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Fairfax County community calendar, March 17 to 24, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17

Greater Reston Newcomers and Neighbors Club, Juanita Balenger discusses scams and frauds. Refreshments served. 10 a.m., St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. Free. 703 909-9021.

MOMS Club of Herndon, Marybeth Henry of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Service will demonstrate infant and child CPR and Heimlich techniques. This is not a certification class. 10 a.m.-noon, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Rd. Free. 703-953-4914, or

Parkinson's patients aquatics exercise, a class for people who have Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. 10:30-11:30 a.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays, Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax area. Patients, $10; caregivers, $5; registration required. 703-378-7221 or

Fairfax City chamber music concert, by members of the Friday Morning Music Club. 11 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 202-333-2075 or

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group with weekly 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

Backpacking information, for age 13 and older, discussion of overnight backpacking trips. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, next Thursday and March 31, Nottoway Park, Hunter House, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. $48, registration required. 703-759-9018.

Snakes program, featuring live pythons, boas and other snakes, program presented by Reptiles Alive. 7 p.m., Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church. Free. 703-820-8774.

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Potomac Rose Society, nursery specialist Nick Weber will explain how to prune rosebushes to maximize spring growth and blooms. Light refreshments. 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.

Vietnam Veterans meeting, decorated Vietnam veteran and military historian Doug Sterner will discuss people who pretend to be decorated military veterans with medals for combat exploits and acts of heroism. 7:30 p.m., Neighbor's Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free. 703-255-0353 or

Friday, March 18

Fairfax City used book sale, thousands of books in many categories, plus CDs and audio books. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St. 703-293-2132.

Helping Hands Stroke Club, for stroke survivors and caregivers. 1-2 p.m. Fridays, Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. $1 per meeting; first meeting, free. 703-246-7120.

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