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Fairfax County community calendar, Sept. 16-23, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 16

GARDEN STROLL AND TEA, a docent-led walk followed by afternoon tea in the Historic House. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd. $27, registration required. 703-941-7987.

FAIRFAX BINGO, charity event, dinner available for purchase; sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Elks lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Merrifield. Dinner, $4; bingo, six cards, $14. 703-560-2188.

LOCAL OPTIONS FOR NATURAL BIRTH, a presentation on midwives, doulas and more, sponsored by the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms. 6:30-9 p.m., George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-785-1099 or .

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weigh-ins and educational programs. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Annual membership, $26; monthly fee, $5. 703-354-1396 or

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT MEETING, a public review of the draft of the Little Rocky Run and Johnny Moore Creek Draft Watershed Management Plan. Registration, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7-9 p.m., Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. 703-324-5500, or

BENCH (PRACTICE) ROSE SHOW, the Potomac Rose Society and Arlington Rose Foundation will co-host a practice rose show; with judging tips and advice on grooming and placing entries. Take roses, with stems cut long. Light refreshments. 7-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.

ESL PROGRAM REGISTRATION, sign up starting at 7 p.m. today for fall-term classes meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings. St. Mark Christian Formation Center, 9972 Vale Rd., Vienna. $20 (cash) for 10 weeks. New students must purchase a book; optional computer-skills class for advanced students. 703-626-3585 (English); 703-477-2389 (Spanish); 703-994-8510 (Korean).

MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP, a peer-led support group sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free. 703-354-5104.

PARK AUTHORITY LISTENING FORUM, featuring a presentation by John Dargle Jr., director of Fairfax County parks. 7 p.m., Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton. Free. 703-324-8662.

SPRINGFIELD BINGO, for age 16 and older; ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$39. 703-541-3139.

GRIEF SUPPORT, for adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one. 7:30-9 p.m., Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Free. Carol Mack at 703-533-2951.

VIETNAM VETERANS MEETING, open to everyone, retired Marine Lt. Col. James Zumwalt discusses his book, "Bare Feet, Iron Will." 7:30 p.m., Neighbors Restaurant, 262-D Cedar Lane SE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-0353 or

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