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Toastmasters International, McLean Chapter, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dolley Madison Library. Join them to work on improving your communication skills, to become more effective in meetings and to convey your message more concisely. Contact Melissa Adkins, vice president of membership, at work at 703-262-5373 or at home at 703-815-4304, or e-mail her at madkins@cnri.reston.va.us.

The Vienna Toastmasters meet twice a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Participants will have the opportunity to improve communication skills. For more information, call Valerie Hall at 703-426-8073.

Toastmasters Saturday Morning. Too busy during the week for Toastmasters? Join this club, which meets Saturday at 10 a.m. twice a month in Vienna Presbyterian Church, Room 376. Improve communication and presentation skills in a supportive environment. Contact Viki Kinsman, 703-476-1736, or jvkinsman@aol.com.

The Great Falls Women's Club offers bridge lessons, a knitters and crocheters group, a tennis group and a book discussion group. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend. Membership is open to all Fairfax County residents. Call Patty Staas 703-356-5845.

The Newcomers Club of Vienna and Friends is a women's social club open to everyone in Northern Virginia. The club has three non-smoking bridge events each month: a social bridge club held on the first Tuesday of the month and a duplicate bridge club on the third and fourth Wednesday of every month. All the events are at the Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna and include a buffet lunch. For reservations, call 703-281-4811 or 703-938-3505.

The Fairfax Jubil-Aires, members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Visitors are always welcome. For information on membership, call 703-968-4292. For information on performance, call Mike Huddleston at 703-228-3250 or at 703-968-0263 or visit www.thefairfaxjubilaires.org.

Club Phoenix Teen Center at the Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and pingpong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Access Services, the Library Branch that serves individuals with disabilities, is sponsoring a new support group for seniors and people with low vision, at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Colvin Run General Store. Visit this restored building with fixtures from 100 years ago, and browse through the old-fashioned merchandise. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., every day except Tuesdays. Call 703-759-3403.

The Women's Center hosts the Job Hunters Forum the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. The forum offers support for women and men who are actively searching for jobs. Cost is $10 members, $25 nonmembers each session.

Open Mike Showcase at The Old Brogue, the first and third Thursday of every month, 9 p.m.; sign-up, 8:30 p.m. 760 Walker Road. Twelve artists per evening.

New Beginnings, a nonprofit support group for separated and divorced individuals, has six meetings a month in the area on different nights in various locations in members' homes. Call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.

Bring binoculars and watch the resident and migratory birds every Sunday, 8-10 a.m., at Great Falls Park. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard dressed for the weather, rain or shine.

Mothers & More of Northern Virginia is a support organization for mothers who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:30 p.m. Call toll-free at 866-716-7766 for more information.

JAM! Jazz McLean, a teen jazz band directed by Rob Holmes, meets every Monday, 6-8 p.m., at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in McLean. Bring an instrument. For more information, call 703-893-0910 or visit www.geocities.com/jam4teensva.

T'ai Chi Practice every Saturday, 8-9 a.m., at McLean Central Park, located behind Dolley Madison Library, McLean. Open to all people and all skill levels, this free ongoing practice provides a chance to experience the benefits of the ancient art of slow, smooth, gentle motion for fun, health and relaxation. No special equipment or clothing needed. Sponsored by the T'ai Chi Study Center. Visit www.TaiChiCenter.com or call 703-759-9141 for more information.

The Northern Virginia Carvers will teach carving every first and third Sunday of August at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Preschool Storytime. Every Monday in August, share stories and fun, 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn to use the Web or increase skill level. August. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for an appointment: 703-757-8560.

Personalized Internet Training is available at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library during August. Tysons-Pimmit is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088 for an appointment.

Original pastel and pen drawings of musicians by Northern Virginia artist Karen Francis are on display at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The drawings feature musicians who have performed at the Monday night open mike at Jammin' Java as well as some who play at the Tuesday jam at Bangkok Blues Thai Restaurant in Falls Church.

