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Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<cal1>Saturdays

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Sunday/July 26

<cal2>Volunteers for Change Orientations. This program features a flexible calendar of fun weekend and weekday evening projects to fit busy schedules. 2-3 p.m. After orientation, volunteers can choose from more than 50 monthly community service projects throughout Northern Virginia. Projects include planting trees, bagging food for homeless families, tutoring adult ESL students, playing bingo with the disabled, special community-wide events throughout the year and much more. To register, contact Annie Duffield at 703-246-3895 or e-mail aduffield@volunteerfairfax.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Information Session about NOVA's ESL for Employment Course. Intended for workers who want to improve their English language skills and advance their career. 6:30-8:30 p.m., at NOVA's Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Room CE 202. 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.