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Alexandria: 19th Annual Art Safari

“Can you find the owl painting, the lizard sculpture, and what kind of lizard is it, what color is the dinosaur, in ‘Cathedral Gaggle’ how many geese do you see?” These were just a few questions on the Art League Gallery Scavenger Hunt at annual Art Safari last month in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Alexandria: Co-creating Cable TV Show

From theater to cable.

Former Alexandrian Thomas Kail had his first brush with the media while on an Alexandria youth league soccer team.

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The Torpedo Bike

Inspired by history and supported by the Alexandria Commission of the Arts, Torpedo Factory sculptor Christopher Erney created a “Torpedo Bike.”

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Port City Presents ‘In the Next Room’

Comedy examines sexual repression in the Victorian era, Nov. 7 to 22.

Port City Playhouse will present Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room,” a comedic examination of sexual repression in the Victorian era, Nov. 7 to 22.

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Pirates Take Over on Halloween at Del Ray Home

Pirate Lady shares her methods for creating the perfect scary house.

”It’s like being a kid all over again. You get to create your own little world. One that everyone else gets to enjoy with you,” says Tami Sarjeant, owner of 1407 Russell Road in the Del Ray area of Alexandria.

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Resurrection of Ivy Hill

Effort to make historic cemeteries “destinations.”

“Leveraging Mobile Technology for Cemetery Marketing and Maintenance” and “The Use of Mechanical Armatures to Support Weak or Failed Gravestones” are unlikely lures for the ordinary weekend.

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A Feast for Foodies

Rotary’s Taste For Giving raises funds for local nonprofits.

The Rotary Club of Alexandria held its seventh annual Taste For Giving, a community-wide fundraiser to benefit more than 30 local charities and nonprofits, Oct. 24 in the atrium of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

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ASC Welcomes Redskins Great Nelms

Student-athletes of the month honored.

Mayor Bill Euille was on hand to present a key to the city to Washington Redskins Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl punt returner Mike Nelms as the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club held its annual Redskins Night Oct. 21 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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Fall Family Fun Festival

Hayrides, pumpkin painting, karate lessons, a puppet show and live entertainment from the Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition Band were just a few of the attractions at the annual Family Fall Fun Festival at the Armistead Boothe Parke on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Schoettler To Perform ‘The Hello Girls’

One-woman show at the Athenaeum.

Chevy Chase storyteller Ellouise Schoettler will present her second one-woman show, “The Hello Girls: A Surprising WWI Story,” at the Athenaeum Theatre in Alexandria at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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LTA Stages “The Rocky Horror Show”

Campy rock and roll musical to play from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15.

It’s time to do the time warp! Just in time for Halloween, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is staging the campy musical, “The Rocky Horror Show,” from Oct. 25 through Nov. 15, 2014.

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Visitors Explore Cherry Blossom at its Open House

Local riverboat complements city’s history.

The Cherry Blossom was commissioned at least 100 years after a paddlewheel riverboat would have been considered a financially viable investment. The boat remains docked along the waterfront for most of the year, used almost exclusively for private events. It doesn’t happen often, but on Monday, Oct. 13, the Cherry Blossom opened its doors to the public for an open house.

At Firehouse Open House

Mekhai Goodwin gets a feel for the weight of the fire hose that the firefighters carry into burning houses and buildings. Hundreds of residents toured the nine Alexandria Fire Stations during the annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Lights, Camera, Action

Travel Channel show to feature Del Ray’s Pork Barrel BBQ.

Hollywood invaded Alexandria Sept. 25 when the Travel Channel descended on Del Ray’s Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant to tape an episode of its food show BBQ Crawl.

2014 Alexandria Beautification Awards

The Alexandria Beautification Commission announced the 2014 Alexandria Beautification Award winners in a ceremony held on Sept. 15, 2014 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. The Commission, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg and Councilman Paul Smedberg presented 25 awards.

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