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<b>Thursday/Nov. 26</b>

Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce Monthly Power Networking Breakfast. 7:45-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Expo Center, Chantilly. Network, exchange business cards, develop prospects and introduce your company to other attendees. Those who register prior to the event will have their contact information provided to all attendees at registration. $30 dollars for members. 703-815-6060 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 28</b>

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Service at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter hosted by the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dinner will be served from 4:45 until 6 p.m. The Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has served the Northern Virginia community since its inception on Dec. 12, 1975. More information can be found at http://www.zul1906.org.

<b>Monday/Nov. 30</b>

Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees, with Congressman Gerry Connolly. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. With OPM's Dean Schleicher, project leader for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program annual Open Season, and Walt Francis, author of Consumer CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees. FEHB plan representatives will be on hand to answer questions and help participants. Call Congressman Connolly's District Office at 703-256-3071.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 1</b>

Kickoff Meeting to update the 45-year-old master plan for the Reston community, 7 p.m., at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. Supervisor Hudgins is creating a community task force that will work on the Master Plan Study.

This meeting will cover 1) description of the study approach, 2) description of the study schedule, 3) discussion of the review process for deferred APR items, 4) introduce Task Force, 5) release current conditions report, and 6) discussion of general planning principals for Reston.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 2</b>

Dulles Corridor Rail Association Annual Meeting. 6-8 p.m. at Gannett, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner. To honor the progress of construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and the people who are making it happen. 703-716-5750 or www.dullescorridorrail.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 6</b>

Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fairfax Hospital Physicians Conference Center. Annual holiday festivities, also Capital Hospice. 703-802-3457 or www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 8</b>

Master Plan Task Force Meeting, 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609A Washington Plaza, Reston. The agenda includes: 1) discussion of task force policies, procedures and ground rules, 2) presentation of special study scope and schedule, and 3) overview of task force responsibilities.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 9</b>

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 7:30 p.m. at Reston Art Gallery at Heron House, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Contact Lucy, 703-757-5893. www.lwv-fairfax.org.

<b>Thursday, December 10</b>

Marymount University Graduate Business Programs Information Session. 6:30 p.m. at MU’s Reston Center,1861 Wiehle Ave., Reston. The Essential M.B.A., the M.A. in Human Resource Management, and the M.S. in Management. Register at 703-284-5902 or www.marymount.edu/infosession.

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 9:30 a.m. at 11624 Sourwood Lane, Reston. Contact Margo, 703-620-9054. www.lwv-fairfax.org.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 12</b>

The Reston Accessibility Committee (RAC) meets are at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every other month, at United Bank, 1801 Reston Parkway, Reston. The RAC works improve accessibility for mobility-impaired persons in Reston. Contact Ken Fredgren, 703-391-9019 or fredgren.k@gmail.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 17</b>

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce new and prospective members lunch,11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Dulles Regional Chamber's Chantilly Office, 3901 Centerview Drive, Suite R, Chantilly. Extensive networking on site; attendees are asked to bring business cards. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required at 571-323-5300 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 24</b>

Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce Monthly Power Networking Breakfast. 7:45-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Expo Center, Chantilly. Network, exchange business cards, develop prospects and introduce your company to other attendees. Those who register prior to the event will have their contact information provided to all attendees at registration. $30 dollars for members. 703-815-6060 or dullesherndonregionalchamber.org.