Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Rust, Howell Plan Town Meeting

<bt>Del. Tom Rust (R-86) and Sen. Janet Howell (D-32) will be holding a town meeting Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m., in the Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to receive an update on the 2004 General Assembly and to provide comments.

<sh>'A Little Bit of Broadway'

<bt>Herndon High School's annual Broadway cabaret, "A Little Bit of Broadway," will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m., in the school's auditorium.

This year's show presents songs and productions numbers from more than 15 of Broadway and Off-Broadway's best shows, including "Hairspray," "Miss Saigon," "Les Miserable," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Sunset Boulevard," "Movin' Out" and "Anything Goes." The cast consists of HHS students, many of whom are members of the high school's choral department.

Directed and produced by Herndon's choral directors, Dana and Jim Van Slyke, "A Little Bit of Broadway" presents cast numbers, small ensembles, trios, duets and solos.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $6 for general admission.

<sh>Kubba to Run for Congress

<bt>Herndon resident Sam Kubba will officially kick off his campaign for the 2004 Democratic Party nomination for Virginia's 10th Congressional District seat, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., at the McNair Elementary School, 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon.

In a release, Kubba said, "This election is about us as a people, and what we stand for. Three years ago, we were promised a better America. But that promise has not been kept. Today, many Americans feel disenfranchised and watch silently as this Administration and its Republican allies in Congress gratify the rich on the backs of the poor and of ordinary Americans. Instead of leaving no American family behind, this administration is determined to leave no special interests behind."

Kubba founded and serves as chairman and chief operating officer of the American Iraqi Chamber of Commerce; is chairman and CEO of Crescent International Corp.; CEO of Kubba Enterprises; and president of the Consultants Collaborative.

He is married to Basma, an architect and interior designer, and has four children.

A number of local elected officials will attend and the public is invited to the event. Light refreshments will be served.

<sh>Youth Police Academy

<bt>The next session of the Herndon Police Youth Academy will begin in March, with classes held Mondays from March 1-April 12, from 5-7 p.m., at the Herndon Police Station, 1481 Sterling Road.

Participants will be given instruction in community policing; investigations; traffic enforcement; police K-9; forensics; evidence collection and other topics. The academy is open to youths 14-17 years old and the class is limited to the first 25 students to sign up.

For more information, contact Detective Matt Payne at 703-435-2990.

<sh>Town Elections

<bt>The election of the 2004-06 Town of Herndon mayor and Town Council will be held Tuesday, May 4. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for the office of either mayor or Town Council may download candidate informational bulletins and candidate forms from the Virginia State Board of Election's Web site, www.sbe.state.va.us, which contains the qualifications for each office and filing requirements.

Deadlines for candidate declarations, petitions and other candidate forms are on located on page two of the "May 2004 Elections Candidacy Requirements for Town Offices."

Individuals without Internet access can call the board at 1-800-552-9745 or 804-786-6551.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

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

Thursday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Board of Zoning Appeals. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Monday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.

* ARB/HPRB public hearing. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

* Planning Commission work session. Herndon Council Chambers conference room, 765 Lynn St.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.

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