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For the second year, local artisans have decorated holiday ornaments which are on display around the town of Purcellville.

Fall Expo & Community Wide Yard Sale

It’s almost time for the Fall yard sale and expo. It will be held on Saturday, September 11th at the Dulles Multipurpose Center located at 24950 Riding Center Drive from 8am-1pm.
Call or email the Events Desk to have a registration form sent to you. Alike businesses are limited so please check the availability. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-327-4390. Registration is OPEN but filling fast!

Almost time to TRI it!

South Riding Triathlon -- a fun sprint race for both South Riding residents and others.
• Sunday, September 5
• South Riding Center ~ 42420 Unicorn Drive, South Riding
POOL SWIM
distance: 400 meters
Swimmers will start at 7am. Swimmers will go off every 15 seconds until every swimmer has entered the water.

BIKE
distance: 12 miles
The course is a large loop within South Riding. Volunteers are at every corner, crossing and intersection to ensure your safety and to point you in the right direction.

RUN
distance: 5k
The run is a fast out and back course through the streets and trails in South Riding. There will be water aid stations along the course and at the turn around point.
Anyone who is interested in Sponsoring or contributing a prize or gift to the athlete's race bag, contact the events desk at 703-327-4390 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

School Already???

Before you know it, school will be here. We will be publishing all of the important Back to School dates here in the scoop. Be sure to check back in mid August for all of the school scoop!
On August 26th, there will be a school improvement meeting at Mercer Middle School. It will begin at 8:30am. The school is looking for parent volunteers to assist in examining school data and working with the staff to develop an effective school improvement plan. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

UKC RALLY & OBEDIENCE DOG TRIALS THIS WEEKEND!!

2nd ANNUAL SUMMER GOSPEL EXPLOSION CONCERT!!

The Rob Byer Band Delivers Country Pop and Southern Rock

Supporting First Responders, The Johnson Center, Summer Stitch-a-rama, Brigadoon

Supporting First Responders: The Falcons Landing retirement community for military officers and their spouses provided $37,000 each to the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company and the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad during a luncheon in early July. The total $74,000 donation was collected by the Falcons Landing Residents Council during its annual fund drive for local volunteer organizations.

Charlotte McLintock, chair of the Falcons Landing Chatting Fingers, presented the fire and rescue representatives at the luncheon with two bags of “comfort bears” made by Chatting Fingers crafters. The stuffed animals are created to be given to children at the scene of fire and rescue emergency calls.

According to a Falcon’s Landing report, the Sterling fire and rescue units supported the retirement community with approximately 400 visits during the past year, most of them for emergency medical services.

Community health care: The Johnson Center at Falcons Landing recently completed a major redesign of its assisted living, skilled nursing and short- and long-term care facilities. I toured the Center during a grand re-opening celebration last week and learned that its health care resources are open to all area residents and are not limited only to Falcons Landing retirees. The well-equipped residence center currently has openings for assisted living and short- and long-term care residents, including those in hospice care and patients with dementia. The Johnson Center is located on the Falcons Landing campus at Algonkian Parkway. For more information, call 703-404-5205 or go to http://www.thejohnsoncenter.org.

Summer Stitch-a-rama: The CountrySide Quilters group meets on Tuesday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. for a business meeting and sit’n’sew for charity. The group will work on baby items for Operation Homefront, a morale-boosting program for the families of deployed troops. Immediately after the official meeting, the quilters’ adventures in knitting will continue with guidance from knitting mentor and CountrySide Quilter Joyce Koppenhaver. For more information, call 703-409-9893.

Brigadoon: The Sterling Playmakers launch a three-week run of “Brigadoon” this weekend at the theatre at Potomac Falls High School. The family-friendly Lerner and Loewe musical classic presents the tale of a Scottish village that’s seen for only one day every 100 years. Performances take place Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, August 1, at 2 p.m. The show runs on weekends through Sunday, August 15. Tickets are $12 for general admission seating and $15 for reserved seats. For more information, call 703-437-6177 or go to http://www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

American Junior Golfers Association at River Creek

A Chance to Watch Future Golf Professionals
Club Corps’ River Creek Club of Leesburg will host the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) golf tournament on August 2nd to 5th. The Club formed a committee under the leadership of Ed Gould to organize the tournament. The AJGA sponsors some 80 tournaments a year but this is the first one to be played in Northern Virginia.
The AJGA history dates back to 1978 when it held its first tournament at the Inverrary Club in Landerhill, Florida. Over 200 golfing graduates from this program have played on the PGA and LPGA tours counting more than 350 victories. Among the alumni are Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Steward Cink; Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Julieta Granda and Pat Hurst.
Winner of the 2010 LPGA U.S. Open golf tournament says, “The AJGA is one of the finest organizations for junior golfers in the country.”
Ed Gould says, “We are excited to be able to host such a prestigious event especially having these dedicated golfers play on our course.”
The tournament comprises 54 holes, stroke play and will have an open field with 100 golfers, boys and girls ages 12 to 18 from all over the country. Provisions are underway for the public to be admitted and the committee has been working on a myriad of details including accommodations, sponsorship, volunteers, transportation, player hospitality, and communications.
Tim Brogan, the director of golf at River Creek has been involved with junior golfers most all his life and has special interest in encouraging young golfers. “They are the future of our business.” He says.
On Sunday, August 1st, preceding the tournament itself, the Piedmont Club, another Club Corps golf course, will hold a qualifier. Then on Monday August 2 there will be a practice round at River Creek, prior to the start of the competition on Tuesday, August 3rd, that will continue through Thursday, August 5th. Following that there will be an awards ceremony.

Something “Fishy” is going on in South Riding

We have all talked about how limited our dining choices are here, in South Riding. Since so many of the restaurants have gone out of business near Giant, empty store fronts and “for lease” signs are a constant reminder of the economy. While Vintage 51, Manhattan Pizza, Panera and Ruby Tuesday are delicious options for a sit down meal, we all know having a few more dining choices would be wonderful!

Catch 52 is a new seafood restaurant, set to open in South Riding this fall. Complete with a raw bar lounge and wood stone oven, it’s certain to be just the change of pace we have all been looking for. Anthony Cavallo, of the Vintage Restaurant Group, is planning a soft opening for early October. “I am trying to create a dining destination, restaurant and entertainment corner, for South Riding. The wood stone oven is unique. It allows the chef to flavor the fish and when seared in the oven, it enhances and seals in flavor. The raw bar lounge will give diners another option to enjoy a different style of seafood”, explained Cavallo.

Catch 52 promises to be family friendly and fantastic. It will be located next to Vintage 51 in the Home Depot shopping center. For more information or employment opportunities, contact Amy Giles or Steve Paquale at Vintage 51 (703) 722-2844. For more information about The Vintage Restaurant Group, check out their website at http://www.vintageRG.com

Summer Concerts for August Friday nights~7-9:30pm~Towm Green

Another Level – August 6
ANOTHER LEVEL brings a unique flavor to your favorite Motown, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, and 70's classics as well as some of today’s hits.
Swiftkick – August 13
Swiftkick is a popular South Riding favorite. The 5-member group performs songs from today, as well as from the 90's, 80's, 70, & 60's.
Right Foot Red – August 20
Right Foot Red brings their unique brand to oldies and R&B, seventies funk and disco, eighties pop, and nineties and modern rock.
Mystic Vibrations – August 27
Mystic Vibrations is comprised of members from Jamaica and the USA. They are known for their original music composition which holds steadfast to the roots of reggae music.

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