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Halley Elementary School presents a book fair to benefit Bolton-Edwards Elementary and Middle School in Bolton, Miss. The fair will run Oct. 31-Nov. 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. In addition, it will run Nov. 7, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Nov. 8, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Call Kathy Brown at 703-551-5740.

"Riding the Wave: Tools for Adults and Youth to Safely Surf the Elementary through High School Years," a free conference, is offered on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Check-in, late registration and the serving of a complimentary continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. The conference is open to everyone who lives within Fairfax County Public Schools' Cluster V boundaries for Lee, Edison, Hayfield and South County schools.

The conference will concurrently present programs in three tracks: one in English for adults, another in English geared to youth ages 12 to 18, and a third presented in or translated to Spanish. Topics to be covered include anger management, bullying, discipline, drugs and alcohol, gangs, teen nutrition and self defense for women.

Registration brochures are available at www.safeyouthcoalition.com or can be received by mail by contacting Lisa Adler at 703-690-6808 or Lkadler@cox.net. Forms are due by Nov. 4.

Immanuel Christian School, located at 6915 Braddock Road in Springfield, presents a Fall Preview Open House for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The curriculum stresses critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills, integrated with a Biblical worldview. Call 703-941-1220 or visit www.immanuelchristian.net.

The Commission on the Arts supports both established and developing arts organizations by providing grants to qualified applicants. The commission also has an active school arts program that supplements and enhances regular school activities. Some of the performing groups that have benefited from grants this year include the City of Fairfax Band, the Fairfax Art League, Happy Feet Cloggers Lanier School, Acting for Young People, and Theater of the First Amendment. The commission is considering grant applications for any qualifying groups, schools or individuals.

Applications are now being accepted, closing date for applications is Nov. 15. To apply for a grant or for more information call at 703-352-2787 or e-mail fairfaxarts@fairfax.gov. Grant application forms can be downloaded from our Web site www.fairfaxarts.org.

Messiah United Methodist Church's Child Enrichment Program has openings in the 2- and 4-year-old classes for this fall. Four-year-old classes are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the 2-year-old class is on Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more, call Betsy Findley at 703-569-3033.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is responding to community changes with additional programming to meet the needs of youngsters who are educated at home. New daytime classes, ideal for homeschoolers, will be offered this fall at Providence and South Run RECenters. Some classes for the approaching school year include: Outdoor Science, which explores flight, weather, geology and space in an outdoor setting; Explorations in Chemistry; Explorations in Astronomy; and Explorations in Botany. Register at any time until the day the class begins. Classes will be canceled due to low registration. For more, call 703-324-8548 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

TOT Preschool of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church is registering children from 3-5 years old for 2005-2006. Degreed, experienced teachers staff our half-day program at 8505 Hooes Road, Springfield. For more, call 703-644-6384 or e-mail tot@sumcidsciples.org

Girl Scouts. Two groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17 years old, all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on capitol hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit www.studio2B.org or www.gscnc.org.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. presents the Long & Foster Scholarship Program, which will award $1,000 to each of 200 recipients for the 2006-07 academic year. The deadline is March 1, 2006. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. A selection committee made up of local members of academia will select the final scholarship winners by April 15, 2006. Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership, and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved in, and any part-time jobs held while in school. A short essay will also be expected from each applicant so that the selection committee can obtain a better picture of each student. All of this information will be considered in choosing well-rounded applicants. Applications can be obtained from any Long & Foster branch, from high school guidance counselors, or at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship.

Orange Hunt's German Club sponsors a Community Coat and Sweater collection from Nov. 9-11, in the Orange Hunt school lobby.