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The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition 12:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Athenaeum Invitational is an annual celebration of the visual arts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based exhibition featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have[...]
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House
Jun 22 – Oct 22 all-day
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
The Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House historic site presents Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye, an installation that will run in the museum from June to October.[...]
Bringing Words to Life Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Bringing Words to Life Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital @ Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria)
Sep 30 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
Exhibit Dates: September 30, 2018 – January 27, 2019 The Bringing Words to Life art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) features Del Ray Artisans members’ artwork. The exhibit[...]
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BETHANY HOUSE GARDEN OF LIGHT GALA 6:00 pm
BETHANY HOUSE GARDEN OF LIGHT GALA @ Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BETHANY HOUSE GARDEN OF LIGHT GALA @ Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Bethany House of Northern Virginia is hosting it 7th Annual Garden of Light Gala at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. Join them for a night of delicious cuisine, live entertainment and exciting auction prizes[...]
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Carpenter’s Shelter’s OctoberFest Online Auction
Carpenter’s Shelter’s OctoberFest Online Auction @ Online Auction hosted by Charity Auctions Today
Oct 5 – Oct 19 all-day
Carpenter's Shelter's OctoberFest Online Auction @ Online Auction hosted by Charity Auctions Today | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
FALL into the giving season with Carpenter’s Shelter’s OctoberFest Online Auction! Participants will have the chance to bid on a variety of items and experiences for every budget and all funds raised will go toward[...]
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Native Shrubs 10:30 am
Native Shrubs @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am
Native Shrubs @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
A variety of native shrubs thrive in our area that can provide beautiful structure and ecological function to your yard. Learn which are best for you!
Hispanic Heritage Festival 1:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Festival @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage Festival @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, crafts, food, and dance! All ages.
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta 2:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Juan Cayrampoma whose mesmerizing program draws on musical roots from the Andean using traditional instruments.
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Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays 12:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, offers complimentary meditation and mindfulness hour on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No RSVP is required. Learn more by visiting www.fourdirectionswellness.com.
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Unlocking Medicare 2:00 pm
Unlocking Medicare @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
While Medicare doesn’t cover everything, it does lighten the load of health care costs for older Americans. This workshop provides an overview of how it works.
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Spooky STEAM
Spooky STEAM @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Oct 10 all-day
Spooky STEAM @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Ghost/bat rockets, slime, and other S.T.E.A.M. activities perfect for the month of October. A new activity each week. Ages 5 & Up. All materials supplied. No registration required.
Bodies and Voices: Tools For Creativity 7:00 pm
Bodies and Voices: Tools For Creativity @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bodies and Voices: Tools For Creativity @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
This workshop is for self-identified artists who want to deepen their own creative process. Using elements of dance and theatre, participants form a shared experience that explores the intersection of art, individuality, and community. Open[...]
Death Cafe 7:00 pm
Death Cafe @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Death Cafe @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library |  |  |
Death Cafes are an opportunity to demystify the death experience. We offer an open, safe environment for discussing thoughts, feelings about all manner death and dying.
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Spitfire Book Club 3:30 pm
Spitfire Book Club @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm
A book club for school aged girls.
Buying a Home 7:00 pm
Buying a Home @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Buying a Home @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library |  |  |
Learn how to shop for a home and be successful in the competitive metro Washington, DC, area market.
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Fall Firepit Friday
Fall Firepit Friday @ Fairlington United Methodist Church
Oct 12 all-day
The weather is getting cooler and it is the perfect time of year to enjoy roasted marshmallows and hot dogs around a firepit. On October 12th, there will be two firepits on the playground behind[...]
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Water Discovery Day 2018 10:00 am
Water Discovery Day 2018 @ Environmental Center at Alexandria Renew
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Water Discovery Day 2018 @ Environmental Center at Alexandria Renew | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join Alexandria Renew for a day of family-focused community fun. Drop by to get to know your H2O and meet Alexandria’s water transformers. Go behind the water cycle scene at the block party as you[...]
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The Black Feathers at Sevareid House
The Black Feathers at Sevareid House @ Sevareid House
Oct 14 all-day
The Black Feathers at Sevareid House @ Sevareid House |  |  |
Hailing from the UK, The Black Feathers will be performing at Sevareid House, October 14th as one of the many stops on their 21-city US tour. The duo brings together beautiful songwriting with every element[...]
AWARE! 1:30 pm
AWARE! @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
AWARE! @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Facilitator, poet and author KaNikki Jakarta, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, presents “AWARE!” an event that brings family and friends together in recognition of October Awareness Month. Eleven poets and spoken[...]
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Old Town Civil War Roundtable 7:00 pm
Old Town Civil War Roundtable @ Washington Street United Methodist Church
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Old Town Civil War Roundtable @ Washington Street United Methodist Church | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Join us Monday eve, October 15, 7pm, for the new Old Town Alexandria Civil War Round Table! Our speaker will be Eugene Schmiel, Author of “Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era,” an[...]
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Job Search
Job Search @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 16 all-day
Attend our FREE workshop and learn how to master the online job search, effectively network, and ace the interview!
Art for Relaxation 7:00 pm
Art for Relaxation @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm
Art for Relaxation @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
As part of our Mental Health Awareness series, join us for an experiential art-making workshop as we learn how creating art can help us reduce stress.
