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For Immediate Release: February 17, 2011

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Celebrates “Community Appreciation Day” at the Charles Houston Recreation Center on Saturday, February 26

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is hosting a “Community Appreciation Day” on Saturday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, located at 901 Wythe St. Admission is free.

Join Department staff for a day of fun, class demonstrations and family activities including:

  • Abrakadoodle
  • Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center Animals
  • Personal Trainers
  • UK Elite Soccer House of Hoops
  • Zumba/Latin/Jazz Dance
  • Boxercise
  • Kite Making
  • Game Room Tournaments
  • Water Safety and Learn to Swim Classes Preview
  • Cross Fit Old Town
  • Washington Wizards & Mystics
  • Monthly Fitness Pass Raffles

For additional information, contact Shelia Whiting, Regional Program Director, at or 703.746.5552.

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 Shelia Whiting at 703.746.5552 (TTY 703.838.4902) or email