGuidelines Review Panel. He lives in Alexandria.Email Connection welcomes views on any public issue.The deadline for all material is noon Friday. 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Photos by Donna Manz/The ConnectionNewsPaddy Barry’s Irish Pub served a steadystream of customers all day. The Reubenbites were big sellers.Culinaria Cooking School, which drawsstudents from all over Northern Virginiato the recreational cooking classes, offeredsmall plates.Serving Up Food and FunSponsored by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, theannual Taste of Vienna draws hundreds of visitors.The 2015 Taste of Vienna was the chilliest foodfestsince its inception – and cloudy, as well - but theweather did not appear to keep away local and notso-localfolks from coming by to sample signaturedishes of popular restaurants, and, if you were a kid,to bounce in the bounce house. Tables and chairswere set up under tents.Friends found one another and the community metthe faces from their favorite restaurants.The family-focused food festival is sponsored bythe Vienna Volunteer Fire Department; proceeds benefitthe department with funding for new equipmentor mortgage pay-off.Nearly 30 restaurants served up a myriad of dishes,from American-style savories and sweets to Irish andBritish, Asian, Italian, Indian and Latin samplings.Fresh Market Vienna gave out complimentary bagsof chips and popcorn and recyclable shopping bags.Yuengling ice cream, all-natural with unique ingredients,made its public Vienna debut. Chefs and studentsfrom Culinaria Cooking School pooled theirtalents, as well.Throughout the day, musicians performed livemusic on–stage, and Vienna Vintner poured wines.The rain kept away until late in the day, close towhen the 4 th annual Taste of Vienna was scheduledto close down.On Wednesday morning, April 22, VVFD’s newTaste of Vienna browsers stop for acrabcake sample at Maplewood Grill’stent.transport medic unit was delivered and made its firstcall. Donations make new equipment possible.For more information on volunteering with theVienna Volunteer Fire Department, go to— Donna ManzVienna BusinessAssociationmembersstaffed the beertent. VolunteersTracey Murphy,Mike Davis,Linda Colbert,and James andElaine Cudneytake a momentto enjoy thecamaraderie.Photo courtesy ofVienna BusinessAssociationwww.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015 ❖ 7

FaithVienna Church to HostCommunity Rummage SaleEmmanuel Lutheran Church (2589 Chain BridgeRoad, Vienna) will host a community rummage saleSaturday, May 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Patrons should expectto find toys, clothing, home goods, indoor andoutdoor furniture, books, music, movies and more.Proceeds from the sale will support the church’s participationin this year’s youth gathering in Detroit,Mich. Emmanuel’s high school students will join withother church youth and mentors from around thecountry in fellowship, worship and community servicein city neighborhoods.Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna.“Participants in the youth gatherings never forgetthe experience and come back changed. We sent agroup of more than 30 to the 2012 gathering in NewOrleans, and we hope to have enough resources tosupport sending a large group again this year,” saidAndrew Buck, Emmanuel’s director of youth ministries.Visit These Houses of WorshipTo Highlight Your Faith Community,call Karen at 703-917-6468Welcoming, Diverse, ProgressiveST. ANNE’SEPISCOPALCHURCH • Reston8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II5:00 p.m. Come Just as You Are Contemporary ServiceNursery care provided at 10:00 a.m. serviceThe Rev. James Papile, RectorThe Rev. Laura Cochran, Assoc. Rector703-437-6530www.stannes-reston.org1700 Wainwright Dr., RestonFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VIENNA450 ORCHARD STREET, NWVIENNA, VA 22180703-938-8525fbcvoffice@verizon.netwww.fbcv.orgSUNDAY WORSHIP, 7:45 AM & 11:00 AMCHURCH SCHOOL 9:30AM-10:30AMMIDWEEK SERVICES, WED. 7:00 PMLocal Nursery Closing After 42 Years~ Going Out of Business Sale ~NEWNew GuineaTomato PlantsNursery StockImpatiens 97¢$1.9925% OFF!4" Pots4" PotsAll JapaneseNEW ShipmentsMaples35% OffCitrus andNew ShipmentFlowering~ Over 100Varieties ~TropicalsFREEESTIMATES!Patios, Walkways,Retaining Walls,Landscapingand so much more!6050-75% OffPottery30% OffAll Trees2014 &PriorFollowus:Lowest PricesSince 2008!Bagged,ShreddedHardwoodMulch$3.49(3 cu. ft bags)Free Estimates703-999-2928New Shipmentsof Perennialsand Annuals9023 Arlington Blvd.,Fairfax, Virginia2 miles west of I-495 on Rt. 50.1 mile from I-66 (Vienna Metro)703-573-5025Open 7 days a weekSee our Website for more➠Bulk Mulch$19. 99 cu. yd.RR Ties • Startingat $14.99 eachBathroom Remodel Special $6,850Celebrating 15 Years in Business!TWO POOR TEACHERSKitchen and Bathroom RemodelingFaith NotesFaith Notes are for announcementsand events in the faithcommunity. Send to Deadlineis Friday.Annual yard sale/flea marketwill be held again this year onSaturday, May 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. atthe Great Falls United MethodistChurch,10100 Georgetown Pike,Great Falls (703-759-3705) - rainor shine. You can reserve a 10’x10'space for $20 (check made out toand mailed to Great Falls UnitedMethodist Church) to sell your owntreasures or donate items to thechurch (we will pick up). Comeshop, donate and/or sell your ownthings. This year space renters areasked to come early (anytime after6 a.m.) and park in our lower lotonce they have unloaded. Tablescan be rented for $10 as long asthey last. Make sure you take allyour items with you once the eventis over at 2 p.m.Barbeque at Antioch ChristianChurch. The community isinvited to a Barbeque in honor ofPastor Randy Beeman, pastor ofthe Antioch Christian Church, 1860Beulah Road, Vienna. PastorBeeman’s ministry ends June 1. Hebegan as the pastor of the church in2009 and has served as the ViennaPolice Chaplain and served withFellowship of Christian Athletesand Arise Campus ministry atGeorge Mason. The Barbeque takesplace on Sunday, May 3, at 12:30p.m. in the church fellowship hall.There will be barbeque and countrydancing. To orcall 703-242-2186Select yourproducts fromour MobileShowroomand DesignCenterFully Insured &Class A LicensedEst. 1999Visit our website: www.twopoorteachers.com8 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015

www.ConnectionNewspapers.comSportsMorris’ 4 Goals Lift McLeanBoys’ Lax Over MadisonHighlanderssnap two-gamelosing skid,Warhawks fallto 5-2.By Jon RoetmanThe ConnectionThe McLean andMadison boys’ lacrosseteams enteredThursday’scontest having each recentlysuffered the first loss in theirrespective seasons.Thanks to a stellar effortfrom senior Alex Morris, it was McLean that made areturn visit to the win column.Morris scored a game-high four goals and the Highlandersbeat the Warhawks 9-5 on April 23 at MadisonHigh School. McLean improved to 9-2 whileMadison fell to 5-2.Morris, who will play collegiately at Ohio State,scored a pair of goals in the second quarter to helpMcLean build a 6-1 halftime advantage. He added agoal in the third quarter and one in the fourth, givinghim 38 in 11 games this season.“He’s a dynamic player,” third-year McLean headcoach Nick Worek said.McLean won its first eight games of the seasonbefore losing to South County 9-6 on April 18. TheHighlanders lost again four days later, falling toChantilly 11-8.“Those two teams we lost to were fantastic,” Woreksaid. “South County and Chantilly, we’re talking topfive or six teams in the region …”AGAINST MADISON, McLean held a five-goal leadat halftime, but the Warhawks turned up the heat,scoring twice in the first 32 seconds of the secondhalf. Madison possessed the ball for much of the thirdquarter, but the Highlanders escaped with a 7-4 lead.“Coming out of [back-to-back losses], I think ourguys were a little bit bummed out — we were ridingpretty high,” Worek said. “They were bummed likeany high school kid would be. Tonight, I thought theyreally showed a lot of composure, especially in thefirst half. We really shared the ball well.“… We had a really nice meeting after the last lossand the seniors really stood up and said, ‘Hey, we’restill OK, here. We have a good team.’”Morris said the Highlanders didn’t lose confidenceafter tasting defeat for the first time in 2015.