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Tuesday-Saturday/Aug. 27-31

Wait-List Application. The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) announced the opening of the Arlington Mill Residences leasing office and the process for submitting a wait-list application. Wait-list applications received between Aug. 27 and Aug. 31 will be entered into a lottery in order to determine wait-list priority. Applications received on or after Sept. 1 will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The wait-list application is available apah.org, under News and Updates. Applicants can print out the form and submit it in person to the leasing office or via e-mail to arlingtonmillapts@paradigmcos.com. Applications received prior to Aug. 27 will not be accepted; applications received after Aug. 31 will not be eligible for the initial lottery.

The temporary leasing office is located at 1001 S. Frederick St. Apt. 1031. The office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The leasing office phone number is 703-566-6213. Visit www.arlingtonmillapts.com.

Sunday/Sept. 1

Application Due. The Rotary Club of Arlington is accepting Global Grant Scholar applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. If selected, the applicant will compete for one of two, one-year international post-graduate scholarships provided by the Northern Virginia Rotary District. Individuals seeking endorsement from the Arlington Rotary Club should have some affinity for Arlington. Applications can be mailed to the club address (Arlington Rotary Club, PO Box 100038, Arlington, VA 22210) or scanned and e-mailed to the club coordinator Chris Mallin (cmallin@gmail.com). The application and additional information on this program is available at: /www.rotary7610.org/scholarships.htm.

Tuesday/Sept. 3

Civic Federation Candidate Night Forum. 7:30 p.m. at Hazel Auditorium, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Drive. Interact with candidates seeking public office in November. Free.

Thursday/Sept. 5

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at La Cote d’Or, 6876 Lee Highway. The Arlington Rotary Club welcomes Stephen Brundage for an update on Africa. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Information Session. 10 a.m.-noon at the Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Information on adoption, children’s needs, foster family support and certification process. Call 703-228-1559 or e-mail openheartsopenhomes@arlingtonva.us.

Fall Course Preview. 9 a.m.-noon at GMU-Arlington, Founders Hall, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive. Instructors at Encore Learning will talk about their upcoming courses. Information on membership, clubs and special events will be available. Open to members and those age 50 and older. Visit www.EncoreLearning.net or 703-228-2144.

Monday/Sept. 9

Meeting. 1 p.m. at Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St. Liz Crenshaw, consumer advisor for NBC4 News will talk. Free. Refreshments will be served. 703-553-5800.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

Black Belt for High Performing Leaders Workshop. 9 a.m. at Marymount University’s Ballston Campus, 1000 North Glebe Road. Dr. Bill Combs, assistant professor of management at Marymount University, will be trainer for the workshop. Combs has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations in defense contracting and management consulting. The workshop is $99 per person and breakfast will be provided. Visit www.leadershiparlington.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

Meeting. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Arlington Chapter 7 will hold its regular monthly at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m. with refreshments, followed by presentation by guest speaker Theo Stamos, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington and the City of Falls Church, who will address the problems of identity theft and other crimes often targeting the elderly. Call Max Scruggs 703-536-9148.

Ceremony. Arlington County will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 184 victims who lost their lives at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The event is open to the public. Starts at 9:30 a.m. with a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Hear “Taps” and see the presentation of the colors.

Thursday/Sept. 12

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at La Cote d’Or, 6876 Lee Highway. The Arlington Rotary Club welcomes Pete Smith, owner of SmithImpact. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Foster Parent Training. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane. Adults age 21 and over can train to become a certified foster parent, and is required for families interested in becoming short-term weekend foster providers. To register visit www.nvfs.org or contact Ginny Snaider at gsnaider@nvfs.org or 571-748-2557.

23rd Psalm on 23rd Street. The churches of 23rd Street will celebrate their presence in South Arlington with a day of fundraising, fellowship and music. All events are open to the community. 8-10 a.m. there will be a pancake breakfast at Calvary United Methodist Church. $5/person and benefits Capital Area Food Bank. Other events include “Feed the Need,” ice cream and cake, and choir concert. E-mail adventlc@hotmail.com for more.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

ABCD’s of Medicare. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Arlington County Human Services Center, 2100 Washington St. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County, and are newly eligible for Medicare or are a caregiver of someone on Medicare, learn the ABCD’s of Medicare and related insurance. Free. Registration required, 703-228-1700.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at La Cote d’Or, 6876 Lee Highway. The Arlington Rotary Club welcomes Sue Pyatt, owner of Kinderhaus Toys. Vist www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Training Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Become a Basic Literacy tutor and help English-speaking adults to learn to read and write. $50 for books, materials and other supplies. Must attend both sessions (Saturday, Sept. 28). To register e-mail volunteers@lcnv.org or 703-237-0866 ext. 111.

Foster Parent Training. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane. Adults age 21 and over can train to become a certified foster parent, and is required for families interested in becoming short-term weekend foster providers. To register visit www.nvfs.org or contact Ginny Snaider at gsnaider@nvfs.org or 571-748-2557.

