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Notes: Taste of Old Town North festival returning next week

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: The upcoming forecast predicts sunny skies and a high temperature of nearly 78 degrees, accompanied by a north wind blowing at 8 to 10 mph. As for Thursday night, expect clear skies along with a low temperature of around 57 degrees and a north wind at 6 to 9 mph.

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The Taste of Old Town North food festival is returning next week.

The annual festival includes food and live music at Montgomery Park (901 N Royal Street) from 4-8 p.m.

“Taste of Old Town North is] a celebration of the diverse neighborhoods of greater Old Town North,” the Old Town North Community Partnership wrote, “featuring wellness demonstrations, shopping at the Old Town North Farmer’s Market, Art in the Park, wine and food tastings with local businesses and great music from local favorites.”

Image via Old Town North Community Partnership/Facebook

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