Fall Open House in Shirlington October 10th

List of events

Ah Love Oil & Vinegar
The fall harvest is abundant at Ah love. Sample our new fall balsamic flavors – Red Apple; Cinnamon Pear; and Cranberry. Tasting demos with special local makers featuring fall treats. Fall focused kitchenware.

Best Buns
Tis’ the season of pumpkin spice lattes! Fall-flavored goodies starting October through Thanksgiving. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes & more. Pumpkin cupcakes too!

Blue Sea Seafood & Bar
$5 Pumpkin Martinis,
$3 Sam Adams/Angry Orchard
$2 Oysters
Lunch specials starting at $8.95 – $15.95
*All items are in-house only.

Meet Rob Kingsbury of Kingsbury Chocolates and taste out Shirlie's favorite chocolates.

Dogma Bakery
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption event from 12-2 p.m.! Plus, apple bites & ice cream and pumpkin cookies & ice cream. Yum!

Hardwood Artisans
Cider and pumpkin bread for all!

Hilton Garden Inn
Your favorite Fall treats & cocktails available from 11am-2 p.m. in our Dining Room and Lounge:
Mini Italian Donuts with Chocolate Sauce
Pinwheel Sandwiches – Roasted Vegetables with Spinach Wraps and Smoked Turkey with Whole Wheat Wraps
Butternut Squash Soup
Apple Cider for Children
Spicy Hot Chocolate for Adults

Knits Etc.
30% off of Fall merchandise with a $100 purchase.

Le Village Marche
Pick up an apple cider, plus 20% off all Fall décor & Scents.

Spark Yoga: Float and Stretch at an Aerial Yoga Class

If you're already a seasoned yogi, then you might think that no class could really surprise you. Think again. the aerial yoga classes at Arlington's Spark Yoga are unlike any Hatha or Vinyasa class you've ever attended (don't worry—those are on the schedule here, too).

True to its name, aerial yoga takes practitioners off of the floor and into the air with the help of hammocks hung from the ceiling. The floors are padded in the aerial yoga room and the hammocks only a few feet off the ground, so don't worry about mishaps. Take the Spark aerial yoga basics class before attending one of the more challenging sessions. You'll master all the fundamentals of bending and inverting using the hammock, and then you'll be able to build on those basics at more advanced Spark aerial yoga classes. In addition to aerial yoga, Spark also offers standard yoga classes in heated and unheated rooms, barre, and Pilates.

Spark Yoga
2201 N. Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-9642

Member Social Happy Hour at The Energy Club

Member Social Happy Hour at The Energy Club

Pressure Washing and Garage Restriping


October 3, 2015

Three Fun Halloween Decor Projects

Who said that Halloween is just for kids? From spooky cocktail parties to elegantly scary decorations, there are a number of ways to celebrate the year’s scariest season in a truly grown-up manner. Here are three Halloween decor projects that even the adults will love.

Cocktail Clip-Art Labels [Martha Stewart]
If you’re having a Halloween party for your of-age friends, they’ll certainly get a kick out of these cocktail labels. Sure, you know that your drinks are perfectly safe for human consumption, but with labels like Toxic Tonic, they might give your guests a bit of a fright.

Illuminated Pumpkin Topiary [DIY Network]
For something a bit more elegant than the usual stringy faux cobwebs, this pumpkin topiary makes a festive centerpiece on the kitchen table or mantle. Cover a few carving pumpkins with chic metallic spray paint, then drape them with beaded strands and white twinkling lights for a beautiful look that’s still a bit haunting.

Spooky Terrariums [Country Living]
Instead of filling a terrarium with plants and moss, place some spiders, dead branches, and even a creepy crow figurine inside. Place the terrariums on a shelf and you'll have a spooky decoration for a party.

Free Things To Do In Alexandria

Free Things to Do

Families and visitors on a budget will find plenty of no-fuss, low-cost and free things to do in Alexandria, Virginia:
•Use your phone for a self-guided tour around the city — dial 703.229.8632 and use a map to key in numbered locations for a narrated tour of city sites
•The free King Street trolley takes riders on a tour of the bustling shopping district and sites along the way
•Sample local flavors at the Old Town Farmers Market on Saturdays
•Relax on a park bench by the waterfront to take in the sights and sounds of the river or watch boats dock at the Marina while street performers entertain the crowds
•Follow the Mount Vernon Trail by bike or foot for picturesque views all the way to George Washington’s famed estate
•Observe artists at work at the Torpedo Factory Art Center or innovation at the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, both free
•Take in the Del Ray neighborhood's festive, family-friendly First Thursdays celebrations, spring and summer evenings along Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Maker Faire Silver Spring

This Sunday, The family-friendly Maker Faire comes to the Silver Spring Civic Building, offering a chance to get hands-on with robots, flying machines and other crafts and electronics. There also will be two stages with live music and entertainment, as well as exhibitions of giant rideable sculptures, duct-tape canoes, steampunk instruments and more. The Maker Faire runs from noon to 5 p.m., and it's free.

For more information visit the website:

13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

September 19-20, 2015

At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. Plus, visitors can delight in interactive art activities and The Art League's much-loved "Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser."

With this popular festival spanning two days, visitors take advantage of luxurious accommodations just steps from King Street and transform their festival experience into a creativity-filled weekend.

Friday Night’s Live Music & Food Truck

Join Port City Brewing Company on Friday nights for live music from 7-9pm. They will have a local food truck serving up their succulent grub all night. Come hungry! The tour is at 6:30pm, be sure to reserve a spot. They be open until 10pm. Cheers!

Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, VA
3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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