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SCORE "Counselor to America's Small Business" will provide free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for small business owners and prospective owners at the Mason Enterprise Center Prince William, George Mason University on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. Send an email to jleonard@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9415.

Ameriprise Financial will hold a Social Security Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at its office at 5870 Trinity Parkway, first floor, Centreville. The speaker will be David Melton, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, who will explore: * Understanding the benefits * How to take advantage of Social Security online * Plan and calculate your retirement * Report changes in your situation * Retirement, Disability and Medicare. Respond with your guests’ name(s) to Chris Allen 703-825-2382 or christopher.d.allen@ampf.com.

Don Churro Café has a new South American restaurant in Chantilly. Guests can enjoy authentic foods and cocktails in a sophisticated and lively atmosphere. The Don Churro Café staff has designed an extraordinary wine and beer list featuring a variety of beverages to complement the cuisine; in addition to an outstanding dessert menu, which features the signature dessert — the churro, fruit flavored mousses and tres leches desserts are also offered. The menu features dishes such as: Peruvian ceviche, Chilean and Salteña Boliviana empanadas, Arepas, Gitano Sandwich, Lomo saltado, Parrillada, Camarones apanados, and Paella. Don Churro Café offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and carryout. Don Churro Café is located at Sully Place Shopping Center, 13905-B Metrotech Drive, Chantilly. Call 703-378-1211.

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.

October is Spinal Heath Month and Centreville Chiropractic Center will offer free spinal check-ups for children up to 18 years old. Veterans can receive a spinal check-up for a $10 donation to CASA (children's non-profit organization.) For an appointment, call 703-266-0505 by Oct. 31. Centreville Chiropractic Center is at 13880 Braddock Road, Suite 108, Centreville.

Chevy Chase Bank announced its plans to host "Customer Appreciation Days" at its Centreville branch on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the branch located at 5902 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. This is the second wave of Customer Appreciation Days being held at select bank locations; the first was back in August.

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.