Tag: events

American Horticultural Society holds annual fundraising gala

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The American Horticultural Society held its 26th annual gala on Sept. 21, according to Erika Christ, AHS’ manager of communications...

Alexandria Choral Society opens new season, celebrates 50 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Choral Society is celebrating 50 years with the opening of its fall season program “The Spheres” on Oct....

Tom Paxton reflects on songwriting and a decades-spanning career

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When he was 15 years old, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton pulled a guitar out of his aunt’s closet in...

Torpedo Factory to dedicate space to founder Marian Van Landingham

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] To celebrate 45 years as an arts center, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is dedicating studio 311 to Marian Van...

Ballyshaners to hold 2019 Irish Festival on Saturday

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Ballyshaners, Alexandria’s nonprofit Irish heritage organization, is holding its 2019 Irish Festival at Waterfront Park on Saturday. The Irish Festival...

4 Week Intro to Aikido

Our Adult Intro to Aikido course is designed to give you hands-on experience in the art of Aikido at a pace that is right...

Our View: Eat. Drink. Write. Bark.

It’s that bittersweet season when summer wanes, Labor Day looms and school beckons. Most families have completed their back-to-school shopping. College kids are departing...

Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival launches this weekend

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Two young entrepreneurs will host the Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival this Saturday in hopes of expanding the...

Carlyle neighborhood strives for vitality, sense of community

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] In recent years, the Carlyle neighborhood in Alexandria has been growing, from the development of new office buildings and residential...

Events: Celebrate summer in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, summer is coming in hot. Each year, summer in Alexandria brings a collection...