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The Boyd School, a Montessori Children's House Broadlands Campus, has rescheduled its annual open house for Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The open house was originally scheduled for Jan. 22 but was canceled due to inclement weather. The Boyd School serves children 18 months to sixth grade. Visit the Web site or call the Broadlands Campus at 703-723-3364.Ê

Kids Under Construction Preschool in Sterling will have an open house tour Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. Includes information about the preschool and registration for the 2005/6 school year and a tour of the facility. The preschool is located in Sterling United Methodist Church at 304 East Church Road. Call 703-430-0088.

Winnie-the-Pooh Preschool will hold an open

house Feb. 3 for the 2005-06 school year, from 7-9 p.m., at the preschool located at Mount Hope Baptist Church on Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn. Winnie-the-Pooh is a nondenominational cooperative preschool that offers morning and afternoon classes for 3- to 5-year-olds. 2005-06 tuition rates are set at $110 per month for a two-day junior program, $130 per month for a three-day senior program and $160 per month for a four-day prekindergarten program. Contact the school at 703-724-0496 or visit

Seldens Landing Elementary School, 43345 Coton Commons Drive, Leesburg, will be holding a Mardi Gras Carnival, Saturday, Feb. 5, from 4-8 p.m. Includes carnival games, moon bounce, Atlantis Adventure, food and music.

Dominion High School drama department presents an updated version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The play will use all of the original dialogue from the Shakespeare classic. While not changing the words, they have given a modern look to the play. The actors will be wearing modern dress and using modern scenery to bring the play into the 21st century. The production will include choreographed fight scenes with the help of Kevin Robertson of the Sterling Playmakers.

The play will run from Feb. 10-13, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Opening night, Outback Steakhouse will be providing dinner, from 5-7 p.m., for the public at the school for $15 for adults, $6 for 12 and under and $35 for a family. Dinner includes your play ticket; reservations are required and can be made at the Dominion High School Web site. Deadline for reservation is Feb. 4 and must be accompanied by the payment.