Wine Down Wednesday
Apr
24
to Apr 22

Wine Down Wednesday

Enjoy half-price bottles of wine at any one of our Alexandria Restaurant Partner locations all day, every Wednesday. Locations include Vola’s Dockside Grill, Virtue Feed & Grain, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, The Majestic VA, Theismann’s Restaurant, Lena’s Wood-Fire Pizza & Tap, and Palette 22.

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Total Body Transformation Challenge
Sep
30
to Oct 30

Total Body Transformation Challenge

sculp’d’s Total Body Transformation Challenge is a six-week nutritional and exercise program based on a healthy eating and movement plan to help you achieve overall wellness. The Program combines personalized coaching, nutrition planning, workshops, and movement to achieve YOUR optimal health goals. Throughout the six-week program, you will improve muscle tone, lose weight, and develop sustainable, healthy eating habits.

Must be a sculp'd member to participate. Last day to sign up is September 23rd.

You can sign up for the challenge in the studio, via email or over the phone. Call the studio at 703-567-4442 or email erin@sculpd.co.


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Couples Ring Making Class
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Couples Ring Making Class

Looking for a new and refreshing experience? Spend two and a half to three hours in our professional jewelry studio making a textured or hammered band ring for yourself or for your special person. Guests will texture, bend, hammer, and solder silver to create a unique ring. Class registration includes two people with all materials supplied. All levels welcome. Maximum six students. Reserve all spaces (three registrations) for your group of six. Beer, wine, and water available.

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Cheeseboard Tutorial & Wine Tasting Workshop
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Cheeseboard Tutorial & Wine Tasting Workshop

Learn how to assemble an Instagram-worthy cheese board, just in time for the holidays!

In this workshop, Kristen Hubbard of @SayCheeseCharlieDC will walk you through the basics. We’re talking meats and cheeses, crackers, produce… and yes, wine. Learn about what to include with step-by-step instruction on how to assemble a cheese board you will be proud to serve your family and guests.

You will receive your own mini re-purposable board and be provided with meats, cheeses, and goodies to make your own cheese board to take home. Kristen will give you a take-home guide so your creative culinary fun can continue beyond the holidays for any special occasion!

Kristen hails from Western NY and moved to DC in 2015 where she met her husband Ryan. When Kristen isn’t making cheese boards, she is thinking about making cheese boards- or working at Georgetown University managing grants and playing with her pup Charlie. You can check out her work on Instagram @SayCheeseCharlieDC.

Register Here:
https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=123872

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Sweat, Sip & Learn about Izalia's Spa Treatments
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Sweat, Sip & Learn about Izalia's Spa Treatments

Everyone is invited to come Sweat and Sip with us at Izalia Spa on Wednesday evening, Oct. 23. Xtend Barre will be providing an outdoor workout led by Natalie at 5:30p, followed by juice and bites from Grateful Kitchen, and an informal Q&A session from the Izalia girls about laser aesthetics and the services we provide.

There will be a raffle for laser sessions as well as barre workouts. The juice provided at the event from G.C. can’t be beat (but can be beet) so be sure to plan to join us and bring your friends!

Space is unlimited, however we need to prepare goodies so please RSVP on xtendbarreoldtown.com by Oct 21.

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Special Workshop: Festive Tablescape Styling For The Fallidays!
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Special Workshop: Festive Tablescape Styling For The Fallidays!

If you love entertaining at home, then this is the PERFECT workshop for you! Ever scroll through Pinterest or Instagram and wish you could style a table like the pros? You can and it’s easier than you think! Just in time for the holidays, this workshop will take you through quick and easy tips and ideas to make your table picture ready and the center of all your guests’ conversations.

Sara Raak, owner and founder of SKG Designs, will present 5 key steps to create a jaw dropping table-top and then put those steps into practice with examples & variations based on season, color, and formality.

Gather up your friends for a fun evening filled with wine and cheese and be prepared to leave inspired to design your own beautiful tablescape. Everyone will leave the workshop with a print out of colorful examples, guidelines, source lists and helpful tips to create a perfectly curated and memorable table.

