Bulletin Board

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Saturday/Aug. 19

School Supplies and Food Collection for the Alternative House. School supplies and food, both fresh and nonperishable, will be collected. Tax-deductible cash donations will also be accepted. Collection is being held at the Vienna Farmers Market, located in the Caboose parking lot at the corner of Church Street and Dominion Road, N.E., Vienna. Sponsored by the Vienna Jaycees. Visit

Monday/Aug. 21

Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club Membership Meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Free and open to the public. Following a short business meeting, guest speaker David E. Jackson, V.M.D., H.M.D., the medical director of University Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, will share his experiences in his veterinary specialties and with Leptospirosis (canine vaccine). Refreshments. Bring a dog. Visit

Sierra Club. From 7 to 9 p.m. at Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. The meeting will describe what the Sierra Club is all about, local campaigns, and how you can play a role. Call 703-385-7564. Visit the Sierra Club Great Falls Group web site, at

Tuesday/Aug. 22

Mothers First Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit

The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.

Thursday/Aug. 24

The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly evening mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Arts Society, 115 Pleasant St., N.W. E-mail or call 703-281-1333.

Monday/Aug. 28

Tysons Land Use Task Force Meeting. The task force is coordinating community input and making recommendations for updating the 1994 Tysons Comprehensive Plan to include four planned Metro stations in the area. Meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, and is open to the public. Visit To sign up for e-mail or regular mail updates, visit the Web site, call 703-324-1344, TTY 711, or e-mail

Wednesday/Aug. 30

A peer support group for victims of clergy abuse and others affected by such abuse meets at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Contact Evelyn Mercantini at 703-620-9295.

Thursday/Aug. 31

Vienna's "Virginia 2007 Community Committee," created to plan local activities in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607, meets at 2 p.m. at Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave., W. All interested residents, businesses and community organizations are invited to participate. The committee is also seeking old photos of Vienna. Call Chairman Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or visit

Thursday/Sept. 7

Work Session. The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) is inviting residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A to an Open Work Session on the center’s fiscal year 2008 budget. The work session will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

MCC is supported by a real estate tax paid by district residents. The current tax rate is 2.8 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value.

Saturday/Sept. 9

Community Flea Market. McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Fall Community Flea Market will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolly Madison Blvd., on Route 123. Professional flea market dealers and individuals selling household items both participate in this sale, offering shoppers a wider selection of goods. A limited number of selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 each. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from MCC’s Web site Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255.

Tuesday/Sept. 12

The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.

Wednesday/Sept. 20

Meeting. The McLean Antique Arts Association will meet today at 10 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-356-1102.

Thursday/Sept. 21

Workshop. Attend the interactive workshop "Volunteer Management Training: How to Capture Your Audience in 15 Minutes!(or less…)" and enhance presentation skills. Today 9:30 to noon. The training will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, in conference rooms 2 and 3. The meeting is open to all who manage volunteers. The training is free to members, non-members $10 at the door. All are encouraged to stay for lunch and network in the cafeteria; brown bag lunches welcome. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13 to Susan Stolpe at or call 571-323-9569.

Tuesday/Sept. 26

The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

Public Hearing/Meeting. A public hearing on the fiscal year 2008 budget and the regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Residents who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.