Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ArtSpace Herndon Celebrates New Year's Eve 2013

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 Puppy Rescue Mission dogs, arrive at Dulles Airport


Puppy Rescue Mission (PRI) Three Dogs Arrive Washington Dulles Airport

One of Three Puppy Rescue Mission Dogs that arrived Washington Dulles International Airport

From wusa9.com: CHANTILLY,  Va. - 

Puppy Rescue Mission transported the three dogs who were 'battle buddies' to U.S. soldiers overseas. Befriended and cared for by troops, the canines, once unwanted and homeless, served  alongside their military saviors,  and are now headed to their soldiers' homes here in the U.S.


Three pups arrived at Dulles Airport on Wednesday from Afghanistan, courtesy of a nonprofit group that helps soldiers bring their furry friends home from war.
Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that soldiers turn to when they need help bringing their four-legged friends home from war.
Both PRM volunteers and family members greeted the dogs' arrival at Dulles on Wednesday morning to offer them a warm welcome home.
The dogs are: Kelay, whose soldier found him at a checkpoint while doing security detail. The soldier instinctively knew part of his mission was to save this animal from the horror of the life of a homeless dog in Afghanistan. Kelay is now headed to Seattle to live with the soldier's girlfriend until his master returns from  overseas duty.
Kapisa's soldier discovered her on top of a dirt pile while on a mission in southern Afghanistan. She is named after the Kapisa Valley, where her soldier lost two teammates in 2008.
And Cannon was found in Afghanistan by guards when he was just about eight weeks old. Energetic, engaging, full of joy, the puppy was cared for by several soldiers on base, and now will share a life in the U.S. with one of them.
Puppy Rescue Mission states that its purpose is to brings home dogs that befriend, fight alongside of, and provide morale to deployed U.S. soldiers abroad. PRM recognizes the therapeutic value of soldiers being able to bring their war buddies home, and to changes the lives of dogs in war zones where, without the attention and care of their soldiers, the animals face the certainty of potential starvation and abuse.
 From transport in dangerous zones and safe houses, to shots, records, flights ad fostering until soldiers return, PRM ensures each puppy rescue mission is coordinated, safe and funded. A soldier only needs to write a letter to PRM when he or she needs a hand getting a furry friend home, and PRM goes into action. With PRM's help, the pups get to live the lives they deserve with their soldiers and their families--truly the American dream.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Washington D.C. Auto Show Driving toward 2013 Dates

In 2013, The Washington Auto Show® will move its show dates to February 1 for 10 days, according to the show’s producer, the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA).
The largest public show in Washington, and a can’t miss family tradition, The Washington Auto Show is scheduled from Feb. 1 -10, with Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 serving as special preview days for media, government and industry.
“Only The Washington Auto Show can bring together the latest in safety and technology as well as consumer promotions and lots of fun; indeed, “It is the hottest ticket” in town,” said Robert Fogarty, show chairman and CEO of Sport Automotive.
In 2013, the show will have a new floor plan and many new features, including a Luxury Showcase with 11 luxury brands together on the first level and the Exotic Car area. The Advanced Technology SuperHighway Café will house the latest innovations in safety, sustainability and technology.
At the same time, the show draws a massive, diverse and affluent audience with its showcase of stars and cars, cutting-edge technologies, contests and car giveaways.
Look for the display of more than 700 new vehicles by over 42 domestic and import manufacturers offering a showcase of cars, trucks, mini-vans, sport utility vehicles. The show fills the 750,000 square-foot space with two-levels of advanced exhibits.

SHOW DATES:
Jan. 30: Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill – “The Policy Summit” presented by National Journal and The Washington Auto Show in Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building
Jan. 31:8 am-5 pm Public Policy Day at Walter E. Washington Convention Center –announcements from automakers and industry for officials in government, industry and media
Jan. 31, 5-8 pm Sneak Peek Preview Reception-exclusive to Members of Congress, Ambassadors, regulators, industry and media
Jan. 31, 7 pm Reception and 8 pm Dinner for Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award to Edsel Ford II. (Contact kh@wanada.org)
Feb. 1-10: Public Days – Open to the public

WHERE: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
Exterior of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport is offering Special Overnight Packages - Perfect for all DC Auto Show Attendees

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Infographic

Daily Infographic | Turkey & Travel: How We Celebrate Thanksgiving [Infographic]

Link to Daily Infographic

Turkey & Travel: How We Celebrate Thanksgiving [Infographic]

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST

One of my all time favorite holidays has to be Thanksgiving. A day solely devoted to eating, drinking, napping, football and family is always a great time. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, pecan pie, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, gravy, etc. Ugh I’m drooling already. Apparently though, these Thanksgiving foods were not always the main entrees.

