Send notes to the Connection at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
</b>Personal Care Training for Family Caregivers. Oct. 15, 22 and 29, from 7-9:30 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information and to request reasonable accommodations, call 703-324-5631, TTY 703-449-1186 or send e-mail caregiverfairfaxcounty.gov.
</b>Nature Walk. 8:30-10:30 a.m., at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Join Jeanne Leckert for a nature walk at one of Fairfax County's newest dedicated "green" spaces.
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 email@example.com.
Electric Sunday Recycling Event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Interstate 66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Fairfax County residents will be able to recycle televisions, computers and other peripheral electronic devices such as printers, scanners, speakers, keyboards and similar items, at no cost. For complete event details, including information about materials collected and inclement weather cancellations, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or call 703-324-5250, TTY 711.
</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>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.
Author’s Rights, Publishers and Open Access: Why You Should Read That Contract!,” a discussion by Madelyn Wessel, Associate General Counsel at the University of Virginia. 3 p.m., at Edwin Meese III Conference Room, Mason Hall, Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. The talk will focus on copyright options that allow authors to retain specific publishing rights for the purpose of increasing the availability and impact of their research worldwide. Free. Visitor parking available in the parking deck adjacent to the GMU Center for the Arts. For more, visit http://openaccessweek2009.pbworks.com or www.openaccessweek.org.
</b>Government Job Hunting. Learn how to navigate the USAJOBS Web site and more at 11 a.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Registration required. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-293-6227.
</b>Long Distance Caregiving. 7-9 p.m. at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The fall seminar series is sponsored by the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.
<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 email@example.com. Registration is required.
</b>Halloween Yard Sale. Multiple home yard sale on Chapel Hill Drive in Burke. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Depression glass, Fiesta ware, books, clothes, bikes, furniture and more.