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Alexandria Calendar – September

Alexandria Calendar – September 10th George Washington Patriot Run 8 a.m. 10K and 5K 9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run Admission: $50 per runner; $10 for spectator tickets at the finish line George Washington’s Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy 703-780-2000 http://www.MountVernon.org. Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run 10K and 5K, which finishes at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. A children’s “Fun Run” will take place near the finish line in the historic area. 16th & 17th 15th Annual King Street Art Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free King St., from Washington to Union Streets 703-746-3301 http://www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/ArtFest Old Town Alexandria’s King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront is transformed into a gallery filled with art from more than 250 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Visitors can purchase original artwork, participate in hands-on art activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream at The Art League’s Annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. 16th & 17th Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Included in general admission ($20 adults; $10 youth) George Washington’s Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy 703-780-2000 http://www.MountVernon.org Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leather-workings, weavings, furniture, and much more. “General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the festivities: 18th-century entertainment including music, a balloon-launch, fire-eating, puppet and magic shows, plus hearty specialty food for sale on site. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe! The Colonial Market & Fair takes place rain or shine. 23rd 76th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $40 in advance; $45 day of Old Town Alexandria 703-823-1273 http://www.thetwig.org/Homes-Tour Part of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week,…

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