The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will sponsor the Ninth Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 26 from noon until 6 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park on the Waterfront between Madison and Pendleton Streets in Old Town.
The festivities begin with the U.S. Navy Commodores at noon, followed at 1 p.m. by the Difficult Run Jazz Band. The Post Nuclear Jazz Society performs at 2 p.m., the Jazz Masters at 3 p.m., the Kaleidoscope at 4 p.m. and the Bob Lewis Big Band at 5 p.m. The guest emcee for the day is Felix Grant of WRC 980 Radio. The festival is free and food and beverage will be sold.
To get to Oronoco Bay Park, take the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Exit 1-A (U.S. Rte. 1 North) and follow to Madison Street, turn right and continue east to the waterfront. For more information, call 838-4343.
*Summer 1986 classes for English as a second language for adults will begin the week of June 16. Daytime and evening classes for all levels of English proficiency will be offered by the Office of Adult and Community Education, Fairfax County Public Schools, at 12 locations throughout the county. Placement testing and registration of new students will be held on June 5 and 9. Some classes will be open free to Fairfax County residents who are citizens, immigrants, permanent residents or refugees. Other students may attend on a low-tuition basis.
For more information on class hours, locations, placement testing and eligibility for free classes, call 893-1093 or 536-2048. Bilingual staff who speak dari, farsi, Khmer, Spanish and Vietnamese will be available at both numbers.
*The Braddock Road Youth Club will be holding its annual Al Dougherty Memorial Soccer Tournament from May 23 to May 26. This year's tournament will have nearly 200 teams consisting of boys and girls from the United States and Canada, ranging from 8 to 19. All area residents are invited to watch the games. The tournament headquarters will be at the Fair Oaks Holiday Inn where information will be available concerning game times, locations and participants.
*The City of Fairfax Recreation Department will hold its 12th Annual Greater Fairfax Basketball Camp for children this summer. The camp will be led by Steve Henry, the Fairfax High School Varsity Basketball Coach, and is open to children in grades two through nine. It will include fundamentals of basketball as well as intracamp games, guest lecturers and contests.
Campers will be grouped according to age, ability and skills, for two sessions, which will be held June 16 to 20 and June 23 to 27, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Camp will be held in the Fairfax High School Fieldhouse. The cost of the camp is $50.information or registration, call the Recreation Dept. at 385-7858.