Department of Human Services Holiday Sharing Program 2010
Be part of the holiday spirit and reach out to eligible low income families, foster children, and elderly or disabled citizens through the DHS Holiday Sharing Program. You will get the “wish lists” for the children or senior citizen, which will include necessary clothing (jeans, warm jacket), a toy or recreational item, a book, and perhaps one family request (used computer, towels, pots and pans). Last year, Giving Circle member Arden Levy used coupons at Macy’s to buy $800 worth of kids’ winter coats for only $250– what a terrific way to outfit Alexandria’s children for the cold weather! Also needed are gift cards for teens in foster care (Old Navy, Target, Best Buy). Go to www.alexandriava.gov/holidaysharing for more information and to sign up on-line. For more information on this program, email Suzanne Kratzok at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-746-5663.
Join the Mayor’s “Get Healthy Alexandria!” Initiative: Come to the Top of the Town Walk Around on Saturday, November 13 from 8 am to 12 pm at the Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Drive
In honor of Veteran’s Day, join Mayor Euille, Congressman Moran, and the Wounded Warriors to walk in honor of all those who have served. This free event has something for the entire family: Walk the stairs of the Masonic Temple – whoever walks the most wins. Meet firefighters and check out the fire truck! Play games on the YMCA’s PhD moving playground! Work out with Old Town CrossFit at 10:00 & 10:30. Potato Sack Races, Boot Camp and Dance Fusion with Fit2Be. City official weigh-in. See the flyer from Healthier Alexandria here.
Speaking of Getting into Shape — Come on Out for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day!
There’s a 5-mile Turkey Trot in Del Ray , sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association, and in support of ALIVE! They expect almost 4,000 racers, and registration is $20 for adults. It’s best to register in advance online, so check the link above for details.
Alexandria Board Leadership Exchange (ABLE)
Ambassadors Abroad in the Community on November 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 am. This breakfast session will be held at the Hilton Old Town at 1767 King Street. You will learn how to tell your organization’s story, share your passion and recruit others to join your effort. Registration costs $35 per person or $100 for a team of 4. Register here.
Alexandria Film Festival — November 4 to 7. This year’s festival will feature 39 films (25 of which are premieres) in six venues. Check the website for films and times.
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia is hosting its 8th Annual Toast to Hope on Saturday, November 13, from 6 to 9 pm at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. For more information and to register, see the SCAN website.