Sara Raak is a creative lifestyle guide who offers resources and innovative solutions for a genuine and happy life. Sara uses bright, bold and colorful finds to showcase home decor solutions, fun gift ideas and even retail window displays and loves teaching her tips and tricks to her friends along the way. Her home has been featured in Alexandria Living, the Washingtonian and Houzz.

Register Here:

https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=127315

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Vola's Fall Oysterfest
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Vola's Fall Oysterfest

Vola's is for Oyster Lovers!
Join us at the Riverside Taco Company patio near Vola's Dockside Grill on Saturday, November 2nd from 12pm-3pm for our semiannual Oysterfest. Tickets include unlimited fresh shucked oysters*, fried and broiled oysters, peel & eat shrimp, Vola's famous house-made chips, and more, plus beer, cocktails & wine!

Test your skills in our shucking contest (winner gets an ARP gift card!), and try a Bowmore Oyster Luge. Sip, sip, hooray!

Seating will be offered at communal tables in addition to standing room at high top tables. 

SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY at http://bit.ly/Fall2019Oysterfest

*Oysters are served raw or undercooked. The Virginia Department of Health warns that raw or undercooked meat, poulty, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. By purchasing your ticket, you acknowledge this disclosure.


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Special Workshop - DIY Fresh Harvest Wreath
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Special Workshop - DIY Fresh Harvest Wreath

oin AR Workshop Alexandria and local Alexandria Floral Designer, Fleurelity, for a Special DIY Fresh Harvest Floral Wreath Workshop!

This is a 2-hour hands-on instructor led workshop. All tools and fresh florals will be provided and you will leave with a completed project. The cost for this Specialty Workshop is $125.

In this workshop, owner Michaela Gosar, will teach you a few tricks of the floral trade to create a beautiful 16" fresh Harvest Wreath. All tools will be provided and guests will get to experiment working with a variety of fresh greens and seasonal florals. You'll learn tips to properly take care of your wreath to ensure it will last throughout the season.

Register Here:
https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=127314

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Specialty Workshop: Intro to Holiday Cards with Modern Point Pen Calligraphy
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Specialty Workshop: Intro to Holiday Cards with Modern Point Pen Calligraphy

In this two hour introductory workshop, Samantha Testa will give you access to beginner pointed pen supplies, show you how to use all of them, and guide you through basic drills and practice sheets. One on one guidance will be provided to help you with the pen strokes, letterforms, and stylizing your writing. You will use these skills to create your own holiday cards (because snail mail is making a comeback). There will be wine because the perfectionist in you needs to remember that this is a new skill and it may take some time to master :)
You will walk home with a personalized workbook containing several alphabet styles, nibs, an oblique nib holder, ink, Rhodia notepad, and a handmade holiday cards, which will set you up for calligraphy success!

No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. Keep in mind we will be getting basic supplies and guidance for the very beginner calligrapher! Actual quote from participant: "I think this is more relaxing than your Hand Lettering Class!"

Register Here:

https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=123898

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Holiday Crafting & Cookie Decorating Workshop with Sugar by Bri
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Crafting & Cookie Decorating Workshop with Sugar by Bri

oin us for a special Holiday Crafting and Cookie Decorating Workshop!

Our special guest instructor Bri of Sugar by Bri is back for her 2nd workshop.

During the Cookie Workshop, you'll decorate 3 Thanksgiving-Themed cookies and learn:
- tips and tricks in achieving a perfectly baked sugar cookie
- icing consistencies and their uses
- 3 decorating techniques: outlining and flooding, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry
You'll walk away with Sugar by Bri's no-fail sugar cookie and royal icing recipes, your decorated cookies, and "cookier" tips and tricks.

Switch from cookie decorating to crafting and get hands-on instruction to make your own mini 12" Round Lazy Susan, 12x16 Pedestal Tray, or NEW Mini Tray with Handles! Choose from multiple designs! From Classic, to Fall to Christmas and everything in between. All Perfect for Holiday Entertaining! This 3 hour Special Workshop is $79/pp and includes all instruction, supplies and materials. You will leave with a completed tray ready to use and decorated cookies, ready to gift!

