Monday, February 22 – Census Complete Count Committee Meeting
The Census Complete Count Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St. The committee was established to help develop a strategy to ensure an accurate census count in 2010 and promote participation by all residents. For more information, contact Ralph Rosenbaum at 703.746.3859.
Tuesday, February 23 – Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group will meet at the Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. at 7 p.m. Established by City Council resolution in June 2009, the group advises City staff on Fort Ward Park and Museum use and management. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation or call Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, at 703.746.5493.
Tuesday, February 23 – Potomac Yard Joint Work Session
A Planning Commission and City Council joint work session on Potomac Yard, rescheduled from Tuesday, February 9, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, Room 2410, Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/PotomacYardPlan or call Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3858.
Wednesday, February 24 – Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review Work Session
Immediately following the 7:30 p.m. Parker-Gray Hearing, the Parker-Gray Board of Architectural Review work session will review work on James Bland Phase II in the Council Workroom, Room 2410, Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, call Catherine Miliaras at 703.746.3834 or Stephanie Sample at 703.746.3836.
Thursday, February 25 – Beauregard Corridor Plan Community Meeting
A community meeting will be held to discuss the Beauregard Corridor Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Landmark Mall, inside the former New York and Company space near the entrance from the second level of the parking structure between Macy's and Lord & Taylor. The City developing the Beauregard Corridor Plan to address the potential changes to development and transportation in the area since the Department of Defense BRAC-133 Mark Center project was located there. For more information, call Dirk Geratz at 703.746.3815.
Saturday, February 27 – Charles Houston Recreation Center Room Naming Dedication
The City of Alexandria will host a dedication reception at 3 p.m. and a naming ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. The Center's gymnasium will be named after Coach Louis Johnson and Mr. Morris Siebert, two individuals who made outstanding contributions to the youth of Alexandria. The swimming pool will be named the Memorial Pool in honor of African American youth who drowned in the Potomac River, recognizing that before integration African American youths were not permitted to swim in the Alexandria Municipal Pool. For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation.
Grant Opportunities from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services
The Alexandria Fund for Human Services is pleased to announce that funding is available for human services projects through three grant programs for FY2011. The Notice of Opportunity is now available, along with specific guidelines for proposals for funding from the Community Partnership Fund, Youth Fund and Children's Fund. A pre-proposal conference will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 1 p.m. To register, please call 703.746.5970. Attendance is strongly recommended for first-time grant applicants. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/HumanServices.
2010 Applications Now Available for Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief
The City of Alexandria has begun mailing applications for the City’s Tax Relief Programs for the Elderly or totally and permanently disabled to all previous participants and those who have requested applications. If you are at least 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled by November 15, 2010, you may qualify for a full or partial exemption and/or deferral for your 2010 real estate taxes and/or an exemption from your 2010 personal property taxes on one vehicle. For more information or to obtain an application, visit www.alexandriava.gov/TaxRelief, e-mail Tax Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703.746.3901, Option 6.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance for Low-Income Residents
The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation assistance to low-income residents during the 2010 tax season. Tax preparation sessions begin at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, through April 13. Sessions are held in the lobby of the Alexandria Department of Human Services, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. For more information, call Suzanne Kratzok, Coordinator of Community Resources, at 703.746.5663.