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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>Tuesday/April 14

</b>South County Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Southcountyfederation.com.

<b>Saturday/April 18

</b>Food Drive. Bushido Studios will host its annual Fill the Fords with Food drive to benefit Our Daily Bread, a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low-income residents in the Fairfax County area. The event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Bushido Studios in the Hayfield Shopping Center, which is at the corners of Hayfield Road and Telegraph Road in Alexandria. For more information about this event, contact Derek Hoffman at 703-924-5886 or via e-mail at derek@bushidostudios.com.

<b>Sunday/April 19

</b>Candidate Forum. The Democratic Women of Clifton, the Democratic Women of Lake Ridge and the Springfield District Democratic Committee are hosting a Candidate Forum from 3-5 p.m. at Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, Jon Bowerbank, Pat Edmonson, Mike Signer and Jody Wagner, will present their views and answer questions. Attorney general candidate, Del. Steve Shannon (D-35), will also participate. All Democrats from Northern Virginia are invited to attend. For further information go to www.DemocraticWomenofClifton.org or call 703-239 2616.

<b>Monday/April 20

</b>Republican Women of Clifton offer a presentation by Sasha Gong, who grew up in China under a communist regime and experienced first hand the brutality of a totalitarian regime. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Clifton Elementary, 7010 Clifton Road, Clifton. Social gathering starts at 7 p.m. Regular session will resume after guest has spoken.

<b>Tuesday/April 21

</b>Providence District Council hosts Richmond Update with Fairfax County legislators at 7:15 p.m., at the Dunn Loring Administrative Center, 2334 Gallows Road, in Training Room 1, enter through door No. 2. Sens. Chap Petersen (D-34) and Dick Saslaw (D-35) and Dels. Steve Shannon (D-35) and David Bulova (D-37) will discuss the recently completed General Assembly session as well as answer questions on issues related to state government. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more, contact Denise Rodgers, at Providencedistrictcouncil@yahoo.com.

<b>Tuesday/April 28

</b>Clifton Town Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall. 703-923-3500

<b>Sunday/May 3

</b>The Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC’s monthly support group meets 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Fairfax, Physicians Conference Center. Free. Annual Ostomy Products & Services Fair Featuring ConvaTec, Hollister, Coloplast, Edgepark, many more; OSGNV is eco-conscious. Goodie bags are eco-friendly reusable. For more information call OSGNV at 703-802-3457 or www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

<b>Tuesday/May 12

</b>South County Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Southcountyfederation.com.