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<cal1>Wednesday/July 26

<cal2>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 Dolley 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.

The Jamestown 2007 Community Committee will meet at Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave., Vienna, at 2 p.m. to plan local activities in the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Call Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or visit www.va2007-vienna.org.

<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>Saturday/July 29

<cal2>Career Breakthroughs Workshop for 9/11 Survivors. This workshop helps participants find a new career focus. They will learn how to use their skills to identify a fitting career path. Offered by Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), the workshop is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NVFS' Oakton office, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100. To register or for more information, call Lauren Wolfe at 703-219-3921 or e-mail lwolfe@nvfs.org, or Milagros Terán at 703-219-2183 or e-mail mteran@nvfs.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 30

<cal2>Picnic. Equality Fairfax will hold its fifth annual Summer Picnic from noon to 4 p.m., in Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Play volleyball, Frisbee and fun picnic games. Lounge, visit and listen to live music. Bring food to barbecue and a lawn/beach chair. Participate in raffles. Equality Fairfax will supply drinks, charcoal, buns, side dishes, paper products and condiments. Children and dogs welcome. No alcohol. RSVP to picnic@EqualityFairfax.org or call 703-255-1552.

Tennis Benefit. The Official Tennis Classic Kick-Off Party, a charity fund-raiser featuring guest appearances by ATP tennis stars and music by the Bryan Bros. Band. 4 - 6 p.m., kick-off party at 6 p.m. at the Regency Sport & Health Club, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean. Proceeds benefit the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Foundation, which supports and encourages the development of tennis activities, and the Washington Tennis Education Foundation. Free for members of USTA. Non-members pay $20 but the fee is waived if they join USTA during the event. Visit www.midatlantic.usta.com.

Tools For Moving Forward Seminar for 9/11 Survivors. Session offers a condensed version of the five-session workshop series. The group provides a basic understanding of extreme stress and its impact on the brain, body and emotions. Learn self-care techniques. Led by two facilitators with experience in trauma recovery and group therapy process. Offered by Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at NVFS' Oakton office, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100. To register or for more information, call Lauren Wolfe at 703-219-3921 or e-mail lwolfe@nvfs.org, or Milagros Terán at 703-219-2183 or e-mail mteran@nvfs.org.

<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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 8

<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. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 12

<cal2>School Supplies and Food Collection for the Alternative House. Take advantage of Virginia’s tax exemption weekend, Aug. 4-6, to buy school supplies for less fortunate teens, who need backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils, notebooks, and more for school. Food, both fresh and nonperishable, will also 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 www.viennajaycees.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 19

<cal2>School Supplies and Food Collection for the Alternative House. Take advantage of Virginia’s tax exemption weekend, Aug. 4-6, to buy school supplies for less fortunate teens, who need backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils, notebooks, and more for school. Food, both fresh and nonperishable, will also 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 www.viennajaycees.org.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 21

<cal2>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 www.shetlandsheepdog.us.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug 22

<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. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 28

<cal2>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 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner. To sign up for e-mail or regular mail updates, visit the Web site, call 703-324-1344, TTY 711, or e-mail tysonscornerspecialstudy@fairfaxcounty.gov.