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Bulletin Board April 23-29

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Opportunity

The Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary is currently accepting applications for adult volunteers at 2501 Parkers Lane. A variety of positions are available. For further information, call 703-664-7260, or visit www.inova.org.

Two Success Strategies Assistants needed to work with a team of volunteers and a group of about 12 students to coach them on goal-setting, resume writing, and interview techniques. Visit www.volunteermatch.org for more.

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

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, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who would like to give financial contributions may mail them to the administrative office or visit www.bhnv.org and make a donation online using a credit card.

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.

Friday/May 8

Graduation. 7 p.m. at City Hall, 301 King St. See the graduates of the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Free. Visit www.plti-alex.org or 703-39-0233.

Saturday/May 9

Postal Service Food Drive. Zip codes 22301 through 22315 can leave out donations of nonperishable food for pick up. Bags of food can be placed by the mailbox by 9 a.m. for pickup throughout the day. All donations will be distributed to local charities. If a house is missed, call Brian McCormick, 571-278-3231.

Monday/May 11

Open House. 6-9 p.m. at Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe St. Attend the Eco-City Action Plan open house. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/eco-city for more.

Ongoing

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 Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary is currently accepting applications for adult volunteers. A variety of positions are available and every effort is made to match the volunteer's availability, interest and abilities. The hospital is located at 2501 Parker's Lane. Call 703-664-7260 or visit www.inova.org for more information.

Mt. Vernon Meals on Wheels is seeking a volunteer driver coordinator and a volunteer treasurer. For more information, please call Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Volunteer Intake Line: 703-324-5406, TTY: 703-449-1186, e-mail DFSAAAvolunteer@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa.

The Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club helps the children of this area enjoy special educational and recreational trips, summer camps, and many other healthy activities. For those who would like to give more service to the Mt. Vernon community, the club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. for dinner and a program at the Mount Vernon Country Club on Old Mill Road. Contact Bruce or Joanne Malkin at 703-360-7725 or jbmalkin@verizon.net

The Fairfax County Police Department is conducting their annual recruitment drive for their Auxiliary Police Officer Program (APO). Duties such as assisting with sobriety checkpoints, supporting training programs like the Sexual Assault Free and Empowered (SAFE) Class, conducting home security surveys and taking fingerprints at community events are just a few examples where APOs are needed. Applicants must be in good health, without a criminal record or history of drug use and not be an applicant for police officer in any jurisdiction. To learn more or sign up to begin the application process, call 703-280-0701 or auxiliarypolice@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Northern Virginia Habitat ReStore, located at 7770-G Richmond Highway, Alexandria (behind Gold's Gym), sells new and used building and home improvement materials to the general public. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. The ReStore is run by volunteers that dedicate their time and energy to the work of Habitat and we are in need of more volunteers. Call the store today at 703-360-6700 or stop by. For more information visit: www.restorenova.org.

Band musicians — young or old — bring instruments and play along with the Mount Vernon Community Band during their Tuesday evening band practices from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Mt Vernon High School Band Room. 8515Old Mt Vernon Road. No auditions. Just sit in and play along even if you are "rusty." Music and music stands will be provided. Call Ed Smith 703-768-8278 or Eric Leighty 703-768-4172.

Adoption Support Groups are forming in the Mount Vernon area. All members of the adoption triad, (adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents) are encouraged to call for more information about the groups as well as individual, couples, and/or family counseling. The groups will be held in the evenings. Contact Diana Tracey, licensed clinical social worker, at 571-245-0054.

Join the “Harmony Heritage Singers” Barbershop Chorus. Rehearse twice a month on Wednesday or Friday depending on the availability of the library at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Drop in on any rehearsal. Rehearsal schedule can be found at: http://members.cox.net/the perfectpitch/ or by calling James Coulter 703-957-4597 Email: jnjcoulter@comcast.net

The Alexandria Workshop of Ikebana International meets at the Hollin Hall Senior Citizen Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, at 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June except December and January. Ikebana is the Japanese art of floral arrangement. The group makes Ikebana floral arrangements, studies the history of the art and learns new techniques. New members are welcome. For more information call Julie Cimino at 202-544-5331.