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Weekly Event Announcements for the City of Alexandria

July 31
Music at Twilight Concert – Features Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project. 7:30 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W.Braddock Rd. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Jane Austen Dance Class
Prepare for the Jane Austen Ball on August 9. Learn 18th-century English country dancing at Gadsbys Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for a single class; $30 for three classes. Reservations are recommended. Call 703.838.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more information.

August 1
Market Square Concert – Features the Alexandria Citizens Band, known as the Citys Oldest Performing Arts Organization. 7:30 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Lantern Tours – Tour Gadsbys Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., by candlelight with a costumed guide.  See how guests experienced the historic tavern and hotel before the electricity. Tour from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, ages 5 and up. Call 703.838.4242 to verify tour dates.

August 2
Friendship Firehouse Festival – Friendship Firehouse Festival 100 block of South Alfred Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 234th anniversary of the Friendship Fire Company, founded in 1774. Birthday cake, food and craft vendors, antique and modern firefighting equipment. Free fire helmets and balloons for children! For more information, visit www.friendshipfirehouse.org or call 703.751.6416.

Tavern Day – Free open house at Gadsbys Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Costumed guides, period music and light refreshments. For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.838.4242.

Irish Festival – 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street.  Free. Rain or shine. Irish Dancers; The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums, traditional arts, crafts and souvenirs. Irish food and beverages will be available for purchase. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Inked Souls – 6 p.m. midnight. National Harbor. Art Whino (artwhino.com) announces Inked Souls: Customized Sneaker and Art Exhibition featuring 35 local, national and international leaders in the Pop Surrealist movement. Each featured artist will customize one pair of AKA Blank Tagr sneakers along with one painting on canvas. The event is free and open to the public. Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lile. National Harbor is also accessible by water taxi. Visit potomacriverboatco.com for more info and schedules.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday Saturday: 10 am 10 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Noon 6 pm Gallery Phone: 301.567.8210. 

August 3
Railroad Days – All aboard! The Potomac Division of the National Model Railroad Association returns to The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, with working HO gauge rains and a state-of-the-art digital command system. New this year is a hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine area for toddlers. Railroad Days also features  Whistle Stop Hobbies, who will discuss the fun of miniature trains and Operation Lifesaver, a national railroad safety program headquartered in Alexandria. The Lyceum is open Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please visit
www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703.838.4994.

September 8
Living Legends of Alexandria Exhibition – The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., celebrates and documents individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the quality of life in Alexandria. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703.838.4994.

Through December 31
Drawings by William Lydston, Jr. – Civil War artwork at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site (4301 W. Braddock Rd.) Civil War drawings by soldier, artist and musician William Lydston, Jr., are featured, with musical instruments and related objects as part of the statewide celebration of Virginias musical heritage. Admission is free. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.fortward.org or call 703.838.4848.

August 4
ALEXANDRIA CONVENTION AND VISITORS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will hold a meeting at 5:00 p.m., 421 King Street,  Room 300.  For more information contact  Stephanie Brown, 703.838.4200.

ALEXANDRIA EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will hold a meeting at  3:00 p.m., the Atrium, Human Services Building, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue.  For more information contact Wendy Morris, 703.838.0875.

ALEXANDRIA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will hold a meeting at 3:00 p.m., Office of Housing, City Conference Room,  421 King Street. Suite 200.  For more information contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.838-4990.

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