May’s winner of the Firstfriday Student Calendar Art Contest is Katie Pikturna, 14, from George Mason High School. The theme of the student art contest this year is “Change in the City of Falls Church,” and Katie’s work is entitled “Reading Then, Reading Now.” The young woman on the right might be reading an Apple iPad, except that we don’t think design details had been released at the time that Katie submitted her picture.
Each month the Falls Church Times features a winning student’s art work.
For her winning entry, Katie received a $200 gift certificate at Art and Frame of Falls Church, a plaque noting participation in the contest, and an Artist Sketch Set. All participants received a certificate and a FIRSTfriday of Falls Church T-shirt.
Previous years’ calendars were produced and mailed by the City to all residences. The City’s budget shortfall precluded that this year, so the Firstfriday organization took over the contest and created an online calendar. View the whole calendar at www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com/On_Line_Calendar.html.
May 1, 2010
The Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club’s Boys U13 A team started its second season with a win of 3-2 against Herndon. The team played a solid, hard fought game for its opener against an experienced Herndon zone defense. Goalie Dan Dusenberry made many great saves. The Falls Church defense stayed in position and didn’t give up any easy shots. Offensively, Falls Church handled the ball well and showed patience against a tightly packed Herndon defense. Eriksen Johansen scored 2 and Sean Fitzgerald scored 1.
Since then the team has suffered another couple of losses, to Algonkian 3 to 5, and then to Manassas Battlefield 3 to 7. Scores were contributed by Fitzgerald, Jackson Cogar, Miles Cobb, and Johansen.
Against Annandale last Saturday, Falls Church lost by a score of 3 to 10. Cogar, Fitzgerald, and Brandon Ward each scored. Despite the lopsided score, the team didn’t give up and played a spirited, fun game with Annandale. Head Coach Dave Cogar summed it up optimistically, “We hope to keep building on these experiences and our energetic practices to grow as a team.”
This is only the team’s second year playing the in the A level and it is the first Falls Church U13 Boys team to ever play in the A level. In previous years, Falls Church never had enough players to field two teams at U13. But, after winning the U11B championship in 2008, the players and coaches decided to give it a shot. Last year, their first year at the A level, the team struggled and went 0-8-1. So this season the team hopes to improve that record and is already on its way with a current record of 1 win and 3 losses.
The Mustang U13A team next travels to Clifton to take on Braddock Road U13A on Sunday.
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May 1, 2010
If you want to draw, you better put it in the right perspective.
Two weeks from today — Saturday, May 15 at 5 p.m. — Falls Church Arts (FCA) is sponsoring an informal, three-hour workshop on perspective.
Taught by Falls Church resident, Denise Philipbar, the workshop provides artists what they need to know to get the right perspective into plein air (outdoor) and still life painting, drawing, and sketching. Philipbar will share tips, tricks, and techniques to get artists started or to help improve skills — without learning formal perspective, instead using some corrective techniques. All materials will be supplied for the course. Artists are encouraged to bring a notebook or sketch pad for notes.
The fee is $15 for FCA members and $22 for non-members and includes supplies. Registration forms can be found at www.FallsChurchArts.org and must be submitted with payment by May 13. Maximum enrollment in the workshop is 15; minimum number of participants is 6.
Falls Church Arts is located at ArtSpace, 410 S. Maple Avenue.
Monday 5/3: Gifted and Talented and Special Education Advisory Committee. Thomas Jefferson School Library, 7:00 pm.
City Council Work Session with Planning Commission and School Board. Training Center - G Level, 7:30 p.m.
Planning Commission. CANCELLED.
Tuesday 5/4: Electoral Board. Closed Session, Office of the General Registrar, 5:00 am.
Economic Development Authority, Training Center – G Level, 6:30 pm.
Wednesday 5/6: Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. Falls Church Community Center, 7:oo pm.
Architectural Advisory Board. Council Chamber, 7:45 pm.
Thursday 5/7: No meetings scheduled.
Friday 5/8: No meetings scheduled.
Meeting notices are obtained from the City and School Board on-line calendars and from the notice board at the east entrance of City Hall. Meetings may be subject to re-scheduling or cancellation.
May 1, 2010
The Mary Riley Styles Public Library will conduct its annual customer survey in May. The survey can be completed either at the Library or on-line.
Spring story hours continue through May 27. The Library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 21.
Book discussions include No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.
For full details on all events see the Library’s newsletter at its website.
The Library also invites patrons to follow events on its new Facebook page.