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George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend

George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend

From Visit Alexandria:

 

A city-wide celebration including the country's largest parade celebrating George Washington, a 10k race, the Birthnight Banquet and Ball, historic sites offering free admission, and more will be held throughout Old Town, Alexandria on President's Day Weekend. Don't miss out on these events February 19 through February 21st!

ACKC: Your Valentine's Day Sweet Spot

ACKC: Your Valentine's Day Sweet Spot

Ivana Vukolic has only been working at ACKC, Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections, for 3 months, but she knows that, “It is always crazy for Valentine’s Day, especially the day before because they (men) always wait until the last minute,” she chuckled.

ACKC is the perfect spot to pick up some sweet treats for that special someone. You can pick out what truffles you would like, and which size box. They also have a special Valentine’s Day box pictured below. Vukolic’s favorite truffles are the Chipotle Cinnamon and the Lavender Pistachio.

DC Housewives...in Alexandria

DC Housewives...in Alexandria

Circe Salon and Day Spa in Old Town Alexandria was visited by 3 stars of Bravo TV's DC Housewives this week. The new owners, Ellen and Richard Vlasak, who took ownership last May, have been working on creating a new twist on luxury for the salon. They have established relationships with hotels in the area to arrange limo services to and from the spa, as well as provide pre-service aromatic footbaths for customers.

Circe Salon and Day Spa is an upscale, luxury destination, and surely a place to spend quality beauty time. Vlasak said, "If the place burned down, I would still have excellent staff." With 27 full-time staff members, she believes it is not about the building, it is about the people and the experience that they provide.

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

Winter RECQuest Day Program for Kids Dec. 27 - 29

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

Winter RECQuest is a structured youth (children in grades 1-6) recreation program with an emphasis on developing lifelong leisure skills. Activities include having fun while participating in arts and crafts, cooperative games, technology, community service projects, field trips, and much more. Snacks are provided. Participants must bring a bagged lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing. The cost is $56 for three days; a sliding scale is available.

To register or for more information, please call the center directly. 

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.


Santa Paws Pet Photo Event & Toys For Pups Holiday Toy Drive

Santa Paws Pet Photo Event & Toys For Pups Holiday Toy Drive

From Sarah Hornerof Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants:

Kimpton’s Monaco Alexandria and its sister restaurant, Jackson 20 invite local pets and their human companions to bring a new toy or treat for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and in return the hotel and restaurant will treat guests to refreshments and holiday photos with Santa in the hotel’s living room-style lobby. Human companions can bring their cameras to snap pictures of their pets with Santa amid festive décor, while furry friends enjoy complimentary treats and toys.

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

The Art League is a local nonprofit organization that hosts monthly juried exhibitions, as well as operates a school with over 2000 students per term. The Art League is proud to host ArtFest tomorrow evening. You don't want to miss this event. ArtFest is the annual holiday party and lively open house that includes 2D/3D exhibits such as photography and jewelry, artist demonstrations, and a handmade ceramics sale. There will also be live music by Rew Smith Band, food, and drinks. Admission is FREE!

ArtFest will be held at Art League’s annex building located at 305 Madison Street in Alexandria, VA. The event will Friday, December 3 from 6-9 p.m. Art League’s Director of Communications, Erica Fortwengler, showed me around behind the scenes to see preparations for the big event today (check out the photos). ArtFest attracted hundreds of people last year; Fortwengler remembers there being a pretty jam packed crowd last year and the same is expected again for tomorrow night.