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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Address Technology Business Leaders. Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents St., Reston. 7 a.m. registration and networking, 8 a.m. breakfast and program. Romney will speak to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). www.nvtc.org.
Friday Forum Business Networking. 7:30 a.m. Sheraton Reston Hotel Syrah Restaurant, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Business professionals focused on generating business for members through qualified referrals. New group being formed. Meeting free and open to all, breakfast available for purchase. Meetings every Friday. 703-802-0334.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center Meditation Classes. 10 a.m. Brown's Chapel, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston. Living Meditation: Meditation for Relaxation. $12. www.meditation-dc.org or 202-986-2257.
Valentine's Day Open House for Memory Care. 1-3 p.m. Great Falls Assisted Living, 1121 Reston Ave., Herndon. Learn about memory care by design, the Life Enrichment Program and more. Free. www.greatfallsassistedliving.com.
Is Anything Wrong with the Scientific Method? 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Scientists don't really follow a rigid procedure-list called "The Scientific Method" in their daily work. The procedure-list is a myth spread by the education system and even some scientists have been taken in by it.
Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Screenings for cardiovascular conditions, bone density, cholesterol and glucose and more. Packages from $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Register at 1-800-697-9721 or www.lifelinescreening.com.