To post local events in the Connection, mail 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Thursday before the week of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids Appreciation Night. Wear a silly tie to “Ties, Magic and MLK” with magician Mr. Tim, 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.
Seminar. The Association of Proposal Management Professionals: National Capital Area Chapter (APMP-NCA) presents “Getting Graphics Right the First Time” 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Presenter is Mike Parkinson of 24 Hour Company in Falls Church. To pre-register online, see www.apmpnca.org/117pr.