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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>Saturdays

</b>Al-Anon Beginner's Meeting. 7-8 p.m., at Messiah Methodist Church, Room 212, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. See www.AlAnonVA.com for more information and meeting times. For those whose life has been affected by another person's drinking, Al-Anon may help. Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and Friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

<b>September/October

</b>Haven of NOVA Volunteer Training. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Haven, an all Volunteer bereavement support organization, will be offering Volunteer training. The training will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks. For registration and information, call 703 941-7000. Visit www.havenofnova.org or e-mail havenofnova@verizon.net.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 10

</b>Terrorism Past and Present. League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Areakicks off 2009-10 program year by continuing to “encourage public conversation” about the Middle East with the second of three Rand Corporation /LWVUS collaborations. Forum looks at the forms terrorism has taken over three centuries and why current developments are especially alarming. 9:30 a.m., at Packard Center, 4026 Hummer Road, Annandale. Contact Nancy at 703-256-6570 or Peg at 703-256-9420.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 12

</b>W.T. Woodson High Marching Band Tag Day. Band members will be circulating in their neighborhoods, soliciting funds for the Woodson Marching Band to pay for buses, uniforms and equipment for the 2009 marching season.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 13

</b>Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC meets at Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Meet & Eat begins 1:30 p.m.; program begins 2-3:30 p.m. Featured speaker: Dr. Ian Shenk, gastroenterologist, discusses differences between Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. To learn more, call OSGNV at 703-802-3457 or visit www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 14

</b>Terrorism Past and Present. League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Areakicks off 2009-10 program year by continuing to “encourage public conversation” about the Middle East with the second of three Rand Corporation /LWVUS collaborations. Forum looks at the forms terrorism has taken over three centuries and why current developments are especially alarming. 1:30 p.m., Greenspring, Hunters Crossing Classroom, Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Contact Kay at 703-644-2670.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 16

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

Fairfax County Revitalization Conference. 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Registration required by Sept. 9. http://www.fcrevit.org/. Free event. Breakfast will be served.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 17

</b>Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club. 6:30 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center (Sully District Station), 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Meeting and presentation by the speaker, Jim Gilmore, former governor of Virginia will begin at 7 p.m. after the social. For more, visit http://www.wfrwc.org/.

<b>Friday/Sept. 18

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 20

</b>Democratic Women of Clifton will host U.S. Gerry Connolly (D-11) 3-5 p.m., at Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Connolly will discuss how a bill is made and the upcoming Virginia elections. Parking available in the parking lot next to the shops.

<b>Monday/Sept. 21

</b>Self-Defense Class. Join 0fficer Courtney Thibault of the Fairfax County Police's crime prevention unit to learn about self-defense for women. 7 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Free. Dessert served. RSVP to 703-323-0880.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 26

</b>Volunteer Fair for Older Adults. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria and the adjacent Kingstowne Library. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-704-6075 or trina.mayhan-webb@fairfaxcounty.gov. Attendees will have the chance to visit with area nonprofit groups and county agencies that are in need of volunteers.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 29

</b>What to Expect this Flu Season. 7 p.m, at the Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria. These town hall style meetings will give residents the opportunity to ask any flu-related questions they may have. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will begin each meeting with a brief presentation before taking questions from the public. For information about the town hall meetings visit the Health Department’s Web page: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/flu/town-hall-meetings.htm, or call 703-246-2411, TTY 703-591-6435.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 3

</b>Fairfax County Republican Committee Pep Rally Breakfast. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Burke Firehouse, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road.