<lst>Word Processing Software is offered on public computers in the Fairfax Couty Public Libraries. Free service. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
Family Skate Night will be held each Friday from March 3 to April 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Admission is $1 for ages 17 and under and $.50 for adults. Bring your own skates or rollerblades and safety equipment. Parents are required to stay with their children and are welcome to participate. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation service available to taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. The program operates between now and April 17. This year, all tax returns will be electronically filed. All taxpayers must bring a government-issued picture ID and Social Security cards for all persons included on the tax return. Sites and hours have been expanded this year. SunTrust Bank of Vienna, 515 Maple Ave., is operating on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information call 1-888-227-7669 (AARP NOW) or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.
The Historic Freeman Store and Museum, in conjunction with Historic Vienna Inc., is putting on their first-ever exhibit dealing with African American History in the Vienna area community, with the cooperation of the African American community. The exhibition runs until March 31. Store hours and museum hours after Feb. 4 are Wednesday-Saturday from noon-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Freeman Store and Museum is located at 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. Call 703-938-5187.
The "Hot Topic" luncheon series, organized by Neighbors International, a local online community network, brings noted specialists together with community members over lunch at a local eatery. Luncheon prices are kept to a minimum through the sponsorship of local businesses. Register by contacting Neighbors at 703-759-2102, or look for the announcements on the Neighbors Web site, www.neighbors-international.com, for registration information. Addresses topics such as financial planning, family fitness, child safety, safe international travel and more.
Kids Appreciation Night at the Silver Diner, 8101 Fletcher Ave., McLean, every Tuesday night from 5-8 p.m. Every Kids Night features activities such as face painting, balloon art, clowns and music in addition to food. All kids receive a free milkshake with their meal. Call 703-821-5666.
Library Disability Access Services. Library group serves individuals with disabilities and sponsors a support group for seniors and people with low vision at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.
Foster Family Training. Northern Virginia Family Service offers summertime training for prospective foster families. NVFS foster and respite families receive: intensive training, certification, continuing education, child/parent matching, ongoing assistance and 24-hour support from professional social workers, financial reimbursement, help locating support services for foster/respite children, foster/respite parent support groups, and family activities. Call Ginny Snaider at 703-219-2184, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.nvfs.org for more information or to join the next training class.
Arc of Northern Virginia now offers respite care at their Kidz Clubhouse in Great Falls. They offer after-school, evening or weekend care. Respite care is available for children of all ages with disabilities and their siblings. Rates are $15 per hour from 8 a.m.-11 p.m., $7 per hour from 11 p.m.-8 a.m. and $5 per hour for siblings, with no charge for overnight care. Call 703-438-8370, fax-703-438-8371, or visit www.kidzclubhouse.org.
St. John Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, operates a thrift shop for all residents of Northern Virginia. The shop is located on the lower level of Carlin Hall under the parish office and features clothing, a children's room, a kitchen and household room and a limited amount of artwork and "bric-a-brac." Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations are accepted during hours of operation and Mondays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Call 703-356-7420.
Vinson Hall Treasure Shop. Vinson Hall Military Retirement Community operates its Treasure Shop in the building at 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Anyone may come to shop Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Look at glassware, dishes, pictures, kitchen items and jewelry. Additional hours are the second Saturday of the month. Call 703-970-3722.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web, work with e-mail, or use the library databases. At Great Falls Public Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for an appointment, 703-757-8560. Adults.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn to use the Web or increase skills. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for an appointment, 703-790-8088. Adults.
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes. Offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 locations in Northern Virginia. The cost is $40 per semester, textbook included. Call 703-534-9805, ext. 222, or visit www.ccda.net for schedule.