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To have community events listed in the Connection, send to mclean@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 2

</b>Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids. 7:30 p.m. Flint Hill Elementary, 2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna. With author, social worker and psychotherapist Cathi Cohen. Open to parents of Flint Hill Elementary or Thoreau Middle School students. www.fhespta.org.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 3

</b>Volunteers for Change Orientation. 6-7 p.m. Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Weekend and weekday evening projects. Register at 703-246-3895 or aduffield@volunteerfairfax.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. 703-281-9515.

Welcome Club of Northern Virginia Luncheon. 11 a.m. at Maggiano's Restaurant at Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean. “Nana Technology: Improving the Quality of Life for Seniors.” $30. Registration required at www.welcomeclubnvirginia.com.

<b>Friday/Feb. 4

</b>Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Scrapbooking Weekend. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. VVFD, 400 Center St. South, Vienna. Vendors, supplies and expert advice available. Meals available for purchase. $45-$55. Proceeds benefit the VVFD. amy.vernon@vvfd.org or 703-

281-5797.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 5

</b>Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Scrapbooking Weekend. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. VVFD, 400 Center St. South, Vienna. Vendors, supplies and expert advice available. Meals available for purchase. $45-$55. Proceeds benefit the VVFD. amy.vernon@vvfd.org or 703-

281-5797.

V-Day Oakton 2011 Auditions for “A Monologue, A Memory, A Rant and A Prayer.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Registration required at www.vdayoakton2011.weebly.com

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 8

</b>Langley "Saxonette" Dance Team Clinic. 4:40 p.m. Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. For 4th-8th graders with all levels of dance experience. wanda.brown@gmail.com.

Vienna Area Branch of AAUW. 7 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave East, Vienna. GMU Professor Dr. Anita Taylor Discusses the Future of the Feminist Movement in the Early 21st Century. Free, public invited. 703-321-7499.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 9

</b>Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm St., Suite 300, McLean. Group leader, Jodi Brayton, LCSW. 703-532-4892.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 12

</b>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.

T’ai Chi Practice. 8 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Saturdays through March. Free, open to all. No special clothing or equipment needed. www.FreeTaiChi.org or 703-759-9141.

<b>Monday/Feb. 14

</b>Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. 5 p.m. Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center, 1609 Great Falls Road, McLean. 703-734-1718.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 15

</b>Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. 5 p.m. The Sylvestry Assisted Living, 1728 Kirby Road, McLean. 703-506-2122.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 16

</b>Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center Open House. 10:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon. Take a tour, see classes in action, meet staff and more. 703-860-4515, ext. 114 or renee@bethemeth.org. www.bethemeth.org/beecc.htm.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 19

</b>Vienna Lions Club 48th Annual Bland Contest. 1 p.m. at Assembly of God Church, 100 Ayr Hill Ave., Vienna. Vocal and instrumental categories for Virginia students up to 12th grade. Applications available at 703-938-7716 or n.volpe8@verizon.net.

T’ai Chi Practice. 8 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Saturdays through March. Free, open to all. No special clothing or equipment needed. www.FreeTaiChi.org or 703-759-9141.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 23

</b>Support Group for Survivors of Clergy Abuse. 6:30 p.m in the conference room of the Tysons-Pimmit Hills Regional Library, 7684 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A monthly peer support group for survivors and others affected. Free. Confidential. No registration required. 703-538-6128.

JSSA Parent Support Group for Young Adults Across the Autism Spectrum. 7 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. A monthly support group to discuss participants' interests and concerns. 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.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 24

</b>Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. 6:30 p.m. Sunrise of McLean, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean. 703-902-8102.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 26

</b>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.

T’ai Chi Practice. 8 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Saturdays through March. Free, open to all. No special clothing or equipment needed. www.FreeTaiChi.org or 703-759-9141.

<b>Monday/Feb. 28

</b>Ayr Hill Garden Club: Health Tips for Gardeners. 12:45 p.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Dr. Brandon Lemuel, BS, DC, Owner of Palmercare Chiropractic will present practical techniques and health advice for gardeners. Free, public invited. plhweiss@yahoo.com.

Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Meeting. 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-256-2908.

<b>Thursday/March 3

</b>Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. 703-281-9515.

<b>Wednesday/March 9

</b>Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm St., Suite 300, McLean. Group leader, Jodi Brayton, LCSW. 703-532-4892.