Arlington Bulletin Board -- March 7-13

Arlington Bulletin Board -- March 7-13

Know of something missing from the community calendar? E-mail it to 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 and click on Community.

Donations of Dresses. Washington-Lee High School will once again be holding its annual "Formals For Five" sale on April 25 and 26. To enable all girls to afford a dress for Prom, gently used formal and semi-formal dresses are being collected, as well as jewelry and handbags. The sale will be open to girls at all Arlington high schools. All proceeds will be donated to Arlington Public Schools. Tax receipts can be obtained for value of donation. To donate a dress, contact Coordinator Kristi Berkland at for information on drop-off locations.

Rock Spring Garden Club of Arlington County will hold this spring its 2012 Garden of the Year Award

competition for Arlington gardens. One Arlington residential garden will be selected as Garden of the Year. Gardens can be nominated by a homeowner, neighbor, friend or relative. Applications will be available

by mid-March from RSGC's website:

Application deadline is May 1. Judging will take place in mid-May.

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, 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 To learn more, see

Thursday/March 8

Plans for Reevesland. 7 p.m. The Reeves farmhouse, outbuildings and remaining land are a significant historic resource for Arlington County as they are the remaining remnants of what was once one of many family dairy farms from the 19th and early-20th-century landscape in the Northern Virginia area. The local historic designation of the farmhouse and remaining land by Arlington County has ensured that it will be preserved but finding an appropriate adaptive reuse is the next step to keeping the structure usable for future generations. Arlington County will issue a Request for Proposal to attract individuals or organizations to commit to rehabilitating the structure for a new use. At Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street S., Arlington.

Saturday/March 10

Stop Bullying of LGBT Youth. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Panel discussion on bullying prevention. At the Unitarian Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington.

Tuesday/March 13

Gardening for Life: Getting Ready for Spring. 10 a.m. to noon. Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, will present a free workshop on how to get ready for spring gardening activities, including being kind to your body while gardening, using tools and pesticides safely, and reducing garden maintenance chores. At Thomas Jefferson Senior Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. To register, call the Horticulture Help Desk at 703-228-6414 or send email to

Wednesday/March 14

"Second Chance." Arlington's Innovative Substance Abuse Education Program for Teens. 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Arlington Committee of 100. At the Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road, Dining Room, Gerard Phelan Hall, Arlington. Reservations: 703-921-1124or email to

NARFE Chapter Meeting: Gardening in Arlington. 12:30 p.m. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE ) Arlington Chapter 7 will hold its regular monthly meeting. Guest speaker, Kim Haun, Arlington County community gardens coordinator and Court House Farmers’ market coordinator. At Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call Bill Braswell at 703- 241-5530.

Friday/March 16

New to Medicare Presentation. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free presentation to learn about the ABC's of Medicare and related insurance. At 2100 Washington Blvd. (Arlington County Human Services Center - Sequoia Plaza); Lower Level Auditorium. Call 703-228-1700.

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 Visit the NELSI-4 web site at

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 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

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 ( Board membership involves regular attendance at a monthly meeting and active participation in one of our committees. See Interest individuals should contact Barbara Gomez ( or Kim Durand (

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 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.

Second Sunday

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: