Thursday Morning Rundown

University of Mary Washington/Credit: UMWNavy Yard Victim’s Family Files Suit  — The family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight is seeking more than $37 million in damages, according to a suit filed in Tampa on Wednesday. Knight, a Reston resident, was killed in the mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard in September. [WTOP]

Run With Santa This Weekend — PR Race Series is hosting the Run With Santa 5K Saturday at Reston Town Center. Now is your chance to pair your elf costume, Rudolph nose and other Christmas costumes with your running shoes at this run for all ages. [PR Races]

Not Just for Students — Several Virginia college towns made Travel & Leisure magazine’s “Best College Towns” list. Where does your alma mater rank? [WTOP]

What Are They Teaching the Kids? — Interested in just what is being discussed in Family Life Education (FLE) at Fairfax County Public Schools? FCPS is making the materials on this highly sensitive subject available for review as special instructional materials have been recommended to address the abuse topic of teen sex trafficking for grades 6-10 and grade 12 in the emotional and social health and human growth and development units. [FCPS]

Photo of University of Mary Washington courtesy of UMW.

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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