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Beulah Road Al-Anon Group. 7:30 p.m. at the Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Beulah Road, Vienna. Practicing the Twelve Steps, welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. email@example.com.
Quarterly Meeting, Oakton Mill Estates Homeowners Association Board. 8 p.m. at the Clifford residence, 2908 Oakton Ridge Circle, Oakton. Jim Whipp, 703-281-1873.
VTRCC Business 2 Business Trade Show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Register at www.vtrcc.org.
Old Bike Collection: Boy Scout Eagle Project. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oakton Shopping Center Parking lot, 2858 Hill Road, Vienna. Useable bikes will be collected for Bikes for the World, to be shipped to developing countries for transportation to jobs, school and health services. Contact BS Troop 13, 703-255-2387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Shred. 11 a.m. at the Vienna Shopping Center, at Maple Ave. and Courthouse Road in Vienna. Free face painting, balloon art and sno-cones. Office paper, manila folders and small fasteners such as staples and rubber bands are acceptable for shredding. Binders, plastic report covers, hanging file folders, cardboard, plastic bags, CDs and DVDs, floppy disks, hard drives and x-ray film will not be accepted. All shredded material will be recycled. Limited to individuals only with no more than six boxes per individual. Shredding will run until 1 p.m., unless the truck reaches capacity before then. 571-382-10284 or email@example.com.
T'ai Chi Beginners' Practice. 8 a.m. on the outdoor basketball court behind Dolley Madison Public Library at 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-759-9141 or www.FreeTaiChi.org.
Brinker Toastmasters. 9:30 a.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Meets second and fourth Saturday of the month. brinker.wordpress.com.
GFCA’s Land Use and Zoning Committee. 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Jay Donohue, Dranesville District Planning Commissioner, and staff from the County’s Department of Planning and Zoning and Supervisor Foust’s office, will discuss the DC Water and Sewer Authority’s application to build a new odor abatement facility in parkland at the end of River Park Lane in Great Falls. Open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna Quarterly Lunch N' Life. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Free blood pressure screenings at 11 a.m., lunch served 12 p.m. Barbara Ferguson to speak on "What Do One Billion Muslims Really Think?" $10. Register at 703-281-0538.
College Essay Lessons. 8 p.m. at 6721 Curran St., McLean.
How to start, what to write about, what not to write about, and some practical guidelines. Free. Register at email@example.com.
Design-Build Institute of America, Mid-Atlantic Region June Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at MWAA DCMP / Dulles Transit Project Office, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Vienna. Students free, owners $10, members $35, non-members $45. dullesmetrorail.eventbrite.com.
Body & Soul Strength & Flexibility class. 12 p.m. at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Exercise led by ACE certified instructor Dana Elsnick. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 24. Register at 703-847-9814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advisory Board of the Northwest Center for Mental Health Services. 7-9 p.m. at Northwest Center for Community Mental Health, 1850 Cameron Glen, Reston. Volunteers are needed to serve and act as advocates for women's shelters, homeless shelters, etc. The Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Contact Cleveland at 703-435-0868 or email@example.com.
Our Daily Bread “Credit Smart” Course. 6:30 p.m. at Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Room 253, Chantilly. A course by Fairfax County-based non-profit Our Daily Bread, Inc. to help participants improve their credit ratings and gain a better understanding of the process of buying a home. Free. Dinner and child care provided. Register at 703-273-8829 or www.our-daily-bread.org.