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May
4
Sat
FCPD Car Seat Safety and Install @ Mount Vernon District Station
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Installing car seats for babies and children can be difficult, but we all want our children to travel safely. That’s why district stations across the county host free Car Seat Safety and Install events throughout the year! You will learn how you can ensure your car seat is properly installed to keep your child as safe as possible.

In preparation for your appointment, you should install the seat in your vehicle using the instructions that came with the car seat. Trained officers will review the car seat instructions and car owner’s manual to be certain that they are being followed as they should. All events are held in the parking lot of that district station.

Mount Vernon District Station schedule:

By appointment only. To reserve a spot, go to the station to get a ticket from the PCAs desk or call the station to schedule.

  • May 4 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • May 25 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • June 8 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • June 22 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Lee District Supervisor Forum @ Franconia Governmental Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Lee Dems for a forum with the Democratic candidates for Lee District Supervisor, followed by an opportunity to meet candidates and local elected officials. This event is free and open to all Lee District voters, but RSVP is required. RSVP and submit questions here.

May
5
Sun
Alexandria Cars & Coffee @ Hollin Hall Shopping Center
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday between 8:30 and 11 AM at Hollin Hall Shopping Center. We look forward to seeing you and your car no matter what you drive or the condition of your car. As long as you think it’s cool, we will, too!

Alexandria Cars & Coffee @ Hollin Hall Shopping Center
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday between 8:30 and 11 AM at Hollin Hall Shopping Center. We look forward to seeing you and your car no matter what you drive or the condition of your car. As long as you think it’s cool, we will, too!

Wetlands Awareness Day @ Huntley Meadows Park
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come rain or shine, and dip your mind into the wonder of wetlands! Celebrate the beauty and importance of wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s premier wetland sanctuary. Bring friends and family to stroll through the forested paths and immersive ½ mile boardwalk trail! Learn about beavers, birds, bugs, and more! See raptors, reptiles, and amphibians up close and enjoy interactive displays and activities.

Noon to 4 p.m. FREE.

Mt. Vernon RECenter Renovation Public Meeting @ Mt. Vernon RECenter
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please come meet with the design team to learn about the project progress and timeline.

May
6
Mon
Lee District Candidate Forum @ Franconia Governmental Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get to know the candidates for Lee District supervisor. LDACO will provide light refreshments. Audience members will have a chance to submit questions in writing during the first hour. From 8 p.m. until 9 p.m., the moderator will choose from the submitted questions and we’ll do a Q and A with the candidates.

May
8
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Master Gardener Plant Clinic on site to answer questions about plants in your landscape.

May
10
Fri
Family Owl Outing @ Huntley Meadows Park
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Whooo’s looking at you? Get wise to the world of owls at the “Family Owl Outing” at Huntley Meadows Park on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Come to the park to discover the secret world of owls and learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators. Enjoy a presentation on owls, followed by a trail hike. Hopefully you will hear or spot one of Huntley’s resident owls.

The program is designed for participants age six to adult and runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows.

May
11
Sat
Little Hunting Creek cleanup
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Paul Krizek are partnering with the Friends of Little Hunting Creek to sponsor the annual 2019 Little Hunting Creek Cleanup event on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Little Hunting Creek is one of the most severely degraded streams in Fairfax County. In 2007, it was named “Fairfax County’s Trashiest Stream” by Fairfax County who spent over $50,000 of taxpayer funds removing trash. The area is impacted by a substandard stormwater system, a significant retail presence, a large concentration of apartments with trash containment problems, and a large homeless population, which results in significant litter dispersal throughout the watershed.

Over the last nine years, Senator Surovell and Friends of Little Hunting Creek and their volunteers have removed over 200 shopping carts, over 500 bags of trash, over a dozen bikes, over 50 tires, multiples car seats and one .22 caliber-hunting rifle. Additionally, volunteers helped dispose of one large metal jungle gym, one bathtub, one bounce house, one lawn chair, and numerous liquor and beer cans. An extensive cleanup such as this is not possible without the help of the Mount Vernon community who take time from their schedules to help improve the local environment.

Volunteers will spend the day removing trash, litter, and debris from two sites in the uppermost watershed of the creek where it originates in Hybla Valley. Pizza, water, trash bags, and cleaning supplies will be provided to all volunteers.

There are many reasons to volunteer:

· Gain high school and middle school community service hours

· Gain education about local ecosystem shortcomings and impairments

· Raise community awareness of volunteerism and environmental protection with children

· Make your community a better place

Event Details
2019 Little Hunting Creek Cleanup
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/CreekCleanup2019

The cleanup will be staged from two locations:

– Janna Lee Avenue Little Hunting Creek Bridge:
From Route 1 (at the intersection with Mount Vernon Memorial Highway), turn west onto Buckman Rd., right on Janna Lee Ave.to the bridge over Little Hunting Creek.
GPS Coordinates: 38.741070, -77.095512

– Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza Near Duron Paint:
From Route 1, turn N on Fordson Rd, the cleanup site is in the concrete channel adjacent to a Duron store in the NE corner of Mount Vernon Plaza. Enter from Fordson Rd., directly across from Mamma’s Kitchen (7601 Fordson Rd.)
GPS Coordinates: 38.749711, -77.089303

If you can attend, please RSVP at http://bit.ly/CreekCleanup2019 to ensure that enough clean up supplies and food are provided.