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Bulletin Board April 16-22

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Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc., www.bhnv.org, is requesting donations for small gift bags as part of their Women’s Day Event on April 30. Bethany House would like to provide these gifts for the women victims of domestic abuse to brighten their day. Donations can be dropped off at the administrative office of Bethany House at 6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 303. To make a financial contribution, visit www.bhnv.org.

The SARA program is looking for compassionate listeners, both English speaking and bilingual, who would be comfortable talking to sexual assault survivors and their families. To register for the SARA training and/or receive more detailed volunteer information, visit www.alexwomen.com.

Computer CORE is looking for volunteers. To request an application, e-mail Victoria@computercore.org.

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club, the eighth and newest franchise of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, is looking for host families for the upcoming 2009 season. To volunteer as a host family, contact Aces general manager, Brian Midkiff, at 703-232-8869, or e-mail Brian at brian@alexandriaaces.org.

The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards that honor local residents and organizations. Nominations must be submitted by April 30. To find the nomination form, visit alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/humanrights/awardsNotification.pdf.

The Alexandria Archaeological Commission is now accepting nominations for the Bernard "Ben" Brenman Archaeology in Alexandria Award. Nomination forms are available at www.alexandriaarchaeology.org or by calling the Alexandria Archaeology Museum at 703-838-4399. The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 1.

The community is invited to participate in "Spring for Alexandria," a three-day celebration of giving and service throughout the city. Spring for Alexandria offers multiple opportunities for residents to become involved, including the Generations of Giving Gala on April 30; the Business Philanthropy Summit, Day of Service and Celebration on Market Square on May 1; and Lemonaide Day on May 2. For more information, call 703-836-2176 or visit www.springforalexandria.org.

Fort Ward Museum is accepting applications for its Civil War Kids’ Camp, a week of learning and fun for boys and girls ages 8 to 12. Participants explore the lives of Civil War soldiers and civilians with marching, drilling, re-enactor guest appearances, games, crafts and other activities. Civil War Kids’ Camp runs Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fort Ward, 4301 West Braddock Road. Registration is limited to 24 participants; spaces fill quickly, and applications are accepted on a first-come basis. Registration, including souvenirs and healthy snacks, costs $250 per child, and there is limited scholarship assistance based on financial need. For more information or to sign up, contact Fort Ward Museum at 703-838-4848 or visit www.fortward.org.

The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, is now registering for a three-day camp for children ages 5 through 7. The Clio’s Kids Mini-Camp introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing, crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places. Clio’s Kids runs from Tuesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp will be held at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street. The cost is $105, which includes snacks and souvenirs, and advance registration is required. To register or to learn more, call 703-838-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.

Then older kids will have an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of a museum at a new one-day Curator Camp. During Curator Camp, kids ages 11 through 14 will learn about museums from the inside out. Campers will meet the people who make The Lyceum work, take an exclusive tour, learn about and touch real historic artifacts, and work as a team to create a small exhibit. Campers, their family and friends return to The Lyceum on a later date for their exhibit opening reception. Curator Camp is one day only, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and costs $75 including snacks and souvenirs. To sign up or to learn more, call 703-838-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.

Saturday/April 18

College Survival 101 Program. 8:30 a.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St. High school juniors and seniors can attend this and learn about all aspects of college. 703-310-6190.

Blood Drive. 7:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, 1427 W. Braddock Road. Donate blood in honor of Greg Berry and then enjoy some of his favorite treats. Schedule an appointment at www.soltys.org/blooddrive/.

Sunday/April 19

Chinese Corner. 2-4 p.m. at Sampan Café, 6116 Franconia Road. All levels welcome to speak Chinese but learn about the language. Free. 703-868-1509.

Monday/April 20

UKSNA Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at Durant Center. Ask questions of the school board members.

International Adoption. 6-8 p.m. at Adoption Center of Washington, 100 Daingerfield Road, Suite 101. Free. RSVP to 703-549-7774.

Tuesday/April 21

Lecture. 9 a.m. at Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave. Parents, teachers, counselors and anyone working with students with learning challenges can attend. $80/person includes all materials, snacks and lunch. Register at www.landmark.edu/nova.

Wednesday/April 22

Forum. 7 p.m. at George Washington Middle School. The 10 candidates for City Council will present ideas and answer questions. Free. 703-549-3367 or 703-823-1801.

Meditation Workshops. 6:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. 703-519-5900.

Thursday/April 23

Waterfront Plan Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at location to be determined. Discuss ideas for the future of the waterfront. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/waterfront or 703-838-3866 ext. 665.

Commonwealth Republican Women’s Reception. 7 p.m. at Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St. Ed Gillespie will speak. Free. 757-748-4374.

Lecture. 8 a.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Ric Edelman will talk about how to handle investments. For reservations, 703-595-8530.

Monday/April 27

Meeting. "Immigration: Realities and Practicalities" at Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner ($27 non-members) at 6:45 p.m.; program ($5 non-members) 7:15 p.m. Dinner reservations required. For information or reservations, contact Sherry Brown, 703-549-4696 or agendaalexandria@aol.com.

Wednesday/April 29

Lecture. 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church nave, 228 S. Pitt St. "Latrobe Lecture" presented by Richard Guy Wilson. Free. 703-549-3312 ext. 21.

Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Virginia Tech Alexandria Center, 1021 Prince St. "Leed for Neighborhood Development: The Next Wave of Code Reform." Free. 703-706-8132.

Meditation Workshops. 6:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. 703-519-5900.

Thursday/April 30

Waterfront Plan Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at location to be determined. Discuss ideas for the future of the waterfront. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/waterfront or 703-838-3866 ext. 665.

Ongoing

The operating hours for the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center have changed. The center’s new operating hours will be Monday –Thursday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703-519-2160.

The fatherhood program "Fathers in Touch" is looking for volunteers. It is composed of a 12-week parenting course using the 24/7 Dad curriculum and three supervised visitation activities to promote strong relationships between fathers and their children. The program is free to all participants and will be held at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., from Feb. 3 through April 28. For additional information on the Fathers in Touch Program, contact Erick King at eking@cyep.org or visit www.cyep.org.

Hopkins House (www.hopkinshouse.org) is a local charity that provides preschool services for children and offers family education workshops for parents. This time of year donations of facial tissue, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, batteries, construction paper, and crayons are needed. 703-539-4232 ext. 4086.

The City of Alexandria and Volunteer Alexandria have teamed up on a program called "Snow Buddies," to provide snow removal assistance for low-income homeowners or occupants who are elderly or disabled. The City and Volunteer Alexandria will match eligible residents with volunteers who can shovel their snow. Residents are encouraged to apply for this program in advance to ensure that their sidewalks can be cleared in enough time to avoid City fines and/or snow removal charges. To apply 703-838-4800. To become a volunteer contact Kelly Sazama of Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176.

The Alexandria Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Contact 703-684-6190 or visit www.naacpalexandria.org.

Greenlight Toastmasters International meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Visit greenlight.freetoasthost.info or 703-569-4810.