Whats happening this week in Greater Alexandria


Coming events

July 6
Auditory processing disorders in children parenting workshop,
with Dr. Jay Lucker, at SuccessLab

Learning Center in Alexandria, 6:30 8 p.m. Event is free. SuccessLab
Learning Center, Alexandria Commons, 3209 Duke Street, Alexandria. (703) 461-0808.

July 9
American Legion Post # 24 of Old Town will host a Veterans breakfast
beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and learn of the programs offered by the Post and enjoy breakfast. Post #24 is located on the corner of Royal Street and Cameron, next to Gadbys Tavern. Monthly breakfasts are held on the second Sunday of each month and is open to all veterans and the public. For more information, call (703) 683-5564 or e-mail Amlegionpost24@Comcast.net.

July 11
Foundations for Families presents Raising A Resilient Child,
a workshop for parents, at The Apple Seed Boutique, 115 South Columbus Street, Alexandria, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join other parents for a fun, interactive discussion on how to foster qualities in children that help them to overcome challenges, build positive relationships, and lead healthy and successful lives. Space is limited. Register online at www.foundationsforfamilies.com or call (202) 441-2242.

Alexandria BPW meeting will be at Ramparts Restaurant starting at 7 p.m. Diane Trobaugh, Immediate Past State Foundation chair and Paula Garner, Past State President and liaison to the Women of Virginia Trail Committee, will be the program speakers. Reservations required: (703) 379-1965

July 13
Second Thursday Art Night,
6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center. In collaboration with KSMET, the Art Center will be celebrate the theme Alive with History. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with the artists, and enjoy refreshments. Explore facets of Torpedo Factory history with a fun scavenger hunt. Enter a free drawing for a $100 gift certificate good anywhere in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. More information can be found at www.torpedofactory.org or by calling (703) 838-4565. The Torpedo Factory Art Center, located at 105 N. Union Street in Old Towna, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 16
Commerce Banks Canine Carnivale.
Dog lovers and their pets can enjoy some fun-in-the-sun. This pet pampering party is open to the public and will feature unique activities for dogs and their parents including: Doggy Costume Parade, Professional dog training tips from Peggies Pet Services, dogs for adoption, free pet photos, and more. Free pet treats, giveaways, raffles, music and food. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. with the doggy costume parade starting at 1 p.m. Commerce Bank in Alexandria, 119 S. Washington Street. Call (703) 682-6140.

July 18
Registration Opens for ACVAs Fun Siders Tourism Class.
The Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association will host its Fun Siders tourism training class at 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m., at City Hall, Room 2000. A registration fee of $15 pays for a resource notebook and coffee/sweet rolls. Registration forms are available through Steve Zimmermann at szimmermann@funside.com. This half-day program includes a brief history of the city and guided walking tour.

July 29
Conference for young adult survivors of childhood cancer,
Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn more about medical concerns and psychosocial issues experienced by young adult survivors of childhood cancer with an emphasis on education and empowerment. The conference is sponsored by the Inova Life with Cancer program and Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children with a grant from the National Childrens Cancer Society. Free. Lunch provided. Registration required. Call (703) 876-9111.