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TopGolf to Stay Open all Winter Long

From Ben Pavlovic of Agency360:

Alexandria, VA – Typically, when the temperatures drop and the snow blankets the greens, Beltway golfers hibernate, swings go rusty, and clubs get banished to the basement. No more. The seasons are quickly changing, but TopGolf, the entertainment complex that combines innovative technology and a reinvented golf game, stays open year-round and boasts 76 heated hitting bays to keep players warm and comfortable while they play, dine and hang-out with friends, family and co-workers.  

City of Alexandria Announces 2010 Holiday Concert Series

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

Enjoy the festive sounds of the season in Alexandria as a break between shopping, on your way to dinner, or just to get into the holiday spirit. Come enjoy local performers with their rich talent as they entertain you during this festive time of year Types of music featured include barbershop, folk, Hanukah favorites, hand bell ringers and good old fashioned caroling.

All the performances are free and held outdoors. Concerts will be cancelled due to inclement weather. For up to date information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

The following concerts are scheduled at Market Square, 301 King St.

Saturday, November 27

  • Potomac Harmony Chorus (Women’s Barbershop) at 1 pm
  • Doris Justis (Acoustic?Folk) at 2 pm

Sunday, November 28

ArtFest 2010: Open House and Holiday Party

From Erica Fortwengler of The Art League:

ArtFest 2010, our lively Open House and Holiday Party will take place Friday, December 3, 6:00-9:00pm at 305 Madison Street. This fun FREE event takes place at The Art League's Madison Annex, which is where all of The Art League's 3D classes are taught. Tour the facility while viewing works by Art League instructors, enjoying artist demonstrations, listening to great live music by Rew Smith band, shopping at our popular holiday Ceramic and Jewelry Sale (which will be held throughout the weekend), enjoying food and drinks, and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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!


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. 

Free Health Fair Thursday November 11th

From Melissa Cramer of Van Metre Companies:

Please join us for our first annual Health Fair at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club in Alexandria Virginia on Thursday November 11, 2010 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

This FREE health fair is sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Disease Management Program) and the Mount Vernon Athletic Club.

Screenings Include: · Lung Testing· Oxygen Screening· Blood Pressure Screening· Sleep Apnea Screening

Exhibitors Include: · Asthma Awareness· Lung Cancer Information· Pulmonary Hypertension Information· Smoking Cessation Info. · Washington Regional Transplant Community· Nutritional Therapist  Practitioner

Encounters Include: · Free Seated Massage· Bodnar Chiropractic· Diet-To-Go (11am-1pm) · Flu Vaccines· Medication Check-up· Exercise Demonstration

“The Giving Circle of Alexandria” answers First Lady’s Call

The following was sent to us by The Giving Circle of Alexandria:

Alexandria, VA, Tuesday, November 09, 2010  The Giving Circle is holding a free informative forum addressing the issue of childhood obesity, with guest speaker Debra Kibbe, Director of Physical Activity & Nutrition at the International Life Science Institute. Childhood obesity is on the rise nationwide; this is not just an inner-city problem, suburban communities are severely affected.  The nationwide obesity crisis has even captured the attention of the White House and First Lady.