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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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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM  to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.  

Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts. 

You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.

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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour

The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.


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