Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Teen Helps to Save a Life

Timothy Ryan, 14, of Herndon, was working as a volunteer at the Herndon Golf Course when he came upon several people around a man that appeared unconscious. Timothy saw that the man needed medical help and took the initiative to offer his assistance. After checking for breathing and pulse, Timothy began CPR on the man. The man, a 76-year-old of Herndon had been found slumped over in his golf cart. Fairfax County Rescue and Fire Department responded and transported the man to Reston Hospital. Timothy learned CPR at a Red Cross Baby Sitter course provided in Nevada.

National Night Out Tuesday

Residents are asked to join the Herndon Police in the 21st annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 to help generate participation in local crime prevention efforts and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

A police motorcade, which will include classic cars, police cruisers and motorcycles from Herndon, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Virginia State Police will gather from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Dulles Park Shopping Center on Elden Street for residents to view the vehicles. From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the police motorcades will stop for about 20 minutes in the 13 neighborhoods that are hosting organized National Night Out events. Those neighborhoods include Harbor House, Dumbarton Square, Parkway Plaza, Four Seasons, Dominion Ridge, Monroe Street, Herndon Woods, Herndon Oaks, Virginia Avenue, Jefferson Mews, Waterford Park, Stuart Woods and Crestview. The motorcade will also stop at the Herndon Community Center.

The Department of Public Works has added a "big trucks" unit of the motorcade this year, and police officers and McGruff the crime dog will provide treats for the children in each neighborhood.

Tournament To Benefit Arts

Jimmy's 7th Annual Summer Golf Tournament to benefit The Council for the Arts is set for Monday, Aug. 9. The $100 player participation fee includes everything from green fees and a cart, breakfast, lunch and dinner, cold beverages, various contests, raffle prizes and the awards ceremony at Jimmy's Tavern, among other things. The tournament will be held at the Herndon Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Avenue. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event, with a shotgun start to follow at 9 a.m. The first place prize includes a golf outing for four, a trophy and more.

10th Annual Citizen's Police Academy

The Herndon Police Department is holding it's 10th annual Citizen's Police Academy, Sept. 1 to Nov. 17. The program is free and held every Wednesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herndon Police Station at 1481 Sterling Road. Classes will feature instruction on community policing, traffic enforcement, K-9, forensics and evidence collection. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and only 20 spots are allotted. Contact Senior Police Officer Dexter Morgan at 703-435-6881, ext. 294, or by e-mail at dexter.morgan@herndon-va.gov.

WB Presents Day Film Festival

Washington's WB and Herndon Parks and Recreation are presenting "Flix from the Frog," three consecutive nights of outdoor movies at Bready Park taking place Aug. 7 to 9.

"Freaky Friday" will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 7, "Spider-Man" will be shown on Sunday, Aug. 8 and "Shrek" will be shown on Monday, Aug. 9 approximately at 8 p.m.

Prior to the movies, at 6:30 p.m. the WB crew and Michigan J. Frog will be on hand with prizes and giveaways. Food vendors will also be on site including Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, Mr. Softee, Colonial Kettle Corn, HH Concessions, and Chao Phra Ya Thai Restaurant.

A portion of the proceeds from on site food and beverage sales will go to the Recreation Scholarship Fund administered by Northern Virginia Family Services. This scholarship fund offers children of at need families the opportunity to attend summer camps and other programs at the Herndon Community Center.

There are sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Holly Popple or Alexis Guillen at 703-435-6800 ext. 2120. For more information about the event call 703-435-6868.

Accreditation Hearing

The Herndon Police is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to verify its professional standards. It is administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Town Council Chambers at 765 Lynn St. Employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 57-238-9182 on Aug. 9, between the hours of 1-5 p.m. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to no more than 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Herndon Police Department. Local contact is Senior Sgt. Jerry S. Keys at 703-435-6835. Anyone wishing to submit written comments may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030-2201.

Town Calendar

Thursday, July 29:

Farmer's Market Fun Days, Town Hall Square, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Concert, Town Green, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30:

Friday Night Live, Town Green, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1:

Worldgate Sport and Health "Sunrise 5K Run," to benefit the Herndon Volunteer Police Squad, Worldgate Centre, 13037 Worldgate Drive, 6:30 a.m. kid's one-mile walk; 7 a.m. adult 5K run.

Monday, Aug. 2:

Planning Commission Public Hearing, Council Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3:

National Night Out