To have an item listed, mail to the Gazette-Packet, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. If you have any questions, call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449.
The Mount Vernon Evening Lions will hold their monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Pema's Restaurant. Lion Grace Capuno will speak on a medical mission project in the Philippines. Guests welcome; call Andrea at 703-960-4973 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, 8523 Fort Hunt Road. On site babysitting is provided. A ministry to mothers of young children, the group offers fellowship and the opportunity to work on crafts and listen to speakers on a variety of subjects. For more information, call Christy O'Farrell at 703 768-8781 or visit MOPS International at www.MOPS.org.
The Alexandria Historical Society's September meeting will include a presentation, "Native Americans in Virginia," by Mitchell Bush, a member of the Virginia Council on Indians. The meeting will take place on Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. For more information, visit www.alexandriahistorical.org.
Mount Vernon Area DOG (Dog Opportunity Group) will sponsor a re-organization meeting Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., in room 219, South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. The meeting is open to all parties interested in the Off Leash Dog Area planned for Grist Mill Park. Due to the departure of two of the founders, the club is also looking for people to serve on the executive committee and volunteers interested in fundraising. Call 703-360-6305 for more information or to offer your services to this group.
The public is invited to attend the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association’s annual membership meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 N. Fairfax St. Keynote speaker William D. Euille, will address how his vision for “One Alexandria” relates to the success of Alexandria’s tourism industry, which is experiencing its most productive year since 2000. A sneak preview of Alexandria’s upcoming holiday season will be announced. Tickets are $25 for ACVA members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP by Sept. 24 to 703-838-4200 ext. 203.
MOMS Club of Alexandria, Northeast. Moms Offering Moms Support is a group for mothers who stay at home with their children (ages birth through pre-school) full- or part-time. Offers play groups, a baby-sitting co-op, mom's night out, service projects, and outings to child-friendly attractions. Membership is open to moms living in zip codes 22301, 22302, 22305, and 22314. Meetings at Historic Christ Church in Old Town, 118 N. Washington St., at 10 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Children welcome. For more information, call 866-251-5169 x 1083, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to our monthly meeting.
Bird-Watching Club. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Meets once a month. Call 703-765-4573.