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<i>To have community events listed in the Connection, send to vienna/mclean/greatfalls@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday./i>

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 29</b>

VTRCC Annual Joint Mixer, with the Greater McLean Chamber. 5:30 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road McLean. Celebrate the end of summer. Info@VTRCC.org.

<cb>Saturday/Oct. 3</b>

Volunteers for Change Orientation. 2-3 p.m. at Volunteer Fairfax,10530 Page Ave. Fairfax. 703-246-3460 or VolsRUs@volunteerfairfax.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 4</b>

The Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC Monthly Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at Physicians Conference Center, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd. Falls Church. Martha Hammond WOCN discusses skin care, Q&A. 703-802-3457 or www.ostomysupportofnova.org.

Volunteers for Change Orientation. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Fairfax,10530 Page Ave. Fairfax. 703-246-3460 or VolsRUs@volunteerfairfax.org.

<b>Monday/Oct. 5</b>

Sierra Club and the 2009 Election. 7:30-9 p.m. Review Club endorsements in the races for Governor, other statewide officers and the House of Delegates, and discuss the impact of the election on the environment with speakers from the campaigns. Free. Bob_Pearson@cox.net

<b>Tuesday /Oct. 6</b>

McLean Citizens Association Candidates Night. 7:30 p.m. at the Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With Barbara Comstock (R) and Margi Vanderhye (D) running in the 34th District and Chris Merola (R) and Jim Scott(D) in the 53rd District of the Virginia House of Delegates. 703-556-9160 or 703-442-6601.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 13</b>

National Association Active and Retired Federal Employees Monthly Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Congressman Gerry Connolly, Democratic candidate Mark Keam and Republican candidate Jim Hyland will speak. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative will provide benefit information. 703-205-9041 or 703-698-1838.

<b>Ongoing</b>

Join Volunteers for Change, a program for adults which offers more than 50 weekend and evening volunteer opportunities per month. Visit Volunteer Fairfax for orientation dates, at www.volunteerfairfax.org.

The Oakton High School Dance Team is offering a Dance Camp for students entering grades 1-9. This year, the camp will be held July 28-30 at Oakton High School. For more information, go to www.oaktonathletics.org

Great Falls Soccer League is looking for girls interested in Division 1 soccer, with ODSL as a U-14. Players must have a birthdate of 8/1/1994 or later. Call head coach Krisztian Mikoczi, 703-969-4335, or asst. coach Tom Klein, 703-915-0115.

St. Mark ESL Program for Adults is seeking volunteers for its English language instruction program. No foreign language skills required. Computer teacher/aide, ESL teachers, aides and more needed. Classes are at St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. 703-216-4488 or esl_express@yahoo.com.

Haven of Northern Virginia presents two free six-week support groups. Registration is required. 703-941-7000, www.havenofnova.org, or havenofnova@verizon.net.

*Widow/Widowers Bereavement Support Group, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, from 2-3:30 p.m.

*Bereavement Support Group beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Advisory Board of the Northwest Center for Mental Health Services needs volunteers. We serve and act as advocates for women's shelters, homeless shelters, etc. The Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. We are looking for volunteers who are dedicated to improving mental health services.

For more information call Cleveland at 703-435-0868.