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Bulletin Board, Sept. 9-18, 2010

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Thursday/Sept. 9

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.

Saturday/Sept. 11

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.

The Smart Split. 10 a.m. McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Legal aspects you need to know about separation and divorce. Register at 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Attacking the College Application Essay. 10 a.m. The Women's Center, 127 Park Street, N.E., Vienna. Writing tips and worksheets along with actual examples of essays written by students who were accepted into their first-choice schools. Register at 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Monday/Sept. 13

Lunch N' Life. 12-2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. For people age 50 and up. Speaker, Mimi Clark Gronlund, daughter of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. $10, reservation and prepayment required by Sept. 3. 703-281-5038 or www.scov.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 14

Great Falls Citizens Association General Session Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Beginning of a five-part seminar series on waste water issues and the future of the Great Falls commercial center. GFCA will also present its agenda and budget for the upcoming year. www.gfca.org.

Improve Communication Between Parents and Teens. 6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. "How to talk to your Teenager, or how to get them to put down the electronics and listen", a free seminar led by clinical psychologist Dr. Melissa Sporn. Open-ended communication models, boundary setting and more. Register at 703-255-5721 or bwyatt@viennava.gov by Sept. 10.

Tysons Corner Kiwanis Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School, Room 229A 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Meeting is public and Individuals looking to volunteer in their community welcome. www.tysonscornerkiwanis.org.

NARFE Chapter 1116, Vienna-Oakton Area. 1:30 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. With speaker Sally Harvey, Dulles Airport Travelers Aid. 703-281-5123 or 703-205-9041

Wednesday/Sept. 15

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. 10 a.m. at Vinson Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Low Vision Group, "What's New in Low Vision" with speaker. Suleiman Alibhai, O.D. Free. 202-234-1010.

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.

VTRCC and Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. at The Westin, Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. $30 members, $40 non-members. www.vtrcc.org.

Thursday/Sept. 16

Fall ESL Class Registration. 7 p.m. at St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. Classes will meet 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. New students must purchase the appropriate book. An optional basic computer skills class is offered to intermediate and advanced students. $20 for the 10 week semester. 703-424-1046 (English), 703-477-2389 (Spanish) or 703-505-0123 (Korean).

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/Sept. 17

VTRCC Brown Bag University. 11:30 a.m. at Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Sales Made Simple, presented by David MacGillivray of ActionCOACH. Learn the keys to winning sales, how to establish an objective for each sales call, sell yourself first, identify the need, get agreement on the need, promote the company, present the solution, ask for commitment, overcome objections, confirm the sale and learn from each experience. www.vtrcc.org.

The MOMS Club of McLean will be hosting an Open House/Membership Drive at 11 a.m. at the McLean Community Center. The MOMS Club is for working and non-working moms in the McLean, Great Falls, and Dunn Loring neighborhoods and zip codes of 22101, 22101, 22066, and 22027 that provides support for moms and opportunities for socialization for their kids. At the open house, a Music Together demonstration class will be held and lunch will be provided. Email mcleanmomsclub@yahoo.com for further information

Saturday/Sept. 18

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.