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Week in Herndon

Smithsonian Courses Going Fast

Tickets are still available for the last of a Smithsonian Summer Series pilot programs, including A Cole Porter Sing-along, set for Aug. 17, and a presentation on America's Inter-National Pastime: Latinos in the Game of Baseball, set for Aug. 25.

The sing-along will feature professional singer Rosa Lamoreaux, who will take the audience through Cole Porter's various genres of songs. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for members. The event will take place at Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road.

Tim Wendel will present America's Inter-National Pastime, telling stories of baseball stars including Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Pedro Martinez, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez. His talk will feature the rise of Latino superstars in the game. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The event will be held at Herndon Middle School, 900 Locust Street.

The Smithsonian Associates has collaborated with the Council for the Arts of Herndon to bring programs to the greater Herndon community, making programming more accessible to residents of Fairfax County and Loudoun County. The pilot program series is fully supported by Stanley Martin Companies, Inc. For tickets and information call 202-357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org or www.herndonarts.org.

Newcomers Correction

The phone number given in a profile of Herndon's Station 4 is for Captain Robert “Dusty” Rhoads, 703-437-1233. Also the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department no longer offers CPR classes.

4-H Comes to Frying Pan Park

Frying Pan Park is scheduled to hold a 4-H fair Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

An old fashion country fair, the event will have 4-H exhibits, pie eating contests, crafts, livestock and rabbit judging, horse and dog shows, amusement rides and live entertainment as well as demonstrations of old fashion farming. Admission and parking are free. Canned food will be collected and donated to area food banks.

Herndon Woman Injured

A Herndon woman is recovering from non-life

threatening injuries when she lost control of her car, struck another car and then a utility poll on Route 50 Saturday morning, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The accident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. when Selina Afzal, 40, was driving her 1993 Toyota Corolla east on Route 50 near the Loudoun County Parkway when, for unknown reasons, she traveled into the median. Afzal

then veered back into the eastbound lanes where she struck a 2004 Toyota Camry driven by a 46-year-old Aldie man. After striking the Camry, Afzal's car went off of the roadway and rolled onto its side where it struck a utility poll, according to officials.

Afzal was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where she was being treated for non-life threatening-injuries. Her 15-year-old son was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where he was treated and released. Both mother and son were wearing their seatbelts. Steinhaus was not injured in the accident.

Witnesses who have not already been interviewed by deputies should call DFC J. Kenna of the Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit at 703-771-5798.

Art Reception for Sandi Galle

The Council for the Arts of Herndon is holding an Art Reception for Sandi Galle, photographer, sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Reston, on Monday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the photographer, mingle with fellow art lovers, and view the stunning photographs that Galle has taken during her travels across the globe.

Galle is an active member of the Council for the Arts of Herndon's "Arts in Public Places" program. Light refreshments will be served. The artwork will be on display at Whole Foods Market, 11660 Plaza America Drive, Reston, from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Contact the Council office at 703-689-9535 or visit http://www.herndonarts.org.

Elden Street Players

The Elden Street Players' summer season is on a roll with "School House Rock."

Directed by Holly Harrington, produced by John Lada with musical direction by J. Michael Eric D'Haviland, the play is a take off of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series. Bill, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set. They show him how to win his students over with imagination and music through such beloved songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

"School House Rock" will run until Aug. 20, showing Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors/students. For show and ticket information call 703-481-5930.

Swing Dance Social

Learn the basic steps of swing and enjoy dancing the night away with your partner at the Swing Dance Social on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center. The dance is for ages 12 and older, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

Washington Sailing School

Join the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department for a trip to the Washington Sailing School on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trip includes instruction on the basics of sailing and then free time to use newly learned skills on the Potomac. Lunch is not included and participants need to bring a bag lunch. The trip is for ages 10 and older. Cost is $75 per person and includes driver/escort, transportation, instructor, boat and equipment. No refunds after Aug. 1. Contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

FISH Needs Help

For more than 35 years, Herndon-Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) has been helping local families in crisis meet emergencies and short term needs.

Built on the "neighbor helping neighbor" concept, FISH has tried to help the community. But, recently FISH has more requests for help than the current fund-raising efforts can provide for.

Under the direction of newly appointed president Marcia Di Trapani, along with new officers on the executive board, FISH members plan to solicit more donations to help with its cause.

FISH is an all-volunteer, nonsectarian, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which not only operates a hotline, assisting over 21,500 callers per year, but also provides round-trip rides for the elderly and other needy persons to their medical appointments. It also operates The Bargain Loft, 336 Victory Drive in Herndon, a thrift store that accepts and sells many items including used furniture, household items, books and toys. The Bargain Loft is completely run by volunteers.

For more information about FISH, to volunteer or make a donation, call 703-437-0600.

Citizen Police Academy

The 11th session of the Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 31. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. until Nov. 16. The academy is held at the Herndon Police Station.

Participants will be given instruction in: Community Policing, Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Police K-9, Forensics and Evidence Collection and other topics. There will also be tours of the Adult Detention Center, a trip to the firing range, and ride-along opportunities. The class is limited to the first 20 students. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and need not live in the Town of Herndon, however Town residents receive first consideration to attend. For more information contact Senior Police Officer Dexter Morgan at 703-435-6881, ext. 294, or dexter.morgan@herndon-va.gov.

Jimmy's Annual Summer Golf Tourney

Set for Monday, Aug. 8, Jimmy's 8th Annual Summer Golf Tournament benefits the Herndon Council for the Arts and is played on the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. For more information and a registration form visit, JimmysTavern.com.

Gas Line Relocation

Gas line relocation in advance of an upcoming Town project will require the closure of Monroe Street, from Park Avenue to Pine Street, until approximately the end of July. The closure will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only local traffic will be allowed on the affected portion of Monroe Street. Detours will be designated. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays. Parking on Pine Street will be affected for a short time as well. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 703-435-6856 or 703-435-6860.

Town Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 4

Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Market fun days, 10:30 a.m.

Summer concert, town green, 7:30 p.m.

Herndon Community Association Coalition meeting, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5

Friday Night Live, Town Green, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6

4-H Fair, Frying Pan Park, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7

4-H Fair, Frying Pan Park, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 8

Jimmy's Golf Tournament, Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Town Council public hearing, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board, work session

Neighborhood College Alumni Group

Thursday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council special work session on proposed day labor site.