Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

To have community events listed free in The Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, call 703-917-6476, or e-mail mclean@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

Public Hearing/Meeting. A public hearing on the fiscal year 2008 budget and the regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Residents who wish to speak at the public hearing are asked to call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

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Duct Tape Fashion. Choose from various projects and make a fashion statement with duct tape at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Age 13-18. To register call 703-938-0405.

Thursday/Sept. 28

Book Discussion Group at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. For adults. To find out title and register, call 703-938-0405.

Genealogical Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at The Henry Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation entitled "SHUSH! It Is A Secret. Did Your Ancestor Belong?" Visit www.fxgs.org/ for more information.

Friday/Sept. 29

Entry Deadline for the Vienna Halloween Parade. Entry forms can be downloaded from the town's Web site www.viennava.gov or 703-255-6360. Space is limited to first 100 approved applicants. This year's theme "Vienna's Traditions Through the Decades." Call parade co-chair Rebecca Diamond 703-463-4241.

Boost Your Business With Low-Cost High-Tech. From noon-1:30 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East in Vienna. Learn how to implement new technologies for your business for little or no cost. Call 703-281-1333 or visit www.vtrcc.org to register.

Autumn Garage Sale. Today and Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Browse wide selection of books, clothing, jewelry, china and glassware, small appliances, quilting fabric, furniture, tools, toys and collectibles. All volunteer organized event with proceeds benefiting colonial museum and working farm’s educational programs. Free admission; indoor event. New items added Saturday. No early birds. Visit www.1771.org. Call 703-442-7557

Saturday/Sept. 30

Author Bela Gogos, a World War II Royal Hungarian Air Force pilot and Soviet prisoner for 10 years, discusses his book, "Youth Lost in Red Hell," at 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Free. Sign up at 703-938-0405.

Monthly Genealogical Society Meeting. 10 a.m.-noon at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring. Free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation titled "Great Aunt Della Died! Did You Inherit Anything?" Visit www.fxgs.org.

Fall Fashion Tips. Susan Boyd will talk about Fall trends and how to add new looks to an existing wardrobe at 10 a.m. at Tri-City, Too Decorating Center, 308 Maple Ave., West Vienna. Reservations required 703-038-2830.

Monday/Oct. 2

Safe Boating Course offered by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean today from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction is free, but there is a charge for registration and materials. Visit www.usps.org/localusps/nva or register at 703-790-0123.

Antiques Discussion. Betsy K. White, author of "Great Road Style: The Decorative Arts of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee," will begin the McLean-Great Falls Celebrate Virginia 2007 Fall Antiques Seminar Series, tonight from 7:30-9 p.m., at the McLean Community Center. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. McLean Community Center Course #1996.260, $30 for McLean residents; $35 for non-residents. Call Francine Proulx, ISA AM, at 703-395-7015 or E-mail fpappraisals@hotmail.com. Register at www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123.

Tuesday/Oct. 3

Meeting on Growth. The second annual town hall meeting on growth and transportation in Fairfax County will be held 7:30-9 p.m. at Oakton High School. The topic is: "Preventing a Meltdown: A Citizens‚ Agenda for Responsible Growth." See http://www.fairgrowthnetwork.org

Mothers First Meeting. At 10:15 am at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Political Discussion. Dr. Toni-Michelle Travis, Associate Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, will discuss Northern Virginia politics and elections at 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. Call 703-255-3020.

Thursday/Oct. 5

Luncheon. The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia invites community residents to its monthly luncheon at That's Amore in Vienna today. The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Spruill, Director of Acquisition, Resources, and Analyses, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For reservations and additional information about the luncheon or the organization, call 703-281-6225 or E-mail dlboguts@cox.net. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 2.

Trail Meeting. Great Falls Trail Blazers will hold a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse to include a dialogue with Bob Brennan, Executive Director of the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The group will explore project opportunities and synergies with the foundation for both the near and long terms. Anyone unable to attend may E-mail ideas to jkbarnes@ix.netcom.com.

Friday/Oct. 6

Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for times 703-757-8560.

Saturday/Oct. 7

Cancer Research Fund-Raiser. The Optimist Club of Vienna is sponsoring a fund-raising walk to raise money for Growing Hope and the Childhood Cancer Campaign on the W&OD Trail. It will begin and end at the Mural/Train Station parking lot with registration between 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., with closing ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. with refreshments. Participants are invited to walk at their own pace or sponsor others. All of the net proceeds will benefit Growing Hope and Optimist International fund for childhood cancer research. See www.viennaoptimist.org or call Bob McCormick or Ruth Korobov at 703-242-0564 or email bobmccorm@aol.com.

