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Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is fast approaching – what do you get the guy who has everything? Here are a few ideas that are fun and available close to home.

A six pack of craft beer from Market 2 Market (116 Del Ray Ave.) will hit the spot on a hot day. They have over 150 craft beers including IPAs, porters, brown ales, and lagers. We suggest a mix! He will love it!

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Or how about a chunk of fancy cheese and some meat for your guy from Cheesetique (2411 Mt. Vernon Ave.)? Our favorite is the Goat’s Milk Gouda with a slice pepperoni on any cracker or bread.

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You could also grab a bottle of wine from their wine wall – each wine is categorized for easier selection. And don’t forget to pick up some of their chocolate chips – you know the ones they put on the table after dinner and lunch! Yum!

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You could also stop by Let’s Meat on the Avenue (2403 Mt. Vernon Ave.) for a selection of their four most popular seasonings boxed together as the Dizzy Pig. Add these to their filet mignon along with some specialty olive oil from their organic olive oil bar. Your guy will be in heaven at the grill!

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Another thought is a group ukulele or acoustic guitar lesson package from Del Ray School of Music (2405 Mt. Vernon Ave.) The summer classes have already started but contact the school for information about joining in.

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The Dad in your life works hard and deserves something special this weekend! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

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Get Set to Celebrate Like a Superhero!

The Fund for Alexandria’s Child is hosting its annual Fostering the Future Gala this Friday, June 9 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the Sheraton Suites Alexandria.
The theme is ‘Superhero Soiree’ which intends to celebrate local heroes — the kids of Alexandria and The Fund’s generous supporters. Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, dancing, a silent and live auction, entertainment and more.  All proceeds from the night’s event will benefit children in foster care or children at-risk of abuse and neglect in our city.
This year’s fundraising goal is $40,000 and they hope to see 200 attendees.
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child is made up of volunteers from our great city who hope to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community.  They hope to ensure that these children have the opportunity to enjoy the enriching opportunities in life, things most kids take for granted like music lessons, sports, field trips, birthday gifts, yearbooks, summer camp, outings with family, and the like.
Tickets for the Gala are currently available.  Be a Superhero this weekend!

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First Thursday – Health & Wellness Classes

June’s First Thursday looks like a real winner that we can all use!  Attendees get a chance to participate in free health and wellness classes from 6:00PM until dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

Classes include yoga, meditation, spin, Reiki, pilates, barre and more.  (Advance sign-ups are encouraged.)  You can also get information on nutrition, acupuncture, personal growth and essential oils.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can participate in free breathing and sleep apnea screenings while listening to live music.  There will be children’s activities, a new interactive public art project debut and much more.

 

Full schedule is as follows:

Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
Corner of Oxford & Mt.Vernon Ave

6:00PM: Opening Healing Vibes – Gong Vibrations, Ease Yoga
6:00PM: Healing Reading, Alexandria Library
6:15PM: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:30PM: Barre Class,Studio Body Logic; register here
7:00PM: Line Dance Performance, Cora Kelly Seniors
7:30PM: Hula hoop performance, Mind The Mat
8:00PM: Closing meditation, Mind The Mat

 


Bean Creative Field
2200 Block of Mt. Vernon Ave.

6:00PM: Fitness Interval Training, Fit4Mom; register here
6:30PM: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:45PM: Accessing Healing through Journaling Workshop, Del Ray Psych; register here.
6:45PM: Therapeutic Pilates, Mind The Mat; register here
7:15PM: Hula-hoop performance & play, Mind The Mat

There will also be ongoing events and booths along Mt. Vernon Avenue all night.  Get well and have fun!

 

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Spring2ACTion 2017

 

On Wednesday, April 5  Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s giving day, will take place. In case you didn’t know, Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online fund-raising event that provides a great way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most.  This virtual fundraising effort, hosted by ACT for Alexandria with the help of generous sponsors, offers Alexandria’s nonprofits the chance to raise thousands of dollars for the benefit of all Alexandria.

In 2016, $1,337,493 was raised by 8,613 donors for 152 nonprofits serving Alexandria! 

There is a wonderful search tool that you can find by clicking here.  Select the categories that mean the most to you (like animals and education, for example) and see which non-profits come up.  Maybe you will give to RunningBrooke or the TC Williams Baseball Team or the GW Band Boosters.  There are so many to choose from.

Give today!

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