<cal2>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.
<cal2>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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Brunow at 703-938-8900 or email@example.com.
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.
<cal2>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.
<cal2>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.
<cal2>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.
<cal2>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.
<cal2>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.
<cal2>Used book sale at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Call 703-938-0405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Club Hike. Fairfax County Cross County Trail. One-way and scenic 7.2 mile hike from Leigh Mill Road to CCT terminus in Great Falls Park and then along the Potomac to Riverbend Park. Car shuttle required. Bring lunch and water, no pets. Suggested $2 donation. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Riverbend Park visitor center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, E-mail HenriComeau@aol.com or call 703-451-7965.
<cal2>Memorial Day ceremony. American Legion Post 180's Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at Flint Hill Cemetery on Chain Bridge Road in Oakton. There will be a concert by the Vienna Community Band, and the Legion Auxiliary will place flags on the graves of veterans. The Legion will also conduct its annual Poppy Promotion throughout Vienna during the weekend, with proceeds going to veterans' hospitals in Virginia. Call the Post at 703-938-9535.
<cal2>Two Shetland Sheepdog Seminars. From 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dr. Bruce Hansen, veterinarian specializing in dermatology and allergies, discusses dermatomyositis, pyoderma and mallasezia (yeast infection); the effect of compromised autoimmune systems on skin; the role that a malfunctioning thyroid gland can play on skin conditions; fleas and preventatives; and immune-mediated dermatosis. From 1:30-5 p.m., Cathi Gorman, American Shetland Sheepdog Association President, addresses "Breeding Shelties in the 21st Century." Using live Shelties, Gorman will demonstrate positive aspects as seen through a breeder judge's eyes. She will also discuss basic color genetics and prevailing thinking in the mapping of the canine genome. Cost is $35 for each seminar or $60 for both. Lunch costs $5. Seminars are at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E., Vienna. Visit www.shetlandsheepdog.us or call Jan Stanley at 703-281-2828 or Diana Roughton at 703-830-8332.
Community Garage Sale. McLean Community Center has added a Summer Garage Sale to its annual community events. The sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. indoors at the Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Admission and parking are free.
Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50. Only individuals selling used or excess household items will be allowed. No commercial vendors and flea market dealers. Call 703-790-0123, TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Battery Recycling Day. A responsible way to dispose of vehicle waste products. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St., N.E. Call 703-255-6381.
<cal2>The McLean Premier Soccer (MPS) travel program within McLean Youth Soccer will hold tryouts for the rising U11 girls to form three teams for next fall, two in WAGS and one in ODSL. The tryouts for all three teams are 5:30-7 p.m. today and June 12, at the MYS Field and on Friday, June 9, at the Capital One South field. Directions are available at www.mcleansoccer.org. Players not currently in the MPS program are encouraged to attend all three try out sessions. E-mail Sam Chappell at email@example.com.
<cal2>Mothers First Great Falls 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 will be 9:30 a.m. at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
<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.
<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.
<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 Gov. Tim Kaine and FEMA Director and VVFD honorary chief David Paulison to their station’s re-dedication. There will also be other activities including the Town Vienna Police Color Guard, Rendition of the National Anthem and an official opening ceremony. 10 am to noon. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is located at 400 Center Street South. Visit www.vvfd.org or call 703-938-2678.