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Week in Reston

<sh>Trafficking of Women and Girls

<bt>The Reston-Herndon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Dulles Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will host a joint meeting on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, room C. The topic of the meeting is “Fighting the War on Trafficking of Women and Girls: The Role of State and Local Leaders.” The speaker will be Dr. Leslie Wolfe, the president of the Center for Women Policy Studies. Wolfe has been a leader on many women’s issues, such as AIDS policy, violence against women, and family and workplace diversity. RCC Lake Anne is located at 1609-A Washington Plaza.

<sh>Protect Drinking Water

<bt>Clean Water Fund will host a free workshop on what residents can do to protect their drinking water, on Saturday Jan. 29, at Reston Community Center Lake Anne, room C. The workshop will present federal, state, and local tools that have been created to help keep the drinking water healthy, safe, and affordable. As a follow-up to last year’s workshops on protecting source water, Clean Water Fund will work with participants to plan action steps to protect Reston’s drinking water. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, call Andrew Fellows, at 202-859-0420, x102.

<sh>Resident Sets the Standard

<bt>Lillie DeGree, of Reston, was recognized at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, for 30 years of service to the students at Forest Edge Elementary School. She guided and nurtured thousands of students of two generations.

<sh>MLK Committee Recognized

<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors thanked the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Planning Committee for its work on planning a community-wide celebration to honor King. The event, held Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, brought out residents of Reston and surrounding areas in a wide range of ages. It included speeches by Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, and U.S. Rep. Jim Moran.

<sh>Calendar

<bt>Jan. 20 – Nonprofit Needs and the Resources to Meet Them: 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes, 8 a.m., at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive.

Jan. 24 – RCC Finance Committee Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunter Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

Jan. 27 – Reston Association Informal Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square

Jan. 27 – Reston Association Regular Board Meeting, 7 p.m., at the RA Main Office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square

Jan. 27 – The Giving Circle of Hope will meet at 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.