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The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, "Voter 101." 7:30 p.m. Voting absentee and voting in person, optical scan voting machines and the touch screen machine, who and what will be on the ballot. Chantilly Regional Library. 703-938-7304 or email@example.com.
Open House at Pauline Shirley Toastmasters. 6:45 p.m. at the McLean Dolley Madison Library. Learn about the benefits of joining Toastmasters, develop better speaking and presentation skills, learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet, build strong leadership abilities. Buffet will be offered. Hilda Harnack, P.S. Toastmasters Club, 1226 Ranleigh Road, McLean. 703-893-5506.
Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall. For information, call 703-255-6341.
Vienna Newcomers Club meets the second Thursday of each month at Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna. Lunch, informative programs, bridge, bowling and more. $20 cost for luncheon. Call Nancy Crowley at 703-938-4835 to reserve.
The Business and Professional Women of Fairfax, monthly dinner meeting. 6:30-9 p.m. at the La Madeline Bakery & Café. 1915-C Chain Bridge Road at Tysons Corner Mall in McLean. Guest speaker will be Mr. Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Chairman Connolly is running for the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. Meeting attendance $5. Individual dinner checks. Reserve by Monday, Oct. 6. Sandy Amato, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-405-2631.
McCain-Palin Victory 2008 Reception, with Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. John Warner. 6 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. 703-912-6000.
<b>Tuesday/Oct. 14 </b>
Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools community dialogue sessions. 7-9:30 p.m. Register to participate in shaping the FY 2010 Budget. Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. 703-324-9400 or 703-324-2391, TTY 711.
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, discussing Barriers to Voting. Two events, 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, Room # 2, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean; contact Anne, 703-448-6626; or 7:45 a.m. at 9516 Rockport Road, Vienna; contact Liz, 703-281-3380. www.lwv-fairfax.org.
NARFE (National Association Retired Federal Employees) monthly meeting. 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers Gerald Connolly, Chairman of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors and Keith Fimian, Chairman and Founder of U.S. Inspect, LLC. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Contact Kathy Arpa at 703-205-9041.
Vienna Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, 8 p.m. at Town Hall. For information, call 703-255-6341.
Help clean up and fix up Club Phoenix. 4:30 p.m. Participants can earn service hours to meet school requirements while sprucing up their favorite after-school club. For information, call 703-255-6360.
CFO Series Event. Recent regulatory developments related to the adoption of IFRS, the potential impact of the upcoming election and the recent turbulence in the financial markets. This event is limited to senior financial technology executives only. Service providers must register with and bring a senior financial technology executive. 7:15 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean. NVTC members $45; non-members $75. www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=CFOSRS-10.
<b>Thursday/Oct. 16 </b>
Vienna Board of Architectural Review meeting, 8 p.m. at Town Hall. For information, call 703-255-6341.
Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools community dialogue sessions. 7-9:30 p.m. Register to participate in shaping the FY 2010 Budget. South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.703-324-9400 or 703-324-2391, TTY 711.
The Vienna Farmers' Market hosts the Vienna Women's Club and Our Daily Bread, a volunteer-based organization that serves Fairfax County through weekly deliveries of food and household supplies to families in need, an emergency food pantry, financial and literacy skills, emergency financial assistance, back-to-school supplies and holiday adopt-a-family programs. The Vienna Farmers Market runs through Saturday, Nov. 1, on Church St. between Mill St. and Dominion Road in the caboose parking lot. 703-200-7806.
Keith Fimian for Congress Fundraiser. 2-4 p.m. at 3201 Wheatland Farms Drive, Oakton. $50. 703-218-1015.