Fridays are Rule 5 days, so we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to roundup the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
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Will we say sayonara to warm weather for good today? If you’re hanging on to summer, enjoy this one. A storm system passing by over the weekend delivers a shot of much cooler air. (Capital Weather Gang)
Registration open for Alexandria YMCA Swim Team Looking for a sport for your child this year?! Come join the Sea Dragons swim team! (Alexandria Mom)
How do you meet people in Del Ray? Fortunately there are numerous clubs, meet-ups, membership associations, parent groups, etc. at the ready to connect people with similar interests. (DIY Del Ray)
How will Pope’s Visit compare to Inauguration Day for D.C. traffic? Inauguration Day is a benchmark for big-scale events, but the three-day visit by Pope Francis offers unique challenges for spectators and commuters. (Dr. Gridlock)
15 things to do this weekend in the D.C. area Watch a short film or a free Shakespeare play, feast at food truck festivals, sip Virginia wine, feel the folk with Langhorne Slim and much more. (Going Out Guide)
What locations in and around Alexandria deserve a historical marker? When it comes to hospitals, historical markers in Old Town Alexandria (outside markers) do a nice job of covering the ones that came into service during the Civil War. (Jaybird’s Jottings)
Save the Date for Doggy Trick-or-Treat in the Old Town Boutique District Over 25 stores for your dog to Trick-or-Treat! (OTBD blog)
Four Mile Run Summer Movie Festival concludes TONIGHT National Community Church – Potomac Yard is co-sponsoring a summer movie series with the City of Alexandria. The outdoor movies will take place at the Four Mile Run Park Plaza along Mount Vernon Avenue (adjacent to the Four Mile Run Conservatory Center). (The Arlandrian)