Wednesday, September 22
– Pledge to Un-Car for a Day!
Take part in a worldwide movement and celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day, . Go Car Free or Car-Lite and make a difference for a day by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking transit. Pledge today and you’re automatically entered into a raffle for cool prizes! You can still pledge even if you’re already car free. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion.
– Helicopter Community Forum
Have you ever heard helicopters flying overhead and wondered what’s going on? Want to know who is flying helicopters and why? Come to a public forum and find out the answers to these questions, and more! The forum will be held at the Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Room 300. For more information, visit www.mwcog.org.
Friday, September 24 & Saturday September 25
– Alexandria Forum
Explore “Coveting, Curating and Collections: The Art of the Public and Personal Museum” at the 52nd Annual Alexandria Forum on decorative arts. On Friday, enjoy guest speaker Peter J. Gomes of Harvard University and a banquet at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (134 N. Royal St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, attend a series of lectures at The Lyceum (201 S. Washington St.) from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by an afternoon of workshops on collecting antiques, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Lloyd House (220 N. Washington St.). Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.historicalexandria.org or call 703.746.4554.
Saturday, September 25
– Paws in the Park
Have fun with Fido and friends at the fourth annual “Paws in the Park,” from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. in Montgomery Park on the corner of North Royal and Montgomery Street. The “Paws” is a dog friendly, family friendly event with K-9 games, DOGA, Pumpkin Painting, Costume Parades and more. Proceeds will benefit the Montgomery Dog Park Improvement Fund, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and the K-9 Unit. A donation of $15 is suggested. For more information, visit www.oldtownnorth.org or call 703.836.8066.
Sunday, September 26
– Olde Towne Dogge Walke
Alexandria is home to many dog lovers, and there is plenty of fun in store for dogs and their owners at the Old Towne Dogge Walke! This year’s course takes in many of Old Town’s famous sights, with a start and finish at Market Square on King Street. The event will also include another fitness-minded friend: the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria. All proceeds from the walk benefit the furry, finned and feathered residents of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Register for the event and get more information at alexandriaanimals.org.