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<b>Thursday, December 10</b>
Marymount University Graduate Business Programs Information Session. 6:30 p.m. at MU’s Reston Center,1861 Wiehle Ave., Reston. The Essential M.B.A., the M.A. in Human Resource Management, and the M.S. in Management. Register at 703-284-5902 or www.marymount.edu/infosession.
League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 9:30 a.m. at 11624 Sourwood Lane, Reston. Contact Margo, 703-620-9054. www.lwv-fairfax.org.
Reston Newcomers and Neighbors Club Holiday Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at McCormick and Schmick's, Reston Town Center. Speaker is local children's author Sharon K. Solomon. Her book, A Walk with Grandpa, will be available for purchase and signing. GRNNC will collect books for age 5 years or younger for donation to Reston Interfaith. 703-433-2754.
Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting. 1 p.m. at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Office, 1593-1595 Spring Hill Road, Vienna. The Committee advises the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on issues related to the management, improvement and expansion of the Dulles Corridor, as well as future changes to toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road to fund roadway improvements and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. 703-417-8370.
Northern Virginia Technology Council. 7 a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Stefan Jacoby, President & CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America will speak on "Driving the Future through Innovation and Responsibility," discuss the Volkswagen Group's long-term growth strategy in the U.S. and the role sustainability will play in the automotive industry's future. www.nvtc.org/events/ritzcarlton.php or www.volkswagengroupamerica.com.
The Reston Accessibility Committee (RAC) meets are at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every other month, at United Bank, 1801 Reston Parkway, Reston. The RAC works improve accessibility for mobility-impaired persons in Reston. Contact Ken Fredgren, 703-391-9019 or email@example.com.
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. Extensive networking on site; attendees are asked to bring business cards. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required at 571-323-5300 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.
Dulles Airport Manager's Annual Update. At the Westin Washington Dulles Airport, 2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon. Reception 11:30 a.m., lunch 12 p.m. Airport Manager Chris Browne's annual review of how Dulles Airport faired in 2009 and what is coming in 2010. Committee for Dulles Members in advance $45; at the door $50. Non-members in advance $55; at the door $60. www.committeefordulles.org.
Pat Mullins at the Republican Club of Greater Reston. 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Community Center's Rose Gallery, Lake Anne, Reston. Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, at the RCGR Christmas party. The public is welcome to this informal holiday gathering; appetizer or dessert contribution appreciated. Liquid refreshment provided. 703-406-9740.
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 prior to the event will have their contact information provided to all attendees at registration. $30 dollars for members. 703-815-6060 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.