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Catch Country Crooner Jameson Rodgers at The Bullpen on August 25th

If you’re a fan of Florida Georgia Line’s “Talk You Out of It” or Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You,” then you’re already familiar with the work of Jameson Rodgers, even if you didn’t realize it. He co-wrote both hit songs, along with other smashes by the likes of Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.…

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Help Keep Mother Nature Healthy as Part of the Shepherd Parkway Community Cleanup

It’s taken over 10 years and more than 2,000 volunteers to free Shepherd Parkway of more than 200 tons of trash. That’s because, prior to 2011, the 197-acre parkland corridor had become a dumping ground for those looking to illegally dispose of unwanted items. But since the restoration efforts began, they’ve already had a huge…

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Expect Lots of Laughs at The Sinners and Saints Saturday Showcase

Looking for a different kind of date night or girls’ night out? Enter: The Sinners and Saints Saturday Showcase. This weekly comedy show brings fresh laughs every weekend, courtesy of some of the area’s top comedians. You might even recognize a few of them from comedy specials or late-night talk show cameos. The Sinners and…

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Best Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day: June 19th, 2022

As June 19th comes around the corner once again, it’s time to plan an extra special Father’s Day celebration. No matter who you are celebrating Father’s Day for, these Father’s Day gift ideas are thoughtful, creative, and can even be done last minute!  Create your own scrapbook. There's nothing better than a homemade, one-of-a-kind scrapbook…

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Save Room for a Sweet Treat From Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee

Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee makes sweet treats the main event. Its over-the-top confections, many inspired by traditional Asian ingredients, will have you looking forward to coffee and dessert more than dinner. And since the cafe is open late every night, its pastry chefs are ready and waiting to cap off date night with something…

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Savor an Upscale American Meal at Virtue Feed & Grain

Virtue Feed & Grain pays homage to its history as a feed and grain warehouse not only in its name but also in the aesthetic. The two-story space retains a chic industrial vibe thanks to exposed wooden beams overhead and underfoot, as well as touches of metal, warmed up by cozy banquettes and earth-toned throw…

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The Second Annual Alexandria Old Town Springtime Art Festival Brings Juried Masterpieces to John Carlyle Square on May 14th and 15th

This time of year, you’re probably looking for as many excuses as possible to spend time outside in the sunshine. The Second Annual Alexandria Old Town Springtime Art Festival presents a perfect opportunity since it will be held in the fresh air of John Carlyle Square. On May 14th and 15th, the community square will…

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Savor American Food Made From Scratch at Joe Theismann’s

At Joe Theismann's, made-from-scratch American cuisine and warm, welcoming service are the major running themes. They have been for more than 40 years. The community gathering place first opened its doors back in 1975 with the goal of creating a space where everyone would not only feel welcome but also well-fed—and the current local owners…

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