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Week in Herndon

Women's Club April Meeting

The Herndon Woman's Club will hold its next meeting Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herndon Elementary School library, refreshments will be served at 7 p.m.

At an April 2 Northern District General Federation of Women's Clubs meeting the club was given district awards for its International and Public Affairs Departments and for Public Relations.

Debbie Perrault was awarded a blue ribbon for best in show for an oil painting and the rest of the club received five red ribbons for two photographs and craft items.

For information about the club, contact Angela at 703-430-6404.

Elden Street Players Spring Season

The spring play season kicked off March 25 with the opening of the Elden Street Players comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep."

A Charles Ludlam play, "The Mystery of Irma Vep" is a parody of the old melodramas, which won the Obie and Drama Desk awards in 1984.

A different production than most, with two actors performing the eight character roles, the comedy offers a parody on every gaslight romance since "Jane Eyre," while combining a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess in the same play.

Lady Enid, the new bride of noted Egyptologist Lord Edgar, is having a hard time adjusting to life in Mandacrest Mansion. The portrait of his previous wife, Irma Vep, is watching her every move, as are shifty servants and a mysterious stranger prowling the moors surrounding her house.

The performance runs until April 16, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. There will be one Sunday performance April 10, at 7 p.m. All performances are at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive. Tickets may be reserved by calling 703-481-5930 and going to mailbox 2. Tickets are $15, $12 seniors/students.

Fortnightly Club Scholarships

The Herndon Fortnightly Club, as a part of its continuous policy of giving back to the community, announces that applications are being accepted for one-year scholarships to individuals living in the greater Herndon area — past recipients are not eligible.

Candidates should be accepted for entrance or enrolled in an educational institution before applying for the scholarship. Qualifying course work includes under-graduate college level, post graduate, continuing education and course work required for re-entering the work force.

Candidates should write a one-page letter, without attachments, to The Herndon Fortnightly Club explaining why the scholarship is needed, what career goals are being pursued and what academic institution has or will provide acceptance. Also include comments relating to activities, community service and academic standing.

Address the letter with name, address and phone number to Scholarships, c/o The Herndon Fortnightly Club, P.O. Box 55, Herndon, VA 20172-0055. Applications must be received by May 13.