CASA Information Session. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke. Learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children. 703-273-3526, x22 or email@example.com.
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.
Republican Women of Clifton. 7:30 p.m. Centreville High School Library. With Fairfax County Republican Committee chairmanship candidates Matt Ames and Jay McConville and Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10). www.cliftonva.org.
Mount Vernon Genealogy Society. 1 p.m. Room 112 of Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Marie Varrelman Melchiori, professional genealogist specializing in military records at the National Archives Records Administration, will describe aids to finding NARA records. Free and open to the public. 703-660-6969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn: Tax Law Updates. 12 p.m. Fairfax City Hall Meeting Room A & B, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Bring lunch. Congress has provided several incentives for businesses to receive credits or depreciate equipment at a higher rate. There are many new procedures that businesses should be aware of in order to prepare for the 2012 filing season. 703-591-2450.
Colonial Republican Women Membership Reception. 6-8 p.m. Kingstowne area, Alexandria. With Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Free. 703-354-9467 or email@example.com.