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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.

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.

Monday/Jan. 15

AKA Legislative Day. The women of the Mid-Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. participate in their Annual Legislative Day at 9:30 a.m. in the 7th Floor West Conference Room in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The program includes an overview of 2007 legislation, the bills proposed for the 2007 General Assembly session, and a panel discussion with key advocacy organizations. For more, contact Fairfax County chapter representative Lori Austin at 703-818-9544.

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.

Winter Wonderland. Snowy tales 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 13-23 months with adult. Call 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Jan. 17

Seminar. The Association of Proposal Management Professionals: National Capital Area Chapter (APMP-NCA) presents “Getting Graphics Right the First Time” 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Presenter is Mike Parkinson of 24 Hour Company in Falls Church. To pre-register online, see www.apmpnca.org/117pr.

Medieval Times. Hands-on activities with an academic attitude 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Club. "March" by Geraldine Brooks 7:30 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385.

Friday/Jan. 19

Stuffed-Animal Pet Show. Bring a favorite stuffed animal for stories and activities 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. Call 703-451-8055.

Saturday/Jan. 20

Float-In Movie. Bring a float for indoor pool games and a movie 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lee District REC Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Dinner and dessert available. $8/adult, $6/child, $21/family before Jan. 20; $9/adult, $7/child, $24/family at the door. For more call 703-922-9841.

Below Freezing. Learn how native plants and animals survive freezing weather. Cosponsored by the Hidden Pond Nature Center 10 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. Call 703-451-8055.

Sunday/Jan. 21

Cooking Class. Veggie Gourmet presents "Soups & Stews" 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. Start the new year with vegan winter-warming one-pot meals. Class includes recipes, food samples, and manufacturers' coupons. $45/person; $80/two people. Pre-registration required. Call 703-643-2713 for availability.

Seminar. Success 2007! seminar is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Springfield Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. The one-day seminar addresses goal-setting and action plans. For more information or to sign up, visit www.success2007seminar.com or call 703-352-1543 ext. 7.

Monday/Jan. 22

Pohick Rangers Jr. Children ages 6-8 can learn about the environment through interactive studies in this first part of a six-part series, 3-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $75 for series. Reservations required. For more call 703-451-9588.

First Page. A group for all aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Practice English. Conversation group for people learning English 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385.

Practice English. Conversation group for people learning English 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. Call 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/Jan. 23

Kids Appreciation Night. Edible snowmen and crafts at “Snow, Snow, Snow Night” with Ms. Deejay, 6-8 p.m. at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.

Snow Party. Stories, activities and a craft 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-339-7585.

Book Discussion Group. "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Jan. 24

Nature Quest. Learn about rotting life 10-11 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 3-5. $4. For reservations call 703-451-9588.

Library Writer's Peer Review Group. For those seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction or novels or writing scripts 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Thursday/Jan. 25

Snowy Days. Warm up with fun stories and songs 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-339-4610.

Thursday Theater. Movie and refreshments 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385.

Friday/Jan. 26

Ponderings. Learn about life below freezing 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 6-10. $4. For reservations call 703-451-9588.

Saturday/Jan. 27

Movies and More. Watch a film and create a craft 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. Call 703-451-8055.

Monday/Jan. 29

Vision Lecture Series. George Donohue of the Air Transport Research Systems Research Center discusses “Air Transportation: A Tale of Prisoners, Sheep and Autocrats,” 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Route 123 and Braddock Road, Fairfax. Free. Tickets required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision.

Practice English. Conversation group for people learning English 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385.

Ring in the New Year. Share stories, activities and a craft about the New Year 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 6-12. Call 703-339-7385.

Practice English. Conversation group for people learning English 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. Call 703-451-8055.