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<b>Thursday/Nov. 19

</b>Monticello Council of Republican Women Meeting w/Keith Fimian. 7 p.m. at the West Springfield Government Center, Community Room, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-267-5701.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 25

</b>Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Burke Presbyterian Church with friends and neighbors from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Congregation Adat Reyim and the Rumi Forum. Take part in great fellowship and joyous celebration of Thanksgiving and our different faiths. Burke Presbyterian Church is located at 5690 Oak Leather Drive in Burke. For more information, visit www.BurkePresChurch.org or call the office at 703-764-0456.

<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. Featureing OPM's Dean Schleicher, the 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.

The Northern Virginia Community College Board’s Curriculum and Community Relations Committee Meeting. 11 a.m. in the Brault Building, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. Items on the agenda include Contract Management, Advisory Committee Appointments, Discussion on Remediation, and Community Relations: Legislative Strategy for the 2010 session. Board meetings are open to the public. Contact Corinne Hurst at 703-323-3101 or churst@nvcc.edu.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 3

</b>“Coping with the Holidays after the Death of a Loved One” presented by Haven of Northern Virginia. 7:30-9 p.m. After a loved one has died, the holidays can be a painful reminder of loss. Take to bring new meaning to this time of year. This presentation will offer strategies and ideas for reinventing the holidays. The presentation is free but requires registration For registration and information, call 703-941-7000, visit Haven’s Web site at www.havenofnova.org, or e-mail havenofnova@verizon.net. Haven of Northern Virginia offers one-on-one support to those grieving the death of a loved one. Call Haven to schedule an appointment with one of our trained volunteers. Walk-ins are also welcome, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale.

<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. Information, phone 703-802-3457 or Web site www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 8

</b>South County Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Southcountyfederation.com.

<b>Thursday, December 10

</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. 7:45 p.m. at Paul Spring Retirement Community, Mt Vernon Room, 7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Contact Marge, 703-768-5212 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.

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