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.
Volunteers Needed. AARP Tax-Aide, a free, national volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service for low to moderate income and elderly citizens, is currently in need of volunteers to electronically complete and file federal and state income tax forms for the 2013 tax season. Volunteers of all ages and background are welcome. The program will offer free five-day training using IRS computers and software. Volunteers become IRS Certified Tax Counselors after completing the training and passing the IRS examination. Trainings sessions will be held in Annandale, Centerville and Alexandria in December 2012 and January 2013. Volunteers interested in the program should visit: www.aarp.org/taxaide. Email will be sent in December announcing the specific, dates and times the above sites will be opened for the 2013 tax season.
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.
Baseball Open Game. 9 a.m. Join the opening of Fort Hunt Little League’s fall season AA game at Darsey Baseball Field. There will be cake and a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a baseball game. Plymouth Haven Baptist Church (field adjacent to parking lot), 8600 Plymouth Road.
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.
Volunteer Fair. 6:30-8 p.m. Teens can discover how to make their volunteer hours count at volunteer fair. Middle and high school students and their parents are invited to meet representatives from local organizations that offer volunteer opportunities. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln. Call 703-765-3645.
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
Discussion on Sex Trafficking. 7 p.m. The Mount Vernon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the public to a free presentation by state Sen. Adam Ebbin on the topic of Child Sex Trafficking in Northern Virginia. Ebbin will discuss a recent Virginia law on preventing child sex trafficking through disseminating information in schools. The meeting will be held at Sherwood Hall Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Call Jeanne Gayler at 703-765-7866.
Oct. 15-Dec. 7
Medicare Open Season. Howard Houghton will discuss what people need to know about the 2013 Medicare health and drug plans at these free Fairfax County presentations. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/vicap.htm for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. Groveton Senior Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy, Suite 325. Registration not required.
Monday, Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd. Call to register: 703-765-4573, TTY 711.