Bulletin Board Jan. 15-21

Bulletin Board Jan. 15-21

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The T.C. Williams High School Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Drill Team and Color Guard, honored with an invitation to march in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, is seeking the community’s help to purchase winter coats, gloves and a new banner, as well as snacks and water for the long day. Approximately $6,500 to $7,000 will be needed to pay for the items for the 56-cadet group. Those interested in contributing may make their checks payable to T.C. PTSA and note "JROTC" in the memo line. Mail a contribution to: T.C. Williams PTSA, c/o T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., Alexandria, Va. 22302-3001. For questions, contact T.C. PTSA President Julie Carey at miket17752@aol.com.

The City of Alexandria’s free King Street Trolley shifted its operating schedule effective. The King Street Trolley will now operate seven days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (instead of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Trolleys will depart from the Potomac River waterfront and the King Street Metro Station every 20 minutes (instead of every 15 minutes). The Trolley will continue to operate free of charge, and passengers can hop on and off the trolley at any of the 20 designated trolley stops. For more information about the King Street Trolley Service, visit www.alexandriava.gov/trolley or contact Jim Maslanka, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, at 703-838-3800.

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has begun an effort to get a State of Virginia special license plate to increase awareness of ovarian cancer. For more information or to obtain a special license plate application, contact Mary or Jon Halsall at 703-823-6543.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s local-access TV show, “Alexandria Animal Matters,” has a new airtime, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Alexandria Cable Channel #69.

Saturday/Jan. 17

Christmas Tree Recycling. City of Alexandria will collect Christmas trees for recycling from residents who receive pick up service. Trees must be out at the curb by 7 a.m. All ornaments, tinsel and stands are removed, and to not place trees in plastic bags, as these items will contaminate the mulch. 703-519-3486 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/tes.

Tuesday/Jan. 20

Support Group. 6:30 p.m. at The Hermitage in Northern Virginia. Meet with other members and get information on Alzheimer’s or other memory loss ailments. Free. 703-797-3815.

Monday/Jan. 22

Holistic Moms Network. 7:15 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Learn about the group, meet other moms and more. Visit www.holisticmoms.org or 877-HOL-MOMS.

Monday/Jan. 26

Meeting. Agenda:Alexandria will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. “Ethanol and Emissions: Too Toxic for Alexandria.” $22/member or $27/nonmember includes dinner. Just program is free for members; $5/nonmember. 703-549-4696 for reservations.

Wednesday/Jan. 28

Treatment for Spine Disorders. Dr. Corey Wallach will discuss treatments for spine disorders at Inova Alexandria Hospital at 7 p.m., 4320 Seminary Road. Call Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800 to register for this free lecture.

Health Talk. 7 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living at Mount Vernon, 8033 Holland Road. Hear “Do You or a Loved One Suffer From a Heart Condition?” by Jason Morda, M.D. and Lynn Weir. Free. RSVP to 703-780-9800.

Saturday/Jan. 31

Application Deadline. Musicians and vocalists in junior of senior year of high school in Alexandria can compete Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Goodwin House of Alexandria. For further information, competition rules, and application forms, interested persons should contact Cas Hobbs by e-mail at Cashobbs@aol.com.

Wednesday/Feb. 11

Cardiac Risks. Dr. Rafiq Zaheer will hold a lecture about "How to Manage Cardiac Risk Factors" at 7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Road. To attend this free lecture, contact Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800.

Thurdsay/Feb. 26

Spine Surgery Discussion. Dr. John Hamilton will discuss "Advancements in Spine Surgery" at Inova Alexandria Hospital, 7 p.m., 4320 Seminary Road. Contact Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800 to attend this free lecture.


The operating hours for the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center have changed. The center’s new operating hours will be Monday –Thursday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703-519-2160.

Hopkins House (www.hopkinshouse.org) is a local charity that provides preschool services for children and offers family education workshops for parents. This time of year donations of facial tissue, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, batteries, construction paper, and crayons are needed. 703-539-4232 ext. 4086.

The City of Alexandria and Volunteer Alexandria have teamed up on a program called “Snow Buddies,” to provide snow removal assistance for low-income homeowners or occupants who are elderly or disabled. The City and Volunteer Alexandria will match eligible residents with volunteers who can shovel their snow. Residents are encouraged to apply for this program in advance to ensure that their sidewalks can be cleared in enough time to avoid City fines and/or snow removal charges. To apply 703-838-4800. To become a volunteer contact Kelly Sazama of Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176.

The Alexandria Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Contact 703-684-6190 or visit www.naacpalexandria.org.

Greenlight Toastmasters International meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Visit greenlight.freetoasthost.info or 703-569-4810.