Thursday, October 7, 2010

CVN October Update

CVN Chair's Report
With Fall weather on its way, it's time to pull out our winter clothes, sip apple cider, and admire the changing leaves.  While the Fall is an exciting time for many, the dropping temperatures also mean an increased risk for homeless Arlingtonians.  Though homelessness is a concern throughout the year, it's especially important to help those in need as it gets cooler outside.  To that end, the County's Emergency Winter Shelter will open on November 1st and A-SPAN is looking for volunteers.
In lieu of our regular monthly meet-up in October, CVN will be joining A-SPAN at a happy hour that will serve as a fundraiser and an opportunity to learn more about the organization and how you can help.  You can also sign up for great CVN events, such as the final gardening event of the year and a haunted house for kids.

We hope to see you at the happy hour or at one of our upcoming events (or both)!
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Upcoming CVN Events

  • October Monthly Meetup @ Restaurant 3 (Clarendon) - Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Join CVN at Restaurant 3 to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. We'll be doing things a little different this month by joining other networking groups at a happy hour benefiting A-SPAN, an agency that's been lifting people out of homelessness in Arlington for 20 years.  If you have one, please wear your blue CVN shirt.  Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.
  • Committee of 100 Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (dinner), 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (program) | Join the Committee of 100 for dinner and a discussion.  This month Committee of 100 will be discussing the possible privatization of liquor stores in Virginia and what this would mean for Arlington.  Check out recent videos of CVN participants and contact our Committee of 100 Lead Sara Abramson with questions. Find out more and RSVP.
  • Recurring Volunteering @ ATS Community Garden - Sunday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.| Come check out this CVN recurring event — helping maintain and improve the schoolyard garden at Arlington Traditional School. You'll enjoy an active afternoon and a fun, dynamic group interested in small-space gardening, local food, and environmental ed. If you haven't attended before, contact Brynn Slate to get details on this and other related activities, including field trips, discussions, shared meals, and more! Find out more, RSVP: Garden Sign Up 
  • YMCA Haunted House - Friday, October 29, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm; Saturday, October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Come celebrate Halloween with CVN as we help run the YMCA's haunted house for kids. Volunteers will be serving as activity leaders and working directly with the kids. This event spans 2 days and many volunteers are needed so please consider signing up. Find out more, RSVP: Haunted House - Friday and Haunted House - Saturday
  • Community Residences Clean-up - Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. l Join us for CVN's biggest event of the year! Community Residences has invited us back for some outdoor clean-up at several of their homes for individuals with disabilities. Volunteers will be raking leaves, cleaning up yard debris, and enjoying the fall weather while improving the homes of needy residents.  Find out more, RSVP: Community Residences Sign Up
  • Fall Kickball - CVN Kicks Grass kicks off its fall season on September 16th at 8 p.m.  Games will be played Thursday nights at Quincy Park followed by some social time at Rhodeside Bar and Grill in Courthouse.  Come out and cheer us on or meet us after a game.  We'd love to have you join us!  Click here to see the team's full schedule.
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