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For Immediate Release: February 4, 2011

Recreation News for February 2011

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities programs and activities’ announcement for the month of February 2011:

For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703.746.4343.


COMMUNITY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Calendar of Community Events and Activities 


ALEXANDRIA CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE (ACCT)

What does ACCT have to offer? ACCT provides fun theatre games, art activities, and field trips to performances throughout the region. For additional information and to register for Little People’s Theatre (5-8), Youth Troupe (9-12) and Acting Out (13- 18), call Ms.Dilworth-Abdalla at 703.746.5533 or email mckenya. dilworth-abdalla@alexandriava.gov. Workshops include:

  • Magical Motown Musical Theatre Workshop: Helps children explore the craft through improvisational games, imagination games and creative play.
  • Beginning Puppet Theatre Workshop: Tap into your child’s artistic and dramatic talents and inclinations.
  • Multilingual Children’s Theatre Workshop: Is designed to teach theatre basics and the love of languages.


CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities celebrates Black History Month at multiple recreation centers throughout February. Enjoy family friendly activities including films, seminars, mural creation, displays, refreshments and much more. For additional information, visit the Calendar of Community Events and Activities.


ARTS IN ALEXANDRIA

City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Resource Panels
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with experience and interest in dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts to serve on Resource Panels.  Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating Fiscal Year 2012 grant applications for grantees seeking funding for various arts programs. For more information, visit alexandriacommissionforthearts.orgalexandriava.gov/Arts, or call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.
 
Sign up for Arts eNews! 
The Office of the Arts will soon have eNews. To receive periodic news and announcements on arts events, programs and services from the Office of the Arts, sign up for Arts eNews at alexandriava.gov/enews.


SPRNG & SUMMER 2011 PROGRAM GUIDE

The Spring and Summer 2011 Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Program Guide will be available in March. If you would like to receive your copy in the mail, sign up for for your free subscription at alexandriava.gov/recreation.


2011 SPRING BREAK CAMPS

The Out of School Time Program offers your child an opportunity to be involved during spring break. Sports, Art and Nature camps are available for children ages 3 to 17. For additional information and to register, click here.


OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM MID-SCHOOL YEAR 2010-11 PROGRAM SURVEY

We want to win your confidence, and ensure that your experience with our programs, activities and facilities is the best! Please take the time to complete our Out of School Time Program Mid-School Year 2010-11 Program Survey. For additional information on the Power on Program, call 703.746.5430 or click here.


JONES POINT PARK IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE

In close collaboration with the City of Alexandria and the National Park Service, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is embarking on a major restoration effort at Jones Point Park. Construction efforts began in December 2010 with completion anticipated in June 2012. To maintain public safety during construction, access to some portions of the park will be temporarily or intermittently closed while improvements are being made. For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

City of Alexandria Establishes Jones Point Park Reconstruction Update eNews Category
To receive information about the Jones Point Park Reconstruction Project, update your subscription or subscribe to eNews by visiting alexandriava.gov/eNews. Subscribe to Jones Point Park Reconstruction Updates in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities notification group. For Additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation, or call Jack Browand, Division Chief, at 703.746.5504 or jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.


PUBLIC MEETINGS

For additional information, call 703.746.5500.

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
Monday, December 13 at 7 pm
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
washingtonbirthday.org 

Alexandria Waterfront Committee
Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 am
Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion, 201 N. Union St.
www.alexandriava.gov/25562

Commission for the Arts
Tuesday, February 15 at 7 pm
Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St.
alexandriacommissionforthearts.org

Park & Recreation Commission Public Hearing
Thursday, February 17 at 7 pm
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.
alexandriava.gov/25560 
 
Alexandria Beautification Commission
Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
alexandriava.gov/31634  

Center Advisory Boards
Neighborhood recreation center advisory boards meet monthly. Call your neighborhood center for meeting information. For a listing of neighborhood centers, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreationcenters.


DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT

"Dispatches from the Front" is the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Park Operations & Park Planning newsletter reporting on current issues, activities and updates on park projects. To view the current issue, visit alexandriava.gov/18076.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343 (TTY 703.838.4902).

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
E-Mail

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500