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Torpedo Factory Art Center Celebrates FotoWeek

46 local and international artists are currently being featured in the "Five by Five Exposed" exhibit in the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. This week's “FotoWeek” at Torpedo Factory includes "Second Thursday Art Night" tonight from 6-9 p.m. Tonight is FREE and you can browse open studios, interact with artists and enjoy refreshments.

Don't forget - every Friday at 1 p.m. you can meet at the main entrance of the Art Center for a FREE artist led tour of the Torpedo Factory!

 

Celebrity Jewelry Designer Coming to Town This Weekend Only

Yesterday, Elizabeth Mandros, the Owner of Mystique Fine Jewelry Designs in Old Town Alexandria, unwrapped celebrity jewelry designer Erica Courtney's collection for her store's Trunk Show this weekend.

The dazzling pieces range from Tahitian Black south sea pearls, luminescent colored stone pendants and earrings dripping with diamonds, to gold bangles with Maltese cross accents (Mandro's favorite). Erica Courtney is a designer for the stars and her jewerly is worn by Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore to name a few.  

Come out this week for an opportunity to see this rare collection all together in one place. The Trunk Show will be held this Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The collection will be on display in Mystique until next Tuesday, November 16. Mystique is located at 211 The Strand on the Alexandria Waterfront.

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Gucci Celebrates Opening of New Store at Tysons Galleria with Private Party Hosted by John Legend

 

Public Hearing to Gather Input on Environmental Concerns

From the County of Fairfax:

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) will hold a public hearing to solicit comments from interested parties on environmental issues of concern and on the state of the environment in Fairfax County.  The public hearing will be held on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Auditorium, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. 

Pig-a-Palooza at Jackson 20

Alexandria Elementary School Receives USDA Award

The following was sent to us from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Region:

Alexandria, Virginia November 8, 2010 – Today Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will present the HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award to Cora Kelly School in Alexandria, Virginia.  A dynamic multicultural elementary school, Cora Kelly boasts a student population that is 46% Hispanic, and serves as a magnet school for programs in math, science and technology. 

USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary school nutrition and wellness initiative for schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. To be recognized, schools must meet criteria for nutrition, nutrition education, and physical activity established by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, which, in turn, recognizes them with Gold of Distinction, Gold, Silver, or Bronze status.