In fact, the first Thanksgiving between the fabled Pilgrims and Indians included goose, duck, deer, fish, shellfish and eel. I don’t know how many households are gonna eat eel this Thanksgiving but I can bet it won’t be a whole lot. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t even widely celebrated until Lincoln’s incumbency in 1863 in suggestion from Sarah Hale. Other interesting facts in this infographic include where Turkeys are raised, the total weight of Turkeys raised in terms of EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS, some myth-busting as far as Tryptophan is concerned, and travel facts about this holiday. All in all, I’m pumped about Thanksgiving this year and I cannot wait to get super stuffed and pass out on a couch in front of a blaring football game. Cheers ya’ll. [via]


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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dulles Expo Center Calendar of Events - November 2012


November 3 - 4
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Admission:
$8.00 Adults, Good for Both Days
D.C. Big Flea Market
****THE SHOW WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED****
On Sale: Period & Country Furniture to Collectibles of All Eras at Affordable Prices! Featuring Glassware, Jewelry, Silver, Primitives, Porcelain and Much More!
Phone: 757.430.4735
Website: www.damorepromotions.com
November 9 - 11
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Admission:
$8.00 for Adults
(Children under 12 free)
19th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market
More than 300 juried artisans from across the country offer fine art, functional & decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography, woven baskets, furniture, decorative arts, collectible dolls, wearable art and much more. Specialty food vendors offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as steamed puddings, almond pound cakes, party dips, sparkling cider and fruit cakes. Events Management Group, Inc. works with the Capital Area Food Bank helping needy families during the holiday season by collecting donations of canned goods.
Receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.
Phone: 757.417.7771
Website: www.emgshows.com
November 13 - 14
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
(Please Note: Educational Conference sessions begin at 9am both days)
Admission:
Free to Building & Facility Management and Maintenance Professionals
Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show & Conference
The Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show is positioned to serve the needs of Facility Management and Maintenance professionals from across this region. Our free two-day trade show also feature seminars designed to bring the latest information on the products, technologies and services todays maintenance and repair operation professionals need.
Phone: (512) 824-3340 or (216) 712-7171
Website: www.MaintenanceShows.com
November 16 - 18
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Admission:
3-Day Pass - $18.00
$12.00 - Adults
$6.00 - Kids 12 to 17
Free for kids under 12
The Nations Gun Show
C & E Gun Shows is dedicated to producing the most professional, safest and ethical gun shows in the country. We strive to provide our patrons with the best available selection of firearms, ammo, knives and related merchandise, and our dealers with the largest crowds of qualified buyers anywhere, while always doing all we can do to protect the constitution of the United States of America.
Phone: 540.951.1344 or 540.953.0016
Website: www.TheNationsGunShow.com
November 27 - 28
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
(Seminars start at 9am both days)
Admission: Free
Build Expo DC
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Build Expo is a nationwide construction trade show that promotes the growth of local construction industry markets across the nation. Our company would like to invite the construction industry to participate in an event solely dedicated to connecting buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers in a face-to-face forum. We are the only business-to-business construction industry trade show with FREE admission and over 30 seminars that brings together every professional in the construction industry. In todays economy, the construction industry can use every bit of support it can get.
Phone: 512.249.5303
Website: www.buildexpousa.com
November 30 - Dec 2
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 12noon - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm
Admission:
$9.00
The Super Liquidation Sale
Super sale with clothing, shoes, perfumes, electronics and more...
Phone: none
Website: none

