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Week in Herndon

Concert at St. Timothy's

Music will be resounding off the rafters at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church with a special concert by the local singing group the Treble Clefs. The group will be performing songs from swing, rock and roll, country, jazz and patriotic favorites. The concert will be held Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. A dessert reception will follow the performance. This is the first of many upcoming Dessert Concerts to be held at the church. Ticket donations are available for $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/children under 12. For more information visit www.saint-timothys.org.

Bulb Plant Exchange

The Town of Herndon’s Cultivating Community Initiative is holding a Perennial and Bulb Plant Exchange on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Town Hall Square. From 2 to 3 p.m., participants can bring bulbs and plants to exchange with each other. From 3 to 5 p.m., the exchange will continue and a limited number of plants will be available to purchase. Proceeds from the plant sales will benefit the Cultivating Community Initiative. Participants are asked to label their plants. The label should mention the name, color, blooming time, and location (i.e. sun, shade, dry, wet) if known. Invasive plants should be limited to two. Town Hall Square is located at 730 Elden Street in Herndon. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2222.

Chamber Seeks Nominees

The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for business awards in several categories. This is an opportunity for every business in the greater Dulles area to consider nominating a fellow business or one’s own for recognition at the Chamber’s annual Awards Gala, which is scheduled for Feb. 4, at the Hyatt Dulles hotel. To obtain a nomination form, visit www.herndondulleschamber.org/Events page, or call 571-323-5300. The deadline for returning applications is Nov. 18. Send nominations to Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 327, Herndon, VA  20172; or fax to 703-787-8859.

Town Needs Volunteers

The staff of the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is already planning next year’s entertainment for the 26th Annual Herndon Festival scheduled for June 1-4, 2006. The Entertainment sub-committee is looking for a few key people who would like to volunteer and serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. Meetings are 5 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center, and began Oct. 18. Candidates should have some background or knowledge of local, regional and national talent, must be willing to research and bring viable options to the table for consideration. This group acts as the first step in screening materials that are submitted for consideration and crafting a list of viable options for the executive committee to consider. The committee acts as a support entity and works under the supervision of the Performing Arts and Special Events Supervisor. For more information, contact Holly Popple, at 703-435-6800 or holly.popple@herndon-va.gov.

Day Labor Site Update

Twenty-five clergy and lay representatives from 15 congregations in the greater Herndon-Sterling area met earlier this month to discuss ways that the faith community can help with the establishment of the regulated day-labor site.

The meeting covered providing volunteer help, collecting bicycles and other donations, and conducting outreach and advocacy to ensure that the site is successful in meeting its goals.

Volunteers will be needed on a daily basis to help with administration of the site, in addition to help with English as a second language and training programs to be conducted off site after closing. The group discussed many opportunities for community participation in a process that will transition the day worker site into successful operation. Project Hope & Harmony hopes to open the site in December. The next faith leaders’ meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road. All faith organizations are welcome and invited to attend.

October Chamber Events

Networking Breakfast and Program in Chantilly

Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m.., at Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Centre, Chantilly, organized by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. Judy Freeman will list "10 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Revenues." All are welcome. Chamber members, save $5 by registering in advance. Register online in advance on the Events page of www.HerndonDullesChamber.org or call 571-323-5300, or e-mail info@herndondulleschamber.org. Rates: $20 members who prepay by 5 p.m., Oct. 25, otherwise $25 at the door; $30 for non-members.

Jimmy's Tailgate Party

Jimmy's is scheduled to hold a Tailgate Party on Oct. 16 with former Buffalo Bill Scott Norwood and former Washington Redskin Charley Taylor. The event will include the "Early Fan Specials" and the All-U-Can-Eat Tailgate Buffet including Wings, Wecks and Sahlen Dogs.

Jimmy's is now taking reservations for its ninth annual Halloween Party for Kids, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29.

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. children will enjoy dyno-bites and smiley fries, crafts, monster mashing, party favors and souvenir photos. The afternoon will also feature an indoor costume parade and banjo artist "Banjer Dan." Cost: $12 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, call Maggie at 703-435-5467 for reservations.

Jimmy's ninth annual Halloween Party for Grown Ups will begin later that day at 9 p.m. The party will include DJ Brian and dancing, a $100 prize for best costume, scary scream contests and more.

The Fall Texas Hold 'Em season continues at Jimmy's, and it's not too late to join in the fun and try to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Atlantic City and maybe even Las Vegas. Free to play and all skill levels are welcome.

Home Maintenance Seminar

A one-day overview of effective preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center. The workshop is designed to help homeowners avoid home component failures and the costly repairs that follow, including recommendations on how to develop short and long-term maintenance plans. The workshop will address problems associated with and preventative maintenance of appliances, HVAC (heating and cooling), kitchens, bathrooms, electrical, plumbing, doors and windows, walls and floors, siding, and roofing. There will be demonstrations of techniques and handouts will be provided. The Neighborhood Resource Center is located at 1086 Elden Street in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. For more information regarding the workshop, call 703-435-3182 or e-mail pablo.hollstein@herndon-va.gov.

Mixed Doubles League Forming

Mixed doubles teams with player skills from 3.5 to 4.0 NTRP are needed to form a league at the Bready Park Indoor Tennis Center. Matches will be played on Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost per player per week is $14.07 (balls included). Players must have their own partner. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2110.

Teen After-school Program

Teenagers 12 to 17 are invited to the Herndon Community Center for an afternoon of refreshments and a movie — free. Teen Cinema is held the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.

* Oct. 27: "Elektra"

* Nov. 10: "Million Dollar Baby"

* Nov. 24: No movie/Thanksgiving holiday

* Dec. 8: "Fat Albert"

* Dec. 22: "Coach Carter"

To find out what's playing, to be placed on a mailing list or to register, call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

Town Calendar

Fall Clean Up North of the bike trail Oct. 17-21

Thursday, Oct. 20

Farmer's Market, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Herndon High School Homecoming parade 9:30 a.m.

Home Maintenance Seminar, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Project, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission work session

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council public hearing