NOVA Shuttle’s Winter Break and Spring changes

For the Winter Break, the NOVA Shuttle will operate on its normal schedule through December 19th.

There will be no shuttle service after December 19th until Monday, January 5th, when the shuttle will resume operations.

There will be schedule changes starting January 5th, for Route C (Alexandria – Braddock Road) and Route E (MEC – Franconia-Springfield).image002

Route C will be adjusted to arrive on campus every hour on the hour and at the metro every half hour.
Route E will be adjusted to go from campus to the Food Court at Springfield Town Center to the Metro.

Updated schedules will be posted at www.nvcc.edu/shuttle before December 23rd.

You can also visit https://www.restonlimo.com/nova for real-time shuttle updates.

Please visit www.nvcc.edu/shuttle for more details and Route schedules.

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TLC Webinar | Friday, December 12, 2014

Login information supplied upon registration.  To Register, go to:  goo.gl/S0uNa9

Date:               Friday, 12 December 2014Good 11
Time:              10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Rented Textbooks are Due back by TUESDAY, December 16th, 2014

Hey NOVA remember if you RENTED textbooks this FALL they are DUE back by TUESDAY, December 16th at the campus you rented from!

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Tyler Building (AT) Information Desk and Lounge Closing for the Holidays

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Quantom Studios Open House | Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On December 10, Quantom Studios, a Community Based Co-Enrollment Partner, will be hosting an Open House.  All interested students are invited to learn about this one year career studies certificate program offered at the NOVA-AL Campus.

Date:                    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Time:                   5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:          Bisdorf Building | AA-158

For more information about this NOVA certificate contact:

CONTACT:
For more information contact Phyllis Lacy | 703-969-4880 |PCL@quantomstudios.org 

Website: www.QuantomStudios.org

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Student Strees Relief Week

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AL WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ***Special Holidays Edition ***

AL Campus New Academic Building Under Construction
AL Campus Announcement !!!
Here are a couple of the latest photos from the NEW Academic Building construction project.

Please visit our AL Campus “NEW” Academic Building blog (http://blogs.nvcc.edu/alnab/ ) for more photos.
Blog: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/alnab/

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Christmas at Mount Vernon
Community Event !!!

Admission: Event included with purchase of a general admission ticket $18 adults ($17 online); $8 children ages 6-11; free children ages 5 and under

Mount Vernon is joyfully decking the halls for Christmas at Mount Vernon, a special daytime program offered through January. Themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees) and historical chocolate-making demonstrations will be offered. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion and learn how the Washingtons celebrated Christmas. In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the enjoyment of his guests. During Christmas at Mount Vernon, visitors can meet a camel on the grounds.

To buy tickets go to: http://www.mountvernon.org/

Dates: Monday, December 8 – Tuesday, January 6, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon VA 22121
Phone: 703-780-2000

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Securing a Summer Internship Workshop
Annandale Campus Event !!!

Please RSVP in advance by
visiting CCN’s website: http://www.collegecentral.com/nova

Internships give you the chance to ‘test-drive’ a career. Learn the nuts and bolts of finding different types of internship opportunities, develop strategies for effective networking, and leave with key resources and techniques for securing an internship of your own! Now is the time to search and apply for summer internships!!

Date: Monday, December 08, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: NOVA’s Annandale Campus CA 320
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-425-5737

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Alexandria’s Holiday Market
Community Event !!!

Admission: Free

Alexandria’s Holiday Market is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively outdoor Holiday Market.
While shopping for unique art and craft items for your loved ones, enjoy live entertainment, traditional European food and sweets, wine, and beer. Local non-profit organizations are invited each weekend to be part of the event.

The event is free for the public to enjoy and spend quality time with their friends and family. Alexandria’s Holiday Market is the perfect place for children young and old; visit the children’s corner for kid’s activities to learn more about European traditions and culture. It is the one stop shop, bringing the local community together.
Date: Monday, December 8 – Sunday, Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Times: 11:00am – 8:00pm
On December 24 Charismas eve from 11am to 2pm
Location: John Carlyle Square
300 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria VA 22314

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight
Community Event !!!

Admission: $22/adult; $15/child 11 and under

Join “Mrs. Washington” as she hosts an enchanting evening of candlelight tours, fireside caroling and festive treats. Timed tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 11 and under. Tickets available October 27th at 10 a.m. at the Ford Orientation Center or at MountVernon.org.

