Arlington Bulletin Board: Oct. 31, 2012

Arlington Bulletin Board: Oct. 31, 2012


Through Nov. 10

BID Boot Camp. A one-hour training class three times a week in Gateway Park at 1300 Lee Hwy. Victor Carcamo, a former professional soccer player and an experienced trainer, will use high-intensity interval training to lead the class. $25. Visit to register.

Plant Clinics. If you wonder how to grow great tomatoes, which tree is best for your home landscape, or what strange insect you have found, VCE Master Gardeners can help you find the answers at weekly Plant Clinics in the following locations:

Arlington County Farmer’s Market, intersection of N. 14th St. and Courthouse Road, Saturdays from 8-11 a.m., through Sept. 29.

Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic, 1015 N. Quincy St., Thursdays from 6:45-8:45 p.m., through Nov. 15.

Old Town Farmers’ Market, 301 King St., Alexandria, Saturdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 am, through Sept. 29.

Del Ray Farmers’ Market, intersection of Mt. Vernon and East Oxford Avenues, Saturdays from 8:30-11 a.m., through Sept. 29.

VCE Master Gardener Help Desk (703-228-6414), or Home gardeners are also welcome to visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office at 3308 S. Stafford St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and

Volunteers Needed. Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN Inc.) seeks volunteers who will take social workers’ calls from home 1-5 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 provided. Contact 703-558-0035 or Visit

Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences. Commission members are appointed by the County Board and must live or work in Arlington. For more information or an application, contact or Carolyn Ferguson at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or

Volunteers Needed. 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

Donations Needed. Our Lady Queen of Peace is seeking to replenish its food pantry. Particularly needed are rice (large bags appreciated, the pantry will rebag), dry beans, canned vegetables, soup, small jars of peanut butter, small jars of jelly, pasta and pasta sauce. 2700 South 19th St. Visit

Instruments Wanted. Instruments of any type or size — from a piano to a piccolo, for an orphanage in Haiti. Contact Miriam Miller, Opera Guild of Northern Virginia for pick up. 703-536-7557;;

Volunteer to Make a Difference. Enhance the quality of care and quality of life in Arlington's long-term care residences, advise public officials about long-term care needs in Arlington, and support access, availability and affordability in Arlington's long-term care residences by joining the Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences. Visit the Agency on Aging website at

Volunteers Needed. AHC Inc. is looking for volunteers to help middle- and high-school students with homework, and to be role models and mentors. Volunteers are needed once a week for about an hour and a half, from 6 -7:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. at six different AHC community centers. Visit AHC's Teen Tutoring Program or call Mary Zambrano at 703-486-0626 ext. 140.

Volunteers Needed. Northern Virginia Family Service seeks volunteers to serve as mentors to low-income seniors, Tuesdays and Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers will work one-on-one with seniors to help them plan and maintain monthly budgets, enroll in appropriate benefit programs and provide friendly support to lift the spirits of aging clients, among other duties. The position is located at Culpepper Gardens, 4435 North Pershing Dr. To sign up, contact Navara Cannon at or call 571-748-2536.

Lifeline Personal Alert System. Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health staff locally manage the personal emergency response system. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Monthly cost starts at $42. Call 703-558-6859 for more information.

Every Saturday

New Contemplative Worship Service on evenings at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St. 5 p.m. Communion will be served each week at the Contemplative Service and participants will be invited to light candles in remembrance of people for whom they are praying.

Call 703-536-5600 or visit

Second Sunday

PFLAG of Arlington. 3-4:30 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

Tuesday & Thursday

Free Mall Walking Program for Seniors. 8: 30-9:30 a.m. Walk at your own pace in a safe and friendly environment. Group stretch and cool down led by hospital staff. Call 703-558-6859. Ballston Common Mall (Food Court Level), 4238 Wilson Blvd.

Third Wednesday

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Carlin Springs. Free. Call 703-558-6859 for more information.

Mondays & Thursdays

Strength & Stretch For Seniors. 1-1:45 p.m. Improve range of motion, strength & bone health. All abilities welcome. $42. Mondays at Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr. Thursdays at Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.


Gentle Pilates. 9-10 a.m. and 11:35–12:35 p.m. A non-traditional mat Pilates class with modifications to suit all abilities. Learn proper form, strengthen core muscles & improve posture. $78. Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Gentle Yoga. 9:30-11 a.m. Restore flexibility, strength and ease tension. All levels welcome. $66. Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.


Tai Chi. 6: 15-7:15 p.m. Combine slow, flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong postures to foster a healthy, balanced mind and body. $80. 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Seniorcise: Maintain and regain strength and flexibility. 10-week session. $70. Join anytime at a pro-rated fee. 9–10 a.m. at Carlin Springs Health Pavilion; 9:15–10:15 a.m. at McLean Baptist Church; Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. $47. Calvary Methodist Church.


Yoga for Everybody. 6:30-8 p.m. This traditional approach to yoga reduces stress and increases strength and flexibility. $66. Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.

