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Local nonprofit Alexandria Celebrates Women (ACW) is hosting an informal gathering this weekend to give local women a chance to meet some of the women in leadership roles in Alexandria.

The meeting is described as an informal salon conversation with ‘leading women thinkers and changemakers’ in Alexandria. The event is free and open to all women.

“Join Alexandria Celebrates Women for the debut of ACW Salon, a monthly gathering of leading women thinkers and changemakers in an informal setting designed to spark conversation and collaboration,” ACW said in its event listing.

Confirmed guests include Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, City Council member Sarah Bagley and City Council member Alyia Gaskins.

The event will be held at The Hub at Canal Center (99 Canal Center) in Old Town North from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

“The event is free and open to all women,” the listing said. “Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the Alexandria Domestic Violence Safehouse’s pantry — nonperishable items like pasta, canned vegetables or fruits, salad dressing.”

March is Women’s History Month, and there are a variety of events around the city examining and celebrating women throughout the city’s history.

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