Charity event raises money for United Community Ministries.
Visit the Torpedo Factory for SOUPer Saturday this month. The art center is hosting the event for the 19th year on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Visitors are invited to purchase a handcrafted bowl made by local potters available at the Torpedo Factory's waterfront entrance. Bowls cost $20 a piece and all proceeds go toward United Community Ministries, which provides assistance programs to low-income individuals, families and neighborhoods. With the purchase of a bowl, enjoy a bowl of soup courtesy of the Chart House restaurant. Bowls may be purchased with cash or a check made out to UCM. For more news about goings-on about town, follow Old Town Alexandria Patch on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or sign up for our free, daily email newsletter.