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.
<lst>Volunteer gardeners needed to plan and help maintain a vegetable garden at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. The garden is an intergenerational project shared by both youth and seniors anxious to learn and participate. For more information, call Jessica Vasquez, area supervisor, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-0948.
Learn how to be a volunteer coach for two computer based programs on brain health and fitness. Arlingtonâ€™s Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) is currently offering two Posit Science programs. For more information, call Jessica Vasquez, area supervisor at 703-228-0948.
<cal1>Wednesday, May 27
<cal2>Discussion on Invasive Ornamentals and Sustainability. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington. Speaker: John Peter Thompson. Pre-registration and advance payment required. Call 703-228-6400 to register. Fee: $10/person (check or cash only).
<cal2>Arlington Heritage Alliance meeting. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Program on Preservation Perspectives in Arlington, 1989-2009. At the Tiffany Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Go to www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
<cal1>Thursday, May 28
<cal2>Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter meeting. 7-8:45 p.m. Topic: "Nourishing Healthy Kids: From Toddler to Teen." NRECA Building, Room CC2, 4301 Wilson Blvd., (free garage parking), Arlington.
<cal2>Food Collection Drive. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arlington Area Zonta Club will collect food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center at Cherrydale Safeway, 3713 Lee Highway, Arlington. Visit www.zontaarlingtonarea.org or www.afac.org or contact Christine Lucas, AFAC Executive Director at 703-845-8486 or afacChristine@aol.com.
<cal2>Career Power Day. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, 90-minute tutorial sessions for working and job-seeking adults. Strayer Universityâ€™s Arlington Campus, 2121 15th St., North Arlington (above Courthouse Metro Station). Participants must register in advance by calling 703-283-1767.
<cal2>Master Gardenersâ€™ Spring Program. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bonair Parkâ€™s Quarry Shade Demonstration Garden. Learn about different types of shade, planting for continuous bloom and foliage. Bon Air Park is at 850 North Lexington at Wilson Blvd. Call 703-228-6414.
Storm Drain Marking. 1 to 3 p.m. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment at several Arlington locations to mark storm drains with "Don't Dump" decals to remind everyone that anything entering our storm drains impacts our local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Call 703-228-6406 or email@example.com for meeting locations and details.
<cal2>Heart Gallery Opening Ceremony. 6 p.m. Union Jacks British Pub in Ballston Common. Arlington Countyâ€™s Foster Care/Adoption Programâ€™s partnership with the Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery that brings awareness to children in foster care who are up for adoption. Karen Kaldenbach, 18, will speak on her experience with adoption.
<cal2>Building a Green, Clean Energy Future in NOVA: Tools for Change. 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Learn skills to send a strong message to the public and elected officials to work for a healthy planet and move forward to a clean energy economy. NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. Questions? Lauren Glickman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Cat Adoptions. Noon to 8 p.m. Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Adoption fee is free.
<cal2>After-Care for Ex-Prisonersâ€™ Workshop. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Catholic Charitiesâ€™ Prison Ministry and Truro at Burke Hall, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. Call 703-841-3832 or go to www.ccda.net.
<cal2>Green Living Home and Garden Tour. 1-5 p.m. Tour showcases environmentally-friendly properties throughout Arlington featuring green renovations, native plant gardens, solar panels, rain barrels, and much more. A $5 donation is suggested. Self-guided tour brochure is available at www.arlingtonenvironment.org or by calling 703-228-6406.
<cal2>Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. $55 registration, $45 Center Circle Donors (members). To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.
<cal2>Paying It Forward Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Centura College campus, 6295 Edsall Road, Alexandria. Red Cross Blood Mobile, free food, chair massages, blood pressure screening, face painting, raffles. Call 703-778-4444.