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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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ALDI Brings New Jobs To D.C. Area

July 17, 2017

Known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry, ALDI will host hiring events for its Washington, DC-area stores throughout the month of July. Opportunities within ALDI include Store Associate, Shift Manager, Warehouse Selector and Manager Trainee positions. The hiring event is in support of the ongoing

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Old Town Training “Kiddie” Pool Maintenance Scheduled July 17-18

July 15, 2017

To facilitate repairs to the Old Town Pool's training "kiddie" pool, the training pool will be closed on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. The main pool will remain open during the repairs. Patrons with small children may visit the Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Rec Center or the Rixse Pool at the Chinquapin Recreation Center.

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July 13 First Thursday Canceled; Restaurants, Retailers Still Offer Discounts To Military And Veterans

July 13, 2017

Due to the extreme heat, the outdoor activities are canceled for tonight’s First Thursday: Red, White & Blue along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. But restaurants and retailers will still offer discounts to those serving in the military and our veterans on July 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as originally scheduled.

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Hotel Indigo Hosts Book Signing To Celebrate Alexandria’s Birthday

July 7, 2017

On Saturday, July 8, in celebration of Alexandria’s 268th birthday, Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria will host author Jay Roberts and illustrator Christine Youngbluth for a signing of their book Lost Alexandria, An Illustrated History of Sixteen Destroyed Historic Homes In and Around Alexandria, Virginia. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Meeting

July 7, 2017

The second meeting of the Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force will be held on Thursday, July 13, 8:45-11:00 a.m. in the City Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria. The meeting will include discussion on projects under the Task Force’s purview and accompanying draft criteria.

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Carlyle Purge – Dump Your Junk Event July 15

July 6, 2017

The Carlyle Community Council, the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership invites residents the chance to purge and dump their junk for free at the Carlyle Purge event taking place Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in John Carlyle Square Park.

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City Presents Award-Winning Tons Of Trucks Event On Saturday, July 15

July 5, 2017

The City will host its third annual Tons of Trucks event on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St. The event will take place rain or shine. 

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Resource Recovery Announcements

July 1, 2017

The City of Alexandria provided an update on its Resource Recovery operations, including the Holiday Schedule for Trash and Recycling Collection, Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection, Recycling and Trash Reminders, and Backyard Composting.

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