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Around Town


The McLean Community Center is looking for new crafts to include in its 2002 McLean Holiday Crafts Show, which will take place Dec. 6-8 at the center. The three-day juried show showcases the work of more than 70 highly-skilled crafters and draws more than 5,000 people shopping for gifts and decorations for all occasions and for the holidays.

Crafters who make original clothing, ornaments, food items, decorative items, holiday wreaths, stained glass, dolls and other toys or who do flower arranging, needlework, weaving, painting, or woodworking are invited to apply. Photographers and other visual artists are also welcome. All products must be 100 percent handmade by the crafter participating. No commercially manufactured items or items purchased from wholesale outlets will be allowed.

Those interested in participating in the show are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, or send an e-mail message to for an application packet. Call the Center at 703-790-0123.

Registration has begun for membership in the Great Falls Women’s Club for the 2002-03 club year. New members who live in Fairfax or Loudoun counties are welcome. The club’s many fun activities include cultural tours, Bridge groups, a garden group, a book discussion group, a knitting group that makes blankets for hurt and abused children, and dinner groups that dine together in restaurants or in each others’ homes. Tennis and golf groups are available to start. The club awards scholarships to needy college students and is actively involved in improving the Great Falls Firehouse. Yearly dues are $30; dues for renewing members will be $35. Send checks for dues to Karen Magley, membership chairman. Call 703-430-8488.

Lions Clubs help the sight- and hearing-impaired by collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids. These items are taken to Lions recycling centers, classified, refurbished and given to needy people in this country and around the world. Those with eyeglasses or hearing aids that are no longer needed may drop them off in the collection box at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

Stalking-safety information is available for Northern Virginia residents from the Fairfax Victim Assistance Network. To order a packet or for victim assistance, call 703-360-7273 (24 hours, Virginia Relay accessible) or TTY 703-799-8253.

Old magazines and paperback books (no hardcovers) are welcomed by detainees at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center through the Literacy Project sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfax County Chapter. For those who have donated in the past, please leave publications at the usual location on the third Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. only. (Be sure to remove mailing labels from magazines.) First time donors may call project chairman Florence Roseborough at 703-281-2498.

The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will collect used books, records, CD’s, videos and software from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank at 515 Maple Ave. East in Vienna. Both children’s and adult books needed. No magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. This collection is in preparation for the annual book sale to be held at the McLean Community Center on Sept. 13, 14, and 15. The sale benefits scholarships for women. Call 703-237-1035.

James Madison High School is looking for a Forensics (speech) coach for the 2002 school year. If interested, please fax your resume to the Activities Office at 703 319-2384.