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</b>Fairfax County GOP Committee Campaign Kick Off Fund Raiser. 7:30 p.m. PJ Skidoos Restaurant, 9908 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. With Attorney General Cuccinelli $30, $15 student, $65 family-3 tickets. 703-766-4GOP.
</b>Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia LLC. 1:30 p.m. Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Fairfax. With Dr Michael Isaacson, Urologist on “Bladder Cancer & Robotic Surgery.” 703-802-3457 or www.ostomysupportofnova.org.
</b>Rescheduled Meeting Set For Monticello Master Planning. 7 p.m. Bonnie Brae Elementary School, 5420 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Monticello is a 6.2-acre park classified as local-serving. The Monticello Park master planning process will use public participation to determine its appropriate uses and facilities. An off leash dog area has been submitted as a potential use. This meeting will be followed by the analysis of public concerns and comments, the creation of a draft master plan, another public meeting, and a 30-day comment period, prior to any decision making. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/monticello.htm or 703-324-8662.
Haven Volunteer Bereavement Training. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. from April 4 -15. 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.
</b>Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens with Special Needs. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Gain knowledge, share resources, coping mechanisms and strategies and provide mutual support. Register at 703-896-7615 or 703-537-3040.
Understanding Poverty. 4:15 p.m. Paul VI High School Library, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Understanding the characteristics and traits of poverty in society and exploring the differences between social classes. Presented by the Northern Va. Counselors Association. $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 students. Register at wwwvcacounselors.org.