<cal2>Mothers First Great Falls activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms’ nights out, and lectures. Meeting will be 9:30 a.m. at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Meeting. The Great Falls Friends will hold its June general meeting at the Old Brogue Snuggery. The program will be presented by life-long resident Milburn Sanders and another long-time resident Marian Reid. Together they will discuss what Fourth of July celebrations were like back when the area was Forestville and answer questions. Networking opportunities and a light breakfast will be provided. Call Candace at 703-759-0375.
Garden Party and Plant Sale at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm from 6 to 9 p.m., 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Light refreshments and cash bar. Summer casual dress. Weather permitting, call 703-442-7557 the day of event. Free admission.
Girls Soccer. Try out for the VYS Hurricanes, a rising U15 girls select soccer club that plays in Division 1 of ODSL. The Hurricanes will hold open tryouts for the 2006-2007 season on today and June, 9, 12 and 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Idylwood Field in Falls Church. Visit www.vys.org/Travel/Hurricanes/index_E.html or call David Widger at 703-307-9872 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>The Great Talkers Toastmasters Club offers practice in leading meetings and giving impromptu and prepared speeches, with constructive evaluation, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Grant Thornton Building, Suite 300, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Free. Call Gladys Henrikson at 703-758-4980 or e-mail email@example.com.
<cal2>Flea Market. Oakton Church of the Brethren will have a Flea Market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Come to shop or sell. Secure a space for a $15 donation to support the church parking lot fund. To reserve a space call the church at 703-281-4411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is at 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna.
Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software today at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. The AAUW Used Book Sale will be held at the McLean Community Center Sept. 15-17 and benefits scholarships for women. Two thirds of the donation is tax deductible. Call 703-726-6470.
Used Book Sale. Historic Vienna Inc. is hosting a used book sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store and Museum at 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. The sale includes an array of $2 hardcover books and $1 paperbacks, as well as children’s books for 25 to 50 cents. Book buyers will also have the opportunity to buy books that were formerly in the area’s Historic Little Library. There will be a large selection of rare and unusual books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. All proceeds go towards historic preservation, education and research. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 703-938-5187.
The Greater McLean Republican Women’s (GMRW) annual fund-raiser. Theme will be a “Triple Crown Picnic Dinner,” rain or shine, at the home of Dave and Amy Hunt in McLean at 6 p.m. Derby Hats optional. Tickets are $40 per person. Sponsorship is $100, which includes two event tickets and recognition of the sponsor’s name or business in the program. Donations are welcome. To make a reservation or become a sponsor by the June 1 deadline, call Betsy McIntire at 703-724-9316 or Debra Melisi at 703-757-9032.
The 22nd annual Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant will be held at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, from 1:30-4 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the crowning. Live music will be presented by the "senior staff." $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets call 703-978-6563 or 703-481-1715.
<cal2>Used Book Sale. Historic Vienna Inc. is hosting a used book sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. There will be a large selection of rare and unusual books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. All proceeds go towards historic preservation, education and research. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 703-938-5187.
The Northern Virginia Woodcarvers will lend their tools and expertise today from noon-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Adults and children 6 years and up are welcome to try their hands at creating a creature from wood. The carving lesson is free with a nominal charge for wood blanks. Call 703-759-2771.
10th annual Capital One Celebrate Children and Youth 5K to benefit Alternative House, The Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge in Merrifield. 8 a.m. at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Register at www.runwashington.com (click on "Featured Races") or call 703-506-9191.
<cal2>Dinner Meeting. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Dr. Sheila Barry-Oliver, Chair of the BPW Foundation Board of Trustees, and Vincette Goerl, chair of the McPherson College Board of Trustees, speaking on “Achieving Success in Non-Profit Foundations” at its monthly dinner meeting from 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7), Vienna. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non- members. Call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631 for reservations.
Soccer Try-outs. The Great Falls Renegades, NCSL Division 4, rising U15, will hold try-outs for the 2006-2007 season. 4:30 p.m., Nike Field #7. Another tryout will be held Thursday, June 15. Visit www.greatfallssoccer.com
<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 Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27.
The Jury System: What’s the Verdict? Join the members of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area as they consider whether the jury system serves American justice as it was meant, or if it is time for a change. Meeting is in Vienna at 7:45 p.m. Free. For location call 703-658-9150 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.
