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Holiday Schedule

Town of Herndon offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Herndon Municipal Center/Town Hall/Neighborhood Resource Center will also be closed.

The hours for the Herndon Community Center are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and the hours for the Herndon Centennial Golf Course are 8 a.m.-dark.

Trash that is normally collected on Monday will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 18. Do not place trash cans at the curb more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection.

Chamber January Meetings

Chairman's Luncheon: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m., at Hyatt Dulles. Chairman's Luncheon and annual membership meeting and installation of officers for 2005.

Ted Leonsis, vice chairman of America Online and president of AOL Core Service will be the guest speaker. $40 per person. Reservations must be made by Jan. 11. Register online at www.herndondulleschamber.org (Events page) or contact Bev O'Brien for more information 703-437-5556, ext. 103.

Chamber 101: Wednesday, Jan. 19, noon, at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100, Chantilly.

This monthly seminar teaches how to use Chamber events and programs effectively. Lunch and networking with 25-30 other businesses included. Free, but pre-registration required with Membership Manager Ellen Kaminsky 703-437-5556, ext. 102, e-mail membership@HerndonDullesChamber.org .

Monthly Mixer: Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Hawthorne Suites, 467 Herndon Pkwy. Rates: $10/members, $15 non-members at the door. RSVP and info: 703-437-5556, ext. 100.

Networking Breakfast in Chantilly: Thursday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Center. Speaker Thomas V. Luhn, CPA , principal at Bond Beebe, will discuss, "Why Every Small Business Needs to Plan." The program also features an organized "Power Networking" segment. RSVP to 703-437-5556, ext. 100. Rates: $15 members/$20 non-members who prepay 48 hours in advance; otherwise $20 at the door for all. All welcome.

'The Barker of Seville'

The Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department will present the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre as they perform "The Barker of Seville" on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Phoenix Worldgate Movie Theatre in Herndon.

Featuring nine dog puppets and two larger-than-life costumed characters, "The Barker of Seville" is an original musical comedy about a day in the life of an aspiring opera singer.

This performance is geared for preschoolers and young children. The show begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $4 in advance; $5 at the door. To order tickets, call 703-435-6868 or purchase them at the Herndon Community Center located at 814 Ferndale Avenue.

Kiddie Open Gym at Center

Toddlers can enjoy tumbling, big wheel days, kiddie basketball and some pool time at the Herndon Community Center during Kiddie Open Gym.

Kiddie Gym is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting Jan. 4 to Feb. 24 in the Herndon Community Center Gym. Fee is $4 per child per day and discounted passes are available. An adult must accompany children.

The Herndon Community Center is located at 814 Ferndale Avenue. For more information call 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.

Teen After School Cinema

Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to the Herndon Community Center for an afternoon of refreshments and a movie — all free.

Teen Cinema will be held every second and fourth Thursday at 2:30 p.m. during January, February and March.

All movies are rated PG or PG-13.

To find out the movie schedule or to be placed on a mailing list, call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868. To register online, go to www.herndon-va.gov.

Herndon Festival Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Herndon Festival planning and entertainment committees. Interested members of the community and civic groups from throughout the town are invited to assist the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department in the planning and execution of the 25th annual Herndon Festival to be held June 2-5, 2005.

Volunteers are also needed to serve on the entertainment subcommittee, which will meet once or twice to consider possible performers and make suggestions to the festival executive committee.

For more information about the planning committee call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6800, Ext. 2123. Those interested in the entertainment subcommittee should call 703-435-6800, Ext. 2120.

Town Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Neighborhood College Alumni Group.

Friday, Jan. 14

Town Incorporation, 1879.

Monday, Jan. 17

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Town Offices Closed.

Community Center Open, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Refuse Collected Jan. 18.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council Work Session.

Refuse Collected.