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Notes: Cherry blossom season could start sooner than ever this year

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 36.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 36. Sunrise at 6:42 am and sunset at 6:01 pm.

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According to the National Park Service, the region might have its earliest cherry blossom season ever.

While slightly overshadowed by D.C.’s cherry blossom festivities, Alexandria tourism also tends to get in on the action every season with cherry blossom tours and themed events.

Activities are planned for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from March 20 to April 16, but the National Park Service warned peak bloom could come earlier

Peak bloom is when 70% of the cherry blossoms are open, and the National Park service said the indicator tree has already started budding thanks to a warmer-than-average February.

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Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who

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