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Bulletin Board Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Bulletin Board

<i>To have a notice listed, e-mail gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412 with questions.</i>

Expect Respect program volunteers needed to present an educational program, which promotes healthy relationships to Alexandria youth. The volunteers present to 7th graders and high school students throughout the school year. The expected volunteer commitment is four to six hours per month and volunteers must have the flexibility to present during the school day. Volunteers are required to complete a one-day training. The training will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In-class observations will be scheduled after training is completed. For more information, contact Kim Hurley at 703-746-5030 or kim.hurley@alexandriava.gov.

Volunteer Career Mentors are needed to help under- and unemployed adults find jobs. Contact Sarah Schultz, employer partnerships manager at sarah@computer.core.org or call 703-931-7346 ext. 102 for more information. (www.computercore.org)

<b>Now Through Aug. 31

</b>Lend-A-Hand: Support Our Troops in Afghanistan. Five handcrafted businesses will collect donations of food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and other items to support a Virginia-based military unit serving in Afghanistan. At Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League, Imagine Artwear, Ten Thousand Villages, and La Muse. Old Town Farmers’ Market (Aug 21 & 28): 301 King Street, Alexandria. Visit www.handcraftedalexandria.com; 703-838-4565.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 28

</b>Expect Respect. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seeking volunteers to present an educational program which promotes healthy relationships to Alexandria youth. The volunteers present to 7th graders and high school students throughout the school year. The expected volunteer commitment is four to six hours per month. Contact Kim Hurley at 703-746-5030 or kim.hurley@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Friday/Sept. 8

</b>Chronic Illness Workshops. Learn to live well with chronic illness. For people with health problems like arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions and respiratory problems. Meets once a week for six weeks for two hours. At Sherwood Hall Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-324-5489.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 11

</b>The Big Event. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced the United We Serve campaign, a service initiative to meet community needs and help reverse the economic downturn. Volunteer Alexandria is hosting a youth service day in the spirit of the United We Serve campaign and September 11th’s designation as a national day of service. The event will bring together nonprofits, corporate sponsor and youth volunteers for one big day of service to offer one big thanks to the Alexandria community. Throughout the year, Volunteer Alexandria places volunteers in more than 500 nonprofit and government organizations, to provide much needed service to Alexandria. The Big Event is an opportunity for youth and community members to actively participate in giving back to the great community in which we are connected. Call 703-836-2176 or email intern1@volunteeralexandria.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 20

</b>Drop-In Bereavement Education. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care. Facilitated by Debby Wells, LCSW. Meets in the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8111 Tis Well Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-268-3867.

<b>Monday/Nov. 15

</b>Drop-In Bereavement Education. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care. Facilitated by Debby Wells, LCSW. Meets in the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8111 Tis Well Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-268-3867.