Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

OAR Meetings. On Thursday, Feb. 5, from 7-9 p.m., OAR (Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources), Inc. of Fairfax County hosts its bi-monthly Family Support Group for those with a loved one who is incarcerated. Meetings are held at the OAR office, 10640 Page Ave., #250, Fairfax. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month. It is free and open to all. For more information, or directions, call OAR at 703-246-3033.

Garden Club. On Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society presents a one hour slide and descriptive program with a question and answer session to follow. The group discusses the newest exhibition and garden chrysanthemum cultivators being introduced for the 2004 growing season. Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Meetings are free and open to the public and includes door prizes and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

Boy Scout Troop 859. The Springfield troop is holding an open house for any interested boys ages 11-17 on March 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Saratoga Elementary School. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. Summer camp opportunities including high-adventure backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and canoeing and backpacking in the Maine Wilderness. The Troop's February Court of Honor awards ceremony takes place on Feb. 24 at Saratoga School. Troop 859 meets every Tuesday at Saratoga Elementary School 8111 Northumberland Road, Springfield. Troop 859 scoutmaster is Grant Thornton at 703-569-1314.

Submarine Veterans. The Northern Virginia Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. hosts a free monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. The next meeting is Saturday, Feb. 14. Free parking; a social follows meeting. For information, contact base commander Ray Stone at or at 703-913-9843. Visit, for base information.

Chorale Group. The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for their 23rd singing season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke. For more information, call Dale at 703-938-8044.

New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro. A non-profit organization, is looking for those new to the area or newly retired and looking for new activities and friends. The club offers bridge, bunco, bowling, hiking, quilting, book clubs, an investment club, an antique group, a gourmet group, couples dining, couples bridge and many other activities. Monthly luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703 476-9322.

Legacy All Stars. Offers competitive cheerleading and dance teams, as well as non-competitive cheer and dance classes. Programs are offered for all ages and all experience levels. Come be a part of "the best of the best." For more information visit or call 571-283-1001.

Mother’s First. Support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. Fairfax meetings are the first and third Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m., at the John C. Wood Complex. Call for 703-827-5922 for more information. Springfield group meets at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St. Call 703-827-5922 for dates and times. Burke group meets the second and fourth Mondays at Pohick Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-827-5922. For information about Mother's First, visit

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

Springfield Music Club. 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 next meeting is Feb. 10. at 10:45 a.m. featuring a recital with piano, cello and flute. 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 Rotary Club. Since June 1984. 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.

Equality Fairfax. A gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and advocacy group, Equality Fairfax offers a wide variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. Pick and choose the activities of interest: social, volunteer, civic or issues advocacy. A potluck dinner takes place Sunday, Feb. 8, from 4-7 p.m., at the Greenbriar Community Center, Chantilly. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 6 to or at 703-255-1552. Equality Fairfax, P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183. Call 703-255-1552 or visit

Springfield Toastmaster's Club. 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.

Burke Toastmasters Club. Focusing 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. 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.