Chili Challenge

Fire up your skillets, prepare your taste buds and get over to the parking lot of the Mount Vernon Realty Company, 2960 Chain Bridge Rd. in Oakton, for Sunday's second annual Great Mount Vernon Chili Challenge.

This year's event, conducted by the Oakton Chili Appreciation Society, will raise money for Childhelp USA, the nation's largest nonprofit organization for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

The entry fee for cooks is $15. Admission is free. For cooking guidelines, registration or more information, call chili coordinator Nancy Spinks, 938-2200.

English Tutors Needed

The Literary Council of Northern Virginia needs volunteer tutors to teach beginning English to adult immigrants and refugees in its ESOL -- English for Speakers of Other Languages -- program.

No experience or knowledge of a foreign language is necessary. The council provides training. Call 237-0866 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Poster Contest

The Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts is looking for a design for its 1991 festival poster.

Spotlight is offering a $250 prize for the winning design, along with the opportunity to share in poster sales. Designs are due Sept. 1. Call 352-ARTS.

Jobs for Seniors

Senior Employment Resources has been helping people 55 and older feel good about themselves by getting them back into the job market.

If you live in Falls Church, Fairfax City or Fairfax County, call SER at 750-1936 to make an appointment with a senior job adviser who will help you find a job for free. If you live elsewhere, call SER for the location of the senior employment service nearest you.

Old-Fashioned Fair

All the excitement, color and aroma of an old-fashioned fair is coming to Frying Pan Park this weekend with the Fairfax County 4-H Fair.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, will feature 4-H projects and exhibits including vegetables, woodworking and photography. Entertainment will include children's rides, a pet show and games. Local craftsmen will display, demonstrate and sell crafts, including quilts, dried flowers, jewelry and dolls. The 4-H Horse Show will run all weekend in the indoor arena and outdoor ring.

Admission to the fair is free. For further information, call the 4-H Extension Office at 246-5301.

Aid for Elderly

The Alexandria Agency on Aging is seeking community volunteers to serve as court-appointed guardians for incapacitated persons 60 or older who need help in making personal and financial decisions.

Generally, the elderly who need such assistance are clients of the Alexandria Division of Social Services who have limited income.

All volunteers will receive assistance. For more information, call Harriet Epstein at the Alexandria Agency on Aging, 838-0920.