The Arlington County Police Department’s Third District Team will be hosting the 2015 ACPD Safety and Community Awareness Event on Saturday July 18, 2015 at Kenmore Middle School from 9am – 4pm.The three main activities at the event are the VIN Etching, the Distracted Driving Simulator, and 15 Minutes Behind the Badge. There will also be FREE food and beverages, a moon bounce, and K9 demonstration.
VIN Etching is a procedure where the unique vehicle identification number (VIN) on your vehicle is etched into all of the vehicle's windows through a chemical process. This discourages car theft because to sell a stolen car, the thief generally will have to swap or alter the VIN. The additional cost of replacing all the windows is a deterrent since it is easier for the thief to just move on and steal a different car. Virginia State Police will be providing this service free of charge. Anybody who gets their vehicle etched will receive a free carwash at Dave's Carwash for that vehicle.
Distracted Driving Simulator is another event run by the Virginia State Police. Participants will have a chance to experience the difficulty of driving while impaired/distracted by the use of special goggles and/or engaging in additional activities while driving a golf cart through a cone course.
15 Minutes Behind the Badge is a brand new scenario-based event being designed by ACPD. Participants in this event will attend a mini Police Academy and a roll call. They will then be dispatched on a call, accompanied by a Field Training Officer (FTO), and will have a chance to experience a police/citizen interaction from the police side. The participant will get to wear a ballistic vest and utility belt and will have equipment including a police radio and simulated weapons. The FTO will discuss the situation afterward with the participant to learn their mindset and explain what a trained police officer may have observed or done differently.
Additional Activities will be a K-9 demonstration, a moon bounce for kids, and free food/drinks provided by Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, Coca-Cola, and Wegmans. We are very excited about this event and hope to get a good turnout.
Pike Presidents’ Group POSITION STATEMENT ON THE ARLINGTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING WORKING GROUP (AHWG) DRAFT REPORT
The attached letter was sent to the Arlington County Board in June as a response to the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) Draft Report. The letter was approved and signed by the presidents of the 10 civic associations in the Columbia Pike corridor.
PARK GLEN YARD SALE
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 700 S Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22204 (Courtyard)
The Park Glen Social Committee will have coffee and doughnuts
available for a small fee. Free bottled water will be on hand.
All neighbors invited to come and shop!
The next meeting of the Arlington Mill Civic Association will be:
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Rm 527
1. Elections of Civic Association Board members
2. Neighborhood News: Pike Pres mtg; NCP; FBC and Facilities Study group. Affordable Housing Study.
a. Review and vote on Position Statement on The Arlington Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) Draft Report
3. Status of Farmers Market – CPRO’s Exec. Director Takis will present
4. Give results of the neighborhood survey
5. Civic Engagement
· Trash clean up May 30th.
· Extended Overnight parking at Arlington Mill
Thursday May 14, 2015, 7-9 PM at Drew Model School, 3500 S 23rd St, Arlington, VA 22206
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11AM - 7PM at Washington-Lee HS, 1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201
Candidates include: Reid Goldstein and Sharon Dorsey
2015 Neighborhood Day Activities
Chestnut Hills Playground Ribbon Cutting & Project Play Launch: On Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m., come celebrate the recent renovations at the Chestnut Hills Park Preschool Playground and learn more about Project Play NoVa! Playground improvements include new equipment, surfacing, pedestrian circulation (including ADA accessibility) and site furnishings. FitArlington will be on site to promote the new Northern Virginia Project Play website, novaplays.org, which will be launched in 2015. Stop by the Project Play booth for a FREE foldable water bottle (while supplies last) and learn how the website works. Kids will also be invited to participate in a playground scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! Contact Laura Barragan at email@example.com or 703-228-3329 for details. View the Chestnut Hills Ribbon Cutting Flyer.
