Over the Fence
News for Neighbors
Winter 2002-2003


December 1-21 - Holiday Decoration Contest
    We award prizes to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd most-beautifully-decorated homes and the most-beautifully-decorated block.
    Any home in our neighborhood is eligible. Judge Pattie DeLoatche announces awards on Sunday night, December 22.

Friday, December 20, 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Caroling Party (note change of date)
    Meet at TJ east parking lot, near intersection of 2nd and Irving Streets
    Bring your family and friends and come out to enjoy a wonderful holiday tradition.
    Dress warmly and bring a flashlight or candle. We will provide song sheets and musical accompaniment

Saturday, December 14, 5 pm - Living Nativity,
    featuring angels, chorale singing, shepherds, and live sheep
    at Arlington United Methodist Church (716 S. Glebe, 703-979-7527)

Arlington United Methodist Church and Ethiopian Community Development Center (1038 S. Highland, 703-685-0510)
    distribute Christmas toys to needy families. To brighten a child's life, drop off unwrapped toys, stuffed animals,
    and Educational games in good condition to AUMC by December 12 or to ECDC by December 16. Thank you.

Thursday, December 12, 7 pm - Thomas Jefferson Middle School Winter Music Concert in the auditorium

December 6-12 - Thomas Jefferson Book Fair in the library, 8:10 am - 2:30 pm, also during and after Winter Concert
    Call Ann Godfrey (703-228-5881) for more information.

Monday, December 16 - Patrick Henry Elementary School holiday concert - 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the gym

"Arlington Heights Neighborhood" t-shirts and sweatshirts are now on sale for holiday gift-giving! (These shirts are patterned after our neighborhood signs.) We have plenty of t-shirts for adults and children, but only a limited number of sweatshirts. Shirts range from $7-12; sweatshirts are $15-17. Contact Joan Gill (703-685-1760, jgill@erols.com)

We thank Joan Gill for decorating our four neighborhood signs for the holidays on December 8.

Come to our Annual Meeting January 21

Please join AHCA and come to our Annual Meeting Tuesday, January 21, at Patrick Henry Elementary School, starting with a pot-luck dinner at 7:00 pm, meeting at 7:30 pm.

January Meeting Agenda

7:00 pm - Potluck dinner

7:30 pm - Business Meeting

Decisions at our October 16 Meeting
    At our meeting in October, we set 2003 dues at $12.00 for families, $25.00 for businesses. Please join AHCA using the form below so you can vote at our January meeting.

    At our meeting October 16, we also

    We seek neighbors as AHCA officers in 2003. Please consider running for president, vice-president, secretary, or treasurer. Contact Nominating Committee members Elizabeth Swid (els0807@yahoo.com) or Dan Perch (703-486-8144, danperch@erols.com).

Join AHCA for 2003 - Send to Bob Dannemiller, 215 S. Ivy, Arlington VA 22204

Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________ City, State, ZIP __________________________ [__] Arlington VA 22204

Phone ______________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________________

[__] Enclosed is $12.00 for FAMILY membership to "AHCA" [__] Enclosed is $25.00 for BUSINESS membership

[__] Enclosed is an added donation of $__________________ Membership year is January to December

Congregation Votes to Change Name
    At its memberbership meeting October 18, Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation voted to change its name to Congregation Etz Hayim, ("tree of life" in Hebrew).
    On Sunday mornings at 10:30 am in December and January, the congregation offers five free lectures open to the public, with free bagels, featuring Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash, on "What's New in the New Conservative Humash: Etz Hayim. (The Humash is the Old Testament, the Five Books of Moses.) His topic December 8 was "Early Hebrew Bible Manuscripts and the Masoretes."
    Call 703-979-4466 for more information.

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