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Week in Herndon

Special Town Council Meeting

<bt>The Herndon Town Council will hold a special strategy session, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers conference room, to discuss the FY 2005 budget goals and objectives. The regularly scheduled council work session will take place immediately afterwards. The Council Chambers are located at 765 Lynn St.

<sh>Tour of Homes

<bt>The Herndon Homes Tour, now in its 18th year, will take place Dec. 6, and the featured homes will span more than 100 years of local history. The homes range from a Victorian farmhouse built in 1895 to a home constructed in 1999 and includes homes that have been renovated over the years. The Herndon Masonic Lodge, built in 1881, will also be open to the public.

The tour's proceeds will be used to fund the Herndon Historical Society's program, which recognizes significant historical structures within town. To date, 21 homes have been recognized and awarded a bronze plaque. In addition, a portion of the funds support community activities such as HCTV, the Herndon Woman's Club scholarship fund, the Herndon Veteran's Memorial building fund and the Neighborhood Resource Center.

Advance tickets are available through Friday, Dec. 5, at Herndon Florist and Lake Anne Florist, for $10. Tickets will cost $12 the day of the tour and will be available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Herndon Depot Museum, 717 Lynn Street.

The tour includes: 1007 Tyler St., the Murdock-Fox residence; 1000 Monroe St., owned by Karin Shipman and Ray Hoehle; 805 Park Ave., owned Pat and Jim Seevers; 630 Wood St., owned by Mary Burger; 911 Elden St., owned by Dave and Lisa Merkel; and 820 Elden St., the Herndon Masonic Lodge.

<sh>Click It or Ticket Begins

<bt>The Herndon Police Department is once again supporting both the "Click It or Ticket" campaign and the "Buckle Up" program. The purpose of the programs is to ensure people wear their seat belts while in a motor vehicle and that children are secured in child-safety seats. Enhanced enforcement continues through Dec. 1. Citizens requesting car safety seat checks can contact SPO R.A. Galpin, 703-435-6881 ext. 512.

<sh>Community Charrette

<bt>A community charrette on the design of the Runnymede Park Nature Center and other park improvements will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. The charrette, organized through the town's Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works, is a public meeting in which consultants will present conceptual plans for the improvements. There will be three possible nature center designs. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the alternatives. A second charrette will be held early February as the plans progress. For more information, contact the project manager, Dana Singer at the Department of Public Works, 703-435-6800 ext. 2074 or director of parks and Recreation, Art Anselene, 703-435-6865.

<sh>Festival Entertainment

<bt>The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers interested in reviewing recommendations to the lineup of entertainers for the Herndon Festival 2004. The subcommittee would meet once or twice to consider possible performers and make suggestions to the festival's executive committee.

For more information, call 703-435-6800, ext. 2120.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Nov. 27

Town offices closed.

Friday, Nov. 28

Town offices closed; Community Center open, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission public hearing. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Tuesday, Dec. 2. 7:30 p.m.

Town Council work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

Herndon Community Association Coalition meeting. Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St.

Saturday, Dec. 6

* 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Annual Herndon Homes Tour.

* 5 p.m., Lighting of Town Holiday Tree and Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce sing-a-long. Town Hall.

Sunday, Dec. 7

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday arts & crafts show. Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

ARB/HPRB work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.