Updates

A Music Venue To Reopen In Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia, has a music venue reopening with limited capacity. The Birchmere on Mount Vernon Avenue announced that the Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band will perform July 10. The venue said in an email, “We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for our fans and staff, and are following all procedures set forth by the CDC and Commonwealth of Virginia”.

Local Businesses Spotted By Virtual Series ALX At Home Live

The first episode of ALX at Home Live featured the city’s town crier

According to alextimes.com, “Visit Alexandria kicked off a weekly Facebook Live series, ALX at Home Live, on Tuesday, according to a news release. The series, part of Visit Alexandria’s ALX at Home online hub for what residents can do while social distancing, features virtual sessions with local businesses and community members. The show will stream live on Facebook at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and will involve everything from how-to videos to guided exercises, according to the release.”

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s Staff Clicker Trains Animals

Volunteer Sandy Garlick trained a long-haired, gray and white cat named Nicky, normally a bit skittish around people, to respond to the combination of clicking and treats or toys, finding new ways to bond with people. This training is called Clicker training and dozens of shelter animals have learned it. The training involves holding a metal stick with a little red ball at the end. When the animal reaches a paw up to touch the ball, it prompts the staff to press on a clicking device and give the animal a food treat. Then they do it all over again.