Vienna This Week

Vienna This Week

<sh>JMHS Fund-raiser

<bt>The James Madison High School Band and Color Guard's Annual Citrus/Pecan Fund-raiser will run from Oct. 11 through Nov. 10. Band and guard members will take orders for Florida Navel Oranges, Florida Red Grapefruit, Sunburst Tangerines, and Georgia pecan halves, for delivery the week of Dec. 5. Additionally, band members are appealing to their customers to support community members in need by purchasing additional fruit that will be delivered to the Capital Area Food Bank. Proceeds go toward much-needed uniforms, equipment, instruction, and transportation costs. Full cases of citrus are $16; half cases are $8. Pecans are $9 per 1-pound bag. Call 703-573-8571, e-mail, or contact a member of the JMHS Bands.

<sh>RCC Board of Governors Meeting

<bt>The RCC Board of Governors sets policy and provides fiscal oversight of the Reston Community Center and its programs. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appoints nine adults to the RCC Board based on the results of the annual RCC preference poll wherein Reston residents may run for board appointment. Board members serve three-year terms. There are four seats available in this year's Preference Poll. All residents of Small District 5, 18 years and older, are eligible to vote in the election. Walk-in balloting is from Oct. 3-14 at RCC Hunters Woods and RCC Lake Anne. Mail-in balloting begins Oct. 3 and ends Oct. 12. Official Polling Day is Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There are 6 locations where residents can go to vote: Hunters Woods Village Center, Lake Anne Village Center, Harris Teeter at Reston Town Center, South Lakes Village Center, Tall Oaks Village Center, and North Point Village Center.

<sh>Cardinal Financial Donates to Hurricane Relief

<bt>Cardinal Financial Corporation of Tysons Corner announced it delivered a check for $57,506 to the American Red Cross National Capital Area headquarters in Fairfax. This second donation from Cardinal employees and the Cardinal Corporate matching fund brings the total funds contributed to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort to $89,335. Additionally, this second check includes Cardinal customer donations made through Cardinal offices totaling $2,366.

Cardinal Financial Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia. On June 30, 2005, Cardinal Financial Corporation had assets of $1.47 billion.

<sh>Teen Neighborhood College

<bt>The 2005 Vienna Teen Neighborhood College is accepting applications from teens in grades 9-12 for its community leadership program offered by the Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services, in partnership with the Vienna Community Center and the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 5:15–7:30 p.m., Oct. 18–Nov. 15 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Using a combination of lectures, group discussions and fieldwork, students will participate in an engaging, hands-on curriculum specifically developed to teach them about local government and to improve their organizational and problem-solving skills. Participants will learn how to become involved in their community. They will meet government officials and community leaders, gain practical experience, solve problems and make decisions. This free program will include a light dinner. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Registration forms are available at the Vienna Community Center. The deadline for registration is Oct. 7.

Call Isabel Taramasco with the Fairfax County Department of Systems Management for Human Services at 703-787-4962, TTY 703-803-7914 or e-mail Please allow seven working days in advance of the event in order to make arrangements for special requests.

<sh>Crafters Wanted

<bt>Calling crafters and vendors to take part in the Vienna Woman's Club 45th Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival on Nov. 12 at Vienna Community Center from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Children arts and crafts plus free baby-sitting. Call 703-620-2593 or 703-352-3057 for an application.

<sh>Displaced Katrina Pets

<bt>Help animals displaced by Katrina. People who want a pet can go to a local shelter or call a rescue group in order to save one of thousands of animals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. For more information call Patricia Haddock 703-244-8986 or e-mail at