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Great SouthEast ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

The City encourages the community to participate in this year’s “Great SouthEast ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, October 18, at 10:18 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to protect yourself during an earthquake.

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Family Fall Festival

The Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Armistead L. Boothe Park. Enjoy scarecrow building, face painting, hayrides, pony rides, inflatables, puppet shows, and more!

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Free Flu Shot Clinic on October 20

Get your flu shot just in time for flu season! The Alexandria Health Department will hold a free Flu Shot Clinic at the Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.) on Saturday, October 20, 9am-noon. 

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Leaf Collection Program Begins November 5

The leaf collection program is a service provided to residents who receive City residential trash and recycling services. Residents have the option of raking leaves to the curb for City vacuum trucks, bagging them for curbside collection, or composting their leaves at home.

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Bully Free Starts With Me!

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, Alexandria is hosting activities through the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying. The purpose of the Campaign is to raise awareness about what bullying is, what to do about it, and how to prevent it.

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City Seeks Community Input on Transit Vision Plan for Bus Network

The Alexandria Transit Vision Plan will redraw the local bus network to better serve current and future transit demand, and to better reflect community priorities for transit service.

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City Solicits Naming Suggestions for New Park at Foot of King Street

The City is soliciting suggestions for the name of the new park at the foot of King Street. The public is invited to participate in an online survey now through November 16, and a public hearing on November 15.

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City Prepares for 2020 U.S. Census, Seeks Applicants for Complete Count Committee

As part of the City of Alexandria’s planning to promote an accurate count of the city’s population in the 2020 U.S. Census, interested residents are encouraged to apply to join the Alexandria Complete Count Committee.

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New Financing Opportunity for First-Time Homebuyers

The City has announced availability of Community Homeownership Revitalization Program funds to provide first-time homebuyers with financing for the purchase of a home.

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City Invites Teens to Join the Student Health Advisory Board

Are you an Alexandria teen? Be the voice for a healthier Alexandria! Join the Student Health Advisory Board and address health issues that matter to YOU. Attend the interest meeting on October 17 to learn more.

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