Alexandria Bulletin Jan. 22-28

Alexandria Bulletin Jan. 22-28

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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 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.

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.

Meeting. 7 p.m. at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School, 530 S. St. Asaph St. Meeting of the Motorcoach Task Force. Free. 703-838-4966 ext. 183.

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.

Thursday/Jan. 29

Energy Talk. 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road. Hear about energy efficiency. Free. 804-335-0915.

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

Saturday/Feb. 7

Tax Assistance. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bryant Alternative High School, 2709 Popkins Lane. Households that have a total income of $40,000 or less can get free assistance with federal and state tax returns. Childcare available. 703-660-2000.

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.

Monday/Feb. 16

Trial Class. Yoga in Daily Life, 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave., can drop in for free trial classes. Meditation and lunchtime yoga also offered. Visit or 703-299-8946 for schedule.

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 or call 703-519-2160.

Hopkins House ( 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

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