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>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>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 email@example.com.
</b>Universal Design Seminar. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield. Universal design modifications can help older adults make their homes safer and more comfortable. Free. Space is limited to 45; RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-451-8873, TTY 711.
</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 email@example.com. Attendees will have the chance to visit with area nonprofit groups and county agencies that are in need of volunteers.
</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>Fall Ethics Seminar. Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, will begin its fall discussion series with a three-part dialogue on bio-ethics-understanding science within a faith framework. Discussion will focus on end-of-life issues, access to health care and advances in medical science. Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 14, 6:30 p.m. 703-941-4113. www.rbc-va.org.
</b>Fairfax County Republican Committee Pep Rally Breakfast. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Burke Firehouse, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road.
</b>Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC will have its monthly meeting 1:30-3 p.m., at Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road. Falls Church. Martha Hammond WOCN discusses Skin Care, Q&A. To learn more, call 703-802-3457 or visit www.ostomysupportofnova.org.
</b>Autism Summit: A Question of Medical Insurance. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Autism Summit to discuss the need for improving autism services in Virginia.
</b>South County Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Southcountyfederation.com.