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Crafters are invited to submit applications to exhibit at the Reston Community Center Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. The craft show will be held at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A committee will select 50 artists. Application forms must be completed by Tuesday, April 30. To obtain more information or an application, contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr. at 703-648-2838, or 703-476-4500 (TTY/V).

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.-noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave. Call Roy Seabolt at 571-263-1430 or e-mail rseabolt@cox.net for more information, or visit the Web site at http://communitylink.allnva.com/groups/novacdn

Learn all about RCC's latest events and course offerings at the new RCC site on RestonWeb at http://rcc.restonweb.com/. In addition to the CenterStage performance schedule, the site provides a printable registration form, press releases about upcoming events at RCC, links to the Reston Multicultural Festival Web site and to RestonWeb, and directions to both RCC facilities. Visit RestonWeb at www.restonweb.com.

Three Wishes Program makes power wheelchairs available to senior citizens (65 years and up) and the permanently disabled with no cost to the recipient if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. Call 800-451-0971 for more information.

Individuals age 50 and above looking for permanent employment are encouraged to call Senior Employment Resources at 703-750-1936, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for an interview.

The Northern Virginia Family Service needs foster families for abused and neglected children. African-American families are particularly needed. Help is needed in both full-time and short-term programs. Training, support and financial compensation will be provided. For more information about the Northern Virginia Family Service, call 703-533-9727 or e-mail smcallister@nvfs.org.

Area commuters are invited to celebrate Bike to Work Day in Reston on Friday, May 2 from 6:30-9 a.m. in the Reston Town Center Pavilion. The Reston Town Center Pit Stop Rally will feature refreshments, information tables, give-aways and prizes for pre-registered riders. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and other dignitaries will attend for a brief welcome at 8 a.m.

The event is organized by LINK; Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA); Fairfax County Government; VDOT; Friends of the W&OD Trail; USGS; the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority; the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG); Reston Association; and the Reston Bike Club.

May is National Bike to Work Month, and hundreds of bicycling commuters from the Washington metropolitan region will be out pedaling in celebration of clean transportation. A major rally will be held in downtown D.C., with suburban pit-stop rallies, including Reston's, scattered throughout the region.

To register or for information about Bike to Work Day 2003, visit the Washington Area Bike Association at www.waba.org.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 110, Reston Town Center, is seeking volunteers for the 12th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, May 17-18, at the Reston Town Center. Information packets are available at the center or call 703-391-0114.

Reston Festival 2003 will take place July 12-13 at the Reston Town Center. Those interested in becoming a volunteer, sponsor, entertainer, food and craft vendor, call 703-435-7989 or visit www.restonfestival.com