Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

To have community events listed free in The Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, call 703-917-6476, or e-mail vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Thursday/Oct. 5

Luncheon. The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia invites community residents to its monthly luncheon at That's Amore in Vienna today. The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Spruill, Director of Acquisition, Resources, and Analyses, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For reservations and additional information about the luncheon or the organization, call 703-281-6225 or E-mail dlboguts@cox.net. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 2.

Trail Meeting. Great Falls Trail Blazers will hold a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse to include a dialogue with Bob Brennan, Executive Director of the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The group will explore project opportunities and synergy with the foundation for both the near and long terms. Anyone unable to attend may E-mail ideas to jkbarnes@ix.netcom.com.

Friday/Oct. 6

Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for times 703-757-8560.

Saturday/Oct. 7

Cancer Research Fund-Raiser. The Optimist Club of Vienna is sponsoring a fund-raising walk to raise money for Growing Hope and the Childhood Cancer Campaign on the W&OD Trail. It will begin and end at the Mural/Train Station parking lot with registration between 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., with closing ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. with refreshments. Participants are invited to walk at their own pace or sponsor others. All of the net proceeds will benefit Growing Hope and Optimist International fund for childhood cancer research. See www.viennaoptimist.org or call Bob McCormick or Ruth Korobov at 703-242-0564 or E-mail bobmccorm@aol.com.

Discussion. "Tuskegee Airmen Honored"; Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomes The Hon. William Campbell, son of a Tuskegee Airman to speak about the young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen 2006 at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The meeting is open to the public and begins at noon. For membership information, call 571-633-0760 or visit www.freedomhillDAR.org.

Annual Flea Market. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church will host its annual Flea Market today, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The cost is $20 per selling space. E-mail soltest@aol.com. A registration form will be sent via E-mail and will need to be filled out and returned to secure a selling space. In the event of rain the market will be held inside the school.

Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for times 703-757-8560.

Monday/Oct. 9

Discussion. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Jackie Knoop from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, speaking on chamber resources and councils, at its monthly dinner meeting on tonight, 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7), Vienna. Cost of the meeting is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For reservations, call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631.

The Vienna Host Lions Club. Meets at 6:15 p.m. at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St, North Vienna. New members welcome. For inquiries about the Vienna Host lions club contact Bob Duca at 703-641-4410 (d) and 703-356-8841 (e).

Tuesday/Oct. 10

Antiques Discussion. Colleen Callahan, costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and theatrical costumes will present the second antiques seminar of the season sponsored by the McLean Great Falls Celebrate Virginia 2007 and the McLean Community Center Tuesday, tonight, 7:30-9 p.m. She will discuss the history of Old Dominion quilts and their makers over time. McLean Community Center Course #1997.260, $30 for McLean residents; $35 for non-residents. Call Francine Proulx, ISA AM, at 703-395-7015 or E-mail fpappraisals@hotmail.com. Register at www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123.

Presentation. The McLean Chapter 489 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will present a film about the establishment of the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington D.C. Pat Callahan of WETA will make a presentation and take questions. The group meets at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Bring a dish to share for the noon potluck lunch. Program follows at 1 p.m. Call 703-759-2568.

Historic Vienna Incorporated Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in Vienna’s Town Hall Council Chambers. The featured speaker is Philip Bigler, a former resident of Vienna and teacher of the year in 1998. Bigler will discuss both his experiences and research while he was the administrator at Arlington National Cemetery and give us a post 9/11 update. Call Sarah Jane Brady 703-938-5187.

Political Discussion. 1:30 p.m. in Vienna's Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, S.E. featuring U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11) and Democratic challenger Andrew Hurst. Sponsored by the Vienna -Oakton Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE}. Visit www.viennava.gov.

Discussion. The McLean Unit of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will meet at the McLean Community Center today at 12:30 p.m. The discussion topic is the operation of the state jury system in Fairfax and the federal district court in Alexandria. Members of the community are welcome. Call 703-448-6626.

