Bulletin Board: Arlington

Submit civic/community announcements at ConnectionNewspapers.com/Calendar. Photos and artwork welcome. Deadline is Thursday at noon, at least two weeks before event.

Camps

Summer Camp. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Jane Franklin Dance Summer Camp for ages 5-12 builds physical skill and creativity through movement, theatre, and visual art. The five-day camps includes dance technique and creative movement, visual art projects, outdoor trips to a nearby park, performance practice and a concluding performance at the end of the week. Sessions through Aug. 23. $250 (scholarships available). Call 703-933-1111 or visit www.janefranklin.com/camps.

Marine Corps Marathon Entry

American Cancer Society. Guaranteed entry into the Marine Corps Marathon & 10K with the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team. Group runs and fundraising activities. Register by Sept. 10. E-mail easterndetermination@cancer.org or call 765-586-2222.

Ongoing

Road Closure. Through the summer, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. One southbound lane on George Mason Drive will close as the Lubber Run Community Center and Park construction team begins sewer line and storm water tie-in work for the new facility. Contact Michael Manos at 703-228-4437.

Thursday/July 18

Voter Registration for Arlingtonians with Disabilities. 1-3 p.m. at Endependence Center of Northern Virginia, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. The League of Women Voters of Arlington, in conjunction with the Endependence Center of Arlington hosts the 2019 REV UP Voter Registration Event. Accommodations need to be made two weeks in advance. Free. Contact Endependence Center, 703-525-3268. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/voter-registration-for-arlingtonians-with-disabilities-and-celebration-of-29th-anniversary-of-the-tickets-63589720566.

Friday/July 19

Survey Deadline. The Fire Station No. 8 Replacement project kicked off in Spring 2019. At a community meeting on June 12, the Fire Station No. 8 project design team presented preliminary building concepts for the replacement station along with multiple “opportunities” for preserving the history and honoring the legacy of Fire Station No. 8. Complete a brief online survey on the proposed opportunities at www.surveymonkey.com/r/55WFLYJ. Visit the project page at projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/replacing-fire-station-no-8/ for more.

Monday/July 22

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 South 18th St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Monday-Friday/July 22-26

Fill a Backpack. APAH’s asks the community to ask for filled backpacks for APS students who call an APAH rental community home. From kindergarten through 12th grade, students need basic school supplies that many families cannot afford to buy. Choose a grade level (K-12) and fill a backpack (or 2) with supplies from the list at apah.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2019-Backpack-Supply-List-5-2019.pdf. Call 571-800-6462 to share a donation commitment or with questions. Drop off locations to be announced.

Tuesday/July 23

Arlington Cares Volunteer Recognition. 5:30 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Volunteer Arlington will recognize 2019 award winners and volunteers who have served 100+ hours in the past year. All members of the community are welcome at this free event. Visit volunteer.leadercenter.org/arlington-cares.

Wednesday/July 24

Coffee and Conversation. 10-11 a.m. at The Springs Apartments multipurpose room, 4318 N. Carlin Springs Road. Peter Rousselot, who writes “Peter’s Take” for ARLnow, will share his thoughts and ideas about flood prevention in Arlington. Presented by Arlington Neighborhood Village. Individuals should bring coffee. No RSVP needed. More at www.arlnvil.org.

Solar and Electric Charger Info Session. 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 19th St. S. Arlington residents interested in installing solar power or an EV charger at home can learn about solar energy and EV technology, as well as how co-ops can help the transition, at this info session with the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op. Register at secure.everyaction.com/h4VARowwuU2g2vIYvcfa9g2.

Thursday/July 25

Energy Masters Informational Happy Hour. 6-8 p.m. at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd. Energy Masters, a program that promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable community, is accepting community and student (age 16 or older) volunteer applications for the next training program, which begins in October. After training, volunteers deliver community education and outreach programs in affordable housing communities in Northern Virginia. There is a program fee, and application period closes Sept. 15. Visit www.ecoactionarlington.org/community-programs/energy-masters.

Wednesday/July 31

Coffee and Conversation. 10-11 a.m. at The Springs Apartments multipurpose room, 4318 N. Carlin Springs Road. Dong Xiang, a representative of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, will discuss eastern and western music and arts. Presented by Arlington Neighborhood Village. Individuals should bring coffee. No RSVP needed. More at www.arlnvil.org.

Friday/Aug. 2

Monthly Memory Café. 1-3 p.m. at 7910 Andrus Road, Suite 6, Alexandria. The Memory Café, a social gathering for individuals living with memory loss and their families, will be held on the first Friday of every month. Registration is free and registrations are recommended for first-come, first-served spots; call 571-210-5551 or email bdesai@seniorhelpers.com. Visit www.dementiacareconnections.com/memory-cafe or www.seniorhelpers.com/arlington-alexandria-va for more.

Monday/Aug. 5

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Friday/Aug. 9

Public Good Forum Symposium. 1-4:30 p.m. at University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 1100 Wilson Blvd. The University of Virginia's Biocomplexity Institute, Data Science Institute and Darden School of Business, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Technology Council, announce the Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Forum, which seeks to show how data science can support evidence-based policymaking and innovation. The symposium includes two keynotes (Ron Jarmin, just past Census Director, and Phil Bourne, Director of the University of Virginia’s Data Science Institute and Acting Dean of the School of Data Science), followed by a poster session and refreshments. Register at biocomplexity.virginia.edu/events/data-science-public-good-forum.

Monday/Aug. 12

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Thursday-Saturday/Aug. 14-17

Volunteer Judges Needed for Competitive Exhibits. The 2019 Arlington County Fair, one of the area’s largest free summer events, is seeking volunteers to register and judge entries for the annual community Competitive Exhibit contest, which features age-based judging in seven food, arts and plant categories. Entries will be publicly displayed throughout the fair, which takes place Aug. 14-18, 2019 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us/entertainment/exhibits or email compexhibits@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Monday/Aug. 19

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Monday/Aug. 26

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 South 18th St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Wednesday/Aug. 28

Narcan Training Sessions. 6-7 p.m. at Phoenix House, 46 S. Glebe Road, 3rd Floor, Arlington. Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law. Naloxone (Narcan) is available without a prescription for a fee at all pharmacies. Obtain it for free by attending a REVIVE! training. Contact Emily Siqveland at 703-228-0913 or esiqveland@arlingtonva.us or visit health.arlingtonva.us/opioid-awareness for available training sessions. Registration is not required but it is recommended. Visit www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/naloxone to register.

Monday/Sept. 2

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Friday/Sept. 6

Monthly Memory Café. 1-3 p.m. at 7910 Andrus Road, Suite 6, Alexandria. The Memory Café, a social gathering for individuals living with memory loss and their families, will be held on the first Friday of every month. Registration is free and registrations are recommended for first-come, first-served spots; call 571-210-5551 or email bdesai@seniorhelpers.com. Visit www.dementiacareconnections.com/memory-cafe or www.seniorhelpers.com/arlington-alexandria-va for more.

Through Sept. 8

Metro Station Closures. Through Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, the six Blue and Yellow line stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Ave., Huntington, Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield) will be closed for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. Read more at www.wmata.com/service/rail/PlatformProject/.

Monday/Sept. 9

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Disaster Relief Trials. Beginning and ending at Gateway Park in Rosslyn. Arlington County’s Department of Public Safety Communications & Emergency Management will host a second year of the Disaster Relief Trials (DRT). The competition simulates a large-scale disaster, blocking roadways and challenging participants to use bikes to transport emergency supplies, critical messages and (simulated) medicine throughout the County while traversing obstacles, such as barriers and water crossings. New to this year’s event is a Finish Festival at Gateway Park, held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants, observers, family members and community members can enjoy free swag, food trucks, lawn games and a “Kiddie DRT” course, while learning about emergency preparedness, bicycle maintenance and fitness activities. Register at DRTArlington.com.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Application Deadline for Volunteers. Energy Masters, a program that promotes a more energy efficient and sustainable community, is accepting community and student (age 16 or older) volunteer applications for the next training program, which begins in October. After training, volunteers deliver community education and outreach programs in affordable housing communities in Northern Virginia. There is a program fee. Visit www.ecoactionarlington.org/community-programs/energy-masters.

