Bulletin Board: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls
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Bulletin Board: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

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Through Sunday/April 21

Holy Week and Easter Worship. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Visit www.stjohnsmclean.org or call 703-356-4902.

  • Maundy Thursday, April 18: noon and 6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

  • Good Friday, April 19: noon-3 p.m. The Three-Hour Service and 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

  • Holy Saturday, April 20: 10 a.m. Prayers for Holy Saturday

  • Easter Day, April 21: 6 a.m. Sunrise Service, 7:30, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, and 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Holy Week and Easter. Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road NE, Vienna. Visit www.holycomforter.com or call 703-938-6521.

  • Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 7:30 p.m. The “Mandatum” and Holy Eucharist

  • Good Friday, April 19 - 12:10 p.m. The Way of the Cross; 7:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Good Friday

  • Holy Saturday, April 20 - 9:30 a.m. Holy Saturday Prayers

  • Easter Sunday, April 21 - 7:30, 9, and 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 10:10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday/April 18

Caregivers Support Group. 10-11:30 a.m. at UUCF Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax - Program Building, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. For caregivers to adult family members with dementia. First and third Thursdays of every month. Hosted by Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, scov.org. Contact facilitator Jack Tarr at 703-821-6838 or jtarr5@verizon.net.

Memory Cafe. 2-4 p.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Connect with others living with loved ones with dementia. Helping those with dementia and their caregivers find fun, resources and “family.” Email Carol Blackwell at lovriver@aol.com or call at 571-236-6933.

Thursday-Saturday/April 18-20

Holy Week Services. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Lewinsville Presbyterian Church invites the surrounding community to mark Holy Week with worship services. Free and open to the public. Visit www.lewinsville.org for more.

  • Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Ramsey preaching. * Good Friday, April 19, noon and 7:30 p.m.

  • Easter Vigil, April 20, 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom will preach at both Good Friday and Easter Vigil services.

Friday/April 19

Good Friday Service. Noon-2:30 p.m. at 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Great Falls Area Ministries celebrates Good Friday Service: The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. Visit facebook.com/pages/category/Organization/Great-Falls-Area-Ministries-399361921208/.

Application Deadline. Leadership Fairfax is now accepting applications for its premier professional leadership development programs – Leadership Fairfax Institute and Emerging Leaders Institute. The 10-month programs begin September 2019. Classes meet once a month and participants work outside of class with a cohort to plan and implement projects. The programs build participant knowledge of community topics, legislative processes, leadership assessments, and strategic interactions. Limited scholarships available. Applications are due April 19. Call 703-752-7555 or visit leadershipfairfax.org.

Saturday/April 20

Holy Meditation Retreat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Holy Saturday Meditation Retreat: Spend the day in noble silence, meditating and creating a space to be still and listen. Donations accepted. Register at unityoffairfax.org/events.

Saturday-Sunday/April 20-21

Easter Mass. Saturday – 8 p.m.; Sunday – 7 a.m., 8, 9:30 (Church), 9:45 (Chapel), 11:15 (Church), 11:30 (Chapel); and 1 p.m. (Spanish) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. All are welcome. Call 703-896-7412 or visit www.olgcva.org.

Sunday/April 21

New Thought Easter. At Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. New Thought Easter Service: 6:15 a.m. outdoors on the Labyrinth (weather permitting), 9 and 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for the younger members of the Unity community will follow the 11 a.m. service. Free. Visit unityoffairfax.org.

Easter Worship. 6:30 a.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Celebrate Easter with Great Falls Area Ministries. Visit facebook.com/pages/category/Organization/Great-Falls-Area-Ministries-399361921208/.

Easter Celebration. 9 and 11 a.m. at Lewinsville Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Lewinsville’s Festival Services will feature their Chancel and Westminster Choirs accompanied by organ, brass and tympani. Rev. Scott Ramsey will preach, and they will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. There will be balloons and Easter eggs. Children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and others are also invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:15, beginning in Fellowship Hall with Egg Games, Empty Tomb Treats, Balloon butterflies and flowers, and more. Then move outside (weather permitting) to the Peter’s Green for the Egg Hunt. Each child should bring a basket.

Tuesday/April 23

Enduring Lessons on Investing. 7-8 p.m. at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Carlton Gay, Wealth Strategist, discusses the key financial concepts of investing, saving and spending. Books by leading experts in the field will be recommended. No registration required. Free. Visit librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov.

The McLean Area AAUW Branch Meeting. 7 p.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Drive, McLean. The program will feature Susan Folwell, a psychotherapist known locally for her work in domestic violence, family abuse, and related issues. She offers a blend of compassion, expertise, and a keen insight based on more than 25 years of experience in the field. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visit mclean-va.aauw.net.

