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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>Thursday/Oct. 7

</b>Welcome Club of Northern Virginia. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. $28 including social time, program, 3-course lunch and business meeting. Registration required at www.welcomeclubnvirginia.com.

Running/Walking Club. 10 a.m. Potomac River Running Store, 5715 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. For age 55 and up. A facilitated walk/run in the Burke area. Wear running/walking shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activity. Ongoing, meets every Thursday. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec or 703-324-5544, TTY 711.

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.

<b>Friday/Oct. 8

</b>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.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 9

</b>Fairfax County GOP Committee Veteran's Coalition Breakfast. 9 a.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Ernest Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-766-4GOP.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 12

</b>Corporate Social Responsibility. Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, Fairfax. Four-day professional development seminar focusing on people, planet and profits. Gain expertise in the growing sustainability and responsiblity global mega-trend and add value to your bottom line and company branding efforts. $4100. 703-993-1832, llavende@gmu.edu or som.gmu.edu/CSR.

Telephone Support Group for Older Adults. 7-8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. “Give Me a Break: Using Respite to Care for Yourself.” Sponsored by the Adult and Aging Services, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging and the Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program. Register at 703-324-5484 TTY 711 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/DFS/OlderAdultServices.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 13

</b>Consult with FCPS Psychologist or Social Workers. 5-7 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. The Department of Special Services is offering parents an opportunity to talk with a school psychologist or school social worker about mental health or behavior concerns that may be negatively impacting their child's success in school. Twelve 45-minute appointment times are available at the Parent Resource Center. Call Donna Douglas at 703-503-2506 to schedule an appointment. www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/workshops.htm.

Bullying Prevention Workshop. 7 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Attend with your child to learn how to promote positive friendships and understand effective responses, intervention and prevention strategies. Register at www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/documents/BullyPreventionflyer.pdf.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 6 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. For ages 9-11. Anxiety management skills. Wednesdays through Jan. 19. 703-204-9100.

Enhancing Communication in Your Business. 5 p.m. at Fairfax Innovation Center, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax. With Judy Freeman of Action COACH. Session is complimentary for business owners and professionals. Reserve at judyfreeman@actioncoach.com.

Fair Trade Winds Knitting and Crocheting Group. 1:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Create prayer shawls for women and children in areas of conflict. www.fairtradewinds.net.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 14

</b>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.

<b>Friday/Oct. 15

</b>7th Annual Holiday Job Fair. 12-6 p.m. in the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. With representatives from the mall’s department stores, specialty stores and restaurants, who will answer questions, provide applications and set-up interviews. www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 16

</b>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.

Fairfax County GOP Committee Pep Rally Pancake Breakfast. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-766-4GOP.

7th Annual Holiday Job Fair. 12-6 p.m. in the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. With representatives from the mall’s department stores, specialty stores and restaurants, who will answer questions, provide applications and set-up interviews. www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 17

</b>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.

7th Annual Holiday Job Fair. 12-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. With representatives from the mall’s department stores, specialty stores and restaurants, who will answer questions, provide applications and set-up interviews. www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

19th Annual College Fair. 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Grand Court at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Recruiters from nearly 400 hundred colleges & universities will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions in the largest independent college fair on the east coast. Hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools. www.fcps.edu.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 19

</b>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.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 20

</b>Teen Dating Violence: Let's Talk! 7 p.m. at St. George's United Methodist Church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. An interactive discussion with Tonya Turner of Break the Cycle. Youth and parents are invited to this Domestic Violence Awareness Month event. Sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Free. 703-324-7472.

George Mason Republican Women Meeting. 10:30 a.m. Fairfax County GOP HQ, 4246 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-281-4655.

Fair Trade Winds Knitting and Crocheting Group. 1:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Create prayer shawls for women and children in areas of conflict. www.fairtradewinds.net.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 21

</b>Running/Walking Club. 10 a.m. Potomac River Running Store, 5715 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. For age 55 and up. A facilitated walk/run in the Burke area. Wear running/walking shoes and comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activity. Ongoing, meets every Thursday. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec or 703-324-5544, TTY 711.

<b>Friday/Oct. 22

</b>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.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 23

</b>Kids' Consignment Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Children's clothing, furniture, toys, books, maternity and nursing clothes and more. 703-239-1213 or www.spring-mar.org.

<b>Monday/Oct. 25

</b>Training for Bereavement Volunteers. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. The training sessions will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from Oct. 25-Nov. 5. Registration required at 703-941-7000. www.havenofnova.org.

Coping with Chronic Illness. 1 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A free six week self-help course meeting once a week. Help with handling the frustration, fatigue, and pain that often accompany chronic illnesses. 703-324-5489, TTY 711.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 26

</b>Alzheimer’s Disease: Planning for Life After Diagnosis. 1 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. A free Fairfax County seminar for family caregivers. Register online or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711. Limited respite care available, register in advance at 703-204-4664. Find more Fairfax County caregiver events at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/events.htm

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 27

</b>JSSA Parent Support Group for Young Adults Across the Autism Spectrum. 7 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. A monthly support group. Identifying community resources, building a support network and balancing one's own needs with that of an adult son or daughter. Register at 703-204-9100.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 6 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. For ages 9-11. Anxiety management skills. Wednesdays through Jan. 19. 703-204-9100.

Fair Trade Winds Knitting and Crocheting Group. 1:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Create prayer shawls for women and children in areas of conflict. www.fairtradewinds.net.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 28

</b>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.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 3

</b>Parents and Caregiver Support Group for Special Needs Children. 7:30 p.m. at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River turnpike, Fairfax. Meets first Wednesday of each month. Register at 703-537-3040.