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Volunteer Opportunity Hotist

May 27, 2017

Volunteer Alexandria has compiled the following Hotlist of local volunteer opportunities. Please register for opportunities using our website. We are your connection to helping others.

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Traffic Alert: 2017 Rolling Thunder Rally On Sunday

May 27, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department and Virginia State Police will close part of Washington Boulevard near the Pentagon on Sunday, May 28, for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. From 7:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., Washington Boulevard (Route 27) will be closed from I-395 to the Memorial Bridge.

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Museum Opens Exhibit Phase II On May 30

May 27, 2017

The Virginia Quilt Museum opens Exhibit Phase II on May 30 and runs through Aug. 26, 2017. It was founded in 1995 and exists to celebrate and nurture quilting in Virginia. The museum is located at 301 S Main Street in Harrisonburg.

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Alexandria Library’s Summer Reading Program SummerQuest Begins

May 27, 2017

Start off summer with a bang at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library – located at 5005 Duke Street – on Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m. with the SummerQuest Kick Off Party. SummerQuest – Alexandria Library’s summer reading program for ages 0 to 5 and 6 to 12 – will host its kick off party with fun crafts, games, snacks and prizes for children.

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USAF Band At The Athenaeum

May 27, 2017

The Air Force Strings inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. As a traditional Athenaeum Second Thursday music performance, 16 pieces will present a traditional orchestra and strolling segment on June 8 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at the Athenaeum. Free.

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Cardinals Collect WCAC All-Conference Honors

May 26, 2017

The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selected 11 girls’ lacrosse players from Bishop Ireton for the 2017 WCAC All-Conference teams. In addition, BI senior Kayla Duperrouzel was named WCAC Player of the Year and the Cardinals' Rick Sofield was selected as Coach of the Year.

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Girls Lacrosse: Alexandria Dominates VISAA All-State Selections

May 26, 2017

Girls lacrosse players from three schools in Alexandria – Bishop Ireton, Episcopal and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes – dominated the All-State teams selected by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. Zoe Belodeau (SSSAS) was named VISAA Division I Player of the Year and Rick Sofield (Bishop Ireton) was selected as Coach of the Year.

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City of Alexandria To Host 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival – Venue Update

May 26, 2017

Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Memorial Day Jazz Festival will be moved indoors.

The City of Alexandria invites the public to the 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center, Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. Admission is free.

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Burke & Herbert Bank Raises $2,200 For SCAN In Support Of Child Abuse Prevention

May 26, 2017

Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,200 for SCAN of Northern Virginia‘s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee to Commemorate Anniversary Of D-Day With Lecture

May 26, 2017

The public is invited to attend a lecture on “The Battle for Caen, June/July 1944” on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Lyceum. The lecture will be presented by the Senior Historian to the Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant Colonel Tom Christianson, U.S. Army (retired).

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