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Victorian Pharmacy Workshop

September 21, 2018

Learn about Victorian apothecaries and make your own herbal remedy with The Schod Family Apothecary historic interpreters Kent and Melissa Schod.  Admission includes a ticket to visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum at a later time. Workshop is hosted by the Apothecary Museum but will be held at the Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street.

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“Our Alexandria” Dollhouse Exhibit Extended Through December

September 21, 2018

The Exhibit “Our Alexandria” Dollhouse Collection is the creation of native Alexandrians Sharon Jones Frazier and Linwood Smith. 

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Alexandria Teen Fall Poetry Project

September 21, 2018

Alexandria Teens – Get creative and share your voice!  A new Alexandria Teen Fall Poetry Project kicks off with a series of Poetry Workshops at the Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue. Young poets are invited to fall into the art and craft of poetry in a fun, creative and supportive environment.

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Civil War Artillery Day At Fort Ward

September 21, 2018

Learn about the role and equipment of Civil War artillerymen in the Defenses of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 6, when Fort Ward Museum presents Civil War Artillery Day.   This free living history program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will appeal to Civil War enthusiasts of all ages.   The event is weather dependent.

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Painting With Tea, Spices, Flowers In Alexandria

September 20, 2018

Saya Behnam presents her solo exhibit “Capturing the Vibrant, Transient and Eternal NOW” from Sept. 14 through Nov. 4, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia. Exhibition Reception:  Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m.

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Governor Announces Production Of Feature Film Harriet In Virginia

September 20, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

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Puppet Shows At The Durant Arts Center

September 20, 2018

The Office of the Arts in collaboration with the National Capital Puppetry Guild are hosting a series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron Street). “Silly Goose and Val” is featured on Sept. 22. Two shows are offered: 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.   

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The 2018 Athenaeum Beach Club Member Appreciation Party

September 19, 2018

NVFAA is grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations who support The Athenaeum and allow us to keep the historic building in great condition, open to the public free of charge, and filled with a diverse and robust representation of the wonderful visual and preforming arts being generated in the DC/MD/VA area.

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Local Author Thursday: Michael Lee Pope

September 19, 2018

The Old Town Shop host Michael Lee Pope for "Local Author Thursday" on Sept. 20 (5-7 p.m.). Pope has written several books about the area, including: Hidden History of Alexandria, DC; Ghost of Alexandria; Shotgun Justice; and Wicked Northern Virginia

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23rd Annual Art On The Avenue On October 6

September 18, 2018

Art on the Avenue is an annual multi-cultural arts festival celebrating the diversity of the Del Ray Alexandria community. This year’s festival is on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event is free and open to all – rain or shine.  

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