Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

News Briefs

<sh>APA Candidates' Forum

<bt>An alliance of 16 non-partisan Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations will host a 2005 Candidates' Forum on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 3-5 p.m., at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 8526 Amanda Place, Vienna. H. Russ Potts Jr., candidate for governor, Leslie Byrne, candidate for lieutenant governor, and other candidates for state delegate offices, are slated to participate. Concerns of the APA communities, such as the lack of APA representation in Virginia’s education system, lack of health care for many APA residents, lack of APA representation in state government, and lack of equal protection for APAs under state law at a time when the state legislature seems intent on reducing English-limited citizens’ rights to state services, will be addressed. A reception to allow attendees to meet with the candidates will be held from following the forum. For more information, call Julie Park at 703-725-7773.

<sh>Fund-raising Event for VCE

<bt>On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Tysons Whole Foods Market, located at 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, will donate 5 percent of its day's profits to Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), a branch of the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services. A partnership among local, state and federal governments, VCE is supported by tens of thousands of citizen volunteers who help design, implement and evaluate Cooperative Extension’s needs-driven programs in the areas of Environmental Horticulture, 4-H and Youth Development, Nutrition Education, Mentoring and Community Development. The Extension Leadership Council supports the staff with advocacy and marketing. Over 50,000 residents use these free services annually. For more information, contact the main office at 703-324-5369, TTY 711 or Whole Food Markets at 703-448-1600, TTY 711.

<sh>Candidate Forum, Sept. 20

<bt>Providence District Council is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the 35th and 37th Virginia House of Delegate races on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m., at the Fairhill Elementary School cafeteria, 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax. The League of Women Voters is serving as the moderator of this event, which is open to the public. Participants may submit questions to the candidates. Participating candidates from the 35th District race are Del. Steve Shannon (D) and Jim Hyland (R). Participating candidates from the 37th District race are David Bulova (D), John Mason (R), Scott McPherson (L) and David Haugh (I).