<cal2>Two Shetland Sheepdog Seminars. From 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with Dr. Bruce Hansen, veterinarian specializing in dermatology and allergies, discusses dermatomyositis, pyoderma and mallasezia (yeast infection) and from 1:30-5 p.m., Cathi Gorman, American Shetland Sheepdog Association President. Cost is $35 for each seminar or $60 for both. Lunch costs $5. 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., Vienna. Call 703-255-6381.
Yard Sale. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, is holding its 28th annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, toys and garden tools. Space is available for $15. All donated items must work. No automotive, computers or exercise equipment. Call 703-759-3509.
Evermay Community Yard Sale, Potomac School Road and Route 123, McLean. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kayaking Trip. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is hosting a naturalist-guided kayak trip on Pohick Bay from noon to 3 p.m. Registration required. $40 per person. Call Whitney Bailey 703-354-5093 or email@example.com.
<cal2>The Northern Virginia Woodcarvers will lend their tools and expertise today and June 11 from noon-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Adults and children 6 years and up are welcome to try their hands at creating a creature from wood. The carving lesson is free with a nominal charge for wood blanks. Call 703-759-2771.
Reenactment. Members of the 49th Virginia Infantry will be at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, at 1 p.m., they will interpret military and civilian life during the Civil War and conduct drilling and firing demonstrations. Free. Call 703-759-2771.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Discussion. The McLean Unit of the Fairfax League of Women Voters will meet at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean at 12:30 p.m. The topic is "Reaching a Verdict," a study of the current jury system published by the American Bar Association. Call 703-448-6626.
<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.
Meeting. The Great Falls Friends will hold its June General meeting at the Old Brogue Snuggery. The program will be presented by life-long resident Milburn Sanders and another long-time resident Marian Reid. Together they will discuss what Fourth of July celebrations were like back when the area was Forestville and answer questions. Networking opportunities and a light breakfast will be provided. Call Candace at 703-759-0375.
Garden Party and Plant Sale at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm from 6 to 9 p.m., 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Light refreshments and cash bar. Summer casual dress. Weather permitting, call 703-442-7557 the day of event. Free admission.
<cal2>The Great Talkers Toastmasters Club offers practice in leading meetings and giving impromptu and prepared speeches, with constructive evaluation, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Grant Thornton Building, Suite 300, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Free. Call Gladys Henrikson at 703-758-4980 or e-mail email@example.com.
<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.
Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software today at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. The AAUW Used Book Sale will be held at the McLean Community Center Sept. 15-17 and benefits scholarships for women. Two thirds of the donation is tax deductible. Call 703-726-6470.
Used Book Sale. Historic Vienna Inc. is hosting a used book sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store and Museum at 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. The sale includes an array of $2 hardcover books and $1 paperbacks, as well as children’s books for 25 to 50 cents. Book buyers will also have the opportunity to buy books that were formerly in the area’s Historic Little Library. There will be a large selection of rare and unusual books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. All proceeds go towards historic preservation, education and research. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 703-938-5187.
The Greater McLean Republican Women’s (GMRW) annual fund-raiser. Theme will be a “Triple Crown Picnic Dinner,” rain or shine, at the home of Dave and Amy Hunt in McLean at 6 p.m. Derby Hats optional. Tickets are $40 per person. Sponsorship is $100, which includes two event tickets and recognition of the sponsor’s name or business in the program. Donations are welcome. To make a reservation or become a sponsor by the June 1 deadline, call Betsy McIntire at 703-724-9316 or Debra Melisi at 703-757-9032.
The 22nd annual Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant will be held at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, from 1:30-4 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the crowning. Live music will be presented by the "senior staff." $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets call 703-978-6563 or 703-481-1715.
<cal2>Used Book Sale. Historic Vienna Inc. is hosting a used book sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. There will be a large selection of rare and unusual books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. All proceeds go towards historic preservation, education and research. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 703-938-5187.
The Northern Virginia Woodcarvers will lend their tools and expertise today from noon-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Adults and children 6 years and up are welcome to try their hands at creating a creature from wood. The carving lesson is free with a nominal charge for wood blanks. Call 703-759-2771.
10th annual Capital One Celebrate Children and Youth 5K to benefit Alternative House, The Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge in Merrifield. 8 a.m. at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Register at www.runwashington.com (click on "Featured Races") or call 703-506-9191.
<cal2>Dinner Meeting. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Dr. Sheila Barry-Oliver, Chair of the BPW Foundation Board of Trustees, and Vincette Goerl, chair of the McPherson College Board of Trustees, speaking on “Achieving Success in Non-Profit Foundations” at its monthly dinner meeting from 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7), Vienna. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non- members. Call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631 for reservations.
<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.
The Jury System: What’s the Verdict? Join the members of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area as they consider whether the jury system serves American justice as it was meant, or if it is time for a change. Meeting is in Vienna at 7:45 p.m. Free. Call 703-658-9150 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.
<cal2>Sixth-Grade Party. A party for Vienna-area sixth-graders to celebrate the end of the school year will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. at Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Admission is free. Celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with a DJ, food and prizes. Call 703-255-6360.
<cal2>Celebrating Dads at the annual Father’s Day celebration at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls from noon-4 p.m. Treat Dad to a free wood carving lesson with the Northern Virginia Woodcarver, nominal charge for wood blanks. Hand-crank ice cream and sample for 75 cents a cup. Free tours of the mill and miller's house for all Dads accompanied by their children. Call 703-759-2771.