Thursday/April 25

FACETS' Breakfast. 7-9 a.m. at Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. FACETS, a nonprofit that opens doors by helping Fairfax residents who suffer the effects of poverty, is hosting its annual Benefit Breakfast at the Fairview Park Marriott. The free breakfast educates the public and local businesses about FACETS’ work to help families and individuals who are struggling in the Fairfax community. Register at www.FACETScares.org.

Public Planning Open House. 6-8 p.m. in classroom 7 at the Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing for the next chapter of the Claude Moore farm area of Turkey Run Park with a public planning effort. The community, former farm volunteers and any interested parties are invited to share their vision for the park’s future. After gathering information and hearing from the public, the NPS will develop a range of concepts for future use and enjoyment of the Claude Moore farm area of Turkey Run Park. Visit go.nps.gov/ClaudeMooreFuture.

Friday/April 26

“Caring for You, Caring for Me.” 10 a.m.-noon at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. This program for caregivers focuses on advocacy and care for both the caretaker and recipient. Meetings are weekly for five weeks. Free. Register by phone at 703-324-7210 or online at tinvurl.com/cfvmprogram.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The Young Adult Ministry will host its third Game Night. All young adults (20s & 30s) are invited to gather in the chapel for some games, snacks, and fellowship. Bring friends and games for a little healthy competition. All are welcome. Free. Contact Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom at 703-356-7200.

Saturday/April 27

Good Samaritan Day. 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Lewinsville Presbyterian Church will have its spring Good Samaritan Day helping folks in the McLean community. Join just the morning, just the afternoon, or for a whole day of service. There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and talents. Several opportunities are child-friendly so parents of young children can participate. Start the day with a light breakfast gathering and information session. Visit www.lewinsville.org or call 703-356-7200.

Spring Forward. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Colgan Hall, George Mason University Science and Technology Campus, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas. Spring Forward Family Fun Day offers adoptive, foster and kinship families a day of fun and learning about tools and solutions. Found Families Forward is partnering with NewFound Families, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), and VDOE's Training and Technical Assistance Center. While the kids enjoy activities, parents, caregivers and professionals will be treated to keynote Family Strong: Five Ways to Fight the Fear, Beat the Burnout, and Stay Focused for the Long Haul by presenter Wendy Besmann. Following the keynote, parents and caregivers chosse from a variety of breakout sessions. $0-$40. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-forward-family-fun-day-and-regional-conference-tickets-54145770457 for tickets.

Prescription Drug Take Back. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vienna Police Department, 215 Center St., South, Vienna. In conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) and state and local law enforcement agencies, the Vienna Police Department will participate in a one-day initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from area homes with a collection site for old, expired, unused, or unwanted medications. Prescription medications, controlled or non-controlled substances, and over the counter

drugs may be turned in anonymously. Liquid products should remain sealed in their original container to prevent leakage. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to associated hazards. Email Juan.vazquez@viennava.gov or call 703-255-7845.

Sunday/April 28

Community Interfaith Forum on Hate & Bigotry. 4-6 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Panelists include: Imam Abd Ar-rafa, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS); Andrea Miller, Virginia Tri-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign; Rev. Michelle Thomas, Holy and Whole Life Changing Ministries, and President, Loudon County NAACP; Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom; Rev. Angela Martin, Itinerant Elder, A.M.E. Church, and Maryland Tri-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign; Dr. Randall Robinson, Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá-ís of Falls Church; Rev. Stuart Scott, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; and Ronald Halber, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. Free. Visit www.eventbrite.com/o/naacp-fairfax-county-12397167937.

Taizé Contemplative Worship. 5 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel at Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, NE, Vienna. From September through May, Holy Comforter’s Music Ministry sponsors evening services in a contemplative style, offering an opportunity to decompress and prepare for the week ahead. The service occurs on the last Sunday of the month. Visit www.holycomforter.com for more.

Monday/April 29

Women's Self-Defense Workshop Part 2. 7-9:30 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Women of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in part two of a self-defense workshop taught by Arlington County police officers. (No prior experience necessary.) Learn self-defense tips and practice hands-on demos. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers for this interactive program. Light refreshments. $5 members; $7 non-members. Email stephanieteborphd@verizon.net or call 703-508-4836 with questions. RSVP by April 26 at www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-self-defense-workshop-part-2-tickets-53368261908.

Thursday/May 2

Memory Cafe. 2-4 p.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Connect with others living with loved ones with dementia. Helping those with dementia and their caregivers find fun, resources and “family.” Email Carol Blackwell at lovriver@aol.com or call at 571-236-6933.