The Civitan Club of Tysons will hear an address by Sheri Berman, director of community relations for the Safe Community Coalition, at noon at Clyde’s of Tysons, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Berman will describe the coalition's work to maintain a safe community for youth. $10 fee for lunch. E-mail email@example.com or call Linda Powell at 703-356-0154.
Meeting. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Laura Ratcliffe Chapter at 6:30 p.m., at the Dolley Madison Library Meeting Room in McLean. The meeting will include a talk on the action between a Confederate cavalry unit under Gen. Nathan Forrest and a Union Navy flotilla on the Tennessee River. The public is welcome. Call Kitty DeLano at 703-356-4685, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>The Jury System: What’s the Verdict? Join the members of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area as they consider whether the jury system serves American justice as it was meant, or if it is time for a change. Meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Free. For location call 703-658-9150 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.
<cal2>The Vienna Jaycees will gather at Tequila Grande restaurant at 7:30 p.m. for dinner and a chapter meeting. Vienna-area residents ages 21-40 are invited to learn about the Jaycees' upcoming community projects. Visit www.viennajaycees.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227, will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor's Restaurant, 262 Cedar Lane, S.E., Suite D, Vienna. Robert Wilson will speak about his tour as a crew member of an Air Force AC-119 gunship. Call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit www.geocities.com/vva227.
The June Meeting for CHADD of Northern Virginia is "All About Coaching for ADD and AD/HD: Coaching Across the Lifespan." Presenter is Denise Gallagher, MPA, CPCC, with a panel of coaches. Meeting is from 7-9:15 p.m. in the Media/Library Room of Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. There is no cost. Visit www.novachadd.org.
“Boutique Night” at The Artful Gift Shop, 145 B Church St., N.W., Vienna. Several local artists will be premiering their jewelry, handbags, belts and other handcrafted items for sale from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Visit www.artfulgiftshop.com or call 703-242-1220.
Soccer Try-outs. The Great Falls Renegades will hold try-outs for the 2006-2007 season. 4:30 p.m., Nike Field #7. Visit www.greatfallssoccer.com
<cal2>Sixth-Grade Party. A party for Vienna-area sixth-graders to celebrate the end of the school year will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. at Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Admission is free. Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with a DJ, food and prizes. Call 703-255-6360.
Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Vienna American Legion Post 180, is being held at Penderbrook Golf Course, 3700 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost of $80 per person or $320 per foursome includes greens fees, golf carts, beverages, awards and steak dinner. Make checks payable to Post 180 and mail to 330 Center St., N., Vienna, VA 22180. Call Dan Dellinger or Bill Murphy at 703-938-9535.
<cal2>Celebrating Dads at the annual Father’s Day celebration at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls from noon-4 p.m. Treat Dad to a free wood carving lesson with the Northern Virginia Woodcarver, nominal charge for wood blanks. Hand-crank ice cream and sample for 75 cents a cup. Free tours of the mill and miller's house for all Dads accompanied by their children. Call 703-759-2771.
<cal2>Monthly Membership Meeting of the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club. Following a short business meeting, guest speaker Katherine K. Blair, a delegate to the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders, will talk about the state of canine legislation in Virginia. Meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road. Free and open to the public.
<cal2>The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will welcome FEMA Director and VVFD honorary chief David Paulison, along with Board of Supervisors Chair Gerry Connolley, Del. Steve Shannon, U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, Mayor Jane Seeman and the Vienna Town Council, to their station’s re-dedication. Activities include the Vienna Police Color Guard, rendition of the National Anthem and an official opening ceremony. 10 a.m.-noon. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is located at 400 Center St., S. Visit www.vvfd.org or call 703-938-2678.
Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software today at SunTrust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. The AAUW Used Book Sale will be held at the McLean Community Center Sept. 15-17 and benefits scholarships for women. Two-thirds of the donation is tax deductible. Call 703-726-6470.
Ice-cream demo. Watch ice cream being made the old-fashioned way or help crank it yourself today and again July 8 and 22, from noon-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Treat yourself to a sample for 75 cents. Call 703-759-2771.
Food Collection. The Vienna-Reston Jaycees are holding a food collection for the Committee for Helping Others at the Oakton Giant from 8 a.m.-noon. For information or to volunteer call Karen Hackney at 703-281-1255.