Japan Benefit Concert, New Budget for Alexandria Schools and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

Tags: Education, city recreation classes, city restoration efforts, japan, school budget
  • It has just been announced that on Friday, March 25th, the Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a concert with all donations going to the relief effort in Japan.  The concert will feature Grammy-winning violinist Hillary Hahn and "electrifying pianist" Valentina Lisitsa. Your generous donations will be collected before and after the performance.  For more information, read this article on the Localkicks blog.  
  • Thursday night saw the Alexandria School Board adopt a new budget of $210.4 million for the 2012 fiscal year.  Among its many provisions, the budget puts a limit on class sizes for kindergarten through Grade 5.  It also increases staffing to help English Language Learners.  To learn about the budget in greater detail, read Sharon McLeone's report on the Del Ray Patch.  
  • Registration for spring and summer recreation classes begins March 31st!  Slots are available for youth and senior citizens in over 100 classes.  To learn more, visit the City's Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Page.
  • This winter's snow and last summer's thunderstorms damaged many of Alexandria's beautiful trees and much of its stunning landscape.  The City is calling on volunteers to help in restoration efforts.  To find out how you can be of assistance, visit the City's Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Page.  

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