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To post local events in the Connection, mail 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at burke@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Thursday before the week of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.

December

Holiday Tours. Through the month of December, celebrate the holiday as George Washington’s family would with “Gather the Family” tours, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. See the full dining table and hear tales of visitors from 1817. Enjoy cider and cookies in the museum shop at the end of the tour. $7.50/adults, $3/students through 12th grade. No reservations required. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 33.

Personalized Internet and MS Office Tutoring. One-on-one sessions with a technology volunteer at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Personalized Internet Training. Basics for beginners, at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385 for appointment.

Thursday/Dec. 14

What's New in Picture Books. See new picture books to use with preschoolers. Daycare provider certification available 7 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Friday/Dec. 15

Winter Wonderland. Cool stories and activities 10:30 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Saturday/Dec. 16

Evergreens. Learn about local evergreen plants. Presented by the Hidden Pond Nature Center 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Monday/Dec. 18

First Page. A group for all aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Tuesday/Dec. 19

Cold-Weather Friends. Winter stories and activities 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Snowy Day. Stories, activities and a craft 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Wednesday/Dec. 20

Library Writer's Peer Review Group. For those pursuing the path to publication with short fiction or novels, or writing scripts 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Book Club. "Marley and Me" by John Grogan 7:30 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Thursday/Dec. 21

Springfield Writer's Group. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting 7 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Wednesday/Dec. 27

Movies & More. Short movies and a craft to celebrate the holidays 10:30 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/Dec. 28

At the Zoo. Wild animal stories and activities 1 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Tuesday/Jan. 2

Kids Appreciation Night. “March into a New Year,” a sing- and dance-a-long with Mr. Don 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.

Tuesday/Jan. 9

Kids Appreciation Night. “Out of this World,” space exploration and face painting with Ms. Deejay, 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.