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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.
Women in Technology (WIT) announced the finalists for the Seventh Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards. This annual award recognizes women who have exemplified the WIT mission to Connect. Lead. Succeed. The winners will be announced at a banquet and ceremony at the Hilton McLean in McLean, where Maureen Bunyan, anchor for WJLA-TV in Washington, will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. The networking and cocktail hours will begin at 6 p.m., with the formal program from 7-9 p.m. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at www.womenintechnology.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227, meets at 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor's Restaurant in the Cedar Lane Shopping Center. The Vince Kaspar Awards for Excellence in the Arts will be presented to local high school students, as well as scholarships for Arlington County Public Schools English Spoken as Other Language summer program. Call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit www.geo-cities.com/vva227.
Vienna Vision Impaired Group, a support group for visually impaired people and their families, meets at 10:15 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E. Guest speaker will be Susan Jones, chief of investigations for Fairfax County Consumer Affairs. The public is welcome to attend. Call Rhoda Stevens at 703-281-9679.
Bike to Work Day. Celebrations are being held at 21 locations, including one in Vienna at the Whole Foods parking lot and the W&OD Trail, from 6:30-8:30 a.m. Each “pit stop” will offer food, giveaway items, entertainment, speakers and chances to win bicycles and other prizes. Riders who register online at www.waba.org by May 12 receive a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt, and each registrant is entered into a drawing to win one of several bicycles valued up to $1,000. The 21 “bicycle commuter convoys,” led by experienced bicycle commuters, will converge on the rally at Freedom Plaza. Visit www.waba.org. Call Ann Beisel at 703-319-2000 or email@example.com, or John Brunow at 703-938-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Meeting. The McLean Chapter AARP 839 will meet at noon at the McLean Community Center for a Brown Bag Lunch. The program will feature Lisa Hill, Special Agent for the FBI in Northern Virginia, who will discuss Medicare Fraud. Everyone is welcome. Call Betty Robinson at 703-356-9030.
"How to be a High Performance Professional Networker” session, presented by the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, from noon-1:30 p.m.
Spring Fair. 18th Century Spring Market Fair will also be held Sunday, May 21. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Stroll living history museum grounds. See farm family and community members in character and costume. Adults $5; Children 3-12, Senior Citizens $2.50. Visit www.1771.org for a free
Market Fair pass. Weather permitting. Call 703-903-9330. Free parking.
Bike Collection to benefit Bikes for the World, sponsored by the Potomac School will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd. Bring working adult and children’s bikes and a $10 donation to cover shipping costs. Call 703-873-6128 or visit www.bikesfortheworld.org.
Gala. 2006 Gooddogz.Org Gala "A Night In Tuscany" at the Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner, Outdoor Courtyard. 5-8 p.m.
The second annual gala and silent auction. Proceeds from the event go to support the efforts of dog rescue organizations and help keep homeless dogs out of shelters. Dress pets in their finest duds for food, drinks and fun. All dogs must be people/dog friendly and be leashed. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors and dogs will not be permitted. Call 571-233-4557 or check the Web site for rain instructions. Tickets are $85 per person and $150 per couple.
AIM Home Financial and Monitor Real Estate are hosting the Ironclad Open Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Alternative House and Abused and Homeless Children’s Refuge in Merrifield. Tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Bristow Manor Golf Course, 11507 Valley View Drive, Bristow, Va. Cost is $100 per player. Call Darcy at 703-621-6640 or e-mail DGarthwaite@monitorres.com.
Traffic Calming Study Kickoff. The Hunter Mill Road Traffic Calming Committee, in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, is hosting a public meeting to present the preliminary traffic calming engineering concepts for the Hunter Mill Road Corridor. The meeting will be at the Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, from 7-9 p.m. Call Bruce Bennett of the Traffic Calming Committee at 703-759-5712.
Teen Center Open House. Open house for parents from 5-6 p.m. at Club Phoenix Teen Center, in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Parents get a chance to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the registration form and discuss issues or concerns. Parents can also get involved with the center. Call Brandy Mullen at 703-255-5721.
Public Works Open House. The Vienna Department of Public Works celebrates Public Works Week with an open house at its Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St., N.E., from 2-6 p.m. All Vienna residents, school and scout groups, and others interested in seeing the facility and a display of Public Works vehicles and equipment are invited. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be "hard hats," Clean and Green coloring books and other treats for children. Call 703-255-6381.