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<sh>Great Falls Lions Club Citrus Sale

<bt>The Great Falls Lions Club will hold its annual Citrus Sale fundraiser from Thursday, Dec. 8 - Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. each day. The sale will take place in the parking lot of the Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department, which is just west of Walker Rd. on Georgetown Pike. The sale will feature Navel oranges, Hamlin (juice) oranges, tangelos, pink and white grapefruit, mixed citrus baskets and boxes, and Georgia pecans. In addition, the Great Falls Lions Club currently has two high quality Great Falls holiday tree ornaments for sale for $15 each. The ornaments include The Grange or the Old Mill, and will also be available for purchase at the Citrus Sale, as well as at other local locations.

<sh>Presentation On Risky Sexual Behavior

<bt>Girls in the 5th – 12th grade and their parents, are invited to a presentation on risky sexual behavior and female health on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. Dr. Marian Wulf-Gutierrez, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University, will discuss and answer questions about a number of sexual behaviors and female health issues affecting teenage girls. Her presentation is sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition and admission is free.

<sh>Holiday Season Operettas Performed at McLean High

<bt>"Amahl and the Night Visitors" and "Hansel and Gretel" will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at the McLean High School theatre at 7:30 p.m. The operettas will feature McLean's Opera Scene students, along with advanced chorus students from Longfellow Middle School. Directed by McLean resident Linda Martin, Opera Scenes features junior and senior students with a wide range of vocal and stage performance talents in a variety of operettas and musicals throughout the academic year. Patrons are urged to purchase the $7 tickets in advance by calling 703-714-5816. Tickets may also be purchased on the performance nights if they are still available.

<sh>Fairfax County Police Issue Holiday Advisory

<bt>Fairfax County Police are cautioning local residents to be wary during this holiday season, as they warn that "everyone is looking for extra money or gifts during the holiday season, from mid-November through early January, and that includes criminals." Police offer the following suggestions to ensure personal safety: shop during daylight hours whenever possible; know exactly where you parked your car; park in well-lit areas; avoid shopping alone; carry keys, cash and credit cards separate from each other and constantly pay attention to your surroundings; avoid carrying large amounts of cash; if possible avoid carrying a purse and use a fanny pack or deep pockets to carry what you need; be aware of strangers "accidentally" bumping into you as pick-pockets use this as a diversion; avoid carrying large packages that block your vision and make you a target for thieves; avoid shopping when you are exhausted; leave the mall well before closing time in order to assure that you will walk out with other people; use an escort or mall security if you have too many packages, or if you are leaving the store after closing; be alert while walking to your car and check under and around it as you approach; after entering your car, lock the doors immediately; if you see a van parked next to your car, enter the vehicle through the passenger side; avoid using ATM machines at night.

<sh>GFHS Holiday Party At Colvin Run Dance Hall

<bt>On Monday, Dec. 12, the Great Falls Historical Society will hold its annual holiday party at the historic Colvin Run Dance Hall on the Virginia Byway Colvin Run Rd. The evening will feature music, dancing and some history on the 1907 bungalow-style schoolhouse. The GFHS will provide soft drinks and wine, as well as setups for anyone who would like to BYOL. For a map and a reservation form, please visit the GFHS web site at www.gfhs.org. The cost is $15, and reservations must be returned by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Any questions should be directed to Betty Swartz at 703-759-2378, or at swartzbjn@aol.com.