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Bulletin Board March 18-25

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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 City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation assistance to qualified residents during the 2009 tax season. Tax preparation sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, through April 15. The sessions will be held in the lobby of the Alexandria Department of Human Services, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. Contact Suzanne Kratzok, coordinator of community resources, at 703-838-0762 (703-836-1493 TTY) for more information. First come-first serve.

The City of Alexandria has begun mailing applications for the City’s Tax Relief Programs for the Elderly or Totally and Permanently Disabled. All previous participants and those who have requested applications will be receiving the materials. If at least 65 years of age as of Nov. 15, 2009, or are permanently and totally disabled, a resident may qualify. For more information or to obtain an application, visit www.alexandriava.gov/taxrelief or contact Taxpayer Services at taxrelief@alexandriava.gov or 703-838-4572.

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 City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and the Alexandria Sanitation Authority announces its first annual award program, The Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award, to select and formally recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated their commitment to protecting the natural environment and promoting environmental sustainability. In addition to Alexandria citizens, an Alexandria group, club, organization or corporate neighbor may also be nominated. Nominations must be received by April 3. Nominations should be addressed and mailed or delivered to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission (Alexandria City Hall, Office of Environmental Quality, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314).

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.

Thursday/March 19

Happy Hour/Membership Night. 7 p.m. at Mango Mike’s, 4580 Duke St. Learn about the Alexandria Jaycees and how to get involved. E-mail director4@alexjaycees.org or visit www.alexjaycees.org for more.

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

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. 8:30 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. Share a vision for a healthier Alexandria. Enjoy food, prizes and more. RSVP to 703-838-4400 ext. 263.

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.

Monday/March 23

Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center, 2460 Eisenhower Ave. Enjoy a talk on alternative energy. $22/member or $27/nonmember for lecture plus dinner. 703-549-4696 for reservations.

Wednesday/March 25

Parent Programs. 6:30 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School. Parents can learn how to help teens make decisions regarding career planning. Free. 703-824-6833.

Meeting. 7 p.m. at Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. Discuss water quality in Hunting Creek, Cameron Run and Holmes Run. Free. 703-583-3804.

Thursday/March 26

Meeting. Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting. Moms, dads, partners, caregivers and children are all welcome. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. Visit arlalexva.holisticmoms.org or 703-824-6167.

Saturday/March 28

“Generation to Generation” Gala. Senior Services of Alexandria will honor five families who represent the importance of generations of civic leaders who create strong and caring communities: T.J Fannon and his son Thomas Fannon; Bud Hart and his daughter Mary Catherine Gibbs; Vola Lawson and her son Peter Lawson; John McEnearney and his daughter Maureen Dunn, and Melvin Miller and his daughter Ericka Miller.

The annual gala will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Contact June Geoffray at 703-836-04414, ext. 14 or developmentssa@comcast.net.

Wednesday/April 1

Meeting. Computer CORE is sponsoring Career Connections, a monthly job networking group for jobseekers of all kinds. Career Connections will meet the first Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be from 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King St. For more information or to RSVP, contact Beth Lovain: beth@computercore.org or 703-931-7346 ext. 102.

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.

Monday/April 13

Public Hearing. 4 p.m. at City Hall, 301 King St. Discuss the budget. Free. Visit alexandriava.gov for more.