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Collection. 1-5 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Donate new or lightly used baseball and softball equipment on behalf of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Collected items will be given to disadvantaged players in the Baltimore area.
Grow Your Business Network. 8-10 a.m. at Belle Haven Country Club. Hosted by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and networking. $25. Reservations at wwwmtvernon-leechamber.org.
Documentary. 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Watch “American Meat.” Free. Refreshments provided. 703-721-0595.
CROP Walk. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. Enjoy a 1.6 mile walk through the community, sponsored by area churches. Proceeds benefit local hunger-fighting initiatives. Visit www.cropwalkonline.org for more.
Genealogical Society. 1 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames.” Free. Visit www.mvgenealogy.org or 703-866-2478.
Mount Vernon Evening Lions Club. 7 p.m. at Pema’s restaurant. Prescott Barbash from Consumer Affairs will speak on identity theft. Call Andrea Corsillo at 703-960-4973 to register.
Application Deadline. Students can apply for the 2013 Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Education Partnership scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors in the Mount Vernon and Lee districts pursuing education in a business related field. Visit www.mtvernon-leechamber.org or 703-360-6925 or high school career centers for applications.
Community-wide Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mount Zephyr community in Mount Vernon.
Donations. The Mount Vernon Evening Lions will be collecting donations for their White Cane Drive at the Belle View Safeway between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. All money will be used for sight projects. Any used eyeglasses and hearing aides will be recycled. Questions contact Andrea Corsillo at 703-960-4973.
6th Annual Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Memorial Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club,6023 Fort Hunt Road. Benefits “Build a House Project.” $350/golfer. Visit www.pscharities.org or 703-823-2696.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking volunteers to support iCan Shine, a five-day camp that teaches children with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles. The camp will be held during Fairfax County Schools’ spring break, March 25-29 at Lee District RECenter in Franconia. Besides making a difference that will last a lifetime, volunteers will also earn one free RECenter day pass for each camp session worked (10 pass limit). Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. For more information, call Adapted Aquatics Coordinator LeeAnn David at 703-324-8565 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer to host an exchange student for the school year 2013-14. These foreign teens (15-18 years old) want to attend high school here in Northern Virginia, and experience life as an American teen. They are looking forward to becoming an active member of their new host family. Academic Year in America (AYA) is a non-profit organization, and the Department of State does not allow us to pay our host families. If interested in welcoming a new family member into your heart and your home, visit www.academicyear.org or if you would like to find out more about hosting astudents, call local coordinator Louise at 540-286-1561.
Fairfax County needs a Meals on Wheels coordinator for the Mount Vernon area. Contact Fairfax County's Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 703-449-1186, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, or visit Volunteer Solutions at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices and click on volunteers.
AARP Tax-Aide, a national volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service for low to moderate income and elderly citizens, needs volunteers to electronically complete and file federal and state income tax forms for the 2013 tax season.The program offers free five-day training using IRS computers and software. Volunteers become IRS Certified Tax Counselors after completing and passing the IRS examination. Training sessions will be held in Annandale, Centerville and Alexandria in Jan. 2013. Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.
School Board Member, Dan Storck, Mount Vernon District representative, hosts community office hours the second Saturday of each month: Sherwood Hall Library: 1-3 p.m. Members of the community are invited to stop by to ask questions or to discuss concerns. No appointment necessary. If you have any questions about the community office hours, please contact Dan Storck at Dan.Storck@fcps.edu or his assistant, Barb Larsen at Barbara.Larsen@fcps.edu.
Band musicians, young and old, are invited to join the Mount Vernon Community Band. Rehearsals are Tuesday 7:30-9:30