National Capital Area Chapter. 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 402, Fairfax, 22030. Call 703-359-4440 or 1-866-259-0042. Visit www.alz-nca.org.
American Astronautical Society
Non-profit membership organization founded in 1954 that works to advance space exploration and space science. Publishes a magazine and professional journal, sponsors meetings and conferences. Contact Jim Kirkpatrick at 703-866-0020 or check www.astronautical.org.
American Association of University Women, Fairfax City Branch
The association has 12 branches in Northern Virginia. Meets in various locations in the Fairfax City Area from September through May. The group also has afternoon and evening literature groups, salon discussion group, bridge group, music group, etc., that meet once a month in members‚ homes. AAUW promotes equity for women, education and self-development over the life span, and positive societal change. For more information, contact Dottie Joslin, membership vice president at 703-591-9035 or email@example.com; co-presidents Myrna Brown, 703-757-8359 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and Dianne Blais, 703-830-1998 or email@example.com. Visit www.aauwofva.org.
American Legion Post 177
3939 Oak St., Fairfax, 703-273-2250. Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the post. For the American Legion Auxiliary, call the same number and ask for Hilda Schaffer.
American Lung Association
The association aims to prevent lung disease, promote lung health and provide information. Its three main target areas are tobacco prevention, asthma and air quality. Cathy Hamm is executive director. Office located at 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 203, Fairfax, 22030. Call 703-591-4131 or visit www.lungusa.org/virginia.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of natural disaster and helps people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. Seeking volunteers. Provides monthly orientation the second Wednesday of every month at the Herndon or Fort Belvoir offices. Training also provided. CPR and first aid offered with a fee. Call 703-964-0004 or go to www.redcrossfairfax.org for information. Office located at 1112 Herndon Parkway, Herndon.
Auxiliary Police Unit
Seeking volunteers to assist in variety of duties including traffic control, crime prevention and special events for the Fairfax County Police Department. Training provided and mandatory. Volunteers will be sworn as an Auxiliary Police Officer. Contact 703-280-0576 or go to www.co.fairfax.va.us/ps/police/Volunteers.htm for more information.
Burke Centre Lions Club
Meets the first and third Monday of every month at Red, Hot and Blue on Chain Bridge Road/Route 123. If there is a special event on a weekend, the meeting for that week will be canceled. Dale Boynton, president, 703-455-8706.
Burke Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5412
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Ponds Community Center, 9837 Burke Pond Lane, Burke. Post 5412 is an organization consisting of active duty and honorably discharged veterans who have come together to share common experiences regarding service to this country, and to participate in service to the community. Brian Engler, post commander. Call 703-250-0071 or visit www.webspawner.com/users/vfw5412.
Burke Rotary Club
Since June 1984. Meets each Tuesday, at 7:30 a.m., for breakfast. For most of its existence it met at Hopsfrog Restaurant (formerly Fritters), but for the past two years it has found its home at Brion’s Grille across from George Mason University in the University Mall. As with all Rotary clubs, membership is by invitation, but visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Travis White at 703-866-0507.
Social club that promotes social interaction and community involvement. Social activities consist of dancing, ski trips and dining. Club has semi-annual meetings and monthly newsletters. Contact Tom Frensinger at 703-323-5831 for more information or to receive a newsletter call 703-764-2894.
Burke Toastmasters Club
Focusing on improving communication skills, meets at The Oaks Community Center, located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Raj Manda at 703-426-8784 or Clint Conerly at 703-250-9504.
The Celebration Singers
An all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invites women interested in singing to join them. An assistant accompanist is also needed. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays and alternate between Heritage Hunt Club in Gainesville from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Springfield United Methodist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 703-941-4018 or 703-971-2124.
Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
3975 University Drive, No. 350, Fairfax. Call 703-591-2450, visit www.cfcc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. President: Melissa Choate.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
CASA's mission is to provide one-on-one advocacy in juvenile court in protection cases to ensure safety to child victims of abuse and neglect and to protect them from further abuse. CASA is accepting applications for volunteers for independent investigators for the court. Volunteers must be 21 or older. Orientation and training provided. The office is located on 4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3526 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to volunteer. For more information, visit www.casafairfax.org.
