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River Creek Blog: Quoth the Raven

The Drama Department at Riverside High School in Lansdowne will feature the play, “Nevermore,” on Nov. 16,17, 18 at 7 p.m. and on the Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. “Nevermore” is the story of Edgar Allan Poe and his fate. According to information from Riverside, “In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe is reported to have boarded a steamer in Baltimore Harbor for an overnight voyage to New York City. He never arrived.

Five days later, Poe was found delirious on a Baltimore street and died soon thereafter.” This performance at Riverside High School purports to solve the mystery of Poe’s demise. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at http://www.rvhsfineartsboosters.com/tickets.html.

Comedy Night at Lansdowne: The Potomac Club will be having their annual Comedy Night on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. The Comedy Night is for residents only 21 years and older at a ticket price of $25 per person that includes beverages. Call 571-333-1212 for reservations.

Comedians Brian Shirley and Scott Angrave will be performing. Besides standup Shirley has published comedy books, hosted a radio show and writes a syndicated column. According to his profile he delves into relationships, divorce, the military, crazy money making schemes, and much more.

Scott Angrave says he’s a “not-so-perfect English Gentlemen.” One of his quips involves driving on the right side of the road when he mistakenly grabbed the door handle with his left hand instead of the gear shift and fell out of the car. He has appeared on TV and radio.

Fusion Academy in Lansdowne: Fusion Academy will be having an open house, at 19300 Promenade Drive, Suite 200 in Lansdowne Town Center on Nov.13 from 5 to 7 p.m. According to their flyer, it will be an opportunity to “see our space, meet our team and learn about Fusion.” They plan to have a grand opening on Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Academy was founded in California in 1989 with classrooms in a garage. Since then, Fusion has grown into a nationwide operation with three located in Virginia. They accommodate middle school and high school age students with classes in science, history, mathematics, English, performing arts, social studies and foreign languages.

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