“Practice became more intense,” Morris said. “Wereally focused, we’re really ready to get back out thereand start improving on what we didn’t do as wellthe games before.”Junior midfielder Jack Benson scored two goalsfor McLean. Owen Pilewski, Zane Mason and JustinGibbons each scored one.Gibbons, who will play collegiately at the Universityof Michigan, has 32 goals for the season.Worek also praised some of McLean’s defensiveplayers, including senior goalie Michael Dolan, whoPhoto by Craig Sterbutzel/The ConnectionMadison senior Jacob Stein (14) scored a goal againstMcLean on April 23.finished with 11 saves.“Michael Dolan is tremendous,” Worek said. “[Hewas a] first-team all-conference player last year [andhe’s a] captain. [Senior defenseman] Jordan Coleback there is going to Army. You can’t ask for a betterleader than a kid going to West Point.”Worek led McLean to a 10-4 record last season,which ended with a double-overtime loss to LakeBraddock in the 6A North regional tournament.At 9-2, McLean is positioned for an even betterresult this season. The Highlanders opened the campaignwith a 9-4 victory over rival Langley on March17 — the first time in program history McLean defeatedthe four-time state champion.“Beating Langley was a big deal at the start of theyear,” Worek said. “That’s a huge rivalry. Just to dothat and get that monkey off our backs, that washuge.”The Highlanders have also shown they can winclose games, going 4-0 in one-goal contests.While McLean snapped its two-game skid, Madisonsuffered its second straight loss after a 5-0 start.The Warhawks suffered their first defeat of the seasonon April 16, losing to Langley, 11-6.While Madison fell short against McLean, headcoach Alex Gorman said the Warhawks showed improvementfrom their previous game.“I think last week, we did not look good. Tonight,we played better,” Gorman said. “We responded better.I think we can build off this. I think sometimeswhen you start off winning, you get complacent andyou make mistakes. Last week, our mistakes hurt usa lot. This week, it wasn’t so bad.”Madison junior attackman Cheech McLallen scoreda pair of goals against McLean. Palmer Lloyd, RobbieMcLallen and Jacob Stein each scored one.“Madison played so hard,” Worek said. “They aretremendous.”Madison reached the state final in 2013 but failedto qualify for the region tournament in 2014.NEXT UP for McLean is a home game against SouthLakes at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Madison willtravel to face Fairfax at 7 p.m. on Friday.“[McLean has] two of the best players in the region,”Gorman said about Morris and Gibbons.“When we don’t possess the ball well enough, theycan do some damage when they head the other way.”Photos contributedKaleem Shah (right) with Bob Baffert before the 2014Breeders Cup which Bayern Won at Santa Anita Park.Vienna’s Horse inKentucky RaceMeet the Vienna man whoowns the favored horse in theKentucky Derby.By Brian McNicollKaleem Shah won’t havea wager on Saturday’sKentucky Derby. “I donot gamble,” he says.But he will have much morethan a rooting interest. Shah,who lives in Vienna, is theowner of Dortmund, one of thefavorites in this year’s Run forthe Roses.Shah grew up in Bellary insouthern India. His father, ahorse trainer who twice wonthe Triple Crown of India, toldhim not to get into the businessuntil he earned a degree andmade money on his own so hewouldn’t have to go through thehand-to-mouth existence ofmany horse people.So after earning a degree inelectrical engineering in India,Shah came to the United Statesand earned graduate degreesfrom Clemson and GeorgeWashington University. In 1989,he founded CALNET, a governmentcontracting firm, and builtit into a multimillion-dollarcompany.Then, in 1996, he got intohorse racing. He started small,purchasing inexpensive horsesin Maryland, then began tomove up. In 2014, his horse,Bayern, won the Haskell Stakes,the Pennsylvania Derby and aBreeders Cup race. “We wereknocking on the door last year,”he said. “This year, we got in.”And in a big way. Dortmundis a co-favorite – “I would behonored if he were the favorite,but it’s going to be close,”Kaleem Shah with wifeLubna in the saddlingarea at Santa Anita ParkShah says – with a horse knownas American Pharaoh. Bothhorses are trained by BobBaffert. Shah’s father is knownas the Bob Baffert of India.Shah says his horse “arguablycould be among the best of hisgeneration. He has these longstrides … he can cover as muchdistance with one stride as mosthorses do in two.”So far, Dortmund is six-for-sixand won the Santa Anita Derby,a key prep race.Shah said he will go to Louisvillea couple of days early andlooks forward to spending timeon the track’s backside. “That’swhere the action is,” he says.On race day, he looks forwardto “doing the walk (through thepaddock area) with my son.”It will be easy to pick outwhich horse is Shah’s. Hisowner silks are the stars andstripes of the U.S. flag. “It’s becauseof my love for this country,”said Shah, who became aU.S. citizen in the early 1990s.“I support the country. I supportthe troops. The country hasdone so much for me and forall of us.”Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015 ❖ 9

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Classified101 Computers 101 ComputersHDICOMPUTER SOLUTIONSJENNIFER SMITH ❖ Serving the Area Since 1995➣ Speed Up SlowComputers➣ Virus Removal➣ Computer Setup➣ Help with Windows 8571-265-2038Jennifer@HDIComputerSolutions.com21 Announcements 21 Announcements21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 AnnouncementsPlease check back next week forKenny’s Column703-778-9411Zone 1 Ad Deadline:Monday NoonHOW TO SUBMIT ADS TONewspapers & OnlineCLASSIFIEDDEADLINESZones 1, 5, 6.....Mon @ noonZones 2, 3, 4.....Tues @ noonE-mail ad with zone choices to:classified@connectionnewspapers.comor call Andrea @ 703-778-9411EMPLOYMENTDEADLINESZones 1, 5, 6.....Mon @ noonZones 2, 3, 4.....Tues @ noonE-mail ad with zone choices to:classified@connectionnewspapers.comor call Andrea @ 703-778-9411ZONESZone 1: The Reston ConnectionThe Oak Hill/Herndon ConnectionZone 2: The Springfield ConnectionThe Burke ConnectionThe Fairfax ConnectionThe Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton ConnectionZone 3: The AlexandriaGazette PacketThe Mount Vernon GazetteZone 4: Centre View NorthCentre View SouthZone 5: The Potomac AlmanacZone 6: The Arlington ConnectionThe Vienna/OaktonConnectionThe McLean ConnectionThe Great Falls Connectionearlier today21 AnnouncementsABC LICENSEDavid Hassain trading as CafeParamount, 1425 S. Eads St.Arlington, VA 22202. Theabove establishment is applyingto the VIRGINIA DEPART-MENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEV-ERAGE CONTROL (ABC) fora Wine and Beer off Premiseslicense to sell or manufacturealcoholic beverages. DavidHussain, ownerNOTE: Objections to the issuanceof this license must besubmitted to ABC no later than30 days from the publishingdate of the first of two requirednewspaper legal notices. Objectionsshould be registeredat or800-552-320021 AnnouncementsABC LICENSEDavid Hassain trading asBelvedere Market, 1600 NorthOak St. , 1425 S. Eads St.Arlington, VA 22209. Theabove establishment is applyingto the VIRGINIA DEPART-MENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEV-ERAGE CONTROL (ABC) fora Wine and Beer off Premiseslicense to sell or manufacturealcoholic beverages. DavidHussain, ownerNOTE: Objections to the issuanceof this license must besubmitted to ABC no later than30 days from the publishingdate of the first of two requirednewspaper legal notices. Objectionsshould be registeredat or800-552-320021 AnnouncementsABC LICENSEAmerican Tandoor TysonsCorner, LLC trading as AmericanTandoor, G021U TysonsCorner Center, Mclean, VA22102. The above establishmentis applying to theVIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OFALCOHOLIC BEVERAGECONTROL (ABC) for a Wineand Beer On and Off & MixedBeverage Restaurant (seatingcapacity over 150) license tosell or manufacture alcoholicbeverages. Karan Singh,ManagerNOTE: Objections to the issuanceof this license must besubmitted to ABC no later that30 days from the publishingdate of the first of two requirednewspaper legal notices.objections should be registeredat 800-552-3200.21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 AnnouncementsNOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’SALE OF PROPERTY OWNED BY HUNTER MILL EAST, L.L.C.LOCATED AT 1623, 1627, AND 1631 CROWELL ROAD, VIENNA, VIRGINIA; 627 HUNTERMILL ROAD, VIENNA, VIRGINIA; AND AN ADJACENT PARCEL LACKING AN ADDRESSSALE TO BE HELD AT THE FAIFAX COUNTY CIRCUIT COURTMAY 7, 2015, AT 10:00 A.M.In execution of a certain Deed of Trust and Security Agreement dated May 5, 2008, and recordedMay 5, 2008 in Deed Book 19918 at Page 1894, as amended by a certain Amendment toDeed of Trust and Security