Swing Dancing will take place every Wednesday night at the Potomac Swing Dancing Club Room, 146 Maple Ave. E., across from Whole Foods. Beginning jitterbug/Lindy Hop lessons are at 7:30 p.m., and dancing continues 8:30-11 p.m. Club members pay $10 for the lesson and dance, $6 for dance alone. Nonmembers pay $12 for lesson and dance, $8 for dance alone. For more information, call Donna Barker at 703-978-0375 or visit www.erols.com/swing4me.

McLean Newcomers Club. A social organization made up of newcomers and some not-so-new-comers from McLean and its environs. Create new friendships and socialize with the community. Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at a private home. Potluck luncheons, a book group, bridge groups, play groups, local tours and more. Call 703 237-3138 or 703 734-1840 or visit www.geocities.com/mcleannewcomers.

History of Great Falls. Enjoy a 10-minute slide presentation introducing the 11,000 years of history of the Great Falls at Great Falls Park. Program will be shown in the auditorium periodically throughout the day. Call 703-285-2965 for more information. Check Visitor Center for times. Free.

Ranger Talks. 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. during the weekends. Join a ranger at Overlook 2 to learn more about Great Falls Park and the Potomac River at Great Falls Park. Check daily program schedule for times during the weekdays. Call 703-285-2965 for more information. Free.

Children’s Area. Children are urged to stop by the seasonal exhibits and activities to have fun learning about Great Falls Park. Call 703-285-2965 for more information. Open daily. Free.

Bird Watching. Rain or shine on Sundays from 8-10 a.m. Join an informal group of bird watchers to catch a glimpse of resident and migratory birds in Great Falls Park. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard dressed for the weather. Call 703-285-2965 for more information.

Adult Co-Ed Kickball League. Begins Aug. 24 for age 18 and up. Doubleheader games will be played at Southside Park on Sundays at 10 a.m. The fee is $250, which includes umpires, equipment and awards. League is limited to 12 teams, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

Friends of the Great Falls Library. A group of book-lovers and library users who support special programs for children and adults at the Great Falls Community Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. The board meets monthly, September through June. For information on becoming a library "friend," call 703-757-8560.

Northern Virginia Senior Softball (NVSS) seeks men over 50 and women over 40 for fall ball, a September and October slow-pitch, 32-game season. Two seven-inning games are played Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Fairfax County fields. NVSS has 29 teams organized into three skill-level conferences; people are assigned to teams based on skill. $35 fee includes hat and shirt. Visit nvss.org or call Dave at 703-524-5576 or Joyce at 703-860-1867. Season begins Sept. 2.

The Golden Girls Women’s Softball Association is a Vienna-based organization for women in the metropolitan area who are 40 and over. League play is on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings during the spring and fall. Instruction and a less competitive atmosphere are provided for beginners. There are also traveling tournament teams and National Senior Games teams in five-year age brackets, beginning with age 50. Call Donna Packard, 703-938-0387, for more information.

The Vienna Woman's Club is now accepting applications for its 43rd annual Harvest Bazaar on Nov. 8 at the Vienna Community Center. Space is limited. For information or to request an application, call 703-938-7716 or 703-851-1313.

Walking Groups for Mature Adults. A walking group for mature adults will meet each Wednesday from Sept. 10-Oct. 29., 6:30-7:30 p.m., in front of the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free; advance registration is required. Slower-paced walkers may request to be paired together. A morning moderate-paced walking group will meet Mondays, Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 10-11 a.m. The fee of $5 for Vienna residents and $8 for out-of-town participants includes a guide and written materials. The new Friday morning group for moderate-paced walkers will meet from Sept. 5-26, 10-11 a.m., at four different locations around Fairfax County. The cost is $8 for Vienna residents and $10 for out-of-town participants. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

The Vienna Women's Club is now accepting applications for its 43rd annual Harvest Bazaar to be held on Sat., Nov. 8 at the Vienna Community Center. Space is limited. For information or to request an application, call 703-938-7716 or 703-851-1313.

