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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: May 15 - 21, 2010

Monday, May 17 – Arlandria Developer Forum
The City of Alexandria, in partnership with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, is pleased to announce the Arlandria Developer Forum at the Birchmere (3701 Mt Vernon Ave.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The goal of the forum is to promote discussion about the opportunities and challenges to redevelopment in Arlandria. For more information, contact Brandi Collins at 703.746.3854 or Maya Contreras at 703.746.3816.

Wednesday, May 19 – Joint Work Session on City’s Wayfinding Sign Program
The Parker-Gray and Old and Historic District Boards of Architectural Review will hold a joint work session on the City's Wayfinding Sign Program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. The purpose of the session is to provide comments on the sign mockups phase, the design concept and overall strategy, and to specifically review the appropriateness of building-mounted parking garage signs. For more information, contact Carrie Beach at 703.746.3853.

Wednesday, May 19 – BRAC-133 Advisory Group Meeting
The BRAC-133 Advisory Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. The City Council established the BRAC-133 Advisory group to serve as a forum for developing ideas and recommendations related to transportation improvements and other issues associated with the BRAC relocation at the Mark Center. For more information, call Pat Escher at 703.746.3812.

Thursday, May 20 – Nominations Deadline for the 2010 Alexandria Beautification Awards 
The City of Alexandria’s Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2010 Alexandria Beautification Awards through Thursday, May 20. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. To make a nomination, visit www.alexandriava.gov/31634. For more information, call Jennifer Pugh, Chair, Alexandria Beautification Commission, at 703.919.1480 or e-mail jenniferspugh@gmail.com.

Coming Soon

Tuesday, June 1 - Alexandria Library Switches to New Hours 

Hours of operation for Alexandria’s Libraries will change effective Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

New Hours:

  • Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St.
    Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Barrett Branch, 717 Queen St.
    Monday 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Duncan Branch, 2501 Commonwealth Ave.
    Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Burke Branch, 4701 Seminary Rd.
    Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Local History / Special Collections, 717 Queen St.
    Monday 1 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Tuesday 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or call 703.746.1702. Due to declining tax revenue and continuing Citywide financial challenges, it is necessary to implement this service reduction.

Ongoing

Republican Primary Absentee Voting for Eligible City Voters Now Open
Absentee voting opened to eligible voters on May 7. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, and you may cast your absentee vote in person at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal Street, or by mail. The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, June 5 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.alexandriavoter.org or call 703.746.4050.

Nominations for the 2010 CIVIC Award 
The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2010 CIVIC Awards. The annual awards program recognizes the unsung volunteer efforts of Alexandrians who are involved in their communities and who have provided a valuable service to Alexandria in meeting recreation, park, or cultural needs. Individuals can nominate an Alexandria resident, group, club, organization, or corporate neighbor. Nominations must be received by Thursday, June 10. For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.