Agreement dated October 14, 2009, and recorded October 15,2009 in Deed Book 20741 at Page 0680, each among the land records of Fairfax County, Virginia(collectively the “Deed of Trust”), made by HUNTER MILL EAST, L.L.C., a Virginia limitedliability company, now securing CATJEN LLC, a Virginia limited liability company (the “Noteholder”),default having occurred in the payment of thedebt secured thereby, and being instructed to do so by the Noteholder, the undersigned SubstituteTrustees will offer for sale the property described below at public auction by the main entranceto the Fairfax County Circuit Court, located at 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030on May 7, 2015,beginning at 10:00 a.m.The real property encumbered by the Deed of Trust that will be offered for sale by the SubstituteTrustees is commonly known as 1623 Crowell Road (Tax Identification Number: 0184-08-0003), 1627 Crowell Road (Tax Identification Number: 0184-08-0002), 1631 Crowell Road (TaxIdentification Number: 0184-08-0001A), 1627 Hunter Mill Road (Tax Identification Number:0184-01-0023), and an adjacent parcel lacking a street address (Tax Identification Number:0184-01-0026B), all located in Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, as more particularly describedin the Deed of Trust, and all improvements, fixtures, easements and appurtenances thereto(the “Real Property”). The Real Property will be sold together with the interest ofthe Noteholder, if any, in the following described personal property at the direction of the Noteholderas secured party thereof, as permitted by Section 8.9A of the Code of Virginia of 1950,as amended the (“Personal Property”): Improvements, Fixtures and Personalty, and any and allother personal property and any proceeds thereof as more particularly describedin the Deed of Trust (the “Personal Property”). The above described Real Property and PersonalProperty are collectively referred to as the “Property.”TERMS OF SALEALL CASH. The property will be offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be conveyed bySubstitute Trustees’ Deed (the “Substitute Trustees’ Deed”) subject to all encumbrances, rights,reservations, rights of first refusal, conveyances, conditions, easements, restrictions, and all recordedand unrecorded liens, if any, having priority over and being superior to the Deed ofTrust, as they may lawfully affect the property. Personal Property, if any, shall be conveyedwithout warranty by a Secured Party Bill of Sale.The Substitute Trustees and the Beneficiary disclaim all warranties of any kind, either expressor implied for the property, including without limitation, any warranty relating to the zoning, conditionof the soil, extent of construction, materials, habitability, environmental condition, compliancewith applicable laws, fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability. The risk of lossor damage to the property shall be borne by the successful bidder from and after the date andtime of the sale. Obtaining possession of the property shall be the soleresponsibility of the successful bidder (the “Purchaser”). A bidder’s deposit of $250,000.00 (the“Deposit”) by certified or cashier’s check shall be required by the Substitute Trustees for suchbid to be accepted. The Substitute Trustees reserve the right to prequalify any bidder prior tothe sale and/or waive the requirement of the Deposit. Immediately after the sale, the successfulbidder shall execute and deliver a memorandum of sale with the Substitute Trustees, copies ofwhich shall be available for inspection immediately prior to the sale, and shall deliver to theSubstitute Trustees the Deposit and the memorandum of sale. The balance of the purchaseprice shall be paid by the Purchaser. Settlement shall occur within thirty (30) days after thesale date, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE with regard to the Purchaser’sobligation. Settlement shall take place at the offices of Venable LLP, 8010 Towers CrescentDrive, Suite 300, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182 or other mutually agreed location. Purchasershall also pay all past due real estate taxes, rollback taxes, water rents, water permit renewalfees (if any) or other municipal liens, charges and assessments, together with penalties andinterest due thereon. The Purchaser shall also pay allsettlement fees, title examination charges, title charges and title insurance premiums, all recordingcosts (including the state grantor’s tax and all state and county recordation fees, clerk’sfiling fees, congestion relief fees and transfer fees and taxes), auctioneer’s fees and/or bid premiums,and reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements incurred in the preparation of thedeed of conveyance and other settlement documentation. The Purchaser shall be required tosign an agreement at settlement waiving any cause of action Purchaser may have against theSubstitute Trustees, and/or the Beneficiary for any condition with respect to the property thatmay not be in compliance with any federal, state or local law, regulationor ruling including, without limitation, any law, regulation and ruling relating to environmentalcontamination or hazardous wastes. Such agreement shall also provide that if notwithstandingsuch agreement, a court of competent jurisdiction should permit such a claim to be made, suchagreement shall serve as the overwhelming primary factor in any equitableapportionment of response costs or other liability. Nothing herein shall release, waive or precludeany claims the Purchaser may have against any person in possession or control of theproperty. If any Purchaser fails for any reason to complete settlement as provided above, theDeposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs of the sale, including Trustees’ fees, and thebalance, if any, shall be delivered to the Beneficiary to be applied by the Beneficiary against theindebtedness secured by and other amounts due under the Deed of Trust in accordance withthe Deed of Trust or applicable law or otherwise as theBeneficiary shall elect. There shall be no refunds. Such forfeiture shall not limit any rights orremedies of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary with respect to any such default. If theproperty is resold, such re-sale shall be at the risk and the cost of the defaulting bidder, and thedefaulting bidder shall be liable for any deficiency between its bid and the successful bid at there-sale as well as the costs of conducting such re-sale. Immediately upon conveyance by theSubstitute Trustees of the Property, all duties, liabilities and obligations of the Substitute Trustees,if any, with respect to the Property so conveyed shall be extinguished, except as otherwiseprovided by applicable law./s/ Henry F. Brandenstein, Jr., Substitute Trustee/s/ Patrick W. Lincoln, Substitute TrusteeFOR INFORMATION CONTACT:Henry F. Brandenstein, Jr., Esq.Venable LLP8010 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 300Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182(703) 760-160028 Yard SalesHuge Church Yard SaleTo Benefit4 NoVa Charities.2709 Hunter Mill Rd Oakton22124. Sat, May 2nd,7-1pm, Indoors. Cash Only.U-U Congregation ofFairfax, www.uucf.org21 Announcements 21 Announcements21 Announcements 21 Announcements21 Announcements 21 AnnouncementsLEGAL NOTICESeaWatch Plantation Owners Association, Inc. v.Estate of Patricia A. Stewart, et al.Civil Action No. 2015-CP-26-2266Court of Common Pleas, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, HorryCounty, South CarolinaTO: RICHARD ELAMYOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint inthe above referenced Civil Action within thirty (30) days afterthe first publication of this Summons and to serve a copy ofyour Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff’s attorney at thefollowing address:Butler Law, LLCAttn: Dan V. Butler, Esq.1293 Professional Drive, Ste 224Myrtle Beach, SC 29577For your information, the Complaint was filed March 25, 2015with the Clerk of Court for Horry County, South Carolina. Youcan obtain a copy of the Complaint from the Office of the HorryCounty Clerk of Court located at 1301 2nd Ave, Conway,South Carolina.If you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid,the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demandedin the Complaint and judgment by default will be renderedagainst you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.The Answer must be in writing and signed by you or your attorneyand must state your address, or the address of yourattorney if signed by your attorney.BUTLER LAW, LLCDan V. Butler, Esq.1293 Professional Drive, Ste 224Myrtle Beach, SC 29577Ph: (843) 855-3157Email: dbutler@butlerlaw.netAttorney for the Plaintiff26 AntiquesWe pay top $ for STERLING,MEN'S WATCHES,JEWELRY, COSTUMEJEWELRY, FURNITURE,PAINTINGS AND CLOCKS.Schefer Antiques703-241-0790theschefers@cox.netwww.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015 ❖ 11

