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.

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.

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.

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.

A workshop on planning and paying for college will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation at the Mount Vernon High School little theater on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The workshop will be presented by the Sallie Mae Fund in partnership with the Fairfax Scholarship Fund and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. For more information about the workshop, call 1-800-292-0688 or visit For more information about the Fairfax Scholarship Fund, call executive director Christian Braunlich at 703-922-6768 or e-mail

Students at St. Rita School are making a connection with Afghan students living several thousand miles away though a St. Rita teacher Kerrie Hunter. Hunter, a fifth grade teacher at St. Rita School in Alexandria, was called to serve in Afghanistan as a member of the Army Reserves from Washington, D.C. Hunter, who has maintained contact with the staff and students of St. Rita through letters, mentioned that school supplies were needed for poor Afghan children. The first week of school, St. Rita School collected donations of pencils, pencil sharpeners, stickers, little notepads, and colorful erasers for the Afghan children. The newly elected St. Rita Student Council organized a bake sale to earn money to mail the donations.

Five singers and one alternate from The West Potomac Choral Department were selected to perform with the Virginia Honors Choir. Over 800 seniors from throughout the state auditioned for this prestigious ensemble at Longwood University in Farmville. Only 135 singers were selected. The following West Potomac singers were among the top 10 in each of their voice part categories. They will perform with the choir at the Virginia Music Educators state conference in November in Norfolk, conducted by Dr. Donald Neuen from the University of Southern California.

The singers were soprano Krista McClellan, altos Liz Jenkins, Michelle Kyong Kim (the alternate), and Charlene Prescott, tenor Alexander Arnold, and bass Dustin Smith.

CSMS Choral Car Wash. Carl Sandburg Middle School will host a car wash to support choral programs this Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road.