You’re Invited to the Grand Opening of the New Charles Houston Teen Center

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Friday, November 17, 2017

We invite Community Residents, City Personnel, Donors, Stakeholders, and Interested Parties to attend our Open House and Grand Opening on Friday November 17th

It has been a long road, but we are ready to open our new Teen Center. This is a great addition to our community a great asset for the development and growth of our Alexandria teens.

Open House from 5:30PM to 7PM

  • See the Teen Center, Meet Rec Center staff and Advisory Council staff.
  • Refreshments will be available.

Opening Ceremony from 6:15PM to 6:45PM

  • Words from our City Commissioners, Parks & Rec Commission, and Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Management.
  • Recognition and Thanks to all our Donors, Sponsors, and Volunteers
  • Explain next steps, plans and programs for the Teen Center.

The open house will be followed by a Teen Titan Takeover event from 7PM to 10PM.

We hope everyone can join us.

Please pass the word to your friends and neighbors!

Week Change for Charles Houston Advisory Council: 2nd Wednesday of Month. Time still 7 pm at CHRC

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Starting Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 7 -8 pm, Charles Houston Advisory Council Meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each Month.  Meeting is open to everyone.  Please come and check out a meeting to see if you may want to get involved.  We would love to have you as a guest or member.

BBQ this Sunday is cancelled

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We regret to inform you that the Community BBQ scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled.

The Doggy Swim is still on for this Friday 4 – 7 pm; so hope to see you there.  If your dog would like to swim, please remember to register your dog for free at

Community BBQ: Sunday September 17th

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Everyone are welcome to the Community BBQ on Sunday, September 17th from 2 to 5 pm.  Come hang out with friends and meet a few new ones.

Sponsored by Old Town Commons Homeowners Assoc.

Dog Swim- Friday September 15th, 4-7 pm

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All dogs under 50 lbs are welcome.  Or just come to watch the fun in the Charles Houston Rec Pool (Memorial Pool).

Pre-Register at (No Cost)

Please Volunteer: CHRC Advisory Council

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Great way to get involved in your community with only 1 to 2 volunteer hours per month.  We are especially looking for someone with bookkeeping, accounting or business experience.

Please contact us at

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