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Want to be listed in the Bulletin Board? Call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459, e-mail lrice@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Thursday/Sept. 20

Volunteer Training. The Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA) presents Volunteer Management training 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Open to all that manage volunteers. Free to members; $15 for non-members. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 12 to Emily Gibbs at egibbs@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3809.

Puppetopia Presents: Animal Friends. 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A series of puppet adventures. All ages. 703-339-7385.

Reading Across the Centuries. 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Wendi Kaufman, leads a discussion of "Oedipus, the King." Sponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Springfield Writers’ Group. 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Friday/Sept. 21

Project Plan Presentation. Public meeting from 7-8:45 p.m. at Groveton Elementary, 6900 Harrison Lane, Alexandria. Plans for the Huntley Meadows wetland restoration project are presented, with time for comments, group discussion and more. 703-768-2525.

Nuts about Squirrels. 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities about squirrels. Ages 2-5 with adult.

Saturday/Sept. 22

Sophie the Performance Dog. 11:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Watch her perform amazing tricks. Bring a camera. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Monday/Sept. 24

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

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6:30-9 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, Burke. The Fairfax County Masters Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. 703-644-7333.

All About Me. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn about individuality through exploration of the five senses. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Vision Series Lecture. "Racial Equality in America: Will the Struggle Ever End?" by Roger Wilkins, professor of history and American culture 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision or visit the Center for the Arts ticket office to reserve a spot. 703-993-8888.

Tuesday/Sept. 25

Ride ‘Em Cowboy. 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Wear a 10-gallon hat and enjoy stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion. 7:30 at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Please contact branch for details. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

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

Teen Advisory Board. 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 12-18. 703-644-7333.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy a lively discussion on "What’s Up with Passports?" Adults. 703-451-8055.

Mooncake Festival. 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. A family evening with stories, crafts and a genuine Chinese Lion Dance. Cosponsored by the Friends of Richard Byrd Library. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Lecture. Lincoln biographer Michael Burlingame presents "The Challenges and Rewards of Writing Biography" 12:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Free. For more e-mail Terry Alford at talford@nvcc.edu or call 703-323-3274.

Thursday/Sept. 27

An Apple a Day. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Time for Twos. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about bunnies. Ages 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Free Book Talk. Author Joseph Ellis discusses "His Excellency: George Washington" 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. For more call 703-324-8428.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Walk for the Kids. 25:40 hosts a walk for AIDS orphans in South Africa 9 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $15/preregistration, $25/same-day registration, under 12 free. Register online at www.2540.org.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Autumn Nature Walk. Guided by naturalists Gary Knipling and Chris Schreiner, take a 1.5 mile walk on a Gunston Hall nature trail and learn about local plants and wildlife 1-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Wear appropriate footwear for moderate terrain. Regular admission. Reserve a spot at 703-550-9220.

Wednesday/Oct. 3

Candidates' Forum. Fairfax County General Assembly candidates share their views 7-9 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. For more call Kathy May at 703-955-6325 or e-mail kmay@vakids.org.

Saturday/Oct. 6

Walk and Talk. 4-5:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Meet at the Visitor Center, then walk in the wetland with Huntley Meadows' new manager and share ideas about wetland restoration or any other park topic. 703-768-2525.