<lst>Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6407 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

<lst>The Girl Scouts will offer "Camp Mi Vida!" Dec. 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp is intended for girls in the fourth-eighth grades who are not currently Girl Scouts. The camp is located at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. To register, stop by the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center on Elden St. and pick up a flyer from the bulletin board. E-mail Jenna Cooper,, with questions.

Bookends, the Reston Community Center's senior book group, meets every fourth Thursday, from 12:30-2 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods to discuss a variety of books. Drinks and cookies are provided at no charge. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Books are on reserve at the Information Desk of the Reston Regional Library. This free activity is intended for adults age 55 or older. Call 703-476-4500.

The Herndon Extreme, a U12 Division 1 NCSL boys team, is holding tryouts for the upcoming Spring 2006 season. Players in all positions are encouraged to tryout. The team's year round program includes winter indoor soccer, summer camp and speed/agility training. In addition to NCSL play, the team also competes in premier tournaments including the Raleigh CASL Shootout, Richmond Jefferson Cup and Virginia State Cup. Contact Coach Tracy Birrell at 703-869-8847 or Visit the team's Web site at

New Social Networking Group. Join other Northern Virginia young professionals for "Suburban Nights" at eCitie in Tysons Corner. Visit

The Reston Garden Club. Founded in 1970, the club welcomes Reston-area gardeners to join. The club meets monthly September-June. The organization offers speakers, demonstrations, workshops, area trips and community beautification projects. The group also has an annual fund-raising activity in order to be able to donate money for nature camp scholarships and wildflower plantings in Reston. Call Terry Carter at 703-620-9392 or Ann DiGiannantonio at 703-437-7644.

La Leche League of Herndon/Reston meets twice per month to offer support to breastfeeding mothers. La Leche League offers a lending library with books on breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting and nutrition, leaders accredited by La Leche League International and 24-hour telephone help. Call Jennifer 703-708-9866, Karen 703-435-1429 or Amaarah 703-435-3044.

Reston/Herndon Branch of AAUW. The American Association of University Women meets the third Thursday of the month at Lake Anne Community Center at 7 p.m. Programs include speakers that deal with women's issues. Interest groups include book discussions (fourth Thursday of each month); gourmet group (four times a year); and tutor mentoring at Forest Edge Elementary School (Tuesdays at 3:15 p.m.). Call Judy Helmich 703-758-0361 or Suzanne Cook 703-860-4303 or visit

Reston Philosophy Club. Read and discuss works of philosophy. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Call Mitchell Kato at 703-471-4157 or e-mail

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Plaza Baptist Church, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Free. Call 301-439-3524 or visit for more information.

The Junior League of Northern Virginia is currently accepting new members for the 2005-2006 League year. The group is looking for women to help make an impact in the community. Contact the group at or 703-442-4163. Visit Membership applications and dues must be received by Dec. 15 in order to join the winter class.

The French Club. Group meets the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month at Reston Community Center at Hunter Woods, at 6 p.m., and on the second and fourth Wednesdays at La Madeleine French Café and Bakery. Call Marie at 703-620-0645 or Joan at 703-715-2692.