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Local Historian to Speak

Chuck Mauro, author of "Herndon: A Town and Its History" and "Herndon: A History in Images," will make a presentation about Herndon during the Civil War at Sully Plantation's Civil War Days on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m.

Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4 for Seniors and Children. For further information please contact Sully Plantation at 703 437-1794.

Jimmy's Offers Texas Hold 'Em

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern and World Tavern Poker presents Texas Hold 'Em! Ten Weeks of Poker Tournaments with two tournaments each night of play.

Participants will be competing for prizes, as well as for ranked positions through WorldTavernPoker.com. Registration is free.

Those ranked will move on to Jimmy's Texas Hold 'Em Championship Tournament as well as the World Tavern Poker's regional and national championships.

All skill levels are welcome. The Summer Texas Hold 'Em season starts July 7, with two tournaments played every Sunday, at 7 and 10 p.m., after that until the championships Sept. 8. Sign ups for each tournament are open six days prior to the date. Sign up by visiting WorldTavernPoker.com. After registering visit upcoming events and select VA-Herndon, and then select upcoming events — Jimmy's will be listed. The day of the tournament, show up 45 minutes prior to the start time to sign in. Note: this is not gambling, no gambling will be permitted and at no time is anything of value at risk. For more information visit WorldTavernPoker.com or e-mail Mark at starkmad@aol.com

Jimmy's Annual Summer Golf Tourney

Set for Monday, Aug. 8, Jimmy's 8th Annual Summer Golf Tournament is still accepting teams. The event benefits the Herndon Council for the Arts and is played on the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. For more information and a registration form visit, JimmysTavern.com.

July Chamber Events

New/prospective member orientation — Chamber 101 — will be held Wednesday, July 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the ITT Technical Institute in Chantilly.

A monthly seminar, the event is a primer for businesses in the greater Dulles area to learn how to use the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce events and programs effectively. The event includes lunch and networking with 30 to 40 other business representatives — bring business cards. The event is free, but preregister with Ellen Kaminsky, membership director, at 571-323-5302 or by e-mail at membership@herndondulleschamber.org. ITT Tech is located at 14420 Albermarle Point Place, Suite 100 in Chantilly.

* International business networking night is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Reston Sheraton, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive.

An annual international-themed event, the evening is presented as a program of the Global Marketing Committee. The group is comprised of members from the Herndon and Reston chambers of commerce. The event is open to all, and draws hundreds of people from throughout the region, including embassy representatives and members of international business associations.

Price: $15 members, $25 non members. Sponsorships available at $1,000 and $500. Call Eileen Curtis at 571-323-5301.

Youth Nights at HCC

Escape the boring days of summer at the Herndon Community Center. Youth Nights will be held every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 11. There will be open gym, ping pong, wallyball, PG movies, open swim time and snacks. Call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register on-line at www.herndon-va.gov. Ages 10-15 only. Admission is $3/person.

Kids' Night Out

Need a date night? Enjoy a romantic evening with your spouse while your children enjoy a night of fun during Kids' Night Out on Friday, July 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be big screen TV with PG/G movies, gym games, board games and much more. Kids' Night Out offers a safe environment for your child and a peaceful night for you. Children will be supervised at all times. Snack and dinner will be served. This event is for ages five to 12 only. Space is limited. Admission is $9 per person. Contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register on-line at www.herndon-va.gov.

Gas Line Relocation

Gas line relocation in advance of an upcoming Town project will require the closure of Monroe Street, from Park Avenue to Pine Street, until approximately the end of July. The closure will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only local traffic will be allowed on the affected portion of Monroe Street. Detours will be designated. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays. Parking on Pine Street will be affected for a short time as well. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 703-435-6856 or 703-435-6860.

Town Calendar

Thursday, July 14

Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Market fun days, 10:30 a.m.

Summer concert, town green, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15

Friday Night Live, Town Green, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Monday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board public hearing

Planning Commission work session, (6 p.m. zoning rewrite)