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The Glorious Undying Spirit Of Pluck With Author Elizabeth Foxwell: Alexandria Women In World War I

November 1, 2018

The Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee invites you to the latest lecture on Alexandria Women in World War I. Alexandria resident Elizabeth Foxwell will discuss some of their roles in the war, coinciding with the centenary of the end of the war. The lecture is at Alexandria’s History Museum at The Lyceum on Nov. 13.

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The Sortie Of The Beaujolais Nouveau

November 1, 2018

Join the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee and the Office of Alexandria for the world’s largest wine party on Nov. 15. The event will be held 7:30-10 p.m. at the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street.

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Docent-Led Tour Of Friendship Firehouse Museum

October 31, 2018

Come Saturday, Nov. 3 for an in-depth guided tour of Friendship Firehouse Museum and learn about the Friendship Fire Company’s firefighting procedures and equipment, as well as the different roles the organization played in serving the community.

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Alexandria Film Festival Announces 2018 Schedule

October 30, 2018

The 12th annual Alexandria Film Festival brings more than 70 films to delight, entertain, and inform area film enthusiasts Nov. 8-11. AMC Hoffman 22 Theater and Beatley Central Library again serve as the principal venues with more than 60 filmmakers presenting films over the festival weekend.

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Governor Joins Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts In Launching New Artmobile

October 30, 2018

Sixty-five years after the launch of the original Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile, Governor Ralph Northam and VMFA Director Alex Nyerges today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century. New state-of-the-art mobile museum and education studio connects Virginians in all parts of the Commonwealth with VFMA’s art collections.

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The Art Of Dancing With Fire

October 29, 2018

Have you ever been curious about the art of fire dancing? What inspires this peculiar art form? Attend an engaging artist talk with fire performance professional Kyle Rasmussen and her colleagues from Incandescent Entertainment and Peculiarity Productions at The Athenaeum on Nov. 1.

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The Little Theatre of Alexandria: Dracula

October 29, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Bram Stoker’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to life – and death – on stage. Join the colorfully macabre cast of characters as they take you on a breathless and bloody thrill ride from the depths of Transylvania to the heart of Victorian London.

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Veteran’s Day Events With The Office Of Historic Alexandria

October 26, 2018

For a small city in the shadow of the Nation's capital, Alexandria was fully involved in World War I. Over 4,000 residents participated directly in uniform, while hundreds more worked in war industries including aircraft construction, shipbuilding, and other war-related production. Effects of the war can still be seen in the City today.

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November Programs At Durant Arts Center

October 26, 2018

The Office of the Arts announced the programs scheduled for November at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria. Programs include First Friday: Dances Around the World on Nov. 2, and Dinorock Production Puppet Shows on Nov. 17.

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Portside in Old Town Events Canceled on Saturday, October 27

October 25, 2018

Due to anticipated heavy weekend rains, several Portside in Old Town events are canceled for Saturday, Oct. 27. There are also some adjustments to the Portside History schedule in November.

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