Thursday, February 16, 2012

February/March Events, Leader Training & PLACE Initiative

Message from the Chair
At the Arlington County Board's New Year's meeting this year, Board Chair Mary Hynes announced a new initiative --Participation, Leadership and Civic Engagement (PLACE). To help kick off this initiative, there are two open house events taking place in March. CVN is proud to be one of the sponsors of these events and we encourage all of you to attend. 

I'd also like you to be aware of a number of events that have recently been added to our calendar. In particular, all volunteers who would like to learn more about CVN and how to take on a greater role are encouraged to attend the Volunteer Leader Training on February 28th. 

Garry Knobler 
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Upcoming CVN Events
  • Tuckahoe Elementary Garden - Sunday February 19th, 2:00 - 4:00pm | Join CVN at a gardening/landscaping session at Tuckahoe Elementary School. We'll be helping to maintain the diverse natural habitat at this neighborhood school so students can engage in interactive outdoor learning. Whether you're a green thumb or a gardening newbie, you're welcome to come on out! Register here.
  • Feel the Heritage Festival - Saturday, February 25th, 12:00 - 5:00pm | A small group of volunteers from CVN will be helping Volunteer Arlington with their booth at the County's Feel the Heritage Festival. We'll talk about volunteer opportunities and lead activities for children. This will also be a great opportunity to help promote CVN and the Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST). No specific knowledge is required, just a love of volunteering! Register here.
  • Volunteer Leader Training - Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30 - 8:00pm | If you're interested in learning more about CVN, taking on new leadership opportunities, and/or finding out more about our plans for the year, we encourage you to attend our Volunteer Leader Training. We'll discuss how to lead events for CVN and how you can start your own project. Register here.
  • March Monthly Meetup @ Sine (Pentagon City) – Tuesday, February 7th, 7:00 - 9:00pm | Join CVN at Front Page to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. RSVP here.
  • Family Ice Skate Night- Friday, March 16th, 6:00 - 8:30pm | For the third year, CVN will be volunteering at the Arlington County Therapeutic Recreation Office's Family Ice Skate Night at Kettler Iceplex. The ice skate night is an opportunity for individuals with disabilities and their families to have some fun with the whole rink to themselves. For the past two years, this event has filled up quickly and it's always a lot of fun! Register here.
  • ATS Schoolyard Garden - Sunday March 18th, 2:00 - 4:00pm | Lend a hand with the monthly crew of CVN volunteers helping out in the garden at Arlington Traditional School. Newcomers and regulars are welcome to join us for landscaping projects large and small. This crew is continuing to transform the ATS garden into a fun space for kids to learn outdoors. Register here.
Check out CVN's calendar or browse other volunteering opportunities in Arlington.  
Community Calendar
  •  Grab a Book, Make a Connection - Sunday, February 19th, 6:00 - 7:30pm  | more details
  • Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade | Tuesday, February 21st, 8 - 9:30pm | more details
  • Feel the Heritage Festival | Saturday, February 25th, 12 - 5pm | more details
  • Miss Representation Documentary Screening - Thursday, March 1st, 6:00 - 9:30pm | Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. | more details
  • PLACE - Civic Engagement Open House- Thursday, March 15th, 6:00 - 9:00pm and Saturday, March 17th, 9:00am - 1:00pm | Registration required. | more details
Month in Review: January

CVN at Kingergarten Info Night

In January, 31 CVN volunteers participated in events with Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Arlington Public Schools, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center. CVN volunteers contributed a total of 66.5 hours of service to the community.

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