On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra Valentines Day Celebration
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm


For over a decade, dapper Doc Scantlin has kept the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s alive for Washington, DC and others internationally.

Doc’s whole ensemble offers a memorable evening of musical entertainment. From the 1920’s speakeasy numbers such as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and the “Charleston” through the romantic, elegant 1930’s of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and the wonderful swing era of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc… He has played hundreds of the biggest and best balls, special events, weddings, private parties, fund raisers and concerts, appearing throughout the U.S. and Europe.

On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Alexandria’s Hall Of Famer the Incomparable Edward “Jose” Hernandez
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm


Celebrate Black History Month at the Carlyle Club, Featuring Alexandria’s Hall Of Famer the Incomparable Edward “Jose” Hernandez. The 1965 Parker-Gray High School graduate was already an accomplished musician by the age of 16 studying under another Alexandria Hall of Famer, the incomparable Dr. Arthur C Dawkins.

Mr. Dawkins also a Parker-Gray Alum and the Director of Howard University’s Jazz Studies for over 30 years. Edward later became an outstanding educator and recording artist, performing with the Whispers, Joe Williams, Patti Austin and many more  Presenting R&B singer Julia Nixon who conquered Broadway’s Dreamgirls and won a Helen Hayes Award in the critically acclaimed Studio Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change. In the ’80s, the multiple Washington Area Music Association Wammie winner began leading the musical group Julia & Company.

SBDC Workshop: Small Business Roundtable: Dealing With Challenging Customers @ Alexandria Small Business Center
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to “fire” a difficult client? At this roundtable, we will explore ways to turn challenging customers into favorite ones.

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting

The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage.

SBDC Workshop: Web, Mobile and Social Media Productivity Tools for Small Business @ Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
SBDC Workshop: Web, Mobile and Social Media Productivity Tools for Small Business @ Alexandria Small Business Development Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Most Small Business owners say that one of their biggest challenges in reaching their company’s goals is staying productive through ups and downs, as well as getting more done in less time. There are a plethora of personal and business productivity tools to sift through, but what if that work has already been done for you? Look no further! We have assembled the best Web, Mobile and Social Media productivity tools that you can use today to get your time and team on track toward success across a wide variety of business marketing and operations. We will review the features, discuss pros and cons, and answer your questions on how to implement any of these productivity tools in your business. These are software specifically geared toward Small Business (or can be easily adapted for it) so they are primed to work out-of-the-box and customized to your needs.

This Webinar will be presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained (Second Edition coming out in Q1 2018), and President of W3 Consulting. Ray is also a personal productivity expert, who hosts:

  • ProdPod, the podcast of personal productivity lessons in two minutes or less (listed as one of the top 10 productivity podcasts of 2016 and 2017 by and
  • Productivity Book Group, a virtual book club for productivity enthusiasts
  • ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things productivity

In addition, he also hosts the two largest US personal productivity Meetups about the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. Ray is a frequent speaker at groups and conferences (such as National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) chapters) around the country on productivity and technology.

Who should attend?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • Nonprofit executive directors and board members
Fusion Academy Open House @ Fusion Alexandria Campus
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: The Intruders with Special guests Robert T and Anissa Hargrove
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm


The Intruders with Special guests Robert T and Anissa Hargrove


On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: A Tribute to the Music of Gerald Levert, Donny Hathaway and More
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm


The super talented soul singers Jamar Dukes and Craig T. Dobson returns to the Carlyle Club honoring the music of R&B Legendary Vocalists Gerald Levert, Donny Hathaway, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye and more. Join us as we enjoy some of the best music ever made by these artists who left us with so many great hits including “Cassanova”, “Pop, Pop, Pop Goes My Mind”, “A Song for You”, “The Closer I Get to You”, “A Woman Got To Have It”, “If you think you lonely now”, “Sexual Healing”, “Let’s Get It On” and more. Music will be powered by the Ron Ward Jr.  Band. Make your reservations early before the show sells out!

On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: 70s Night
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm
Fusion Open House Event ~ @ Fusion Alexandria Campus
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm
Fusion Open House Event ~ @ Fusion Alexandria Campus | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Join us Thursday, March 22nd at 12:00 for a campus tour! Check out our unique one to one learning model, view the artwork by our students, and hang out in the homework cafe. Families and prospective students are welcome!

On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: The Vocal Workshop Showcase
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm

Don’t miss the next performance of our singers will be performing some great music, accompanied by Chris Grasso, piano; Zack Pride, bass; and Lenny Robinson, drums.

12:30pm Set

Jacie Lee Almira

Shirly Miner

Mieko King

Mary Martin

Rachael Santos

Henry Kahn

2:30pm Set

Dolores Walden

Sarah Munro

Karen Leroux

Libby Robbins

Rebecca Roy

Jenny Igoe

Tickets:   $10, good for either or both sets.

Patrons who come to the 12:30pm set are welcome to stay for the 2:30pm set with no additional cover charge, but must check with hostess for seating for 2:30pm show (if your seat for the 2:30pm show has been sold, hostess will assist you in obtaining a nearby open seat).

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