Archive for “May 2013”

Tinner Hill Festival Summer Music Guide Critic’s Choice

We've been blowing our own horn, tooting about all the great blues we present at the annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival.  Well, now others are beginning to take notice.  See what the Washington, DC City Paper had to say about the festival. . . better get your tickets early!!

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Festival City Paper Summer Music Critic

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Prelude to Blues Events: Brunch with Cathy Ponton King; House Party with Eleanor Ellis/Pearl Bailes

Two fundraising musical concerts  round out our Prelude to the Blues series . . . intimate up close and personal blues performances in unique settings leading up to the Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival.  Don't miss your chance to hear, meet and interact face to face with outstanding performers.!  Tickets are by advance purchase only and usually sell out quickly.  Do not delay. . . 

Saturday, May 11 6pm - 9 pm  Tinner Hill presents Prelude to the Blues House Concert!  Join music lovers Lindy Hockenberry & Edward Christensen at their home for an up close and personal concert!  Don't miss this magical evening of great blues in Ed and Lindy's charming antique filled home.  Enjoy music by Eleanor Ellis and Pearl Bailes in the company of a small group of blues lovers.  Ticket price, $20.00  includes  a delicious BBQ supper provided by Famous Dave's BBQ of Falls Church.  Seating is limited and past performances at this home have sold out. So act quickly! Buy tickets at

Sunday, May 26, 11 am - 3 pm at Open Kitchen Bistro Tinner Hill presents Blues & Brunch featuring Cathy Ponton King.
Wake up your Sunday morning with the fabulous Cathy Ponton King, the mighty Bill Starks on keyboards and Mike Melchione, from Buckwheat Zydeco Band, on guitar! All while supporting an outstanding non-profit Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation!

Join us on the terrace at Open Kitchen Bistro on the very intimate enclosed terrace, with a lovely view overlooking the city.  Brunch is available for an additional fee. Chef Katie's sumptuous brunch of seasonal entrees, desserts and wine cocktails will be available at an additional cost.

Seats are are only $20, but are limited and by advance purchase only! Purchase tickets

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Henderson House Voted “Best History Related Geocache” in Northern Virginia, 2012

The Henderson House was voted "Best History-Related Cache in Northern Virginia" by the Northern Virginia Geocaching Association.  The award recognizes the unique container in which a regular sized  cache is hidden and the significance of Falls Church CIvil Rights History highlighted at the site.

Each spring is announced by the increase in visitors to the Henderson House and the Tinner Hill Civil Rights Memorial Arch.
Geocaching, is a kind of high tech scavenger hunt. It's free and it's fun for all ages! Using a hand held GPS  device or GPS enabled cell phone participants look for hidden containers (geocaches) that contain "treasures."

Caches are hidden everywhere; one is hidden outside of the white picket fence at the Henderson House and another mini-cache is hidden at the Tinner Hill Memorial Arch. There are lots of caches hidden throughout the area - give it a try!

This is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature, learn and spend time with the family. Find out more about geocaching here.

Geocaching the Henderson House 
Geochaching the Tinner Hill Monument

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