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Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 4

</b> Land Use Workshop, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, the Sierra Club and the Coalition for Smarter Growth. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Experts will explain how land use decisions are made and how to make development more environmentally friendly, examine processes like zoning, redevelopment and infill and explore how people can influence decision-making. Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) will give opening remarks. Braddock Government Center, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-256-2060 or gbooth123@aol.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 6

</b>Internet Safety Presentation, hosted by the Virginia PTA, focusing on protecting children from Internet predators. 7-9 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn road, Fairfax. www.novadistrictpta.org.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 7

</b>Clifton Town Council Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

Community Business Partnership, 12-1 p.m. Brown bag lunch and discussion. Free for Greater Springfield Chamber members, $5 for non-members. Registration not required. Bring lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided. 7001 Loisdale Road, Springfield.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 8

</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, discussing Barriers to Voting. 9:30 a.m. 7902 Bracksford Court, Fairfax Station. Contact Lois at 703-690-0908 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 11

</b>Clifton Day volunteers needed, for vendor setup, parking and traffic assistance, trash removal, train ticket sales and more. Various shifts available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Tom Peterson at tommyclifton@aol.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 13

</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, discussing Barriers to Voting. 1:30 p.m. Hunters Crossing Classroom, Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Contact Kay, 703-644-2670. www.lwv-fairfax.org.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 15

</b>Meeting for parents of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) students. 6-9 p.m., at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Interpreters will be available for Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale will be present. Information on ESOL services, how to help children with education, advanced academic programs, and opportunities for questions and comments. Community representatives will talk about resources available to Fairfax County residents. Displays on Fairfax County adult ESOL classes, the Center for Multicultural Human Services, the Partnership for Healthier Kids and more. www.fcps.edu/DIS/OESOL/meetings.htm.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 16

</b>Networking Mixer. Gather business cards and join the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce from 5-7 p.m., at Comfort Inn, 6560 Loisdale Court, Springfield. Members, first and second time visitors, free. Non-members $15. 703-922-9000.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 18

</b>Community Clean-up Day. 7:30-9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Waterford, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield, for coffee and muffins. All volunteers receive a brightly colored T-shirt and an assigned stretch of roadway. 703-866-3501.

<b>Monday/Oct. 20

</b>Meeting for parents of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) students. 6-9 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Interpreters will be available for Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale will be present. Information on ESOL services, how to help children with education, advanced academic programs, and opportunities for questions and comments. Community representatives will talk about resources available to Fairfax County residents. Displays on Fairfax County adult ESOL classes, the Center for Multicultural Human Services, the Partnership for Healthier Kids and more. www.fcps.edu/DIS/OESOL/meetings.htm.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 21

</b>The Diversity Committee focuses on the needs of small, minority- and woman-owned businesses. Meets 9-10 a.m. every third Tuesday at United Central Bank, 6400 Brandon Ave., Springfield. 703-866-3501.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 22 :11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

</b>ASBCs of Government Contracting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Houlihan's, 6550 Loisdale Road, inside the Hilton Springfield. Focuses on tactics and resources necessary in the development of effective market research, and which agencies and contractors to target for business opportunities, and why they are viable. Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce members $25, non-members $35. Guest speaker Guy Timberlake, Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition LLC. 703-866-3501.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 28

</b>Business Watch Rountable. 8-9 a.m. Join business leaders for a quarterly meeting with Officers from the Franconia District Police Station, and an informal discussion about safety and security issues important to businesses and property owners. Waterford, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-866-3501.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 30

</b>Clifton Architectural Review Board. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

<b>Monday/Oct. 27

</b>Clifton Planning Commission Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 4

</b>Clifton Town Council Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 11

</b>Fairfax County Public Schools will offer four town meetings to solicit citizen input in order to determine boundaries for the new elementary school under construction at the Laurel Hill site on Laurel Crest Drive in Lorton, a 38-classroom school serving students in kindergarten through grade 6. Schools involved in the boundary study include Gunston, Halley, Lorton Station, Newington Forest and Silverbrook elementary schools. Town meetings for this study will at 7 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton. Contact Denise James at 703-246-6920 or denise.james@fcps.edu.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 16

</b>Rabies Clinic. Low-cost rabies clinic 2-4 p.m. at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $10, cash or checks only. 703-830-1100.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 27

</b>Clifton Architectural Review Board. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

<b>Monday/Nov. 24

</b>Clifton Planning Commission Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.

<b>Monday/Dec. 1

</b> Fairfax County Public Schools will offer four town meetings to solicit citizen input in order to determine boundaries for the new elementary school under construction at the Laurel Hill site on Laurel Crest Drive in Lorton, a 38-classroom school serving students in kindergarten through grade 6. Schools involved in the boundary study include Gunston, Halley, Lorton Station, Newington Forest and Silverbrook elementary schools. Town meetings for this study will at 7 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton. Contact Denise James at 703-246-6920 or denise.james@fcps.edu.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 2

</b>Clifton Town Council Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. 703-802-0847.