Honor The Life Of Eleanor “Nelly” Custis At The 57th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Show & Show

The 57th annual Woodlawn Needlework Show & Sale will take place during the entire month of March at the Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House 900 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. The event which will be held daily except on Tuesdays will honor the life of Eleanor “Nelly” Custis, the grand-daughter of George and Martha Washington and one of America’s first celebrity craft makers. Continue reading

Celebrate Irish Heritage At The 39th Annual Ballyshaners’ St Patrick’s Day Parade

The 39th Annual Ballyshaners’ St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 7 2020 in Old Town Alexandria. This year’s Grand Marshal for the event is owner of Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, John Brennan. Bellyshaners which means Old Town in the Irish language Gaelic was created as the City of Alexandria seeks to promote and preserve Irish heritage. Continue reading