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<sh>Children's Car-Seat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child car-seat inspections, Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 14, from 5-9 p.m. each day, to make sure seats are properly installed and are the correct seats for children's ages and weights. No appointment is necessary; just come to the Sully District Station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For additional inspection times, call 703-280-0559.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call John Hanyok at 703-262-2475.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Westfield Community Coalition is Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.

<sh>Popes Head Creek Watershed Workshop

<bt>A final draft, plan-review workshop for the Popes Head Creek Watershed Plan is slated for Tuesday, April 12, from 7-9 p.m., at Clifton Elementary. Residents are encouraged to review and provide feedback on the Popes Head Creek watershed management final draft plan. It outlines problems identified in the watershed and solutions to protect and restore streams and related natural resources. To reserve a space, contact Curt Ostrodka at 703-488-3713, TTY 711 or curt.ostrodka@amec.com.

<sh>Fairfax County Park Authority

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, April 13, at the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Sully Historic Site Master Plan Revision

<bt>A public hearing on the Master Plan revision for Sully Historic Site will be held Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Lee's Corner Elementary, 13500 Hollinger Ave. (It's off Route 50 west in Chantilly).

The Fairfax County Park Authority's draft master plan proposes a new visitor center associated with the relocated entrance road and parking. Other recommendations focus on resource preservation — including a cultural landscape interpretation area, barn lot and slave-quarters reconstruction based on archaeological evidence — plus a natural resource protection area.

To speak at the public hearing or for more information, call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662 or e-mail her at parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Public comment period closes May 12. Send written comments to Lynn S. Tadlock, Director of Planning & Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax, VA 22035. Or e-mail comments to: parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<sh>Sully District Business Watch

<bt>The Sully District Police Station is developing Business Watch teams, similar to neighborhood watches. In this case, businesses would look out for each other. The concept may be tailored to particular types of businesses, whether they're mom-and-pop or corporate or involve fleet vehicles or shopping centers.

Safety is the goal, and participating businesses will receive information about crime trends and safety and will also meet other business leaders. Those interested in starting Business Watches in their business communities may contact Pfc. Mary Hulse at 703-814-7018.

<sh>Red-Light Cameras 'Til July

<bt>As of July 1, Virginia will no longer be operating cameras at traffic lights to catch red-light runners. Locally, this will affect the cameras currently installed at Route 28 south and Old Mill Road, and the Fairfax County Parkway and Popes Head Road. Cameras mounted on stoplights at Route 28 and Westfields Boulevard are NOT red-light camera; they're used by VDOT to monitor traffic.

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.