Friday/Sept. 27

Fall Risk Assessment. 1 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. The assessment will provide participants with a personalized evaluation of their risk for a fall, recommendations on how to reduce or eliminate those risks, and provide education about successful independent living. To schedule an appointment, please call 703-558-6861.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Foster Parent Training. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane. Adults age 21 and over can train to become a certified foster parent, and is required for families interested in becoming short-term weekend foster providers. To register visit www.nvfs.org or contact Ginny Snaider at gsnaider@nvfs.org or 571-748-2557.

Saturday-Sunday/Sept. 28-29

Bead & Jewelry Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taking Place at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike (Route 236), Annandale, VA in Building CE. The event, put on by The Northern Virginia Bead Society, costs $6. For tickets visit www.NVBS.org.

Monday/Sept. 30

Application Deadline. For a number of years, Arlington County has been awarding grants to non-profit organizations in the community who help residents with disabilities. The grants are administered by Arlington’s Disability Advisory Commission, which has released the grant application packet for the 2015-2016 Regional Grants to Disability Groups. Grants are awarded to non-profit groups providing services to Arlington residents with physical and sensory disabilities. Successful projects increase or maintain independence and community integration through empowerment focused services. These grant awards are for two fiscal years, FY2015 and FY2016. Average grants are approximately $20,000, but vary depending on the project. Grant proposals are due no later than Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Disability Advisory Commission will review proposals and make funding recommendations to the County Board in early 2014.

The Grant Proposal Application Packet may be downloaded on the Disability Advisory Commission’s webpage. Contact Anna Maynard at 703-228-7096 (v/tty) or amaynard@arlingtonva.us for further information.

Sunday/Oct. 6

The Beacon Expos. 12-4 p.m. at Ballston Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard. The Expo will feature speakers, health screenings, resources, information and entertainment for older adults and their families. Bob Levey will give the keynote address. Call 301-949-9766.

Monday/Oct. 7

Rehearsals Begin. NoVA Lights Chorale invites singers of all ages and musical abilities for their Dec. 8 performance of “Winter Variations.” Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. There are no auditions. NoVA Lights Chorale, based in Arlington, welcomes singers from across the metropolitan area. Visit www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com or email novalightschorale@gmail.com.

Tuesday/Oct. 8

Medicare Information Meeting. 3-4 p.m. at at Arlington County Human Services Center, 2100 Washington St. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County, and are newly eligible for Medicare or are a caregiver of someone on Medicare, learn how to use the Medicare Planfinder and what to look for in Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans. Free. Registration required, 703-228-1700.

Friday/Oct. 11

Medicare Information Meeting. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at at Arlington County Human Services Center, 2100 Washington St. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County, and are newly eligible for Medicare or are a caregiver of someone on Medicare, learn how to use the Medicare Planfinder and what to look for in Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans. Free. Registration required, 703-228-1700.

Tuesday/Oct. 15

Political Forum. 6 p.m. at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Young Professionals can hear directly from political candidates and engage them on issues relevant to them. Register at https://nvulypnpoliticalforum.eventbrite.com/.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Meeting. 12:15 p.m. at La Cote d’Or, 6876 Lee Highway. The Arlington Rotary Club foundation talk. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Thursday/Dec. 5

Meeting. 12:15 at La Cote d’Or, 6876 Lee Highway. The Arlington Rotary Club election of officers. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Grants

Friends of the Planetarium has recently established a new Grants for Teachers program. They have offered APS a total of eight grants, up to $500 each, available this calendar year (2013), for teacher training in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Interested APS teachers should contact Dr. Dat Le for an application for the Friends of the Planetarium Grants for Teachers.

The Friends established the Planetarium Teacher Institute in May 2013, and the first offering will be Introduction to the Planetarium for Teachers. The focus will be on middle school grades in the morning, and high school in the afternoon. Components will include a tour of the planetarium, a demonstration of the system and viewing of a full dome program, discussion of uses of the planetarium for the classroom and information about planetarium resources for teachers. The first class is scheduled for November 2013.

Visit www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.

Input Requested

Pop-Up Park. Arlington County has the opportunity to create its first temporary pop-up park in the Clarendon-Courthouse area. The County recently entered into a lease agreement with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for a vacant portion of their property for a minimum of two years with the option to extend the lease. The Departments of Parks and Recreation and Community Planning, Housing and Development have developed a survery (visit www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/105/Forum_311/Issue_1408) to find out how the community would like to use this new open space.

Registration Open

Register for a Program. Check out the redesigned, “Snag” and “Wee Snag,” the quarterly publications of public programs and events offered by Gulf Branch Nature Center, Long Branch Nature Center, and the Park Ranger Unit. A variety of events and classes are offered for adults, children of all ages, families and volunteers. Register for a class by clicking on the program number within the online catalog. Visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/nature/TheSnag.aspx to browse all of the offerings.

Ongoing

Meditation and Buddhism Introductory Class. Every Tuesday at 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost $10. “How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths.” In this series, learn how to identify and solve real problems, and how to develop a peaceful, happy mind even in the face of difficult situations. Class includes teaching, guided meditation, and Q&A. Located at Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Arlington Branch Location—First Presbyterian Church of Arlington 601 N. Vermont St. 202-986-2257 or www.meditation-dc.org.

