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Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Mount Vernon Celebrates Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

Mount Vernon Celebrates Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens is celebrating Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary, and thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country are expecting to attend on Sunday, June 10.

The Girl Scouts will take group photos in front of the Mansion featuring  “Martha,” a 60-foot flag, and confetti as well as participate in Mount Vernon Historic Trail activities.

Mount Vernon will also have carnations for the Girl Scouts to lay at the Washington’s’ tomb all day.

Fairfax County residents make sure you leave in plenty of time to get to your destination as there will be more traffic than usual.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Ever find yourself stressing about an event you are planning where you will be entertaining lots of guests? Author, Cheryl Najafi, offers tips to help you lose the anxiety, take a step back, and enjoy the moment in her new book, You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On.

If you want to meet Najafi, she will be at Pottery Barn at Tyson’s Corner Center on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m., to greet guests, sign copies of her new book, and give inexpensive ideas and tips for summer entertaining.

Originally from rural Missouri, Cheryl Najafi was no stranger to party planning.

“When you come from a small town of about 7,000 in the Midwest, there’s not much to do so we always had people over and entertained. We didn’t only celebrate the big events in life, we celebrated every event in a fun and casual environment,” explained Najafi.

TREAT DAD TO A FABULOUS FATHER’S DAY ABOARD ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

On Sunday, June 17, Entertainment Cruises will celebrate Father’s Day on the Potomac River aboard the Odyssey and the Spirit of Washington.  Fathers and families will delight in musical entertainment, dancing and delectable menus.  The cruises offer one-of-a-kind scenic views of Washington, DC, creating a unique and relaxing getaway to honor Dad.  

 

Barbie Is Back!

Barbie Is Back!

Check out this event coming to L2 Lounge in Georgetown.

Bicycle Adventure Comes to VA.

Bicycle Adventure Comes to VA.

The Fuller Center, a faith driven nonprofit that builds and renovates homes in 14 countries, is celebrating its fifth year of involving cyclists from all over the world to help provide families with energy-efficient and affordable homes. The late Millard Fuller and his wife Linda, who also founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976, founded the Fuller Center in 2005.

Their Bicycle Adventure will be arriving in Alexandria, Va. on June 6th and staying for a build day with the Northern Virginia Fuller Center for Housing on June 7th.

In its first four years, the Adventure raised more than $500,000 while cycling more than 10,800 miles through 31 states, working on 41 homes and spreading awareness about our work in more than 60 U.S. communities and 16 countries around the world.

For more information on the Bicycle Adventure and Volunteer opportunities click here!

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ at National Harbor

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ at National Harbor

Enjoy an All-You-Can-Taste experience at the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival coming to National Harbor on June 15th and 16th.

There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap to try while listening to live music and eating BBQ galore from pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine.

The festival promises to "keep the portions heavy, and the prices low."

Tickets are selling fast. Get them HERE!