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To have an item listed, mail to the Gazette-Packet, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0 991 or e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. If you have any questions, call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449.

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Telethon. Nine teams will compete to raise funds for the Scholarship Fund, which helps T.C. Williams grads to afford college. The event will be broadcast live from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 on Comcast Channel 69 in the City of Alexandria; on-air hosts will include former Alexandria Mayor Kerry Donley and Alexandria resident Julie Carey, of NBC 4. Semi-finalists from the First Night Alexandria Teen Talent Search will also perform. For more information, visit www.alexscholarshipfund.org or call 703-824-6730.

United Community Ministries' Bryant Early Learning (BEL) Center is currently enrolling children aged 2 1/2. The BEL Center is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families and collaborates with the Office for Children in order to obtain child care assistance for families in need. If you would like a tour or further information, please contact Elizabeth McNally or Sandra Espinoza at 703-765-0909.

St. Rita School holds the First Annual 5K Fun Walk/Run through Huntley Meadows Park at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23. All proceeds will go toward playground equipment at St. Rita School. For registration forms, visit www.saintrita-school.org.

The Guiding Our Children Home Alliance invites the general public and home schoolers to bring and play games at the Sherwood Hall Library the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 p.m. The Sherwood Hall Library is located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria.

NVCC Classes. Second session classes begin Oct. 20 at Northern Virginia Community College. Students can still enroll in many classes. Tuition costs $67.68 per credit for Virginia and eligible Washington, D.C., residents and $215.13 for out-of-state students. For more information, call 703-323-3000 or visit www.nvcc.edu/admissions.

Bishop Ireton Concert. The Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert band will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at the auditorium, Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Admission $3 adults, $1 children. For more information, call 703-212-5162.

Matthew Mullarky, son of Ruth and John Mullarky of Alexandria, was recently selected as a winner in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas High School Scholarship competition. Two scholarships were awarded from over 200 applicants. Mullarky is a 2003 graduate of St. Rita School in Alexandria.

The scholarship application required applicants to write an essay of approximately 250-300 words typed and double spaced entitle "What does being Catholic mean to me?" The applicants submitted recommendations from their pastor, a teacher and a third letter from a non relative who can attest to the candidates' character.