Arlington marks Arbor Day
with free trees, gardening advice

To celebrate Arbor Day, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a free tree care clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fairlington Community Center. Gardeners will answer questions about tree selection and care and will hand out 100 free swamp white oak seedlings. For information on the Arbor Day celebration and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, visit .

Alexandria recreational courts
to be renovated through mid-June

Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will make repairs to the following courts through June 12: the basketball court at Stevenson Park; the basketball court at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park; the tennis court at Hooffs Run Park and Greenway; and the multi-use court at Mount Jefferson Park.

Signs will be posted at each site with construction and closing information. For details, visit

Fruit, vegetable, flower gardens eligible for yearly award

Nominations for the Rock Spring Garden Club’s 2014 “Garden of the Year” award are due Wednesday. Fruit and vegetable gardens are eligible for the first time, in addition to flower gardens. Submissions can be e-mailed to or printed and mailed.

For information on how to nominate a garden and to find the entry form, visit .

Archaeological commission seeks nominations for award

The Alexandria Archaeological Commission is accepting nominations for the Bernard “Ben” Brenman Archaeology in Alexandria award, which honors one of the commission’s founders and its chairman for 21 years.

The award, established in 2007, is open to organizations, businesses, individuals and more who have demonstrated work in Alexandria archaeological education, conservation and other areas.

The deadline for nominations is June 13. For information on the award and how to submit a nominee, visit