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Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Monday/Oct. 12

</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area: A Look at Issues Critical to Democracy. The League will be discussing its partnership with the U.S Census Bureau. Materials will be on hand to suggest ways we can reach out to Hard to Count Populations. 1:30 p.m., at Greenspring, Hunters Crossing Classroom, Spring Village Drive, Springfield. For more information, go to the LWVFA Web site: www.lwv-fairfax.org. Contact: Kay, 703-644-2670.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 13

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

Meet the Dems. The Jewish community hosts a light dessert meet and greet with Jody Wagner and Steve Shannon, Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general, 8 p.m., at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. RSVPs required at www.jcouncil.org/2009MeetTheDems or to JCRC, 703-962-9230/dlinick@jcouncil.org.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 14

</b>League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area: A Look at Issues Critical to Democracy. The League will be discussing its partnership with the U.S Census Bureau. Materials will be on hand to suggest ways we can reach out to Hard to Count Populations. 10 a.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred’s Oak Road, Burke. For more information, go to the LWVFA Web site: www.lwv-fairfax.org. Contact: Lois, 703-690-0908.

<b>Saturday/Oct 17

</b>Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, will host a Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost will be $30, but Medicare B will also be accepted. Refreshments will also be served. To learn more, contact Bruce at 703 577-3137, or call the church at 703 971-5151 or e-mail admin@franconiaumc.org. http://www.franconiaunc.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct 18

</b>Candidate Debate. Del. Dave Marsden (D-41) will debate his Republican challenger, Kerry Bolognese (R), at 12 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. The one hour and 15 minute debate will include opening statements, questions with rebuttals and follow-up comments, and closing statements in reverse order of the opening statements. Attendees are urged to arrive by 11:40 a.m. since the parking lot may be filled. Overflow parking will be available one block away at Ekoji Buddhist Temple. Volunteers will direct attendees to the church from there.

NAACP, Fairfax County Youth Council Meetings take place on the third Sunday of every month at 4 p.m., at George Mason University in the Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. For more about the Youth Council, send an e-mail to restonbell7@gmail.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 19

</b>Fairfax County Republican Committee Meeting. 7-10 p.m., Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Guest Speaker: U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10).

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 21

</b>Tying the Knot: A Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples. 7:30 p.m., at JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Those planning to marry or are considering engagement may come to explore their relationship and the skills needed to handle the challenges that arise when couples share their lives. Sessions run Wednesday through Nov. 18. Jewish values and traditions provide a strong context for a safe and supportive group discussion. $75/per couple. For more information or to register, visit www.jccnv.org or contact Laurie Albert, LaurieA@jccnv.org, 703-323-0880.

L'Amazing Baby: Childbirth Preparation with a Jewish Twist. 7 p.m., at JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Running Wednesdays through Dec. 2, this class offers parents-to-be a traditional prepared childbirth class for labor and delivery, including stages of labor, breathing and relaxation and coping techniques, plus a spiritual, ritual and emotional support network for welcoming a Jewish child into the community. $75/per couple. For more information and to register, visit www.jccnv.org or contact Laurie Albert at laurieA@jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Teen Volunteer Fair. The Fairfax County Public Library and Volunteer Fairfax is sponsoring a teen volunteer fair 6:30-8 p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600. For information about becoming a library volunteer, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-324-8332.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 22

</b>Listening Forum Slated For Laurel Hill Golf Club. Meet with Fairfax County Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr., 7:30 p.m., at the Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton. 703-324-8662.

<b> Wednesday/Oct. 28

</b>Haven of Northern Virginia is offering a free six-week suicide loss support group. 7:30-9 p.m. 703-941-7000 or havenofnova@verizon.net. Registration is required.