City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Veterans Day, November 10-11

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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Veterans Day, November 10-11

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2017

City of Alexandria government offices, libraries, and recreation centers will be open on Friday, November 10. All Veterans Day-related updates and closures are listed below.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected according to the City’s normal schedule for the week of Nov. 6 to 9; there is no "holiday slide.”

Animal Shelter: On November 10, the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will observe holiday hours, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal visiting hours will begin at noon, and for the extended weekend (November 10 through 12), adoption fees on adult animals will be waived for veterans and activity-duty military personnel.

Health Facilities: On Friday, November 10, the Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Wellness Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be open during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic Alexandria: All City operated museums will be open on a regular schedule on November 10 and November 11. For more information, visit

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858 and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be open on November 11, with the exception of the Alexandria Law Library and the Talking Book Service at Beatley Central Library, which will be closed.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will enforce all parking regulations on Friday, November 10 and will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces and residential permit parking districts on November 11. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities).  Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on November 11.

Recreation and Art Centers: All City recreation and art centers will be open on a regular schedule on November 11. Please check for specific information on operating hours.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be open on November 10. ACPS will help students celebrate veterans and their service through reflective activities.

State Offices: The following Commonwealth of Virginia offices in Alexandria will be closed on November 10: the Circuit Court, Clerk of Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Court Service Unit located in the Alexandria Courthouse at 520 King St.; and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office on 2681 Mill Road.

Transit: Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule on November 10 and November 11. The King Street Trolley will operate on its normal schedule, every 10-15 minutes between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River waterfront, from 10:30 a.m. to midnight, on November 10 and November 11.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

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