Week In Herndon

Week In Herndon

Sewer Reconstruction

A contractor for the Town of Herndon will be rehabilitating the sewer system starting Aug. 29 until the project is complete. Restoration is required to meet current standards and eliminate maintenance problems. The construction will be conducted Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Effort will be made to complete this program with minimal inconvenience to residents and motorists. Contact the Department of Public Works at 703-435-6860 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Sewer reconstruction locations include:

* Archer Court

* Arkansas Drive

* Bruce Court

* Calhoun Court

* Charlton Place

* Cordell Way

* Fillmore Street

* Florida Avenue

* McDaniel Court

* Mosby Court

* Reneau Way

* Young Avenue

* Victory Drive

Jimmy's Tavern Events

Jimmy's annual Motorcycle Poker Run and Outdoor Pig Roast is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration for the run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ride leaves at 10:30 a.m. The event is $20 per rider and includes a continental breakfast, raffle ticket, a ride, pig roast buffet and more. There will be prizes for the "Top Three Hands."

The pig buffet includes Ara's slow-cooked pig, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, Jimmy's BBQ sauce and more. Outdoor seating and All-U-Can Eat is $12 for adult, $6 for children. Food will be available from 4 p.m. until the "pig has left the building."

Live music will also being in the alley at 4 p.m. and will move indoors at 9 p.m. until closing at 1:30 a.m. No cover.

Poker Run prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the run benefit the Firefighters' Fund of Fairfax County.

For more details ask a staff member or contact Jimmy at 703-470-4014 or jimmy@jimmystavern.com

Scheduled to Appear:

4 p.m.: Jim Desper

4:15 p.m.: Jan Delucian

4:30 p.m.: Skip Smith

4:45 p.m.: Dave Horton

5:15 p.m.: Courtney Tynes

5:30 p.m.: Deron Cain

5:45 p.m.: Kelly

6 p.m.: Brass Monkey

7 p.m.: DL Funk Band

8 p.m.: Brian Symms, JOTT-O-Blues Band


9 p.m.: Nigel Brewer

9:30 p.m.: Louis Coppola & Friends

10:30 p.m.: One Slack Mind

11:30 p.m.: Wolf Spider

12:30 a.m. The Return of JUST!

September Chamber Events

A Digital Makeover event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Panel discussions and exhibits will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a mixer will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road in Herndon. Show and/or see what's new in office technology and lead your business to a new era of productivity and profits. Please call to see if display spaces are still available. Rates: $10 for panels/showcase, $10 mixer; $15 combo ticket. Register to exhibit or attend at www.HerndonDullesChamber.org/DigitalMakeover.html or call 571-323-5301.

Tutors Needed

Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United of Herndon is in need of volunteer tutors for the upcoming school year to assist elementary- and middle-school-age students with homework. Tutors are needed — youth age 16 and up are welcome — at its two Herndon sites Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Call 703-376-8475 or e-mail herndonsafehaven@cox.net.

Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival

This annual event features a wide range of live jazz, Virginia wineries, a fine arts show and great food. Held Monday, Sept. 5, from noon-6 p.m., at the Herndon Municipal Center complex, admission is $3 or $15 with wine tasting. New this year is a second stage of acoustic blues and jazz.

Following is the schedule of performances is as follows:

* Chopteeth-Afrofunk big band, noon-1 p.m.

* Double Digit-Smooth Jazz, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

* The Ron Holloway Group, 3-4:30 p.m.

* Liz Briones Band, 5-6 p.m.

The Herndon Municipal Center complex is located at 777 Lynn St. Call 703-787-7300 or visit the Town of Herndon's Web site at www.herndon-va.gov.

The Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival is sponsored by Verizon, Gutter Helmet Systems, Ameritech Construction Corporation, America Online, All Friends Pet Care, The Observer Newspaper, Smooth Jazz 105.9 and Ferrari Maserati of Washington.

Gas Line Relocation Expands

Gas line relocation in advance of an upcoming Town project is still blocking portions of Monroe Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., daily Monday through Friday. Local traffic can access Monroe Street via Jefferson or Madison Streets. Detours will be designated, and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays. For more information, contact Public Works at 703-435-6856 or 703-435-6860.

Special Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission will host a community meeting Thursday, Sept. 15 to explain the draft ordinance that is taking shape and to hear from citizens about proposed zoning provisions. A map showing new names for many districts is also scheduled to be presented.

This ordinance provides regulations for new development, redevelopment, infill development, home occupations, placement of decks and accessory structures, and many other things. As town staff and commissioners review the zoning ordinance, they welcome comments and opinions. You may express your views in public meetings, or by submitting written comments to the Herndon Department of Community Development, P. O. Box 427, Herndon, Virginia, 20172-0427, or by calling the Herndon Department of Community Development at 703-787-7380.

The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 765 Lynn Street. The meeting will be open for resident questions and comments.

Town Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 1

Farmer's Market.

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day

Town offices closed

Community Center closed

Labor Day Jazz Festival & Wine Tasting, noon to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Refuse collected

First day of school FCPS schools

Town Council work session, 7:30 p.m.