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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

For Chocolate Fans

Join us this weekend, when the Fairfax City Regional Library will celebrate Fairfax City, Virginia’s annual Chocolate Lovers Festival with a series of events, including “Chocolate Lovers Crafts for Youngsters” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 3 and “Stories With a Hint of Chocolate” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 4.

The festival, now in its 16th year, attracts a crowd with such events as a Taste of Chocolate, featuring vendors who offer a sampling of chocolate treats, and the Chocolate Challenge, with sculptures and other sweet, edible works of art. Each year the festival donates a portion of its proceeds to a local organization. The Women's Center in Vienna, VA is the recipient of the 2007 grant.

Other library events during the festivities include:

Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Magical Moments with Jonathan Austin.” Magic, movement and fun! Held at Ceremonial Court Room, Old Court House, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m.“Glass Harp Music Performance” presented by Jamey Turner at the library branch.

All ages are invited to these free events, which are both cosponsored by the Friends of Fairfax City Regional Library. In the meantime, check out:

The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking With Fine Chocolate by John Scharffenberger.

The Chocolate Connoisseur: For Everyone With a Passion for Chocolate by Chloé Doutre-Roussel.

Chocolate Therapy: Indulgent Recipes to Lift Your Spirits by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley.

Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum.

Chocolate Chocolate by Lisa Yockelson.

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