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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. 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>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.

<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.

Navigating the Medicaid Maze: Waivers, Eligibility and Documentation. The costs of long-term care can quickly drain even a substantial savings account. Learn about Medicaid's eligibility criteria, screening process, required documentation, and how to access Medicaid funded home-based and nursing home long-term care services. 7-9 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-324-5205 , TTY 703-449-1186 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa. Sponsored by the county’s Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging and partners.

<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.

Candidate Forum with Keith Fimian and Gerry Connolly, on energy and the environment. 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, entrance 14, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The moderator will be Mike Tidwell, executive director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and questions will be taken from the audience. Contact Lauren Glickman, 804-335-0915 or lauren@chesapeakeclimate.org.

<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.