All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Thursday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.
Alexandria will celebrate the new year in style as the City hosts First Night Alexandria on December 31. Alexandria businesses will host musical performances, art shows and interactive activities in celebration of the New Year, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
Effective January 4, 2009, the Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., will no longer be open on Sundays. Due to declining tax revenue and the current Citywide financial challenges, it is necessary to implement this service reduction.
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.
City residents are invited to a Citywide Wayfinding Program Community Open House on Jan. 5, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. in City Hall, 301 King Street, in Room 2000. The purpose of the open house is to share progress on the Citywide sign program and solicit input from residents regarding refinement of the designs.
The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities has announced that effective Jan. 5, 2009, operating hours for the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center will change. The Center’s new operating hours will be:
The first 500 people to register before Jan. 5 for “Turn the Page!”, the Alexandria PTA Council’s community reading event, will each receive a free copy of “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future,” the program’s featured book Participants can register online and obtain more information at www.acps.k12.va.us/ptac/read.php.
City Of Alexandria To Hold Second Annual Recreation Games For Healthy Living Promoting A Healthier Alexandria For All Ages[From: Announcements]
The public is invited to participate in the second annual “Alexandria Recreation Games for Healthy Living,” Jan. 10 through March 6, 2009. The Alexandria Recreation Games for Healthy Living is an eight-week fitness program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for all family members, an encourages Alexandrians to make being active a part of their daily lives.
John Adams Elementary School, located at 5651 Rayburn Avenue, Alexandria, will hold a winter concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The band, orchestra, chorus and Orff Ensemble will perform. The event is free and open to the public.
Alexandria Community Services Board Offers Online Mental Health And Alcohol Screenings, Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress Also Available[From: Announcements]
For some, the holidays are a time packed with celebrations and social gatherings. For others, the season is one filled with sadness, loneliness and anxiety. For many, it is a stressful time of the year.