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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>Wednesday/March 25</b>

Divorce Through Mediation. 7-9 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E, Vienna. By using professional mediation as an alternative to litigation, you can save yourself the emotional hassle, frustration and expense of obtaining a separation or divorce. Topics include property settlement, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation. Find out how to develop and implement problem-solving strategies to reach a peaceful settlement. $45/person, $35/Center Circle Donors. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Governing Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Community Center Governing Board is holding a public hearing on programs. The board is asking residents to come to the meeting and share their thoughts on the Center's programs and services. The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Governing Board will follow the public hearing. If you would like to speak at the hearing, call the Center at 703-790-0123 to have your name placed on the speakers' list. You also may submit written comments by mail, fax at 703-556-0547, e-mail at mail@mcleancenter.org or in person. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Healty Responses to Anger. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E, Vienna. Understanding sources of anger (stress and anxiety), recognizing feelings and developing effective responses are the overall goals of this program for both women and men. In addition to considering the root causes of anger, such as low self-esteem, the workshop will emphasize relationship-based anger and include practical exercises to assist participants in identifying anger sources and managing stress and anger responses. $45/person, $35/Center Circle Donors. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

<b>Thursday/March 26</b>

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 havenofnova@verizon.net.

HomeAid. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., McGuire Woods Law Firm, 1750 Tyson's Blvd., Suite 1800, McLean. The 2009 HomeAid Northern Virginia Forum’s topic is "Building a Prosperous Northern Virginia," which will feature speakers from the homebuilding industry, lending institutions and others. Organizations interested in participating should contact Christy Eaton at 571-283-6320 or ceaton@nvbia.com.

<b>Friday/March 27</b>

Sales Panel. 7:30 a.m., 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Conference Center, Lower Level, Vienna. Seasoned Vice Presidents of Sales share their strategies, philosophies and tools they use in leading a productive sales organization. Learn from their successes (and failures) in building and leading top performing sales organizations. $45/NVTC Members:, $75/ non-members. Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=BUSDEVL-42.

<b>Saturday/March 28.</b>

Parent Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Learn how to gain more cooperation from your children without repeating, reminding, or yelling. This is a free introduction to the Parent Encouragement Program. Pre-register by calling 301-929-8824 or visit http://www.pepparent.org.

Healthy Responses to Anger. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. In addition to considering the root causes of anger, such as low self-esteem, this workshop will emphasize relationship-based anger and include practical exercises to assist participants in identifying anger sources and managing stress and anger responses. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Seminar. 11 a.m. Park Street, Vienna. Terranova Construction will hold a free seminar entitled "How to Save Thousands in a Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Project" in a gourmet kitchen on Park Street in Vienna. The seminar will focus on how to maximize your investment, how to set up a budget that make sense financially, the characteristics of the materials for your project, latest kitchen and bathroom trends and more. Call Rita Dobrauchi at 703-761-0604 to register.

<b>Tuesday/March 31</b>

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 testimony@artsfairfax.org.

Setting Boundaries. 7-9 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E, Vienna. Live happier by taking ownership of your life by setting healthy boundaries with colleagues, friends, and family. This workshop will focus on developing skills to teach people how you want to be treated and give you practical tools to implement right away to set appropriate limits, enforce them and develop win-win situations. $65/person, $55/Center Circle Donors. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Attorney Amina Khan will deliver a talk on the Bruxton Initiative to the McLean Rotary. Amina is the daughter of McLean Rotarian Tehmina Khan.

She served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). She is a Member of the Executive Board of the Association of Pakistani Professionals and a Founding Member of the Committee for Global Relief, both non-profit organizations.

<b>Wednesday/April 1</b>

How to Find a Reliable Contractor. 7-9 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Kyle Hoffman of Roofing & More, Inc. will offer advice on how to make the best possible decision about a contractor. $45/person, $35/Center Circle Donors. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Great Falls Friends. 8 a.m., Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Join the Friends for a light breakfast, sample cornbread from the Colvin Run Mill and hear speaker Mike Henry talk about the Colvin Run Mill. Call Candace Bovee at 703-759-0375.

<b>Saturday/April 11</b>

Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Seminar. 11 a.m. Park Street, Vienna. Terranova Construction will hold a free seminar entitled "How to Save Thousands in a Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Project" in a gourmet kitchen on Park Street in Vienna. The seminar will focus on how to maximize your investment, how to set up a budget that make sense financially, the characteristics of the materials for your project, latest kitchen and bathroom trends and more. Call Rita Dobrauchi at 703-761-0604 to register.