Photo by Teresa Castracane/1 st StageCalendarSend announcements to Deadline isFriday for the following week’s paper.Photos/artwork encouraged.THROUGH SATURDAY/MAY 66 Artists: 5 Years. The FrameFactory, 212 Dominion Road NE,Vienna. An exhibition and sale ofartwork by local artists: JackieElwell, Elaine Floirmonte, DebbieGlakas, Lisa Neher, Sarah Swart andBarbara Wagner.V042915-601 HORIZTHROUGH/FRIDAY MAY 17Old Wicked Songs. Fridays 8 p.m.Saturdays 2 & 8 p.m. Sundays 2 & 7p.m. Set in Austria in the mid-1980s,Old Wicked Songs explores passion,music, forgiveness, and renewalthrough the eyes of generationallydivided Professor Mashkan and hisnew American student, StephenHoffman. General admission ticketsare $28. Senior (65+) tickets are$23. Student and military tickets are$15. Group discounts are available.Tickets can be purchased online or by callingthe 1 st Stage box office at 703-854-1856.THURSDAY/APRIL 30U.S. Navy Band Commodores JazzConcert. 7 p.m. McLean HighSchool, 1633 Davidson Road,McLean. The U.S. Navy BandCommodores, the Navy’s premier jazzensemble, presents a concertprogram featuring exciting vocal jazzarrangements, classic big band hits,and fresh instrumental music.THURSDAY-SUNDAY/APRIL 30-MAY 3“Young Frankenstein.” Thursday,April 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 1at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 at 2 &7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3 at 2p.m. George C. Marshall High Schoolis located at 7731 Leesburg Pike,Falls Church. Come and betransported back to Transylvaniawith Dr. Frederick Von Frankensteinand a zany cast of characters. Ticketsare $15 for Adults, $10 for students/seniors. Note: This productioncontains language and content thatmay not be suitable for youngchildren. Visit for more details.FRIDAY/MAY 1Jam Session. 7-9 p.m. Vienna ArtCenter, 115 Pleasant St., NW,Vienna. Acoustic musicians and fansare invited to join a jam session atthe Vienna Art Center, playingacoustic instruments and singing inan environment featuring woodfloors and surrounded by original art.Free.McLean Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12p.m. Fridays, May 1-Nov. 20. 1659Chain Bridge Road, 1-2“Bye Bye Birdie.” 7:30 p.m. Flint HillSchool, 10409 Academic Drive,Oakton. One of the most belovedrock and roll musical shows of ourtime. A delightful show for all ages,this musical is full of youthful energyand contains hit numbers like: “A Lotof Livin’ to Do,” “Put on a HappyFace,” “Kids,” and “Telephone Hour.”Reserve your seats here:“Other Desert Cities.” 2 p.m. ViennaCommunity Center, 120 Cherry St.,SE, Vienna. “Other Desert Cities” tellsthe story of the fictional Wyethfamily — a clan led at the top by amother and father highly regarded inThe U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazzensemble, presents a concert program featuring excitingvocal jazz arrangements, classic big band hits and freshinstrumental music at McLean High School, 1633Davidson Road, McLean, on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.old Hollywood circles and admiredby Republicans for their service toand friendship with the Reagans intheir heyday. Reserve tickets:vtcshows@yahoo.com6 Artists: 5 Years - an exhibition and sale of artwork bylocal artists: Jackie Elwell, Elaine Floirmonte, DebbieGlakas, Lisa Neher, Sarah Swart and Barbara Wagner. AtThe Frame Factory, 212 Dominion Road NE, Vienna, untilMay 6.SATURDAY/MAY 2Vienna Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12p.m. Faith Baptist Church ParkingLot, 301 Center Street South, Scout Troop 13 of Oakton/Reston/Vienna AnnualRummage Sale. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Proceedsfrom the rummage sale will supportthe Troop’s camping, skilldevelopment, and leadershipprograms. Please call and leave amessage at 571-295-6413 or Plant Native Sale. 8-11 a.m.The Great Falls Grange Pavilion,9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.Buy a variety of indigenouswildflowers, including bluebells,trees, shrubs and ferns that benefitour watershed, woodlands and fauna.Native plants are as beautiful asinvasive ornamentals and exhibit abetter rate of survival. It’s the rightthing to do for the environment, andthe proceeds will help supportsummer staff and educationalprograms at Riverbend Park.Free Community Carnival. 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Oakton United MethodistChurch, 2951 Chain Bridge Road,Oakton. Free games and food and funfor all ages. Comic Book Day. Game On!Comics, 310 Dominion Rd NE,Vienna. Game On! Comics in Viennais one of thousands of comic bookshops around the world celebratingthe biggest day in the comic bookindustry and comic art form,Saturday, May 2. On Free ComicBook Day, over 5.6 million comicbooks will be given away byparticipating stores, introducing asmany people as possible to thewonders of comic books.PRS, Inc. Raising the Stakes forHope & Recovery Benefit5 – 9 p.m. Event hosted at the home ofGary & Tina Mather in McLean,Virginia. PRS Kentucky Derby andCrisisLink Link Up & Live are proudto announce the first annual Raisingthe Stakes for Hope & RecoveryBenefit. Join in for an eveningfeaturing the 141st Run for theRoses, elegant hors d’oeuvres, MintJuleps, mocktails, fun photoopportunities, Silent and Liveauctions and more as two eventsbenefiting the community cometogether as one. Tickets: $150; Moreinformation: 3Tysons Regional Chamber ofCommerce Charity 5K. 7 a.m.Tysons Corner Center, 1961 ChainBridge Road, McLean. Race dayregistration begins at 7 a.m.; racetime is 8:30 a.m. This race willbenefit the Insight Memory CareCenter (IMCC) who is providing awide range of services to people withAlzheimer’s disease and their familiesfor over 30 years in Fairfax County.Tysons Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2p.m. NADA Campus, Greensboro &Westpark Drive.www.tysonspartnership.orgFRIDAY/MAY 8Precious Treasures. 7-9 p.m. ViennaArt Center, 115 Pleasant Street NW,Vienna. Members of the Vienna ArtsSociety exhibit and sell originalartworks in several continuing showsin the area. Pick up a map oflocations and meet featured artistMadeleine. The exhibition, whichfeatures the Jamie BrooksRetrospective continues until May.30.SATURDAY/MAY 9McLean-Langley Relay for Life. 6p.m. Cooper Middle School, 977 BallsHill Road, McLean.The Langley-McLean Relay for Life team will behosting their event at Cooper MiddlePhilip Hosford as Professor Josef Mashkan in 1 st Stage'sproduction of “Old Wicked Songs.” Fridays 8 p.m. Saturdays2 & 8 p.m. Sundays 2 & 7 p.m.www.1ststagetysons.orgSchool. The event will consist of anall-night, fun-filled evening featuringgames, live music, dancing, food, ALuminaria Ceremony, a banquet forcancer survivors, and much muchmore! All proceeds from the eventwill go directly to the AmericanCancer Society to promote cancerresearch. Help us meet our $125,000goal to win the fight against cancer!Day of participation entry fees are$10,*to stay all night, participantsmust raise $100. Got Questions?Visit:///… tosign up, donate money, or learn moreabout our event.Vienna Bike Rodeo. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Vienna Volunteer Fire Departmentparking lot, 400 Center Street S.,Vienna. Under the guidance of aveteran cyclist, the Rodeo will helpchildren who already know how toride a bike develop safety skillsincluding breaking, balancing, basicroad rules and how to handleobstacles.SUNDAY/MAY 10Wine & Food Event. 12-5 p.m.Balducci’s, 6655 Dominion Drive,McLean. Free special wine eventfeaturing Mother’s Day drinks andfood samplings.WEDNESDAY/MAY 13MPA Spring Benefit 2015. 7-9 p.m.At the home of Selwa Masri Rutchikand David Rutchik, 1324 BallantraeFarm Drive, McLean. The everpopularannual MPA Spring Benefit,the centerpiece of MPA’s 2015growth.Tickets: 16McLean Day 2015. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain BridgeRoad, McLean. Petting zoo, ride,games, food trucks and more. s 16-17Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Sitin the shade and savor roast chickenand spicy sausages, enjoy dancingand singing with the fiddler, testyour water color and writing skillswith Mr. Andrews at the Stationer.Visit for more.FRIDAY-MONDAY/MAY 23-25Viva! Vienna! Vienna’s largest festivalreturns to the historic Church Streetcorridor for three days of family fun,including carnival rides, diverse food,live entertainment for children andadults and more than 300 vendorsselling crafts, services, jewelry,children’s toys and books, novelties.Admission to the festival is free, ridesare not. 26Sheryl Crow. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645Trap Road, Vienna. “Soak Up theSun” with the 9-time Grammywinningpop, rock, and countryqueen. Tickets: $35-$55.WEDNESDAY/MAY 27A.R. Rahman. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645Trap Road, Vienna. From Bollywoodto Hollywood, this Grammy andAcademy Award-winning musician isone of the world’s most prolific filmcomposers—he was the mastermindbehind Slumdog Millionaire’s awardwinningscore and he mixes genresspanning Eastern classical, pop,world music, and rap to create hisastonishing compositions. Tickets:$45-$175.SATURDAY/MAY 30Silver Line Music & Food TruckFestival. 5 p.m. Lerner TownSquare at Tysons II, 8025 GalleriaDrive, Tysons. Admission is free, over20 food trucks and fun.12 ❖ Vienna/Oakton Connection ❖ April 29 - May 5, 2015