AHC Inc.’s annual Back-2-School Drive is now underway. This year's drive aims to ensure 350 to 400 children start school well prepared. It costs AHC $18 for a fully loaded backpack. Helping with the cost of a back-to-school bundle will help a child get off to a good start in September with the supplies they need. Visit www.ahcinc.org.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is at capacity for cats. They have an urgent need for adopters or fosters. The adult cat adoption fee is normally $100, but AWLA is offering an adoption incentive throughout June—“Three Name Your Fee.” Folks who adopt cats 3 years old and over not only can name their price, but their adoption fee will also include: a certificate for a free exam with a participating veterinarian, spay or neuter surgery, a feline leukemia and feline AIDS test, a distemper vaccination, a personalized I.D. tag, a microchip, an information packet and an emergency sticker.

Arlington Food Assistance Center and Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are hosting weekly vegetable gardening talks throughout the summer at Central Library in Arlington. These informal talks are held outdoors at the demonstration garden on the east side of Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The talks are held on most Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. through mid-October. Additional information about the Central Library garden, including descriptions about each talk, can be found online at http://library.arlingtonva.us/ai1ec_event/wednesday-expert-gardening-talk-central/ No registration is required. Outdoor talks will be cancelled in event of heavy rain at class time.

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is asking local gardeners to grow seedlings to help Arlington families in need. AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger program collects fresh produce for AFAC clients, and will provide free seeds to gardeners who are willing to donate all or a portion of the seedlings and vegetables they grow. Some of the donated seedlings will be distributed to AFAC clients who can grow food for themselves, and the rest will be planted in Plot Against Hunger gardens around the county, producing food for AFAC clients. All donated vegetables go directly to AFAC clients. To obtain free seeds for an individual or community “Plot Against Hunger” garden, or to help in other ways, call Puwen Lee at 703-845-8486, or send an email to plotagainsthunger@afac.org.

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority announces that cyclists and pedestrians will now have access to the W&OD Trail beyond normal daylight hours. The new W&OD Trail hours are from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., from Shirlington in Arlington County, all the way to the western town limit of Herndon in Fairfax County.

The Arlington Senior Golf Club, sponsored by the Office of Senior Adult Programs, is looking to expand its membership roster of players. ASGC is open to Arlington residents, men and women, 55 years of age and older. All skill levels are welcome. ASGC members play on Tuesdays and Thursdays at more than 20 courses in Northern Virginia with reasonable green fees between April and October. Tee times are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact President John Mashaw at 703-892-3793, johnmashaw@comcast.net_ or Membership Chairman Terry Townshend at 703-971-3124.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group has meetings on the third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Carlin Springs Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road and also the first and third Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. They are open to people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members and friends. Free. Call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 703-359-4440 or 800-272-3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information, obtain directions or other information about the group. A complete list of all groups in the National Capital Area region can be viewed at www.alz.org/nca.

PFLAG of Arlington. Second Sunday at 3 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 aly.pflagdc@gmail.com.

Free Mall Walking Program for Seniors. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 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.

Strength & Stretch For Seniors. Mondays and Thursdays at 1 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 Road.

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

Gentle Yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Restore flexibility, strength and ease tension. All levels welcome. $66. Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-558-6859.

Tai Chi. Thursdays at 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 Road. Call 703-558-6859.

Yoga for Everybody. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. This traditional approach to yoga reduces stress and increases strength and flexibility. $66. Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-558-6859.

Adaptive/Seated Yoga. Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. For older or physically challenged adults with limited mobility, chronic pain or neuropathy. Adaptive yoga emphasizes breathing, gentle stretching and going at your own pace. $66 Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-558-6859.

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.

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 www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org.

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; mcdm1@verizon.net;www.operaguildnova.org.

Vounteers Needed

Advocates needed for Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences, to advise public officials about long-term care needs in Arlington, and support access, availability and affordability in Arlington's long-term care residences. For an application, find the commission via the Agency on Aging website at www.arlingtonva.us/aging or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700 (Susan Lane) or via TTY 703- 228-1788.

Shirlington Music Festival. Volunteers needed on Aug. 22 for two shifts, 6-7:15 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.Volunteers 21 and older needed to pour wine, take tickets and discuss AFAC. Contact Gary Long at gary.long@icloud.com.

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.

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.

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 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, contact www.arlingtonva.us/aging or Carolyn Ferguson at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

The TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria are volunteers dedicated to improving the health of our urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and care, demonstrations and tree maintenance throughout the community. Applications now being accepted for the 2013 Class of TreeStewards. New volunteer training will be held on Wednesday evenings, starting Feb. 13 through April, with some Saturday mornings. Fun and interactive training is provided by recognized experts in tree care and citizen advocates. Visit www.TreeStewards.org or call 703-527-2349.

Northern Virginia Family Service seeks volunteers to serve as mentors to low-income seniors, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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, please contact Navara Cannon at volunteer@nvfs.org or call 571-748-2536.