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Don't Miss the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser" in DC!

Don't Miss the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser" in DC!

Don't miss out on the best art fundraiser in DC! The Patrons’ Show is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and it provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the great opportunity to acquire quality works of fine art at a bargain price while supporting a non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $175 to upwards of thousands of dollars. Tickets, $175 each, will go on sale Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Since 2001, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) has rescued over 15,000 dogs and cats from high-risk situations and placed them in permanent, loving homes. As 2011 begins and their 10th anniversary unfolds, the volunteer organization is hoping to place even more animals by expanding their reach to eight adoption events every weekend. The new weekly schedule, beginning Friday, December 31st, is as follows:

Fridays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

Saturdays, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Seven Corners (6100 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA)

Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Stop by any Washington or Baltimore area Safeway store throughout the 2010 Holiday Season and please make a donation at check out to support Neediest Kids.

Neediest Kids works with these area school systems:

Washington, D.C:

-Archdiocese of Washington

-D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools

Maryland:

-Frederick County Public Schools

-Montgomery County Public Schools

-Prince George's County Public Schools

Virginia:

-Alexandria City Public Schools

-Arlington County Public Schools

-Fairfax County Public Schools

-Loudoun County Public Schools

Neediest Kids works with the schools systems in the Greater Washington Area to ensure students have access to basic necessities to stay in school and thrive. Schools depend on Neediest Kids to provide funds to purchase what is needed most for their students to attend class and to be ready to learn:

The Perfect, Last Minute Gift Idea

The Perfect, Last Minute Gift Idea

If you’re still searching for the perfect holiday gift for someone on your shopping list, consider encouraging someone to discover his or her creative side through the gift of an artistic experience.

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Winter RECQuest is a structured youth (children in grades 1-6) recreation program with an emphasis on developing lifelong leisure skills. Activities include having fun while participating in arts and crafts, cooperative games, technology, community service projects, field trips, and much more. Snacks are provided. Participants must bring a bagged lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing. The cost is $56 for three days; a sliding scale is available.

To register or for more information, please call the center directly. 

Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Sometimes pretending you are a visitor in your own town is the best way to get to know new, fun things going on in your town. Today I paid a visit to the Visitor's Center in Historic Alexandria to find out some holiday happenings. 

Here are some of the top things to do this holiday season:

1) Candlelight Tours 2010 - This is one of the oldest and most popular events in Old Town Alexandria. This Saturday, December 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. or Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. you can tour Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, and the Athenaeum. The tours are by candlelight with wonderful holiday music, costumed guides, and light refreshments. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children. Tickets are on sale at Gadsby's Tavern Museum located at 134 North Royal Street in Alexandria, VA.