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Work Session. The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) is inviting residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A to an Open Work Session on the center’s fiscal year 2008 budget. The work session will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.
MCC is supported by a real estate tax paid by district residents. The current tax rate is 2.8 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value.
Luncheon. The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia invites community residents to attend its monthly luncheon at Flemings Steak House in McLean today. The speaker will be Eileen Weklar of Feng Shui Designs and Solutions. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Call 703-281-6335 or email email@example.com. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 1 at noon.
Transit Oriented Development. The next meeting of the Fairfax County Planning Commission's Committee on Transit Oriented Development will feature the second of two panels of citizens at 7:30 p.m. at the Franconia Governmental Center, Helen Wilson Room, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For presentations, background material and more information on the Planning Commission's TOD Committee, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning/tod.htm
Tag Day. The Madison High School band and color guard will hold its annual tag day. Chaperoned students will go door to door throughout the school community of Vienna and Oakton soliciting contributions and thanking the community for its support. Tag day helps with equipment, travel, supplemental instruction and other costs.
Crab Feast Fund-raiser. Great Falls Lions Club annual crab feast fund-raiser will be held today at the Great Falls Firehouse, Georgetown Pike, in the Village of Great Falls from 1-5 p.m. All the proceeds benefit the Lions Charity programs. Steamed crabs, corn on the cob, cole slaw, iced tea, and soft drinks are on the menu. There will also be cold beer and Thelma's ice cream at an additional cost. Advanced purchase tickets are $32 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under. Prices at the door are adults $35 and children under 12 are $20. To order tickets send check or money order, postmarked by Sept. 1, to Great Falls Lions, P.O.Box 43, Great Falls, VA 22066, and tickets will be held at the door.
Community Flea Market. McLean Community Center’s (MCC) Fall Community Flea Market will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolly Madison Blvd., on Route 123. Professional flea market dealers and individuals selling household items both participate in this sale, offering shoppers a wider selection of goods. A limited number of selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50 each. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from MCC’s Web site www.mcleancenter.org. Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255.
Hospice Cup XXV. Hosted by Shearwater Sailing Club and Hospice Cup Inc., located in Vienna, as well as Maryland, Virginia and D.C.-area hospices, the Cup invites all levels of racers to participate. Donors are treated to a day on the bay watching the race and enjoying a post-race awards party. The goal of Hospice Cup is that there will continue to be no out-of-pocket expenses for any patient or family seeking the services of one of the participating hospices. The race begins at 10 a.m. off the Severn River of the Chesapeake Bay. For information on race registration, event attendance and donor sponsorship levels, visit www.hospicecup.org.
At the Vienna Farmers Market, Family Chiropractic of Oakton will be discussing matters of the back. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.
AAUW Open House. The Vienna Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding an open house from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. The event will feature an overview of upcoming branch programs. Voter registration will be available. Free. Call 703-255-3020.
Sept. 11 Commemoration. Ron Miluszewski, who coordinated the arrival of casualties from the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, as director of admissions at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, will be the guest speaker on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Town of Vienna's fifth annual "A Day to Remember" community commemoration of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the historic Freeman House, 131 Church St., N.E. "A Day to Remember" is sponsored by Vienna's American Legion Post 180 in cooperation with the Town of Vienna.
Meeting. The Friends of Vale Schoolhouse, Inc.'s first general meeting will be held at 9:15 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at the Vale Schoolhouse, located at 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. Call 703 264-3589.
Meeting. The McLean Unit of the Fairfax League of Women Voters will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The discussion topic will be "Marriage and Virginia's Proposed Amendment." Members of the community are welcome. Call 703-448-6626.
The Vienna Host Lions Club (24A) meets at the American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna at 6:15 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Bob Heyde at 703-560-8841.
Mothers First Vienna/McLean. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Meeting. The Laura Ratcliffe Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the Dolley Madison Library Meeting Room in McLean. Anyone interested in membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy with an ancestor who fought for the Confederacy, or gave material aid, may call Kitty DeLano at 703-356-4685, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Center Open House. An open house for parents will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Parents will have the opportunity to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the required registration form and discuss issues or concerns. Parents can also sign up to be teen center volunteers or serve on the club's Parent Advisory Committee. Call Brandy Mullen at 703-255-5721.
Back-to-school stories. Share funny stories about school at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ages 6-12. To register call 703-938-0405.
Homeland Security and Terrorism. A presentation by retired Foreign Service officer and counter-terrorism coordinator William Pope at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To register call 703-938-0405.
Meeting. The Great Falls Historical Society will hold its' first meeting for the 2006-07 year at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, The free program will be "Understanding the Historical Role of Spirits Through George Washington's Distillery." Assistant Archaeologist Historic Mount Vernon Eleanor Breen will present the program. Call 703-759-3108 or visit GFHS.org.
Book Sale. The McLean branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for women. Call 703-726-6470.
Book Sale. The McLean branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free admission. Special discounts for senior citizens today. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for women. Call 703-726-6470.
At the Vienna Farmers Market, Playtime Portraits will take photos of customers' children. If customers like the pictures, they can purchase them online and make a donation to the Vienna Jaycees Foundation. The market is open in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets from 8 a.m.-noon and features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.
McLean High School Band Tag Day will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Uniformed band members will accept donations throughout McLean neighborhoods and at local shopping centers. Donations will support the trip to Midwest Clinic, Chicago, where the MHS Symphonic Band has been selected as one of six high school bands to perform at this international music conference. Visit www.mcleanband.com or call 703-714-5815.
Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Vienna Town Green will start at 2 p.m. at Maple Avenue between Mill Street and the W&OD Regional Trail. Town Green will be a place where people can relax, partake in a variety of activities while looking at a view of Church Street and other historical locations. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.
Book Sale. The McLean branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a book sale from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free admission. Books are $7 per bag today. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for women. Call 703-726-6470.
Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean today from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction is free, but there is a charge for registration and materials. Visit www.usps.org/localusps/nva or register at 703-790-0123.
Book Discussion Group at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To find out title and register, call 703-938-0405.
Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club Membership Meeting. Guest speaker Pat Schaap will share insights gained from experience on Sheltie temperament, attitude and the influence of the breeder and owner. Schaap is a trainer, Sheltie owner and breeder. 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. Refreshments. Bring a dog. Visit www.shetlandsheepdog.us.
Bilingual Story Time. Simple stories and songs in English and Spanish at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ages 3-5 with an adult. To register, call 703-938-0405.