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Arlington this Week

<sh>Street Closure

<bt>Due to demolition of an office building, North Quincy Street between Wilson Boulevard and Ninth Street will be closed to southbound traffic from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. until Sept. 30.

<sh>9/11 Memorial 5K

<bt>Registration is now open for Arlington Police/Fire/Sheriff 9/11 memorial 5K. This year's race will be on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The run will begin and end at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, 300 Army-Navy Drive. It is a family-friendly race that benefits military and public safety support organizations. Prizes are awarded for top finishers in open, military, law enforcement and firefighter categories. Information and online registration are available at www.arlington911race.com.

<sh>Community Foundation Grants

<bt>The Arlington Community Foundation is now accepting proposals for their small and general grants programs. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 23. The Arlington Community Foundation is a charitable organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in Arlington County. The Foundation is interested in assisting nonprofit organizations to explore or undertake new work or continue doing effectively what they have already started. The Foundation welcomes proposals that serve Arlington residents.

Small grants of $500 to $2,500 will be awarded from the foundation's permanent, discretionary funds. Grants will be made for programs from 501(c)(3) organizations and other not-for-profit organizations that offer creative responses to community needs. A volunteer grants review committee will recommend grants in all sectors — the arts and humanities, culture and diversity, environment, civic involvement, housing and community development, and health and human services.

General grants of $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded from various field-of-interest, donor-advised and unrestricted funds to 501(c)(3) organizations. A volunteer grants review committee will recommend grants in the following sectors — the arts and humanities, housing and community development, health and human services, elderly services, women's issues, food assistance, emergency disaster relief, environmental protection and the education of American Indian children.

Proposals must be received at the office of the Arlington Community Foundation, 2525 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Applications and additional information are available on the foundation's Web site, www.arlcf.org, or by calling the foundation office at 703-243-4785.

<sh>March to Richmond

<bt>The Arc of Northern Virginia is seeking sponsors for the March to Richmond the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, when Mark Brobston will walk from the Arc of Northern Virginia to Richmond to show Virginia's elected officials that Virginians with disabilities want "A Life Like Yours." Call 703-532-3214 or visit www.thearcofnova.org. The Arc is also looking for people to see Mark off at sunup Sunday, Sept. 25 from his starting point at 100 N. Washington St., Falls Church.

<sh>Commission on Aging Seeks Applicants

<bt>The Arlington Commission on Aging is looking for applicants to interview soon for an October appointment. The commission is a 15-member, County Board-appointed advisory group consisting of individuals who live and/or work in Arlington and are interested in and knowledgeable about aging issues and services. At least 50 percent of the membership must be age 60 or older. The commission is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would like to serve on the commission and/or one or more of its committees. One does not need to be a commission member to serve on a committee. Currently, there is a particular need for persons interested in working on Medicare outreach, affordable and accessible housing, and long-term care residences. The commission meets monthly at 9 a.m. on the third Monday, except in January and February when it meets on the fourth Monday. No meeting in August. Commission members are also expected to serve on one or more committees. Time commitment is approximately 6-8 hours per month. Individuals interested in serving on the commission or any of its committees should contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700 or Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us. The application form may also be found online. Go to the county’s home page, www.arlingtonva.us, and search on “aging.”

<sh>Call for Choreographers

<bt>Jane Franklin Dance announces a call for choreographers for a one-time performance on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at Gunston Theater One. This performance marks the culmination of the day-long Dance Sampler, a diverse array of workshops for dancers of all ages and experience. Selected choreographers will be asked to teach a one-hour workshop in their area of expertise during the festival. To apply, send a VHS tape or DVD of a completed work or a work-in-progress, a brief description of a proposed workshop, a $25 submission fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials to: Jane Franklin Dance, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206. Submission deadline is October 1. Workshops planned for the Dance Sampler include a young dancers workshop for ages 7-14 and adult/child one-on-one partnering with a JFD company member. Selected choreographers receive a $125 stipend. Submission of experimental and premier works in any dance style is encouraged. Call 703-298-3235 or visit www.janefranklin.com.