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Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. 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. 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.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 1

</b>Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County, presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 8 p.m. at FCEDA headquarters, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. An overview of start-up basics such as county licenses and permits, state workforce service and training programs and federal financing and certification resources. Register at www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org/sb_seminar.htm.

Gov. Tim Kaine (D) Speaks. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Kaine reflects on his recent economic development mission to Israel. Light breakfast will be served. Free, but registration is required. Go to http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=103021 by Aug. 28. For more information contact Sarah Schultz, sschultz@jcouncil.org or call 703-962-9232.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 2

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m., at West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

<b>Friday/Sept. 11

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m., at James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 13

</b>Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC meets at Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Meet & Eat begins 1:30 p.m.; program begins 2-3:30 p.m. Featured speaker: Dr. Ian Shenk, gastroenterologist, discusses differences between Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. To learn more, call OSGNV at 703-802-3457 or visit www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 16

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 17

</b>Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club. 6:30 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center (Sully District Station), 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Meeting and presentation by the speaker, Jim Gilmore, former governor of Virginia will begin at 7 p.m. after the social. For more, visit http://www.wfrwc.org/.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 20

</b>Democratic Women of Clifton will host U.S. Gerry Connolly (D-11) 3-5 p.m., at Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Connolly will discuss how a bill is made and the upcoming Virginia elections. Parking available in the parking lot next to the shops.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 26

</b>Annual Health Fair in partnership with the NAACP. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. 703-764-9111 or www.glzbc.org. It is a free innovative program that will to address the major health needs of our community. Representatives from a number of health organizations will be on site to provide lectures and educational information on various health issues and concerns. Free screenings for blood pressure, vision and hearing, and glucose and cholesterol will be offered.