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The sun is shining and the frost from winter is gone. That can only mean summer is here! And along with summer comes a multitude of festivals. The following is a list of festivals happening in Fairfax County during the month of June. Visit the Festival Directory for the full details for each festival. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Reston-cutting-room-floor.jpgJoin Peabody Award-winner Rebekah Wingert-Jabi as she discusses the process of editing a film for submission to festivals and for consideration by television broadcasters. Rebekah will update the progress of Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston,VA and share some of the excerpts that landed on "the cutting room floor" during the editing process. Both excruciating and exhilarating, editing is a part of great filmmaking that is rarely seen or discussed. Come enjoy a first-hand tour of how it works.  http://www.restoncommunitycenter.net/attend-shows-events-exhibits/event-detail/2015/06/02/default-calendar/reston-on-the-cutting-room-floor

RCC Hunters Woods - the CenterStage
Tuesday, June 2 • 7:30 p.m.
Free • Drop-in • 18 Years and Older

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Arlington County, Virginia, is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating temporary public art projects and/or activations that would be commissioned as part of Courthouse 2.0: Reimaging the Civic—an ongoing, multi-year initiative aimed at imagining Courthouse Square as an engaging, creative space where Arlington explores its civic future.
Deadline: June 19th at 11:59  Submissions must be done using Slideroom.  https://arlington.slideroom.com

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b2ap3_thumbnail_GRACE-art-educators-call.jpgThe Greater Reston Arts Center is proud to present the first of what will become a biennial exhibition celebrating the accomplishments of metro area art educators. Teachers on the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as college educators, may apply for this juried exhibition focusing upon educators as artists, first and foremost. All media and artist approaches will be considered for this exhibition highlighting the talent and diversity of the areas's art educators. http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/ArtEducatorsCall.htm

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mcleansymphonyThe McLean Symphony presents its season finale concert, "Transitions!" on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 pm with maestro Dingwall Fleary, conductor.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_More-than-money-charity.jpgInternal Revenue Code Section 501(c) lists 29 different types of nonprofit organizations. Every 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization must be further classified as either a public charity or a private foundation. Find out what the consequences are of being a private foundation in this article written by members and writers contracted by CPAmerica International and re-published with the permission of Thompson Greenspon & CPAmerica International. http://www.tgccpa.com/wordpress/?p=392.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_More-than-money-board-fiscal-responsibility.jpgGoal of Board: Fiscal Responsibility
Although each board's involvement in its not-for-profit agency's operations varies from situation to situation, all boards share a mandate to exercise fiscal responsibility. Certainly, complying with self-dealing rules and following the letter of the bylaws are requirements of fiscal responsibility. But they may be just the minimum requirements.  For three ways that boards can further exercise their fiscal responsibility, read the full article written by members and writers contracted by CPAmerica International and re-published with the permission of Thompson Greenspon & CPAmerica International. http://www.tgccpa.com/wordpress/?p=395

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The Fairfaxb2ap3_thumbnail_FCPS-seniors.jpg County Council of PTA's is hosting an online auction to raise funds for its Senior Scholarship Program. Items available include: restaurant gift cards, entertainment packages, historic tours, museums passes, wine tastings, and much more!  View the complete auction catalog at http://www.32auctions.com/fccpta

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washbMark your calendars for the Washington Balalaika Orchestra's 2015 Spring Concert Weekend featuring world-accclaimed domra soloist Tamara Volskaya, with bayanist Anatoly Trofimov, and balalaika soloist extraordinaire Andrei Saveliev.
There are two performances. Click here to order tickets.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wolftrap-KoolAndTheGang-small.jpgWolf Trap is on track for one of the most popular seasons to date; patrons are encouraged to order their seats soon for best availability.

*  From chart-toppers to family fare, comedy, classical, and classic rock, Wolf Trap welcomes arts and entertainment fans from across the Washington region. 
*  Opening week highlights the scope, diversity, and quality of Wolf Trap, with Sheryl Crow, A.R. Rahman, Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan, A Prairie Home Companion, and the annual Free Summer Blast-Off! concert and fireworks with the United State Marine Band.
*  Summer 2015 features 72 Filene Center performances, including 39 artist debuts; plus 32 Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods shows and 13 performances by Wolf Trap Opera.
*  Season concludes with Wolf Trap Ball, hosted by Italian Embassy, on stage at the Filene Center September 19.

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