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Come Have a Taste of Del Ray

Tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. come on out to the Del Ray Farmers Market lot in Alexandria, VA for the Taste of Del Ray! This event includes samplings from 15 different restaurants, and all of the proceeds will benefit Community Partners for Children.

The Del Ray Farmers Market lot is located at 2400 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.  

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

 

 

 

 

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.