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Civic Calendar May 16-22

Know of something missing from our community civic calendar? E-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Wednesday/May 16

Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. "Small Steps to Health and Wealth Part 1." 703-228-6417 for information or to register.

Saturday/May 19

Interested in Foster Care? Have questions? Join the Arlington County Foster/Adoptive Program at the next Prospective Foster Parent Orientation Session sfrom 10 a.m.-noon at 3033 Wilson Blvd. Find out what it takes to be a foster parent, the process of getting certified and how you can help a child in need. Contact Gerson Paniagua, Resource Recruiter, at 703-228-1550.

Wednesday/May 23

Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. "Small Steps to Health and Wealth Part 2." 703-228-6417 for information or to register.

F.Y.I.

This spring, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) launches a new program "Plant a Row for the Hungry" to bring fresh, nutritious produce to the 700-plus families who come to AFAC for food assistance each week. Local home and community gardeners are encouraged to plant an extra row of produce in their gardens to help AFAC hunger relief efforts. Donations of surplus vegetables such as bumper crops of tomatoes or zuchinni are also welcomed.

To help gardeners get started planting, AFAC will provide free packets of vegetable or herb seeds throughout the spring and summer to anyone agreeing to donate some of the produce back to AFAC. Send a self-addressed, stamped (first-class) envelope to: Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Plant A Row, PO Box 6261, Arlington, VA 22206-0261

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is Arlington’s food pantry. The mission of AFAC is to distribute groceries to needy Arlingtonians who cannot afford to purchase all the food they need. The high cost of living in Arlington means that many families struggle to make ends meet. In its last fiscal year, volunteers from AFAC distributed over 975,000 pounds of food directly to Arlington families.

Farmers Market. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at N. Courthouse Road and N. 14th St. in Arlington. Enjoy a variety of vendors.