To buy tickets go to: http://www.mountvernon.org/

Dates: Monday, December 8 – Sunday, December 21, 2014
Times: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon VA 22309
Phone: 703-780-2000

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A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair
Community Event !!!

Admission: $49.50

Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renown. Mindi Abair is a double-edged talent from her fluid saxophone to emotive vocals. Rick Braun is a masterful trumpet/flugelhorn player whose warm tones transform the simplest melody into a work of art. They have separately sold literally millions of records and anticipate the acceptance to this special performance of Christmas chestnuts.

To buy ticket go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/a-peter-white-christmas-alexandria-virginia-12-08-2014/event/15004CD8A16B6D7D?brand=birchmere&camefrom=cfc_birchmere_website

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

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Guitar Recital
AL Campus Event !!!

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Alexandria – Tyler
5000 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Room: 130

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A Broadway Christmas Carol” at MetroStage
Community Event !!!

Admission: $50

Created by Kathy Feininger and directed by Michael Sharp, this MetroStage holiday tradition is a delicious cross between the classic Dickens’ tale and uproarious song parodies of 33 Broadway show tune favorites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and many more.
To buy ticket go to: http://www.metrostage.org/

Dates: Monday, December 8 – Sunday, December 28, 2014
Times: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:oopm
Friday, 8:oopm
Saturday, 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Location: MetroStage
1201 N. Royal Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-9044

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Securing a Summer Internship Workshop
AL Campus Event !!!

Please RSVP in advance by
visiting CCN’s website: http://www.collegecentral.com/nova

Internships give you the chance to ‘test-drive’ a career. Learn the nuts and bolts of finding different types of internship opportunities, develop strategies for effective networking, and leave with key resources and techniques for securing an internship of your own! Now is the time to search and apply for summer internships!!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: NOVA’s Alexandria Campus
Room: AA327
Phone: 703-425-5737

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Holiday Concert
AL Campus Event !!!

Donations Requested

The NOVA Alexandria Band
The Alexandria Chorus
NOVA Jazz Ensemble

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall on the NOVA Alexandria Campus:
Phone: 703-845-6252

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Christmas with Aaron Neville Quintet
Community Event !!!

Admission: $59.50

Aaron Neville is an American R&B and soul singer and musician. He has had four platinum certified albums and four Top 20 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard.

To buy ticket go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/christmas-with-aaron-neville-alexandria-virginia-12-09-2014/event/15004CFEB7F22776?brand=birchmere&camefrom=cfc_birchmere_website

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

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Holiday Concert Band/Chorus/Jazz
AL Campus Event !!!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Alexandria – Schlesinger Center
4915 East Campus Lane
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703.845.6156

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Final Exam Week 2014 Fall Semester- 16 Week Session
AL Campus Announcement !!!

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: All Day
Location: All NOVA Campuses

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Second Thursday Live: The Aloha Boys
Community Event !!!

Admission: $10

The Aloha Boys have played Carnegie Hall, The Birchmere, and The Kennedy Center. They bring the warm aloha spirit on a cold day.

To buy tickets go to : http://www.nvfaa.org/events/second-thursday-live-aloha-boys

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-0035

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LLI Forum
Community Event !!!

About LLI:

The Lifelong Learning Institute Manassas is hosted by Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas. LLI Manassas is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that is equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Our Institute is a member of the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN), an umbrella organization for lifelong learning institutes in the United States and Canada. The Lifelong Learning Institute in Manassas is administered and operated by its volunteers.

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Center for the Performing Arts (GMU Prince William Campus)
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
Contact Information:
Email: perlman1@aol.com

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Chamber Ensembles Recital
AL Campus Event !!!

Date: Friday, December 12, 2104
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Alexandria – Tyler
5000 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Room: 130

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Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue
Community Event !!!

Admission: $45

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue arrives in time to sprinkle some much needed Christmas Cheer. Starring none other than… Nick Lowe, the show will feature a few brand-new Christmas Classics from 2013’s “Quality Street” as well as careful selections from his back catalog of hits and near misses. Nick will appear both solo and backed by a sharp-dressed rock & roll combo who will bring along some Yuletide treats of their own.
To buy tickets go to :http://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-lowes-quality-holiday-revue-alexandria-virginia-12-12-2014/event/15004D4EF06E4324?brand=birchmere&camefrom=cfc_birchmere_website

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

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Nutcracker in a Nutshell
AL Campus Event !!!

