Alexandria Named Distinctive Destination, Earth Day Plans, Center for Alexandria's Children and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

  • On Saturday, February 19th, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Alexandria one of 'America's Distinctive Destinations' for 2011.  A twelve-year tradition, the National Trust selects "communities across America that offer cultural and recreational experiences different from the typical vacation destination."  Read more about why Alexandria was chosen and see the full list here
  • Earth Day is two months away, but plans are in the works for the April 22nd celebration.  This article discusses events on the National Mall and the 23rd Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up.  Participating will help ensure that the planet we call home is here for future generations, too.
  • Belle Haven Country Club will host a celebration on Thursday night benefiting the Center for Alexandria's Children and honoring two outstanding members of the community who make it their life's work to protect area children: Dave Cleary, founder of Stop Child Abuse Now and Alexandria Police Sergeant Bartholomew Bailey. If interested in attending, tickets are still available.  
  • On Wednesday, the public is invited to attend a town hall meeting to discuss ways to make the City a "Liveable Community for All Ages," especially senior citizens.  The meeting will be held at Minnie Howard from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Contact Debbie Ludington at (703) 746-5694 for more info.
  • On March 2nd there will be another town hall meeting to answer the question, "What matters most to the people who live in Alexandria?" This meeting will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Charles Houston Rec Center and is a great way for citizens to voice their opinions on City matters. 

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