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Fund-raising opportunity for local youth organizations is available at Karin's Florist . Any school, team, club or youth group who signs up by Sept. 15 is eligible. The fund-raiser goes from Sept. 25-Oct. 12 and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated. The winning teams will receive prizes and recognition and will be announced on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. E-mail 50thAnniversary@karinsflorist.com or visit www.karinsflorist.com for more.

Fairfax County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will observe Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, with displays at the Fairfax Regional Library and Patrick Henry Public Library in Vienna commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The official observance was created in 1956 as a celebration of the document itself and the Founding Fathers, who struggled to balance a limited government with the rights, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship. For more information on Fairfax County Chapter, contact Laurie Nesbitt at 703-255-2481.

A free T'ai Chi beginners practice is held every Saturday morning, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library, on Ingleside Drive (no street number), McLean. Meets every Saturday through Oct. 28, the practice is open to all and to all ages, including those who are brand new beginners. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit www.TaiChiCenter.com or call Warren at 703-759-9141.

Brinker Toastmasters meets at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Those interested in becoming more effective listeners, leaders and speakers are welcome. Call Mike Schultz at 571-344-1127 or visit homepage.mac.com/schultzmt/brinker.

The Vienna Farmers Market in the Caboose Parking Lot near Church and Mill streets, is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon through Oct. 28. Sponsored by the Vienna-Reston Jaycees. Market features fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, meat, dairy and kettle corn. Call Karen at 703-281-1255 or visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com.

The farmers market at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, is open every Wednesday through Nov. 22, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Features produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, ciders, honey, dairy and meats. Call 703-642-0128.

Lunchtime Weight Watchers, hosted by the Town of Vienna, meets at 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Open to the public, the cost is $168 for a 13-week session, payable in advance. Call 703-255-6350.

Summer Walking Group. Meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. weekdays, through Aug. 18. Walks begin at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., and the group accommodates all walking speeds. Free, but registration is required. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Flea Market sponsored by the Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Club will be held every Sunday through November from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Two hundred vendor spaces are available for $15. Call Fred Anderson at 703-517-7243 or visit www.merrifieldlions.com or www.BPOE2188.org.

Word Processing Software is offered on public computers in the Fairfax County Public Libraries. Free service. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Library Disability Access Services. Library group serves individuals with disabilities and sponsors a support group for seniors and people with low vision at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

The 17th Battalion is planning a reunion from Sept. 14-17 at the Holiday Inn Historic district in Philadelphia. The reunion will emphasize a military theme, a memorial service and a golf outing. Contact Arlo Janssen at 703-281-3170 or adjanssen@aol.com.

Tickets go on sale for "Boy Gets Girl," Vienna Theatre Company's production, on Sept. 20 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. $9 per person, $8 for students and seniors. Performances are Oct. 20-21, 27-28 and Nov. 3-4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. (signed performance). 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

The Vienna Woman's Club seeks craft vendors for its 46th Annual Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event features local crafters, bake sale, and children's activity. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund. For information or application, call Jan Smith at 703-319-0860 or e-mail jansmith@erols.com.

Film coverage of the Halloween Parade including extra footage of the costumed children will be available. Orders must be placed by Oct. 25 and picked up between Nov. 8 and 15 at the Vienna-Tysons Chamber of Commerce, 513 Maple Ave., W. $10/DVD. Open weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 703-281-1333.

Become a Halloween sponsor. Many levels of sponsorship including a personalized banner to carry in the parade, framed print commemorating the event and more. Call Rebecca Diamond at 703-463-4241 or e-mail rdiamond@tysonsdodgejeep.com.