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Children ages 6-12 are invited to attend free beginner swimming classes this summer at the Vantage Hill Pool. The eight class sessions, which are taught by the aquatics staff of the Reston Community Center, are for Beginner I and II students. Each RCC instructor has been trained and certified by the American Red Cross and has received ratings in Water Safety Instruction.

For information on class days and times, contact the RCC Aquatics Department at 703-476-4500. There is no charge for the Beginner level classes but registration is required. Classes are also available for Advanced level swimmers. Advanced level classes are not free, so contact the RCC Aquatics Department for class fee information. Registration starts May 18 and can be done in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617.

The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support), a nonprofit support group for at-home mothers, has started a new chapter in Reston to offer support and activities for stay-at-home mothers and their children of Reston. The monthly meeting and play group is scheduled for Friday, June 7 from 10:30-12 p.m. for mothers to bring their children and learn more about the organization. Call or e-mail for details and location 703-860-4289, restonmoms@hotmail.com.

The NOVA Career Development Network invites those seeking jobs or career transitions to participate in a weekly networking and job support group. The group meets Tuesday mornings from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston at 1625 Wiehle Ave. Call Roy Seabolt at 571 263-1430 or

rseabolt@cox.net for more info or visit the web site at

http://communitylink.allnva.com/groups/novacdn.

Reston/Herndon residents are invited to participate in Community Yoga Classes. Reston classes are scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brown's Chapel. Herndon classes are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 5 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Friends Meeting House. Cost is $18 for the introductory class. Additional weekly classes at these locations will follow as part of this new six week session. A portion of the proceeds received will be donated to Reston Interfaith to help others in the community. Reservations are advised due to limited space.

Call 703-476-2827.

OGA-YAY is offering a series of six yoga classes on Sundays for children and parents. Classes begin on June 9 at Brown's Chapel in Reston. 2 p.m.: Children's yoga (4 to 6 years old) $52. 3 p.m.: Parent and child yoga (3 1/2 to 5 years old) $76. Call 703-476-2827 to reserve space.

Children ages 6-12 are invited to attend free swimming classes this summer at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. The classes are for Beginner levels I & II. Children who complete these classes will be comfortable in water and will have developed basic front and backstrokes, and have a basic understanding of water safety. For information on class days and times, contact the RCC Aquatics Department at 703-476-4500. No charges will be assessed for these classes but registration is required. Register in person or by faxing a completed RCC Aquatics Registration form to 703-476-0563.

Reston Festival Volunteer Coordinator needed for this year's Festival on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Call Festival Hotline 703-435-7989 to donate time for recruiting the many volunteers who help make the festival possible.

Entertainers from a wide variety of cultural traditions are invited to perform at Reston's Multicultural Festival, which takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lake Anne Village Center. Musicians, dancers, storytellers, clowns and entertainers of all sorts from all of Northern Virginia's diverse cultures and races are invited to submit demo tapes, videos and press kits to the Multicultural Festival's entertainment committee. For further information, contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr. at the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500.

Artists and crafters from a wide variety of cultural traditions are invited to submit applications for a booth at Reston's Multicultural Festival, which takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Lake Anne Village Center. The organizers are especially interested in hand-crafted items that reflect the diverse cultural heritage of the community. Artists and crafters who are willing to demonstrate their work are especially welcome. Booths are $150 for this one-day event. Crafters who leave their booths clean and in good order at the end of the day will be reimbursed $50. To reserve booth space or to learn more about exhibiting at the Festival, contact Catherine Queen-Newton, Arts & Crafts chair, at 703-648-0350, e-mail: CatherineQueen1@aol.com; or Haywood R. Hopson, Sr., program coordinator, at 703-476-4500, e-mail: haywood.hopson@co.fairfax.va.us by June 21.

The Reston Community Center is offering a full tuition rebate to students who successfully complete the RCC's Lifeguard Training Class. This course provides the American Red Cross (ARC) training required to obtain a job as a lifeguard in any national facility utilizing ARC-certified lifeguards. The course includes Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Preventing Disease Transmission. Students must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled class, and must pass the free Pre-Lifeguard Stroke Evaluation/Improvement class on June 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Training class, the

class fee of $180 will be fully rebated. The class meets for eight sessions, from June 24 to July 3. Class days and times are Monday through Thursday 1-6 p.m. p.m. and on Sunday, June 30 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Register in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration

form to 703-476-0563.