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Music Program Panel Discussion, hosted by Fairfax County Association for the Gifted. Five panel members will provide information about music enrichment options for students during the school year and summertime. 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road. Contact Louise Epstein, FCAG president, at 703-917-7960 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fcag.org.
The 2007-2008 McLean Community Center Governing Board will hold its last meeting at 7:30 p.m. Immediately after the outgoing board adjourns, the incoming 2008-2009 board will convene and elect officers for the coming year. All MCC Governing Board meetings are open to the public. Those who wish to speak during "Citizen Comment" at the beginning of the meeting are asked to call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the agenda. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.
<b>Saturday /May 31</b>
McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will collect used books 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave. East in Vienna. Gently used books, CDs, tapes and software are accepted.
Children's books are needed. No records or textbooks are accepted.
Questions ? 703-448 9195 or www.mcleanaauw.org
2008 marks the 39th year of AAUW Used Book Collections.
Special Education Draft Regulations public hearing with the Virginia Department of Education to discuss the Board of Education’s proposed revisions. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Contact Susan Capuano Torda at SusanTCapuano@verizon.net.
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce 2008 Annual Golf Tournament at International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Hwy. Fairfax, VA 22033. $195 per player or $740 per foursome, which includes greens & cart fees, driving range, buffet lunch, beverages on course, awards banquet and dinner. Prizes for four first place winners and raffles. Registration 11:30 a.m.; Shotgun at 1:00 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call the Chamber office for more information at 703-281-1333.
Celebrating Partnerships: brown bag event with the Fairfax County After-School Network. Regla Armengol, executive director of Prospera Initiatives to support after-school programs for Latino youth is the featured speaker. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Room 107 of the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Refreshments will be provided but space is limited. Contact Linda Gawthrop at 703-324-5580 or Linda.Gawthrop@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxyouth.org.
<b>Saturday/June 7 </b>
Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents. Enough Is Enough (EIE) will conduct a comprehensive teaching presentation in front of a live studio audience for inclusion in the Internet Safety 101 video. Testimonials will be given from law enforcement experts, Internet industry representatives, psychologists, teens, parents, a convicted sex offender, and a rescued victim of a predator. Free admission. Adults only. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Smith Center Auditorium of McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike. Call 1-888-744-0004 to register.
The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will photograph and fingerprint children for free at several upcoming events: Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, noon-4 p.m. at Celebrate Fairfax at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The ID card gives authorities vital information to help them locate children if they are ever missing. This community service is available for county and Fairfax City residents, ages 0-17. For more information or to schedule a public safety event, contact Captain Sean Whitmore at 703-246-7521 or e-mail email@example.com.
<b>Sunday /June 8</b>
Rock the House 8K. Benefiting Alternative House: The Abused and Homeless Children’s Refuge. 8 a.m. at Celebrate Fairfax, on the festival grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. Cost is $22; $20 if you own a Champion Chip. After June 6, 2008, entrance fee is $27. Register online at www.runwashington.com. For more information, contact Gina Cocomello, Development Director, Alternative House, at
703 506-9191x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Summit 2008, a day of ideas and resources for building older adult ministries in Fairfax County. Hosted by the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Student Union II. No costs to guests, but participants must register by June 4 at www.carefaxltc.org or 1-877-926-8300.
VTRCC Monthly Luncheon. Speaker: Dr. Gerald Gordon, President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Sponsor: Northwest Federal Credit Union. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Wildfire Restaurant, Tysons Galleria- 3rd floor, 1714U International Drive. Contact the Chamber Office for details, 703-281-1333 or log on to www.vtrcc.org.
Mothers First - McLean/Vienna meeting. Non-profit support organization for mothers who have altered their careers to raise children at home; meets 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.
Speed Networking Breakfast. Location: Clyde's at Tysons, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Contact the Chamber Office for details, 703-281-1333 or log on to www.vtrcc.org.
<b>Friday/June 20 </b>
Brown Bag University. "How to Protect Your Business From Costly Lawsuits." Speaker: John Sexton, President, Sexton Executive Security. Location: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182, 12-1 p.m. Contact the Chamber Office for details, 703-281-1333 or log on to www.vtrcc.org.
Monthly Mixer. Food Sponsor: Plaka Grill. Location: The Business Bank in Vienna, 133 Maple Ave., SE, Vienna. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact the Chamber Office for details, 703-281-1333 or log on to www.vtrcc.org.