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Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

Ashby Ponds Celebrates Grandparents Day!

On Sunday, September 9, the Ashby Ponds retirement community celebrated Grandparents Day with residents, family, and friends.  A celebration of games, food, and fun included the first ever Ashby Ponds fishing tournament from the observation deck of the community's newest pond.  Ashby Ponds hosted this event to honor the hundreds of grandparents at the community who make a difference in the lives of their family and friends each and every day.

Clear the Clutter!!

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area was hit with a heat wave and thunderstorms that left the area without electricity for over a week. Wouldn’t you know the week before I had done a major shopping at Costco so we were stocked up with food and supplies in our fridge and extra freezer. Needless to say we lost everything. With that came the opportunity to make lemon-aide out of lemons.

Although I live in a fairly clutter–free environment, once I cleaned out the fridge and freezer it motivated me to go through the rest of the house and office. Because I was on crutches for the past several months, some things accumulated that were making me feel cluttered physically and mentally. Clutter guru Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, says “Any kind of clutter creates an obstacle to the smooth flow of energy around a space. This in turn creates stuckness and/or confusion in the lives of the occupants.”

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

BACK-to-SCHOOL ‘HEALTHY’ BACKPACK TIPS for KIDS

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC of Gainesville and Manassas Va. offers safety tips for kids’ carrying school backpacks to avoid strains and injury. For more information, go contact 703-753-1005 or visit www.aptronline.com.

“Many students and parents are inclined to overload their backpacks with books, lunches and jackets,” said Lisa Kerrigan, physical therapist and president of Advantage Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Manassas, Va. “Over time, children who carry excessive heavy loads can experience issues with back strain, posture and injury,” said Aram.

Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, LLC suggests top 10 tips when choosing a student’s backpack:

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Popular Bar Offers Free Drinks Every Thursday Night

Free booze? Yes, please.

Located in the vibrant U Street neighborhood, Policy is introducing a completely FREE hour of open bar (rails, beer, and wine) every Thursday at 9 p.m. in their upstairs lounge.

The lounge features stylish décor in a hip environment with graffiti type artwork by Andrew Funk and Drew Nussbaum, and bright colored chandeliers to accompany all your FREE drinks.

If you choose to stay after 10 p.m., Policy offers $3 beers and $5 shots all night long.

For more information, click here.

 

Foster Monday: Pepper

Foster Monday: Pepper

This week we get to know Pepper! Pepper is enjoying life with her foster caregiver, our own VP, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer Scott Giacoppo. Learn more about this feisty kitty below, and help her find a home this week!

Entertainment is one thing that Pepper is always guaranteed to provide. Whether it's chasing an imaginary object or suddenly appearing in unexpected places, Pepper is enjoying her kittenhood to the fullest extent.

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

What do you have planned for Sunday, August 12? If you’re lucky, you will be consuming comfort food and unlimited beer while cruising on a yacht at sunset for the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise.

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, which starts this Sunday, the luxurious Odyssey yacht will set sail at 6 p.m., and tickets are now available

Guests will enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the Potomac with dinner, a DJ and unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  

A few of the breweries taking part in this ultimate adventure include, 3 Stars Brewing Co.
, Abita, Flying Fish, Flying Dog, Harpoon, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., and more.

Click here for more information.