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<lst>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>Saturday/April 30

</b>American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Nationwide Asthma Screening Program. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shoppers Food Warehouse, Lorton Marketplace , 9409 Lorton Market St., Lorton. Allergists will offer free screenings for people who are experiencing breathing problems, such as chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org.

<b>Monday/May 2

</b>Bereavement Training to become a Haven Volunteer. 9:30 a.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Training will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from May 2-13. 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.

<b>Wednesday/May 4

</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.

<b>Saturday/May 7

</b>Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Halley Elementary, 8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the PTO to support school programs, and the rest will be donated to the Lorton Community Action Center. amy.maciver@fcps.edu or 703-551-5700.

<b>Wednesday/May 11

</b>NARFE Springfield Chapter Meeting. 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield. A discussion of benefits (including SS and Medicare) by David Snell, Director of the NARFE Retirement Benefits Service Department and former chief of the Retirements Benefits Branch of OPM. jkadelg@yahoo.com or 703 313-9387.

<b>Saturday/May 14

</b>Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Mum Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Springs Road, Alexandria. A wide variety of rooted, potted cuttings including a complete range of Mum colors and classes 703-560-8776 or www.odcsmums.org.

<b>Monday/May 16

</b>Republican Women of Clifton Candidates’ Forum. 7 p.m. Clifton Elementary School, Clifton. Tim Hugo (40th District, Va. Senate), Elizabeth Schultz (FCSB), Lolita Mancheno-Smoat (FCSB at-large), Andre Muange (39th District, Va. Senate) and Jason Flanary (37th District, Va. Senate). susan@sliderassociates.com.

<b>Thursday/May 19

</b>Age 50 or Better Spring Lunch N’ Life. 12 p.m. St. Mary of Sorrows Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. A history lesson from "Martha Washington" as portrayed by Bonnie Fairbank. $8. Reserve at 703-273-5730. www.fairfax-burkesc.org.

<b>Saturday/May 21

</b>Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Information Session. 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Fairfax City Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn about advocating for abused or neglected children. 703-273-3526 ext. 22 or ekosarin@casafairfax.org.