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Original Arlington Cemetery Urns to Be Auctioned Off

Original Arlington Cemetery Urns to Be Auctioned Off

Two historic marble urns will be auctioned off on January 30th at The Potomack Company Auctions in Alexandria, VA. The urns, original to Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater, stand at 9 feet tall and are made of white marble. The urns stood near The Tomb of the Unknowns during memorial services that were attended by every American president of the 20th and 21st centuries. Moreover, they were custom built by one of America's leading early 20th century architectural firms, Carrere
and Hastings, for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Amphitheater.

Kid's Night at Whole Food Market

Kid's Night at Whole Food Market

Tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Whole Foods in Old Town Alexandria. The Whole Foods Market is located at 1700 Duke Street. This event is in honor of Winnie the Pooh day and guests are invited to try out some healthy snacks for tea time with your favorite stuffed animal! 

Environmental Artist Alison Sigethy Presents "Understory" at The Art League

Environmental Artist Alison Sigethy Presents "Understory" at The Art League

Environmental artist Alison Sigethy draws inspiration from the natural world surrounding her. From collages created of natural fibers to sculptures made from recycled glass, her works have an innate organic quality. Her multimedia solo exhibit, Understory, will be featured in The Art League Gallery, January 6 – February 7, 2011.

Sigethy has created an installation that invites the viewer to explore the often unnoticed, yet essential parts of the forest. She emphasizes the “quiet beauty” of the unseen through layers of glass fungi, collages that evoke the striations of cliff sides, and delicate snowflakes.

Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Start the New Year off right by bringing your pup to the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair on Tuesday, February 1st at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. The event hosted by Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant  is the pet friendly foodie event of the year!

Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show

Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show

From Susan La Mont:

Gallery West is proud to present The 14th National Show, juried this year by popular Washington D.C. artist/blogger F. Lennox Campello.

Campello’s show statement:

Last Minute Ideas in Alexandria to Ring in the New Year

Last Minute Ideas in Alexandria to Ring in the New Year

So it’s just a few hours away from the ball drop and the beginning of a brand new year. Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve tonight? Here are some last minute ideas right in your neighborhood if you waited until the last minute to make plans:

The Carlyle Club

Tonight at the Carlyle Club you can enjoy a multi-course meal and dance the night away to Big Band era music, that of the famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. There will be complimentary valet parking, 2011 party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. The Carlyle Club is located at 411 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

Birchmere Music Hall

Birchmere Music Hall is another fun idea for the evening. You can enjoy a New Year's Eve concert of the beloved "Scene" and the younger Good Deale Bluegrass Band here tonight. Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.

Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series Starts at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

For the next three months, Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. will feature wonderful garden programs as part of Green Spring Gardens’ Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series.  The series, named for a past Friends of Green Spring Board member, is an annual event featuring presentations by authors, garden designers, scientists and other garden enthusiasts on the cutting edge of horticulture.  Participants have the opportunity to meet the speaker after each lecture and to enjoy light refreshments.  The program cost is only $10 per session, but remember seating is limited for this well-subscribed series.