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St. Elmo's Coffee Pub Offers Fun for Kids Too

On the 4th Monday of every month, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in Alexandria hosts “4th Mondays 4 Kids with Mr. Don.” Mr. Don is one of the most adored children’s entertainers in the business. His next musical performance at this local coffee shop is happening on Monday, August 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event is free and St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub is located at 2300 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA. For more information about St. Elmo’s visit www.stelmoscoffeepub.com or Mr. Don visit http://www.donbridgesongs.com/custom3.html.

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Dancing and Dining in Alexandria

Every Thursday night from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Raw Silk, an Indian Restaurant and Lounge in Alexandria, offers belly dancing. Come join Raw Silk’s dancers and show off your own moves!

Raw Silk features traditional Indian cuisine in a fun, modern setting. There are rich Indian flavors, yet contemporary selections for everyone’s taste buds. You might want to plan on enjoying Raw Silk’s dinner after you shake your belly!

Reservations are recommended. Raw Silk is located at 719 King Street in Alexandria, VA. Raw Silk also has daily lunch specials, a casual food lounge, and a full menu dinner. For reservations you can call 703-706-5701.

Pearl & Shell Show at Mystique Jewelers

Come on out to Mystique Jewelers this weekend to check out pearls and shells galore! This small boutique jewelry store overlooking the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria is hosting this event on Saturday, August 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Come check out luxurious pearls, delicately designed jewelry, and multi-colored shells from around the globe that are set in mirrors, statues and various furniture. These beautiful pieces can transform your home, and you don’t have to live in a beach house to enjoy them!

Mystique Jewelers is located at 211 The Strand Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA. For more information about the show or store you can call 703-836-1401 or contact Elizabeth Mandros at emandros@mystiquejewelers.com.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Alexandria Gears Up for Cambodian Community Day

Alexandria is getting ready for The 2010 Cambodian Community Day. This festival is dedicated to integrating Cambodian culture into American society. It is also about bringing Cambodian and American families together to have fun, share Cambodian heritages, and learn about Cambodian culture. The planning committee hopes to bring about a recognition of Khmer achievements and build the Khmer voice.

One special feature of the event is a handmade, stone replica of Angkor Wat. The festival will be held on Sunday, August 22 at Ben Brenman Park at 4800 Park Drive in Alexandria, VA from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to everyone! You can find more information at http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/

Operation H.O.P.E Presents One Love Festival

Operation H.O.P.E, Inc. is a non-profit social service organization dedicated entirely to providing the underserved citizens of Alexandria alternative public services. The organization works to give these individuals free access to mentoring, life skills classes, educational tutoring, career development and physical awareness education.

This Saturday, August 21, Operation H.O.P.E is hosting the 10th Annual “One Love Festival” and “One Love Comedy Show and Fundraiser” at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. The festival will be from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the school field and include games, food, rides and entertainment. Then the comedy show and fundraiser will take place in the auditorium at 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the fundraiser or the non-profit organization, you can visit: http://operationhope703.org/index.html

 

 

 

 

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123