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The annual Herndon Homecoming Parade will begin Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. This year's theme is 'Film Festival'. The parade consists of approximately 2,000 participants with over 50 units. The parade will form on Sterling Road, proceeding down Elden Street to Lynn Street passing the reviewing stand and the Herndon Municipal Center. The Treble Clefs, lead by Jean Goldsby, will perform as the parade approaches Town Hall Square and immediately afterwards while the judges finalize their decisions. Trophies will be awared in five categories — School, Civic, Performing Arts, Show, and Class Float. The Classic Vehicles will be judged and there are two overall awards — The Richard F. Downer Theme Award and the Major Robert E. Church Award. The Town Council and Police Chief Tossaint Summers will serve as judges. Contact parade chair at 703-421-8738.
South Lakes Class of 1985 is looking for classmates for the 20-year reunion, to be held Oct. 22, at the Reston Sheraton. E-mail name and mailing address to email@example.com or visit slhs1985.org. Those interested in helping with the event's planning should note that in the e-mail or contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.
Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a registration open house for kindergarten and morning and afternoon preschool classes Thursday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This is for registration this academic year but information for 2006-2007 will also be available. RSVP or simply bring children and come tour the school, at 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 or visit www.childrensacademy.com.
Seth Lindberg of Oak Hill participated in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Science's Spain Internships program this past summer.
Herndon High School presents “Wild Oats” by James McLure Nov. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinee 2 p.m. at the Herndon High School Auditorium, 700 Bennett St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. For matinee performance only: $2 discount with donation of canned goods for charity. Visit www.herndondrama.org or call 703-810-2341.