Refunds: This is a special workshop and we require a minimum of 10 guests. You will receive a voucher for the full amount if the minimum is not met and the workshop needs to be postponed. You will be able to use the voucher for any workshop.

Register Here:
https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=127341

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Fresh Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fresh Floral Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Join AR Workshop Alexandria and Alexandria based Floral Designer, Fleureility, for a Special DIY Centerpiece Box and Fresh Floral Arrangement Workshop! Just in time for your Thanksgiving Entertaining!

In this 2 part workshop, you will first make your very own customized 16" Centerpiece Box. Select your design and register now, and when you arrive, AR Workshop will teach you different painting techniques to create your own custom box. Select from over 50 designer paint colors when you arrive. After you've created your box, Fleurelity will teach you a few tricks of the floral trade to create a beautiful Harvest-themed design to complete your centerpiece. All seasonal flowers and embellishments will be provided.

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Reiki and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Reiki and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

The Refresh Yoga Centers Reiki & Restore Teacher Training is a unique, 10 hour training that combines the teaching of Restorative Yoga with the healing of Reiki energy.
Day 1, the introduction to Reiki Level 1, will focus on opening the energy channels to allow the practitioner (YOU) to connect with universal life force energy (REIKI). There are no pre-requisites for Reiki Level 1 other than a desire to learn and heal.

We will cover:
The history of Reiki
The main Reiki lineages
An overview of hands on healing techniques and modalities
The subtle body (aura)
The chakras
Basic Reiki hand positions
Steps to perform Reiki on another person
Steps to perform Reiki on yourself
Reiki techniques for plants and animals

Day 2, Restorative Yoga training, will introduce basic yoga poses and how to set them up multiple ways using props, the therapeutic benefits of those poses, and basic modifications and assists. Participants will learn how to design and sequence a Restorative Yoga class and how to incorporate restorative poses into a flow class. The training will also include basic information on neuroscience research that supports the therapeutic applications of Restorative Yoga.

10 CE credits awarded
No Refunds, Refresh Yoga Center Membership discounts apply
$500 for the weekend. 
$250 for single day enrollment.

October 5-6, 12:30-5:30 pm

Register Here

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SPECIAL GUEST + WORKSHOP Home Renovation for Women by The New Homemakers
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

SPECIAL GUEST + WORKSHOP Home Renovation for Women by The New Homemakers

OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF RENOVATION AND BECOME YOUR OWN PROJECT MANAGER!

Are you looking for a home and feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of a rehab? Do you own, and want to educate yourself before engaging contractors on a renovation project?

Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations

  • The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision

  • Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional

  • Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople

  • Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance

  • Procuring supplies and materials

  • Project management, contingency planning and budgeting


Reserve Tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renovation-for-women-alexandria-va-washington-dc-metro-tickets-63824971207

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Special Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Special Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop

If you missed out last year, our wildly popular Chunky Knit Blanket Workshops® are BACK! No needles or previous knitting experience required. All materials, instruction. and a completed blanket included in your registration.

Register here for:
Friday, 10/4 9:30AM-12:30PM: https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=118367
Sunday, 10/6 @ 10a - 1p: https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=118376

Advanced Classes coming soon!

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SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Intro To Furniture Painting Using Jolie Paints
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Intro To Furniture Painting Using Jolie Paints

Introducing Jolie Paint & Classes exclusively at AR Workshop Alexandria! 

Join us for our first workshop where you will learn different painting techniques using Jolie Matte Decorative Paint, Waxes, and Brushes. We'll answer questions and share tips and tricks and will send you home with knowledge (and handouts) to empower you to tacker your own project! 

Attend our inaugural workshop with special pricing and also receive a FREE sample pod of paint! 

Reserve Here:
https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=120838


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Outdo your Updo
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Outdo your Updo

Learn how to craft and accessorize the perfect buns and ponytails with Salon deZEN and your best girlfriends while enjoying champagne, wine, savory snacks and sweets!

Ticket includes 1 of 2 bun accessories - a mesh Sock Bun Roll or a Bun Shaper, let us know your hair color and preferred item and we will set it aside for you to use during the class!

