Upcoming Events

Young at Art -Juried Art Show for Artists 55+

09/17/2012 - 9:00am - 01/24/2013 - 10:00am
Durant Arts Center 1605 Cameron Street Alexandria VA 22314
Senior Services of Alexandria and Goodwin House Foundation are jointly sponsoring the 26th annual "Young at Art" juried art show for artists 55+.  The exhibit opens Monday, September 17, 2012 and runs through Thursday, January 24, 2013.  Come to the opening reception and meet the artists on Thursday, September 20 from 5-7pm.   The Durant Center is open Monday-Thursday (9am-1 More...

Seek and ye shall buy: Old Town Boutique District scavenger hunt!

09/21/2012 - 9:00am - 09/23/2012 - 11:59pm
Old Town Boutique District
The Old Town Boutique District is celebrating its fifth anniversary by giving away more than $7,000 in gift cards from participating merchants during its Annual Scavenger Hunt, taking place Sept. 21-23.  When you visit a participating store, get your passport stamped by each of the participating merchants. More...

Bring the Kids to Project Play Popup Play Date at North Ripley Street Playground

09/25/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Can one person make a difference? Yes! A local mother nominated an area close to N Ripley St to receive a grant from a task force associated with the city's Health Department. The result? More...

First Planetarium Show Salutes Manned Space Exploration

09/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street
One night a month during the school year, families and community members are invited to an hour-long presentation at the T.C. Williams Planetarium. In addition to the salute to manned space exploration, the event will feature a highly interactive and kid-friendly activity and a “Walk Across the September Sky”. More...

Friends of Fort Ward bus tour

09/29/2012 - 7:45am - 6:30pm
Fort Ward Museum & Historical Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.
Friends of Fort Ward bus tour, “The 17th Va. Infantry & the Maryland Campaign of 1862.” Tour leader David Heiby will trace the role of local troops in this key Confederate regiment during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Maryland. More...

Learn All About Alexandria on Free Museum Day

09/29/2012 - 8:00am - 11:59pm
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St / Alexandria Archaeology Museum, inside Torpedo Factory Art Center,105 North Union St., #327 / Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax St

9th Anniversary Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale: Start your gardening this fall with local plants!

09/29/2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
3601 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302

Acacia Federal Rock & Stroll To End Homelessness

09/29/2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cameron Run Regional Park: 4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Run with Brooke at the Family Fun Day and 5K Run

09/30/2012 - 7:00am - 3:00pm
4001 Eisenhower Ave
Get ready! The 1st Annual Family Fun Day and 5K is Sunday, September 30, 2012. Four events: Timed 5K Open with Age Group awards, 1 Mile Kids' Course, Tot Trot for those under 5 (100 yards) and 5K Walk. Lots of fun: Ribbons for kids, random prizes, food, vendors, and activities. Tot Trot at 7:45 AM, Timed 5K Open at 8 AM, and 5K Walk/1 Mile Kids' Course at 8:45 AM. More...

Walk for homeless animals

10/01/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Market Square
The inaugural Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals is less than two months away, and you can join us by registering online today. Create a Walk team, register as an individual walker, or find a team to join. No matter how you choose to participate, you'll be helping Alexandria's homeless animals receive the love and care they deserve until they find permanent homes. More...