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Bulletin Board, Oct. 13-22, 2010

Thursday/Oct. 14

VTRCC Luncheon and Debate: Gerald E. Connolly vs. Keith S. Fimian. 11:15 a.m. at The Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. The Va. 11th congressional district candidates will debate. $40 members, $50 non-members. www.vtrcc.org or 703-281-1333.

Va. 11th District Congressional Candidate Forum. 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Auxiliary, located at 330 Center Street North, Vienna. The campaigns of incumbent Gerald Connolly (D) and challenger Keith Fimian (R) have accepted invitations to participate. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. 703-242-7651.

Great Falls Citizens Association Special Security Alert Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at The Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Supervisor John Foust and Reston Police Chief, Capt. Burnett, will address security issues and the recent spate of burglaries in the area. The public is invited. bcanis@yahoo.com.

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. revku@cox.net.

Life and Job Readiness Skills for Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. 6 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. For ages 19-30. Brief assessment required. Thursdays through Dec. 16. Register at 703-204-9100.

Madison Crew Team Informational Meeting. 7 p.m. at James Madison High School 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Students interested in joining the Madison Crew Team and their parents or guardians are invited. www.warhawkcrew.org.

Friday/Oct. 15

VTRCC Brown Bag University. 11:30 a.m. at Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd. # 450, Vienna. Free. info@vtrcc.org.

Saturday/Oct. 16

Langley High School Choral Department Carwash Fundraiser. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Great Falls Exxon Station, at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road. Proceeds benefit all choirs at LHS. The students will be washing cars in return for donations. 703-404-5502.

Community Shredding Day. 9 a.m-12 p.m. at 8133 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Rain or shine. Residents can bring outdated personal documents to the on-site shredding service. There will be a collection of canned goods to benefit Food for Others in Fairfax (www.foodforothers.org ) as well as old cell phones to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers (www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com).

Speak Up for a Child. 11 a.m. at the Fairfax CASA office, 4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hosting an information session for those who would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children. 703-273-3526 ext. 22 or emailekosarin@casafairfax.org.

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.

How to Audition for a Stage Show. 4 p.m. at The School of Theatrical Dance, Great Falls Village Center. Free theater workshop for actors, singers and dancers ages 6-18. Reservations required at 703-790-9050 or StarshineTheater@aol.com.

The Smart Split. 10 a.m. The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Legal aspects of separation and divorce, learn how the legal process works and how to work with a lawyer. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Sunday/Oct. 17

Social Club for Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. 12 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. For ages 14-17. Group activities and outings. Sundays through Nov. 12. 703-537-3040.

Monday/Oct. 18

Virginia Tech Graduate School Information Session. 5 p.m. at 7054 Haycock Road, Room 214, Falls Church. Explore more than 45 certificate, master's, and doctorate programs in the metro DC area. Classes are held at campuses in West Falls Church and Alexandria. 703-538-8327 or gsso@nvc.vt.edu.

Exceptional Resume Writing for the Government and Private Sector. 7 p.m. The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Learn the differences and similarities in writing a resume for the private vs. the public sector. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Tuesday/Oct. 19

Memory Coaching Workshop. 2:30 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. Learn strategies for strengthening cognitive abilities. Tuesdays through Nov. 16. Register at 703-896-7904.

How to Help Teens in Turmoil. 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Psychotherapist, author and educational consultant Carol Maxym. Sponsored by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County Public Schools, the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition, Parents Reaching Out to Educate Communities Together, and the host church. FCPSkit@fcps.edu.

Five Hills Garden Club. 9:45 a.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Linda Nichols of Hidden Lane Landscape on ways to refresh and renew your landscape. Members will share recently made terrariums. Visitors welcome. Free. 703 988-9324.

How to Talk With Your Middle Schooler. 7 p.m. The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Discussion on the importance of communication during the transition years. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women Meeting. 7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Judy Feder, a professor of public policy and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will speak on women and politics in the upcoming election. All are welcome. 703-847-3195 or www.mcleanaauw.org.

Wednesday/Oct. 20

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 leaderwilliams@gmx.com.

Thursday/Oct. 21

Safe Community Coalition Fall Community Conversation. 7:30 p.m. at Cooper Middle School, 977 Balls Hill Road, McLean. A presentation on the parental dilemma of underage drinking with Ralph Hingson, Sc.D., M.P.H., from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institutes of Health. 703-371-5995.

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. revku@cox.net.

Friday/Oct. 22

Del. Barbara Comstock Open House Constituent Meeting. 9-10:30 a.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-209-3787 or DelBComstock@house.virginia.gov.

Del. Barbara Comstock Open House Constituent Meeting. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike Great Falls. 703-209-3787 or DelBComstock@house.virginia.gov.

Line Dance Class. 10 a.m. Durga Temple, 8400 Durga Place, Fairfax Station. For age 55 and up. All levels. Ongoing, meets every Friday. $5. Registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec or 703-324-5544, TTY 711.