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Summer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesMarymount TechnologyInstitutes for Ages 14-18Marymount has summer programs for teens ages14-18 who are interested in technology.Gain technology skills and hands-on experience;create a mobile app or take part in a cyber competitionin health care; meet fellow students whoshare your excitement about technology; networkwith technology professionals about career possibilities.Summer Technology Institutes’2015 Programs:GenCyber, July 5-17, 2015. This two-week residentialprogram is designed for students ages16-18. Students will have hands-on experiences incybersecurity with a focus on defending thenation’s critical assets.Making Mobile Apps, July 13-17, 2015. Thisweek-long institute is for students in grades 8-12who want to explore a possible career in the developmentof mobile applications, one of the mostdynamic sectors in the booming technology field.Cybersecurity in Healthcare, July 20-24,2015. This week-long program is designed to providetechnology-focused students in grades 9-12with knowledge and hands-on experience incybersecurity, and introduce them to the manycareer opportunities in this growing field.Participants in each institute will work closelywith Marymount University faculty and students.They will also hear from guest speakers who are ITprofessionals.The daily program will include classes taught byMU faculty and many hands-on activities to applynewly acquired knowledge. Current MU studentswill mentor participants and discuss college majors,as well as technology career options.The sessions will take place at Marymount’sMain Campus and Ballston Campus in suburbanArlington, with easy access by road or Metro. FreeMU shuttles provide service between the BallstonMetro Station (Orange line) and Main Campus.Optional housing for high school students is availablein residence halls on Main Campus, underclose supervision of MU’s residence life staff andstudents.DC Institutes for H.S. StudentsJuly 6-18, 2015; Students will arrive atMarymount on Sunday, July 5. Programs will beginon Monday, July 6 and run through Saturday,July 18.CJ 209 - The Criminal Justice System:Gain real-life perspective on the exciting criminaljustice field. Visit various museums, meet with anFBI field agent, and probe various aspects of thecriminal justice system – from laws and enforcementto the courts and corrections.MGT 185 - The International BusinessExperience: Learn to succeed in a diverse andglobal business environment with exposure to internationalmarketing, finance, and economics.Take part in a business simulation and experiencethe decision-making that goes on in an internationalbusiness enterprise.Work closely with Marymount faculty who haveextensive expertise and professional connections inthe field. The daily program will include classes inthe mornings, field trips and other experientiallearning in the afternoons, and fun activities in theevenings.Live in a residence hall on Marymount’s MainCampus in suburban Arlington. Tuition for threecollege credits awarded upon successful completionof the program.Space is limited and priority will be given to risinghigh school seniors.2 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● April 2015 ● Vienna/Oakton Connection

By Marilyn CampbellThe ConnectionSummer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesPreparing for Summer Camp AwayMany emotions arisewhen a child leavesfor camp.Julie Kaminski remembers the language from her desperate lettersto her parents: “I love you. I wantto come home now!” She recallspenning a dramatic plea to be rescued fromresidential summer camp more than 40years ago. Today, Kaminski is preparing forher daughter’s first camp experience awayfrom home this summer.“Looking back, I can see how going awayto camp helped me become more self-sufficient,self confident, self-reliant and taughtme how to get along with so many differentkinds of people,” said Kaminski, a localmother of two children.“Of course I didn’t think that at the time.I was extremely homesick even though itwas my idea to go to sleep away camp inthe first place.”A child’s first residential summer campexperience can be fraught with emotionsthat run the gamut from excitement to terror.While glee at the thought of a summerfilled with sports, swimming, crafts andnew-found friendships can be the dominantfeeling, the thought of an extended periodof time away from home can cause sadnessand anxiety for both parents and their children.An American Camp Association studyshowed that 96 percent of children whoattend sleep away camps experience homesicknessat some point during their stay.While these emotions are normal, parentscan help children tame the pre-camp jitters.The life-long lessons gained from suchcamps make it worth the effort.“Becoming comfortable with your childbeing away at summer camp, perhaps thefirst extended separation you have had, isa matter of trust,” said David Kaplan, Ph.D.of the American Counseling Association inAlexandria, Va.Summer camp experiences can help children become self-confident and self-reliant.“Trusting your child that they can handlethemselves without your supervision. Trustingthat they can handle relationships withother children. Trusting that they can getup in the morning, take a shower, wash theirclothes, and change their sheets withoutyour prodding.”ACKNOWLEDGING THAT homesicknessis normal and many campers experience it,can help children accept and cope with theiremotions.“Expecting to miss home and feel somewhatanxious helps children feel less surprisedand overwhelmed when it occurs,”said Barbara Meehan, Ph.D. executive director,Counseling and Psychological Services,George Mason University in Fairfax,Va.A child’s apprehension can be eased whenparents share their own camp experiences,particularly positive memories.“Don’t let your child get caught up in yourown anxiety about leaving for camp,” saidLinda McKenna Gulyn, Ph.D., professor ofpsychology at Marymount University in Arlington,Va. “Kids sometimes worry aboutthe parents they left behind. Be positive,but not sad that your child is leaving.”Meehan says that developing a few selfsoothingactivities like playing outdoors orreading is one strategy for helping childrendeal with feelings of missing home. Identifyingpeople with whom young campers canshare their emotions is another means fordealing with homesickness.“Talking to a camp counselor and evenpeers can help ease the difficult feelings andoften they will learn they are not alone,”said Meehan.Encouraging a child to make friends andbecome involved in camp activities will putPhoto contributedthe focus on the positive aspects of camp.Packing letters and stamped envelopes anddeveloping a plan for letter exchange canhelp a child feel connected to their families.