New Teen Center Project is on its way!

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The final design is now in process.  Construction will begin in September.  Grand Opening will be in October.

There is still time to donate to help us complete the finishing touches.

Thanks to all who have participated in the design and those who have donated to make this a reality!!!


Kids Cuts and Community Day at Charles Houston Rec – Sunday August 27th, 10 am – 1 pm

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Free Haircuts

Free Backpacks with school supplies

Clowns, Face painting, DJ, Popcorn and Treats

Fire, Police, and Sheriff vehicles

Caring Angels Therapy Dogs


Community Praise Church, Apple Federal Credit Union, Whole Foods, Firefighters and Friends, City of Alexandria Fire, Police and Sheriff’s Departments



Charles Houston Advisory Council Meeting This Wednesday

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Have you ever thought of a programming idea which would make the Charles Houston Rec better?

Are you interested in toddlers, teens, DINKs, seasoned adults or anyone in between or beyond?

Come and check out the Charles Houston Advisory Council.  7 pm -8 pm Wednesday.  You can make a difference with volunteering just 1 hour a month.

(We usually meet the first Wednesday of the month – but moved due to Independence Day Holiday)

Teen Vision Meeting Tonight! Friday, 4/21/17

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Are you a teen or parent of a teen?  If so, please be part of the planning/visioning process.  Our New Teen Center Architects are leading a visioning meeting tonight 6 – 8 pm to find out your desires for your new teen center.  Chick-Fil-A will be served.

CHRC is looking for a Recreation Manager – Full Time

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For More Information and to apply:

Go to city website:

Click “Job opportunities”

Search “Recreation Manager”

Bring the Kids to 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Spring Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, 10 am, April 15theaster-eggs-butterfly

Free, All are Welcome

Please support the Teen Center during National “Day” of Giving, April 5th

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Teen Center Spring2action webpage

Alexandria has made it easy to support your favorite charities on National Day of Giving.  Please click on the link above to support The New Teen Center Project here at the Rec Center.  The goal of the new teen center is providing Teens a safe, fun place while helping them find their vision and the skills to make it all happen. You can donate now through April 5th.  We need to raise another $3000 by June to keep our $25000 city grant.  You are making a difference. Many Thanks!