Schools & Camps

Schools & Camps

To have an item listed, mail to the Gazette-Packet, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. if you have any questions, call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449.

Senior fitness classes commencing Aug. 2 and running for 10 weeks at The Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Avenue. Strength and Endurance Training For Seniors is an introductory class that covers the techniques and skills needed for a successful and effective strength-training program. Class will meet twice a week and begin with a warm up and conclude with a cool down session. Each participant will also receive fitness updates throughout the 10-week program to measure his or her progress. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday, 12-1 p.m. Enrollment fee is $70. Fitness in a Flash is a half-hour fitness class. This class will meet Monday and Wednesday from 3-3:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. The enrollment fee is $40. Pre-registration is required. or more information, call Adriana Carr at 703-845-2964.

StagePlay! is currently accepting registrations for its fall/winter dramatic arts programs for students aged 3-14. Classes are held at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Riverside Road, Alexandria. For more information, call 703-619-5206.

StagePlay! will be running a fencing camp for students aged 8 and above, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Classes are held at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Riverside Road, Alexandria. For more information, call 703-619-5206.

Needlework seminar at Woodlawn Plantation. Two classes, Sept. 7-8 and Sept. 9-10. Materials and lunches supplied. Call 703-836-4916 for more information.

The ESL and Immigrant Ministries Program welcomes adult immigrants from all countries to English as a Second Language classes in 20 locations in Northern Virginia. Registration begins Sept. 7. Both daytime and evening classes are available, and babysitting is provided at some locations. For information, call 703-841-0292. Calls will be returned in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, or Korean. Information about class locations, schedules, and registration dates is provided at

Women's safety program. S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free and Empowered) will be offered from 6:30-9:30 p.m. September 20, 22, 27 and 29 at Waynewood Elementary School, 1205 Waynewood Blvd., Alexandria. The class is free; class size limited to 30. Email or call 703-360-8928 for more information.

Yoga Classes. Stretch and strengthen your body while you calm and quiet your mind. Mondays, 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on S. Kings Highway, and 5:30 p.m. at Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church on Windmill Lane. Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. Joyful heart Yoga is also planning a Jan. 22, 2005, excursion to do yoga in Costa Rica. Register for that by Sept. 17. For more information, call Sandy at 703-971-2214, or visit

Dance Parties. Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18 Roth St. Every Saturday. Dance lesson 7-8 p.m., general dancing 8-11 p.m. $10. Singles and couples welcome. Call 703-751-8868 or visit

Educational Support Groups. SCAN of Northern Virginia offers a free, on-going educational parent support program for English and Spanish speaking parents. English-speaking program is held every Monday at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., from 7-8:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking program is held every Monday at Sacramento Neighborhood Center, 8792-E Sacramento Dr., from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

English-style riding lessons at Woodlawn Stables, 8907 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Offering group lessons six days/week. Weekly lessons start in September; summer day camps also offered. Call 703-780-4344 for more information.

Metaphysics Classes. The Northern Virginia Branch School of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, 8794 Sacramento Dr. Free public lectures titled “Elohim: The Archetype Pattern of the Universe.” Every Sunday, noon-2 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8-10 p.m. 8794 Sacramento Dr., Suites B & C. Call 703-799-9494.

Tai Chi classes. Now available at Mount Vernon Health & Racquet Club, Wednesdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m.For more information, call 703-360-7300.

Tea Dances. Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18 Roth St. Every Friday. Dance Lesson 2-2:30 p.m., general dancing 2:30-4:15 p.m. $8. Singles and couples welcome. Refreshments provided. Call 703-751-8868 or visit their website at

Winkler Preserve. The Winkler Botanical Preserve, 5400 Roanoke Ave., has nature programs, camps and family events. Call 703-578-7888.

Yoga Classes. Saturday mornings at Lioudmila Studio, 18 Roth St., Alexandria. Contact Suzanne at or call 703-209-0049.

Yoga Classes. Introductory yoga classes will be held at the Moksa Yoga & Holistic Health Center, 5960 Richmond Hwy. (Huntington Gateway). * Sunday Mornings, 9-10:15 a.m., Community Yoga Class. * Monday Evenings, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Breathing/Meditation Class. Call 703-317-0060. First class free for residents of the Metro Washington area.

Yoga Classes. Fully certified and registered yoga instructor offers morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes in Alexandria. For a schedule of classes, visit or call 202-320-5434.

Yoga and Health Studies Center. Classes for beginners to advanced students. 7918 Bolling Drive. Call 703-765-7707 or send an e-mail to

Yoga and Meditation Classes. Ongoing since 2000. The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria. Saturdays: Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Yoga-Meditation, 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Classes also at Carlyle, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Call Jane Lopez at 703-549-0484 or e-mail to