“Isolating and avoiding what feels hardcan often worsen anxiety and homesickness,”said Meehan. “Remind your childthey are stronger than they feel in the momentand that engaging in camp activitiescan be helpful.”There are times however when a childmight not be ready for residential camps.The American Camp Association reportsthat while most cases of homesickness subside,there are cases — if a child is not eatingor sleeping, for example — when itcould be time to seek help. “Consult withcamp professionals about resources if yourchild’s anxiety worsens or persists,” saidMeehan.Camps&Schools●NotesParalympic SportsTeam Seeking PlayersThe Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports team, a FairfaxCounty Neighborhood and Recreation Services TherapeuticRecreation program, is recruiting new players.The team provides a variety of sports experiences to athleteswith physical disabilities impacting their lower extremitiesages 4 1/2 to 18 (or high school graduation).Not all athletes use wheelchairs for everyday use. Someathletes are ambulatory and only use a wheelchair forsports. Their primary sport is wheelchair basketball,which runs late August through April. In the spring, theyoffer a variety of sports including floor hockey, track, field,fishing, rugby, golf, and football. For more information,email at MassanuttenEach year, Massanutten Military Academy offers a fiveweekintensive summer school program, an opportunityfor students to get ahead in their learning, make up forbad or failing grades, or increase their knowledge and participationin their JROTC leadership skills. MassanuttenMilitary Academy offers the safety of a structured learningenvironment, as well as the fun of a summer camp througha combination of classroom time and weekend activities.The program is offered June 27-Aug. 1, 2015.Credit for academic courses is transferable to thestudent’s current school. JROTC leadership credit equalsone high school course credit.STEM CAMP Massanutten offers STEM SummerCamp, two two-week camps running from June 29-July10 and July 20-31, open to students grades 7-12. Thissummer camp offers students the chance to explore themany facets of STEM education including hands-on experiences.Upon completion of the STEM Summer Camp,students will receive a certification of completion.Massanutten Military Academy offers the safety of astructured learning environment, as well as the fun of asummer camp through a combination of classroom timeand activities. Visit Connection ● April 2015 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● 3

By Steve HibbardThe ConnectionScores of local camps in Northern Virginia that offer many opportunitiesfor summer fun and learning. Hereis a sampling of diverse camps thatrange from art to theater to field trips toswimming, tennis and music. There’s evena camp for aspiring musicians who want toform a band.ROAM Rock CampROAM Rock Camp gives children the opportunityto build communication skills andconfidence through the language of music.The camps are designed to focus on whyeach participant wants to be in a band, whythey love music and what they want to getout of it. The goal is to create an environmentor band that children will thrive in.They will hand select each member to createa group that best fits their age and orexperience. During the camp, groups willlearn three to four of their favorite songs oreven write songs if they wish. At the end ofthe week they will record the group and givethem a CD to take home to show off theirprogress.“The best thing about these camps is thatwe are able to show these young musiciansfrom first-hand experience how to be playersand performers. I wish I had somethinglike this when I was growing up,” said JohnPatrick, owner/director, who is the formerco-founder of the national touring act VirginiaCoalition.Camps are offered from June 1 to Aug.28. To register, contact ROAM to let themknow every week your child would be availableto do a camp. Deadline for registrationis June 1.Contact info: Rock of Ages Music, 114 E.Del Ray Ave., Alexandria VA 22301; call 703-838-2130. FarmBurgundy Farm offers two summer camps:a day camp at the 25-acre Alexandria campusin eight week-long sessions, and a sleepawaycamp in three sessions at BurgundyCenter for Wildlife Studies in Capon Bridge,W.Va. Both camps are great options for childrenexcited about learning in the outdoorswith dedicated counselors. Day campersswim every day, and programs includesports, science and performing and visualarts. Sleep-away camp provides a mix ofstructure and freedom, fostering a respectto the natural world through greater knowledgeof nature and self.“At Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp,our campers enjoy all the benefits of a sleepawaycamp with the convenience of a daycamp, including swimming, animal encounters,nature exploration, forming strongbonds and friendships with other campersand counselors, and the opportunity to buildself-esteem and confidence in a fun andSummer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesDiverse Camps Offer Summer FunPhoto contributedCampers enjoy the rock climbingwall at Burke Racquet and SwimClub’s Sports Camp.friendly environment,” said Hugh Squire,director of auxiliary services.Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp is locatedon the Alexandria campus of BurgundyFarm Country Day School, 3700 BurgundyRoad, Alexandria. Lower and upper divisions,grouped by age and interest, for childrenages 3-years-8-months to 12 years old.Camp runs Monday, June 15-Friday, Aug. 7.Register at Hugh Squire or 703-842-0480.Burgundy Center for Wildlife StudiesCamp is located within 500 acres in a secludedvalley near Capon Bridge, W.Va. Overnightjunior session (age 8-10) for one weekin August - currently waitlist only; seniorsessions (11-15) for two weeks in June, Julyor August; adult weekend (21+) in July.Register at ContactMichele McCabe or 703-842-0470.Burke Racquetand SwimBurke Racquet and Swim Sport Camp hasbeen a hidden treasure in Burke for morethan 27 years. Tucked behind the KaiserPermanente Building in Burke, the indoorcamp is the ideal setting for children whowant to do a variety of sports. It offers swimming,tennis, and rock climbing daily. It alsoPhoto contributedThe Girls Junior Elite enjoy soccercamp at the Soccer Academy at E.C.Lawrence Park in Centreville andPatriot Park in Fairfax this summer.offers Zumba, soccer and camp games.All of the Sports Camp staff has been backgroundchecked through Fairfax County;they are CPR/AED trained.The camp offers full day ($280 per week)and half day mornings or afternoons ($180per week). There is before and after campcare for working parents. The first week ofcamp begins June 22 and goes through Aug.28. Call Burke Racquet and Swim Club at703-250-1299.Soccer Academy Inc.The Soccer Academy offers a wide rangeof innovative, state-of-the-art programs thatmeet the interests and playing abilities ofall players and teams. It caters to individualsand teams of all ages. All residentialcamps include a goalkeeping camp. Daycamps include E.C. Lawrence Park inCentreville and Patriot Park for ages 5-14.Residential Camps at University of MaryWashington, Fredericksburg and RandolphMacon Academy, Front Royal, for ages 9-18.Visit for camp locations,costs, dates and times. Call 703-393-7961 or email SummerDay CampKenwood Summer Day Camp makes ittheir mission to provide campers with newexperiences and lasting friendships eachsummer. “Whether it’s watching a baseballgame, riding a roller coaster, or seeingknights joust from the front row, we takepride in giving them these opportunities andwatching them share it with their newfriends,” said Justin Elcano, camp director.Kenwood Summer Day campers can go ondaily field trips to exciting destinations includingwater parks, mini golf, roller skating,amusement parks and more. Campersalso have a wide variety of activities to keepthem entertained while they are on campus.There is a large wooded playground that ishome to many kickball, capture the flag, andbasketball games. They have five themedPhoto contributedFCPA Camps and the Rec-PAC Programcamps take place all over thecounty.rooms that hold arts and crafts, video games,board games, ping pong, air hockey, andmovies.Kenwood summer day camp is open tochildren who have completed kindergartenthrough 8th grade. Camp starts June 15 andgoes through Sept. 2. Visit the website tofind a calendar with a schedule for eachweek at 703-256- 4711 or Schoolof the ArtsMetropolitan School of the Arts offer preprofessionalsummer dance, music theaterand acting camps. It also offers a wide varietyof youth summer camps where studentscan explore and learn many facets of the performingand visual arts, including minicamps for the youngest students, ages 3-5,youth camps for students in grades 1-6, andintensives for students age 8 and up. Privatesummer music lessons are also availablefor piano, voice, guitar, violin anddrums.