ASO Presents: Britten & Brahms with James E.Ross @ George Washington Masonic Memorial
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
ASO Presents: Britten & Brahms with James E.Ross @ George Washington Masonic Memorial | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Join us the ASO for its second concert of the season. James E. Ross’ program evokes images of coastal shores and green pastures. One of George Butterworth’s last works, The Banks of Green Willow incorporates folk songs from his native British countryside. From his opera Peter Grimes, Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes paints the tragic story of psychological torment of the fisherman and his apprentice. Closing the program is Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, hailed as equal to Beethoven’s Eroica in majesty and drama and described by critics as his most artistically perfect symphony.

American Made: Panel Discussions @ The DC Design House
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
American Made: Panel Discussions @ The DC Design House | Rockville | Maryland | United States

Join us in celebrating producers of products that are made in the United States. James DeLorbe, founder and Chairman of MADE: In America™, an organization whose mission is to recognize and promote great American will moderate the series. DC, Maryland and Virginia based companies are well represented and those located outside the area are available through showrooms in Washington. Recipients of prestigious Made: In America awards are designated with an “*” These lively informative panel discussions, featuring the leaders in today’s home furnishings industry, are sure to inspire and make clear the tremendous advantages of buying domestically.

All panel discussions will be held in the DC Design House’s Ballroom on the lower level and are free with the purchase of a ticket to tour the house for $35.00.

Panel Discussion Line-Up: October 25th:
– Kate Hougen, Mira Jean Designs – Arlington, Virginia,
– Barry Remley, Salvations Architectural Furnishings* – Silver Spring, Maryland,
– Tom Moser, Thos. Moser – Auburn, Maine,

Image credit: Thos. Moser

Women & Wine at Ivy Hill Cemetery @ Ivy Hill Cemetery
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women & Wine at Ivy Hill Cemetery @ Ivy Hill Cemetery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Volunteer Alexandria would like to invite you to join us in the vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery on Oct. 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Women & Wine. This is a special Women & Wine event that is open to both women and men. Because it’s October, we will be celebrating Halloween and want you to come in costume!

This event is for women and men 21 years and older who enjoy wine and are interested in getting to know other people in Alexandria. This is a great networking event or a place to catch up with your friends, while supporting our community.

Chorus Meetup: Sing For Joy @ Alfred Street Baptist Church
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Alexandria Harmonizers and the Male Chorus of the Alfred Street Baptist Church are co-sponsoring an informal meet-up of Alexandria-based groups to celebrate the joy of choral music. Their guests are the Alexandria Singers and the Hispanic Choir of the Blessed Sacrament Church on West Braddock Road. Come hear pop standards, barbershop and songs from the African-American an-d Latino church traditions. The event is informal, free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow the singing.

SOAR Community Summit @ Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria
Oct 27 all-day
SOAR Community Summit @ Hilton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Gather with hundreds of business owners, corporate executives and civic leaders for a day of leadership development and business success insights.

Our speakers have shared their insights on national and international stages and will be guiding attendees through exercises while sharing their expert knowledge on a variety of topics:

• Provoke-Ability: How to Reveal the Talent Hidden within Yourself and Your Team
• Business Application of the Law of Attraction
• Mastering the 10 Most Pivotal Leadership Mindsets
• Drawing Leadership from the Heart
• Ways to Attract Funders and Investors to Support Your Growing Business
• How to Grow and Sustain a Purpose Driven Business, Nonprofit or Initiative
• Leadership Lessons from Running Like a Girl (Civic Leadership)
• Mapping Matters: Clarity, Focus, S.O.A.R.

Preview our previous Summit Highlights and see you in October!

Visit our event page and preview our lineup.

Join our community of legacy driven leaders. Network, learn and grow with us.
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for those who want to reach a captivated audience of business owners, executive leaders, and civic leaders who care about social impact.

Women Who Count National Conference @ The Westin Alexandria
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day
Women Who Count National Conference @ The Westin Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance “Women Who Count” National Conference offers technical education to keep you competitive and give you professional development to empower your potential. Earn up to 22 CPE while being introduced to a network of hundreds of accounting and finance professionals, from emerging leaders to experienced industry professionals.

21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade
Oct 29 all-day

One of Del Ray’s favorite traditions, the 21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The parade and all activities are free. Following the parade awards are given for best pet costume, best decorated business, best decorated home and best decorated stroller during a brief ceremony.  There is no fee to compete for Best Costume or Best Decorated contests. Judges include elected officials and city dignitaries.

Last year’s parade had more than 7,500 participants, which included over to 2,500 children, special dignitaries and elected officials, over 50 pets in their finest Halloween costumes, and 25 decorated strollers.

The parade begins at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of East Bellefonte, and continues down to the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center play fields at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. Children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march and show off their finest and scariest Halloween garb.

At the fields, goodie bags for children are handed out (including healthy bags that do not have candy). Refreshments such as hot dogs donated by 7-Eleven, apple cider, and cookies are provided. There is live musical entertainment provided by Mars Rodeo. There will be Goblin Games and activities for the children.

Spooktacular Preschool Halloween Extravaganza @ Fort Hunt Preschool, Carriage House
Oct 29 all-day
Spooktacular Preschool Halloween Extravaganza @ Fort Hunt Preschool, Carriage House

Calling all preschool ghouls for a afternoon of Halloween fun. “Trick-or-Treat” inside FHP’s Carriage House, enjoy a “spooky” story in the garden, play a few festive games and create fun Halloween crafts.

Tickets are $10 per family. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted at the event.
Programs and festivities are geared toward children aged 2 to 6 are the event is open to the wider Alexandria Community. Please feel free to invite your friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

A Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Lincoln @ Arlington Hilton Hotel
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Abraham Lincoln. Sponsored by the Lincoln Group of D.C. Presented by Joe Wiegand. Reception, dinner, program. 6-9 p.m. Arlington Hilton, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-532-6188 or Nonmembers $75; program only $30.

St. Rita 5K for Education @ USPTO Building (South Entrance)
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am
St. Rita 5K for Education @ USPTO Building (South Entrance) | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

One of the longest-running races in Northern Virginia returns for its 14th year. The certified and timed 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the all-ages 1K fun run starts at 8 a.m. Walkers and strollers are welcome. All runners will receive swag bags and t-shirts and top finishers have a chance to win more than $1,000 in cash and gift prizes. On-site registration is available.