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The Art League's 2011 Patrons' Show is the Most Fun Fundraiser Yet

The Art League's 2011 Patrons' Show is the Most Fun Fundraiser Yet

DC’s Most Fun Art Fundraiser is living up to its name. Sold out and featuring more than 660 works of spectacular art, this year’s Patrons’ Show at The Art League is breaking many records. 

The event was featured in Washingtonian Magazine's July 2010 Best Bet's Issue as the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser," and it's certainly shaping up to be with all the buzz and excitement surrounding this year's event. Tickets to the popular annual event sold out quickly during ticket sales weekend, and donations from Art League and Torpedo Factory artists poured in, worth well more than the $175 ticket price.

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria
  • Where: Connect113, 113 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Suite 100 (Below Red Barn Mercantile))
  • Date: February 18, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

    This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

    What will be covered:

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3, in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

 Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.            

Huntley Meadows Features Bees And Bones

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

There are two exciting programs coming up at Huntley Meadows Park.  One program features the buzz on bees and the other explores bones, the makings of a very good skeleton! You can join in the fun with these family-friendly and affordable weekend activities.

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, get all abuzz about the bees and learn about the fascinating lives of our native bees.  The program runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Find out how they contribute to the human world and what you can do to attract them to your garden.  Discuss plans for a bee box including how to build them and how to care for them.  The cost is just $6 per person. 

Louisiana Dance Party Benefitting Hungry for Music

Louisiana Dance Party Benefitting Hungry for Music

Old Town Alexandria, VA - The Torpedo Factory Art Center and Hungry for Music team up to help young musicians in need with a good old fashioned Louisiana Dance Party, sure to make you happy as a crawfish in mud! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Hungry for Music, a Washington, D.C.-based charity that helps get instruments into the hands of young musicians in need. Musical instrument donations will also be accepted at the door.

 

Alexandria City Public Schools to Host Courageous Conversations

From ACPS:

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Middle School parents and community members are invited to participate in “Courageous Conversations: A look into ACPS Middle Schools,” from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Minnie Howard Campus of T.C. Williams High School, 3801 W. Braddock Road. This forum, led by new ACPS Director of Middle Schools Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., is your opportunity to help make our middle schools the best in the country! Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011021402.php .

Local Salon Gives Clients a Special Valentine's Treat: Love Advice from a Professional Matchmaker

Local Salon Gives Clients a Special Valentine's Treat: Love Advice from a Professional Matchmaker

"It's Just Lunch" is a dating and matchmaking service for busy professionals in the Washington D.C. area. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Krista White, the Director of Operations for "It's Just Lunch" paid a special visit to Circe Salon of Alexandria on Friday evening. White, who has been a professional matchmaker for about 2 years now, was treated to a makeover before giving Circe clientele complimentary dating advice.

Ellen Vlasak, owner of Circe, says, "Our team gets inundated with so many stories of dating issues, bad break-ups, and heart breaks. We thought it would be fun to bring in a dating expert, to talk to our clients."  Interested Circe clients received a gift certificate for $200 towards an "It's Just Lunch" membership, which usually come in 6 month memberships, as well as a complimentary copy of, "It's Just Lunch: Guide to Dating in Washington, DC."