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FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

Tired of attending workshops that leave you more confused when you depart than when you arrived?

Come check out DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo's "Plain-Talk and Easy to Understand" Double-Header Workshops:

                                                  TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS - DON'T MISS IT!

MAY 24th on LinkedIn & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)(Please bring yr laptop/IPAD etc. if possible) PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND - LIMITED SEATING!


1 - May 24th @ 12-Noon to 2 pm: "LinkedIn Can Improve your Business, Non-Profit, Program, Project or Self in 7 Days" Workshop

Alexandria Fire Department Celebrates EMS Week this Friday and Saturday

From Alexandria eNews:


5th Annual Alexandria Film Festival is Seeks Entries - Deadline for submissions is July 15

From the City of Alexandria:

The 5th 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, 2011; Regular -June 30, 2011; Late - July 15, 2011. Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts. Discounts are available for early entries.

2011 EMS Week Activities Scheduled For May 21

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will reach out to the community by hosting activities at several recreation centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011, in support of national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. 

The theme for this year’s EMS Week is “Everyday Heroes.” This theme celebrates the exceptional service being provided to countless patients every day, often under incredibly challenging circumstances. It clearly shows that EMS providers are dedicated to saving lives and limiting suffering on a daily basis.

Girls on the Run 5K: As Described by Leesburg 4th Grader, Logan Quinn

Story by Logan Quinn, Fourth Grader at Sycolin Creek Elementary School.


Today was a really big day for us girls in the Girls on the Run.  We had our 5K race at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, this morning.  Everyone was predicting that it would pour down rain, but I guess Mother Nature changed her mind because the sun was shining in the sky. 

When the race started, it made me want to jump up and down like crazy!  I started running and then since the weather was getting warmer, I was also getting warmer.  I was on my second mile and I thought in my head only one more mile!  Once I finished, I felt AMAZING! 

Tues., May 17: Fashion Group Intl Presents Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Trend Overview with Marylou Luther

Tues., May 17: Fashion Group Intl Presents Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Trend Overview with Marylou Luther

The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC in collaboration with Tysons Galleria and Capitol File Magazine will host the Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Trend Overview and keynote presentation with award winning fashion journalist and Creative Director of The Fashion Group International®, Marylou Luther on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Tysons Galleria.

The presentation will feature a compilation of apparel, accessories, beauty, color and fabric trends from the New York, Milan and Paris Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collections in an engaging and truly inspiring experience for industry professionals and media before the trends reach the consumers. The Fashion Group International® has showcased audio-visual presentations covering the seasonal fashion runway collections in the United States and in Europe since Ready-to-Wear shows began in the 1960's.

A Celebration of Mental Health through Art Tonight

A Celebration of Mental Health through Art Tonight


Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign’s 2011 Art Exhibition is opening tonight in Alexandria. The event, Art Uniting People: A Celebration of Creativity and Mental Health, will be held at the Lee Center tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This month is National Mental Health month and this exhibit hopes to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Over 100 local individuals (from ages 3-85) whose lives have been affected by mental illness submitted artwork for the exhibit. They were able to use art as a form of expression to engage the community at large.

Chair of the Anti-Stigma Hope Campaign, Marsharia “Shay” Holman, said, “Art is such a powerful way to express yourself.”

“The artists were so excited to have a forum of expression to be able to tell the community their story,” said Carrie Fesperman Redden of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, who has also been involved in the planning and set up for the evening.