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*The Arlington Public Schools Local Special Education Advisory Committee has invited interested citizens to participate in its monthly meetings, held at 7 p.m. each month for the remainder of the school year at the Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St.

Meetings will be held on the following dates in the rooms listed:

*Dec.17 – Room 101-102

*Jan. 28, 2003 – Room 301A-B on the third floor

*Feb. 25 – Room 101-102

*March 25 – Room 101-102

*April 22 – Room 101-102

*May 27 – Room 101-102

For more information on the Special Education Advisory Committee, contact Acting Committee Chair Alex Soroko at 703-625-2250 (W) or Acting Committee Co-Chair Jacqueline James at 703-379-0451.

*Washington-Lee High School’s 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show is just the place to begin the search for holiday gifts for family and friends.

Sponsored by the Washington-Lee High School Class of 2003, the bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington-Lee, 1300 N. Quincy St. More than 100 vendors will offer an array of arts and crafts, collectibles and international foods. Raffles and entertainment also are planned for visiting shoppers. Professional crafts people from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. will showcase their wares, along with holiday offerings from Washington-Lee student activity clubs.

A Northern Virginia holiday tradition, the bazaar provides a variety of interesting and unique gift ideas. Santa Claus also will be on hand to spread a little holiday cheer. The event is free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking.

Enjoy the festivities and support the students of Washington-Lee High School. For more information or to reserve a vending booth, contact Holiday Bazaar chairperson Cindy Cruse at 703-532-2247.