Know of something that should be included in Clubs & Organizations? Send a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call 703-917-6459.

Springfield Music Club meets Tuesday, May 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 8922 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax. The program features the finalists from Springfield Music Club's composer competition. For more, contact Ann Clem at 703-249-9452 or president Marcia Chaplin at 703-281-5342.

Join the members of Springfield NARFE Chapter 893 for their meeting Wednesday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. The topic will be "Dealing with Hearing Loss." NARFE, a nonprofit organization, works to protect the earned retirement benefits of current and former federal employees. Learn about progressive deafness and the options available to deal with it. Meeting place is The American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., in Springfield. Contact Joan McDonald at 703-643-2658 or for more information.

Mothers First Fairfax is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. May's meetings are May 3 and 17, from 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Green Acres Elementary School, Room 116, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call 703-827-5922 or visit

Motorcycle Riding Club Meet-N-Eat on the Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Fairfax County chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club at the Springfield Hard Times Cafe. Meetings take place the fourth Wednesday of every month to introduce new members and to plan for upcoming rides and events. The Southern Cruisers is a family-oriented motorcycle riding club, and covers the entire spectrum from new riders to veteran bikers. Riders of any make or model of motorcycle are welcome. For more information, visit

Music event. The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of Conductor Rich Bergman is now rehearsing for spring performances and is looking for adults interested in playing in the band. All are welcome and no auditions are required. Membership is open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing. Programs feature typical band music, including light classics, marches, and popular compositions. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fairfax Villa Elementary School, 10900 Santa Clara Drive, Fairfax. Visit or join the practice.

Juggling. Fairfax Jugglers meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield. Learn how to juggle, practice and meet other jugglers. Free. For more information, call Pete Walker at 703-250-3281.

New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro. A non-profit organization, is looking for those new to the area or newly retired and looking for new activities and friends. The club offers bridge, bunco, bowling, hiking, quilting, book clubs, an investment club, an antique group, a gourmet group, couples dining, couples bridge and many other activities. Monthly luncheons take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Come meet the members. Call Judy Schulenberg at 703 476-9322.

Equality Fairfax. A gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and advocacy group, Equality Fairfax offers a wide variety of regular social activities, volunteer opportunities and issues education in Fairfax County. Pick and choose the activities of interest: social, volunteer, civic or issues advocacy. Equality Fairfax, P.O. Box 1223, Vienna, VA 22183. Call 703-255-1552 or visit

The Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, sponsors a Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons (PFLAG) support group on the third Sunday of each month, from 4:30-6 p.m. Contact Vivien Lohmeyer at or call Little River at 703-978-3060.

Enthusiastic and energetic women, who love to sing, are invited to join the Celebration Singers, a non-profit volunteer 40 member costumed and choreographed show chorus that performs at many community, social and religious events. Rehearsals for a new show are every Wenesday. during the day alternating between Springfield United Methodist Church and Heritage Hunt in Gainesville. No membership fee required. Call Maureen Cocozza at 703-941-4018 or Nora Steiger at 703-971-2124.

The Springfield Art Guild (SAG) is open for new membership. SAG promotes an interest in arts and crafts through educational programs, juried shows and classes for adults and children. Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, Sept.-June, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Photographers, sculptors, painters, digital artists and the public are encouraged to participate. Membership entitles artist to art show opportunities, classes and website gallery location. Call Marni Maree at 703-569-5731 or visit

The Celebration Singers. An all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invites women interested in singing to join them. An assistant accompanist is also needed. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays and alternate between Heritage Hunt Club in Gainesville from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Springfield United Methodist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 703-941-4018 or 703-971-2124.

Working Moms of Burke meets about once a month for an evening of camaraderie. This is a way to get to know other working moms in the area and to offer each other support. For more, please e-mail Dawn at

Noon Day Optimist Club in Fairfax, a community service based organization, is looking for new members. Group meets the first and third Thursday of the month. Noon, at PJ Skidoos, 9908 Lee Highway. Call Laura Pierce at 703-361-1782.

Chorale Group. The Wakefield Chorale is looking for men and women for their singing season. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 1721 Jaguar Trail. Call Dale at 703-938-8044.