Monday/Sept. 16

Narcan Training Sessions. 6-7 p.m. at Phoenix House, 46 S. Glebe Road, 3rd Floor, Arlington. Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law. Naloxone (Narcan) is available without a prescription for a fee at all pharmacies. Obtain it for free by attending a REVIVE! training. Contact Emily Siqveland at 703-228-0913 or esiqveland@arlingtonva.us or visit health.arlingtonva.us/opioid-awareness for available training sessions. Registration is not required but it is recommended. Visit www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/naloxone to register.

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Monday/Sept. 17

Placement Exams for ESL Classes. 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. #106, Arlington. English as a Second Language for Adults, Arlington Public Schools’ REEP Program is giving placement exams for the Oct. 1-Dec. 21 session. Classes to be held at Syphax Education Center. Afternoon and evening classes available. Tuition is $285 or $200 for people who live or work in Arlington; $470 or $350 for people who do not. Exams are free. call 703-228-4200 or visit www.apsva.us/reep.

Monday/Sept. 23

Open Door Mondays. 7-9 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 South 18th St. Drop in to chat informally, one-on-one, with an Arlington County Board Member on any topic. No reservation is needed. Visit countyboard.arlingtonva.us/open-door-mondays.

Monday/Sept. 24

Placement Exams for ESL Classes. 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. #106, Arlington. English as a Second Language for Adults, Arlington Public Schools’ REEP Program is giving placement exams for the Oct. 1-Dec. 21 session. Classes to be held at Syphax Education Center. Afternoon and evening classes available. Tuition is $285 or $200 for people who live or work in Arlington; $470 or $350 for people who do not. Exams are free. call 703-228-4200 or visit www.apsva.us/reep.

Wednesday/Dec. 4

Narcan Training Sessions. 6-7 p.m. at Phoenix House, 46 S. Glebe Road, 3rd Floor, Arlington. Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law. Naloxone (Narcan) is available without a prescription for a fee at all pharmacies. Obtain it for free by attending a REVIVE! training. Contact Emily Siqveland at 703-228-0913 or esiqveland@arlingtonva.us or visit health.arlingtonva.us/opioid-awareness for available training sessions. Registration is not required but it is recommended. Visit www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/naloxone to register.

Donations

The Arlington Food Assistance Center seeks local gardeners and farmers willing to grow and donate fresh produce to the AFAC food pantry for local families in need as part of the Plot Against Hunger program. Each week, approximately 2,400 client families visit AFAC to pick up supplemental groceries and fresh fruits and vegetables are in high demand. AFAC will provide free vegetable seeds to those who pledge to donate produce from community or personal gardens. Visit https://afac.org/plot-against-hunger or contact puwen.lee@afac.org or 703-845-8486. Seeds are available now at AFAC, 2708 S. Nelson St., during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Produce can also be donated at AFAC at the hours listed above or at:

  • Arlington Courthouse Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon (look for the AFAC cooler near the Master Gardener information table).

  • Rock Springs UCC Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Sundays 9 a.m.-noon only. (Look for the donation bin on the Rock Spring Drive side of the church).

Pet Food Bank. AWLA is establishing a Pet Food Bank to serve qualifying residents of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church. In consideration of the effect financial obstacles have on a pet owner’s ability to afford pet care, the AWLA Pet Food Bank program’s goal is to keep family pets out of shelters. If you are an Arlington County or City of Falls Church resident and are in need of assistance in feeding your pet, follow this link and fill out a pre-registration form. Visit goo.gl/forms/s2FuFdaYWdZm4tPw2.

