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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>Saturdays

</b>Al-Anon Beginner's Meeting. 7-8 p.m., at Messiah Methodist Church, Room 212, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. See www.AlAnonVA.com for more information and meeting times. For those whose life has been affected by another person's drinking, Al-Anon may help. Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and Friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 16

</b>Electric Sunday Recycling Event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Interstate 66 Transfer Station located at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Fairfax County residents may recycle televisions, computers and other peripheral electronics at no cost. This event is limited to the collection of televisions, computers and peripheral electronic devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials. Residents should not bring small or large kitchen appliances, CDs, DVDs, video cassettes or stereo equipment to these events. For more, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or call 703-324-5250, TTY 711.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 18

</b>Suicide Loss Bereavement Workshop. Learn about the grief process and other issues about grief after a loss by suicide. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Free. 7-9 p.m., Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Registration required. For registration and information, call 703 941-7000. Visit Haven’s web site at www.havenofnova.org or e-mail havenofnova@verizon.net.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 20

</b>Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club Meeting. Kala Quintana, director of Public Outreach for the Northern Virgina Transporation Commission and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, will be speaking on Northern Virginia's ongoing and current transportation issues. 6:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, Sully District Station, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly. www.wfrwc.org/.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 30

</b>NOVA Grassroots Rally for Bob McDonnell. 1-4 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. Meet and greet local candidates. Barbecue by Red, Hot and Blue. Bring the family. Sponsored by Virginia Federation of Republican Women clubs in districts 8,10 and 11. Info call 703 591-7368.