The Alexandria Police Department will hold a sale of unclaimed televisions, small appliances, jewelry, bicycles and other public property Saturday in the rear parking lot of police headquarters, 400 N. Pitt St. Items will be on display at 9 a.m. and the bidding will begin at 10 a.m. All purchases must be made in cash. The proceeds will go to the City of Alexandria general fund. For further information, call the police property unit at 838-4709.
The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Club will hold a dog show called the "Cherryblossom Specialty" Saturday at the Fairfax County Police Association building, 11651 Pope's Head Rd., Fairfax. Entries will be taken from 11 a.m. to noon, and the judging will begin at noon. Puppies may be entered in 11 different classes. Each entry fee for the puppy sweepstakes is $7. The conformation fee (all puppies 6 to 12 months also must be entered in regular classes) is $10. For further information about the show, call Karen Promisel at 643-2580.
Yom Hashoah, the Memorial Day established to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Europe, will be commemorated at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax. Isaiah Kuperstein, noted writer and scholar on the Holocaust, will speak at the memorial observance. Kuperstein serves as director of education of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. The observance will include special prayers, readings and poems, as well as a candle lighting ceremony in which survivors of the Holocaust, representatives of the Northern Virginia B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and Rabbi Itshaq Klirs of Congregation Olam Tikvah will participate. The evening will end with a showing of the documentary film "To Bear Witness."
The commemoration has been organized by the Virginia State Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges in cooperation with the Northern Virginia Coalition of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, D.C. For further information, contact Ira Bartfield, B'nai B'rith Holocaust Committee chairman, at 842-6229 (day) or Eugene Margolis at 356-8799 (evening).
The American Lung Association of Northern Virginia will sponsor its 6th Annual Art Show and Auction to benefit programs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The show and auction are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 9 in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE.
Original oil paintings, sculpture, etchings and watercolors are a sampling of the artwork to be presented by the Fine Arts Gallery of Ardmore at 15 to 50 percent below gallery prices.
A donation of $3 will entitle the donor to hors d'oeuvres and punch, as well as the opportunity to participate in the auction. A portion of all donations and purchases is tax deductible. For tickets or more information, call the American Lung Association at 591-4131.