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Friday, November 02, 2007

The Art of the Epitaph

It may seem a bit ghoulish, but today is "Plan Your Epitaph Day." William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill certainly prepared theirs. Shakespeare's ends with the famous line: "And cursed be he who moves these bones." Churchill's reads: "I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." So, if you feel like scribbling some memorable last words, today's the day.
Don’t Miss . . .
Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Civil War Lecture. Greg Mertz presents "The Overland Campaign of 1864: The Battle of the Wilderness" at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200St. Germain Dr., 703-830-2223.
Wednesday, November 7, 10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Seniors. Author/yoga instructor Shakta Kaur leads breathing exercises and gentle, rejuvenating movements (that can be done in a chair) at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 703-256-3800.
Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Danger Between the Lines. Documentary film on daily life in Oakton near Hunter Mill Road during the Civil War at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, 703-242-4020.
Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Gatekeeper: Memoirs of a CIA Polygrapher. John Sullivan discusses his 31-year career with the CIA, shedding light on this secretive and controversial organization at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

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