Both Roanoke Valley .NET Users Group and Richmond .NET User Group are meeting tonight, both with cool topics.

'noke .NET is holding their annual -thon event, and this time it's an AJAX-a-thon:

AJAX-a-thon ---- For this year's -thon, we will be focusing on free AJAX-enabled web controls. Several members of the RV.NUG present on their favorite AJAX Control form the AJAX Control Toolkit website. This site has a ton of controls that will enhance web user experiences while saving you time! For more info visit: http://www.asp.net/ajax/ajaxcontroltoolkit/

The meeting runs from 6-8pm, at the Roanoke County Public Safety Building.

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Richmond .NET tonight features Justin Etheridge on Functional Programming Features in C# 3.0:

Functional programming is a completely different paradigm in programming that focuses on functions and the results of functions rather than on variables and state. C# 3.0 has introduced a few new features that borrow from this world of functional programming and we are going to take a look at them, and show you why this new way of thinking can help improve your code.

Meeting runs from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Markel Plaza in Glen Allen, VA.