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To have community events listed free in The Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, call 703-917-6449, or e-mail mclean/greatfalls@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, call 703-917-6449, or e-mail vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 12

<cal2>The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities, instead of its regularly scheduled meeting, will co-host an informal public forum with the State Special Education Advisory Committee at 7 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.fcps.edu/ss/prc/prcadcomm.htm

<cal1>Thursday/July 13

<cal2>Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG of Metro D.C., support group meeting to discuss issues about coming out today at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Free. All are welcome. Call 703-532-2217.

Annual Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon at Fleming’s Prime Steak House, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tom Davis will be speaking. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for guests with RSVP. For information or to RSVP, visit www.vtrcc.org.

<cal1>Friday/July 14

<cal2>Business Workshop for 9/11 Survivors. Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) Group Services Program invites individuals directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon to the “Turning Dreams into Reality” Small Business Workshop, from 2-6 p.m. at NVFS’ Oakton office, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100. Free for survivors, first responders and family members. Speakers will be from the National Women’s Business Center, SCORE and the Small Business Administration, among others. Attendees will also hear from Sept. 11 survivors who have successfully started a small business. For information or to register, contact Milagros Teran at 703-219-2183 or mteran@nvfs.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 15

<cal2>Bastille Day. Bistro un1 deux2 trois3, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean will host a Bastille Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toastmaster will be Rich Massabny, host of "Rich’s Place" and "PM Arlington." Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Assistance League of Northern Virginia. Activities include a wine tasting, face painting, waiters race, cooking show and raffle. Tickets to purchase food will be available at the event. Call 703-288-1369 or visit www.bistro123.com.

18th Century Market Fair. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Savor roasted chicken, enjoy summer dancing and singing, paint watercolors, write or muster with the militia today and July 16. Try hands on crafts or shop for goods at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 16

<cal2>Breakfast Buffet, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 180 and the Sons of the Legion, will be open from 8 a.m.-noon at the Legion Post, 330 Center St., N. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. Call 703-938-9535.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 19

<cal2>Membership Drive. The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is having its annual membership drive and contest at the Pavilion at Turkey Run from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event is a western themed party that will feature music, food, prizes, Texas Hold'em poker and an opportunity to meet current and prospective members. The cost is $20 for members and $10 for guests. Visit www.mcleanchamber.org or call the chamber office at 703-356-5424.

The Association of Proposal Management Professionals — National Capital Area Chapter will present “New EVM Rules: How to Compete on OMB’s Changing Playing Field” at its Roundtable dinner event, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. For more information and to pre-register online, go to www.apmp-nca.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 22

<cal2>Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., in Vienna. Collection is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. Books in foreign languages are welcome. The book sale benefits scholarships for women and will be held at the Mclean Community Center Sept. 15-17. Call 703-726-6470.

Chesapeake & Potomac Iris Society's iris sale is being held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. The sale will offer hundreds of iris rhizomes in all colors. Professional and amateur iris growers will be on hand to answer questions. Contact Marilyn Naylor at 540-668-6755 or mhollyfield@aol.com.

<cal1>Monday/July 24

<cal2>South Railroad Street Park Hearing. The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding a public hearing to gather public comment on the proposed plan for a two-acre park along Railroad Street between Gallows Road and Morgan Lane. The draft master plan calls for trolley line interpretation and development of a playground, a multi-purpose court, picnic tables, a trail and associated site improvements. The hearing is at 7 p.m. in the Kilmer Middle School lecture hall, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The proposed plan is online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. To speak at the hearing call 703-324-8662 or e-mail parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. Comments on the plan will be accepted until Aug. 25. Send comments to Lynn Tadlock, director, Planning and Development Division, FCPA 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax, VA 22035 or parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 25

<cal2>Book Drive. Old magazines and paperback books (no hardcovers) are welcomed by detainees at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center through the Literacy Project sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfax County Chapter. Regular donors may leave boxed or bagged publications at the usual location from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Be sure to remove mailing labels from magazines. First-time donors may call Florence Roseborough at 703-281-2498.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 26

<cal2>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. The group will meet today at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Avenue, Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Virginia Economic Bridge will host its second annual "Virginia's Linked Workforce Showcase —Homeland Security" to concentrate companies with an industry focus toward Homeland Security together for a unique forum of roundtable discussions. The showcase will be at the Holiday Inn Tysons Corner Hotel in Mclean, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with a networking social to follow. The last date to register is July 18. Visit www.virginiaeconomicbridge.org.

Voice of the Faithful affiliate in Northern Virginia will sponsor a monthly peer support group for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse. The meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of every month in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolly Madison Library, located at 1244 Oak Ridge in McLean. Contact Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128 for details.

<cal1>Thursday/July 27

<cal2>Poker Tournament. The USO of Metropolitan Washington, Federated IT of Washington, D.C. and Computer Security Solutions, Inc. of McLean, will sponsor "On Deck," a Texas Hold 'Em tournament on Thursday, July 27, from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner. Featuring a "King's Classic" tournament, and a host of prizes, players will compete for the evening's grand prize, a seat in a professional Texas Hold 'Em tournament. In addition, the event will include a unique "Jack of all Trades" services silent auction. Registration fee is $100 per person, the proceeds will fund the programs and services of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, and includes a pre-tournament reception, $5,000 in chips, buffet and goody bag. Registration is open to all. E-mail DeAnn Malone at dek_malone@yahoo.com or visit www.USOMetroDC.org/eventspage.htm.

<cal1>Friday/July 28

<cal2>Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “How To” Series continues with “Hire the Best and Fire the Rest” with John Sexton, president, Sexton Executive Security Inc. at Jammin’ Java from noon-1:30 p.m.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 2

<cal2>Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for adults, featuring a flexible calendar of weekend and weekday evening projects to fit one's schedule. Upcoming orientations will be held today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call Ann Doyle to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3460 ext. 2,2 or e-mail adoyle@volunteerfairfax.org. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.