Mount Vernon 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 Hwy.
Thursdays/Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4
“Quench Your Curiosi-Tea.” 1 p.m. Free and open to the community. Each session is different. 1500 Shenandoah Rd. Call 703-765-4573 to reserve a seat. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
Mini Open House. 1 p.m. Tour Hollin Hall Senior Center with Jan Kestyn, enjoy refreshments, and peek in on some ongoing sessions. Call 703-765-4573. 1500 Shenandoah Rd.
Emergency Management. 10:30 a.m. Mount Vernon Seniors and Law Enforcement Together presents Emergency Preparedness and Response to Local Disasters. Open to the community. Call 703-765-4573 to reserve a seat. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Call 703-324-4600.
End of Summer Carnival. 4-7 p.m. Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce is hosting an End of Summer Carnival to Celebrate the grand opening of The Candlewood Suites Alexandria Fort Belvoir, 8847 Richmond Hwy. Ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.
Horticulturist Exam. The American Horticultural Society has partnered with the American Society for Horticultural Science to offer the ASHS Certified Horticulturist Examination at River Farm. Visit the ASHS website at ashs.org.
GOP. Afternoon. Noon to 2 p.m. Colonial Republican Women hosts an afternoon with Republican elected leaders and candidates at Lee District Park, at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Rose Hill Dr. Admission is $35 per person and $60 per individual family. To R.S.V.P. contact Deborah Bodlander firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Steiner at email@example.com