Tuesday/May 4

Professional Networking Breakfast. 8-10 a.m. at Sunrise of McLean, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean. Held the second Tuesday of every month to network and hear more about key health topics for seniors. RSVP at 703-734-1600 or at mcLean.DOS@sunriseseniorliving.com.

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group. 2-4 p.m. at Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group for greater Washington meets the first Saturday of the month. All are welcome. RSVP for available seating. Call 301-263-0616 or visit www.dcpnsupport.org for more.

District Supervisor Candidate Meet and Greet. 4-6 p.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Meet the candidates who are running for the Fairfax Board of Supervisors: Dranesville District; Hunter Mill District; Providence District; and Sully District. Free. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/o/naacp-fairfax-county-12397167937.

Sunday/May 5

Low Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic. Noon-2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. Cost is $15 per pet, cash and check only. Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be vaccinated at the clinic. Dogs must be on leashes; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. All pets will receive a 1-year rabies vaccination. To obtain a 3-year vaccine, bring pet's rabies certificate (not tag) showing the current rabies vaccination expiration date. 2019 county dog licenses will be sold for an additional $10 per license. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/communityassistance/rabiesclinics for more.

Wednesday/May 8

Fairfax County Park Authority Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 941, Fairfax. The Park Authority Board is a 12-member board appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to set policy and establish strategic policy and direction for the Park Authority. Open to the public. For information regarding meeting agendas, Park Board members, opportunities for public comment, or to view meeting materials, board minutes and archival materials, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/boardagn2.htm or call 703-324-8662.

Saturday/May 11

Family Caregiver Expo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Capital Caring will host its first Caregiver Expo in partnership with AARP and Virginia Hospital Center. The expo is free and will feature information highlighting resources and support programs available to family caregivers, including home care services, financial and estate planning, elder law, and information sessions on such topics as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Preservation of Assets, and Caring for the Caregiver. Free health screenings will be offered as well as free massages. Contact Amy Shields at ashields@capitalcaring.org or call 703-531-6095 for more.

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Candidate Forum. 3-5 p.m. at Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston. Join the Fairfax NAACP for an engaging, moderated panel discussion with candidates for Fairfax County Board of Supervisor’s Chair. Candidates are Alicia Plerhoples, Tim Chapman, Ryan McElveen and Jeff McKay. Free. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/o/naacp-fairfax-county-12397167937.

Tuesday/May 14

NARFE Meeting. 1 p.m. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. Meeting for NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) Chapter 1116 (Vienna-Oakton). The guest speakers will be Virginia State Co-Service Officers Arlene and Johnny Arthur. Enjoy an ice cream social. Free. Members and guests welcome. Call 703-205-9041.

Wednesday/May 15

Vienna Woman’s Club Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Vienna Woman's Club invites prospective members to its open membership meeting with a guest speaker on a common interest subject. Visit www.ViennaWomansClub.org for more.

Thursday/May 16

Memory Cafe. 2-4 p.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Connect with others living with loved ones with dementia. Helping those with dementia and their caregivers find fun, resources and “family.” Email Carol Blackwell at lovriver@aol.com or call at 571-236-6933.

Saturday/May 18

Open House and Early Education Expo. 9:30 a.m.-noon at Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center at Lemon Road Elementary School, 7230 Idylwood Road, Falls Church. The Children’s Center, a nonprofit, non-denominational preschool serving children from low- and moderate-income, working families since 1968, has openings for children ages 2-4 for fall 2019. Call 703-534-4907 or visit www.fcmlcc.org for more.

McLean Community Center Governing Board. McLean Community Center (MCC) has certified 11 Dranesville Small District 1A residents, five adults and six teens, to run for seats on the McLean Community Center Governing Board. Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A are eligible to vote during the election. Voting for Governing Board members will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the McLean Day 2019 festival at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Residents also may vote by absentee ballot through Wednesday, May 15. Write-in Candidates are allowed. A resident may request an absentee ballot package by phone (703-744-9348, TTY: 711) or email (elections@mcleancenter.org), or may pick one up at MCC, 1234 Ingleside Ave., or The Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road. Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 711 or visit bit.ly/2TKlUw6 for more.

Wednesday/May 22

Fairfax County Park Authority Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 941, Fairfax. The Park Authority Board is a 12-member board appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to set policy and establish strategic policy and direction for the Park Authority. Open to the public. For information regarding meeting agendas, Park Board members, opportunities for public comment, or to view meeting materials, board minutes and archival materials, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/boardagn2.htm or call 703-324-8662.