Get More with SNAP

Arlington and Alexandria Farmers’ Markets accept SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards for purchases. SNAP/EBT customers can purchase farm fresh produce at local area farmers’ markets and get matching bonus tokens to add to their purchases. Virginia Cooperative will be on-site at several local farmers’ markets of Alexandria and Arlington to provide more information on SNAP and offer food tastings, prizes and more at the Arlington Farmers’ Market, N. 14th and Courthouse Road (second Saturday of the month) and Columbia Pike Farmers’ Market, 2820 Columbia Pike (third Sunday of the month).

Ongoing

Operation Fire Safe. Through Oct. 5, 2019, Arlington County firefighters will be going door to door offering home safety checks to include inspecting smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and giving relevant fire safety tips. For homes not protected by smoke alarms, firefighters will install working smoke alarms free of charge. Visit www.arlingtonva.us for more.

Online Salary Negotiation Workshop. AAUW (American Association of University Women) Work Smart is free online for anyone looking to learn how to negotiate a salary increase or promotion. Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Visit salary.aauw.org.

Create a Wildlife Sanctuary. The Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary certification program assists homeowners in restoring their home’s natural habitat by providing information on sustainable gardening practices. These practices include using native plants, removing invasive species, reducing use of pesticides and fertilizers, and creating space for native flora and fauna. Visit audubonva.org/audubon-at-home-1/ for more.

Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Law. Naloxone (Narcan) is available without a prescription for a fee at all pharmacies. Obtain it for free by attending a REVIVE! training. Contact Emily Siqveland at 703-228-0913 or esiqveland@arlingtonva.us or visit health.arlingtonva.us/opioid-awareness/ for available training sessions. The Chris Atwood Foundation also offers training to the public. Visit www.chrisatwoodfoundation.org/naloxone for details.

Monthly Memory Café. 1-3 p.m. at 7910 Andrus Road, Suite 6, Alexandria. The Memory Café, a social gathering for individuals living with memory loss and their families, will be held on the first Friday of every month. Registration is free and highly recommended to reserve spots, which are open on a first come first served basis. To reserve a spot, please call 571-210-5551 or email bdesai@seniorhelpers.com. Visit www.dementiacareconnections.com/memory-cafe or www.seniorhelpers.com/arlington-alexandria-va for more.

Walk-Fit. Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Arlington. Participants walk at their own pace in a safe and friendly environment. Group stretch and cool down led by Virginia Hospital Center staff at 9:15 a.m. Meet on the first level by Nordstrom. Call 703-558-6859.

Arlington County, in partnership with the Human Rights Commission’s Equality Task Force, has launched a web page with resources for the LGBTQ community. The new webpage compiles LGBTQ resources on a variety of topics, including homelessness and housing, domestic violence and sexual assault, and health. There are also topics specifically for teens and youth — such as scholarship opportunities and school clubs — as well as ones targeted at seniors and older adults, such as SAGE. Visit topics.arlingtonva.us/lgbtq-resources.

Aging Matters. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays on WERA 96.7 LP FM on Arlington's community radio station. Each week host Cheryl Beversdorf interviews individuals with expertise about a broad array of aging related topics affecting the lives of older adults and their loved ones. Visit www.facebook.com/agingmatterswera to listen to programs.

Volunteer Bike Repair Night. First Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m. at Phoenix Bikes, Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Volunteers gather to refurbish bikes, sort parts or help with essential tasks. No experience necessary.

Public Financial Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline. On Tuesday. Nov. 15. the Arlington County launched a new public hotline that offers a confidential and secure way to report suspected incidents of financial fraud, waste and abuse. Anyone can submit a complaint to the hotline at 1-866-565-9206 or at arlingtonva.ethicaladvocate.com. The hotline website is available in English and Spanish. Phone calls can be taken in many languages.

