Our network

Events

Kingstowne Acoustic Music Offering Free Lessons to Support American Heart Association

From David Evans:

Free Lessons, live music food and drinks.  Demonstrations on CPR, blood pressure screenings at various times provided by Franconia Volunteer Fire and EMS.  Heart attack and heart disease educational material provided by American Heart Association.
 
When: July 16th 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday July 17th 12:00 noon till 5:00pm
Where:  Kingstowne Acoustic Music 5830 Kingstowne Center #110 Alexandria, VA 22315 (703) 822-9090
 
Instruments provided during lesson for those not owning their own instrument.
 
Please consider making a donation to American Heart Association.
 

Chile Becomes Export Powerhouse, You Can Enjoy More Gourmet Chilean Tastes Locally

Chile Becomes Export Powerhouse, You Can Enjoy More Gourmet Chilean Tastes Locally

Chile is currently participating in the Fancy Food Show at the Washington D.C. Convention Center for the second time in 20 years. The Fancy Food Show kicked off on Sunday, July 10, and will be finishing up Tuesday evening, July 12.

Tranquility Day Spa Raffles $1300 Gift Card Package to Help Build Home for Zambian Orphans

 

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Haymarket, Va. is raffling off a $1300 gift card package to help raise funds to build a house for eight Zambian orphans. Tickets are being sold from now through July 30, 2011 and are $20 per ticket. The prize is a $1000 gift card to Tranquility Day Spa and Salon and a $300 gift card to Girasole or Panino, located in The Plains, Va., and Manassas, Va., respectively.  The raffle winner will be announced on Sat., July 30, when the spa will celebrate the building of the new orphanage and provide food, entertainment and prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show

The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show

 

The Art League, which is located inside Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, installed their newest solo show this afternoon: “Printed in Pieces: Views of South County.” This unique photography exhibit features work by Frances Borchardt that captures the people and places along Maryland’s Western Shore.

Watch the video to hear from Rose O’Donnell, the Gallery Director, and Megan Fox, the Assistant Gallery Director, and to learn more about the show and Borchadt’s unique display in printers’ type cases.

Exhibit Dates: July 8 – August 1, 2011

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist featuring a bluegrass performance by The Higher Ground String Band: Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm

Sundays, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Noodles & Company Launches Ten Degrees of Salad Today - Get a Free Salad!

Noodles & Company Launches Ten Degrees of Salad Today - Get a Free Salad!

 

Noodles & Company launches “Ten Degrees of Salad” this morning at 10:30 a.m. All participating neighborhood Noodles & Company restaurants will be giving away a free Summer Salad and “Ten Degrees of Salad” t-shirt to the first 50 customers.

The shirt will allow customers to receive a free summertime salad, and once he or she gets the free salad the shirt can be passed on to friends, family, or someone you meet on the street. The shirt can be used at any Noodles & Company store around the country to get another free salad. Each T-shirt is good for ten free salads!

Noodles & Company plans to give away up to 125,000 free salads with “Ten Degrees of Salad.” Participating DC area locations include Pentagon Row, Crystal City, Ballston Commons, Alexandria, Silver Spring, and College Park. 

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual USA & City Birthday Celebration

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual USA & City Birthday Celebration

From the City of Alexandria:

 

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 262nd and the USA’s 235th birthday on Saturday, July 9, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets. Admission is free.

The celebration includes fun for the entire family, including children’s activities, community exhibits, and birthday cake. The highlight of the evening is a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kim Allen Kluge presenting an explosive night of fun and fanfare featuring "Dreams of Summer."

Fireworks close out the celebration featuring Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with cannon support by the United States Marine Corps, Basic Training School, Quantico, VA at 9:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Crystal City BID and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse form Partnership to Bring Comedy Arts to City

From Crystal City BID:

Crystal City, VA – Award-winning Synetic Theater is getting a sense of humor thanks to the partnership formed by the Crystal City BID and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.

Bright and vibrant, Crystal City now features an abundance of fine restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, outdoor movie nights, bike trails, and the award-winning theater. With its quick access to the Metro area and proximity to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the area is attracting many well-known businesses, non-profits, artists, tourists, and residents - all who are excited to call Crystal City home. The two believe now is the time to bring quality entertainment into the growing city.