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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS RAISES $8,000 for BLACK BOX THEATRE PROJECT in ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) raised $8,000 at their second Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their Black  Box Theatre project in Alexandria, Va. MSA is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the concert at the George Washington National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., hosted by FOX 5’s anchor, Annie Yu.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building our Black Box Theatre,” said Melissa Dobbs, presidents of the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria and Lorton, Va.

LOCAL PEDIATRIC ALLERGIST GIVES FREE ASTHMA SCREENING at GAINESVILLE FIRE DEPT.; FREE SUMMER FIRE SA

LOCAL PEDIATRIC ALLERGIST GIVES FREE ASTHMA SCREENING at GAINESVILLE FIRE DEPT.; FREE SUMMER FIRE SA

Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. is offering free asthma screenings on Sat., May 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gainesville District Volunteer Fire Department on 14450 John Marshall Highway in Gainesville, Va., in honor of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In addition to the free asthma screenings from Dr. Paluvoi, attendees can learn summer fire safety tips, get their car seats checked and get a tour of a fire truck from Gainesville, Va. firefighters.  For more information, go to www.vasneezers.com.

“Asthma can be debilitating if not treated properly,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville, Lansdowne and Falls Church, Va. “Many people don’t realize that they have asthma, until they end up in an emergency room, which is why I’m a strong advocate for preventive screenings and treatments,” said Dr. Paluvoi.

Upcoming 5K & Fun Run/Walk Events in Loudoun County

Upcoming 5K & Fun Run/Walk Events in Loudoun County

Spring is the perfect time for fitness endeavors and family outings. Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services is hosting three 5K races and fun run/walk events this spring! Participants of all ages can choose from the events listed below or sign up for all three!

On Saturday, April 19, Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park hosts the HIPPITY HOP EASTER TROT 5K, FUN RUN & EASTER EGG HUNT. The 5K course is USATF-certified. Register online at www.loudoun.gov/webtrac. Visit www.loudoun.gov/bolenpark  or call 571-258-3487 for registration form and more information.

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

PW COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL/HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO PRESENT FREE ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL, MAY 3

Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center of Manassas, Va. are hosting their fourth annual ARTS ALIVE Festival, a free, family-fun event that features local, Prince William County dancers, singers, artists, and performances, on Sat., May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, at 10960 George Mason Circle Manassas, Va. Admission and parking are free. For a schedule of events, call 703-221-2150 or go to www.pwcartscouncil.org.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft.  Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Sun., Apr. 6, Metropolitan School of the Arts Benefit Concert

Sun., Apr. 6, Metropolitan School of the Arts Benefit Concert

Lorton, Va.-based Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), a non-profit performing arts academy, is hosting their annual Spring Benefit Concert on Sun., Apr. 6 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial at 101 Callahan Drive in Alexandria, Va. There will be performances by Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble, MSA’s Impulse Jazz Company, MSA Academy vocalists and live music by local musicians, like Voices of Liberty. Tickets are $75 per person or $100 per couple with proceeds benefitting MSA’s Alexandria studio’s Black Box Theater Project. A reception will immediately follow at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

The MSA Benefit Concert ends at 5:30 p.m. with a reception immediately following at the George Washington Masonic Temple from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Concert tickets include entrance to the reception.