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Friday/Sept. 15

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.

Saturday/Sept. 16

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.

Sunday/Sept. 17

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.

Fund-raiser. The Dranesville District Democratic Committee (DDDC) is hosting its Fall Festival fund-raiser today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the home of Rob Morris, 1937 Birch Road, McLean. Featured speaker will be Paul Begala, political contributor and Democratic strategist on CNN’s "The Situation Room." Other guests will include U.S. Rep Jim Moran and Congressional candidates Judy Feder and Andy Hurst. Call Sue Rosenberg at 703-938-5031 or E-mail dranesville@fairfaxdemocrats.org.

Monday/Sept. 18

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.

Tuesday/Sept. 19

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.

Wednesday/Sept. 20

Meeting. The McLean Antique Arts Association will meet today at 10 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-356-1102.

Luncheon. McLean Newcomers Club's September luncheon will be held at the River Bend Country Club. Call Carol for reservations at 703 - 827-0920.

Antiques Discussion. The McLean Antique Arts Association will meet today at 10 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Seymour Lazerwitz will speak on "Selling on eBay." New members are welcome. Call 703-356-1102.

Mixer. VTRCC, the Greater McLean Chamber and PNA are having a free "Farewell to Summer Networking Extravaganza" at Tysons Dodge-Jeep from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with beer by GordonBiersch and live music. For more information e-mail webmaster@vtrcc.org, call 703-281-1333 or visit www.vtrcc.org.

The Vienna Woman's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. The program speaker will be Cathy Salgado, director of Parks and Recreation, and will provide information about the "Vienna Town Greens", a new project to be completed next year. The meeting is open to the public. Area women interested in learning about the club's activities may call 703-281-7494.

Thursday/Sept. 21

Vietnam and Iraq Parallels. Al Weed, a Vietnam War veteran, will discuss military and political parallels between the Vietnam and Iraq wars at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Weed is a retired Army Command Sergeant Major and served in Bosnia. Veterans and the general public are invited to attend the 7:30 p.m. chapter meeting at Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. Admission is free. For information, call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit the web page at www.geocities.com/vva227.

Workshop. Attend the interactive workshop "Volunteer Management Training: How to Capture Your Audience in 15 Minutes! (or less…)" and enhance presentation skills from 9:30 to noon. The training will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, in conference rooms 2 and 3. The meeting is open to all who manage volunteers. The training is free to members, non-members $10 at the door. All are encouraged to stay for lunch and network in the cafeteria; brown bag lunches welcome. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13 to Susan Stolpe at susan.stolpe@restoninterfaith.org or call 571-323-9569.

VIP Vienna. Support group for people with vision loss meets at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Adults. Call 703-938-0405.

Meeting. McLean Historical Society will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The speaker will be Carole Herrick who will discuss "Alexandria Surrenders," Part 2 of the British Invasion to the City of Washington in 1814. Everyone is welcome. Call 703-356-8223.

Cub Scout Recruitment. Cub Scout Pack 55 will host its "Back-To-Scouting Night" at Forestville Elementary School, 1085 Utterback Store Road, tonight at 7 p.m. The Pack encourages all boys entering first through fourth grades to learn about Cub Scouts. Saint Francis Episcopal Church sponsors Pack 55 which serves boys from Forestville, Great Falls, Colvin Run and Forest Edge Elementary Schools as well as local private schools. Scouts meet approximately once a month as a pack at Forestville Elementary School with additional activities once or twice a month as organized by individual Dens. The Dens meet at various locations depending on the activity planned for the month. Call Scott Yates at 703-450-7865.

Talk. The Northern Virginia Ethical Society will host Dr. Jan Goldman of the International Intelligence Ethics Association, who will speak on "Standards for Behavior in Intelligence Practices." at 11 a.m. at 225 Nutley St., N.W., Vienna. Free. Visit www.noves.org, or call 703-437-3161.

Awards Luncheon. From noon-1:30 p.m. at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Honors individuals, businesses and organizations that help others. Reserve a spot by Sept. 14 by calling 703-749-8603 or NiceGuys@afsb.com.

Monday/Sept. 25

Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean 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.

Tuesday/Sept. 26

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.

Luncheon. Neighbors International welcomes the public to attend its "Hot Topic" luncheon, titled "Safe International Travel" featuring David Major. Major, a retired senior FBI executive, is a leading authority and expert on counterintelligence. The luncheon will be held at the Old Brogue Restaurant in the Village Center of Great Falls, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, which covers lunch, dessert, beverage, tax, and gratuity. Register by Sept. 24 by calling 703-759-2102, or visit www.neighbors-international.com.

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.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

Public Hearing/Meeting. A public hearing on the fiscal year 2008 budget and the regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Residents who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Duct Tape Fashion. Choose from various projects and make a fashion statement with duct tape at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Age 13-18. To register call 703-938-0405.

Thursday/Sept. 28

Book Discussion Group at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To find out title and register, call 703-938-0405.