Bulletin Board Dec. 11-16

Bulletin Board Dec. 11-16

To have a notice listed, e-mail gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with questions.

Friday/Dec. 12

Application Deadline To Serve on Arts Panels. The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with expertise in music, theatre, and dance to serve on Resource Panels. Panel members are expected to serve three-year terms and should be prepared to review grant applications by the first panel meeting to be scheduled in mid- to late- January. Individuals who are interested in serving should send a letter of interest and resume, or curriculum vita, to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or e-mail it aca@alexandriava.gov. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Call 703-519-3494.

Saturday/Dec. 13

Stories and Strategies for Tough Economic Times. 6 p.m. at 634 N. Patrick St. Learn how to stretch a dollar. Free. 202-412-2692.

Dreamwork: Decoding Dreams. 1 p.m. at Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King St. Learn how to better recall $45. Sponsored by The Inner Arts Center, call 703-975-9175 for more information and to register.

Monday/Dec. 15

Deadline for Toy Donations. Every year, the Alexandria Office on Women organizes a holiday party for mothers and children who have been recently served by the Domestic Violence Program. Toy donations for the children and gift cards for their mothers are needed. Bring unwrapped toys and gift cards to the Office on Women, 421 King Street, Suite 400 no later than Dec. 15. Call 703-838-4911.

Deadline for Holiday Donations to Domestic Violence Program. Every year, the Alexandria Office on Women organizes a holiday party for mothers and children who have been recently served by the Domestic Violence Program. To donate to the Children's Holiday Party this year, bring unwrapped toys and gift cards to the Office on Women, 421 King Street, Suite 400. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Shannon McGregor or Stephanie Romonchuk at 703-838-4911.

Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at Durant Rec Center, 1605 Cameron St. Councilman Rob Krupika will address the Upper King Street Neighborhood Association. Free. Visit www.upperkingstreet.org for more.

Tuesday/Dec. 16

Holiday Sharing Program’s Gift Delivery. The Alexandria Department of Human Services invites the public to help make the holiday season brighter for low-income families, foster children, and seniors by participating in the City’s Holiday Sharing Program. Donors may deliver gifts directly to recipients or bring them to the City’s Human Services Center, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. for distribution by staff. The epartment is also seeking volunteers to help sort and deliver gifts at the Human Services Center on Dec. 16, 17, and 18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call Suzanne Kratzok at 703-838-0762, e-mail holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or visit www.ourkids-ourbusiness.org/thefundforalexchild for more information.

Thursday/Dec. 18

Toys for Inmates’ Children. Each year, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office provides toys and gifts to children of inmates housed in the Alexandria Detention Center to be distributed on Dec. 18 at the Public Safety Center. For more information, contact Gloria Hicks, volunteer/programs coordinator, at 703-838-4111 ext. 4904 or e-mail Gloria.Hicks@alexandriava.gov.

Healing Relationships: Guided Meditation. 1 p.m. at Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King St. Guided meditation workshop for healing and reducing stress. $30. Facilitated by Dona Witten, PhD, of Integrated Life Path Coaching. Call 703-980-1878 for more information and to register.

Sunday/Dec. 21

Deadline for Holiday Toy Drive. The Alexandria/Old Town Office of Weichert, Realtors’ is running its annual holiday toy drive to benefit a local non-profit organization. The local community is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys from through Friday, Dec. 21, at its office, located at 121 N. Pitt Street, during normal business hours. All toys will be donated to The Campagna Center.

Thursday/Jan. 8

The Eighth Annual Conservation Breakfast. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, a Virginia non-profit land trust, will host keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road. Tickets are $50. Space is limited. For reservations, call 703-354-5093 extension 22.

Saturday/Jan. 10

Application Deadline for The Women’s Opportunity Awards. Program aids women seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education. The women may use the award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education including books, childcare and transportation.

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes and honors young women, between the ages of 14 to 17, who make the community and world a better place. Applications are available by contacting Sylvia Winterling, svlwint@aol.com.

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.


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.

Community Partners for Children collects toys for deserving kids in the Alexandria area, and asks the community for help. Drop off toys to any CPC donation box or send a contribution to Community Partners for Children, P.O. Box 2738, Alexandria, VA 22301. 703-717-0373 for information.

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home at 1500 West Braddock Road invites the public to come in now through Dec. 31 to place an ornament in memory of loved ones on its Memorial Tree. In conjunction with the Memorial Tree and the Memorial Service, visitors are welcome to bring in a non-perishable food item for the ALIVE! Food bank. For more, call the funeral home at 703-998-9200.

In celebration of the holidays, ProFeed, Inc., will host a Holiday Donation Drive benefiting Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. The Holiday Donation Drive will be held at 3960G King St. and continue until Dec. 31. For more, visit www.profeedpet.com.