Created by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) in partnership with the Arlington Public Library,the nation’s First Energy Lending Library made its debut on Earth Day. Meant to resolve energy issues in the Arlington community, efficiency tools such thermal imaging cameras, energy meters and books play a vital role in achieving a “greener” home. Open Sun-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1015 N. Quincy St. Visit library.arlingtonva.us/locations/central-library or call 703-228-5990.

Arlington Rotary Club Lunches. Thursdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Washington Golf & Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Road. Organization brings together political and business leaders for humanitarian services. Eat and listen to guest speakers. Admission is $26 for non-members. Visit www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org.

Job Seeking Help. 5-9 p.m at Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Receive job-related help from the staff and volunteers with applications. Free, but requires registration. Visit www.arlingtonva.libcal.com.

The Jewish Council for the Aging has launched a new initiative called Tech Tuesday. Windows 7, Windows 8, Excel, iPad and iPhone, Email, photos, and social media will be covered in these classes held at 1750 Crystal Drive Shops, Suite 1638B Crystal Square Arcade. Visit www.accessjca.org.

Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers “Meditations for a Meaningful Life” for the general public Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. Gen Kelsang Varahi, an American Buddhist nun, leads teachings and guided meditations on life. $10 ($5 unemployed, full-time students, 65 and older). Visit http://meditation-dc.org/arlington/ for more.

PFLAG of Arlington. 7:30-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, PFLAG promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their families. Meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church at George Mason Drive and Route 50. Email aly.pflagdc@gmail.com for more.

Helmsmen Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 a.m. at Pentagon Library and Conference Center. Toastmasters is an international organization that helps everyone speak, think, lead and listen better. Contact Carl Sabath carl.e.sabath.civ@mail.mil or 703-695-2804 or Elizabeth Femrite elizabeth.m.femrite.civ@mail.mil or 571-256-8674.

Donations Needed. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 South 19th St., 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. Donations are collected during Mass each Sunday. Visit www.ourladyqueenofpeace.org for more.

Soil Testing. Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering soil testing services to analyze soil and determine what is needed to condition soil for plantings. The routine soil test is all one normally needs for a fertility evaluation. Recommendations generated usually within three working days of receipt. Pick up soil sampling box at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Arlington office, 3308 S. Stafford St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Send filled soil sample box with form and fee to the Virginia Tech Lab for analysis. Fees vary, visit www.soiltest.vt.edu/Files.

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 found at www.alz.org/nca.

Pentagon Legacy Toastmasters meet Tuesdays 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Pentagon Main Cafeteria/food court, left of Dunkin Donuts. Toastmasters is an international organization that helps people speak, think, lead and listen better. Call 703-695-2604 www.toastmasters.org.

The Friends of the Planetarium has relaunched its official website. Visit www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org to find up-to-date show times, a schedule of future events, information about Friends of the Planetarium membership, astronomy news and events, the history of the David M. Brown Planetarium, a link to the Friends’ store, and more.

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, to the western town limit of Herndon in Fairfax County.

Gentle Pilates. Saturdays at 9 and 11:15 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 Drive.

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.

Instruments Wanted. Instruments of any type or size — from a piano to a piccolo, in response to school’s needs. Donations are tax exempt. Contact Miriam Miller, Opera NOVA for pick up. 703-536-7557; mcdm1@verizon.net; www.operaguildnova.org.

Baby Sign Language Class. Wednesdays at 12-1 p.m. at Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Road. A certified instructor will teach children up to three years old how to communicate using simplified sign language. Free. To register call 703-524-4115 or email cvnnt@verizon.net.

The Chain Bridge Small Dog Meetup group supports the creation of a new off-leash play area for small dogs near Chain Bridge. To move this project forward, there is a requirement to demonstrate that small dog owners will utilize this park. Visit www.meetup.com/Chain-Bridge-Small-Dogs or contact chainbridgesmalldogs@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a volunteer nonprofit, invites community members to join the organization to participate in its Reading Express program. Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring to first grade students during the school year. To learn more contact VP Membership Mary Gronlund at gronbiz@aol.com or Program Coordinator Lynn Barron at lynnieb517@verizon.net.

