Preschool Funding, Marine Corps Marathon, The Louisiana Dance Party and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

  • To balance the state budget, Virginia's legislature is considering cuts to many programs and services.  As a result of their decisions, funding for preschool education may suffer.  Read Councilman Krupicka's latest blog entry on the issue and see why he thinks cutting funds would be an enormous mistake. 
  • Registration has begun for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30th.  There is enough room for 30,000 runners, but these spots go quickly.  If interested in participating, sign up as soon as possible.
  • Attention dancers and music lovers: The Louisiana Dance Party will be held at The Torpedo Factory on March 4th! All proceeds will go to Hungry for Music which "donates instruments to young musicians in need."   So come out for a good cause and a good time.  For more info, and to purchase tickets, visit the Hungry for Music website.
  • Don't forget about the important town hall meetings on Wednesday and Thursday.  At Wednesday's meeting, the question "What matters to the people living in Alexandria?" will be answered.  The next night, the topic will be "Creating a Liveable Community."  For further details, visit the City's website.
  • Get ready for the second annual Green Building Workshop on March 19th! Experts will be on hand to tell you why reducing the amount of energy you use is so important and how it can be done in your home.  To RSVP, contact Erica Bannerman.  To learn more about energy conservation efforts in Alexandria, visit The Green Building Resource Center.

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