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To post local events in the Connection, mail 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at burke@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Thursday before the week of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.

January

Personalized Internet and MS Office Tutoring. One-on-one sessions with a technology volunteer at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Personalized Internet Training. Basics for beginners, at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385 for appointment.

Friday/Jan. 5

Night Hike. Explore the winter woods 7:30-10 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ends with a campfire, s’mores and stories. Canceled if precipitation. $5/adult, $3/under 12. For more call 703-451-9588.

Monday/Jan. 8

Pohick Rangers. Children ages 9-12 can discover plant life through field and lab tests in this first part of a six-part series, 3-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Other meeting dates and times are Feb. 5, 3-5 p.m.; Feb. 16, 7-10 p.m.; March 5, 3-5 p.m.; April 13, 7-10 p.m.; May 7, 3-5 p.m. and June 4, 3-5 p.m. $75 for series. Reservations required. For more call 703-451-9588.

Tuesday/Jan. 9

Kids Appreciation Night. “Out of this World,” space exploration and face painting with Ms. Deejay, 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.

Thursday/Jan. 11

Ladies Luncheon. The Springfield Women's Connection offers "Celebrate A New Year, A New Place, A New You" 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. $17 includes luncheon and free care for children from 6 months to 6 years. Reserve a spot by Jan. 8, 12 p.m. by calling 703-768-4186 or 703-569-4670, or e-mailing sawmcon@comcast.net.

Friday/Jan. 12

Ponderings. Explore tracking and mammals 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 6-10. $4. For reservations call 703-451-9588.

Winter Night Hike. Take a hike 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $5/adult, $3/under 16. Call 703-568-0285 for more.

Saturday/Jan. 13

Winter Night Hike. Take a hike 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $5/adult, $3/under 16. Call 703-568-0285 for more.

Tuesday/Jan. 16

Kids Appreciation Night. Wear a silly tie to “Ties, Magic and MLK” with magician Mr. Tim, 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.