The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center continues to hold classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are welcome. Suggested $10 donation.
A free T'ai Chi Beginners Practice is held every Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m., outdoors, at McLean Central Park, behind the Dolley Madison Library on Ingleside Avenue. This practice runs through Oct. 28. The practice is open to all. Any comfortable, casual clothing and footwear are fine. Visit www.TaiChiCenter.com or call Warren at 703-759-9141.
"Recipes for Health," a three-part series about healthy eating and living, will be held June 2, 9 and 16 from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Participants will share recipes and samples of their favorite dishes, see recipe demonstrations and discuss healthy living ideas. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.
"Why Good Wills Go Bad" will be a free presentation on Monday, June 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Attorney David G. Hoffman will discuss Virginia will law, organizing assets, when to change a will, talking to an executor, reducing probate, will copies, do-it-yourself tax plans and more. No advanced registration is required. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.
Introduction to Portrait Drawing class is offered by Fairfax County Public Schools to adults with drawing competence. Students learn how to capture a likeness and personality on paper under Suzana Stevcevska’s guidance. Meets six Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. beginning June 21 at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Cost is $125. Call 703-227-2377 to register. May view art classes at www.fcps.edu/aceclasses.
Foster Family Training. Northern Virginia Family Service offers summertime training for prospective foster families. NVFS foster and respite families receive: intensive training, certification, continuing education, child/parent matching, ongoing assistance and 24-hour support from professional social workers, financial reimbursement, help locating support services for foster/respite children, foster/respite parent support groups, and family activities. Call Ginny Snaider at 703-219-2184, e-mail email@example.com, or go to www.nvfs.org.
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes. Offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 locations in Northern Virginia. The cost is $40 per semester, textbook included. Call 703-534-9805, ext. 222, or visit www.ccda.net for schedule.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web, work with e-mail, or use the library databases. At Great Falls Public Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for an appointment, 703-757-8560. Adults.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn to use the Web or increase skills. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for an appointment, 703-790-8088. Adults.
Leadership Fairfax Inc. (LFI), a nonprofit organization, is seeking candidates for its two leadership programs; the Leadership Fairfax Signature program and the Emerging Leaders Institute program. The programs are open to individuals who live or work in Northern Virginia. LFI selects participants each year from the business, government, education and nonprofit sectors of the Northern Virginia area. The application deadline for the Leadership Fairfax Signature Program is June 15. The application deadline for the Emerging Leaders Institute is July 15, 2006. Applications are available on www.leadershipfairfax.org or by calling the LFI office at 703-752-7555.