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Does your vote really count? The League of Women Voters looks at the way that Virginia draws the lines for its electoral districts. The program will focus on Virginia’s redistricting process, compared with other states, and the possibilities for change. Chantilly/Herndon unit meeting, noon at Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Call Olga at 703-815-1897 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Practice Your English. A beginner’s conversation group for people learning English. Adults. No registration is required. 10 a.m., Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon
Does your vote really count? The League of Women Voters looks at the way that Virginia draws the lines for its electoral districts. Reston unit meeting, 9 a.m. at 12106 Stirrup Road, Reston. Call Shirley at 703-860-0512 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Technology Showcase and Seminars. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. The Dulles Regional Chamber presents a half-day technology showcase with information sessions focusing on new technologies to help businesses survive disaster. Keynote presentation by U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11). $10 to attend. Visit www.herndondulleschamber.org or call 571-323-5300.
Epilepsy Awareness Stroll. Begins 9 a.m. at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. There is no registration fee, but walkers collecting donations of $20 or more receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to volunteer, contact Deborah Lannen at 703-328-7582 or email@example.com, or visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org/local/virginia. Download a registration form from www.hunterswoodspta.org.
BPW Dinner Meeting. Business and Professional Women of Greater Fairfax will host Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Maj. Gen. (Ret.), Director of the Center for Women Veterans at the Veterans Administration, speaking on “Life After the Military” at its monthly dinner meeting 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Cost of the meeting is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For information and reservations, call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631.
RA lunch cruise. The Reston Association hosts a buffet style lunch cruise on the Spirit of Washington. Onboard entertainment and lunch. Chartered bus leaves Reston at 10:30 a.m., the cruise is from noon-2 p.m. and we will return to Reston by 3:30 p.m. $38 RA members, $44 non-members. This trip is for ages 55 years and older. Call 703-435-6577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, candy and company while watching “Brothers Grimm,” 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
LINK Thanksgiving Food Basket and Winter Coat Distribution. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian, Herndon. Coats will be distributed at Sterling United Methodist Church during the same hours. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410
Race for the Kids, sixth annual benefit run for Neediest Kids. Local Olympian Alan Webb leads the Reston mile race, for children through high school. Registrations is free, and begins at 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. Visit www.neediestkids.org.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Bookends: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Jian Li. Book discussion group for those age 55 or older. Bring a bag lunch. Hot tea, coffee and cookies are provided. Books are on reserve at the Information Desk of the Reston Regional Library. 12:30-2 p.m., RCC Hunters Woods. Free drop-in activity.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.
LINK Christmas Food Basket Distribution. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410.
LINK Holiday Toy Distribution. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Herndon United Methodist, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410
LINK Holiday Toy Distribution. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Herndon United Methodist, Herndon. Call Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410.
Senior Cinema. Enjoy free popcorn, drinks, candy and good company while watching “Christmas with the Kranks” from 10 a.m.-noon at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov.