• Regine Orme

This Weekend in Alexandria (2/7 – 2/9)

Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Super Bowl is SO last week, but this weekend is still filled with super fun! Come out to see what’s up in Alexandria…from great books and great buys to fun crafts and valuable advice on staying healthy, your calendar is sure to be full.



Friday, February 7

12th Annual DMV Links Red Dress Event 

Join the DMV Links Host Chapters for the biggest Red Dress Event for Heart Health in the region! This year’s theme is taking your TOTAL Health to Heart—and taking steps to focus on heart health all year long. The event features presentations by the National President of The Links Incorporated, Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, PhD, as well as other expert medical and public health professionals. Renowned medical, mental health, and oral health professionals will be joined by wellness, fitness, and nutrition experts during the panel discussion, and survivors of heart disease and strokes will share their tips and testimonials. The event also features a Vendor Showcase and Heart Healthy Reception with light refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and more. Free admission, parking $10.


Community is encouraged to bring $10 gift cards (Giant, Safeway, Wal-Mart, CVS) for community partner Dress For Success DC. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-dmv-links-red-dress-event-community-invite-tickets-87629836199.


Saturday, February 8

Valentine Make and Take

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…do your kids know what they’re giving that someone special? If you feel that the greatest gifts are those made by the heart and the hands, come out for a make and take hosted by the Craft Gallery of Artisans United. In addition to fun crafting and an opportunity to meet new people, the event provides a light snack. Free. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fred M. Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, VA 22003. For more information, visit https://patch.com/virginia/annandale/amp/cal/20200208/764229/free-valentine-make-and-take.


Saturday, February 8 

Alexandria Warehouse Sale

Regarded as the region's “Super Bowl of Shopping Event,” you won’t want to miss these winter deals! The event includes merchandise from a variety of new boutiques and retailers in Alexandria and throughout the Metro region, featuring clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings, and more up to 80 percent off retail prices. The event is also giving away early entry into the Warehouse Sale to four lucky shoppers. The pass will be good for yourself and a guest to enjoy the sale a full hour before the doors open to the public. Contest ends at midnight on Thursday, February 6, and winners will be notified on February 7. Free admission. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Westin Old Town Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, visit https://www.visitalexandriava.com/event/alexandria-warehouse-sale/10154/.


Sunday, February 9

Annual Giant Used Book Sale

Book lovers won’t want to miss Saint Ann Church & School's annual used book sale! Featuring books for every taste and interest including politics, history, biographies, self-help, language, mysteries, romance, travel, sci-fi, fantasy, tween, teen, and children’s, there are genres for every type of reader and every age. Find great prices in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and treat yourself to some goodies from the Valentine's Day bake sale. Free admission. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5312 10th Street N, Arlington, VA 22205. For more information, visit https://patch.com/virginia/arlington-va/amp/cal/20200209/757317/annual-giant-used-book-sale-in-arlington.


Sunday, February 9

Chocolate and Card Making in Del Ray

Love is in the air, so bring your family to Hops N Shine to enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate while you make Valentine's Day cards. While the adults enjoy more grown-up drinks and tasty bites, kids are welcome to make a card, eat a signature grilled cheese, and roast s’mores…what’s not to love about that? Free admission. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Hops N Shine, 3410 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305. For more information, visit https://hopsnshine.com/events/.

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