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Send announcements by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to herndon/reston@connectionnewspapers.com or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Christopher Staten at 703-917-6447 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. For additional calendar listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Wednesday/May 3

Mothers First. Mothers First Reston/Herndon will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Tuesday/May 9

Better Business Luncheon. Better Business Luncheon Sponsored by Millennium Bank, Cox Business Services and Griffin-Owens & Associates from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Presentation by Walt Constantine of CoSolutions, Inc. about backing up computer data. Space is limited, register on-line at HerndonDullesChamber.org in advance by Friday before the event or by calling 571-323-5300 or send an e-mail to info@herndondulleschamber.org.

Wednesday/May 10

Toastmasters. The Reston-Herndon Toastmasters will meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church,

681 Elden St. Herndon. 703-729-5969 or www.toastmasters.org.

Meeting/Discussion. Fairfax County League of Women Voters will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center. Are Fairfax County teenagers burning both ends of the candle? The League’s next meeting topic is “SLEEP,” Start Later for Excellence in Education Proposal. What are the benefits and costs of Fairfax County Public Schools modifying its bell schedules to allow high schools to start later, and the implications for health, academic performance, transportation, sports, extra-curricular activities, and families? Free, open to the public. For the date and location of a daytime meeting in the Reston area call 703-437-0795 or contact the Fairfax League at 703-658-9150 and at www.lwv-fairfax.org. The background study to be used for the discussion will be available on the Web site.

Mothers First. Mothers First Reston/Herndon will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Friday/May 12

Osteoporosis Prevention Support Group. In an effort to increase community awareness about osteoporosis in Northern Virginia, Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc. is joining the National Osteoporosis Foundation in educating people in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc. launches their support group from 4–7 p.m. 703-464-5171 or www.SequoiaHealth/FF.

Tuesday/May 23

INOVA Blood Drive. Take the time to donate blood to INOVA from 12-7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion in the Reston Town Center. Schedule an appointment time by calling 1-866-256-6372 or visit www.inova.org/donate blood. Onsite registration.

Wednesday/May 17

Chamber 101: New/Prospective Member Orientation. Sponsored by Access National Bank and Washington Business Journal from 12-1:30 p.m. at the ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly. This monthly seminar teaches how to use Chamber events and programs most effectively. It includes a free lunch, a mini workshop and networking with 30-40 other businesses. Free, but pre-register with Membership Director Ellen Kaminsky 571-323-5302 or by e-mail at

membership@herndondulleschamber.org

Thursday/May 18

Herndon/Dulles Chamber Mixer. The mixer will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Enjoy catered food and beverages. Save time in line at the door by registering with the Chamber in advance on-line at HerndonDullesChamber.org or pay at the door. Only $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Saturday/May 20

Reston Relay for Life. Emphasizing a circus theme, this Relay will offer live performances, singers, food and fun. Taking place May 20-21 at South Lakes High School, the surrounding community is encouraged to participate in the following ways: Volunteer at the event; entertain the more than 80 teams of 8-12 people involved by performing your talent; raise funds by joining a Relay team, start a Relay team or ask your organization to help donate to find a cure. Contact Kristina Baumler at relay@topsitesforyou.com, Kelly Hay at hayk01@nationwide.com, or Jen McCollum at jen.mccollum@cancer.org. Visit www.restonrelay.org.

Monday/May 22

NAMI-Northern Virginia will meet at 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church to hear Colleen Miller, J.D., Exe. Dir. of the VA Office of Protection and Advocacy, discuss how they protect the human rights of disabled Virginians.

Free. 703-525-0686.

Thursday/May 25

Networking Breakfast and Program: "Improve Your Elevator Speech," sponsored by Access National Bank, Cox Business Services and Griffin-Owens & Associates from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. Roxann Gardner, president of Network Referral Group (NRG) will give a presentation to help master elevator speech. Members, save $5 by registering in advance. Rates are $20 for members who prepay by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, otherwise $25 at the door. $30 for non-members. All are welcome. Register on-line at HerndonDullesChamber.org or call 571-323-5300, or info@herndondulleschamber.org.

Tuesday/May 30

Herndon Relay For Life Meeting. The final team captain's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Herndon United Methodist Church. Herndon's third annual Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society will be held June 10 and 11 at Herndon High School. Teams have been forming this spring and are preparing to participate in the overnight relay. Throughout the event, team members take turns walking the track, while enjoying hours of entertainment, food, and fun. It's not too late to form a team and participate in this event. Visit www.acsevents.org/relay/herndon. Call Lisa Fagan at 703-404-0133 or Leslie Petty at 703-450-4372.