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<lst>The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the Dulles Chapter, meets Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m., for lunch at the Amphora Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Wilton Ward, Virginia Federation of Chapters, will discuss NARFE’s 20-year partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer Safe Return Program and recent research in Alzheimer’s disease. NARFE is collecting donations to fund Alzheimer research, and Olive Panzera, collecting the funds at the local level, will be available to accept donations. The meeting is open to NARFE members and anyone interested in its programs. Cost of lunch is $13.50. For information or reservations call Sue Righter, 703-966-1122 by Nov. 25.
Reston-Herndon Toastmasters hold a meeting, Nov. 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 681 Elden St. Call John at 571-643-0252, or visit www.toastmasters.org.
Mother's First Reston/Herndon holds meetings on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 10 a.m., Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
The Herndon Woman's Club held its 47th Annual Fashion Show, Nov. 5, Days Hotel and Conference Center in Herndon. More than 200 guests saw fashions from Chico's clothing store at Fairfax Corner, modeled by Club members. Individuals purchased raffle tickets, donated to the club by Herndon businesses. Proceeds from the show are contributed to local projects to benefit the community. The first $1,000 check was awarded to Debra Rams, spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Women's Shelter, at the Nov. 14 Club meeting. Additional donations will be made to local interests, including school awards and scholarships.
Reston Interfaith invites individuals and families to adopt a family this holiday season. Support Reston Interfaith families by giving gifts for a child through the Adopt-a-Family program. The goal this year is to adopt 1,100 children from the Reston-Herndon area. Contact Meredith Young at 571-323-9566, or firstname.lastname@example.org.