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Bulletin Board (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

March 7-May 15

Wednesday/March 7

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop. 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Weekly meetings for older adults with chronic health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, osteoporosis and heart disease. Sponsored by The Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna. 703-281-0538.

Thursday/March 8

Improve Conversations about Elder Issues. 7 p.m. The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Avoid defensiveness and arguments, move toward solutions and overcome resistance to change. $25-$35. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Saturday/March 10

"Lentils and Pulses" Indian Cooking Class. 10 a.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Make Spicy Garbanzo Beans, Tomato Kidney Beans, Pigeon Peas with Spinach and Whole Grain Lentils. $40-$50. Register at 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce. 10 a.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. The fundamentals of the divorce process in Virginia. $45-$55. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Sunday/March 11

Update on America’s Nuclear Future. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future nears completion of a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and will recommend a new plan.

Monday/March 12

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.

What to Feed a Living Trust. 10 a.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Attorney David Hoffman, with a review of Virginia Trust Law, funding a trust, what banker might not know, trusts and mortgages, trusts and the IRS, record keeping, making amendments and more. Free. 703-255-6360.

Negotiate or Mediate a Property Settlement Agreement. 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. $40-$70. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Tuesday/March 13

Tysons Corner Kiwanis Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School, Room 124, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Meeting is public and Individuals looking to volunteer in their community welcome. Meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. www.tysonscornerkiwanis.org.

Kindergarten Orientation. 7 p.m. Chesterbrook Elementary, 1753 Kirby Road, McLean. For children who will turn 5 by Sept. 30 and live in the school’s boundary. This parent information meeting will provide an overview of the curriculum.

"Vienna at Your Service" Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St. South, Vienna. Leonard Polk of the James H. Hayes Elks Lodge will discuss the history of the lodge, a civic organization that has contributed to the Vienna community for over 80 years. Members from local non-profit, community and civic groups will present information on upcoming events and activities in the Vienna community. 703-255-6311, mayor@viennava.gov or www.viennava.gov.

Re-entering the Workforce. 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. What hiring managers seek, job search strategies and addressing absences on a resume. $25-$35. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Chapter 1116 Vienna Oakton NARFE. 1:30 p.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Jim Mayer from Walter Reed Hospital will discuss the Wounded Warriors Project. Free. 703-698-1938.

Wednesday/March 14

McLean Citizen's Association Forum on Tysons Corner Redevelopment. 7:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A panel discussion on changes coming in the next five years, with two landowners/ developers and two members of the Fairfax County staff responsible for implementing the Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan. 703-556-9160 or MCA.President@mcleancitizens.org.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., NE, Vienna, VA. A group for anyone with multiple sclerosis, their family and friends. Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. Free. 703-768-4841.

Thursday/March 15

Interview Skills. 7 p.m. The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. $25-$35. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Friday/March 16

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings. Great Falls Methodist church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Five screenings available, including cardiovascular, bone density screening, cholesterol and glucose. Packages from $149. Schedule appointments at 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com.

Saturday/March 17

Fostercare Training Session. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special Foster Care Program of Northern Virginia Family Service, 10455 White Granite Drive, Oakton. First of three training sessions for individuals and couples willing to provide nurture and a loving home for children and youth in need of respite or foster care. Register at 571-478-2557 or www.nvfs.org/fostercare.

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.

Vienna Area Branch of AAUW Meeting. 7 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. With Dr. Elizabeth Garreau, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist with Women's Health Associates of Fairfax, on women's health issues, including hormone replacement therapy, fibroids, osteoporosis/osteopenia and managing postmenopausal symptoms. Free, public invited. 703-321-7499.

Chronic Pain: Alternative Coping Strategies. 10 a.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Learn to control your response to chronic pain. $25-$35. Register at 703-281-4928 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Grounds And Supports: Creating A Painting Surface. 2:30 p.m. Great Falls School of Art, 1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls. With Michela Mansuino. $50. www.greatfallsfoundationforarts.org.

Sunday/March 18

Astrobiology: Friend or Foe of the Dialogue Between Science and Religion? 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The study of the origin, extent, and future of life has been highlighted by Kepler’s success at detecting extra solar planets.

Monday/March 19

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.

Tuesday/March 20

Town of Vienna Sesquicentennial Committee. 6:30 p.m. Vienna Town Hall Council Chamber, 127 Center St. South, Vienna. Upcoming events include a Civil War Film Festival on the Town Green, "Civil War Vintage Baseball" on June 23 and a History Tour of the Hunter Mill Road Corridor. 703-938-5187 or 703-255-6160.

Historic Vienna, Inc. Spring Membership Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Vienna Town Hall Council Chamber, 127 Center St. South, Vienna. Following a brief business meeting there will be a program of civil War-era music by local musicians. Free and open to the public, refreshments served. 703-938-5187 or www.historicviennainc.org.

Saturday/March 21

The Mechanics of Alzheimer’s Disease. 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax. Discussion will include the disease process and tests that can diagnose and assess progression. Free. Reserve at 703-204-4664.

