Bulletin Board Feb. 5-11

Bulletin Board Feb. 5-11

To have a notice listed in the Bulletin Board, e-mail gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with questions.


The Fairfax County Police Department is now seeking residents to attend the upcoming Spring Citizens Police Academy, held Thursday evenings March 12 through May 16. Free. For more information or an application form, e-mail CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-280-0713.

Saturday/Feb. 7

Tax Assistance. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bryant Alternative High School, 2709 Popkins Lane. Households that have a total income of $40,000 or less can get free assistance with federal and state tax returns. Childcare available. 703-660-2000.

Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Street UMC, 115 S. Washington St. Donate blood. E-mail Rachel at Rachel@wsumc.com or 703-836-4324 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday/Feb. 11

Shoulder Pain. Dr. Sameer Nagda, will be discussing new ways to treat shoulder problems at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, at 7 p.m., 2501 Parker's Lane. Call Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800 to register for this free lecture.

Thursday/Feb. 12

Invasive Plant Management. 7:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about the next steps and more. Free. 703-642-5173.

Monday/Feb. 16

Trial Class. Yoga in Daily Life, 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave., can drop in for free trial classes. Meditation and lunchtime yoga also offered. Visit www.yogaindailylifeus.org or 703-299-8946 for schedule.

Tuesday/Feb. 17

Meeting. 1 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society will discuss “Understanding and Using the Personal Papers Collections at the Library of Virginia.” Free. Visit www.mvgenealogy.org or 703-360-0920.

Wednesday/Feb. 18

Joint Replacement Advancement. Dr. Kevin Fricka, will be discussing the latest advancements in joint replacements and osteoarthritis at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, at 7 p.m., 2501 Parker's Lane. Call Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800 to register for this free lecture.

Thursday/Feb. 19

Neck Pain. Dr. Corey Wallach is holding a lecture to discuss neck pain at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, at 7 p.m., 2501 Parker's Lane. To attend this free lecture, contact Inova HealthSource at 703-750-8800.

Free Financial Class. 7:15 p.m. at South County Government Building, 8350 Richmond Highway. Learn about budgets, saving and more. RSVP to 703-273-8829.

Meeting. 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Government Center, 2511 Parkers Lane. Meeting of the Mount Vernon Branch of AAUW. Free. 703-960-0073.

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Ash Wednesday Service. 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian, 2701 Cameron Mills Road. Visit www.wpc-alex.org or 703-549-4766.


West Potomac High School is holding a Teens for Jeans Drive through Feb. 20 with a drop-off at the high school, 6500 Quander Road. The jeans will be distributed to local shelters. Visit DoSomething.org for more information.

The City of Alexandria’s free King Street Trolley shifted its operating schedule effective. The King Street Trolley will now operate seven days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (instead of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). Trolleys will depart from the Potomac River waterfront and the King Street Metro Station every 20 minutes (instead of every 15 minutes). The Trolley will continue to operate free of charge, and passengers can hop on and off the trolley at any of the 20 designated trolley stops. For more information about the King Street Trolley Service, visit www.alexandriava.gov/trolley or contact Jim Maslanka, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, at 703-838-3800.

Hopkins House (www.hopkinshouse.org) is a local charity that provides preschool services for children and offers family education workshops for parents. This time of year donations of facial tissue, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, batteries, construction paper, and crayons are needed. 703-539-4232 ext. 4086.

The Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary is currently accepting applications for adult volunteers. A variety of positions are available and every effort is made to match the volunteer's availability, interest and abilities. The hospital is located at 2501 Parker's Lane. Call 703-664-7260 or visit www.inova.org for more information.

Mt. Vernon Meals on Wheels is seeking a volunteer driver coordinator and a volunteer treasurer. For more information, please call Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Volunteer Intake Line: 703-324-5406, TTY: 703-449-1186, e-mail DFSAAAvolunteer@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa.

The Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club helps the children of this area enjoy special educational and recreational trips, summer camps, and many other healthy activities. For those who would like to give more service to the Mt. Vernon community, the club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. for dinner and a program at the Mount Vernon Country Club on Old Mill Road. Contact Bruce or Joanne Malkin at 703-360-7725 or jbmalkin@verizon.net

The Fairfax County Police Department is conducting their annual recruitment drive for their Auxiliary Police Officer Program (APO). Duties such as assisting with sobriety checkpoints, supporting training programs like the Sexual Assault Free and Empowered (SAFE) Class, conducting home security surveys and taking fingerprints at community events are just a few examples where APOs are needed. Applicants must be in good health, without a criminal record or history of drug use and not be an applicant for police officer in any jurisdiction. To learn more or sign up to begin the application process, call 703-280-0701 or auxiliarypolice@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Northern Virginia Habitat ReStore, located at 7770-G Richmond Highway, Alexandria (behind Gold's Gym), sells new and used building and home improvement materials to the general public. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. The ReStore is run by volunteers that dedicate their time and energy to the work of Habitat and we are in need of more volunteers. Call the store today at 703-360-6700 or stop by. For more information visit: www.restorenova.org.

Band musicians — young or old — bring instruments and play along with the Mount Vernon Community Band during their Tuesday evening band practices from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Mt Vernon High School Band Room. 8515Old Mt Vernon Road. No auditions. Just sit in and play along even if you are "rusty." Music and music stands will be provided. Call Ed Smith 703-768-8278 or Eric Leighty 703-768-4172.

Adoption Support Groups are forming in the Mount Vernon area. All members of the adoption triad, (adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents) are encouraged to call for more information about the groups as well as individual, couples, and/or family counseling. The groups will be held in the evenings. Contact Diana Tracey, licensed clinical social worker, at 571-245-0054.

Join the “Harmony Heritage Singers” Barbershop Chorus. Rehearse twice a month on Wednesday or Friday depending on the availability of the library at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Drop in on any rehearsal. Rehearsal schedule can be found at: http://members.cox.net/the perfectpitch/ or by calling James Coulter 703-957-4597 Email: jnjcoulter@comcast.net

The Alexandria Workshop of Ikebana International meets at the Hollin Hall Senior Citizen Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, at 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June except December and January. Ikebana is the Japanese art of floral arrangement. The group makes Ikebana floral arrangements, studies the history of the art and learns new techniques. New members are welcome. For more information call Julie Cimino at 202-544-5331.