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Notes: What’s open and what’s closed on MLK Day

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

Today’s weather: Possible light rain in the morning. High of 64 and low of 34.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 41 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:09 pm.

🚨 You need to know

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and along with celebrations are several city closures and a shift in scheduling to be aware of.

The City of Alexandria is hosting a commemorative program on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (101 Callahan Drive).

The local courts and many government facilities, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Health Department, an all library branches will be closed on Monday.

The Freedom House Museum will be open from 1-5 p.m., but all other museums will be closed.

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility, Charles Houston Recreation, and Patrick Henry Recreation Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but all other City of Alexandria recreation and nature centers will be closed.

Residential trash, recycling and yard waste will be delayed by one day, so if your trash was picked up on Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday, and so-on.

The DASH bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule.

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