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Explore Early American History in one of DC’s Original Neighborhoods

From Claire Mouledoux of Visit Alexandria:

ALEXANDRIA, VA – As one of Washington, DC’s original neighborhoods, only Alexandria offers an authentic experience of early American history in the setting of George Washington’s hometown. Unaffected by a Federal Government shutdown, Alexandria’s many attractions and more than 20 historic sites bring to life this country’s incredible past, from colonial times through the Civil War and beyond, in a charming walkable setting teeming with contemporary delights like boutique shopping, acclaimed dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Minutes from Washington, DC, Alexandria is easily accessible with four Metrorail stops. The Free King Street Trolley runs between the King Street Metro Station and Potomac River waterfront with frequent stops for hopping on and off to enjoy all that Old Town has to offer.

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, look no further than the WUSA Events!

Start things off on Friday by attending a free Ikebana flower arranging demonstration with Jane Redmon at Macy's. Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, creates visually striking works. On Saturday, there is a lot going on- you could spend your morning at the Zoo, watching the Animal Demos and Feeding. Things start at 10am there. Afterwards, head over to the Renwick Gallery for the Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 from 10 to 5:30pm to admire the works of the four artists involved.

Cinco de Mayo Festivities at City Square Cafe


Taquitos, Enchiladadas, Sopapillas Featured at Old Town Manassas Bistro

City Square Café of Manassas, Va. will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thurs., May 5 for all day festivities presenting homemade dishes, like taquitos, camarones, taco, enchiladas, as well as sopapillas and specialty drinks, like margaritas, sangria and Mexican beers. Call 703.369.6022 for more information.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Open

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Open


Local, Fresh Produce Available on Thursdays and Saturdays

Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Markets are open Thursdays and Saturdays, now through November. The Thursday Farmer’s market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Pavilion and the Saturday market, located in Lot B, is open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

It’s definitely a sign of spring when our local Farmer’s markets open for business, and we’re happy to host a place for our community to purchase local produce, said Debbie Haight, Historic Manassas, Inc. executive director.

Hop Around Old Town Manassas in April

Hop Around Old Town Manassas in April


Old Town Manassas Shoppers Can Win Oversized Plush Bunny

Old Town Manassas is featuring “Hop Around Old Town” from Mon., April 18 through Sat., April 23. Participating Old Town Manassas shops will feature a ‘Hop Around Old Town’ pennant on their shop doors.  Shoppers will pick a ‘prize egg’ with every purchase and possibly receive an Easter treat, a prize from a participating shop, or an oversized plush bunny, based on availability.  For more information, please visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703.361.6599. 

“Hop Around Old Town” is a simple, family fun event that involves favorite Easter goodies, like prize eggs, plush bunnies and treats for everyone to enjoy.

Hop Over to Del Ray April 17th for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

From Karen Johnson:

DRBA President Eric Nelson said “The Easter Egg Hunt is a perfect excuse to bring the family to Del Ray and spend a fun afternoon on the Avenue. Special thanks to participating businesses and to our Sheriff Dana Lawhorne for providing support for this event.”?

Alexandria, VA -- The Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) invites neighbors, kids and canines to hop over to Mt. Vernon Avenue on Sunday April 17th from 1-4 p.m. for the association’s 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The DRBA has secured the Easter Bunny as a special guest for the day’s festivities. Events for kids begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Bean Creative Grassy Field located at the corner of Mt. Vernon and East Del Ray Avenues.

The Easter Bunny has agreed to pose for photos and will oversee TWO hunts for Easter Eggs in the Bean Creative Field from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

At 1:00 p.m., he’ll join kids 6 and under as they hunt for eggs.