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<b>Wednesday/April 22</b>

Assert Yourself. 7-9 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Tina MacIsaac, MSW, will teach those who are reluctant to speak up for themselves to those who believe they are too outspoken to be more assertive in your personal and professional lives in this three-week program. $90/person, $75/Center Circle Donors. To register, go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Admission Parent Coffee. 8:15-9:45 p.m., Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Oakcrest School will be holding an Admission Parent Coffee. Contact the Admission Office at admission@oakcrest.org or 703-790-5450.

Governing Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. If you would like to speak at the hearing, call the Center to have your name placed on the speakers' list. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Telework Green Carpet Event. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Gannett Headquarters, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield) and Virginia Secretary of Transportation

Pierce Homer are the keynote speakers for this event, which aims to help reduce the number of commuters on Virginia's roadways and helps companies attract and retain productive employees, reduce employee absenteeism and lower operational and recruitment expenses. Visit www.teleworkva.org/earthday.

<b>Thursday/April 23</b>

Money Management Tips. 7-9 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn how to identify key personal and financial documents, organize paperwork, assess your loved one's financial situation and develop a strategy to stretch financial assets to pay for care. Call 703-242-4020.

"Town Hall for Hope." 8 p.m., New Life Christian Church, 1988 Kirby Road, McLean. A "Town Hall for Hope" with Dave Ramsey of the Fox News Network will be held to discuss the economy. The event will be simulcast live nationally. Free. Go to townhallforhope.com or call Dwaine at 571-294-8306

<b>Friday/April 24</b>

Community Service and Scholarship Dinner. 6:30 p.m., Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. The 19th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Dinner presented by the Northern Virginia Urban League will be held. The dinner will salute Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 100 Largest Black-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and will award student scholarships. Call 703-836-2858 or visit www.nvul.org.

Spring Plant Sale and Greenhouse Opening. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Choose plants for your yard. Plants include annual and perennial flowers and herbs, and vegetable transplants with a special emphasis on heirloom plants. All sales proceeds benefit the Farm's educational programs. Sales of plants continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through mid-October. Free admission. Visit www.1771.org.

<b>Saturday/April 25</b>

Spring Plant Sale and Greenhouse Opening. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Choose plants for your yard. Plants include annual and perennial flowers and herbs, and vegetable transplants with a special emphasis on heirloom plants. All sales proceeds benefit the Farm's educational programs. Sales of plants continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through mid-October. Free admission. Visit www.1771.org.

<b>Monday/April 27</b>

National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7-9 p.m., First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its monthly speaker meeting with a panel discussion led by chapter president Jim Payne on Borderline Personality Disorder. The panel will consist of consumers, family members and a professional. Call Joe Lipari, Secretary, at 703-256-2908.

<b>Wednesday/April 29</b>

Assert Yourself. 7-9 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Tina MacIsaac, MSW, will teach those who are reluctant to speak up for themselves to those who believe they are too outspoken to be more assertive in your personal and professional lives in this three-week program. $90/person, $75/Center Circle Donors. To register, go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Survivors of Clergy Abuse. 7-8:30 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Hills Regional library, 7684 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The monthly peer support group for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse will meet. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month. Free and confidential; no registration required. Call Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128.

Raglan Road Community Outreach. 7:30 p.m., Westbriar Elementary School, 1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna. Residents are invited to join Supervisor Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) at an outreach meeting regarding the proposed rezoning applications for W/V/B Palisades Development. Stuart Mendelsohn of Holland & Kinght, LLP and representatives from community groups will be presenting. Call Supervisor Hudgins’ office at 703-478-0283.

<b>Thursday/April 30</b>

Fundraiser at Bob Evans. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Bob Evans, 10443 White Granite Drive, Oakton. All day, Bob Evans Restaurant will be sponsoring the Shepherd's Center of Oakton Vienna with a fundraiser. Call or e-mail the Shepherd's Center at 703-281-0538 or office@scov.org and the center will e-mail a flier. Present the flier to the cashier and Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from your meal to the Shepherd's Center.