Tickets: $25

Ticket sales begin November 24th at The Center for Ballet Arts, 11215 H Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
To purchase tickets by mail please download and print the Mail Order Form

To buy tickets go to : http://www.thecenterforballetarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Nutcrackerticketform2014.pdf

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Times: 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Location: NOVA Alexandria – Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center
3001 N. Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703-273-5344

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Voice Recital
AL Campus Event !!!

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Alexandria – Tyler
5000 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Room: 130

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Alexandria Choral Society Holiday Concert: “Vivaldi: Gloria”
Community Event !!!

The Alexandria Choral Society aspires to enhance the cultural life of the city of Alexandria and surrounding communities by presenting diverse and engaging vocal music programs at the highest artistic level.

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 703-683-2007

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Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours
Community Event !!!

Admission: $20 adults, $15 seniors (65 and older) and active military, $5 children (ages 5-12); tickets online: shop.alexandriava.gov

Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event! Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, and Lee-Fendall House by candlelight, while enjoying seasonal decorations, entertainment and light refreshments. This year even sweeter with Historic Chocolate!

To buy tickets go to : https://shop.alexandriava.gov/Events.aspx

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: 703-746-4242

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Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holidays
Community Event !!!

Admission: $39.50

Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are an American Grammy Award-winning troupe who express their history as African-American women through song, dance, and sign language.

To buy tickets go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/sweet-honey-in-the-rock-alexandria-virginia-12-14-2014/event/15004CD0ED218664?brand=birchmere&camefrom=cfc_birchmere_website

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

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Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show
Community Event !!!

Admission: $49.50

After a hiatus of three years, Aimee Mann announces the return of her annual holiday tour, this time in partnership with her bandmate Ted Leo from her new project The Both. In past years Aimee’s holiday variety show has played to sold-out crowds on both the East and West Coast, featuring a mixture of Christmas classics, original music, video, sketches, and a host of musical and comedian guests, and this year promises to have even more surprises.

To buy ticket go to : http://www.ticketmaster.com/the-return-aimee-manns-christmas-show-alexandria-virginia-12-15-2014/event/15004D28E4F23AC5?brand=birchmere&camefrom=cfc_birchmere_website

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305
Phone: 703-549-7500

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Examinations End for 2014 Fall Semester- Both 16 Week and Second 8 Week Sessions
AL Campus Announcement !!!

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 12:00am – 11:59pm
Location: All NOVA Campuses

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Spring 2015 Tuition Payment Deadline
AL Campus Announcement !!!

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 12:00am – 11:59pm
Location: All NOVA Campuses

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ASBC Christmas Festival – The Messiah – an Oratorio
AL Campus Event !!!

Free Concert—No Tickets Required

The Alfred Street Baptist Church Music and Worship Arts Ministry Presents a Christmas Musical & Liturgical Concert the Messiah — an Oratorio — by George Frederic Handel “A Storied Trilogy” with selections from
The Messiah, The Messiah – A Soulful Celebration, Too Hot to Handel – The Gospel Messiah.
There will be two performances: Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 20 at 6:00pm.
This will be the best Christmas Festival Concert of the year. You don’t want to miss the most inspirational and exciting ASBC Christmas Festival Concert to date.

Our legendary Christmas Festuval Concert is Alfred Street’s gift to you and the community, so it is FREE; however, you must reserve your FREE tickets online. This will be a sold out event, so reserve your tickets online today (so that everyone can experience this outstanding Free concert, there is a limit of 4 tickets per household.)

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College
4915 East Campus Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311

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Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
Community Event !!!

Admission: $30/adult, $20/youth (6-11), children five and under are free

Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 20!

For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open its doors for an evening of holiday-themed fireworks and special programs. Before the fireworks show at 8:45 p.m.,

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon offers guests a chance to step back in time and experience a festive holiday evening at the first president’s estate. Stroll through the historic area while being serenaded by local choirs.

Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Visit a winter encampment and meet re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment. Enjoy cider, cookies, and a bonfire while listening to the harmonious sounds of musicians performing 18th-century tunes. Impress holiday guests by learning 18th-century dance moves with costumed guides in the Greenhouse. Warm up in the blacksmith shop – a working reconstruction of Washington’s blacksmith shop. Sip hot chocolate while watching a fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the Potomac River. “General and Lady Washington” along with a cast of costumed characters from the 18th century will be on hand to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests. Learn more about the Washingtons’ Christmas traditions during a tour the first and second floor of the Mansion.

