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AWLA Teams Up With NBC4 For Clear The Shelters Pet Adoption Drive On August 19

August 11, 2017

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will join with NBC4 to participate in the third annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19. 

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Lecture: Historically African American Leisure Destinations

August 11, 2017

Patsy Fletcher will present a lecture on "Historically African American Leisure Destinations" on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The event is free and open to the public, and it is appropriate for all ages.

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New Training Opportunity For Court Appointed Special Advocates

August 4, 2017

Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Be the chance for a child. Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, retirees and busy professionals – who become the voice in for a child whose home is no longer safe. If interested, the next CASA orientation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the SCAN office in Alexandria.

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New Public Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension

August 4, 2017

Virginia Cooperative Extension http://www.ext.vt.edu is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. 

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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

August 1, 2017

The 3-day sales tax holiday Aug. 4-6, 2017 starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. 

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Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, August 18-27

August 1, 2017

For ten days and two weekends, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 three-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, Aug. 18-27, 2017. More than two dozen restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials.

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Nominate A Librarian For The 2017 ‘I Love My Librarian’ Award

July 31, 2017

Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, and improve the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you in a meaningful way, now is your chance to honor their contributions.

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Stroll For Summer Steals During The Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale August 12-13

July 28, 2017

One of the longest running seasonal summer shopping events in the area returns to the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, with the eighth annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, throughout Old Town and Del Ray. More than 50 Alexandria boutiques will be offering deeply discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off).

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Friendship Firehouse Festival Celebrates 243rd Birthday Of Historic Fire Company

July 21, 2017

The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association will hold its annual Friendship Firehouse Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular family event will take place in the 100 block of South Alfred Street between Prince and King Streets, which will be closed off to traffic for the festival.

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August Virginia Cooperative Extension Public Education Programs

July 21, 2017

Garden Talk at Arlington Central Library: Food Preservation Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington VA 22201 Learn how to freeze, can, dehydrate, & ferment so you can savor fresh summer flavors this winter.   Free. No registration necessary. Presented with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Garden Talk at

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