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<cal2>Equality Fairfax Membership Meeting: 2003 Fairfax County Elections and the GLBT Vote. Monday, Sept. 22, 7-8:45 p.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Public Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Visit www.EqualityFairfax.org or e-mail: info@EqualityFairfax.org for more information.

New Neighbors League Club will host its Sept. 24 meeting at P.J. Skidoo's, 9908 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Cost for the luncheon is $21, inclusive. Marja Chapman-Pierre of Interior Magic will present a slide presentation. NNLC invites new members to join. The purpose of the club is to form new friendships while adjusting to new surroundings. Activities include monthly luncheons and speakers as well as fashion shows, silent auctions, game days and parties. For information or reservations, call 703-476-9322.

Springfield Toastmaster's Club, which has been helping people improve public speaking and leadership skills for 35 years, meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information, call Helen at 703-560-2187.

The Celebration Singers, an all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invites women interested in singing to join them. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays and alternate between Heritage Hunt Club in Gainesville from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Springfield United Methodist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 703-354-3788.

Interested in meeting other moms, celebrating motherhood and having social time twice a month? Register now for the upcoming year of the Mops & Moms Group at Fairfax Community Church. Mothers with children of all ages welcome. Meetings begin in September and space is limited. Visit the group's Web site at www.geocities.com/fccmomsgroup, call 703-323-0110 or e-mail MOPS@fairfaxcommunity.net.

Springfield Music Club is a local organization that meets September through May on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings and programs usually take place at Jordan Kitt's Showroom on Gallows Road in Vienna at 10 a.m. The 30 minute business meeting is open to members and programs which follow the meetings are open to all interested. Programs range from opera to baroque trios to member recitals. The club also offers workshops for music teachers. The club is made up of over 150 members who are professional music teachers, performers and music lovers. To learn more about the club or its programs, contact Marcia Chaplin, President SMC at 703-281-5342.

Burke Toastmasters Club, which focuses on improving communication skills, meets at The Oaks Community Center, located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Raj Manda at 703-426-8784 or Clint Conerly at 703-250-9504.

Mothers & More of Northern Virginia is a support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:30 p.m. Call toll free 1-866-716-7766 for more information. Visitors are welcome. Free.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Join other mothers with children ages birth through kindergarten who desire to be the best moms they can be. Enjoy refreshments, inspirational speakers and encouragement through small group discussions. MOPS meets the second Monday of each month, September through May, at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-941-4124 or visit www.immanuelbible.net.

Mother's First - Burke is a support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. Meetings take place the second and fourth Mondays at the Pohick Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Mothers First - Springfield/Franconia is a support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. The Springfield/Franconia group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Richard Byrd Community Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Mother's First - Fairfax is a support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. The Fairfax group meets on the first and third Wednesdays at the John C. Wood Complex Room #1 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Burke Rotary Club has existed since June 1984, and meets each Tuesday, at 7:30 a.m., for breakfast. For most of its existence it met at Hopsfrog Restaurant (formerly Fritters), but for the past two years it has found its home at Brion’s Grille across from George Mason University in the University Mall. As with all Rotary clubs, membership is by invitation, but visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Travis White at 703-866-0507.