RSVP, a volunteer network for seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, offers an array of opportunities for volunteers 55 and older. RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. To sign up for an upcoming orientation, email Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403- 5360. To learn more about RSVP, visit www.rsvpnova.org.

Food Distribution Volunteers. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Columbia Grove Apartments, 1010 S. Frederick St. Weekly volunteers are needed every Tuesday to assist with food distribution. Work includes set up, distribution and break down. Sign up at volunteer.leadercenter.org.

Volunteer with AGLA. AGLA is building capacity to better serve the community. Volunteering can include helping out at AFAC on Community Service Day, coordinating special events (holiday party, forums at the library, scholarship reception, theater outings, movie nights, karaoke nights, coffee shop nights) or assisting with smooth operations (membership committee, communications committee etc.). Email info@agla.org for more on volunteering.

Volunteer Drivers needed to help senior citizens get to their medical and therapy appointments at the Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington- Falls Church. To find out more about the Shepherd’s Center and how to volunteer to provide transportation and other services, call the Center at 703-506-2199 or e-mail the Center at info@scmafc.org.

Volunteer Leader for Sensory Garden. At 2909 S. 16th St. Hours are flexible but must be able to meet during the day at least once per month. Gardening experience preferred, but not required, must be 21. Volunteer.leadercenter.org

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to participate in a free, non-profit program, offered in conjunction with the IRS, that provides tax filing assistance to people of low- and middle-income, with special attention paid to those aged 60-plus. Training will be available in December and January to help taxpayers Feb. 1-April 18, 2017. Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Invasive Plant Removal Events. Help protect watersheds and keep Arlington County parks beautiful. There are several monthly invasive plant removal events sponsored by Arlington County Invasive Plant Program. for more. and to register, call 703-228-1862.See a map of these locations.

  • First Saturdays @ Haley Park, 9-11 a.m.

  • Second Saturdays @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-4 p.m.

  • Third Saturdays @ Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon

  • Third Sundays @ Long Branch, 2-5 p.m.

  • Fourth Saturdays @ Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon

  • Fourth Sundays @ Ft. Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon

The Arlington House Victorian Dance Society, an interpretive program of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (National Park Service), is currently recruiting new members. This all-volunteer group was founded in 2012 under the direction of dance mistress Amy Kassens Delery, and performs dances of the mid-19th century in period clothing at Arlington House, Fort Washington Park, the Frederick Douglass Historic Site, Glen Echo, and other local venues. No previous dance experience is necessary but being able to dance with the musical beat is required. Rehearsals are held one Sunday afternoon each month at Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads and regular attendance is expected. Contact Amy Delery at arlingtonvictoriandance@gmail.com.

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s varied programs are all supported by community volunteers. No experience is required to volunteer; VCE provides training and volunteer resources. Interested volunteers can find out more at http://bit.ly/VCEVolunteer.

The Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences is seeking members to serve as liaisons to the nursing facilities, assisted living, and independent senior residences located in the county. The commission is currently seeking prospective commission members and volunteers willing to serve as liaisons to long-term care residences. Visit commissions.arlingtonva.us/ltcr or contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700 or ArlAAA@arlingtonva.us.

Is Sherlock Shad on Your Storm Drain? Arlington County is seeking volunteers to help mark the storm drains with Sherlock Shad. Supplies are provided by the county and volunteers choose when and how large of an area to mark in a neighborhood. Contact Jen McDonnell at jmcdonnell@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-3042.

STEM Volunteers Wanted. The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicians to assist Arlington’s K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers during the 2016-17 school year. The details of the collaboration are worked out between the teacher and the volunteer, and may involve giving demonstrations, assisting in lab experiments, lecturing on special topics, assisting with homework, etc. Hours are flexible, and volunteers attend a one-day orientation session. To be considered, send a brief bio with home address to donaldrea@aol.com, or call Don Rea, 703-237-7683.