To buy ticket go to : http://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/christmas-illuminations-at-mount-vernon/

Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon VA 22121
Phone: 703-780-2000

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Winter Break for Students, Faculty and Staff Begins. College Offices Close at Noon.
AL Campus Announcement !!!

Dates: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – Monday, January 5, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: All NOVA Campuses

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Waterskiing Santa Comes to Old Town Alexandria
Community Event !!!

Admission: Free

Now in its 29th year, this favorite DC-area Christmas Eve event comes to Old Town Alexandria for the very first time. Gather at Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront for a spectacular show by the Waterskiing Santa and his wakeboarding reindeer, plus flying elves, the Grinch and his friends, Frosty the Snowman, and Jack Frost. And this year’s show will feature a new, never-seen-before act in the Washington, DC area. The prime viewing area is along the waterfront between King Street and Oronoco Street which includes Founders Park and the Alexandria City Marina.

Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time: 1:00pm (Pre-show at 12:45 p.m.)
Location: Alexandria’s Waterfront between King and Oronoco streets, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Merry Christmas
Happy Holiday !!!

Date: Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time: All Day

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First Night Alexandria
Community Event !!!

Admission: $15

First Night Alexandria 2014 is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts. Coffee shops, retail stores, hotels, museums and public buildings are turned into performance venues to showcase incredible local and regional talent. Recent performers at First Night Alexandria include clowns, face painters and magicians for children to a world-class Scottish fiddler, a Grammy-nominated rock and roll guitarist and a classical cellist for adults.

To by ticket go to: http://www.firstnightalexandria.org/tickets

Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Old Town Alexandria
Phone: 703-746-3301

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Happy New Year
Happy Holiday !!!

Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015
Time: All Day

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NOVA Shuttle’s Winter Break and Spring changes

1234For the Winter Break, the NOVA Shuttle will operate on its normal schedule through December 19th.
There will be no shuttle service after December 19th until Monday, January 5th, when the shuttle will resume operations.

There will be schedule changes starting January 5th, for
Route C (Alexandria – Braddock Road) and Route E (MEC – Franconia-Springfield).
Route C will be adjusted to arrive on campus every hour on the hour and at the metro every half hour.
Route E will be adjusted to go from campus to the Food Court at Springfield Town Center to the Metro.
Updated schedules will be posted at www.nvcc.edu/shuttle before December 23rd.

You can also visit https://www.restonlimo.com/nova for real-time shuttle updates.
Please visit www.nvcc.edu/shuttle for more details and Route schedules.

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NOVA-AL Music Ensembles to play Holiday Concert | Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Celebrate the holiday season listening to much-beloved favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, “The First Noel,” “Carol of the Bells,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” music from “The Polar Express” and more at this year’s Holiday Concert on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Other selections include a Chanukah Cantata and music by W.A. Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, and Mel Torme.  The musical event will feature the NOVA Community Chorus, the NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble and the Alexandria Band.

DATE: Tuesday, 9 December 2014
TIME: 6:45 p.m. (Pre-Concert Music in the Lobby)
7:30 p.m. (Concert Starts)
LOCATION:     AL Campus | Schlesinger Center

COST: The concert is FREE and open to the public.  FREE garage parking will also be available.

NOTE: The garage is closed from Campus Drive, but accessible from the Beauregard Street entrance.

CONTACT:
For more information contact Lisa C. Eckstein | 703.845.6252 |  leckstein@nvcc.edu

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DR. ROBERT TEMPLIN, Jr. | Farewell Visit to the Alexandria Campus

Dr. Robert Templin, Jr.Hello Alexandria Campus!

Please come join Dr. Robert Templin, Jr. to celebrate his farewell visit to the Alexandria Campus Today.

Date: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bisdorf Building | AA-196

As president of Northern Virginia Community College since 2002, Dr. Templin announced his intention to retire in February 2015 during a College Board meeting held Sept. 8.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Templin’s efforts in workforce training, education, economic development and immigration policy have been featured by National Public Radio, USA Today, PBS National News Hour and Fortune magazine.

CONTACT:
For more information please contact Marc Henderson | mhenderson@nvcc.edu

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