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Yarn Tasting: Lace in Space

No, you don’t actually taste the yarn, but you can look through lots of different lace knitting and crochet patterns that are popular right now! Fibre Space is a full-service knit and crochet community that offers knit and crochet classes, holds parties and events, provides yarn, needles and notions. It was also recently voted “Best New Retail Shop” by the Washington City Paper Reader’s Poll. Come in this weekend and see the funky, bright shopping space for yourself at the Yarn Tasting.

You can sample several lace yarns at Fibre Space this Sunday, August 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $15 and the shop is located at 102 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, VA. You can register online at http://www.fibrespace.com/ or if you have questions you can call 703-664-0344.


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Water Main Break In Alexandria Being Repaired

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Repair crews are on the scene of a water main break in Alexandria.

Jeanne Bailey, spokeswoman for Fairfax Water, says a 6-inch main burst on Burgandy Road between Norton Road and Elmwood Drive early Tuesday morning.

Bailey says 35 homes are without water on Tremont Drive, Norton Road and Elmwood Drive. Service is expected to be restored in approximately one and one-half hours.









Restaurant Week for Alexandria

As DC’s Restaurant Week comes to a close, Alexandria’s top restaurants are geared up for their very own 2010 Restaurant Week. Alexandria is home to a variety of “foodie” restaurants, including both formal dining and casual spots.

Alexandria has a total of 60 different establishments participating. Check out the different menus and make your reservations online now! You have the option of $35 dinner for two, a $35 prix-fixe three course dinner, or $3.50 sweet treats. You can see a list of participating locations here: http://visitalexandriava.com/restaurants-nightlife/restaurants/alexandria-restaurant-week/.



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.