If someone you know is gay, or you are thinking about coming out, join others in a discussion about the challenges you are facing. PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets every second Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Beverly Hills Methodist Church, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd.  For more information, call 301-439-FLAG or visit the Web site at pflagdc.org.

McLean Community Center class registration began on Aug. 20 and will continue through Sept. 14. for residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1. Fall classes meet between September and January and take place at the center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Residents outside the tax district may register as of Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. For more information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

2003 Virginia Independent Filmmaker's Contest. Films produced by Virginia residents that are 30 minutes or less, appropriate for all viewing ages and do not contain explicit sexual content, obscene language, graphic violence or on screen use of illegal drugs may be submitted until Aug. 31. Awards will be presented to the first, second and third place film makers; $500, $350 and $150, respectively. Send film submissions to Spotsylvania Film Festival, Attention Shellie Ridder, 9105 Courthouse Road, PO Box 99, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. For more information, visit www.spotsylvanie.va.us and click on "What's New?"

"Writing Your Personal History" general introduction. Professional writer and editor Robert Middlemiss will offer an introductory course in personal history each Thursday, Sept. 11-March 18. 9-10:30 a.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. No previous writing experience required. The course includes gathering material, interviewing, basic writing and editing tips and techniques for self-expression. The fee is $20 for Town of Vienna residents and $25 for out-of-town participants., plus a $5 materials fee for coffee and tea each class and a spiral-bound copy of writings at the end of the session. Advance registration is required. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

"Writing Your Personal History," an informal, group-run class for people interested in documenting their life stories, will take place each Thursday, Sept. 11-March 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Class members select topics about which to write and read their work to each other for supportive feedback. The class is free of charge; a donation of $5 will be used to provide coffee and tea at each class. Advance registration is required. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's fall co-ed softball league for ages 18 and up begins Sept. 8. Games will be played on weeknights at Vienna's Southside Park. The registration fee of $350 per team includes 10 regular season double-header games a post-season tournament, umpire fees, softballs and awards. A maximum of 12 teasm will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 27

<cal2>Preschool Singalong. Songs and fun with Miss Belle. Ages 1-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike.

Sky Observation Night. Observatory Park, Springvale Road, Great Falls, will be open for public telescope viewing at sunset. On this date, Mars will be the closest to earth it will be in a 100,000-year span. Take a telescope or one will be provided. Sponsored by Analemma Society in conjunction with Fairfax County planetaria directors. Rain date, Aug. 29.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie." Tony-winning musical. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets range from $18-$55. Call 703-218-6500, visit the Filene Center box office or visit www.wolftrap.org to purchase tickets.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Ice Cream Social. Celebrate the end of summer and find out how many candies are in the jar. 2 p.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Book Discussion. 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 for selection title.

By the Beautiful Sea. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088 to register.

Bonnie Rideout, Scottish fiddler. A Nottoway Nights performance. 7:30 p.m., at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-930-7532 for cancellation information. Park is not lighted; bring a flashlight for a safe exit after dark.

Christopher William, singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Call 703-255-1566 for more information.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie." Tony-winning musical. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets range from $18-$55. Call 703-218-6500, visit the Filene Center box office or visit www.wolftrap.org to purchase tickets.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 29

<cal2>Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun. Roots music. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $15. Call 703-255-1566 for more information.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie." Tony-winning musical. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets range from $18-$55. Call 703-218-6500, visit the Filene Center box office or visit www.wolftrap.org to purchase tickets.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 30

<cal2> Falls Walk. 1-1:30 p.m. Explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park with a ranger at Overlook 2. Wear comfortable shoes, and meet at the Visitor Center desk. Call 703-285-2965 for more information.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie." Tony-winning musical. 2 and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets range from $18-$55. Call 703-218-6500, visit the Filene Center box office or visit www.wolftrap.org to purchase tickets.

Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church will be holding a Middle Eastern Food Festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will feature Middle Eastern Food, sweets, music and entertainment, Middle Eastern dance demonstrations, children's games and events, backgammon tournament, Middle Eastern tent, vendors, silent auction, icon shop and church tours. Admission is free. The church is located at 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean, near Spring Hill Road. Visit www.holytransfiguration.org for directions and additional information or call 703-734-9566 or 703-200-6416.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 31

<cal2> Falls Walk. 1-1:30 p.m. Explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park with a ranger at Overlook 2. Wear comfortable shoes, and meet at the Visitor Center desk. Call 703-285-2965 for more information.

Christopher Jak. Acoustic music. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Call 703-255-1566 for more information.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie." Tony-winning musical. 2 and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets range from $18-$55. Call 703-218-6500, visit the Filene Center box office or visit www.wolftrap.org to purchase tickets.

Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church will be holding a Middle Eastern Food Festival from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. The festival will feature Middle Eastern Food, sweets, music and entertainment, Middle Eastern dance demonstrations, children's games and events, backgammon tournament, Middle Eastern tent, vendors, silent auction, icon shop and church tours. Admission is free. The church is located at 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean, near Spring Hill Road. Visit www.holytransfiguration.org for directions and additional information or call 703-734-9566 or 703-200-6416.

Model Railroad Open House. The Potomac HO Module Crew and Monty's Lego model trains will be running for your enjoyment each day from 12 to 5 p.m. Adults $2, children 4-10 $1; current members and children under 4 are free. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org for more information.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 4

<cal2>The Women’s Club of McLean will hold its first meeting of the 2003/04 season at 11:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Dolley Madison Boulevard, McLean. The speaker will be Diane Ray, the vice president of marketing for Tiffany’s, Tysons Corner. The subject will be diamonds.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 3

<cal2>McLean Newcomers Get-Acquainted Coffee. The McLean Newcomers Club will host a Get-Acquainted Coffee at 10:30 a.m. at a private residence. The club offers a variety of tours, luncheons, special events/day trips, foreign language conversation groups, book club, tennis and more. Individuals who are new and not-so-new to the McLean area are welcome to attend. For more information, call 703-734-1840 or 703-237-3138.

Adult Fall Tennis League registration deadline. League play begins Sept. 18 with men’s singles games on Thursdays and women’s singles game on Sundays, at Glyndon and Meadow Lane Parks. Each participant will play a minimum of seven matches during the season. The fee is $10 for Vienna residents and $15 for out-of-town participants. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

I Spy a Beautiful Butterfly. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages 2–6 with adult.

Tales ‘n’ Tunesages. 18 months to 3 1/2 years with an adult, includes story, music, movement and fun with Jody Katz. Free demonstration class offered at 10:30 a.m. at Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street. Call 703-248-5077 for more information.

Magical Me. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years, includes fun and educational songs, games and creative movement with Jody Katz. Free demonstration class offered 1:00 p.m. at Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street. Call 703-248-5077 for more information.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 4

<cal2> Trip to Luray Caverns. The charter bus will leave at 10 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., and return at 5 p.m. The group will also visit the Historic Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Singing Bell Tower and Garden Maze. For adults (14 and older), cost for transportation, cave tour and ticket to the car museum is $29 for Vienna residents and $36 for out-of-town participants. The cost for children (13 and younger) is $24 for Vienna residents and $30 for out-of-town participants. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

Welcome Club of Northern Virginia luncheon. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Those new to the greater Northern Virginia area and members of the Welcome Club of Northern Virginia are invited to attend a luncheon at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., Vienna. The program will feature Steve Bhaerman, or "Swami Beyondananda," who will perform "The Art of Healing Laughter." For reservations and information, call 703-321-9123. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 1, 12 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 5

<cal2>AARP driver safety program. For motorists 50 and older. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The course will cover the effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions and accident prevention measures. Graduates of the course could receive a discount on car insurance. Cost for both classes is $10 per person; advance registration is required. For information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 6

<cal2>Washday. Come help out at washday on the 18th-century farm. Scrub clothing with lye soap in the wash tub, watch the whites boiling in the big pot over the fire, hang the clothing out to dry in the orchard at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run located at 6319 Georgetown Pike, McLean. For more information, call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

Riverbend’s Virginia Indian Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills, Great Falls. The festival brings to life the activities and customs of Native Americans who made their homes along the Potomac River. $5 per person. Children under 2 are admitted free. Refreshments will be sold. Rain or shine.

