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<mh>Chantilly Coalition Mtg.

<lst>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call John Hanyok at 703-262-2475.

<mh>Park Authority Mtg.

<lst>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building. It's at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<mh>Community Input Sought in Naming New Middle School

<lst>Fairfax County Public Schools is seeking community input to name the new Southwest county middle school, scheduled to open in September 2002. The public is welcome to attend a community meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Union Mill Elementary School cafeteria. Union Mill is located at 13611 Springstone Drive in Clifton. Questions about student assignments to the new middle school can be directed to Gary Chevalier, director of facilities planning services, at 703-246-3608.

<mh>Food Pantry Needs

<lst>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) food pantry is in need of several items. They are: Jelly, coffee, tea, juice boxes, syrup, oil, sugar, cereal, crackers, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products and diapers larger than infant and newborn.

The food pantry also needs volunteers, Thursdays, from noon-2 p.m. Needed, as well, are: Volunteers with trucks to help move heavy items, a volunteer handy-person good with phones, copy machines, faxes and thermostats, a volunteer to wash the Shepherd Center glass front entrance, artwork suitable for display in pantry waiting area, a vacuum, newer-model frost-free refrigerators and a laptop computer.

<mh>Blood Still Needed

<lst>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative. They are accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To make an appointment to give blood, call (703) 322-1970, or just drop in at your own convenience.

<mh>WFCM Needs Drivers

<lst>The Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is in need of drivers to take elderly people to medical appointments. Call (703) 378-3045 and press 7 to volunteer for this or any other WFCM ministry.

<mh>Meals on Wheels

<lst>The Clifton Meals on Wheels program urgently needs a volunteer to coordinate the delivery of meals to frail, elderly residents. Call the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at (703) 324-5406.