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Votes

Bulletin Board: Sept. 11, 2012

Ongoing

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 held in the following locations:

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

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

  • Old Town Farmers’ Market, 301 King Street, 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

mgarlalex@gmail.com; staffed from 9 a.m. through noon, Monday through Friday, year round.

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 the website at www.ext.vt.edu.

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 is provided. To learn more about this opportunity, contact 703-558-0035 or amen@emergencyneeds.org. Visit www.emergencyneeds.org.

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, find the commission via the Agency on Aging website at

www.arlingtonva.us/aging, or contact Agency on Aging Assistant Director, Ms. Carolyn Ferguson, at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

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 mowvolunteers@yahoo.com.

Donations Needed. 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 St. Visit http://www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org.

Instruments Wanted. Instruments of any type or size — from a piano to a piccolo. There are schools and homes for them all in an orphanage in Haiti. Contact: Miriam Miller, Opera Guild of Northern Virginia for pick up. 703-536-7557; mcdm1@verizon.net; http://www.operaguildnova.org

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. For more information or an application, visit the Agency on Aging website at www.arlingtonva.us/aging.

Volunteers Needed. AHC Inc. is looking for volunteers to help middle- and high-school students with homework, and more importantly, 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. For more information or to sign up online, visit AHC's Teen Tutoring Program or call Mary Zambrano at 703-486-0626 ext. 140.

Every Friday Start Sept. 14

“Dance With PD” for Movement Impaired. 3:30-4:30 p.m. For individuals with movement disorders such as those connected with Parkinson’s disease. Persons at all levels of movement, including users of walkers and wheelchairs, are welcome. Care partners and friends may also join the class. The 10 week series are at the Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. No fee for Arlington residents. Call 703-228-4878.

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 pflagdc@gmail.com.

Monday/Sept. 10

Medicare and Medicare Prevention Services. 1 p.m. John Glowacky, Medicare Counselor from the Arlington Agency on Aging, DHS, will talk about Medicare services available to Arlington Seniors at Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St. Call 703-553-5800.

Tuesday/Sept. 11

Better Home for Seniors. 7 p.m. William Fuller, expert of Universal Design, will share tips with seniors to make home safer and better — a zero step entry, rear drain sinks and better designed cabinets. At Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. To register for this free presentation, call 703-228-0955.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Monthly Meeting. 12:30 p.m. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Arlington Chapter 7 will hold its regular monthly meeting on at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. Call Max Scruggs at 703-536-9148.




Thursday/Sept. 13

“Faith, Food, and Fellowship.” The Clarendon United Methodist Church will have a brief worship service at noon, a hot homecooked meal ($5) at 12:30, followed by a talk about “Calloway: Yesterday and Today” from 1-1:40 p.m. At 605 North Irving St. Visit www.morefaith.org or call 703-465-0341.

"The Affordable Care Act and You!" The Arlington County and City of Alexandria Commissions on Aging are sponsoring a forum on the Affordable Care Act, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Marc Steinberg from Families USA will give an overview of the ACA after the Supreme Court decision with an emphasis on how the ACA affects older Americans. For more information, contact Terri Lynch, director of the Arlington Agency on Aging, at 703-228-1733 or via e-mail at ArlAAA@arlingtonva.us.

Friday/Sept. 14

Free Lecture. 11 a.m.-noon. Understanding Medicare & Open Enrollment Season w/ John Glowacky of Arlington Aging and Disability Services. At 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.

Saturday/Sept. 15 and 22

Volunteer English for Speakers of Other Languages tutors. Literacy Council of Northern Virginia sponsors tutor training to help volunteers provide individualized English instruction. Tutors will teach area immigrant adults to learn to speak, read, and write English. The next ESOL tutor training workshop will be held in September. 9:30 am-3:00 pm. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. $40 for books and materials. E-mail volunteers@lcnv.org or call 703-237-0866 x111.

Saturday/Sept. 15 through Sept. 26

Senior Olympics. Participants must be 50 years of age by Dec. 31, 2012 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Events include track and field, swimming, tennis, golf, cycling, high jump, and more. Registration fee is $12. Call 703-228-4721 or visit www.nvso.us.

