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Centreville High: Action, Swordfights and Tech Surprises

Centreville High presents “The Three Musketeers.”

Featuring a cast of 34 and a crew of 12, Centreville High’s dramedy, “The Three Musketeers,” is all set to burst upon the stage.

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Chantilly: ‘Comedy with a Lot of Heart’

Chantilly High presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”

There’ll be laughs galore when Chantilly High presents the comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” It’s the school’s Cappies show and contains a cast and crew of 52.

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Sixth Annual Centreville International Showcase is Set for April 30

Find music, dancing, food, and more.

Everything from Korean drumming to Irish dancing, Guatemalan music and food from around the globe — it’ll all be part of the 6th annual Centreville International Showcase. The evening of fun is set for Saturday, April 30, from 5:30-9 p.m.

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Westfield High To Present the Musical, ‘Footloose’

“What a great way to end a beautiful year,” said director Susie Pike.

The music, story and costumes will transport audiences back to the ’80s when Westfield High presents the musical, “Footloose,” in the school theater. It’s Westfield’s Cappies show and features a cast and crew of 55.

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Centreville: The Alliance Theatre Presents “The Addams Family”

Takes the audience on a joyride.

Gomez, Morticia, Lurch and the rest of the gang from the classic TV show, “The Addams Family,” will come to life onstage when The Alliance Theatre presents the musical comedy of the same name. The show runs three weekends, April 29-May 15, at Mountain View High, 5775 Spindle Court in Centreville.

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Elegant homes and gardens in Old Town, Arlington and Falls Church will be open to the public.

Some of the most spectacular gardens will be in bloom and on display during the 83rd annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Bringing ‘Peter Pan’ to Stage

The Saint Timothy Catholic School Drama Club presented the off-Broadway musical "Peter Pan" to a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday, April 9. Peter Pan was played by Anna Moritz (6th grade), and Wendy was played Madison Perry (8th grade). The play was directed by teachers Jessica Kurtis, Jane Venafro, and Sarah Bielaski.

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Clifton: Comedy, Dancing and Gershwin Songs

Liberty Middle presents hit musical, “Crazy for You.”

A high-energy comedy filled with mistaken identity, plot twists and song-and-dance numbers “Crazy for You” is Liberty Middle School’s upcoming musical, Show times are Thursday-Saturday, April 21, 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and during school lunches. The triple Tony Award-winner garnered top honors in 1992 for Best Musical, Choreography and Costumes. It tells how love blossoms between a big-city playboy who longs to be a dancer and the small-town theater owner who captures his heart. Liberty’s young performers’ edition features a cast and crew of 66 who’ve been rehearsing since November.

Profile: Jean Janssen, Force Behind Area’s Smart Markets

Food shoppers should take their collective hats off to Jean Janssen. She is the motivating spirit behind the area’s Smart Markets, a collection of farmers’ markets that showcase locally grown and raised produce and meats, plus a few temptations, such as hand-made sausages, popcorn, and baked goods (as in divine French pastries).

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Lidl Grocery for Chantilly?

Potential traffic problems have to be ironed out.

If all goes well, a little bit of Europe may someday come to Chantilly. It would do so in the form of a Lidl grocery store in the Chantilly Crossing Shopping Center.

Supporting Fairfax Salvation Army

Fundraiser for Fairfax Salvation Army set for the Waterford.

The hot looks for spring, live entertainment, a luncheon and a silent auction are all in store for attendees of the 36th annual fashion show benefiting the Fairfax Salvation Army. It will be held Friday, April 15, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Waterford in Fair Oaks (off the ring road across from Fair Oaks Mall).

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Profile: Jean Janssen, force behind area’s Smart Markets.

Food shoppers should take their collective hats off to Jean Janssen. She is the motivating spirit behind the area’s Smart Markets

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Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge

11 teams of middle and high school students compete in school food competition.

Eleven teams of middle and high school students competed in the fourth annual Real Food for Kids' Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson Secondary School.

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Snapshot: Centreville Garden Club

The new officers for the Centreville Garden Club are, from left, Sue Glover, vice president; Jennifer Thorpe, secretary; Georgie Evans, treasurer; Donna Heid, president. names in the paper. New members are welcome to learn the art of gardening and support civic projects. Visit centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com.

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Michael League, in His Own Words

Following Snarky Puppy’s Feb. 15 Grammy victory for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, the band’s founder and leader, Centreville High grad Michael League, participated in this interview:

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