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December 22, 2014 Published in Announcements, Holiday Happenings

City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For The Christmas Holidays

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All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; and Friday, Dec.26, in observance of the Christmas holidays.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and remain closed through Friday, Dec. 26. The Teen Wellness Center (3330 King St.) will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26.

Historic Alexandria: All Historic Alexandria facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24, with the exception that the Alexandria Archaeology Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Historic Alexandria facilities will be closed on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; and Friday, Dec. 26.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits, on Dec. 24, 25 and 26. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities).

Recreation Centers: All City of Alexandria recreation centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center, will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. On Dec. 26, William Ramsay will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a Power-Full Fun Day to youth enrolled in the Power-On Out of School Time program only; and the Durant Center will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. All other recreation centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center, will be closed on Dec. 26.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, Dec. 25; Thursday's collection will take place on Friday, Dec. 26.  The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection site will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed from Monday, Dec, 22, through Friday, Jan. 2

State Offices: The General District Court and the Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations District Court will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and 26. The Circuit Court will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25; and the DMV Office, at 2681 Mill Road, will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and reopen on Monday, Dec. 29.

Transit: On Wednesday, Dec. 24, Alexandria Transit Company's DASH bus service will operate on a weekday schedule until 7 p.m. DASH bus service will not operate on Thursday, Dec. 25. On Friday, Dec. 26, DASH will operate on a Saturday schedule.  The free King Street Trolley will run during its regular operating hours on Dec. 24, 25 and 26.

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