Wednesday, October 3, 2012



Dulles Expo Center Calendar of Events October

Dulles Expo Enter Hotel





October 4 -6
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Admission:
$10 Adults, Ages 12 and under free with accompanying adult.
Classes - Fee visit website
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
If you love to sew, quilt, machine embroider, knit or embellish,
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is "so you"! The Expo is your source for creative inspiration and fun. For three days only this annual event brings nationally recognized sewing educators, more than 150 booths of hard-to-find fashion and quilt fabric, the latest tools, patterns and notions, the newest in sewing technology and more. Three stages offer fashion shows, trunk shows and "how-to" demos along with quilt, wearable art and doll displays. Most attendees find taking additional classes or workshops complete their Expo experience, leaving them with new projects and a renewed confidence in their sewing all year long.
Phone: 800.699.6309
Website: www.sewingexpo.com
October 9-10
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-2:00pm
Admission:
Trade Only
Wetsel Dealer Show
Trade Event Only - Not Open to the Public
Phone: 540.434.6753 or 800.572.4018
Website: www.wetsel.com
October 12 - 14
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission:
$5.00 Adults per day,
$9.00 weekend pass,
Ages 12 & under free.
Collectors' Showcase of America
Sports Collectibles of every variety. Numerous celebrity autograph guests. The regions best sports collectibles.
Phone: 540.456.6877
Website: www.csashows.com
October 19 - 21
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission:
$8.00 Adults, Children
6-12 $1.00, Children
under 6 free.
Craftsmens Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
Features original designs & work from more than 400 talented artists and craftspeople from across the Nation. See the creative process in action as many demonstrate throughout the show. Something for every Style, Taste & Budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. Discount coupons, advance discount and group (15+) tickets available.
craftsmens
Phone: 336.282.5550
Email:Contact@GilmoreShows.com
Website: www.CraftShow.com
October 26 - 28
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission:
$15.00 Adults
Children Under 18 Free With Adult
Log & Timber Home Show
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The Log & Timber Home Shows - "Magazines Brought To Life" - are large and lively events featuring two-story exhibits, life-size log and timber frame structures, extravagant furniture and decor displays, free workshop presentations and educational demonstration areas.is
Phone: 800.782.1253
Website: www.loghome.com/shows

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dulles Expo Center Hosts DC Big Flea, Capital Home Show and Nations Gun Show in September


Three major conventions arrive at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia this September. D.C. Big Flea, Capital Home Show and The Nations Gun Show.


Northern Virginia and Metropolitan Washington DC’s premier exhibition facility for consumer shows and trade events, the Dulles Expo Center.  Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s high-tech corridor on Route 28, between I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County, VA. Dulles Expo Center is six miles south of Dulles International Airport and just 26 miles from Washington, DC.

September 2012 weekends will see Three Major Exhibitions in the Center

DC Big Flea Market


September 15 - 16

Location:
South Hall

Show Hours:
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission:
$8.00 Adults, Good for
Both Days
D.C. Big Flea Market

On Sale: Period & Country Furniture to Collectibles of All Eras at Affordable Prices! Featuring Glassware, Jewelry, Silver, Primitives, Porcelain and Much More!

Phone: 757.430.4735



September 21 - 23

Location:
South Hall

Show Hours:
Friday 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

Admission:
$10.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Kids 6-12
Free for kids 5 and under



Capital Home Show


 Capital Home Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center this fall, offering homeowners a valuable one-stop shopping experience for the latest remodeling and decorating products and services. Whether it's altering your style with new paint, artwork or furniture, improving an outdated space or tackling a large scale or minor renovation project, improving one's home has never been more popular, especially in the greater Washington/Northern Virginia region. This three-day show provides the perfect opportunity to shop, compare, become inspired and gather great tips and advice.

Buy tickets online for your best deals:
www.CapitalHomeShow.com


Phone: 800.274.6948



September 28 - 30

Location:
South Hall

Show Hours:
Friday 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Admission:
3-Day Pass - $18.00
$12.00 - Adults
$6.00 - Kids 12 to 17
Free for kids under 12


The Nation’s Gun Show


C & E Gun Shows is dedicated to producing the most professional, safest and ethical gun shows in the country.  We strive to provide our patrons with the best available selection of firearms, ammo, knives and related merchandise, and our dealers with the largest crowds of qualified buyers anywhere, while always doing all we can do to protect the constitution of the United States of America.

Phone: 540.951.1344 or 540.953.0016



Embassy Suites Dulles Airport is your  Dulles Expo Hotel.  


All guests enjoy:

*Free Cooked to Order Breakfast
*Evening Reception with complimentary drinks and snacks
*Two Room Suite
*Free shuttle in 3 mile radius
*Free Parking
*Indoor Pool
*Fitness Center

To make reservations at your Dulles Expo Hotel click here



For more information about the Dulles Expo Special Offers at Embassy Suites Dulles Airport click here.