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Investing Green. 7:30 a.m., PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean. A panel will discuss the potential and pitfalls for Green Investing as well as the specifics of how Clear Standards is developing a new market. Free for NVTC Members, $75/non members. Visit <www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=MCP-44.
Road to Independence Gala. 5:30-10 p.m., Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Volunteers are needed for The Northern Virginia Family Service’s annual "Road to Independence Gala," a fundraising event to help low income-individuals and families to become self-sufficient, will be held. Volunteers are needed to assist staff with registration, drawings, silent auctions and setup and clean up. Sandwiches and refreshments will be available for all volunteers. Must be 16 to volunteer. Contact Monica Arispe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-219-2193.
Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Preschool, 711 Spring St. S.E., Vienna. Wesley United Methodist Preschool is hosting its annual Community Yard Sale. Shop for children's toys, clothing, household goods and more or rent a parking space for $20 to sell goods. Call 703-938-3970 or for space renting, e-mail Patty at email@example.com.
Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Jeffrey Sprowls, Esq. will provide essential information on a breadth of divorce topics, including grounds for divorce, child custody arrangements, spousal and child support, division of assets and more. $55/person, $45/Center Circle Donors. Support group available. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.
Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce. 7-10 p.m., The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Danny Burk, CDFA, will provide information on all financial components of the property settlement agreement from preparing documents for your attorney to the signing of your agreement. $55/person, $45/Center Circle Donors. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.
The Redskins and Octagon. 7:30 a.m., The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna. Learn how leading sports and entertainment companies are dealing with challenging market conditions. David Donovan, General Counsel of the Washington Redskins and Ho Sik Shin, General Counsel of Octagon will be on hand. $45/NVTC members, $75/non member: Visit www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=COUNSEL-11.
Spring Legislative Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lebanese Taverna, Tysons Galleria, 1840 G International Drive, McLean.Candidates for Virginia's 35th District seat in the House of Delegates will be on hand to speak and answer questions. Call 703-281-1333 or visit www.vtrcc.org.
AAUW Used Book Collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will start collecting used books in preparation for the 40th AAUW Used Book Sale Sept. 11-13. Gently used books, CDs tapes and software will be accepted. Children's books are needed and no records or textbooks will be accepted. Call 703-448 9195 or visit www.mcleanaauw.org.
Cocktail Networking Reception. 6-8 p.m., The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. Enjoy a cocktail, network with green businesses, add to your art collection and meet some of the area's sustainable artists. Free. Go to www.sbnow.org and click on the link under the "Mastermind Series Events" on the right-hand side of the homepage to register.