To have an item listed, mail to the Gazette, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to 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.

Mount Vernon High School's class of 1954 is organizing a mini-reunion for lunch in Alexandria Saturday, Oct. 23; details to be determined. Class president Mary Jane (di Zerega) Hammerland will be in town from California and would love to see any classmates. For more information, call Leonard "Buzz" Jackson at 540-877-2513.

Fairfax County Public Library is offering live homework assistance for students in grades four through early college. The service, online at, will be available from 2-10 p.m. seven days a week. The service features live tutors who can help students with math, science, social studies and English.

The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program is currently accepting applications from high-school juniors enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools for the Youth Leadership Program, which includes a paid three-week summer internship in a Fairfax County government agency or office.

The Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by a partnership between Fairfax County government and Fairfax County Public Schools to prepare high-school students to become tomorrow’s community leaders. One to two interns are selected from each Fairfax County public high school based on their achievement, leadership, commitment to active citizenship and volunteerism. The three-week paid internship will take place July 11-29, 2005, and is designed for training opportunities and site visits to expand each intern’s knowledge of public service within Fairfax County.

Students should see their school guidance director or a member of the faculty in their social studies department for a brochure and application or go to to learn more about the program or to download the application. Applications are due on Oct. 30, to Youth Leadership Program teacher sponsors or the guidance director in each high school.

For more information on the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program, call Susan Datta in the Department of Management and Budget at 703-324-4068.

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

The West Potomac High School Choral Department holds a fall concert, at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. All four of the high school's choral groups will perform. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $3. The concert takes place in West Potomac High School's auditorium, 6500 Quander Road.

Car Wash. West Potomac Crew will hold a car wash from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Belle View Elementary School, 6701 Fort Hunt Road. Donations accepted. Call 703-360-0706.

Bishop Ireton Fall Concert. Admission $3 adults, $1 children under 12. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at Whaley Auditorium, Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Call 703-212-5162.