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<i>To have community events listed in the Connection, send to reston@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6437 with questions. Deadline is Friday.</i>

<b>Thursday/Aug. 19</b>

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce new and prospective members lunch,11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Dulles Regional Chamber's Chantilly Office, 3901 Centerview Drive, Suite R, Chantilly. Learn about the impact of this regional chamber and avenues for promoting a business. Extensive networking on site; attendees are asked to bring business cards. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required at 571-323-5300 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.

<b>Tuesday, Aug. 25</b>

Town Hall meeting hosted by Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), featuring Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., former governor of Vermont, Democratic National Committee Chair Emeritus, author, and national grassroots leader on health care, will discuss current efforts in Congress to reform our nation’s health care system. 7- 9 p.m. at the South Lakes High School Auditorium, 11400 South Lakes Drive in Reston. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, available on a first come first serve basis.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 26</b>

Dulles Area Transportation Association Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting. Registration 7:30 a.m. Meeting 8 a.m. at 2201 Cooperative Way, Herndon. "Taxes and Tolls: Money Makes the World Go 'Round!" What's new with the Phase II Tax District and Loudoun County plans for the Dulles Corridor.

<b> Thursday, Aug. 27</b>

Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Orientation. 10 a.m. at the Lake Anne-Reston Student Registration Office, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston. How parents can get involved, a discussion designed to help accelerate a family’s acculturation to the United States, school registration, testing, safety, health services, technology tips, graduation requirements and more. 703-277-2640 or robin.hamby@fcps.edu.

Information Session on NOVA’s ESL for Employment Course. Intended for workers who want to improve their English language skills and advance their career. Time and location: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at NOVA’s Reston Center, 1831 Wiehle Avenue – 3rd Floor. Free. Bring photo identification and a document showing eligibility for employment in the U.S. To register and obtain more information, call 703-764-7779 or e-mail ESLemployment@nvcc.edu, or just show up.

Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce Monthly Power Networking Breakfast. 7:45-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Expo Center, Chantilly. Network, exchange business cards, develop prospects and introduce your company to other attendees. Those who register by the end of the business day prior to the event, will have their contact information provided to all attendees at registration. $30 dollars at the door for members. 703-815-6060 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.

<b>Ongoing</b>

Registration is now open for the Herndon Homecoming Parade to be held Oct. 3. The theme is Children's Playtime. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. down Elden St. and pass the judges stand at Town Hall Square. Civic organizations, businesses, performing groups, and schools are encouraged to participate. Registration information at HerndonParade@aol.com or 703-421-8738.