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Floral Workshop
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Floral Workshop

Join veteran floral artists from our neighbor around the corner, The Enchanted Florist, for an intimate workshop on bouquet design. You’ll learn about the art of crafting a cohesive arrangement and then you’ll get to make and take your own bouquet just in time for the first crisp days of Fall.

Seats are $95 each and maximum of 10 participants. All sales are final.

Reserve ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-autumn-bouquet-tickets-68135317569

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Fall Crafting & Cookie Decorating Workshop With Special Guest, Sugar By Bri
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Crafting & Cookie Decorating Workshop With Special Guest, Sugar By Bri

Join us for a special Fall Crafting and Cookie Decorating Workshop! 

Our special guest instructor will be Bri of Sugar by Bri, an Alexandria based home-bakery specializing in custom sugar cookies for every occasion. 

During the Fall Cookie Workshop, you'll decorate 4 cookies and learn:
- tips and tricks in achieving a perfectly baked sugar cookie
- icing consistencies and their uses
- 3 decorating techniques: outlining and flooding, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry
You'll walk away with Sugar by Bri's no-fail sugar cookie and royal icing recipes, your decorated cookies, and "cookier" tips and tricks.

Switch from cookie decorating to crafting and get hands-on instruction to make your own mini 12" Round Lazy Susan or 12x16 Pedestal Tray! Choose from multiple designs! From Classic, to Fall to Christmas and everything in between. All Perfect for Fall Entertaining! This 2.5 hour Special Workshop is $75/pp and includes all instruction, supplies and materials. You will leave with a completed tray ready to use and decorated cookies, ready to eat or gift!

Register here:
https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=51745


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Mount Vernon Masquerade Ball
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mount Vernon Masquerade Ball

The MVunderground and young professionals in the DC area have come together for a moonlit masquerade fundraising event in support of our founding father, George Washington, and his beloved home, Mount Vernon. This signature event welcomes more than 300 guests to the beautiful east lawn overlooking the Potomac River and raises money to support Mount Vernon's mission of preservation and education.

Saturday, September 21st

7-10:30PM | Mount Vernon’s Iconic East Lawn

Buy your tickets here

View the OTBD Lookbook for inspiration on what to wear here.

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4 Week Intro to Aikido
Sep
12
to Oct 5

4 Week Intro to Aikido

Our Adult Intro to Aikido course is designed to give you hands-on experience in the art of Aikido at a pace that is right for you.

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art designed to control and diffuse confrontation, rather than combat it. Often, Aikido training develops a new mental outlook, one that applies well to problem solving in one’s daily life.

We end every class with Zen meditation. During this meditation, we work to live in tune with and at peace with the moment, focused and clear-headed, prepared for what is to come. Zen training helps us become more decisive and confident in our daily lives.

A few benefits of Aikido:
Fitness
Flexibility
Focus
Coordination
Self-Discipline
Stress Management

Price: $80 gives you access to 8 classes.

This 4-week course starts September 12th.
We will meet every Thursday 7:45pm – 9:15pm and Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00 pm through October 5th.

110 King Street, 2nd Floor

Ages 13 and older are permitted.

Register Here

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OTBD Shop and Stroll
Sep
12
to Sep 15

OTBD Shop and Stroll

Twenty Old Town Boutique District shops will transform into a Passport Destination offering shoppers VIP swag, activities, discounts and refreshments representative of their chosen location, city or country. Join in the fun by purchasing your ticket and experience everything from a Parisian style flower & macaroon bar at Periwinkle to Oktoberfest at Patina. See the Shop & Stroll Passport for a full list of participating stores and event details.

Purchase a VIP ticket here. The VIP experience ticket perks:

  • Invitation to the Kick-Off Party with the OTBD and our generous sponsor, Keller Williams Old Town on Thursday, September 12th 6-9PM at 1701 Duke Street #100, Alexandria VA

  • VIP Monogrammed Canvas Tote to collect free swag at all participating boutiques throughout the weekend (bags will be monogrammed at the Kick-Off party by AR Workshop with Annie Sloan paint from Boxwood // instructions will follow after ticket purchase)

  • Automatic double entry into Grand Prize Drawing for $1000 in gift cards to the boutique(s) of choice + one night stay at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

  • Automatic double entry into Second Prize Drawing for $250 in gift cards to the boutique(s) of choice

  • Discounts at participating shops (discounts will vary and are only applicable to the VIP shoppers with the canvas bag)

*There is no purchase necessary to participate in the grand prize drawings. Simply download your Passport HERE or pick one up at our participating shops, collect stamps at all participating boutiques Sept 12-15th, drop off your completed passport at any passport location, and be entered for a chance to win the grand or second-place prize.*

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SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Intro To Hand Lettering & Chalkboard Making Workshop With Painted Palettes!
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Intro To Hand Lettering & Chalkboard Making Workshop With Painted Palettes!