“MSA summer camps are the perfect wayto try something new and a great way tokeep young bodies active and develop newfriendships,” said Melissa Dobbs, presidentof Metropolitan School of the Arts in Lortonand Alexandria. “Whether your child is passionateabout the performing arts or justlooking to have some fun, MSA camps offercreative programs for all skill levels.”The Lorton campus is at 9601 Ox Road,Lorton, and the Alexandria Campus is at5775 Barclay Road, Kingstowne, Va. Call703-339-0444 or SchoolSummer StudioThe Langley School Summer Studio featuresmore than 70 classes that allow for thepersonal, social, and intellectual growth ofeach camper in preschool to 8th grade. Innovativeand engaging academic and STEMNorthern Virginia has scoresof local camps for summerlearning and fun.programs stimulate with math adventures,robots, and Raspberry Pi.Exploration abounds as camperstake exciting field trips to becomefield scientists who investigate theChesapeake Bay, cyclists whotraverse local mountain bike terrain,and magicians who create illusions.The spotlight also shineson experiences that get campers “inthe studio” with a Pulitzer Prizewinningphotographer or the leadchoreographer and dancer for MCHammer.“Each year, we look to add to ourdiverse roster of classes whilegrowing the perennial favorites toensure The Langley School SummerStudio offers the best possibleexperience for our campers,” saidDirector of Auxiliary ProgramsJennafer Curran. “Whether takingpart in one of many field trips, exploringa new interest like socceror dance, or refining math or readingskills, our campers develop academically,socially, and emotionally… and have a great time in theprocess.”The Langley School Summer Studiowill run in six weekly sessionsfrom June 15 – July 31, for studentsin preschool to grade 8.Classes are held at The LangleySchool in McLean, and take advantageof the 9.2-acre campus, featuringa wooded nature area, stateof-the-artathletic center, artificialturf field, computer labs, and ageappropriateplaygrounds. for details or to registeronline. Call 703-356-1920 oremail IretonCampBishop Ireton High School offerscampers the opportunity to participatein sports and/or theater whiledeveloping individual and groupskills and fostering a love of theactivity. It offer boys camps (baseball,basketball, lacrosse and football);girls camps (basketball, lacrosseand volleyball); and coedcamps (soccer, theater). Age rangesfor the camps are rising 1st gradersto rising seniors depending onthe camp. The 17 camp sessionsare conducted by the school’scoaches or teachers and assisted bystudent counselors. Lunch is providedfor full day camps by the cafeteriaat no extra cost.“Last year we had nearly 6004 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● April 2015 ● Vienna/Oakton Connection www.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ● April 2015 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● 5See Page 6“Me and My Mom”To honor Mom on Mother’s Day, send us your favoritesnapshots of you with your Mom and The Connection willpublish them in our Mother’s Day issue. Be sure to includesome information about what’s going on in the photo, plusyour name and phone number and town of residence. Toe-mail digital photos, send to:editors@connectionnewspapers.comOr to mail photo prints, send to:The Vienna/Oakton Connection,“Me and My Mom Photo Gallery,”1606 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314Photo prints will be returned to you if you include a stamped,self-addressed envelope, but please don’t send us anythingirreplaceable.

Summer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesDiverse Camps, Summer FunFrom Page 5campers attend one of our sportsor theater camps. The camps are agreat way for youngsters to get toknow us and for our coaches andtheater teachers to get to knowthem,” said Peter Hamer, summercamp director.The camp brochure and sign upform can be found under the athleticstab at Peter Hamer or 703-212-5190.Photo courtesy of Glenn CookStudents enjoy summer camps at Metropolitan School ofthe Arts in Lorton and Alexandria; musical theatre campsare just one of the many camps offered.Park Authorityand Rec-PACThe Fairfax County Park Authorityoffers more than 1,400 summerday camp options at 100 locationsplus the six-week theme-basedsummer Rec-PAC programs atnearly 50 elementary schools everysummer.Camps are held at RECenters,historic sites, lakefront parks andschools and offer a variety of camptitles. Both camps and Rec-PAC offerchildren a chance to have fun,build friendships and have a safeand rewarding summer experience.The Rec-PAC program runsJune 29 through Aug. 6 from 8:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily and is opento children in Fairfax County whoare rising first graders throughthose who finished sixth grade.Registration begins April 27online There is an $8 discountper week for those who registerbefore June 12. Partial scholarshipsare available for those whoqualify through free and reducedlunch program. The large summercamp program begins early Junewith camps for preschoolers andlater in June for school age campers.From crafts and games to hightechand high adventure, the ParkAuthority has something for everyone.Many camps offer swimmingat RECenters each day as well asextended care for working parents.Sports enthusiasts can choose froman array of skill-developmentcamps, including British soccer,basketball, football, baseball,cheerleading, archery, lacrosse orextreme sports programs. Enjoy theoutdoors? Then check out the boating,fishing and biking camps. Specialtycamps such as Young Chef’sCooking, Chess, Geocaching andGirls Leadership allow for exploringnew interests or developing anew skill. There is also an array ofSTEM programs that stimulate cognitivedevelopment and enhancecritical thinking. New camps areavailable in 2015 and include NinjaStars, Longboarding Camp, BrazilianSoccer, Overnight Camps,Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, KayakFishing, fun new art camps, tonsof new engineering camps andmany more. The search and browseoptions on the website( make it easy to narrowchoices by location, age of children,type of camp and week ofsummer or check out the 2015Summer Camp Guide. Call 703-222-4664 Monday through Friday,9 a.m.-4 p.m.CentrevilleDance AcademySummer Camp at CentrevilleDance Academy is a great way fora child to experience dance in a funand safe atmosphere. It offers aPrincess Party Camp, BroadwayBound Camp, Glitz & Glam Camp,and Me & My Doll Camp. Dancerswill enjoy pretending to be theirfavorite characters, dressing up,and creating fun crafts. On the finalday of camp there will be anin-studio performance for familyand friends.“Summer camp is a great way toexpose your child to all that dancehas to offer. Dance camp is a wonderfulplace to build lasting memoriesand relationships with the CDAteachers and new friends. We loveseeing the dancers grow each year,”said Kathy Taylor, owner/director.Princess Party Camp offers TheLittle Mermaid from July 6-10; Frozenfrom July 27-31; Princess Ballerinafrom Aug. 3-7; and Frozenfrom Aug. 17-21.Broadway Bound Camp is July13-17. Glitz & Glam is July 20-24and Aug. 10-14. Me and My Doll isJune 29-July 13.Register on the website throughthe Parent Portal. Centreville DanceAcademy is located at 14215-GCentreville Square, Centreville.Visit,call 703-815-3125 or ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● April 2015 ● Vienna/Oakton Connection

Summer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesCelebrating 75 YearsCelebrating a 75th anniversary.The Congressional Schools of Virginiain Falls Church marked its75 th anniversary with a weekend-long celebration on April 24and 25, with events attended by hundredsof students, staff, alumni and friends of theschool.The festivities began on Friday, April 24with an on-campus celebration featuring akeynote address by Linda Ward Byrd, aCongressional alumna from the Class of1968 who recounted her memories as aCongressional student, a school where shesaid “everyone knew my name.”The School’s founding family was honoredin a tribute by Tina Trapnell, a formermember of the School’s Board of Trustees,and former Mason District Supervisor whodetailed the family’s 75-year history, fromthe school’s founding by Malcolm andEvelyn Devers in 1939 to today. The eventalso included student performances, thededication of items selected by students fora time capsule, and a community photo onthe front steps of the school.The on-campus celebration was followedby a Golf Tournament at Reston NationalGolf Course, and the celebrations culminatedwith a 75th Anniversary Gala on theevening of April 25, attended by more than250 parents, faculty, alumni, sponsorsand friends of the school.“Our 75 th Anniversary is a wonderfulopportunity for the community toreflect upon our achievements as aschool. From our modest beginningsin 1939 as a small preschool, to ourcurrent standing as a leading independentearly childhood, elementary andmiddle school in the D.C. area, we areproud to have touched the lives of somany children. We are a communityshaped by a strong group of supporters,and look forward to continuingto provide excellence in education forgenerations to come,” stated JanetMarsh, Congressional’s Executive Director.The Congressional Schools of Virginiais an independent school onSleepy HollowRoad in FallsChurch, offeringa challengingand comprehensiveeducationalprogram to studentsfrom Infantthrough 8 thGrade. The familyspirit that lives on theLinda Ward Byrd ’68Photos contributedCongressional campus all year long is continuedthroughout the summer months ina 10-week summer camp program.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comVienna/Oakton Connection ● April 2015 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● 7

