Send announcements to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 703-917-0991 or by mail to 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with questions.
The Fountains Club is holding a free series of classes every Thursday from 11 a.m.-noon starting Nov. 16. The club is located in the Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. For more information contact Nakiya Smith at 703-845-2964 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Classic Tales ‘n Tunes, an integrated arts program for young children and caregivers, is being offered for the first time at the Chinquapin Recreation Center in Alexandria beginning Jan. 26. The 10-week session will offer a choice of seven different classes on Fridays for students age 1-4 years and their caregivers, ranging from an 8:30 a.m. class for early risers, to a 4:15 p.m. class for those looking for an activity after nap or after work, and five other choices in between. Registration for the Chinquapin Center classes begins Dec. 18. Call 703-248-5077 to reserve a space in a free demo class. More details about classes can be found at www.classictnt.com.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 14-02 will be offering a "Boating Skills and Seamanship" public education course. This course is designed for the experienced and novice boater. Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates and cards. Weekend class Dec. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Class located at the Springfield Government Center. To register or for more information contact: John Queen, Public Education Officer at email@example.com or call 703-924-9077.
Old Town Alexandria’s premier Ballroom & Latin dance studio will offer free group classes, introductory private lessons, and dance shows during its month-long open house. Maria Pradilla, owner of Generations and former World Argentine Tango Finalist, extends an invitation to the Alexandria and D.C. Metro community. Generations Dance & Fitness Studios is located in Old Town Alexandria at 816 North Saint Asaph St. and has been instructing beginning to advanced dancers for over five years. The Open House Kick Off will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28 with a special Tango performance by Maria Pradilla followed by a Milonga-style Practice Party at 7:45 p.m. The Practice Party will be preceded by a beginner Tango Class and followed by an intermediate class. Each Tuesday Practice Party for the duration of the open house will feature a special theme and performance all free to the general public. For additional event or registration information contact the studio office at 703-535 3595 or visit http://GenerationsDanceStudio.com.
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.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for people whose emotions are causing difficulties in their lives, meets every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Shiloh Meeting and Conference Center, 1400 Duke St. Call 703-660-8798 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreation Buddy Program for children age 5 and up with disabilities. After school, school breaks and summers. Day and time will vary. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Recreation Companion Program, designed to assist adults with disabilities who wants to participate in general recreation programs. Age 18 and up. Day and time will vary. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Little Dippers After-School for children with cognitive and/or development delays including autism. For ages 6-12. October-May, Monday and Wednesday, 3-5:30 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Teen Scene for teenagers with cognitive and/or development delays. For ages 13-17. October-May, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.
Young Adults Club for adult ages 18-27 with development disabilities including mental retardation and autism. Runs year round. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703-519-3353 or TTY 703-535-5784.