Know of something missing from our community calendar? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
<lst> The Walter Reed Community Center is now home to Arlington's newest adult day health care center. It also contains a secured out-door garden area where participants can pace or just enjoy nature. For more information, to arrange a tour, or to schedule your free trial day, call Deborah Greenbush, Center Director at 703-228-0965
Marymount University will host a graduate Business Programs Information Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 a.m., at Marymount's Ballston Center - 1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington. There is no charge. To register call, 703-284-5902 or at www.marymount.edu/infosession
The third annual Home Maintenance Workshop sponsored by Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development/Housing Division and the Arlington Career Center will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Arlington Career Center, 816 South Walter Reed Dr. The objective of the program is to provide information and referrals regarding home improvements to Arlington residents. The program also offers the following classes to help residents self maintain their homes: plumbing, electric and heating/air conditioning. Classes are conducted by staff from the Arlington Career Center.
GWOT veterans are invited to join in an evening of camaraderie at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3150 on Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at 2116 North 19th St. Membership is not required. For more information call 703-525-0108 or visit www.vfw3150.com
The Front Page Restaurant, 3201 Wilson Blvd., is contributing a generous portion of its revenue between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., Tues., Oct. 14 in support of the women’s auxiliary of the Arlington Chapter of The Salvation Army. Anyone wishing to make a separate donation for the stockings should call The Salvation Army office at 703-979-3380.
The InfoExpo will take place at Ballston Common Mall. Practical information and useful giveaways will be provided by dozens of governmental and non-profit organizations. Free health screenings, flu shots, computer training, valuable door prizes and live entertainment will round out the program. The InfoExpo will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Ballston Common Mall. Admission is free and open to all. Flu shots will also be free to those bringing their Medicare cards. For more information, call 301-949-9766.
A free financial seminar series will be held at the Arlington County Public Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call 703-228-6417 or email@example.com for more information. Classes are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday nights. Oct. 8:
Long-term care insurance.
Controlling paper clutter.
Oct. 22: A session on how to
find reputable and reasonable
Green Money: Environmentallyfriendly
practices that put money in
Preschool and Kindergarten Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Gather curriculum, registration and tuition information from a variety of private, parochial, and public schools all at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 North Thomas St. Free. Call 703-528-6781 x24 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Attend the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership’s annual meeting and networking event to be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30pm at Holiday Inn Arlington, 4610 N. Fairfax Dr. Meeting activities include a presentation on Business Improvement Districts (BID) by The Urban Agenda on behalf of the Ballston BID Committee. This is an opportunity to learn about what a BID is and the role they can play in enhancing urban communities. Urban development expert Betsy Jackson from The Urban Agenda will also field questions related to BIDs.
Help prepare yourself, your family and your community for an emergency by participating in the Be Ready Alexandria/Arlington Medication Dispensing Exercise on Saturday, Nov. 8. Just walk into one of the exercise sites between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up simulated medications for yourself, your family and any neighbors you would assist in the event of a real emergency. Arlington County exercise sites are Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 18th St. South and Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St. For more information call 703-228-5580 www.arlingtonva.us/dhs.
Arlington County will host a series of community conversations this fall that will bring together community members of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and perspectives in a civil and supportive environment. Free, but registration is required, 703-228-
∗ Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson Road
∗ Sunday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., Drew Model School, 3500 S. 23rd St.
Greenbrier Learning Center needs volunteers for its after-school program with 3rd-5th graders in South Arlington. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, have a strong interest in working with children, be motivated, and have the ability to provide tutoring to 3rd-5th grade students. 703-379-6488 x104, email@example.com.
Arlington Free Clinic will be holding an online auction in addition to their Benefit Gala Silent Auction on Oct. 18. The online auction will be available beginning on Sept. 1 and will run through Oct. 20. It will feature items such as restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets and vacation getaways. View the items at www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org. For more information on the online auction or the gala, contact Jody Steiner Kelly at 703-979-1425, ext. 43 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer movers are needed to assist families in the HomeStart (transitional housing) program. The families that Doorways serves often in need of assistance moving into their new homes or picking up and delivering donated furniture items. Looking for volunteers who have access to trucks and/or could lend a hand in assisting families transitioning out of homelessness. Movers would help families moving in or out of Doorways HomeStart Program (formerly the transitional housing program) on an as-needed basis. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and able to lift small and/or large pieces of furniture. Contact Candice Lopez, Community Resources Manager, 703-522-8858 x13 or visit http://www.doorwaysva.org
Capital Hospice, is looking for daytime volunteers with diverse backgrounds who want to aid their community through Patient/Family Care, Translating Languages (especially Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese) and more. Call Capital Hospice at 703-538-2065 and ask to speak with a Volunteer Services Coordinator or visit www.capitalhospice.org. Eighteen hours of training, provided. Patient Care volunteers must take a TB skin test and complete a criminal background check, provided at no cost.
The “Live And Let Live” Alanon Family Group (www.alanonva.com/) provides a safe and dependable space where GLBT people gather to disciss the 12 Steps and Traditions of Al-Anon Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington.
Starting now, those who live, work in and visit Arlington County can register for Arlington Alert by texting “1776” to 411911. Arlington County uses Arlington Alert, to contact citizens when an emergency occurs via cell phone, e-mail, pager, BlackBerry, wireless PDA and XM Satellite Radio. In addition to enrollment via text message, Arlington Alert is available on the internet at www.arlingtonalert.com.
Volunteer Nurses are needed to work in the Communicable Diseases Clinic of the Arlington County Department of Human Services. Nurses must have Virginia license, current CPR card, and liability insurance. Orientation and training will be provided. Volunteers must be able to work two clinics (Thursdays) per month. Contact Tracey Hess at 703-228-5664. Located at 800 S. Walter Reed Drive.
Arlington’s Youth Team is for young volunteers ages 12 - 18 and provides a way for young people to volunteer for the Red Cross in a fun, social setting, while providing necessary services to the Arlington community. During the school year, the Youth Team has meetings once every other week in the evening, along with weekend and evening projects. During the summer, the Youth Team is much more active, with volunteer projects occurring 3-4 times per week during the day. All volunteers (youth and adult) must first attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held approximately twice per month. You can find specific dates on www.arlingtonredcross.org. Volunteers age 18 and older must complete a background check. Contact Heather Pritchett, Volunteer Services Coordinator, 703-527-3010 x735.