Join us for a Special Intro to Hand Lettering Chalkboard Making Workshop with Painted Palettes!

In this two hour class, full time calligrapher and illustrator Samantha Testa of Painted Palettes will teach you how to master the basics of hand lettering and make your own chalkboard -- Perfect for your kitchen menu, classroom, wedding, special event, and anything in between! Samantha makes chalk signs for local restaurants and businesses and will share her secrets.

You will get an 18x20 chalkboard, two specialized markers, fool proof chalkboard setup guidelines, tips on stylizing your lettering, and access to all the supplies you'll need to create your own chalkboard to hang in your home. Two glasses of wine included.

Refunds: This is a special workshop and we require a minimum of 6 guests. You will receive a voucher for the full amount if the minimum is not met and the workshop needs to be postponed. You will be able to use the voucher for any workshop.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Click the Register button, enter the Guest Name and Email and click Next.
Your seat in the workshop will be reserved for 30 minutes while you complete the Checkout process and submit payment. (No need to enter in Seating Preference at checkout.)
You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete.


https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=alexandria&ev=114459

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Enchanted Workshop: Late Summer Bouquet
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Enchanted Workshop: Late Summer Bouquet

Join veteran floral artists from our neighbor around the corner, The Enchanted Florist, for an intimate workshop on bouquet design. You’ll learn about the art of crafting a cohesive arrangement and then you’ll get to make and take your own bouquet to celebrate the last days of a long, hot Summer.

$95 per person, reserve online at www.boxwoodoldtown.com/create

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Gold Paw Trunk Show
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Gold Paw Trunk Show

Join us on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th for our Gold Paw Trunk Show. Gold Paw fleece wear is a must have in your dogs wardrobe. Gold Paw's legendary stretch fleece is a sublimely soft pull-over that is the perfect warm-up for tons of situations: A cool weather walk, three-season pajamas, always cold short-haired dogs, older dogs, puppies, dogs recovering from illness of injury, hairless cats even.

10% off for all pre-orders and over 30 colors to choose from!

Saturday August 17th 10-7 and Sunday August 18th 11--5

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10th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale
Aug
10
to Aug 11

10th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

ALEXANDRIA SIDEWALK SALE

August 10-11, 2019

Alexandria’s summertime deal-grabbing tradition returns August 10-11, 2019 as 50+ boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray offer deeply-discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off). Don’t miss your chance to find incredible bargains and unique treasures in Alexandria, the D.C. region’s Shop Small headquarters. Many boutiques will open their doors at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday to kick off the sale weekend. Spot the deals by looking for the bright yellow balloons. New this year, the King Street Mile comes alive with storefront activations, giveaways and live music. Plus, visitors are encouraged to make it a shopping weekend and enter an Instagram giveaway for the chance to win an overnight stay at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa on August 10, 2019. Join the conversation online by using #SidewalkSaleALX.

View Participating Stores Here

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Kids Summer Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

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Tax Free Weekend
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Tax Free Weekend

Participating Old Town Boutique Stores will pick up your tax ALL WEEKEND LONG.

Stores include:
529 Kids Consign
The Hive
The Shoe Hive
Mint Condition
Monday’s Child
Periwinkle
Salon DeZEN
TSALT
Wellness Cooperative
Twist Boutique
Bishop Boutique
She’s Unique
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Sara Campbell *Apparel under $100
Wear Ever Jewelry
Boxwood

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Kids Summer Camp
Jul
30
to Aug 2

Kids Summer Camp

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $200 per registrant, and runs from Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:30 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.

Price: $200

Register Here

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