A big hello to September when Alexandria gets back to business. To make sure you don't work too hard, here's a few suggestions for things to do around town.
It’s Labor Day, the first Monday in September. Take more than just a moment to reflect on this annual, national tribute to workers who have contributed to the wellbeing of the United States. What does it mean to you?
It’s the first day back to school on Tuesday for many students in the City of Alexandria’s public school system. Be alert and on the lookout when little feet hit the street by walking, biking, driving and busing.
For the pre-school set, stop by the Duncan Library Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for stories and songs for ages one to four years. The library is located at 2501 Commonwealth Ave. in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. 703-746-1793.
Check out Tempo restaurant’s Monday/Tuesday special offer of a $55 three-course dinner for two, including a bottle of house white or red. The West End Alexandria gem serves northern Italian and French cuisine. Located at 4231 Duke St. 703-370-7900. (The special is not valid on holidays.)
Children’s book store Hooray for Books! is offering a weekly story time Wednesdays at 4 p.m. for ages three to six. The shop is located near the King Street Metro in Alexandria, 1555 King St. Call 703-548-4092 for more information.
Satin Doll Trio at the fabulous Carlyle Club begins its set at 7:30 p.m Thursday. The trio performs jazz, swing and Latin dance on a stage overlooking an expansive dance floor. $15 and two blocks from the King Street Metro, 411 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria. Call 703-548-8800 for more information.