Send notes to the Connection at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
<b>Thursday, Dec. 10
</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 7:45 p.m. at Paul Spring Retirement Community, Mount Vernon Room, 7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Contact Marge, 703-768-5212 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.
</b>NARFE Springfield Chapter Meeting. 1:30 p.m., followed by holiday tunes lead by guitarist Bob Drake. Donations for homeless vets requested. Meeting place is The American Legion Post 176, 5620 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Contact Chapter President Dick Gallagher at email@example.com or 703 455-4373.
</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 1:30 p.m. at Hunters Crossing Classroom, Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Contact Kay, 703-644-2670 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.
<b>Wednesday, Dec. 16
</b>Laurel Hill Meeting. 7:30 p.m., at the South County Secondary School Media Center, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. The Laurel Hill Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will conduct a public meeting to finalize its recommendations on the Final Master Plan for the Laurel Hill Adaptive Reuse Area. The plan was developed based upon public comments, more than 30 public meetings, and recommendations from previous task forces. Early next year, it will be submitted to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for approval. For more information, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1380, TTY 711, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Laurel Hill Web site can be viewed at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/laurelhill.
</b>An Inside Look at Medicare, Present and Future, with Medicare Specialist Howard Houghton. 10 a.m. at Ernst Cultural Center on the NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. (refreshments, 9:30 a.m.) Open Forum offered by Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia. Free, no reservations needed. lli.nova.org or 703-503-0600.