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DASH & King Street Trolley Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule: February 19

February 16, 2018

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and the King Street Trolley will operate on the below service schedule for the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

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Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday At His Home, Mount Vernon

February 2, 2018

President’s Day Weekend Celebration Feb. 17 and 18 (Sat and Sun, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.”  Join “General Washington” for a sample of hoecakes prepared by Mount Vernon staff  (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle

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Alexandria, VA Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than A Dozen Events Throughout February

January 29, 2018

Thousands will join in the revelry for the 286th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alexandria Unveils Annual MLK Poster Exhibition

January 17, 2018

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the City of Alexandria on Monday unveiled the annual Poster Exhibition.  The exhibition, which will remain on display in the Vola Lawson lobby at City Hall through the end of February, features the work of young artists who attend Alexandria City Public Schools.

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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Program

January 10, 2018

The 2018 annual program will be held in City Council Chambers on Monday, Jan, 15 at from 1:00-2:00 p.m. After the program, a special viewing of the posters with light refreshments will be held in the Vola Lawson Lobby. The posters will remain on view in the Lawson Lobby until the end of February. 

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City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15

January 9, 2018

The City of Alexandria released the Schedule of Services for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program

January 5, 2018

The City will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a community program on Monday, Jan. 15 at Shiloh Baptist Church (1401 Duke St.).

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Alexandria Welcomes 2018 At First Night

January 3, 2018

Despite frigid temperatures, Alexandria held the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s largest family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party in Old Town and Del Ray.

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Operation Elf Benefits Children Of Alexandria Inmates

January 2, 2018

This holiday season, more than 200 children of Alexandria inmates received toys, games, books and other gifts, thanks to Operation Elf supporters and the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, inmates' families visited the Sheriff's Office and selected donated gifts for children who have a parent incarcerated at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.

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Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 30, 2017

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;

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