Fairfax County Headquarters. 7245 Arlington Blvd., Suite 205, Falls Church. Call 703-573-6811. Visit www.fairfaxdemocrats.org or fcdc.blogspot.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equality Fairfax — Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community & Advocacy
Equality Fairfax offers a wide variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. Pick and choose the activities of interest: social, volunteer, civic or issues advocacy. Equality Fairfax, P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183. 703-255-1552. Visit www.EqualityFairfax.org.
A non-profit organization that assists homeless and low-income people of Fairfax County, FACETS provides food, shelter, clothing, medical assistance and programs for families in public housing. Seeking volunteers to work on a variety of programs. Training provided. To volunteer, contact John Golden, volunteer manager, at 703-352-3268. Office located at 10565 Lee Highway, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030. www.facetscares.org.
Fairfax Audubon Society
Committed to the Audubon mission, which is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats through education advocacy and conservation programs. The club learns about birds and wildlife in Northern Virginia. Nature night meetings on a quarterly basis at various locations. Newsletter with meeting information can be found in any Fairfax County Public library. Visit www.fairfaxaudubon.org or call 703-256-6895 for more information.
Fairfax Citizens for Responsible Growth, Inc. (FairGrowth)
A nonpartisan, countywide citizens group concerned with development and land-use decisions and their impact on traffic, transportation, schools, the environment, and other infrastructure and public services. Regular meetings take place on a monthly basis; special meetings are organized as needed. For more, visit www.fairgrowth.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna. Call 703-749-0400 or visit www.fccc.org.
Fairfax Ferns Garden Club
Meets the second Monday night of every month at 7:30 p.m., at a member's home. Non-profit club learns about horticulture, floral design and educates the public about non-native plants. The club also has fund raisers and activities such as making corsages and centerpieces and participating in Fairfax Historic House Tour. Those interested in becoming members may come to meetings. Dues are $25 a year. Contact President Hildie Carney at 703-591-5305 for information.
Meets the third Monday of every month. An organization of young adults between the ages of 21 and 40, whose purpose is to meet new people, assist in the community and learn new personal and professional skills. The mailing address is P.O. Box 85, Fairfax, VA 22030-0085. Contact Doug Spengel at 703-541-6434.
Fairfax Harley Owners Group, H.O.G.
The group of about 700 promotes riding together on motorcycles, safety and giving back to the community. Chapter meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at Patriot Harley-Davidson in the City of Fairfax, starting with refreshments at 7 p.m. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., with news and announcements followed by brief presentations by the chapter officers on activities and programs. Must be member of National Harley's Owners group and be a Harley Davidson owner. Contact Larry Larson, 703-620-5489. Visit www.fairfaxhog.com.
Fairfax Host Lions Club
The Lions is a service organization with a mission to help neighbors, the community, the less fortunate. It also raises funds to finance its charitable programs. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Mama's Italian Restaurant, 9715 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Social period starts at 6:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dinner meetings also have guest speakers. Membership is open to anyone. The president is Bob Helland. E-mail LionsFFX@msn.com.
The Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center and Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
Individuals who are interested in giving their time to the preservation and promotion of the City of Fairfax's history and properties are needed. Volunteer opportunities include Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center docents, Ratcliffe-Allison House docents and for various special events. For general information, call the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center at 703-385-8414 or 800-545-7950. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
Fairfax Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8469
Meets the first Monday of every month except for December and July at 5703 Vogue Road, Fairfax Station. Located three doors down from St. Mary's Church and directly behind Fairfax Station Square Shopping Center. Post 8469 helps veterans of foreign wars and those on active duty. It also volunteers with citizen groups and younger groups including Boy Scouts. 218 members. Joseph L. Buechel, commander/president. Call 703-250-2517 or go to www.vfw8469.com for more information.
Fairfax Small Business Development Center
Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax. Offers a variety of services to support small businesses in Fairfax County, whether they have been in business for many years and are seeking growth or are aspiring entrepreneurs looking for direction. The center offers training in all phases and aspect of small business management including marketing, business plans, capital acquisition, financial management and employer-related issues. One-on-one counseling is available at no cost by staff and volunteers from the professional sectors. Visit www.sbdc.org or call 703-277-7700 for additional information. Visit www.masonenterprisecenter.org.
Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans
Group hosts monthly supper/lectures, marches in parades, attends wreath laying ceremonies at Confederate graves and monuments, distributes educational material, and works with the City of Fairfax to honor the dead. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Affiliate membership is open to all those who cannot prove Confederate ancestry. The Camp meets for its supper/lectures on the second Sunday of every month at the American Legion Post #177 at 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. For reservations, contact Matt Buscher at 703-533-0884 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.stringfellowcamp.org. To join, contact Mike Goodloe at 703-971-6234 or email@example.com.
Friends of Fairfax Station
The group helps benefit the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Museum and book shop are open Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org.
Friends of Pohick Library
Contact Yolanda Atkins, 703-455-5723.
Inova Fairfax Hospital/Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Auxiliary
Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of capacities. The auxiliary helps raise funds for hospital programs and services by staffing the three Treasure Trove consignment shops. Annual dues to help the auxiliary operate vary with age and are tax deductible. For information on volunteering opportunities, call 703-698-3447 or visit www.inova.org and click on "How Can I Help?"
InterService Club Council of Fairfax
An Umbrella group for the service clubs in the area. The council sponsors the annual "Volunteers of the Year" celebration that recognizes the volunteer of the year from each participating service organization. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at noon, at Red Lobster. For more information, contact Irby N. Hollans Jr. at 703-503-9788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Council for Aging
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852. Call the SENIORHELPLINE at 703-425-0999, 301-255-4200. The Helpline offers free community service and links the caller to thousands of resources for the older adult. Connect-A-Ride: Disseminate information about the cost, availability, and eligibility requirements of transportation services in Montgomery, Arlington, and Fairfax Counties. For more information about Connect-A-Ride call 703-323-6494 or 301-738-3252.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Cultivates and manages community resources, provides leadership development and volunteer opportunities, raises funds for programs that help ensure a quality Jewish life around the world, and answers question about the Jewish community. For more information, visit www.ShalomDC.org. The Northern Virginia Regional Office is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike and can be reached at 703-425-0066. The director is Sandy Barmak and the associate is Alec Goldman, who can be reached at 703-893-7448.
Kiwanis Club of Fairfax
Meets every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., at China Gourmet on Arlington Boulevard in Fairfax. The club's mission is to "think globally, act locally" to serve the community. It also participates in many activities such as providing scholarships and leadership training for the youth, supporting the Children's Miracle Network and sponsoring six Key Clubs in local high schools. The club also sponsors a formal dance in the spring at the Northern VA Training Center. Kiwanis can be found in 187 different countries. Call Jerry Rich, membership chair, at 703-250-2733 or visit www.geocities.com/fairfax_kiwanis. Representative to InterService Club Council: Mariann Gabor, 703-476-0020, or email@example.com.
La Leche League (breastfeeding support group)
The City of Fairfax La Leche League meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., at Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-471-7762 or 703-280-0986 for more information. Call 703-534-8548 to find phone numbers for leaders in other areas throughout Virginia.
League of Women Voters, Fairfax Chapter
League of Women Voters, Fairfax Station Unit
The League is a non-partisan citizen's group, not just for women despite its name. The group researches governmental issues that members agree need looking into and may agree to a position, through a careful consensus process, which the group then promotes in the community. The unit meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m., at 7902 Bracksford Court, Fairfax Station. For more information, contact Lois Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-690-0908. www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Learning in Retirement Institute
George Mason University, 4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, 703-503-3384. Visit olli.gmu.edu. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. –12 p.m.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
5881 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500, Falls Church, 22041. Mailing address is P.O. Box 4248, Falls Church, VA 22044. Call 703-379-1135 or visit www.maddnova.org. Monthly support group meetings for victims of drunk driving crashes.
Mother's First - Fairfax
A support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Join Moms and tots of all ages for meetings, lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. The Fairfax group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., at Green Acres Elementary School, room 116. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.
Mothers of Multiples
A support group for mothers and guardians of twins or more, Mothers of Multiples meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Commons Community Center in Burke, September through June. Call 703-715-MOMS. Call 703-913-6288.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Provides information, referral, support, education and advocacy to individuals and families affected by serious mental illness. Call the NAMI Virginia Helpline toll-free at 888-486-8264 or 800-950-6264.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees
National Headquarters. 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-838-7760.
