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WHS Alumni Update: May 11, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: May 11, 2012

 

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

No plans for Mother’s Day? Chick-fil-A has you covered with a “Date Knight” for mothers and sons on Monday, May 14 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The 49 Chick-fil-A restaurants located in the Washington, D.C. area will be hosting a special medieval-themed evening where moms and their sons can spend quality time together over dinner, great conversation and special activities featuring costumed medieval figures like jesters, queens and horses.

Activities are free, but you must pay for dinner. Reservations are required, so act fast by visiting www.mothersondate.com to reserve a spot.

There will be a Knighting Ceremony at the Chick-fil-A located in La Plata, Md., where you can meet the Knight from the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and a muscle car display at the Chick-fil-A in Fredericksburg,Va.

For more information on participating locations click here!

Attn NoVA/DC/MD High School Students + Parents :: Prom Confidence Event + Giveaway on March 24th

Attn NoVA/DC/MD High School Students + Parents :: Prom Confidence Event + Giveaway on March 24th

On Saturday, March 24, local merchants and activists for young people will come together to make some prom dreams come true for teenagers in Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. The group previously hosted makeovers with local teens, including the one featured in the video above of Nailah Phillips, a sophomore at Heritage HIgh School in Leesburg. Perhaps the best part about these makeovers is that the team bases its prom and homecoming events not only on making over the outside, but on reminding teens first, to see and appreciate their strengths, and second, to know that each is truly special.

Local Target Stores To Host In-Store Reading Events This Saturday

Local Target Stores To Host In-Store Reading Events This Saturday

Target Corp. will host free in-store reading events at all Target stores nationwide this Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., in celebration of the National

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”