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Father's Day Manscaping at Salon Daniel

Dads can look healthy and feel healthy this year, when Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. pampers dads from Tues., June 14 through Sat., June 18, offering special services such as "color me natural," a special technique and color used to blend silver hair  to look natural  and feel younger. It will also be offering treatments for thinning hair, facial trimming and men’s waxing services, while donating 10 percent of all services to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. For a special treat, Salon Daniel will feature McLean-based, Sweet Leaf Café’s refreshing healthy teas and sandwiches on Sat., June 18 for their clients. To make an appointment, call Salon Daniel at 703.893.5000.

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

Holiday Jazz Concert

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The City of Alexandria will host the 34th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Fort Ward Park 4301 W. Braddock Rd. Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, the festival will relocate to the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. The event will start with a performance by The Tom Cunningham Orchestra, led by T.C. Williams alumnus Cunningham. For a complete schedule and more information, go to http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=47616 .

2011 National Memorial Day Parade

2011 National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. Before the parade stasrts there will be musical performances and ceremones at 1:00 p.m. held at the National Archives. The parade begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street and will travel along Constitution. Check out the entire parade route.


Public Invited to Attend Community Pre-Construction Meeting for Potomac Yard Park

From Alexandria eNews:

Potomac Yard Development invites the public to attend a Community Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss the upcoming park construction for Potomac Yard Park located at 2401 Potomac Avenue. The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., will be held at the Potomac Yard Sales Office located at 2400 Main Line Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Potomac Yard Development and Land, Planning and Design Associates will present information and answer questions concerning the upcoming construction of the approved park.

City of Alexandria Announces Spring & Summer 2011 Concert Schedule

From the City of Alexandria:

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is pleased to announce the Spring & Summer 2011 concert schedule. Held at a variety of locations throughout the City of Alexandria, enjoy the sounds of the Alexandria Harmonizers; Villa Synfonia String Orchestra from San Francisco, CA; "The Band of the Nation's Capital," the 257th Army Band, and many more.

The Alexandria Film Festival is Soliciting Entries

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The fifth annual Alexandria Film Festival is soliciting entries from U.S. and international filmmakers. At least three cash prizes will be awarded to top films at the festival: Best of Show ($500), Jury Prize ($300) and Audience Award ($200). All film genres are accepted in all categories, including narrative, documentary, short, animated and experimental. Deadlines for entries are Early Bird, May 31; Regular, June 30; Late, July 15. Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts. Discounts are available for early entries. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011052404.php .