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Mount Vernon Bulletin Board 7/18/12

— Email announcements to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is the Thursday at noon.

Wednesday/ July 25

Open House Coffee: "Your Neighborhood Village" hosted by Mount Vernon At Home. Join members of the community to learn about the village movement in the Mount Vernon Community.

Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. RSVP to Mount Vernon At Home, 703-303-4060. Open to the public.

Wednesday/Aug. 1

School Information Meeting. Families living in zip code 22309, with rising kindergarteners who will attend Mount Vernon Woods, Woodlawn or Riverside Elementary schools are invited to bring rising kindergartners to a fun-filled, interactive and informative evening. Meet the principal. Learn about school registration requirements, ways to prepare the child for kindergarten, and before-and-after school care. 6-8 p.m. at the Stony Brook Apartments Community Center, 3426 Buckman Road in Alexandria. Contact Andrea Sobel at asobel@cox.net or 703-731-0838.

Sunday/Aug. 12

Annual Homecoming Worship Service. 12 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Darrell K. White and congregation of Bethlehem Baptist Church will celebrate their Annual Homecoming Worship Service. 7836 Fordson Road. For more details, call 703-360-4170 ext 29.

Ongoing

Vacation Bible School at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church is open for registration for those who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. The school takes place from July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, 8600 Plymouth Road, Alexandria. Register by phone at 703-360-4370 or on-line at www.plymouthhaven.org.

MVCCT's Summer Camp. Two-week sessions: July 30 to Aug. 10; Aug. 13 to 24; One week: July 23 to 27. Prices range from $270-$650, discounts for Early Bird, siblings, and all day attendance available. At Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. To register for camps, visit www.MVCCT.org.

UCM's Food Pantry depends on community donations. Canned meat and fish are needed, as well as canned soups, fruits and vegetables. Help by dropping off food donations at UCM’s main office, 7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria. UCM's food pantry accepts food donations Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UCM's Back Porch Thrift Store is in need of donations of furniture. UCM will pick up furniture, as well as other larger donations, or they can be dropped off at the back of the store Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange for pick-ups, call 703-768-7106, ext. 320. Located at the Mt. Vernon Crossroads Shopping Center at 7838 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.