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COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY: Most Arlington County government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.
A complete listing of what will be open and what will be closed will be available on the government’s Web site at www.arlingtonva.us.
JUROR QUESTIONNAIRES SET FOR DISTRIBUTION: The office of the clerk of the Circuit Court soon will be mailing out questionnaires to prospective 2018 jurors in Arlington and Falls Church.
The questionnaires are mailed to randomly selected registered voters in the jurisdictions, and must be completed and returned within 10 days of receipt. Not all those sent questionnaires will be selected for jury duty during the coming year.
Juror service generally is one day or one trial; most trials last one or two days, although there are exceptions. Jurors receive $30 each day for expenses.
For general information on jury duty, see the Web site at https://courts.arlingtonva.us/circuit-court/jury-duty/.
‘AFAC’ PREPS FOR MONTH OF ACTIVITIES: The Arlington Food Assistance Center will host a variety of activities in observance of Hunger Action Month during September.
Currently, more than 2,200 families are accessing AFAC’s food pantry each week, a number that has grown 45 percent in the past three years.
Among the activities will be “garden talks” at Central Library, slated for 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Food-security efforts will be featured during the month in the lobby of the library.
Food drives will be held throughout the month, and an open house at AFAC’s headquarters (2708 South Nelson St.) will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For information and a full schedule of events, see the Web site at www.afac.org.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR SENIOR OLYMPICS: Sept. 2 is the registration deadline for the 2017 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, slated to run from Sept. 9-20 at venues across the region.
Participants must be at least 50 years old by the end of the calendar year to compete in the program, now in its 35th year.
When the effort began in Northern Virginia in 1982, about 80 competitors took part. Last year, more than 900 seniors participated.
REEVESLAND FARMHOUSE TO HOST BIRTHDAY BASH: A celebration honoring the 117th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Reeves will be sponsored by the Reevesland Learning Center on Sunday, Sept. 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Reeves farmhouse, 400 North Manchester St.
Designed for both children and adults, the event will feature food (including Reeves’ favorite, tomato sandwiches), along with birthday cupcakes and lemonade, as well as music and planting of seeds to kick off the fall growing season at the learning garden.
The community is invited.
BLUEMONT 5K/10K ON THE HORIZON: The 2017 Bluemont Arlington 5K and 10K race, to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, is slated for Sunday, Sept. 17 at Bluemont Park, 329 North Manchester St.
The course, centered on the W&OD Regional Trail, is open to both runners and walkers. There also is a “virtual run” for those who cannot participate at the day of the event.
For information, see the Web site at http://bishopsevents.com/event/2017-bluemont-arlington-5k-10k/.
MARYMOUNT TO HOST RECEPTION FOR NEW EXHIBITION: Marymount University will host a reception honoring its new exhibition featuring the pastel drawings of Ellen Corbett on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library on the university’s main campus, 2807 North Glebe Road.
“Working in charcoal, carbon pencil and pastel, I create surreal tableaux frequently referencing fairy tales, poems and rhymes,” Corbett said. “I strive to make something intriguing and meaningful from well-recognized sources.”
The exhibition will run through Oct. 8, and is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information, see the Web site at www.marymount.edu/barrygallery.
RECEPTION SLATED FOR NEW EXHIBITION: An opening reception for “Themes & Variations,” works by artist Cindi Lewis, will be held on Friday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery Underground, located at the Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive.
Lewis explores how an image changes when depicted in different media or with different techniques. The exhibition runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 29, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gallery Underground is the exhibit space for the Arlington Artists Alliance. For information, see the Web site at www.galleryunderground.org.
CANCER RESOURCE CENTER OFFERS PROGRAMS: Virginia Hospital Center’s Cancer Resource Center hosts a series of monthly programs and support groups for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
For information, call (703) 558-5555.