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The annual Alexandria Invitational Cheerleading Competition will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street. The competition features youth cheerleading teams from neighborhood recreation centers and the metropolitan area.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door the day of the event. Ticket prices are $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12 and ages 4 and under are admitted free.

For information on the competition, additional recreation programs and activities, or to volunteer as a coach, call Recreation Services at 703.746.5402 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation.

For DASH bus schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metro bus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com.

For more community events, visit our community events calendar. If you have an event you’d like to share, please send me the information.

DIY Del Ray has an excellent post up about the coming 2014 baseball season. Not only are the Washington Nationals gearing up for their season but, so are our local area baseball teams (high school, collegiate, and minor league) that will be playing this spring and summer. Click this link to read it (check out the GREAT pictures too!).

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T.C. Williams wants your books (all ages, fiction, non-fiction, hard- and paperback, NO
textbooks), cds, dvds and audiobooks as well as board games and puzzles for the Titan Expo Used Book Sale!

Collection boxes are located at:

Contact Michael Quint if you would like to serve as a Collection Site Coordinator and deliver books to the storage facility, or if you would like to suggest another collection site, or if you would like to volunteer the day of the Expo –Sunday, May 4th, 1pm-4pm. (volunteers get “first dibs” on the massive inventory!).

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • The manhunt for yesterday’s shooter in Alexandria continues (WJLA)
  • Enjoy the weather today (Friday) – how much snow will we get this weekend? (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Two T.C. Williams Titans Become Tarheels on signing day (Alexandria News)
  • Meet the nine, count them nine Democrats vying for your vote in this summer’s 8th district primary (Alexandria Gazette)
  • Will food trucks be coming to Carlyle? The latest on what’s happening with the food truck task force in Alexandria (Alexandria Times)

 

(Image via Jeannette Runyon on Flickr)

Interesting Area News

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • 10 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend (Going Out Guide)
  • More Americans are driving to work than ever before (NPR)
  • Metro employees are about to get an 11.4% pay hike (Dr. Gridlock)
  • More about the complex proposal to build a sports complex on Eisenhower Avenue (Alexandria Times)
  • T.C. Williams class of 1973 celebrates their 40th anniversary (Alexandria Gazette)
  • Reminder! It’s ‘Pack The Park’ night at Frank Mann Field – last one of the season (Carlyle Community)
  • H & M Opens on King Street (Old Town Alexandria Patch)

Warwick Street, Leamington Spa - Serco speed camera

Interesting Area News

While you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • If you drive in Montgomery County or P.G. County in Maryland or if you drive in the District of Columbia, chances are you’ve driven by a speed camera (Washington Examiner)
  • Few showers and cool today, then drier and warmer later in the week (Capital Weather Gang)
  • Circuit Court dismisses plaintiffs claim over Alexandria Waterfront Plan (Alexandria News)
  • Meet the T.C. Williams grad who cycled 4,000 miles for disability awareness (Alexandria Gazette)
  • Landowner and angler wrestle over access on the Jackson River in Virginia (Washington Post)