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Coming Soon: Alexandria Restaurant Week 2010

It’s time to start getting your taste buds ready for Alexandria’s 2010 Restaurant Week. This year’s restaurant week will feature 60 different, top neighborhood restaurants and will run from August 20th-August 29th. The 60 selected restaurants range from casually comfortable to formal dining and include a wide variety of cuisines and culinary diversity.

Alexandria’s restaurant has three different categories: a $35 Prix-Fixe Three Course dinner, a $35 Dinner for Two, and $3.50 Sweet Treats. Go ahead and make your reservations now! For a full list of participating restaurants and menus you can visit http://visitalexandriava.com/restaurants-nightlife/restaurants/alexandria-restaurant-week/.

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Alexandria Library Holiday Closures

All Alexandria Libraries will be closed for Labor Day weekend: Saturday, September 4th, Sunday, September 5th, and Monday, September 6th. While Alexandria Library was founded in 1794, it is certainly doing a great job of staying up with the times. Now with electronic media available 24/7, Alexandria Library is ALWAYS open!

You can check out eAudiobooks and eBooks through Alexandria Library’s website with OverDrive downloadables. The collections are growing and now the Labor Day weekend holiday closures don’t inhibit your ability to pick up a new read for the weekend if you forget to do so the week before. Visit http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ for more information.

That’s not the only new feature of Alexandria Library. They are also now accepting credit cards so you can easily and safely pay library fines.

Friendship Firehouse Anticipates Annual Festival

Happy 234rd Birthday to the Friendship Firehouse in Alexandria, VA! Every first Saturday in August, the Friendship Fire Company holds a festival to celebrate the role of firefighters throughout history and the Fireship Fire Company.

This year’s Friendship Firehouse Festival is Saturday, August 7th from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. The festival is free to attend and is family friendly. The Friendship Firehouse, which was founded in 1774, is located at the 100 block of South Alfred Street in Alexandria.

Come join your local fire department celebrate it’s birthday and enjoy cake, crafts, food from vendors, and live music by Lump Dog Band. The celebration is sure to be educational and fun as there will be a display of antique and modern firefighting equipment. Children will receive fire helmets and balloons! Admission is free and all ages are welcome.