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Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Sometimes pretending you are a visitor in your own town is the best way to get to know new, fun things going on in your town. Today I paid a visit to the Visitor's Center in Historic Alexandria to find out some holiday happenings. 

Here are some of the top things to do this holiday season:

1) Candlelight Tours 2010 - This is one of the oldest and most popular events in Old Town Alexandria. This Saturday, December 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. or Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. you can tour Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, and the Athenaeum. The tours are by candlelight with wonderful holiday music, costumed guides, and light refreshments. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children. Tickets are on sale at Gadsby's Tavern Museum located at 134 North Royal Street in Alexandria, VA. 

The Art League’s Suzanne Bethel Receives “Superstar” Award from ACVA

The Art League’s Suzanne Bethel Receives “Superstar” Award from ACVA

On Friday, December 10 at the historic Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria, members of the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA) gathered for the Tourism Marketing Forum and Holiday Social. The main purpose of the event was to announce the 2010 ACVA “Superstars” – five individuals in the ACVA business community who have done an outstanding job throughout the year working with the ACVA.

Home Alone: Recognizing and Treating Separation Anxiety in your Dog

Home Alone: Recognizing and Treating Separation Anxiety in your Dog

Does your dog pace and become anxious when she sees you preparing to leave the house? Do you come home to chewed door frames or frequent "accidents" on your carpet? If your answers to any of these questions is "yes", you need to attend this great Washington Humane Society seminar on Saturday. Whether your dog barks when left alone or is nicknamed "Houdini" for her successful escape attempts - your dog may be experiencing a form of separation anxiety.

We will discuss:

    * Cutting edge analysis of various forms of anxiety

The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd

The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd

The Art League’s Madison Annex in Old Town Alexandria was bustling with hundreds of people on Friday, December 3 for ArtFest, a holiday art event that had a little something for everyone – exhibits of two and three dimensional work, artist demos, jewelry and ceramic sales, fiber/wearable art, live music, food and more… and admission was free!

Music by Rew Smith Band kept the atmosphere lively as people wandered throughout the complex enjoying the various aspects of the event. The Jewelry and Ceramics Sales were a big hit throughout the weekend – the most successful holiday sales for The Art League to date.

Maryland and Virginia High School Students Vie for $100K Scholarships in Math & Science Competition

Maryland and Virginia High School Students Vie for $100K Scholarships in Math & Science Competition

HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE SENSATIONS

TAKE ON 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES, VIE FOR $100K SCHOLARSHIPS

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

NATIONAL FINALS in Washington, DC, December 3–6, 2010

Could a group of high school students hold the answers to the great scientific challenges of our time?  Find out the first weekend in December when America turns its eye to the National Finals of the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

From the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities:

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is hosting an Invitational Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, December 11 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. at 11 a.m. The competition features cheerleading teams from Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay Recreation Centers, as well as teams from around the metro DC area.

Participants will compete in three divisions: Pee Wee (7 and under), Youth (12 and under) and Junior (16 and under) divisions. This entertaining family event provides participating teams with the opportunity to display their enthusiasm for their sport, and the skills they have developed through regular practice and hard work. In addition, individual awards will be presented for "individual performance," "jumps" and "tumbling skills."

Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

From the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting students from the District of Columbia and Virginia for our annual holiday concert series at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The following performances are scheduled, part of the Airports Authority’s School Partnership Program.