Monday, October 3, 2011

CVN: October Update

CVN Chair's Report

Happy Fall CVNers! We have some great new events this month. If you want to help out with USO care package stuffing, you need to sign up ASAP. Even though the deadline is not until the end of the month, all volunteer names need to be turned in by Monday, October 3rd. Don't miss out!
Another great opportunity is Arlington's 100 Homes Campaign. This is a three-day commitment and early in the morning, but it is a great opportunity to help those in need in Arlington.
October 22nd is Make a Difference Day and CVN is participating through the ATS Garden Group workday. This workday will be in conjunction with the Arlington Traditional School Fall Festival. If you have never been to the garden, this is a great chance to check it out.
Another date to note is our monthly meetup. We are changing the day from Tuesday to Thursday in October. On Thursday, 10/13, we will be at Capital City Brewing in Shirlington. See you there!

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Upcoming CVN Events
  • Pet Adoption with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue - Saturday, October 8th 12:00-3:00pm | Join CVN as we volunteer with the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue. Volunteers will walk dogs around the Seven Corners PetSmart to promote their adoption. Register here.
  • October Monthly Meetup @ Capital City Brewing (Shirlington) - THURSDAY, October 13th 7-9:00pm | Join CVN at Capitol City to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. This month we are meeting on Thursday, not Tuesday! Our guest speaker will be from The Reading Connection. Find out more, RSVP here.
  • Arlington's 100 Homes Campaign - Monday, October 17th - Wednesday, October 19th 3:30-6:30am | CVN will be participating as surveyors in this County-wide effort to move the most vulnerable homeless people in Arlington off the streets and into housing. All volunteers must participate for all three days and attend a mandatory training on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Register here.
  • Make a Difference Day @ the ATS Schoolyard Garden - Saturday, October 22nd 12:00-4:00pm | For Make a Difference Day, a nationwide celebration of helping others, CVN is combining our monthly work session at Arlington Traditional School's garden with a fall celebration including students, families, and the community. There will be games, crafts, apple cider, and pumpkin pie. Volunteers can help with a hands-on landscaping project, as well as fun fall activities like sack races and pumpkin painting. Register here.
  • USO Care Package Stuffing Saturday, October 29th 9:00-11:30am | Operation USO Care Package assembles care packages for service members deployed overseas. During this event, located at the USO Warehouse on Fort Belvoir, CVN will be preparing products and stuffing care packages. This is a great opportunity to show appreciation to the troops. Read more about the USO's work in our area at PLEASE NOTE: the deadline to sign up for this event is October 1. Register here.
  • Tuckahoe Schoolyard Garden Sunday, September 18th 12:00-4:00pm | Join CVN at a gardening/landscaping session at Tuckahoe Elementary School on Sunday, October 30 from 2-4 in the afternoon. Newcomers and garden crew regulars are all welcome. Enjoy the fall day with a fun outdoor volunteer event! Register here.
Check out CVN's calendar or browse other volunteering opportunities in Arlington. 
Community Calendar

  • Arlington Housing FairSaturday, October 1st, 9:00am-12:00pmmore details
  • Oktoberfest Saturday, October 8th 12:00-7:00pmmore details
  • Phoenix Bike Arlington Fun Ride Saturday, October 8th, 8:00am-12:00pmmore details   
  • The Friends of Falls Church Winter Homeless Shelter Fall Social and Fundraiser Tuesday, October 11th 5-8pm, Clare and Don's Beach Shack, 130 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA 22046  
  • Committee of 100Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00pm-9:00pmmore details   
  • Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE)Saturday, October 15th, 8:30am-3:30pmmore details   
Last Month in Pictures
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