Welcome to the weekend Alexandria. There is a little something for everyone around town this weekend - from shopping to sports and the season closing, ever-popular doggie swim at Old Town Pool. There's also several opportunities to get to know your town a little better through learning about its past, present and future.
Shop Old Town. The Old Town Boutique District is holding its 6th annual Scavenger Hunt. From Friday to Sunday, visit all of the Old Town Boutique District stores and get your passportstamped to receive a swag bag and a chance to win prizes.
See the Titans tackle. The T.C. Williams High School varsity football team opens its home season when it plays host to Langley High School at 3 p.m. Saturday at Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium, 3330 King St. Both teams enter the game with 1-1 records. Admission is $5.
Condo owner? New to your condominium board or seeking to expand your knowledge of condominium living? Join the Saturday class "The Essentials of Community Association Leadership” offered by the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. The class will be held at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. in Arlington from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Shane Cochran, 703-746-4990, firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug Myrick, 703-228-3786, email@example.com.
Potomac Yard update. Alexandria City Council will host a Potomac Yard development update and bus tour from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This meeting will precede the city’s regularly scheduled Saturday morning public hearing, now scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a short presentation at 8 a.m., with the tour departing at 8:30 a.m. from the Pulte Homes sales office at 2400 Main Line Blvd, and returning at approximately 10 a.m.
Petticoats, cloaks and a Brunswick or two will walk the colonial catwalk Saturday. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Carlyle House Magnolia Terrace will be transformed into a runway celebrating fashion from the colonial and early American period. Living history interpreters will model clothing from the later half of the 18th Century and the early 19th Century while historic fashion experts explain the changes in fashion during that period. Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St., Old Town.
Treat your pooch to a late summertime dip at the City of Alexandria’s 9th annual Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St. Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event provides dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in one of the city’s pools. Admission is free! Register Online Now (activity number 140950).
Get dirty by cleaning up. Volunteer in the Ocean Conservancy’s 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Oronoco Bay Park in concert with the City of Alexandria. Volunteers meet at the end of Madison Street near the Rowing Clubhouse in Old Town. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.
Drama and tension abound in "The Children’s Hour," a play by Lillian Hellman and performed by the Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. The play runs through Sept. 28. This weekend, performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.