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Vienna/McLean/Great Falls Bulletin, Sept. 13-19

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Thursday/Sept. 13

AIL Classes Open House. 10 a.m.-noon, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. For a complete listing of classes or to register, visit http://www.scov.org/ail.htm.

Public Hearing on the Dulles Toll. 5-8 p.m., Spring Hill Elementary School, 8201 Lewinsville Road, McLean. See an informational exhibit about the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and its effects and costs; Airports Authority representatives will be present for open-format discussion. Make public comments online through Sept. 16. www.mwaa.com/tollroad.

GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. 6:30 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Water shortages, hunger, peak oil, species extinction, and even increasing depression are all symptoms of a deeper problem--that being addiction to unending growth in a world that has limits; participate in a post-screening discussion of what to do locally. 703-402-9292 or sbonney001@aol.com.

St. Mark's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. 7 p.m., on the second floor of the St. Mark Christian Formation Center (School), 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. The class for adults will conduct registration for the fall term (also on Tuesday, Sept. 18). Classes begin on Sept. 25 and meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-9:30 p.m. $25 to register. 703-626-3585 or st.mark.esl@gmail.com. For further information in Korean: 703-994-8510.

A Capital of Controversy: D.C. Memorials. 7:30 p.m., at George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. National Park Service Ranger Michael Kelly discusses how many of Washington, D.C.’s familiar memorials provoked passionate disagreement along the way to becoming cherished national icons. Register at 703-256-3800.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Nick Bielamowicz Eagle Project, Troop 1916. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Please donate your used bicycles to Bikes for the World where used bikes are matched to people who need transportation in developing countries; a $10 cash donation is suggested to help offset shipping and distribution costs. All donations (bicycle and cash) are tax-deductible (receipts are provided). 703-470-5573 or www.bikesfortheworld.org.

CASA Volunteer Info Session. 11 a.m.-noon, at Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hosting an information session on to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected childen. 703-273-3526, x22 or ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

Monday/Sept. 17

The Vienna/Oakton Vision Impaired (VIP) Resource Group Kickoff. 10:15 a.m., English Pasty and bicycle shop, 131-A Maple Ave., Vienna. The 2012-2013 support group meetings at Sweet City Desserts begin. If you need a ride, contact Steve Sedgwick at 703-255-0515. 703-938-1533.

Open House Meeting on Changes in Providence. 7-9 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School Cafeteria, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Providence Supervisor Linda Smyth and the Providence District Council are co-hosting an open house meeting on two major changes coming to Providence: The opening of the Mosaic District town center in Merrifield and the new express (formerly HOT) lanes on the beltway. contact@providencedistrictcouncil.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Whole Foods Vienna Benefit Day. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., at Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Area public schools will benefit from 5 percent of all proceeds from the day. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/Vienna.Low Vision Vision Support Group. 10-11 a.m., at Vinson Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. The Prevention on Blindness Society provides a support group for those with low vision. 202-234-1010 or www.youreyes.org.

Ongoing

New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Northern Virginia is looking for women who are interested in meeting new people for fun and friendship. Bridge, mah jong, gardening, quilting and stitching, Bible study, bowling, bunco, Southern living dining, movie outings, cards or board games, couples mixers, book club, nursing home sing-a-longs, and more. www.newneighborsvirginia.com.

Join Volunteers for Change, a program for adults which offers more than 50 weekend and evening volunteer opportunities per month. Visit Volunteer Fairfax for orientation dates, at www.volunteerfairfax.org.

St. Mark ESL Program for Adults is seeking volunteers for its English language instruction program. No foreign language skills required. Computer teacher/aide, ESL teachers, aides and more needed. Classes are at St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. 703-216-4488 or esl_express@yahoo.com.

Haven of Northern Virginia presents a variety of free support groups. Registration is required. 703-941-7000, www.havenofnova.org or havenofnova@verizon.net.

The Advisory Board of the Northwest Center for Mental Health Services needs volunteers. We serve and act as advocates for women's shelters, homeless shelters, etc. The Board meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Looking for volunteers who are dedicated to improving mental health services. 703-435-0868.

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.

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.

Oak Marr Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. at the Oak Marr ReCenter, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Every Wednesday through Oct. Local vendors and producers, and a Master Gardener Plant Clinic on site. 703-642-0128.

T’ai Chi Practice. 8 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic School Gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Saturdays November through March. Free, open to all. No special clothing or equipment needed. www.freetaichi.org or 703-759-9141.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). 6 p.m. St Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Lower Level, Herndon. A noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups with tools and programs for healthy living and weight management. Meetings are Tuesdays. www.tops.org.

Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce TIPS Lunch. 12:15 p.m. Shula's Steakhouse, 8028 Leesburg Pike, in the Tysons Corner Marriott. Meets every Tuesday. 703-281-1333 or www.vtrcc.org.

Pauline Shirley Toastmasters Club Meeting. 6:45 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Develop better speaking and presentation skills, learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet. Meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. 703-893-5506 or paulineshirley.freetoasthost.info.

Senior Fall Prevention Classes. The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Classes are held in a heated indoor pool and are designed to work on balance and core muscles in order to prevent injuries and falls. Instructor now certified in Back and Hip Rehab. $10 per class. Pre-registration required at 703-667-9800.

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.

Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm St., Suite 300, McLean. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. Group leader, Jodi Brayton, LCSW. 703-532-4892.