Arlington Know of something missing from the community calendar? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome. For more volunteer opportunities, classes, announcements visit http://www.arlingtonconnection.com and click on Community.
24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 14. Thousands of volunteers of all ages will pick up trash from different cleanup sites around the region. Find a cleanup site near you by visiting www.PotomacCleanup.org, or calling 202-973-8203.
Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN Inc.) seeks volunteers who will take social workers’ calls from home 1 to 5 p.m., one or two weekday afternoons per month. Approve requests for emergency financial assistance for their clients. Must have some computer skills to record requests on AMEN’s laptop computer. Training and ongoing consultation is provided. To learn more about this opportunity, contact 703-558-0035 or email@example.com. To learn more, see www.emergencyneeds.org
Now through Feb. 29
Artwork by Westen Muntain. Will display her reduction woodcuts based on memories of Italy, dreams of Ohio and the reality of Virginia. She works out at the Lee Arts Center in Arlington. Show held at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.
Mondays, Feb. 20 and 27
Meditation and Buddhism Introductory Class. Every Monday at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost $12. Living Meditation Series. Classes will include all the basics of meditation such as posture, why we meditate, and how we meditate. Classes will look at meditations for relaxation, developing a clear mind, kind heart and for healing. Everyone is welcome. Class taught by lay Buddhist Teacher, Chris Jamison. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Arlington Branch Location — The Griffin Center 3800 Fairfax Dr., Suite 5, Arlington. Call 202-986-2257 www.meditation-dc.org.
A Community Update on Capacity. 7 to 8:30 p.m. At Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. This forum will include an update by staff that includes the results of the School Board's discussions on capacity at their Feb. 8 work session. The program will also provide an outline of the next steps in the process and include a Q & A session.
Young Democrats Convention. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Washington & Lee High School Young Democrats Club, Arlington. The Convention will feature addresses from state and national leaders, including Congressman Jim Moran (D-08) and DPVA Chairman Brian Moran. At W&L High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington.
Financial Management Workshop. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Council on Aging Virginia resource Center is having a financial management workshop for seniors. At the Arlington Human Services Auditorium, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington. RSVP to 703-778-9506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Budget Presentation. 10:30 a.m. Arlington Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy will present the FY 13 Proposed School Budget. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. At the School Board Meeting Room, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. RSVP to Frank Bellavia at 703-228-6004 or by email.
Public Hearing on the Area Plan for Aging Services. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will be short presentations by representatives from organizations providing services to Arlington's older residents and time for public comments. At the Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY (703) 228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.
2012 Women of Vision Awards. 6:30 p.m. At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
Neuroscience and Neuroethics: Considering Nature, Nurture and Norms. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This program will bring together outstanding scholars to examine ways in which neuroscience can inform contemporary discussions about human nature, the human condition, and human relationships. At the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 North Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington. Admission is free of charge, but RSVP is required. Reply to Laurie Kinney at email@example.com. Visit the NELSI-4 web site at www.nelsi-4.com.
How you found out about your parents' divorce? Family therapist Vikki Stark is conducting a study of the impact on children of how they learned about their parents’ divorce. If you are an adult who was a child/teen when your parents got divorced or are currently a child/teen of divorce - help children in the future through your participation. Visit http://SurveyMonkey.com/s/ChildDivorceStudy to access the questionnaire online.
Arlington Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Call 703-522-0811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families is seeking applications from individuals interested in becoming community representatives on the Partnership Board. Board members work with the Partnership’s paid staff to facilitate conversations among various community and school groups in Arlington in an effort promote the Developmental-Asset-Based Model of child and adolescent development (http://www.search-institute.org/). Board membership involves regular attendance at a monthly meeting and active participation in one of our committees. See www.arlingtonpartnershipforyouth.org/. Interest individuals should contact Barbara Gomez (email@example.com) or Kim Durand (Kdurand@arlingtonva.us).
The Glee Club. A new show choir called The Glee Club is being formed as part of the expanded offerings of the Teens and Theatre Company in Arlington. The Glee Club will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Students will learn and even create routines to show tunes and pop songs. The Glee Club will be broken down into fall, winter and spring sessions so that students who participate in sports or other seasonal programs can still join. Registration forms are available online at www.teensandtheatre.org. Call 703-527-4061.
Our Lady Queen of Peace is seeking to replenish its food pantry. The following are particularly needed: rice (large bags appreciated, the pantry will rebag), dry beans (again, pantry will repackage), canned vegetables, soup, small jars of peanut butter, small jars of jelly, pasta and pasta sauce. 2700 South 19th Street. http://www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org/
PFLAG of Arlington. 3 to 4:30 p.m. PFLAG promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their families. Meets on the second Sunday of each month, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at George Mason Drive and Route 50. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.