Discussion. "Tuskegee Airmen Honored"; Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomes The Hon. William Campbell, son of a Tuskegee Airman to speak about the young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen 2006 at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The meeting is open to the public and begins at noon. For membership information, call 571-633-0760 or visit www.freedomhillDAR.org.

Annual Flea Market. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church will host its annual Flea Market today, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The cost is $20 per selling space. E-mail soltest@aol.com. A registration form will be sent via email and will need to be filled out and returned to secure a selling space. In the event of rain the market will be held inside the school.

Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for times 703-757-8560.

Monday/Oct. 9

Discussion. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax will host Jackie Knoop from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, speaking on chamber resources and councils, at its monthly dinner meeting on tonight, 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike (Rte. 7), Vienna. Cost of the meeting is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For reservations, call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631.

Tuesday/Oct. 10

Antiques Discussion. Colleen Callahan, costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and theatrical costumes will present the second antiques seminar of the season sponsored by the McLean Great Falls Celebrate Virginia 2007 and the McLean Community Center Tuesday, tonight, 7:30-9 p.m. She will discuss the history of Old Dominion quilts and their makers over time. McLean Community Center Course #1997.260, $30 for McLean residents; $35 for non-residents. Call Francine Proulx, ISA AM, at 703-395-7015 or E-mail fpappraisals@hotmail.com. Register at www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123.

Presentation. The McLean Chapter 489 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will present a film about the establishment of the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington D.C. Pat Callahan of WETA will make a presentation and take questions. The group meets at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Bring a dish to share for the noon potluck lunch. Program follows at 1 p.m. Call 703-759-2568.

Historic Vienna Incorporated Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in Vienna’s Town Hall Council Chambers. The featured speaker is Philip Bigler, a former resident of Vienna and teacher of the year in 1998. Bigler will discuss both his experiences and research while he was the administrator at Arlington National Cemetery and give us a post 9/11 update. Call Sarah Jane Brady 703-938-5187.

Political Discussion. 1:30 p.m. in Vienna's Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, S.E. featuring U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11) and Democratic challenger Andrew Hurst. Sponsored by the Vienna -Oakton Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE}. Visit www.viennava.gov.

Discussion. The McLean Unit of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will meet at the McLean Community Center today at 12:30 p.m. The discussion topic is the operation of the state jury system in Fairfax and the federal district court in Alexandria. Members of the community are welcome. Call 703-448-6626.

Thursday/Oct. 12

Lecture. "Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design" by Skeptics Society Executive Director, Michael Shermer, PhD, 7:30 p.m. at Oakton High School auditorium, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna. Free. 301-587-3827, E-mail ncas@ncas.org or visit www.ncas.org.

Board of Election Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Maggiano's in Tysons Galleria. Vote for the 2007 board members, then hear speakers Rep. Tom Davis (R-11) and Andrew Hurst (D-11), candidates for U.S. Congress.

Friday/Oct. 13

Coffee Talk. Newcomers of Great Falls will hold a New Member Coffee today at 9:30 a.m. The coffee will be held in a member's home, and is an opportunity for prospective and new members to learn about the club and to meet other residents of Great Visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com or call 703-326-4382.

Saturday/Oct. 14

Open House. The Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Open House, today 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9916 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. There will be games such as a smoke crawl and children's fire hose spray, as well as a fire fighter dress up, Jaws of Life, and kitchen emergency first aid demonstrations. An hourly raffle and Doc's hot dogs will be available.

Firehouse Open House. At the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St., S., Vienna, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities include Fire Rescue and EMT demonstrations, 911 simulators, fire hoses to try out, free refreshments and competitions and prizes for all the family.

Understanding Your Personality. From 12:30-2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Learn strengths and weaknesses of personality types and how to get along with others. $15/Vienna residents and $18.75/non residents. Advance registration required. 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Holiday Card Workshop. For children in preschool through grade 6. From 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Original artwork will be reproduced on 10 holiday greeting cards with additional cards available to order. $20/Vienna residents $25/non residents, plus a $25 materials fee. Visit www.viennava.gov or 703-255-6360.