July 2018
Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 15th
Free Chamber Music Concert

The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents their weekly free summer chamber concert series. This concert, which will take place at the Lyceum (201 S Washington St.) at 2:00pm, features pianist Sasha Beresovsky playing the music of Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin. For more information, call 703-799-8229.

Saturday, July 21st – August 11th  
Little Theatre of Alexandria

LTA starts the season with the global phenomenon that has been wowing audiences for over 40 years – the rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this musical is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events. You’ll enjoy the well-known songs including “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” Hosanna,” and “Superstar.” Don’t miss the chance to experience this dramatic and inspirational musical. For more information or to buy tickets here.

Thursday, July 26th
Torpedo Factory: Visiting Artist Presentation

Jean Sanders is a printmaker based in State College, PA. Her residency will run through the month of July in Studio 330. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected for studio space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, where they can display and sell original work while interacting with summer visitors. Sanders’ presentation will be on July 26 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Thursday, July 12th
Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and control

Learn the lifecycle and science of how best to control mosquitoes and ticks, keeping them away from you and your family. Extension Master Gardeners will teach you how to identify the mosquitoes and ticks that are common in our area. You will learn about the life cycle, how the critters reproduce, and where they go in winter. We will focus on sustainable options for you and your yard. FREE. Presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Advance registration is requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Call 73-338-6818 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com. From 7:00pm to 8:30 at Burke Branch Library.

Saturday, July 21st
Selling a Home; Buying a Home

In the first half of this two-presentation afternoon, learn how to make your house stand out from the others on the market. You will learn techniques for how to negotiate and get the best price for your home while minimizing the hassle associated with selling your home. For the second session, learn how to shop for a home and be successful in this competitive Washington DC area market. You will learn how to use online sources and other resources to streamline your search for your new home. 1:00-4:00pm at Beatley Central Library.

Friday, July 27th
Computer Class: Ebooks and Gale courses

Did you know that you have access to a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led online courses? You can also read books or copies of your favorite magazines on your digital device using RBDigital or Overdrive. Bring your computer, tablet, or smartphone and join us at Burke Branch Library from 10:00am to noon for an information session! Registration requested at 703-746-1772.

Children’s Program Volunteers

The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is looking for volunteers to assist with Children’s Support Group on Tuesday evenings, and with children’s activities at the Battered Women’s Shelter on Thursday evenings. Volunteers must complete 15 hours of mandatory training focused on the unique needs of children who have witnessed violence in the home. If interested, please contact Jen Enslen at 703-746-4911 or via e-mail: jennifer.enslen@alexandriava.gov.

Wednesday, July 25th and 26th  
The Campagna Center

The Campagna Center’s mission is to deliver exceptional educational and social development programs for children, teens, and adults through early childhood education, health and nutrition awareness, before- and after-school programs, tutoring and mentoring, career and college readiness planning, and classes for English language learners. They are in need of 2-4 volunteers to support a large mailing by helping to print, copy, stuff, and seal envelopes on July 25th and 26th. For more information or to sign up, visit www.volunteeralexandria.org.

Senior Services of Alexandria “Meals on Wheels,” “Friendly Visitor” and “Groceries to Go” Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of seniors, you might consider being a “Friendly Visitor” to an isolated senior, be part of a team that delivers meals to homebound seniors in Alexandria or delivers groceries to seniors who find shopping difficult.  The time commitment for a Friendly Visitor program is about an hour a week and for Meals on Wheels and Groceries to Go each delivery takes about 90 min.  Training is provided.  For more information call (703) 836-4414 or you can email Sandy Freedman at groceries@seniorservicesalex.org, Mary Giordano at friendvisitor@seniorservicesalex.org, or Nathan Toews at volunteer@seniorservicesalex.org org.

Wednesday, July 11th – August 29th
Ropes, Bands, and Balls

Ages 18 & Up. Work this circuit and workout class with ropes for cardio, bands for resistant training, and balls for core. Gain endurance and muscle. This class will help you to improve muscular strength, endurance, and promotes functional independence. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 6:45pm in the Dance Hall at the Lee Center. Register online at www.rec.alexandriava.gov using the class ID 113124-01.

Monday, July 16th – August 22nd 
Boxercise Fitness

Ages 18 & up. Box your way through a great workout! This fun and effective form of cross-training incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics while improving rhythm and coordination! Focus on upper body conditioning; cardiovascular fitness; and toning your arms, chest and abs. This class takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Charles Houston Rec Center. Register online at www.rec.alexandriava.gov using the class ID 413603-02.

Tuesday, July 31st – August 30th   
Game on! Bootcamp

Ages 18 & up. Want a challenging, fun and supportive workout? Game On! utilizes fun music, cardio, light weights, and high repetitions. A focus on perfect form and timing under pressure results in an increase of muscle tone, lean functional muscle strength, and body awareness. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at George Washington Middle School. Register online at www.rec.alexandriava.gov using the class ID 113131-01.

 Check out the City’s Recreation Page for a full schedule of offered programs. 

For more volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Alexandria. 

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