Community Meeting on Flood Proofing and Mitigation in the Huntington Station Community. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, will present the cost benefit analysis, at a community meeting to be held at 7 p.m. at Walt Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parker’s Lane Alexandria. At this meeting there will be a presentation to provide greater detail about the various alternatives and the cost benefit analysis investigated to mitigate future flood related damages to the Huntington Station Community. The USACE is conducting this phase of the project for Fairfax County. The USACE will review structural alternatives such as dredging of Cameron Run, a levee or flood wall, and non-structural alternatives such as flood proofing of individual homes, and buyouts.
God’s Trombones will be presented at 3 pm. Reverend Youtha Hardman-Cromwell and Friends present a dramatic reading with spirituals by the Alfred Street Baptist Church Voices of Triumph, Trinity Chancel Choir, and soloists. Free will donations to benefit the Edna Frazier Cromwell Scholarship Fund, Inc. Trinity United Methodist Church is at 2911 Cameron Mills Road in Alexandria. Contact the church at 703-549-5500 for more information and directions or visit us www.trinityalexandria.org.
The City of Alexandria’s 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program, scheduled for Tuesday, January 15 at the Church of St. Clement (1701 N. Quaker Lane), will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the program, call 703.838.4800.
Ongoing thru Feb. 24
January 3rd marked the sizzling regional premier of Ella in Crystal City. This swinging, soulful musical based on the life of famous blues singer Ella Fitzgerald, had the sold out crowd singing in their seats. The show runs through February 24, 2008. For schedule and ticket information, visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “www.crystalcity.org” claiming to be www.arenastage.org.
Ongoing thru Jan. 20
The City invites the public to provide comment on the proposed Alexandria Sculpture Festival donation by John Van Alstine. Comments can be made from January 7 through January 20, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Recreation Center Gallery, 1605 Cameron St. The display consists of a photograph of the sculpture and a copy of the artists resume.
The sculpture, Sacandaga Totem, is a rough cut granite obelisk with four heavy steel fins bolted at the base and welded to a steel plate. The sculpture measures 113 inches high x 66 inches wide x 43 inches deep, and weighs 5,000 pounds. Van Alstine, who lives in New York, has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The Alexandria Sculpture Festival wishes to donate this sculpture to the City of Alexandria. If you would like more information about other programs and services of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, please call the Commission’s office at 703.838.6348 or visit alexandriacommissionforthearts.org.
January 14 thru January 20
The 12 annual Restaurant Week takes place in Alexandria and Crystal City from January 14-20, 20. Many of Alexandria and Crystal Citys finest restaurants will offer deliciously-designed, moderately-priced meals prepared especially for this gourmet event.
The authors of The Girls Guide to Kicking Your CareerInto Gear will be at Olsson’s in Crystal City on January 22 at 6PM, 2200 Crystal Drive. Tired of your current job? Ready for the next steps? Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio see it all the time: women derailing their careers because they believe that if they just sit quietly, work hard, and pleas their coworkers, someone upstairs will recognize their talents and dedication and deliver big rewards. But in todays ultra-competitive workplace, nothing could be further from the truth. Come meet them as they dispense funny and reassuring advice for women on how to successfully navigate every aspect of their career.
To unveil its new renovations, the Historic Athenaeum presents an Evening of Wine and Art Thursday, Jan. 17, 6-8 pm, at the Athenaeum at 201 Prince Street in Old Town. See the world through 18 wines and through the art of six Southern artists. $35 for NVFAA members, $40 for others. Log on to www.clubbv.org for more info.