The Vienna Area Branch of the American Association of University Women, kicks off its its 2003-2004 year with a Bagels and Blue Jeans Open House at the Patrick Henry Library Community Rooms from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristin Moyer at 703-242-6428.

Virginia Indian Festival at Riverbend Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per person, children 2-years-old and younger are free. Rain or shine. Activities include traditional dancing, pottery making, Rappahannock crafts, on tool demonstrations, bow shooting and spear throwing, dugout canoe constructions and food and drinks for sale. For more information, call 703-759-9018 or 703-759-1627 or go online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks

Face of America 2003: A Celebration of Flight. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1645 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. A multi-media event featuring dance, film, song and F-16 fly-overs. For ticket information and purchase, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Ballroom dancing with the Big Band sound of Colvin Run Dance Band. Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. 9 p.m. to midnight. $12 per person. For information, call 703-430-3342.

<cal1>Sunday, Sept. 7

<cal 2>The Virginia 49th and their families will set up a Civil War Encampment on the grounds of the Colivin Run Mill Historic Site on Sunday, Sept. 7 drom noon to 4 p.m. Period dril and firing demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Free. Colvin Run is located at 10017 Colvin Run Rod in Great Falls.

The Northern Virginia Woodcarvers will be at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site on Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon until 4 p.m. Carving lessons are free with a nominal charge for wood blanks. For more information call 703-759-2771. Colvin Run is located at 10017 Colvin Run Rod in Great Falls.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Share stories and fun at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult.

"Why Good Wills Go Bad." Attorney David G. Hoffman will lead a discussion of Virginia will law to help participants organize assets, know when to change wills, talk to executors, reduce probate, make will copies, participate in do-it-yourself tax plans and more. Free. No advance registration is required. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Tall Tales. 11 a.m. Giraffe stories and activities at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult.

Newcomers of Great Falls luncheon. The first luncheon of the year will take place at 11:30 a.m. at McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant in Reston. Residents, new and established, in the Great Falls region are invited to attend. Meet the new board and learn about the many club-sponsored activities. The cost of the luncheon is $25. For more information and to reserve a space, contact Karen Daboll at 703-450-7999, Anissa Lubin at 703-433-2275, or visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com. Reservations must be made no later than Sept. 5.

McLean chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Candidates Forum. NARFE will host a Candidates Forum for Virginia House Districts 33 and 34, Virginia Senate District 32, as well as two School Board vacancies and the Dranesville vacancy for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. This group meets at the McLean Community Center. 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Bring a dish to share for the 12 p.m. potluck, which will be followed by the 1 p.m. program. For further details, call 703-560-8648.

The quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of Oakton Mill Estates

Homeowners Association will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September

9, at the Blandford residence, 2915 Oakton Ridge Circle, Oakton,

22124.

Artist Anne Leonard of the Vienna Arts Society will present "Inspirations from Southwest Desert Mountain, Country opening Tuesday, Sept. 9 at The Gallery located in the Village Green Shopping Center on Maple Avenue West in Vienna.

The Laura Ratcliffe Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 pm at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna, , Maple Avenue at Center Street. The library's phone number is 703-938-0405. All interested in membership are invited to attend.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 10

<cal2>People in My Neighborhood. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean. Ages 2-3 with adult.

McLean Photography Club’s first meeting of the season. Available Light Photography in Washington, D.C. and its Environs. Sherwin Kaplan; and “Challenge: Successful Images Taken this Summer.” 7:30 p.m., meet and greet at McLean Community Center at 7 p.m.

Club Phoenix Teen Center open house. An open house for parents will offer the opportunity to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the required registration form and discuss issues or concerns from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents can also sign uip to be a teen center volunteer or serve on the Club Phoenix Parent Advisory Committte. For more information, call Brandy Mullen at 703-255-5721.