Play UnifiedBy Rick JeffreyPresident, Special Olympics VirginiaIn my 20-plus years in Special OlympicsI still, on occasion, make the same mistake.I miss the boat. I underestimatethe abilities either cognitive or physical ofour Special Olympics athletes; athletes withintellectual disabilities. But by continuallymaking this mistake, I, in essence, prettymuch make them like everyone else; justanother person, available to be judged andlimited by what we see or what we thinkwe see. You see, the limitations that all ofus place on each other determine how weperceive each other, treat each other, likeeach other, fear each other, raise each otherup or marginalize each other.Ask most coaches out there and they willtell you that the biggest limitations on anystudent athlete are the ones coaches placeupon them, among which might be too slow,not big enough or not tough enough. Itmight not be much different in the classroomwhere teachers might see a studentas too lazy, too distracted or not interested.And these are just student athletes in anysport, in any classroom, at any high schoolin Virginia.Now compound that with Down syndrome,autism or an undiagnosed disabilityresulting in a student’s inability to keepup with peers. In most cases, the limitationsin a school environment, an environmentthat moves all too fast, are enormous. Andeven in schools with wonderful inclusiveclassroom environments, the opportunity toSummer●CampsiEducation&ActivitiesSummer Fun for AdultsThe region offers awide range ofprograms for adults.By Marilyn CampbellThe ConnectionSummer fun is no longer reservedfor children. Whether one’s interestslie in exploring nature and hikingin the woods or immersed inhistory, art and literature on a universitycampus, the region abounds with warmweather opportunities.The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute(OLLI) at George Mason University offersits members a chance to satisfy their intellectualand cultural curiosities. Want to readand discuss the “Iliad” or play SymphonyNo. 5 on the piano? Classes in Homer’s writingsor classical music are available inFairfax, Reston and Sterling, Va. $375 givesmembers access to more than 400 trips,courses and clubs ranging from memoirwriting to French cooking.“This summer you can get outside withOLLI trips to the National Gallery of Art,the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens,and The Franciscan Monastery,” said JenniferDisano, OLLI executive director.From oil painting to soap making, ArlingtonCounty is offering a diverse smatter ofclasses for adults. “We have a smorgasbordof programs and really cool classes whereyou can learn about nature or go on hikes,”said Susan Kalish, a spokeswoman for thecounty.Potomac residents who want to distinguishan amethyst from an iolite are in luckthis summer. A gemology class is among themost popular adult classes at the PotomacCommunity Recreation Center.“We’ve got a host of different programsfrom tai chi, yoga and karate,” said PeterSelikowitz, the center’s executive director.“There’s even a laughter fitness class whichis a fun way to reduce stress.”For those wanting to learn how to avoidinternet scams, Marymount University hasteamed up with City of Falls Church topresent “Living Better with the Internet.”The series of five classes is designed for seniorsand will be held at the Falls ChurchCommunity Center this summer. “The bestnews of all is that the classes are free,” saidOdette Shults, a spokeswoman for the University.Educators say that an uptick in interestamong adults, particularly seniors, has leadinteract and really build friendships andrelationships remains limited.These students with intellectual disabilitiesare, in most cases, not receiving an opportunityto really participate in sports; anactivity that, at its heart, teaches teamwork,trust and communication; an activity thatat its core promotes competency, credibilityand caring; the building blocks of humanrelationships. Sports and sports teamsare probably more conducive to buildingrelationships and creating friendships thanpossibly any other school activity. Plusthrow in the opportunity to “wear the colors”and represent your school and you createan emotional bond that may be the mostinclusive opportunity for any student.Photo contributedSummer camp experiences can help children become self-confident a diverse offering of learning opportunities.“There is an absolute trend and evidence-basedresearch is driving the trend,”said Andrew Carle of George Mason University.“Adult activities are being reinvented.What used to be arts and crafts andPhoto contributedRick JeffreyCommentaryIMAGINE A PARTNERSHIP betweenSpecial Olympics and high schools throughoutVirginia. Imagine the opportunity for astudent with an intellectual (or any) disabilityto play alongside his or her peerswithout disabilities in a Unified Sports teamenvironment; to rely on each other, to communicatewith each other, to believe in eachother, to become Champions Together.Imagine no more because ChampionsTogether is here. In fact, it’s right here inFairfax at Robinson Secondary School andRobert E. Lee High School – and in 22 otherhigh schools in Virginia.This partnership with the Virginia HighSchool League is aimed at bringing togetheryouth with and without disabilities to buildthe first unified generation, a generationwhere youth will build upon the friendshipsand life lessons learned through sports andthe Special Olympics movement so, later inlife, they will not be afraid to live, work andTHRIVE alongside their peers with differentability levels.Champions Together high schools willform inclusive track and field teams thisspring that will compete against other localhigh schools. Other components of theprogram include an inclusive student-ledleadership team that will organize anawareness event to promote respect andinclusion, and promote philanthropy to supportthe future of the their being called wellness and enrichmentand address the physical, cognitive,social and spiritual needs of adults. We’reseeing people being given more choices onhow to improve their lives rather than justgiving them activities.”AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS, we dedicateourselves each day to building communitiesmore respectful in their conduct, moreinclusive in their makeup, more unified intheir fabric. And each day the Virginia HighSchool League is promoting education, leadership,sportsmanship, character and citizenshipfor students by establishing andmaintaining high standards for school activitiesand competitions.A new, young, energetic base of athletesand volunteers, which could include thesons or daughters of many reading this opedpiece, will eventually transition from theschools into our communities and help SpecialOlympics Virginia and the Virginia HighSchool League continue to achieve our missions.The Champions Together program is new,and as it develops, we will learn a lot abouthow to build it, refine it and make it thebest that it can be for everyone. And do youknow who we will learn this from? We willlearn it from our young people with andwithout disabilities who, through their participationand their ownership of this inclusiveprogram, will prove to us that theyare the future.Let’s Play Unified!Rick Jeffrey has been the President of SpecialOlympics Virginia since 2000. He has served onmany national and international committees forSpecial Olympics, and is currently serving on theUnited States Leadership Council where he is chairof the Sports Committee.8 ● Summer Camps ● Education & Activities ● April 2015 ● Vienna/Oakton Connection

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