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For Immediate Release: March 5, 2011

Recreation News for the month March  2011

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

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


COMMUNITY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Calendar of Community Events and Activities


ARTS IN ALEXANDRIA

Call for Entries
The Office of the Arts and Alexandria Commission for the Arts in partnership with the Alexandria Libraries seek artist proposals to exhibit their three-dimensional works in the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.  Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the City of Alexandria until Friday, April 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. For more information about the “call for entries,” visit alexandriacommissionforthearts.org or contact the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588 or by email at aca@alexandriava.gov.

Stand Up and Be Counted!
The City of Alexandria is involved in two national studies—The Local Arts Index and the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV.  The Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts invite citizens and art organizations to stand up and be counted.  Citizens can be counted by completing an audience survey at one of the upcoming arts and cultural events.  Your insights are valuable, so please take the time to complete the survey. 

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 is now available. To download your copy today, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.


2011 SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER CAMPS

The Out of School Time Program offers your child an opportunity to be involved during spring and summer breaks. Sports, Art and Nature camps are available for children ages 3 to 17. For additional information and to register, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.


FOUNDER’S PARK DOG EXERCISE AREA TO CLOSE FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

The Founder’s Park Dog Exercise Area, located at 351 N. Union St., will close the week of March 14 for annual turf rehabilitation and other maintenance activities. The park is scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend. For a complete listing of City Dog Parks and Exercise Areas, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.


WITTER FIELDS PRE-CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY MEETING & GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

The public is invited to attend a Community Pre-Construction Meeting to discuss the upcoming athletic field construction for the Witter Property located at 2600 Witter Drive. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Bishop Ireton, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA 22314. The contractor and City staff will present information and answer questions concerning the upcoming construction of approved athletic improvements to the property, including a new diamond field, two new rectangular fields, restrooms, park pavilions and parking. The official ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. at 2600 Witter Dr.


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 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 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, March 21 at 7 pm
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
washingtonbirthday.org 

Alexandria Waterfront Committee
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 am
City Hall, Room 2000, 301 King St.
alexandriava.gov/25562 

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

Park & Recreation Commission 
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.
alexandriava.gov/25560 

Alexandria Beautification Commission
Thursday, March  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 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