About This Weekend in Alexandria, Virginia

by Lee Hernly, Editor
Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria by Jeff Self, on Flickr

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Your plans for this weekend (March 27-29, 2015) in Alexandria, Virginia include these events:

Friday, March, 27, 2015

  • Blossom’s Rainbow @ The Athenaeum – Check the calendar for showtimes.
  • Dailey & Vincent @ The Birchere – Click this link for tickets.
  • Story time @ Beatley Library – Ages 0-5 with an adult. Bring your whole family for stories, songs, movement, and fun! No tickets required for this program – we will be in the large meeting room, so just drop in!
  • Happy Hour(s) – Check the calendar for times and locations.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Old Town Farmers Market – Held each Saturday morning year-round, the farmers’ market is an event that has been held at the Market Square plaza for over 260 years. In fact, Old Town Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmers’ market in the country which has been held continuously at the same site. George Washington sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold at the Farmer’s Market.
  • Del Ray Farmers Market –  A year-round farmers market that offers a wide range of selections, including vegetables, produce, and really GREAT eggs. The market runs from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon year round at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Seminary Towers Farmers Market – These vendors provide the best in local, national, international and exotic produce. The Farmer’s Market is located at 4901 Seminary Road in the Seminary Hill/Beauregard neighborhood.
  • Free tax preparation assistance – Volunteer tax preparers will assist qualifying residents complete their 2014 income tax forms. First come, first served. Spanish-speaking volunteers will be available.
  • Eggstravaganza @ Four Mile Run – Don’t miss out on this early Easter event featuring a visit by the Easter bunny and several Easter egg hunts for the kids. National Community invites all Arlandria area families to together for some live music (along with a DJ), plenty of refreshments (from pizza to cotton candy) and a bunch of family friendly activities — Nature Center animal petting, face painting, pinata popping, fun games, photo both, bike raffle and a Mobile Art Lab. A wellness team will also be on-hand to offer check-ups for those interested. Save the date for the last Saturday in March.
  • 11th Annual Rum Punch Challenge @ Gadsby’s Tavern – Just as guests to the tavern did over 200 years ago, enjoy different rum punch creations from local distilleries, restaurants and caterers and vote for your favorite! The winner will be announced at the end of the evening. Also enjoy food – both period and modern – as well as a silent auction full of great items.
  • Braddock Day @ Carlyle House – See this link for details.
  • The Dan Band (from the Hangover) @ The Birchmere – Click this link for tickets.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • Lecture on General Braddock’s Expedition in 1755 – After celebrating General Braddock’s arrival in Alexandria, Virginia, 260 years ago, come for an afternoon of history and learning at The Lyceum in Old Town on Sunday, March 29th. Join us for two presentations on General Braddock and his journey and ultimate defeat on the battlefield at the Monongahela River during the French and Indian War featuring Robert Messner, Director of the Braddock Battlefield Museum and Eugene Scheel, mapmaker and local historian. Please check the website for details on the schedule. Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased in advance. This event is co-sponsored by Carlyle House and the Office of Historic Alexandria.

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