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Alexandrians invited to public meetings regarding Torpedo Factory action plan — “The City of Alexandria, in its commitment to Torpedo Factory Art Center’s long-term viability, has been developing implementation scenarios for the art center’s Action Plan for Vibrancy and Sustainability (Action Plan).” [Zebra]

Libraries distributing COVID testing kits — “News you can use: in partnership with @VDHgov, many library systems across Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax County are distributing Covid at-home testing kits for FREE. And you don’t even need a library card!” [Twitter]

State of Business meeting tomorrow — “This year’s panel will highlight one of businesses most pressing challenges: workforce development. Our three panelists will discuss strategies to overcome hurdles, including shifts in how work is performed, trends in physical workplaces, employee flexibility, staffing shortages, etc,.” [The Chamber ALX]

Alexandria featured in history of slave ship — “The Uncas left Alexandria for New Orleans for the first time on Oct. 30, 1833, carrying 92 enslaved people. For the next three years, the ship plied the Atlantic on behalf of Franklin & Armfield, making 13 round-trip voyages between Alexandria and New Orleans.” [Slate]

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Brassy Jazzy Christmas

Don’t miss this toe tapping celebration!

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) presents “Brassy Jazzy Christmas,” a strong lineup of Christmas and holiday favorites. Inspired by Stan Keton’s album “A Merry Christmas!,” SONOVA has created a jazz band–substituting french

Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race

Join in Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition- the 47th Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race. Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot, returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. In the spirit of

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