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Bulletin Board Oct. 17-23

Know of something missing from our community 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. For more volunteer opportunities, classes, announcements visit www.arlingtonconnection.com and click on Community.

Thursday/Oct. 20

Fall Gala Fundraiser. 7 p.m., take part in the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s "Catsino Night" at Historic Lobby A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. There will be games, auctions, music, food and drink. $10/person or $180/couple. Call 703-931-9241 or visit www.awla.org to download a RSVP card.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Candidate Forums. 11 a.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. Free. Features the Arlington County Board Forum.

Support Group. NAMI-Arlington sponsors a support group for parents of children, teens and young adults with a psychiatric diagnosis. Meetings are the third Sunday of each month, with the next meeting Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1-2:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St. For more information, contact Naomi Verdugo at 703-862-9588.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Tax Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Learn about tax deductions. 703-228-6417.

Documentary Showing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., will show "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" at 7 p.m. at the Church. Free. E-mail acbridgman@hotmail.com.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Inside a Homeless Shelter. Learn about the Residential Program Center and its job in helping Arlington residents who want to overcome effects of homelessness and/or substance abuse. 1554 Columbia Pike, 4-7 p.m. Free. 703-228-0022.

Monday/Oct. 30

Retirement Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to turn wealth into income during retirement. Free. 703-228-6417.

Monday/Nov. 5

Public Meeting. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will hold a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed Arlington Heights, Virginia Heights, and Monroe Courts Historic Districts, Arlington County at 7 p.m. in the Arlington County Office Building, Arlington County Board room on the third floor at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. For a copy of the district nomination and/or boundary map, contact Jean McRae, Virginia Department of Historic Resources at 804-367-2323 x-102 or E-mail: jean.mcrae@dhr.virginia.gov.

Holiday Sharing

The Salvation Army is seeking gift givers to provide clothing and/or toys for children under 13 years old from families that have applied for Christmas assistance. The Salvation Army provides Angel Tags listing first name, age, and gender and clothing sizes of children from the community. The tags may be collected from The Salvation Army at 518 South Glebe Road, Arlington or we can mail you the tags. Return the gifts to The Salvation Army by Dec. 8. Indra Corea, Caseworker, 703-979-3380 x102, or visit www.virginiasalvationarmy.org/ for more.

F.Y.I.

The East African Center is seeking motivated volunteers to help in a variety of ways in the Arlington area. They are an international development organization that works with women and children in very poor rural communities in Kenya. Seeking volunteers to work with our local staff (in the Arlington area) to help with outreach and communications, web-design, grants development and administrative tasks. Contact Theresa Wilson, President, 703-845-0208 or visit www.eastafricancenter.org for more.

Kettler Capitals Iceplex is now enrolling for the November/December session of Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey classes for Youth & Adults. Classes are offered every day of the week. Visit www.KettlerCapitalsIceplex.com for schedules and pricing.

Sign up now to be a Classroom Assistant in one of the Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) preschool classrooms. The students are 4-year-olds. You will assist a teacher in guiding the children through new adventures in reading, science, art, music and computer basics, among other skills. And of course, there’s play, games, field trips and much more. Call Patricia Chapman, 703-836-0214 or send an e-mail to pchapman@cfnc-online.org to set up a time.

VFW Post 3150 has authorized the formation of a Men’s Auxiliary to assist the Post in carrying out its mission among its fellow veterans and their families and the community of Arlington. Membership in the Men’s Auxiliary requires that the applicant be the husband, father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother or half-brother (who attained that status prior to age 16) of a veteran who was or is eligible for membership in the VFW. Those interested should contact the Post at 703-525-0108, e-mail cdrpost3150@va.vfwwebmail.com or Ernie Deal at 540-522-1158 or 703-979-5268.

In-person absentee balloting is now available for the Nov. 6, 2007 General Election in the Arlington Office of Voter Registration, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional hours on Thursdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 until 7 p.m. and Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, Nov. 3, when voting ends at 5 p.m.

The office will be closed on Oct. 8 in observance of Columbus Day. The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration address to be eligible to vote on Nov. 6 is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Qualified registered voters can download the application form at www.arlingtonva.us or contact the Office of Voter Registration at 703-228-3456 or by e-mail at voters@arlingtonva.us to request the application be mailed or faxed to them.

Project Acorn is a fall giveaway of approximately 750-1000 JamestownCherrybark Oak trees for the purpose of enhancing Arlington's environment and providing a living legacy of how our country was founded in 1607 at Jamestown. These trees are intended for planting primarily on private residential properties or in school yards.

To sign up as a coordinator for your Civic Association, send an e-mail to Alison Davis-Holland from the Maywood Community Association at thriftonhillpark@gmail.com with your name, phone number, street address, and the name of your Civic Association. For more information, visit the Friends of Thrifton Hill Park Web site at: http://thriftonhillpark.googlepages.com/projectacorn.

For breast cancer support or information including publications and newsletters, visit www.y-me.org or call the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Hotline at 1-800-221-2141 (English, with interpreters available in 150 languages) or 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish).v