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Mount Vernon Bulletin March 19-25

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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.

During the month of March, Curves of Mt. Vernon in Alexandria will participate in the 11th Annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. Curves of Mt. Vernon in Alexandria is also giving back to the community by waiving its normal service fee for any new member who brings in a bag of non-perishable groceries and joins through March 28. 703-360-9102.

Friday/March 20

Open House. 9 a.m.-noon at Alexandria Friends School, 3830 Seminary Road. Learn about the school. For more information, visit http://www.afriends.org/ or call 703-461-7222.

Saturday/March 21

Volunteer Session. 11 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Become a volunteer for Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates. Free. 703-273-3526 ext. 22.

Adoption Preparation Class. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at ACW, 100 Daingerfield Road. Learn about effects of orphanage life on a child and more. $125/person. RSVP by calling 703-549-7774.

Lecture. 9 a.m. at Courtyard Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave. $25-$30. “What Next for REIT’s” will be discussed. Visit www.aaiidcmetro.com for reservations.

Meeting. 9 a.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road. AAUW meeting. Enjoy a brunch. Reservations by March 18. $25/person. 703-960-0073.

Saturday/March 28

Job Fair and Entrepreneurship Expo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Bring resume, partake in workshops and more. Teens encouraged to attend. Free. Visit www.fairfaxmegajobfair.com.

Sunday/April 5

Palm Sunday Event. 4 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria. Hear music and more. Free. Visit www.wpc-alex.org for more.

Tuesday/April 14

George Washington Student Leadership Program. High school juniors and seniors can enjoy this free program on the character and contributions of the first president. Area high schools nominate the students. E-mail education@mountvernon.org for more.

Forum. 7 p.m. at Burgundy Farm Country Day School. Presentation on complex social world of childhood. Visit www.burgundyfarm.org to register.

Tuesday/April 21

Workshop. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. “Meeting the Challenge of Executive Functioning,” at Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave. in Alexandria. For more information, visit www.CommonwealthAcademy.org. The $80 fee includes all materials, snacks, and lunch.

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.