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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 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.
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.
Financial Education Seminar. The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Dollar Wi$e Committee host a free Financial Education Campaign “Kick-Off Seminar” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mount Vernon School, 2601 Commonwealth Ave. Representatives from BB&T Bank, Commonwealth 1, Shiloh Baptist Church Credit Union and the National Urban League will be present. Information: 703-838-4350.
Career Night. 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson-Houston School, 1501 Cameron St. Students will talk about their dream careers and more. Free. 703-706-4400.
Orientation. 7 p.m. at Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road. Learn about the school and more. Free. 703-824-6750.
Public Hearing. 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 301 King St. The Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors will hold a hearing. Free. 703-370-3274.
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.
Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Street UMC, 115 S. Washington St. Donate blood. E-mail Rachel at Rachel@wsumc.com or 703-836-4324 to schedule an appointment.
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.
Invasive Plant Management. 7:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about the next steps and more. Free. 703-642-5173.
Trial Class. Yoga in Daily Life, 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave., can drop in for free trial classes. Meditation and lunchtime yoga also offered. Visit www.yogaindailylifeus.org or 703-299-8946 for schedule.
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.
The fatherhood program “Fathers in Touch” is looking for volunteers. It is composed of a 12-week parenting course using the 24/7 Dad curriculum and three supervised visitation activities to promote strong relationships between fathers and their children. The program is free to all participants and will be held at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., from Feb. 3 through April 28. For additional information on the Fathers in Touch Program, contact Erick King at email@example.com or visit www.cyep.org.
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.