Wednesday/Oct. 11

Anti-Bullying Discussion. October 11, 2006, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9200 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Cub Scout (Webelos I, and Webelos II) and Troop 55 and Troop 673 will meet to discuss "Tongue Fu! Tips for Getting Along with Just about Anyone, Anytime." The evening will feature author and motivational speaker Sam Horn of Reston. Open to the public. The boys will offer skits about how to deal with bullying and Eagle Scouts will speak about how they successfully dealt with bullying too. Call John Chamberlain at 703-597-4029.

Thursday/Oct. 12

Lecture. "Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design" by Skeptics Society Executive Director, Michael Shermer, PhD, 7:30 p.m. at Oakton High School auditorium, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna. Free. 301-587-3827, E-mail ncas@ncas.org or visit www.ncas.org.

Board of Election Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Maggiano's in Tysons Galleria. Vote for the 2007 board members, then hear speakers Rep. Tom Davis (R-11) and Andrew Hurst (D-11), candidates for U.S. Congress.

Meeting. The McLean Historical Society will meet tonight at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature Henry and Douglass Mackall who will discuss Georgetown Pike and the Langley Fork area. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Friday/Oct. 13

Coffee Talk. Newcomers of Great Falls will hold a New Member Coffee today at 9:30 a.m. The coffee will be held in a member's home, and is an opportunity for prospective and new members to learn about the club and to meet other residents of Great Visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com or call 703-326-4382.

Saturday/Oct. 14

Open House. The Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Open House, today 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9916 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. There will be games such as a smoke crawl and children's fire hose spray, as well as a fire fighter dress up, Jaws of Life, and kitchen emergency first aid demonstrations. An hourly raffle and Doc's hot dogs will be available.

Firehouse Open House. At the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., S., Vienna, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities include Fire Rescue and EMT demonstrations, 911 simulators, fire hoses to try out, free refreshments and competitions and prizes for all the family.

Understanding Your Personality. From 12:30-2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Learn strengths and weaknesses of personality types and how to get along with others. $15/Vienna residents and $18.75/non residents. Advance registration required. 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Holiday Card Workshop. For children in preschool through grade 6. From 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Original artwork will be reproduced on 10 holiday greeting cards with additional cards available to order. $20/Vienna residents $25/non residents, plus a $25 materials fee. Visit www.viennava.gov or 703-255-6360.

Sunday/Oct. 15

Delegate Discussion. Del. Adam Ebbin (49) will discuss his experiences working for equality for all in Virginia, and his thoughts on the upcoming statewide referendum on the Marshall/Newman so-called "Marriage Amendment" to the Virginia constitution. 11 a.m. at 225 Nutley St., NW, Vienna, VA 22180. Free. For driving directions and more information visit www.noves.org, or call 703 437 3161.

Monday/Oct. 16

Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club. 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dunn Loring Firehouse, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Free and open to the public. Elizabeth Lannon, a Licensed Veterinary Technician with the Great Falls Animal Hospital, will speak about her experience as a volunteer working at the Lamar Dixon Animal Shelter in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Refreshments will be provided. Bring your dog and meet other Sheltie owners and breeders. Visit www.shetlandsheepdog.us.

"Estate Planning for Normal People." 10-11:30 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Attorney David Hoffman will be the speaker. Free. For information 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Personal Safety. Crime prevention class is in four parts from 7-10 p.m. today, Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 1 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Topics include self-defense, education in crime prevention and more. Cost for all sessions is $5 for residents and $7.50 for non residents plus a $15 materials fee. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Internet Dating Tips. 7-9 p.m. at The Women’s Center, 127 Park St., N.E., Vienna. $35 fee or $25 Center Circle Donors. A panel will discuss experiences and suggestions for safe and successful Internet dating. Geared for all ages. 703-281-4928, ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Tuesday/Oct. 17

Mothers First Meeting. At 10:15 am at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Gifted and Talented Parent Information Night. 7:30 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Oakton. A translator for Vietnamese speakers will be available at Oakton. Call Carol Horn at 703-846-8670 or carol.horn@fcps.edu.

Five Hills Garden Club. Monthly meeting at 10 a.m. in the multi-purpose room on third floor of Vienna Presbyterian Church on Park and Church Streets, N.E. The speaker, William Scott, Jr., will present a program on wetlands and waterfowl and their interdependence. Refreshments will be served. Contact Kathy Welsh 703-242-9783 with any questions.