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The Centreville Community Foundation is hosting the Northern Virginia Early Shopping Extravaganza on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Centreville office of Long & Foster, Realtors, 14260 Centreville Square, Bottom Level, Centreville. While you shop for a cause there will be raffle prizes and extra special treats that you won't want to miss. Sponsors include Tastefully Simple, Southern Living at Home, WineShop at Home, Kura Design, The Pampered Chef, Virginia's Best Gifts, Gold Canyon, Creative Memories, Silpada Designs, and USBORNE Books.

InstantAmber and My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Chantilly have joined together for a national child safety awareness campaign. My Gym of Chantilly will serve as a resource to further community awareness of InstantAmber (InstantAmber.com), an online data registry that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical data and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. Contact Joe Gilley at 703-378-3100.

Interested in doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia? For free business counseling on eVA, the State's web-based purchasing system, or SWaM (small, women and minority) business certification contact the Mason Enterprise Center at 703-993-9415 or send an email to jleonard@gmu.edu. This program is provided by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. Seats are limited.

Meet local business owners and build your business network through the BNI Business Owner's Roundtable. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Eggspectation, 5009 Weston Plaza Dr., Chantilly. Cost is $8 for Continental breakfast or $12 for hot breakfast. Email Lauren Kirby at lkirby@turnaroundllc.com.

The Centreville Rotary Club has moved its meeting location from the I-Hop in Centreville to the EggsSpectations Restaurant in Chantilly. The Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 p.m. for lunch. There is a new guest speaker every week with topics ranging from estate planning to how the Rotary helps during emergencies. Contact Gregg Caldwell at gregg@gandcauto.com.

The Clifton Business Connection chapter of BNI invites area business professionals to visit its weekly networking meeting held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heart in Hand Restaurant in Clifton. Visit www.bninova.com.