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Clubs & Organizations

Know of something that should be included in Clubs & Organizations? Send a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call 703-917-6459.

Noon Day Optimist Club in Fairfax, a community service based organization, is looking for new members. Group meets the first and third Thursday of the month. Noon, at PJ Skidoos, 9908 Lee Highway. Call Laura Pierce at 703-361-1782.

Chorale Group. The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for their singing season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 1721 Jaguar Trail. Call Dale at 703-938-8044.

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. Call Helen at 703-560-2187.

Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club. Since 1954, through annual events and fund-raisers, the club supports sight, hearing, and youth activities at the local, state and international level. Visit www.sfhostlions.org or attend a free dinner meeting by calling 703-998-8811 or e-mailing fsbandy@msn.com.

The Fairfax Jubil-Aires, a barbershop harmony chorus, is seeking to expand membership. A cappella singers of all backgrounds are encouraged to join the group. Currently, the organization consists of male singers in their 50s and 60s. Singing four-part a cappella harmony, the group covers songs from the turn of the century to the music of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in (Old Town) Fairfax City on the corner of University Drive and Main Street. For more visit www.thefairfaxjubilaires.org.

The Springfield Acres Garden Club meets every fourth Thursday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. The club has monthly programs, learns about flower arranging and has flower shows and tours. For more, call Linda Guest at 703-569-5826.

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.

OAR Meetings. OAR (Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources), Inc. of Fairfax County hosts a bimonthly Family Support Group for those with a loved one who is incarcerated. Meetings are held at the OAR office, 10640 Page Ave., No. 250, Fairfax. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month. It is free and open to all. For more information, or directions, call OAR at 703-246-3033.

Boy Scout Troop 859. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. Summer camp opportunities including high-adventure backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and canoeing and backpacking in the Maine Wilderness. Troop 859 meets every Tuesday at Saratoga Elementary School, 8111 Northumberland Road, Springfield. Troop 859 scoutmaster is Grant Thornton at 703-569-1314.

Legacy All Stars. Offers competitive cheerleading and dance teams, as well as non-competitive cheer and dance classes. Programs are offered for all ages and all experience levels. Come be a part of "the best of the best." Visit www.allstarlegacy.com or call 571-283-1001.

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.

Equality Fairfax. A gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and advocacy group, 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. Call 703-255-1552 or visit www.EqualityFairfax.org.

The Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, sponsors a Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons (PFLAG) support group on the third Sunday of each month, from 4:30-6 p.m. Contact Vivien Lohmeyer at vivien.lohmeyer@cox.net or call Little River at 703-978-3060.

Enthusiastic and energetic women, who love to sing, are invited to join the Celebration Singers, a non-profit volunteer 40 member costumed and choreographed show chorus that performs at many community, social and religious events. Rehearsals for a new show are every Wenesday. during the day alternating between Springfield United Methodist Church and Heritage Hunt in Gainesville. No membership fee required. Call Maureen Cocozza at 703-941-4018 or Nora Steiger at 703-971-2124.

The Springfield Art Guild (SAG) is open for new membership. SAG promotes an interest in arts and crafts through educational programs, juried shows and classes for adults and children. Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Photographers, sculptors, painters, digital artists and the public are encouraged to participate. Membership entitles artist to art show opportunities, classes and website gallery location. Call Marni Maree at 703-569-5731 or visit www.springfieldartguild.com.

The Fairfax County chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club has its meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month to introduce new members and to plan for upcoming rides and events. Visit www.scrcfx.com for more information.

Music event. The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of Conductor Rich Bergman is now rehearsing for spring performances and is looking for adults interested in playing in the band. All are welcome and no auditions are required. Membership is open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing. Programs feature typical band music, including light classics, marches, and popular compositions. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fairfax Villa Elementary School, 10900 Santa Clara Drive, Fairfax. Visit www.kingsparkband.org or join the practice.

Juggling. Fairfax Jugglers meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield. Learn how to juggle, practice and meet other jugglers. Free. For more information, call Pete Walker at 703-250-3281.

New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro. A non-profit organization, is looking for those new to the area or newly retired and looking for new activities and friends. The club offers bridge, bunco, bowling, hiking, quilting, book clubs, an investment club, an antique group, a gourmet group, couples dining, couples bridge and many other activities. Monthly luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703 476-9322.

Working Moms of Burke meets about once a month for an evening of camaraderie. This is a way to get to know other working moms in the area and to offer each other support. For more, please e-mail Dawn at dgrega@cox.net.

Mothers First Fairfax is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings, field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. June's meetings are June 7 and 21 from 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Green Acres Elementary School, Room 116, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.