Family Fitness Day in the Park: On Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., bring the whole family to Penrose Park to get outdoors! Event highlights include fitness classes for all ages, fun games, moon bounces ($3 all-access bands), nutrition and fitness demonstrations and concessions for sale (cash only). Contact Emily Thrasher at DPRfirstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-4773 for more information. In case of severe weather, this event will be canceled. View the Family Fitness Day in the Park Flyer.
Echoes of Little Saigon: On Saturday, May 9 from 1-3 p.m., learn about Clarendon’s Vietnamese heritage at the Echoes of Little Saigon event at Clarendon Central Park. The County Board proclamation and guest speakers will begin at 1 p.m. Join in on a walking tour narrated by former community members at 1:30 p.m. From 1:30-3 p.m., enjoy public art and art activities led by artist Khánh H. Lê and go on a self-guided smartphone walking tour. This event is presented by Arlington County Historic Preservation Program, Arlington Public Art, Urban Affairs & Planning in the School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation and Clarendon Alliance. Contact Aliza Schiff at email@example.com or 703-228-3771 for more information.
Welcome Back Hummingbirds: On Saturday, May 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center and Park, the whole family will enjoy learning about our fabulous flyers with hands-on activities and games. Each family will make a hummingbird feeder of their own to provide a welcome feast for these tiny jewels as they migrate back to our area. Information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Registration required. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 632855-J.
20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Festival: On Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., step forward for shelter animals at Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals and Pet Festival at Bluemont Park. For two decades Arlington County’s largest pet-centered event has brought two-legged and four-legged residents together for a day of celebration and fun to benefit shelter animals, services and programs supported by AWLA. Lace up your walking shoes, leash up fido and join hundreds of animal enthusiasts for a 5k walk or one-mile stroll through the park. After the walk, the 20th anniversary celebration will continue with a newly added Pet Festival. This year you can look forward to:
– Eating a savory bite from food trucks
For more information about the Walk for Animals and Pet Festival and to register for the walk, visit http://awla.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1130661.
Barcroft Elementary Spring Fair: On Saturday, May 9 from 4-6 p.m., join in on a fun family-friendly event with games, bounce house, concessions, cake walk, games and prizes! Barcroft Elementary is located at 625 S. Wakefield Street, Arlington, VA 22204. This event is sponsored by the Barcroft Elementary PTA. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-985-7449.
Campfire: Super Snakes: The whole family is invited to join us on Saturday, May 9 from 7-8 p.m. at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun as we learn about our elongated, fork-tongued friends. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, treats such as s’mores. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center. Registration required. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 632955-C.
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The Pike Presidents' Group (PPG), comprising ten Pike Corridor Civic Associations, will host a Forum for the Democratic Party Candidates for County Board on Monday 11 May 2015 at 7.30 pm in themulti-purpose A/B/C rooms at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St S.
Six candidates are vying for the nomination to compete in the General Election to replace Walter Tejada and Mary Hynes, who are both retiring their seats at the end of the year. The forum will feature questions from the PPG regarding Pike issues and an opportunity for questions from the audience attending the forum.
The candidates in attendance will be:
• Katie Cristol
• Christian Dorsey
• Peter Fallon
• James Lander
• Andrew Schneider
• Bruce Wiljanen
The general format of the forum will be as follows:
• Call to order
• Opening Statements (2 min per candidate)
• Questions from the PPG (approximately ½ hour; 90 seconds per candidate for answers)
• Questions from the floor (approximately 1 hour; 90 seconds per candidate for answers)
• Closing statements (2 min per candidate)
• The evening should conclude around 9.45p.
The PPG would respectfully ask for no applause, cheering, jeering or other verbal replies by audience members in response to candidate statements. Applause for all participants should be held to the end of the evening. Mobile phones should be turned off or silenced for the duration of the forum.
The two Democratic Nominees will be selected in a primary to be held Tuesday 9 June 2015. The PPG will sponsor further County Board fora this autumn for ALL candidates running in November's General Election for County Board.
Please make plans to attend this informative event.