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Send community notes to mclean@ connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Community Dialogue with McLean Community Connections: “We Are Many – Can We Be One?” Thursday, May 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Participants group themselves around tables of eight persons each to facilitate an open and respectful exchange of ideas and opinions. Participants are asked to speak from a “me” perspective rather than from what they have read, heard on the radio, or witnessed on television. Each table of participants will be assisted by a trained group facilitator. Community Connections invites all individuals living, working, worshipping or visiting in the McLean area to participate in this upcoming dialogue. Space is available for only 150 people so early registration is encouraged. To register or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-3453 or e-mail ciluser@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Smoke-free alcohol-free dances will be held by the Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association Saturdays, June 2,16 and 30. Couples and/or line dancing lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. with open dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church located at 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The cost is $10 per adult for non-members. Visit http://nvewda.com or call 703-823-5673 to leave a message at the hotline.

Area residents can register to participate in McLean Community Center’s summer garage sale. The sale will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at the center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Selling spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased for $50. Only individuals selling personal items may participate. To register, visit www.mcleancenter.org and click on the “Community Events” tab. Activity No. 2006.170. The deadline to register is Thursday, May 31. Call the Center at 703-790-0123.

Reserve a table for lunch or dinner at Dante Ristorante’s Third Annual Memorial Fund-raiser, June 3-10, and help fight the battle against blood cancers. The event benefits the mission of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: to find a cure for blood cancers and to improve the lives of patients and their families. Dante Ristorante is housed in the historic Leigh House at 1148 Walker Road in Great Falls. The restaurant is extending its hours for the week; lunch will be served daily 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner will be served 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 703-759-3131. Accommodations for large, private groups can be made. Children and families are welcome. For more information about the restaurant, visit www.danterestaurant.com. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit www.lls.org.