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So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

Also, in case you want to follow me further, check out my blog at http://stevenlukisblog.wordpress.com/. Look forward to seeing you there.

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Wolf Trap Winds Down Summer 2010

The Lord of the Rings—The Return of the King, the epic finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, makes its U.S. premiere at Wolf Trap this upcoming weekend. The show will be on huge HD screens in house and on the lawn, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, chorus, and soloists set to perform the entire Academy Award-winning score by composer Howard Shore. The show will be Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets online now! Tickets prices range between $25 and $55.

40th Annual International Children’s Festival

The Arts Council of Fairfax County is getting ready for the 2010 International Children’s Festival. The festival will be held at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA. Come with your family and enjoy music, dance, crafts, and performances from youth performers from around the world. Over 60 local cultural groups will be there!

The festival will run Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and free for children 2 and under. The festival is produced by the Arts Council of Fairfax County in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts. It is open to the public and weekend passes are available upon request.

It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes at Wolf Trap Foundation!

Vienna based Wolf Trap Foundation is known as America’s National Park for the Performing Arts. Wolf Trap Foundation is offering a wide range of classes for all ages at the Center for Education this upcoming fall. Some new classes include Wolf Trap Family Dance, Music & Drama, and The American Songbook with John Eaton, and Community Drum Circle. Some old favorite classes will be back as well including Baby Artsplay ™, Artsplay ™, private and group lessons, and songwriting.

You can sign up for your fall classes with online registration now! http://www.wolftrap.org/en/Education/Education_Programs_Performances_and_Classes.aspx

The Town of Vienna Presents Concerts on the Green

Mark your calendar for the final roundup of summer concerts at the Vienna Town Green. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at 144 Maple Avenue in East Vienna, VA. Vienna Concerts on the Green are free and guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.

AUGUST 8

DAGMAR AND THE SEDUCTONES

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 13

COLEMAN’S CROSS

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 15

WAYNE TYMPANICK QUARTET

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 20

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES

AUGUST 21

OPEN MIC NIGHT

SPONSORED BY GUTTER HELMET

AUGUST 22

REDSTONE

SPONSORED BY DR. ALLEN S. GARAI

AUGUST 29

US NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS