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Hello Alex House Community:  Please share your passions and interests with the City of Surrey to support the development of the 1st Ever Community Summit: 'Connecting People & Neighbourhoods'. This is a simple and quick evaluation where you can choose your top 5 topics of interest for building community.

The annual Alexandra Festival attracts  hundreds of friends, neighbours and community partners to our heritage site at Crescent Beach.

We're hoping to establish a Free Little Library at Camp Alexandra, building on an international initiative of small libraries popping up on street corners, in phone booths (if you can still find one!) and in all kinds of unexpected places, offering unlimited community access to collections of books. If you’d like to help get a Free Little Library off the ground, contact us at communityprograms@alexho

Children aren’t the only ones who love to be read to! Enjoy an informal evening of familiar and favourite poetry and prose for unaccompanied adults and families with children ages 6 and up on Wednesday, March 6,  7 to 8:30 pm in the Dining Hall (upstairs) at Camp Alexandra. Register at 604-535-0015.

In this issue .... Alexandra Festival, global Read Aloud Day, programs, Spring Break Play Away Day Camp and lots more!

Join us Wednesday, February 6th at noon for a Valentines Day Lunch. The  menu is scrumptious:  Pork Roast Stuffed with Prunes, Steamed Carrots, Roasted Baby Potatoes, Dijon Mustard Sauce, Valentine Cupcakes, Tea and Coffee. And we'll have a guest speaker from the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Don't forget to mark your calendar for upcoming Community Lunches:

    Greek Celebration March 06, 2013
    British Invasion April 03, 2013
   ‘Cinco de Mayo’ Mexican Festival May 01, 2013
    Italian Feast June 05, 2013

Interested in local food, community and gardening? Join in a Visioning Meeting for Alexandra Community Gardens 2013 Season! Get involved in Alexandra Community Gardens 30 plot member/communal garden, share your ideas, volunteer your talents, add yourself to our wait list (member selection to occur March 2013) -  Everyone is welcome! Join us Tuesday January  29th, 7-8:30pm in Longhouse Lounge.

Whew! When this community gets charged up with ideas and energy there is no stopping you! It has been fabulous to hear all the ideas flying around and new connections being made. 
We've had some great conversations since our Open House , and many more juicy "ideas sessions" will be coming soon. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House and Potluck!  It was a GREAT EVENT full of community connection, scrumptious food and idea sharing!  It was wonderful to see so much energized conversation being shared - thank you to the 30 attendees, plus volunteers and Alex House staff for your time, contributions and support. Keep an eye out in the Barnacle for new community activities generated from the discussion! (Sign up to receive the monthly Barnacle newsletter to learn what is happening at Alex House). Exciting ideas discussed include...