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Bulletin Board, Nov. 19-25

To have community events listed in the Connection, send to reston/herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

<cal1>Thursday, Nov. 20

<cal2>The MOMS Club of Herndon will be hosting its monthly meeting on from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. This month's topic is "Financial Planning for Families" with guest speaker Rebecca Hall from Ameriprise Financial Services. Open to Herndon (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay-at-home.

AARP Meeting. Dulles Area Chapter 4681 is meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lake Anne Professional Building, 11484 Washington Plaza, Suite 320, Reston. Marian Brodigan, will be speaking about Elderhostel, which is America's first and the world's largest educational travel organization for adults 55 and over. Free and open to the public.

<cal1>Saturday, Nov. 22

<cal2>Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates. Information session at the Lake Anne branch of the Reston Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston, 11 a.m.-noon, for those wanting to volunteer. An independent nonprofit organization, Fairfax CASA recruits and trains volunteers to investigate a child’s situation and to advocate for the best interests of the child in court. See www.casafairfax.org.

Diabetes Awareness Forum. The Reston Chapter of The Links, Inc. is hosting a Town Hall focused on prevention and tools for successful management of diabetes from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Hunters Woods Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Free. Register by Nov. 20 by e-mailing restonchapterlinks@yahoo.com.

Weed Warriors. Help rescue Reston’s beautiful parkland from aggressive, invasive plants such as English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo in the Weed Warriors Project from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Old Trail Drive in Reston. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Water, work gloves and tools provided. Contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org to volunteer.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 24

<cal2>NARFE Luncheon. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Luncheon Meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Amphora's Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. Gaye Mara will discuss the Master Gardener program and "Going Green" in the garden. Call 703-435-3523 to choose a lunch entrée for $16.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 3

<cal2>Mother’s First. Mothers First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home, is holding a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Mother’s First. Mothers First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home, is holding a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 16

<cal2>Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts Laura Shulman to speak about religious diversity in the U.S. at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

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<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts Rabbi Leonard Cahan to speak about Jewish marriage customs at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts Rabbi David Kalendar to speak about the Jews of Uganda at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 17

<cal2>Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts Dr. Louis Blumen to speak about medieval Jewish medicine at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 21

<cal2>Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts Steven Gross to speak about the Holocaust in Hungary at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.