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Alexandria Celebrates Building Safety Month

Celebrate building safety and the code professionals who help keep us safe at the annual Building Safety Month Kick-Off event on Friday, April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Due to forecasted rain, the event will be held at City Hall (301 King St.) in the Vola Lawson Lobby.

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Provide Input on Budget Proposals by Members of City Council

The City of Alexandria is seeking community input on proposals by members of Alexandria City Council for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget.

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Celebrate Earth Day in Alexandria

The City will host the annual Alexandria Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

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Absentee Voting for June 11 Democratic Primary

Absentee voting begins April 26 for Virginia’s June 11 Democratic primary, which will include candidates for Clerk of Court and the Virginia State Senate (35th District).

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City Hosts Annual Fostering the Future Gala

Join The Fund for Alexandria’s Child for "Captains Night" during the Fostering the Future Gala on Friday, May 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. The annual gala helps provide life-enriching opportunities for some of Alexandria’s most vulnerable youth.

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Old Town Farmers’ Market Spring Kickoff

On Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, celebrate the Spring Kickoff of the City’s historic Old Town Farmers’ Market! Shop locally sourced products, enjoy family friendly entertainment, and get free Market swag!

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City Partners with Region to Improve Recyclability of Glass

The City and its neighbors have announced a new strategic partnership to recover and recycle glass in an effort to divert material from the landfill to a true recycling facility.

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City Continues Efforts to Plan for Metro Summer Platform Work

The City continues to prepare for Metro’s Platform Improvement Project with the finalization of a Mitigation Plan, traffic engineering improvements, changes to HOV restrictions on Washington St., and more.

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Don Hayes Selected as Assistant Police Chief

Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown has announced the selection of Captain Don Hayes as Assistant Chief of Police for Operations, effective April 20. Hayes is a 38-year veteran of the Police Department.

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City Hosts Days of Remembrance Ceremony

The City will observe the Days of Remembrance (“Yom HaShoah”) for the victims of the Holocaust, at noon on Thursday, May 2, in Market Square. City Council hosts the annual ceremony in commemoration of the national Days of Remembrance, this year April 28-May 4. 

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City Hosts RecFest: An Explosion of Fun for All Ages

The annual RecFest event will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park. RecFest is a day of fun for the whole family, with activities representing the City’s fitness, sports, enrichment, arts, nature, out of school time, and summer camp programs.

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Join the Pothole Patrol!

The City is encouraging residents and businesses to help find and report potholes using Call.Click.Connect. The spring pothole blitz addresses the increase in potholes that occurs during the winter months, and the City has devoted additional resources to pothole repair this year.

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Solarize Alexandria Campaign Returns to Alexandria

Solarize Alexandria, a program that makes it easier and more affordable for residents to install solar power systems on Alexandria properties, will hold its fifth annual campaign through June 14. 

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Champions of Children Award Nominations

Do you know someone who is instrumental in supporting children and families in Alexandria? Nominate them for a Champions of Children Award! Nominations are due April 26.

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Alexandria Library Hosts Open House for Newcomers

The Alexandria Library is hosting an open house for Alexandria’s newest residents on Sunday, April 28. Meet with City departments and representatives from local organizations to learn about services and programs. 

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