Monday/Sept. 17

Movie and Discussions. 10 a.m.-noon. Watch the movie "Gen Silent" about LGBT who are reluctant to get services they need because they fear discrimination, bullying and abuse, and some programs created to help overcome these issues. Participate in a discussion afterward about what can be done to improve the situation. The DHS Human Services Center, Sequoia building, 2100 Washington Blvd, in the Auditorium (lower level). To RSVP e-mail ArlAAA@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1733.

Wednesday/Sept.19

Fall Lawn Care. Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension/Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, learn what to do over the next several week to have a healthy lawn next spring. 7-8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. To register, call the Horticulture Help Desk at 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

Thursday/Sept. 20

Energy Efficiency Education Volunteer Training. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Join this program to learn hands-on skills in energy efficiency and weatherization. After the training program, volunteers will participate in work days to improve energy and water efficiency in low-income apartment buildings. Program requires commitment of 60 service hours per year and participants must be available on Saturdays. Contact the ACE office at energy@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406 for an application. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Saturday/Sept. 22

Alliance for Housing Solutions. 10 a.m.-noon. The Housing Study will include a comprehensive analysis of all county housing programs and multi-year strategic options. This forum will gather feedback about a scope of work and study process. Wakefield High School cafeteria.

Monday/Sept. 24

Movie and Discussions. 10 a.m.-noon. Watch the movie "Gen Silent" about LGBT who are reluctant to get services they need because they fear discrimination, bullying and abuse, and some programs created to help overcome these issues. Participate in a discussion afterward about what can be done to improve the situation. The DHS Human Services Center, Sequoia building, 2100 Washington Blvd, in the Auditorium (lower level). To RSVP e-mail ArlAAA@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1733.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

Healthcare Meeting. 7 p.m. The Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a meeting on the Affordable Health Care Act. Joanne Grossi, Region III Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will give a briefing on this important and timely topic. At Little Theater at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 North Stafford St. Free and open to public.

Thursday/Sept. 27

Energy Efficiency Education Volunteer Training. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Join this program to learn hands-on skills in energy efficiency and weatherization. After the training program, volunteers will participate in work days to improve energy and water efficiency in low-income apartment buildings. Program requires commitment of 60 service hours per year and participants must be available on Saturdays. Contact the ACE office at energy@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406 for an application. More information: www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

“Faith, Food, and Fellowship”. The Clarendon United Methodist Church’s Jill Wylot, Stylemaker, will present "Color Me Beautiful - Looking Good at Any Age!" and talk about choosing colors for your wardrobe, accessories and eyewear. At 605 North Irving St. Visit www.morefaith.org or call 703-465-0341.

Urban Agriculture. Join the discussion with Martin Ogle, former Chief Naturalist at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, on urban communities and their dependence on outside sources of food and energy. Learn how interconnected Earth systems offer exciting opportunities for the future of our community. 7 p.m. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Call 703-228-3599.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Your Retirement,Your Way Info Fair. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. At Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 North Culpeper St. This event will provide up-to-date information on retirement communities, fitness, leisure activities, health and wellness and support services. Call 703-228-6300.

Thursday/Oct. 4

Energy Efficiency Education Volunteer Training. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Join this program to learn hands-on skills in energy efficiency and weatherization. After the training program, volunteers will participate in work days to improve energy and water efficiency in low-income apartment buildings. Program requires commitment of 60 service hours per year and participants must be available on Saturdays. Contact the ACE office at energy@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406 for an application. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Saturday/Oct. 14

Energy Efficiency Education Volunteer Training. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Join this program to learn hands-on skills in energy efficiency and weatherization. After the training program, volunteers will participate in work days to improve energy and water efficiency in low-income apartment buildings. Program requires commitment of 60 service hours per year and participants must be available on Saturdays. Contact the ACE office at energy@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406 for an application. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Energy Efficiency Education Volunteer Training. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Join this program to learn hands-on skills in energy efficiency and weatherization. After the training program, volunteers will participate in work days to improve energy and water efficiency in low-income apartment buildings. Program requires commitment of 60 service hours per year and participants must be available on Saturdays. Contact the ACE office at energy@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406 for an application. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Social Action Linking Together (SALT) presents keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She will be discussing working effectively for social change. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. Runs from 9-11:30 a.m. at Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge-2188, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Visit www.S-A-L-T.org.