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Children’s Grief Support Group. 5-6 p.m., HAVEN of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. This free six-week children's grief support group begins March 4 and runs through Wednesday, April 8. Registration required; call 703-941-7000, visit www.havenofnova.org or e-mail
NVDBC Breakfast. 7:30 a.m., Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Join the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council for a breakfast with Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va), who will speak about his legislative agenda and the major issues affecting the Commonwealth. Contact Dawn Petrosky at email@example.com or 412-217-3296.
Vienna-Tysons Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Casino Night and Taste of the Town, 7 p.m. at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Samples from the local eateries, cash bar, live auction, and many casino games. Redeem winnings for raffle tickets. Prizes include trips, jewelry, art, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. Tickets are $75, including $25,000 of Chamber Cash for gaming and two drink coupons.
Invasive Plant Removal Day. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Volunteer to save trees and wildlife habitat. Students and scouts earn community service hours. Call 703-324-8681, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resources/ima or e-mail
Republican Women's Club. 1 p.m., Kena Temple Center, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. The Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club will hold a membership luncheon. Call: 703-425-6542.
Republican Women’s Club Luncheon. 1 p.m., Kena Temple Center, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. The Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club is holding a "Membership Luncheon" with Chriss Winston, Director of the Office of Speechwriting for President George H.W. Bush, as the special guest. Call 703-425-6542.
NARFE Meeting. 1:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The National Association Active and Retired Federal Employees will be holding their monthly meeting. Karen Carter from "The Village at Orchard Ridge" in Winchester will make a presentation on this home community and the various retirement options. Call 703-205-9041.
League of Women Voters. 12:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will be holding their March meeting. The March topic is "The World’s Diminishing Oil." Call 703-658-9150 or visit lwv-fairfax.org.
League of Women Voters. 7:45 p.m., 9511 Rockport Road, Vienna. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will be holding their March meeting. The March topic is "The World’s Diminishing Oil." Call 703-658-9150 or visit lwv-fairfax.org.
McLean Youth Athletics, which operates youth sports programs in McLean, will hold its annual meeting and elect its board of directors at 7:30 p.m., at the McLean Community Center. A slate of officers can be seen at myathletics.org.
Financial Planning for Divorce. 7-10 p.m., Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. Debbie Marson, CDFA, will provide information to help you make financial decisions while in the process of divorce or separation. $55/person; $45/Center Circle Donors. Go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657 to register.
Auto Awareness for Women. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Billy Weber Tire, 303 Mill Street N.E., Vienna. An auto mechanic will teach you how to perform basic maintenance on automobiles. $45/person; $35/Center Circle Donors. Go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657 to register.
Keeping a Journal. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Hilary Casaretto, LCSW, will teach specific journaling techniques which allow for self-exploration. $100/person; $85/Center Circle Donors. Go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657 to register.
Leadership Conference. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. The Women's Center will host its 23rd annual Leadership Conference entitled "The Power to Transform." This event connects women leaders and business professionals. $150/Center Members; $175/Non Members. Visit www.thewomenscenter.org to register.
Patriot Republican Women’s Club. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 7808 Swinks Mill Court, McLean. The Patriot Republican Women's Club Meeting will meet with Wall Street Journal Columnist John Fund as their special guest. Call 703-522-3587.
New Providence Republican Women Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Oakton Library, Meeting Room 1, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Speaker is Anthony Bedell, Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee. 703-591-7368.
Suicide Survivor Support Group. 7:30-9 p.m., HAVEN of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. This free six-week suicide survivor support group begins March 26 and runs through Thursday, April 30. Registration required; call 703-941-7000, visit www.havenofnova.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preserve Arts Funding. 3-4 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center. Arts Council Board Chairman John Mason will give testimony before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors during critical budget hearings at the Fairfax County Government Center. Your presence in the audience will support Chairman Mason's case for preserving arts funding even in tough economic times. RSVP to email@example.com.