Food Pantry Volunteers. Serve the community at St. George’s Food Pantry. The pantry is open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; volunteer shifts are 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Volunteers do not need to be a member of St. George’s. No prior experience or regular commitment necessary; volunteers can work as few or as many shifts as they like. The church is located at 915 N. Oakland St. Contact Denise Cormaney at denise.cormaney@gmail.com for more.

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church has initiated two programs for senior adults who find it difficult to leave their homes. The Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers to seniors who would like a visit periodically. The Friendly Caller program allows volunteers to call seniors to let them know they haven’t been forgotten and remind them to call the Center if they need help. Both programs allow for setting up a time convenient for both client and volunteer. Volunteers are needed for both programs. Call the Shepherd’s Center at 703-506-2199 or e-mail info@scmafc.org.

Arlington Public Library is seeking teen volunteers to work on Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m. with a year-long time commitment. Responsibilities would include sorting materials, attaching labels to books, etc. Call 703-228-5960.

The Youth Services Central Library is seeking volunteers to pick up all library materials on the tables and on the floor and put them on book carts; take these book carts with the materials to the circulation area; transfer the materials from the book carts to corresponding shelves in the circulation area; organize board books in the Juvenile section of the library; and organize Juvenile and Young Adult books on a truck by classification. Call 703-228-5960.

ArtStream is looking for volunteers of all ages to act as on-stage mentors for the 2016 Inclusive Theatre productions in Arlington. Inclusive Theatre Companies are scripted acting companies featuring adults with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities and adults on the Autism Spectrum. The Companies are directed by trained theatre professionals. Call 301-565-4567.

Homework Helpers Needed. Columbia Pike Branch Library is seeking high school and college students and retired teachers to work individually with elementary and middle school students from 3-6 p.m. Call 703-228-5960 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo details.

Read to Children in Affordable Housing. Volunteer once a month for at least a year at one-hour read-aloud sessions on weekday evenings. Call 703-528-8317 x10 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Learn from your Neighbor at Columbia Pike Branch Library. Help develop the library’s programs by attending meetings and creating presentations about its collection. Volunteers must agree to a six-month commitment. Call 703-228-5601 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Jane Franklin Dance Seeks Volunteers. The dance company is in need of production volunteers, dance class helpers and a graphic designer. Call 703-933-1111 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Central Library is seeking computer lab coaches to staff the computer help desk, audio-visual circulation volunteers to scan and shelve DVDs and CDs, an intern to help with College & Career resources and projects on Wednesday evenings, an Italian-speaker to lead Italian conversation group for one hour per week and a Spanish speaker to lead Spanish conversation club on Thursday evenings. Call 703-228-5960 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Westover Library is seeking an English conversation group leader to facilitate conversation classes on Monday evenings and a guitar instructor to teach a teen electric guitar class at least once a month. Call 703-228-5960 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Aurora Hills Library is seeking circulation volunteers to scan and organize library items and an English conversation class group leader to facilitate conversation classes on Friday mornings. Call 703-228-5960 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Customer Service Volunteer Needed. Answer the questions of callers seeking information about the programs and services provided by the Aging and Disability Services Division of Arlington County. Call 703-228-1734 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo for details.

Arlington Thrive needs volunteers to take calls from social workers on several weekday afternoons per month, 1-5 p.m. Volunteers will work from home. Arlington Thrive provides emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents who are in crisis and cannot pay bills for basic needs. Call Nicole LaFragola at 703-558-0035 or visit www.arlingtonthrive.org.

Opera NOVA needs volunteer schools coordinators to help spread information about their Children’s Opera programs to schools and pre-kindergartens. Visit www.operaguildnova.org.

The Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers. The Medical Reserve Corps provides training to volunteers for medical emergencies. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

The Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking volunteers to help children with disabilities learn to swim. Visit www.volunteer.truist.com/acvo for more.

Community Residences Inc. is seeking Farmer’s Market assistants to pick up crops from residential programs each Thursday. Visit www.comres.org.

