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Alexandria Bulletin Board 7/25/12

Email announcements to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday by noon. Photos welcome.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES. Free, on-going, drop-in All Levels ESL Workshop, Tuesdays, from 10 a.m.to noon and 3-5 p.m., 17, 24 and 31. Thursdays, from 10 to noon, July 12, 19 and 26. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. For info, call the adult services desk, 703-746-1702x3.

Sunday/July 29

Prenatal Yoga Workshop. Learn about the benefits of yoga in pregnancy, postures to aid discomfort, modification etc. For all trimesters. $25 if pre-registered by July 26. Visit http://www.532yoga.com, email suzanne@532Yoga.com, or call 703-209-0049.

Tuesday July 31.

Discussion about John Adams Elementary School’s circulation and parking issues will take place during a John Adams Transportation Study public meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s media center, 5651 Rayburn Ave., Alexandria. The agenda for this meeting will include a project overview, a summary of existing conditions, a review of potential short and long-term solutions, and a discussion and ideas for next steps.

Saturday/Aug. 4

A Fine Beginning. 12 -4 p.m. Free. In August 1753, John Carlyle and his wife, Sarah Fairfax Carlyle, moved into their new home in Alexandria. That night, Sarah gave birth to a son, William. On Aug. 4, the family invite visitors to experience life at the Carlyle House. This family-friendly program will feature living history interpreters portraying the Carlyle family and local Alexandrians, help them welcome the Carlyle’s to their new home. Meet Monty the horse, and talk to the NVRPA’s Roving Naturalist about John Carlyle’s interest in native plants. Children are also able to play 18th century games on the front lawn. Location: Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria. Call 703-549-2997.

“In the Zone” Yoga Workshop. 4-7 p.m. $45 if pre-registered by July 30. Learn how to tap into your 'zone' whenever you want, and move your life forward in this fun, adventurous workshop. No yoga experience required. 532 N. Washington St., Suite 100. Visit http://www.532yoga.com for more info.

Sunday/Aug. 5

“Restoratives” Yoga Workshop. 3-5 p.m. $35 if pre-registered by Aug. 2. Recharge your body and mind in this incredibly relaxing workshop, using props to create comfort and ease. 532 N. Washington St., Suite 100. Visit http://www.532yoga.com for more info.

Monday/Aug. 20

Alexandria Hospital Lectures: Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Presented by John Albrigo, MD. Inova Alexandria Hospital Auditorium. 7pm. 4320 Seminary Road. Register: 1-855-694-6682 or register online at inova.org/AskTheExpert

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Alexandria Hospital Lectures: Minimally Invasive Techniques in Gyn Surgery, Presented by Natalya Danilyants, MD. Inova Alexandria Hospital Auditorium, 4320 Seminary Road. 6 p.m. Register: 1-855-694-6682 or register online at inova.org/AskTheExpert

Ongoing

StagePlay Summer Camp registrations are now been taken for an assortment of camps for pre-schoolers through middle schoolers. Locations are at the Little Theatre of Alexandria and St. Aidans Episcopal Church, Alexandria. For a full camp listing, email bardsplay@gmail.com, or call 703-360-0233.

Plant Clinics. Wonder how to grow great tomatoes, which tree is best for your home landscape, or what strange insect you have found? VCE Master Gardeners can help find the answers at weekly Plant Clinics held in the following locations:

Old Town Farmers’ Market, 301 King Street, Alexandria, Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, May 5 through Sept. 29.

Del Ray Farmers’ Market, intersection of Mt. Vernon and East Oxford Avenues, Saturdays, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., May 5 through Sept. 29.

VCE Master Gardener Help Desk (703-228-6414), or mgarlalex@gmail.com; staffed from 9 a.m. through noon, Monday through Friday, year round. Bring fresh samples of problem plants, weeds or insects with you to ensure the accurate identification of any diseases or pests. VCE recommends carrying samples in plastic bags or other clear containers. Don’t bring live insects. All clinics and Help Desk are free of charge.

Every Tuesday

Five-Star Toastmasters, Club # 9623. 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Pentagon Conference Center. Toastmasters can help participants sharpen their speaking skills, boost their confidence and energize their leadership skills in a team-oriented atmosphere. Visit http://fivestar.freetoasthost.com or contact Club Vice-President for Membership Katharine Gagné at 202-521-2307 or e-mail of Club_VP_Mbrshp@fivestar.freetoasthost.com and Club President, Charlie DeWitt at 202-997-5087 or Club_President@fivestar.freetoasthost.com.

First Wednesdays

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Alexandria meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. At the Hollin Hall Senior Center, Room 109, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. All Parkinson’s patients and caregivers are welcome.

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs volunteers to tutor kindergarteners and first-graders in literacy skills for 30 minutes once or twice a week through May in Alexandria public schools. Training and lesson plans provided. Call 703-549-6670, ext. 119, or visit www.alexandriatutors.org.

At Home in Alexandria! Those interested in becoming AHA! Friends should call AHA! at 703-231-0824 or download the application form from the AHA! website at www.athomeinalexandria.org. AHA! is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Alexandrians ages 55+ who prefer to remain — independently — in their own homes. A non-profit, volunteer organization, AHA! delivers reliable, cost-effective transportation, light home maintenance and computer-related services and ready access to other vetted service providers.

Connect with T&ES on Facebook. The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) is on Facebook. The T&ES Facebook page will share information on topics such as transportation planning, trash and recycling service, road work and maintenance, traffic, infrastructure and engineering projects, Eco-City Alexandria and environmental initiatives, emergency cleanup efforts, and more. Visit alexandriava.gov/SocialMedia.