Send community notes to the Connection at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-917-6428. Deadline is Friday.
Variety sale to benefit the Friends of Homeless Animals, a no-kill animal shelter that serves the metropolitan area, Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Donations for the sale are accepted at the community center, Friday, May 9, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 703-765-2475, or visit www.foha.org.
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hosting an information session on Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-noon at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Those who would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children, call 703-273-3526, ext. 22 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Great Falls Women's Club will be having a private tour of the Garden and Landscapes of Mount Vernon on Tuesday, May 20. The tour may be followed with a tour of the grand house/museum, with lunch for those who wish to stay. Meet at 8 a.m. at the side parking lot of the Great Falls CVS to carpool to Mount Vernon. Reservations are necessary for this trip by May 10; there are charges for these tours. For further information and reservations, contact Pat at 703-430-9281.
The Great Falls Women's Club will travel to the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Thursday, May 22, for luncheon in the Museum Cafe, followed by a guided tour of the museum. Guests are welcome. Carpools will be formed behind the CVS in Great Falls at 10:45 a.m. Luncheon will be at noon, and the tour at 1:30 p.m. The cost for the admission/tour/luncheon is $25. Call Jane at 571-239-0011 for reservations or further information.
Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. No registration is required. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.