Second & Fourth Sunday of Each Month Through Dec. 9

Job Seekers' Support Group Meeting. 12:15 p.m. Arlington Temple United Methodist Church located at 1835 N. Nash St. is hosting Job Seeker and Career Enrichment Group meetings. The group is open to job seekers and those who are employed and wondering "what's next." Sessions are composed of readings, exercises and discussions to assist and hold members accountable for their own enrichment. Sign-up is required for participation. Contact the church office at or 703-525-6075 or at


Adaptive/Seated Yoga. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For older or physically challenged adults with limited mobility, chronic pain or neuropathy. Adaptive yoga emphasizes breathing, gentle stretching and going at one’s own pace. $66 Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd. To register for these classes or for more information, call 703-558-6859

Nov. 2-3

Reunion. The Washington-Lee High School class of 1972 is planning a 40th reunion. For more information, email or

Saturday/Nov. 3

Free Men’s Health Event. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Virginia Hospital Center will host a free men’s heath event, “The Guys Full Body Tune-Up.” Comcast SportsNet anchor Chick Hernandez will emcee the event at the Hospital’s John T. Hazel, MD Conference Center. The male focused health event will feature a 30-minute men’s health panel during which five physicians will discuss vital statistics tied to various health screenings, and target numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar men should know to stay in peak condition. The event will feature Sam Pappas, MD, Internal Medicine; Michael Notarianni, MD, Cardiology; Robert Mordkin, MD, Urology; Pradeep Gupta, MD, Gastroenterology; and Christopher Annunziata, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery.

Register at 703-558-6848 or Attendees of “The Guys Full Body Tune-Up,” will enjoy breakfast at the event and receive a free shaving travel bag while supplies last.

Sunday/Nov. 4

Storm Drain Marking. 2-4 p.m. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment in marking storm drains with a "Don't Dump" message in the Spout Run area of Arlington. For more information, send an email to or call 703-228-6406. Meeting location will be sent upon registration.

Thursday/Nov. 8

Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. Doorways for Women and Families will be the beneficiary of the annual Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser sponsored by Keller Williams Realty of Arlington. The agency hopes to raise $50,000 to help the organization cover a shortfall in funding. The cocktail reception and fundraiser called Bridging the Gap will be at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. The event features dinner by bites, drinks, and a silent and live auction with 100 items. Jazz vocalist Ayo Awosika will perform. Purchase tickets at Tickets are $75 each or $125 for two in advance, and $85 each and $150 for two at the door.

Friday/Nov. 9

Free Screening. 10:30–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center and Care Options will be sponsoring free, confidential memory screenings to promote proper detection of memory problems and provide education about successful aging. Call 703-237-9048 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Service for World Peace. In coordination with the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and the Jewish Etz Hayim Congregation, Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road) provides World Peace Sunday, featuring various events starting from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for details.

Monday/Nov. 12

Elder Services Award. 7-9 p.m. Culpepper Garden announces its fourth annual Elder Services Award at the Signature Theatre in Shirlington. The emcee will be Doreen Gentzler, Channel 4 news anchor. Recipients of these awards have demonstrated their dedication and service to the elder community in Arlington County and this year’s recipients will be Goodwin House Foundation and Arlington County Adult Protective Services. This event is open to the public and there is a suggested donation at the door. All donations are used to provide meals and custodial care for the residents of assisted living facility. Contact Lee Kaplowitz, director of development at 703-528-0162 or visit

Wednesday/Nov. 14

NARFE Chapter 7 Meeting. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Arlington Chapter 7 meets at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m., with refreshments, followed by presentations by guest speakers. The program is "Medicare and the Federal Retiree: Should I take Part B?" On-street parking is available on Henderson Road; also parking is permitted in the Culpepper Garden parking lot with a pass obtained at the front desk. The public is invited to attend. Call Max Scruggs at 703-536-9148.

Friday/Nov. 16

Living at Home Safely Presentation. This presentation will tell seniors how to live in a safe environment as well as discuss appropriate devices and tools that can enhance independent living.

Sunday/Dec. 2

Invasive Plant Removal. 1-3 p.m. Lacey Woods Park, N. Frederick St. and 11 St. N., Arlington. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment in working up a sweat as we get rid of unwanted plant invaders. Email or call 703-228-6406 for more information and to register.

Wednesday/Dec. 5

Tax Workshop. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will offer five IRS Tax Workshops for small- and medium-sized nonprofit organizations at various sites around the commonwealth from November through January.

The workshop will be led by experienced IRS exempt-organization

specialists. Topics covered will include tax-exempt status, unrelated business income, employment issues, Form 990 series, and required disclosures. A continental breakfast will be provided. The cost is $50 per person. Register online at until all spaces are filled. Participants may be eligible for Continuing and Professional Education credits from the Virginia Board of Accountancy, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from the Virginia State Bar, and Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the IRS. At the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington, 900 N. Glebe Road.

Sunday/Dec. 9

Affordable Housing Award Celebration. 6:30 p.m. The 4th Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award Celebration will focus on Faith+Vision+Action, and honor Jerry Morris, Michael Foster and The Church at Clarendon, Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. and Macedonia Baptist Church. The Celebration will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Friday/Dec. 14

Fit for the Holidays with Jessica Mack of VHC - Health Promotion. Join this discussion on how to maintain healthy behaviors, continue exercise practices and keeping the body stress free during the winter season.