Thursday, April 26, 2012

May Meet-up & New Events

CVN Chair's Report

Spring is in full bloom and CVN is working hard to get to our goal of 1,000 volunteer hours for the year! Bikes for the World was a success for our goal as we had a big turnout and we collected a large number of bikes. The "Carnival" Spring Dance was also a great event. The Therapeutic Department was incredibly appreciative of our help and all volunteers had a good time.

Also, there are 2 upcoming events which need more volunteers: the morning shift of setting up the ACF Gala on April 28th and the Removal Invasive Plant Day on May 5th. I hope some of you can make it to one of these events!

Garry Knobler
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Upcoming CVN Events
  • Arlington Community Foundation Gala - Saturday, April 28th, 9:00am-noon | The Arlington Community Foundation has requested that CVN volunteers help prepare for their annual Gala. Volunteers are needed to help set up for the Gala by unpacking and setting up decorations and silent auction items. Register here.
  • Virginia Removal Invasive Plant Day - Saturday, May 5th, 2:00-4:00pm | CVN will be assisting the Gulf Branch Nature Center on May 5 for the Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day. Our work will aid in the steady recovery and return of healthy trees, wildflowers, and wildlife to the area. Register here.
  • Tuckahoe Elementary School Garden - Sunday, May 6, 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.
  • May Meet-up @ Rio Grande (Uncle Julio's) (Ballston) - Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00-9:00pm | Join CVN at Rio Grande (Uncle Julio's) to learn more about our upcoming events and meet fellow volunteers. RSVP here.
  • Neighborhood Day at ATS Garden - Saturday, May 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm | Join us at Arlington Traditional School on Arlington County's Neighborhood Day while we continue working to transform this schoolyard habitat into a fun space for kids to learn outdoors. Newcomers and regulars are welcome to join us. Register here.
  • AFAC Letter Carriers Food Drive - Saturday, May 12th, 2:00-4:00pm | The Letter Carriers Food Drive is the second largest food drive that benefits the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) each year. Volunteers are needed at AFAC's main site to help unload and sort donations. Volunteers should be able to lift 10-20 pounds, and stand on a concrete floor for a couple of hours Register here.
Check out CVN's calendar or browse other volunteering opportunities in Arlington. 
Community Calendar
  • 5K Walk to End Violence Against Women -  Saturday, April 28th, 8:30am-12:30pm, more details
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting -  Monday, May 7, 7:00-9:00pmmore details
  • Arlington Free Clinic Night at Whitlow's on Wilson -  Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-9:30pmmore details

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