Monday, February 21
– Friendship Veterans Breakfast
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association invites the public to join in their annual breakfast on the day of the George Washington Birthday Parade! Witness the first appearance of the day by George Washington and enjoy a hearty breakfast before the parade from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Old Town, 625 First St. For more information or for tickets, call 703.751.6416.
– Parade Day Activity
Between noon and 5 p.m., stop by the Historic Alexandria History Center & Museum Store, 101 N. Union St., and dress up in 18th-century style! Make a tricorn hat to take with you, get your picture taken with the George and Martha Washington cut-out, and try on 18th-century clothing. For more information, call 703.746.4760.
– Parade Day Open Houses at Museums
Celebrate Presidents’ Day and the George Washington Parade with free tours at your favorite museums! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.historicalexandria.org or call 703.746.1749.
– Meet the President!
In honor of Presidents’ Day, meet President Woodrow Wilson at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., at 11 a.m. when he is brought to life by actor Brian Hilton. President Wilson, as portrayed by Hilton, will discuss events from the time of his presidency, 1913 to 1921, and then welcome questions from the audience. This free event is ideal for all ages. For more information, visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703.746.4994.
– Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Robert S. Rixse Swimming Pool To Close for Scheduled Repairs
The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Robert S. Rixse Swimming Pool will close at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 21 in order to make an emergency repair to the pool’s filter system. The repairs are expected to be completed in one day, and the pool will reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22. For more information, contact Ralph Baird, Recreation Manager, Aquatics, at 703.746.5435 or [email protected]
– Deadline to Subscribe for Spring & Summer 2011 Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Program Guide
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Spring & Summer 2011 Recreation Program Guide will be available online Monday, March 7. Requests to receive the guide by mail must be received by Monday, February 21. To subscribe, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703.746.4343 By March 14, printed copies of the Spring & Summer 2011 Program Guide will be available to the public at City Hall, recreation centers, and public libraries located throughout the City.
Wednesday, February 23
– Town Hall Meeting on Creating a Livable Community
The City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services’ Office of Aging and Adult Services, in conjunction with the Viable Futures Center of JustPartners, Inc., strategic planning consultants, invites the public to attend a town hall meeting to discuss strategies for creating a Livable Community for All Ages while focusing on the growing population of older residents. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Minnie Howard Campus of T.C. Williams High School, 3801 W. Braddock Rd. A second town hall meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5694. To RSVP, call 703.746.5999 and press 5.
Thursday, February 24
– World Short Story Discussion Group
The World Short Story Discussion Group will meet to talk about the introduction and first three short stories in Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories, edited by Howe and Howe. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. Please call Mark Schwartz at 703.746.1770 for more information.