Thursday/May 23

Dealing with Chronic Disease. 7:30-9 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Angela and Karl Robb will share insights from their books: A Soft Voice in a Noisy World and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson's and Other Health Conditions. Books available for sale and signing. Adults. Free. Call 703-938-0405 or visit librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5183526.

Sunday/May 26

Taizé Contemplative Worship. 5 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel at Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, NE, Vienna. From September through May, Holy Comforter’s Music Ministry sponsors evening services in a contemplative style, offering an opportunity to decompress and prepare for the week ahead. The service occurs on the last Sunday of the month. Visit www.holycomforter.com for more.

Saturday/June 1

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group. 2-4 p.m. at Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group for greater Washington meets the first Saturday of the month. All are welcome. RSVP for available seating. Call 301-263-0616 or visit www.dcpnsupport.org for more.

Thursday/June 6

Memory Cafe. 2-4 p.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Connect with others living with loved ones with dementia. Helping those with dementia and their caregivers find fun, resources and “family.” Email Carol Blackwell at lovriver@aol.com or call at 571-236-6933.

Tuesday/June 11

Professional Networking Breakfast. 8-10 a.m. at Sunrise of McLean, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean. Held the second Tuesday of every month to network and hear more about key health topics for seniors. RSVP at 703-734-1600 or at mcLean.DOS@sunriseseniorliving.com.

Wednesday/June 19

Vienna Woman’s Club Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Vienna Woman's Club invites prospective members to its open membership meeting with a guest speaker on a common interest subject. Visit www.ViennaWomansClub.org for more.

Thursday/June 20

Memory Cafe. 2-4 p.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Connect with others living with loved ones with dementia. Helping those with dementia and their caregivers find fun, resources and “family.” Email Carol Blackwell at lovriver@aol.com or call at 571-236-6933.

Thursday/Aug. 1

Nomination Deadline. The nomination process for the 2019 annual Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards are underway. The Fairfax County Champions of Character Awards program honors youth, coaches and parents for extraordinary service in pursuing victory with honor in various athletics programs throughout Fairfax County. Anyone can nominate a player, coach or parent for consideration of a Champions of Character Award. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/athletics/champions-of-character for more.

Support Groups

Parent Support Partners, a service of the Healthy Minds Fairfax initiative, are all parents who have received training and are qualitied to offer education, support and assistance at no cost to families or caregivers. They provide reliable information that families can use in decision-making and are familiar with services and resources that can help families in distress. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/healthymindsfairfax or www.nami-northernvirginia.org/parent-peer-support.html.

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton Vienna Caregivers' Support Group takes place first and third Thursday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) - Program Building, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. For caregivers to adult family members with dementia. First and third Thursdays of every month. Hosted by Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, scov.org. Contact facilitator Jack Tarr at 703-821-6838 or jtarr5@verizon.net.

Haven of Northern Virginia Support Group. 703-941-7000, www.havenofnova.org or havenofnova@verizon.net.

Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meets from 1:30-3 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, 6829 Elm St., Suite 300, McLean. Group leader, Jodi Brayton, LCSW. 703-532-4892.

Volunteers Needed

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a volunteer nonprofit, invites community members to join the organization to participate in its Reading Express program. Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring to first grade students during the school year. To learn more contact VP Membership Mary Gronlund at gronbiz@aol.com or Program Coordinator Lynn Barron at lynnieb517@verizon.net.

STEM Professionals Needed. Help assist K-12 STEM teachers as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program, stemvolunteers.org, during the 2018-19 school year. In the 2017-18 school year, there are 85 volunteers in 6 Northern Virginia school districts. Contact Don Rea at 571-551- 2488, or donaldrea@aol.com.

Volunteer Adult Mentors Needed. Help assist the Department of Family Services’ BeFriendA-Child mentoring program. The mentors provide opportunities for companionship, guidance and support to children who have been abused and neglected, or who are at risk of abuse and neglect. Contact Ibrahim Khalil at Ibrahim.khalil@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-4547.

Volunteer Victims Needed. Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1) is holding a full scale exercise and needs volunteers to act as victims in need of rescue. The exercise will take place from the evening of Monday, April 23 through afternoon of Thursday, April 26. A minimum shift of six hours is expected – overnight volunteers are especially needed. “Victims” will need to be able to crawl in and out of rubble piles, capable of sitting or lying in place for extended periods of time, and don’t mind getting dirty. Contact Christopher Yorty at christopher.yorty@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Operation Paws for Homes, a Virginia based 501(c)(3) organization seeks volunteers, especially to foster dogs. See www.ophrescue.org for information and all volunteer opportunities.

RSVP, a volunteer network for seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, offers a wide array of opportunities for volunteers 55 and older. RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. To sign up for an upcoming orientation, email Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403- 5360. To learn more about RSVP, visit www.rsvpnova.org.

Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean continues to have an urgent need for new volunteers to help area senior citizens get to and from their medical and therapy appointments. To find out more about the Shepherd’s Center and how you can volunteer to provide transportation and other services, call the Center at 703-506-2199 or e-mail the Center at info@scmafc.org. The Center’s website is www.scmafc.org.

Master Gardener Training. The Fairfax County Master Gardener Association offers plant clinics, home turf training or speakers for homeowner’s meetings. Fees vary. Visit fairfaxgardening.org or call MG Help Desk at 703-324-8556 for more.

Volunteers Needed. PRS is looking for empathetic and caring volunteers to make phone calls to older adults who may be feeling socially isolated. The commitment is one 3-hour shift per week for one year. Located in Arlington. Ages 21 & up. Intensive training provided. Learn more and apply: prsinc.org/carering-volunteering/. Questions? Email lpadgett@prsinc.org.

The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Contact Lisa Callahan at 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov. Also visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ltcombudsman/.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor's appointment or just have coffee with a friend. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. Contact 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean needs a Certified Arthritis Exercise Instructor. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Volunteers for Change. A program for adults which offers more than 50 weekend and evening volunteer opportunities per month. www.volunteerfairfax.org.

Great Falls Hike or Bike Volunteers. Bike or Hike Patrol volunteers assist park rangers by riding on accessible trails in Great Falls Park. To assist park staff in providing info and services to park visitors, maintain good public relations as a representative of the National Park Service, and monitor park resources, visitor usage, and emergency needs. Skills and Experience Desired: Excellent communication skills. Ability to work with culturally, socially, and economically diversified people. Knowledge of the park and local resources, or the desire to learn. Knowledge of basic bike maintenance or willingness to learn. Willingness to provide basic first aid. Ability to demonstrate skill in basic operation of a bicycle. Call Volunteer Coordinator 703-285-2965 ext. 225

Potomac Paddlers Volunteer Corps. The Potomac Paddlers Corps is a volunteer group with the National Park Service under shared management between Great Falls Park and the C&O Canal national Historical Park. The primary mission of the Corps is to have trained, uniformed park volunteers on the Potomac River to assist the park in identifying and reporting incidents, watch out for risky park visitor behavior, and to deliver safety messages to the public about the dangers of the Potomac River in the Potomac Gorge. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator 703-285-2965 ext. 225 or visit www.nps.gov

Ongoing

1 Million Cups. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. networking; 9-10 a.m. program at Make Offices at Tysons, 1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600, McLean. Each week a different business owner gives a brief six-minute presentation about where they are in their business. They then offer up a challenge question about a new idea, product, expansion or something they are facing in their business. The group then masterminds solutions. Free and open to the public. Visit www.1millioncups.com/.

Great Falls Friends and Neighbors (GFFN) invites women living in the Langley High School District or The Estates of Lowes Island to learn more about the group. The purpose of GFFN is to establish and foster an atmosphere in which new and current residents can develop new friendships and community contacts through social, educational and cultural activities. In addition, the club provides service, support and donations to philanthropic and civic organizations in and around the Great Falls community. Email info@gffnva.org or visit www.gffnva.org.

Vienna Toastmasters. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center on the 2nd floor room opposite the elevator, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. A friendly place to get comfortable with public speaking and impromptu speaking for new and experienced speakers. Open to the public.

Run With the Doctor. Every other Saturday at 7 a.m. 8230 Boone Blvd., Tysons Corner. The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers its services in a convenient format to runners at this running event. Free. facebook.com/runwiththedoctor.

Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship Program. Those enrolled in a Virginia college or university who are pursuing a degree in the field of criminal justice are eligible for the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship Program; recommendation letter needed. 703-246-3251, shf-pio@fairfaxcounty.gov or vasheriffsinstitute.org/scholarship/.

Brinker Toastmasters. 2nd and 4th Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Brinker.wordpress.com.

Pauline Shirley Toastmasters Club Meeting. 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Develop better speaking and presentation skills, learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet. 703-893-5506 or paulineshirley.freetoasthost.info.

Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Holds Business Meetings. The Chapter meets the third Thursday each month from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets via Eventbrite are $25 in advance and $30 cash at the door. Seating is limited. Open to businesspersons working or living in and around Fairfax and Prince William counties. Guests and prospective members welcome. The Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association embraces positive, energetic and supportive women willing to help themselves and other women succeed both professionally and personally. To register, use www.eventbrite.com/e/abwa-nvcc-welcomes-sherron-washington-from-the-p3-solution-tickets-25778817136.