Thursday/March 22

5th Annual Positive Aging Fair: Tools for Creative Aging. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. With Judith Martin (Miss Manners), workshops, vendors, lunch, door prizes and more. $18. www.jccnv.org.

Sunday/March 25

Real Estate Seminar Series. 1 p.m. Keller Williams Realty, 774-A Walker Road, Great Falls. Get tips from a professional stager, home inspector, appraiser and more. Reserve at lyonsmcguire@TeamGreatFalls.com.

This Will Change Everything. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. How visions of the future will affect society and our relation with each other as the gap between the haves and the have nots likely widens.

Monday/March 26

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.

McLean & Great Falls Celebrate Virginia. 5:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The group will discuss event plans for commemorating the Civil War and the War of 1812. 703-356-8223.

Thursday/March 29

ESL, Citizenship, and Computer Class Registration. 7 p.m. St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. All students must be registered and tested. Classes begin Tuesday, April 10 and meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. Basic Computer Skills Lab available for intermediate and advanced ESL students. Citizenship Preparation Class available to those with at least intermediate English proficiency. For English or Spanish, contact 703-300-3936 or st.mark.esl@gmail.com. For Korean, contact 703-994-8510.

Sunday/April 1

Gospel music for atheists. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. With Stephen Baird and The Galapagos Mountain Boys.

Monday/April 2

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.

Tuesday/April 3

Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce TIPS Luncheon. 12:15 p.m. Shula's Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike, in the Tysons Corner Marriott. Every Tuesday. 703-862-4895.

ESL, Citizenship, and Computer Class Registration. 7 p.m. St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. All students must be registered and tested. Classes begin Tuesday, April 10 and meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. Basic Computer Skills Lab available for intermediate and advanced ESL students. Citizenship Preparation Class available to those with at least intermediate English proficiency. For English or Spanish, contact 703-300-3936 or st.mark.esl@gmail.com. For Korean, contact 703-994-8510.

Monday/April 9

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.

Tuesday/April 10

Tysons Corner Kiwanis Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School, Room 124, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Meeting is public and Individuals looking to volunteer in their community welcome. Meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. www.tysonscornerkiwanis.org.

Wednesday/April 11

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., NE, Vienna, VA. A group for anyone with multiple sclerosis, their family and friends. Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. Free. 703-768-4841.

Thursday/April 12

Special Topics in Memoir Writing: Creating a Sense of Place. 8:30 a.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Class 442481 A1. Thursdays through May 24. Learn to create the setting of a memoir. $70.40 for Town of Vienna residents, $88 for out-of-town participants. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Basics of Memoir Writing: Begin with a Memory. 10:45 a.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Class 442481 B1. Thursdays through May 24. A supportive environment to write and receive feedback. $70.40 for Town of Vienna residents, $88 for out-of-town participants. v

Writing Your Personal History. 10:40 a.m. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Class 442480 A1. Thursdays through Aug. 9. A writing class is run by the participants with no formal instruction. $5 fee for administrative support and refreshments. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Saturday/April 14

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.

Sunday/April 15

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.

Monday/April 16

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.

Tuesday/April 17

Five Hills Garden Club. 10 a.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. Meets third Tuesday of every month. 703-988-9324 or mariansanders@cox.net.

Sunday/April 22

Can you hear me now? 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The debates over climate change and other environmental issues provide case studies and point to approaches that might change the way we communicate around the issues that matter most to our society and our future.

Monday/April 23

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.

Saturday/April 28

Taste of Vienna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. South, Vienna. Admission is free and guests will be able to purchase food from more than 25 local restaurants. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. info@vvfd.org or tasteofvienna@vvfd.org.

Sunday/April 29

Real Estate Seminar Series. 1 p.m. Keller Williams Realty, 774-A Walker Road, Great Falls. Get tips from a professional stager, home inspector, appraiser and more. Reserve at lyonsmcguire@TeamGreatFalls.com.

Our Constitution and How it has Evolved Since 1788. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Focus will be on the profound changes from the original provisions and also the continual tension affecting the role of religion as originally provided in the First Amendment.

Monday/April 30

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.

Sunday/May 6

The Use and Abuse of Sacred Narrative. 12:45 p.m. Fairfax Unitarian Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Sacred texts such as the Bible or the Koran provide a narrative of God’s role in the world, and man’s place in it. Unfortunately sacred texts can also be used to justify a skewed and toxic view of life.

Tuesday/May 8

Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce TIPS Luncheon. 12:15 p.m. Shula's Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike, in the Tysons Corner Marriott. Every Tuesday. 703-862-4895.

Tysons Corner Kiwanis Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School, Room 124, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Meeting is public and Individuals looking to volunteer in their community welcome. Meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. www.tysonscornerkiwanis.org.

Wednesday/May 9

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., NE, Vienna, VA. A group for anyone with multiple sclerosis, their family and friends. Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. Free. 703-768-4841.

Saturday/May 12

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.

Tuesday/May 15

Five Hills Garden Club. 10 a.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. Meets third Tuesday of every month. 703-988-9324 or mariansanders@cox.net.