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Volunteers Needed for Green Expo on St. Patrick’s Day

by Katie Pyzyk February 3, 2012 at 10:30 am 4,018 28 Comments

The group Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment is asking for volunteers to help keep the green in St. Patrick’s Day. Well, not exactly the Irish green — but the environmental green.

On March 17, ACE is holding its third annual Green Living Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School. The event focuses on helping residents find practical ways to “green up” their lifestyles. Visitors will find green living seminars, a variety of local and national exhibitors, children’s activities, a raffle, sustainable eating food sales and cooking demonstrations.

The expo is free and open to the pubic, but the event is still short on volunteers. Extra help is needed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., organizers say. Anyone who wants to lend a hand can get more information by calling 703-228-6427.

  • YTK

    Thanks for the invite, but I plan to be green around the gills on St Patty’s Day.

    • drax

      You’ll be wasted by 4 pm?

      • YTK

        Hi Drax– if you were anywhere near P Brennans on St Patty’s day last year, people were getting wasted by noon.

  • not your average bro

    If only Pol Pot could volunteer. Alas, he is busy challenging Jim Moran for his seat in congress.

  • As an Irish man living in Arlington, I cringe every time I see or hear the words ” St Patty’s Day ” !!!!!
    Can someone tell me where and how Saint Patrick’s Day changed to St Patty’s Day ????
    I never heard that term until I moved here 2 years ago.

    • thecharlesriver

      It’s slang. Patty is often a nickname for Patrick.

      • Irishman

        Paddy. Not Patty.

        • thecharlesriver

          Yeah well Paddy would be short for Pádraig….not the English version…..Patrick.

          • Irishman

            I guess . . . I’ve never heard of “Patty” as short for anything but “Patricia.”

          • thecharlesriver

            I think if you are writing St. Patty’s Day…..you write it that way. Since it’s slang I guess you can type it however the F you want to….right?

          • Irishman

            Again, Patty is short for Patricia, Paddy is short for Patrick. But you’re always right, I can tell.

          • thecharlesriver

            I was being nice until your decidedly snide remark. And of course that wasn’t an ad hominem flying now was it? Projection.

            Your name should be lace-curtain irishman.

            Nitey nite.

          • Josh S

            You were being nice?

            You were being your usual, obnoxious, incredibly self-important self, is what you were being.

          • drax

            Time for a fistfight between drunken Irishmen!

          • thecharlesriver

            Whatever d-bag. I think you’re projecting. Otherwise you wouldn’t have chimed in with your original “correction.”

          • Irishman

            ok, man, I stop when the ad hominem insults fly. You win.

  • thecharlesriver

    See above

  • thecharlesriver

    I like your tactics though. Contradict someone on a very debatable issue, call THAT person a know-it-all, and then accuse that person of letting ad hominems fly. lmao. You definitely are living in the right place!

  • awh hells bells

    I wish St. Paddy would make an appearance on and chase the snakes off the comment boards. Enjoy the craic or settle your differences in stereotypical Irish fashion…a bare-knuckle dustup followed by a few pints of rotgut!

    • Irishman

      Yeah, I’m rarin’ to go. And thanks for spellin’ Paddy right, mate.

  • thecharlesriver

    I don’t think the latter would happen with a lace-curtain Irishman who lives in the denial of his own pretense. But I can wish.

    • Josh S

      Pssst – I know you’ve only been around for a little while, but you might want to look around and realize you’ve already painted yourself into a corner – biggest d-bag on ARLnow. Congrats, it’s a title not easy to win.

      • thecharlesriver

        Aw…I’m going to scurry off and cry because said that to me! lmao.

        (psst: Guess what? I’m not important enough to be all the things you’ve painted me to be….and you are not important either.)

      • thecharlesriver

        And I just skimmed through some your most recent diatribes…and left a few remarks. I think you might want to check into that “projection” concept since I think you might be working toward that “title” you so generously bestow upon me. haha

        If only I was as smart and important as you. Someday maybe it will be.

      • Quoth the Raven

        “Biggest ARLnow d-bag” – that should be the subject of the next morning poll!

  • Lulz

    U said “pubic”!

    “The expo is free and open to the pubic”

    • nudist

      I’m so there!

  • Susan

    Again this event will take place inside one of the most energy-inefficient buildings I have ever visited. Huge glass windows on interior walls and north-facing walls, 15 foot high ceilings in corridors, no-solar for swimming pool and bathroom water heating.

    How about a couple hybrid shuttle buses to/from outlying neighborhoods for this event picking people up people so everyone doesn’t drive one to a vehicle and park over I-66?


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