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Opportunity 2012 Business Conference and Trade Show. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Networking, breakout sessions, roundtables, exhibitors and more. Hosted by ViennaTysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Admission $49-$229. www.viennatysonstradeshow.com or email@example.com.
Tracing Your Family Roots. 2 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Classes held Saturdays through May 19. Gayle Yiotis, a former archivist and researcher at the Smithsonian Institution and a genealogical researcher for Ancestry, will guide participants through the process of researching and tracing one’s roots. $25-$62.50. Register at 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov and reference class number 439480 A1.
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.
UUCF: A Sociological Perspective. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The theological diversity of UU congregations sets us apart from other mainline denominations. Sociologists have developed typologies and theories that provide some useful insight into Unitarian Universalism.
Great Falls Historical Society. 1-5 p.m. Great Falls Library Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Meeting Mondays through April. www.gfhs.org.
Five Hills Garden Club. 10 a.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. With M'Ellen Alden, past-president of the National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs and instructor at NCAGC Flower Show and Design Schools. Free. 703 988-9324.
McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women. 7 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With Leslie Vandivere, former co-chair of the Fairfax County Public Schools Human Relations Advisory Committee, andHolly Kearl, co-author of ‘Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School’ and founder of www.StopStreetHarassment.org. 703-536-6498 or www.mcleanaauw.org.
Oakton HIgh School Dance Team Pre-tryout Clinic. 4 p.m. Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House for Summer Camp. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mclean Children's Academy, 6900 Elm St., McLean. Registration for summer camp and fall 2012. 703-734-2353 or www.childrensacademy.com.
Holly Hill Garden Club. 9:45 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Sandi Piccirillo, Director, District III, presents a lecture and demonstration on "Ferns and Native Plants." 703-790-0682
Great Falls Turf Fields Program. 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Dr. Kathy Michels, neurobiologist and founder of Safe and Healthy Fields Coaltion and Bailey Condrey, adult league soccer player and athlete, with an educational forum on synthetic turf fields, especially those built with crumb rubber, and the evidence that these fields may have adverse environmental effects and health issues for the children who play on them. email@example.com.
Fairfax County presents Behavior as Communication in Alzheimer's Disease. 7 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Free. Register at 703-324-5205, TTY 711, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avoiding Divorce Court I - How To Negotiate or Mediate a Property Settlement Agreement. 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Strategies and pitfalls to avoid and a general discussion of the issues that are commonly addressed in an Agreement, from property to support to custody. $30-$70. 703-281-4928.