Herndon Community Notes

Herndon Community Notes


Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6407 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.</i>

The staff of the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department Entertainment sub-committee is looking for people to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. Meetings are 5 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center, and started 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. Contact Holly Popple at 703-435-6800 or holly.popple@herndon-va.gov.

Citizens will begin to see more Park Operations Division maintenance workers in parks on weekends as the Fairfax County Park Authority begins a seven-day-a-week work schedule aimed at providing weekend service and assuring safe and clean facilities, as well providing a more visible staff presence in the parks.

One supervisor and two staff members will work in each of seven park management areas. Staff assignments begin at 6:30 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Others will be on call as needed. This increased staffing level will run annually from April through November, the period of time that coincides with peak park usage. Existing full time and seasonal positions will be utilized and fiscal impact will be limited. Contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

The Bargain Loft is a local thrift store located at 336 Victory Drive in Herndon. It is run by an all volunteer staff, and is clean and air conditioned. All the money made by the Bargain Loft goes to help Herndon/Reston FISH, which helps people with emergency needs such as money for rent, utilities or medicines.

Bargain Loft is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There are two shifts, mornings from 10 a.m.-noon and afternoons from noon-2 p.m.

The Loft particularly needs people on Saturdays and can always use teenagers who want to acquire some Community Service time. Call Mr. Stringer at 703-437-0600.

Christmas in New York City, Dec. 9-11. Spend three days and two nights in the Big Apple. Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Package includes two nights lodging at the Meadowlands' Crown Plaza, two breakfasts, one dinner in Manhattan, a Broadway Show, guided city tour by bus, tour of Ellis Island, cruise to the Statue of Liberty, and more. Depart/Return: Herndon Community Center. $500/Single Occupancy; $430/Double Occupancy; $415/Triple and Quad Occupancy; $385/Child, under 18 and staying with an adult. Call the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868 or register online at www.herndon-va.gov.