Around Town

Around Town


The Vienna Jaycees are filling backpacks with school supplies for needy children, and need donations of money or supplies. Drive ends August 24; the Jaycees can arrange to pick up donations, or you may drop them off any Saturday morning through the 24th at the Farmer’s Market behind Town Hall. Call Tammy Smith at 703 676-1390 or James Parmelee at 703 502-0161.

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.

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.