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Ben & Jerry's Benefits NOVACO

Four Ben & Jerry's ice cream locations will offer free ice cream scoops on Tuesday, April 19, from 12-8 p.m., to benefit NOVACO, a transitional housing program for victims of domestic abuse.

Free scoops will be offered at Dulles Town Center, Fairfax Corner and both Dulles Airport locations. Volunteers are still needed to help scoop at Dulles Town Center, Dulles Town Circle in Sterling and Fairfax Shopping Center on Monument Drive in Fairfax. For more information call 703-218-3984. Donations will be accepted to benefit NOVACO.

Health, Fitness and Beauty Fair

Fairfax Corner Shopping center will host a Health, Fitness & Beauty Fair to celebrate National Pilates Day on Saturday, April 16.

Studio BE Pilates and It Figures! will host the first annual fair as a part of the Pilates Method Alliance — the second annual international Pilates Day — April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 100 participants will be lead by Studio BE for "The Hundred" at noon at the Fountain Plaza, followed by a free standing Pilates Mat Class, everyone is encouraged to join the Pilates demonstration.

Other events being held are free Body Composition Analysis' and Circuit Training demonstration by It Figures!, and a skateboard demonstration by Asylum Wake Skate & Snow.

The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon will hold various demonstrations, the Little Gym will be handing out balloons and many specialty businesses will hold open houses, while others plan to donate gifts and gift certificates for the raffle.

As the Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Day 2005 corporate sponsor, Canyon Ranch is offering participants the opportunity to receive one of three scholarships (valued at almost $4,000), to Canyon Ranch Tucson's Life Enhancement Program.

Scholarship applications must be sponsored by Studio BE Pilates and can be downloaded from the Pilates Day Web site at http://www.pilatesday.com. Applications must be postmarked by April 25.

For more information, contact Studio BE Pilates at 703-222-0122 or It Figures! at 703-502-0002.