Monday Morning Notes

Reston sunrise, Jan. 31, 2014

Still Jamming at Frying Pan — Frying Pan Park in Herndon has been hosting acoustic jams for 15 years now, ever since a native Louisianan knocked on the door and suggested it in 1998. The park held a musical “Jam-iversary” last month.  Catch upcoming jams on the first and third Sundays of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. [Fairfax County Park Authority Blog]

An American Abroad — Lizzy Axtell, a Langley High student and Reston Soccer player is spending the year in England while her father, a GMU professor, is on a year-long sabbatical at Oxford University. But this has given Axtell the opportunity for a trial with Oxford FC’s U-17 Girls Center of Excellence, the English FA’s initiative to propel the female game forward. She is currently ranked No. 4 in the league for total goals scored, with 5 in 10 appearances as a sub. [Soccer Wire]

Together Forever, With Fido and Spot — A Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that would make it possible for residents to be buried with their beloved pets. Currently, Virginia law says only human remains in human burials. [Washington Post]

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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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