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<i>To have community events listed in the Connection, send to <a href=mailto:mclean@connectionnewspapers.com> mclean@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday.</i>

<b>Thursday/Feb. 5</b>

The Business Bank 2009 Power Networking Luncheon, with speaker Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. 11:30 a.m. at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Reservations are $25 at www.mcleanchamber.org or 703-356-5424.

<b>Friday/Feb. 6</b>

Business Etiquette. 8-9:30 a.m. 2070 Chain Bridge Road Conference Center Lower Level, Vienna. Learn business etiquette for all sales professionals. This session will address not only common business situations, but others specifically found in technical sales situations. Northern Virginia Technology Council members: $ 45; non-members: $75. Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=BUSDEVL-5.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 7</b>

McLean Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Gala, at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel. The black-tie event with an open bar cocktail reception, silent and live auction, gourmet dinner, installation of the 2009 Board of Directors and Officers and dancing to the Drifters. $100 per person. 703-356-5424 or email kryan@mcleanchamber.org.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 10</b>

NARFE Meeting. 1 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. National Active and Retired Federal Employees will have their monthly meeting. Marcia S. McAllister, Communications Manager for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, will talk about the status of this Project. Potluck lunch at 12 p.m.

Tech Event. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Patton Boggs, 8484 Westpark Drive, Ninth Floor, McLean. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell will speak. Northern Virginia Technology Council members: $ 45; non-members: $75. Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=COOLT-4.

Friends of Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton, is holding their next meeting at 7 p.m. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome. Visit www.valeschoolhouse.org.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 11</b>

Breaskfast and Economic Discussion. 8-10:30 a.m., Tysons Corner Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive #1700, Vienna. Join nonprofit, business and government leaders for a discussion on how to stretch and strengthen the region's safety net during these tough economic times. Panelists and participants will also examine the ways in which we can work across sectors and jurisdictions in order to meet the growing needs of Northern Virginians. RSVP to RSVP211@crisislink.org.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 14</b>

Volunteer for Children. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Fall Church. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates is hosting an information session. If you would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children, please call (703) 273-3526, x22 or e-mail ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 15</b>

Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club Meeting w/Delegate Tim Hugo, 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center Sully District Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-425-6542.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 18</b>

Budget Crisis Forum. 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Citizens Association is holding a forum on Fairfax County’s Budget Crisis. County Budget Director Susan Datta, At-Large School Board Member Jim Raney and former Chief of Staff to the Dranesville Supervisor Rosemary Ryan will share their ideas and observations on handling the impending $648 million County budget shortfall for 2010. Visit www.mcleancitizens.org, e-mail MCA.President@mcleancitizens.org or contact MCA President Rob Jackson at 703-556-9160 or Corresponding Secretary Sally Horn at 703-442-6601.

Marketing Workshop. 8-9:30 a.m., The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna. The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Allison & Partners present a workshop, "Cause Related Marketing to Open Doors," to help private companies and non-profit organizations learn how they can come together to better promote their businesses, causes and goals as partners.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 19</b>

Repblican Women Meeting. 11:30 a.m., 2205 Aryness Drive, Vienna. The New Providence Republican Women will meet. Call 703-591-7368.

Coping with Separation and Divorce. 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. An 8-week workshop on learning ways to effectively cope with separation and divorce lead by Hilary Casaretto, LCSW, Women's Center Therapist. Fee: $195/non members; $175/Center Circle Donors (Members). Visit www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657 to register.

Attracting and Retaining Key Personnel. 7:15-9:30 a.m., The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Experts will share their views on attracting and retaining key personnel in this uncertain market, including perspectives from leading compensation consultants and executive recruiters who have been assisting management teams and compensation committees in dealing with these issues. Event limited to senior financial technology executives only. Fee: $45/NVTC Member, $75/non members. Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=CFOSRS-12.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 21</b>

American Association of University Women. 9:30 a.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its monthly meeting. Tracee Hamilton, deputy sports editor for the Washington Post and an onsite editor covering the Olympics since 1992, will be the guest speaker. Call 703-830-6503 or visit www.mcleanaauw.org.

Clutter is Spiritual Business. 1-4 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Bev Hitchins, President of ALIGN, will help you establish goals to free you from clutter. Fee: $55/non members; $45 Center Circle Donors. Call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.com to register.

Legal Aspects of Child Support. 10 a.m.-1p.m., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Learn from an attorney how Virginia courts determine what financial support is required based on spousal income(s), what is deemed to be in the "best interests" of the child and what to expect during the custody proceedings. Support group

available. Fee: $55/non members; $45 Center Circle Donors. Visit www.thewomenscenter.org or call

703-281-2657 to register.