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

McLean Presbyterian Church will offer English as a Second Language classes for adults on Wednesdays 9:30-11:45 a.m., beginning Sept. 19 and Thursdays 7-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 20. Tuition is free, but a one-time fee of $15 is required to register. Students also pay $15-25 for their textbooks, depending on the class level. The church is located at 1020 Balls Hill Road in McLean near Cooper Middle School. Call the ESL hotline at 703-394-0593 or e-mail esl@mcleanpres.org.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Purple Maple hosts a fund-raising event for Neighbors International, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Specialty gift shopping features products created by artisans from all over the world. A percentage of sales will benefit Neighbors International. Bring a snack – donated fruit, granola bars, protein bars, sports drinks and baked goods will be delivered to local police and fire stations.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program is sponsoring several waste collection and recycling events through the remainder of 2007. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling for details.

Computer Recycling and Document Shredding at Fall for Fairfax, Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Lot B, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

Business Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station Complex, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax.

Computer Recycling and Document Shredding, Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean.

Annual Community Recycling Roadshow, Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon.

The McLean Farmers’ Market, located at Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road, with the exception of McLean Day on May 18, will be open until Nov. 16. Market hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Friday. Come to the market for fresh produce, herbs and spices, breads (including Turkish pastries), meats, eggs, fruits, flowers (cut and potted), plants, jams and jellies, and more.

Weekly lunch and lead Tip Group meetings with the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce to network, share leads and mingle, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:15-1:30 p.m. at Morton’s, The Steakhouse, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-883-0800. For information, call Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. To RSVP for the Tuesday group, call Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806; to RSVP for the Thursday group call Christa Walker at 703-766-2300.

The McLean Community Center is now offering its patrons online registration for a variety of classes, activities and events through its Web site, www.mcleancenter.org.

The Center has contracted with The Active Network Inc., based in San Diego, Calif. ActiveNnet, the company's hosted Web-based software program, provides users with excellent customer service and an easy-to-use interface. For enhanced security, all registration transactions will be processed on a Verisign secured site. More than 1,300 parks and recreation agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand use the program. For more on ActiveNnet, visit: www.active.com/myevent.

For more information on online registration at MCC, contact the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255 (hearing impaired only), or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.