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FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is hosting a free wedding cake tasting at their Alexandria, Va. location at 207 King Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 14, featuring samplings of their popular wedding cake and cupcake flavors as part of a two-hour, free Wedding/Bridal Show, co-sponsored with White Ribbon Studios Photography. Other wedding vendors will also showcase music, wedding attire, limousines, hair salons, wedding venues, restaurants and jewelry. Free two-hour parking is available, first-come, first-serve basis, a block or two north of King Street. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The event will offer Occasionally Cake cake samples, feature hair and makeup demonstrations and display a classic Bentley parked out front. Attendees will also receive gift bags.

Volunteer Victims Needed For Emergency Drill

Volunteer Victims Needed For Emergency Drill

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is looking for volunteer victims to help them in their yearly emergency drill.

During the drill VRE will be conducting a simulated train disaster to test its federally approved Emergency Preparedness Plan and its security preparedness. First responders from local, state and federal levels will take part in the training.

This year’s drill will take place in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Several volunteers are needed to be victims during the simulation and should arrive at 7:30 a.m. and conclude no later than 1 p.m.

The number of participants is limited, volunteers will be taken on a first come first serve bases.  VRE is asking anyone who is interested to send an email to gotrains@vre.org. Please put Volunteer Victim in your subject line.

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

What: Kids receiving treatment for cancer help author Danielle Cook Navidi prepare recipes from her new cookbook, “Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer,” written for them and children like them.

Who: Danielle Cook Navidi’s son Fabien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at age 11 in 2004. From his experience she wrote this thoroughly researched, beautifully photographed cookbook full of recipes that are easy on the stomach and high in nutrition. 

D.C. Fashion Week Showcases International Fashions and an upbeat Washington

D.C. Fashion Week Showcases International Fashions and an upbeat Washington

When you think of fashion week you think New York or Milan.  While New York is undoubtedly an epicenter of fashion, Washington has its own distinct style and its fashion week features international designs from all over the world.

“In terms of functional clothing, Washingtonians stick to a work uniform,” says Ean Williams, founder and organizer of DC Fashion Week, now in its ninth year. “That’s what the world sees. They only see us at work. We’re making policy that changes the world. But go to any happy hour and watch how people change their wardrobe at the bars.”

Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Here's your chance to try all the area food trucks!

Trucktoberfest will feature over 40 local food trucks and lots of events. It will all take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE.


"{The event] will give attendees the chance to visit their favorite food trucks in one place, while enjoying a full day of activities with friends and family," said Patrick Rathbone, DCFTA event organizer and owner-operator of Big Cheese food truck.

The Crubside Cookoff is an Octoberfest-themed festival and the largest in the region according to the DC Food Truck Association. For more information visit http://www.curbsidecookoffdc.com/

 

 

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

The 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is coming to Prince George's County on Saturday, September 22, from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

The Festival offers live entertainment on three stages, music workshops and activities for the entire family for free!

For more information about the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853.  

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Attention Competitive Eaters!

BGR The Burger Joint, will host a cheeseburger slider eating contest on Tuesday to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.

Contestants will compete to see who can eat the most sliders in 10 minutes. The champ will take home $500 cash prize and will get the chance to compete along four other regional BGR winners in the National finals on National Hamburger Day, May 28th.

The second place winner will get a $250 gift card to BGR and the third place will received a $100 gift card to the cheeseburger joint.

The contest starts at 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 at BGR The Burger Joint at 4827 Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda.