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.
Arlington residents who need help repairs on their house, can contact RPJ Housing, a local non-profit agency funded by Arlington County. Teams of volunteers do all the work free with skills ranging from novice to professional. These community members repair floors, ceilings, walls, doors and roofs; install grab bars, railings and smoke detectors; address minor plumbing and electrical repairs; build ramps, paint and attend to yard work. Priority is given to seniors, persons with disabilities and families with children. To obtain an application, simply call RPJ Housing at 703-528-5606 ext. 11 or visit http://rpjhousing.org/programs.html
The Army Officers' Wives' Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOWCGWA) and the AOWCGWA-Fort Myer Thrift Shop have welfare grant applications available. The official grant application must be received no later than April 15. Early submissions are encouraged. For eligibility requirements, information, instructions and to download the official Grant Application Form 2008-2009, visit http://aowcgwa.org/welfare.htm
Every Saturday through April 11, there is Free Tax Preparation. 10 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. First-come first-served. Visit wThursday/March 26
Application Deadline. 5 p.m., Arlington County has received an award of $36,216 of federal funds through Phase 27 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). These funds will supplement existing food and shelter programs in the county. Qualifying agencies interested in applying for these funds must contact Local Board Chair Indra Corea at 703-979-3380, ext. 102 for an application form.
Health Enrichment. UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Enjoy meditative movements, chant, readings and more. Visit www.kolaminvrc.org for more.
College Drinking Culture. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Parents can learn about colleges and drinking. Free. 703-536-4509.
Peace Corps Information Session. Noon at the office, 1525 Wilson Blvd. Learn about the Corps and speak to returned volunteers. Free. 202-692-1050.
Donate Old Bikes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Langston-Brown Rec Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Troop #149 Eagle Community Service Project. $10/suggested donation per bike. Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org or 703-525-0931.
Help. De-construct, pack, load and unload crates of canned food from the sixth annual Canstruction. On March 27, teams of local architecture firms will build imaginative structures entirely out of canned goods. The structures will be displayed for a week at Ballston Common Mall. When the event ends, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) needs volunteers to take the canned goods from the exhibit to its offices on Sunday, April 5.
Volunteers should be age 14 or older and able to lift crates of food. Visit http://www.afacinfo.org
Guided Walk. 7:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2222 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Family friendly walk and meditation. Free. Visit www.adventlc.us or 703-521-7010.
Support Group. 3 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Fall Church. PFLAG of Metro DC. Free. Visit www.pflagdc.org or 703-615-3834.