Make a Difference for Arlington’s Older Residents. Join the Arlington Commission on Aging to enhance the quality of life for older Arlingtonians by ensuring all planning and County activities address their specific needs. Members are appointed by the County Board and must live or work in Arlington. for more. or an application, visit the Commission’s webpage at http://commissions.arlingtonva.us, email arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1700 or via TTY 703-228-1788.

Monday Night Child Care Volunteer. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing's Resident Services offers educational and beneficial programs to low income adults at various properties. In order to make it easier for parents to attend these programs, a meal and childcare is offered. Visit https://volunteer.truist.com/acvo.

Tuesday Night Child Care Volunteer. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing's Resident Services offers educational and beneficial programs to low income adults at various properties. In order to make it easier for parents to attend these programs, a meal and childcare is offered. Visit https://volunteer.truist.com/acvo.

Daytime Shelter Coverage Volunteer. Doorways For Women And Families, Arlington, seeks volunteers for daytime shifts (usually 2-4 hours) at their domestic violence Safehouse and family homeless shelter. Daytime shelter volunteers answer the hotline/helpline and respond to the needs of shelter residents allowing staff to conduct meetings and workshops. Volunteers are asked to cover two shifts per month. Call 703-504-9284 or visit volunteer.truist.com/acvo.

Overnight Shelter Coverage Volunteer. Doorways For Women And Families, Arlington, seeks volunteers for the overnight shift (11 p.m.-7 a.m.) at their domestic violence Safehouse and family homeless shelter. Overnight shelter volunteers answer the hotline/helpline and respond to the needs of shelter residents. Volunteers are asked to cover one overnight shift per month. Call 703-504-9284, or visit https://volunteer.truist.com/acvo.

Domestic Violence Safehouse Volunteer. Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness leading to safe and stable lives. They need caring, empathetic, open-minded individuals to support women in imminent danger as they take steps towards safety and self-sufficiency. Safehouse shelter volunteers answer the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline and assist in the day to day operations of the needs of shelter residents. Call 703-504-9284 or visit https://volunteer.truist.com/acvo.

Arlington Commission. Seeking Commission member and volunteers to serve as liaisons to long-term care residents. for more., or to apply, visit commissions.arlingtonva.us/ltcr/, or call Agency on Aging 703-228-1700, via TTY 703-228-1788, or email ArlAAA@arlingtonva.us.

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 email Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or contact the Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700 or via TTY 703-228-1788.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities throughout the area, including Arlington. Volunteers can work in facilities close to where they live. Training and support is provided. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711, or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs for more.

Psychiatric Services Services is looking for empathetic and caring volunteers to make phone calls to older adults who may be feeling socially isolated. The commitment is one 3-hour shift per week for one year. Located in Arlington. Ages 21 & up. Intensive training provided. Learn more and apply: https://prsinc.org/carering

The Aging and Disability Services Division Is looking for Volunteer Guardians to make a difference in the life of an elderly or disabled adult. Consider joining a team of volunteers who serve as court appointed guardians and/or conservators. Training and support are available. Contact: Helen King, 703-228-1700 Volunteer.leadercenter.org.

Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer bocce ball Instructors to teach senior adults eager to learn the game. Volunteers are needed one hour per week for three months (April-June) Location: 2909 S. 16th St. Volunteer.leadercenter.org.

Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteer experienced piano players to teach seniors how to play. Volunteers will provide one on one instruction, one hour per week, to senior adults who are eager to learn. Minimum age is 18. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Central Library is in need of volunteers to help library customers and visitors with computers. Slots are available on some weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Volunteer.leadercenter.org.

Community Tax Aid is looking for volunteer tax preparers at VITA site to interview low and moderate income taxpayers and prepare their federal and state income tax returns. All volunteers are required to attend the training sessions which is free and held during the first three weeks of January. www.communitytaxaiddc.org

Mall Walking Program at Ballston Common Mall. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk at own pace in a safe and friendly environment. Group stretch and cool down led by hospital staff on the Food Court Level 703-558-6859.

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