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Book Discussion Group 7:00 pm
Book Discussion Group @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Book Discussion Group @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library |  |  |
The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
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Accessing Newspapers & Magazines 1:00 pm
Accessing Newspapers & Magazines @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm
Learn more about this free service, which allows you to listen to newspapers, magazines, and other publications over the telephone. For more information and to register, call Kym at the library at (703) 746-1762.
Teen Comic Book Club 4:00 pm
Teen Comic Book Club @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm
Teen Comic Book Club @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States
Welcome to Teen Comic Book Club where we discuss great comic books and graphic novels. Snacks provided! For teens in grades 6-12.
Gilbert Gorski Solo Exhibition: “The Space of Trees” Opening Reception 6:30 pm
Gilbert Gorski Solo Exhibition: “The Space of Trees” Opening Reception @ Principle Gallery
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gilbert Gorski Solo Exhibition: "The Space of Trees" Opening Reception @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Gilbert Gorski hosts the opening reception of his first solo exhibition, “The Space of Trees.” Known for his mesmerizing pointillist landscapes as well as richly detailed etchings, Gilbert Gorski began his career as an architect[...]
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Mucha Musica 11:00 am
Mucha Musica @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am
Join award winning musical group Cantare for a musical journey through Latin America.
Observe the Moon Night 11:00 am
Observe the Moon Night @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am
The Barrett Branch Library will show a 30 minute recorded lecture entitled Observing the Moon and Sun. Afterwards, you can make a Moon Phases Calendar & Calculator. We’ll have an interactive map where you can[...]
Seaport Day 2018 12:00 pm
Seaport Day 2018 @ Waterfront Park
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm
Seaport Day is an annual community festival celebrating the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and Alexandria’s maritime heritage. The event will feature live music, nautical activities, wooden boat display, children’s activities, lawn[...]
Andes to Romances Performance 6:30 pm
Andes to Romances Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Andes to Romances Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Head to the Athenaeum for an uplifting evening of authentic Andean melodies from the Latin-American repertoire and international song book of Juan Cayrampoma and Ernesto Bravo, performing as Andes to Romances. Using an array of[...]
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Bishop Ireton Open House 1:00 pm
Bishop Ireton Open House @ Bishop Ireton High School
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bishop Ireton Open House @ Bishop Ireton High School | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
We invite all prospective families to join us on Sunday, October 21 for our Open House. There will be opportunities to learn more about what our school offers, tour our campus, meet teachers and faculty,[...]
Journey to Happily Ever After: A Film Premier of ‘7,000 Miles Home’ 4:00 pm
Journey to Happily Ever After: A Film Premier of ‘7,000 Miles Home’ @ Wag & Brew
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
Journey to Happily Ever After: A Film Premier of '7,000 Miles Home' @ Wag & Brew  |  |  |
500,000 dogs in need of medical attention and care currently live on the streets of New Delhi. Many will die without help. What can you do? Join OPH at the premier of 7,000 Miles Home,[...]
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Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays 12:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, offers complimentary meditation and mindfulness hour on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No RSVP is required. Learn more by visiting www.fourdirectionswellness.com.
Author Talk 7:00 pm
Author Talk @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
Join Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, author of “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time,” for a free talk about Civil War Alexandria.
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Maker Series
Maker Series @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Oct 23 all-day
Bring your own pumpkin to paint for Halloween! We’ll supply paint, stickers, and other odds & ends. For ages 8 and up.
Pet Professional Seminar & Networking Event 6:00 pm
Pet Professional Seminar & Networking Event @ The Lyceum
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
American Pet Professionals will be co-hosting a brand new event for Washington D.C. and Alexandria area pet pros being held on Oct. 23 right in the heart of Old Town. This event is being co-hosted[...]
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Friends Book Sale
Friends Book Sale @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Come support the library and pick up books, cds, abd dvds at discounted prices.
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Copyright Issues 2:00 pm
Copyright Issues @ Local History/Special Collections Branch
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Come learn about copyright and how you can and cannot use materials for display or online and traditional publication.
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22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade 2:00 pm
22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade @ Along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm
22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade @ Along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray | Irvington | New Jersey | United States
The 22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade takes place on Sun., Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.. All are welcome to march in the parade along Mount Vernon Avenue, which begins at E. Bellefonte Ave. and[...]
Spooktacular 3:00 pm
Spooktacular @ Fort Hunt Preschool
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:59 pm
Bring the kiddos for trick-or-treating, spooky stories in the garden, a haunted walk around the grounds, festive games, and fun Halloween crafts! This annual event is one of our favorites and is open to the[...]
Kathy Mattea 7:30 pm
Kathy Mattea @ The Birchmere
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
Kathy Mattea @ The Birchmere | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
Award-Winning Singer KATHY MATTEA will perform in Alexandria, VA at The Birchmere on Sunday, October 28th. Mattea is supporting her new album PRETTY BIRD which was released to rave reviews last month. Mattea and PRETTY[...]
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Medicare Open Enrollment 2:00 pm
Medicare Open Enrollment @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
If you are a Medicare recipient or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary, you are invited to attend a training to review and make changes to your prescription drug plan. Registration required.
Getting to Know Ghana 7:00 pm
Getting to Know Ghana @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Jesus Kotei will share an insider’s account of the historically rich country of Ghana.
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