Spring Cleaning done? Bring your stuff to the Rec Center and Swap it! – May 17th 9am- 12pm

Great Swap Come out and Swap! Not Shop! with the purpose of getting rid of items and take home ‘new to you’ goodies. Anything from gently used clothes & shoes to household items can be swapped! Please be considerate about what you bring to swap we don’t want your junk and neither does anyone else. When you come to swap, you can bring one item or many items. We will separate everything into different piles and sections. Then you look through the piles and different tables and take as much as you want!

Check out this list of what you CAN and CAN’T bring:


– Men, women, and children’s clothing

– Shoes

– Jewelry

– Bags and purses

– Non-perishable food

– Household items

– Movies and music

– Books and magazines



– Anything considered JUNK!

– Dirty items

– UNDERWEAR, even if they’re clean!

– Broken items to the point they can’t be reused

– Random pieces of things

– Live animals

– Television Sets / Computer Monitors

-Large appliances

-Auto Parts

Family Events at the REC Center

Mark your calendars now for these great events that are upcoming at the REC center:

Family Board Game Night -Wednesday April 2, 2014 6pm to 8pm
Family Craft Night – Tuesday April 8th , May 6th 2014 & 6pm to 8pm

Spring Cleaning? Keep the REC Center in mind – donations of board games for the upcoming Board Game night would be greatly appreciated! In addition, Wii games for use during the REC after school program would also be appreciated. You can drop them off at the REC center during their open hours after school.


It’s Showtime! Nov 9th 10am-3pm – Artisan Holiday Market‏

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 9th and get a head start on holiday shopping!

Artisan Holiday Market
Where: The Charles Barrett Recreation Center
1115 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA  22305
Time:    10am- 3pm

Shop for Unique & Handmade Gifts and Support Local Artists that will exhibit among many categories including natural skin care products, fine art, jewelry, handmade knits and home baked goods.  There will be free face painting for the kids and much more!

Get a sneak peek at our exhibitors here .  For more information contact Claudine Sangaré at claudinebosticksangare@yahoo.com

The event is sponsored by and supports the work of the Charles Barrett Recreation Advisory Council including programming that will directly impact the many Charles Barrett students that are part of the Out of School Time program and local community members who use the Rec Center Facilities.

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