NoonDay Optimist Club of Fairfax
The club sponsors events that benefit from young children to those in high school. Activities include a Read to Ride program, picnics and contests. Membership open to all. Meets every other Thursday at noon at PJ Skidoos, located off of Lee Highway, Fairfax. Contact President Bob Wicks at 703-591-1529 or send an e-mail to email@example.com or write to P.O. Box 19, Fairfax, VA 22030 for more information.
Optimist Club of Central Fairfax
An organization that primarily serves young adults and children. Service projects are performed with Robinson Secondary and other associated elementary schools. Projects and activities include essay contests, rhetorical contests and scholarships. Meets in the evening on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Hall on Oak Street, Fairfax. Call 703-278-8001 for volunteer information.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University.
Serves senior adult communities throughout Fairfax County at learning facilities in Fairfax and Reston. Members enjoy courses year-round in wide range of academic departments, as well as trips, clubs and social events. No exams, no homework. Call 703 503-3384 for information and catalog. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, 4200 Roberts Road, Fairfax. www.olli.gmu.edu. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairfax County Headquarters. 4246 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030. Contact 703-766-4467 or www.fairfaxco-gop.org.
Rotary Club of Fairfax
Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders who strive to spread goodwill through service around the world. Membership is by invitation, and meetings are open to the public. The club meets every Monday at 12:15 p.m., at Lap Lighter restaurant, on Jermantown Road. Visit www.rotary.org to complete a prospective member contact form. Contact Irby N. Hollans Jr., 703-503-9788, or email@example.com.
Soup and Fish Club
The Virginia chapter of The Wodehouse Society, the club meets on the second Friday evening of each month at various bookstores and libraries around Fairfax County. Take refuge in the gentle writing of the master of farce, P.G. Wodehouse. Call 703-815-9073 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Wodehouse."
Springfield Toastmaster's Club
Helping people improve public speaking and leadership skills for 35 years, meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information, call Helen at 703-560-2187.
8796 Sacramento Drive, Suites D and E, Alexandria, 22309. Alice Longford, acting team leader, 703-360-8633.
Virginia Federation of Professional and Business Women's Clubs
P.O. Box 4842, McLean, VA 22103-4842, www.bpwva.advocate.net. Contact Toni Fulford Evans via e-mail at TFE322@aol.com.
Volunteer Fairfax mobilizes people and resources to meet regional community needs. It is a central resource for volunteerism and for people to get involved in the community. Features Volunteer for Change, coordinated for busy working adults to volunteer. It also publishes a guide for youth to volunteer, has service awards and organizes VolunteerFest. Volunteer Fairfax works with companies, organizations and corporate communities. The center is located at 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-246-3460 or visit volunteerfairfax.org for an online volunteer guide.
Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)
Seeking volunteers to provide administrative support for the Fairfax County Police Department Must be at least 21 years of age. Selection of volunteers based on application. Contact 703-280-0701 to apply.
Washington Balalaika Society
An organization of people who play Russian instruments and perform in Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area (conventional winds and percussion are also included.) Rehearsal is Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Rock Spring Congregational Church at the corner of Rock Spring Road and Little Falls Road in Arlington. Visit www.balalaika.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call Janet Bohm at 703-764-0048.
The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia
The group offers many special interest groups for newcomers to the Northern Virginia area, including book discussion groups, dinner groups for couples, theater groups, cultural tour groups, and tennis and golf groups. Meetings are open to members and guests by reservation only and take place on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Call Norma Jean Reck at 703-938-4612.
Woman's Club of Fairfax
The club sponsors an annual $2,500 scholarship for a high school in area, plants trees and foliage at area high schools, contributes books to school libraries and takes care of a family during Thanksgiving and Christmas, among other endeavors. Meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax United Methodist Church. Contact Toni Turner at 703-598-5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Woman's Club of Springfield
Janet Crupper and Susan Edson, co-presidents. Meets the first Tuesday of every month, September through June, at 7:30 p.m., at Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield. A brief program covering a subject of general interest to members is followed by a business meeting and a short social period. All adult females welcome. The Pink Elephant Consignment Shop in the Concord Center on Backlick Road, Springfield, helps raise funds.