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Langley High School presents the musical comedy "Damn Yankees," based on the novel by Douglass Wallop. The show is about Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who decides to sell his soul to the devil. The show is running at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, Mclean, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, 24, and 25. Tickets will be available at the door for $10. Contact Langley High School at 703-287-2700.

Summer Art Camp 2006. The Great Falls Art Center is now taking registration for classes which will be held through July and August for ages 6 to teen. Campers attend Monday -Friday from 10-3 p.m. For applications call 703 759-3867 or email greatfallsart@yahoo.com.

Village Green Day School, 790 Walker Road in Great Falls, has openings in their Kinder Club enrichment program. Structured to challenge young minds, this program is for morning kindergarten-age students who are looking to extend their half-day public school experience. The Kinder Club meets from noon- 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with transportation offered from local elementary schools. Subjects include: mathmatics, science, geography, reading, art and Spanish. Call 703-759-4049 or visit www.villagegreendayschool.com.

Starshine Theater of Great Falls is now enrolling students for its Winter/Spring session of performing arts workshops. A variety of programs are offered for ages 1-17, including: "The Odyssey," a full-production musical drama based on Homer's ancient epic and open to ages 7-17, "The Adventures of Chicken Little," a new play open to young actors, ages 4.5- 9 years, Beginning and Intermediate Guitar for ages 9 and up, Voice and Singing Techniques for ages 8- 17, Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet for ages 3-5 years, and "Music 'n Motion for Mommy 'n Me," for ages 1-5 years (siblings welcome). Rehearsals and Classes are held at The School of Theatrical Dance in the Great Falls Village Centre. Contact Patricia Budwig, Creative Director, at 703-790-9050 or StarshineTheater@aol.com.

McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., will honor high school seniors throughout D.C. and outlying areas, who have demonstrated leadership within their schools and communities, through the McDonald's Celebrating Diversity Scholars Program. Student honorees will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice and be recognized at an event in March.

Recipients are chosen based on an application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or community service leader. Students also submit two short essays detailing lessons they have learned through community service and the importance of education in relation to cultural diversity. Call 703-741-7515 or visit www.McDonaldsCollegeExpo.com for an application and for details. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 17. The scholarship winners will be announced in March.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has scheduled two teacher job fairs to recruit teachers for the 2006-07 school year and is searching for teachers and counselors with strong academic backgrounds and the passion to make a difference in the lives of their students. To meet the growing need for excellent teachers, especially in the field of special education, separate job fairs for elementary-level and secondary-level teachers are planned. The job fair for elementary school teachers will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Both job fairs are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road in Vienna.

Registration for the elementary-level job fair runs from Feb. 7 through Feb. 21. Online preregistration is required; go to www.fcps.edu/DHR to register.

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) Educational Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from Virginia college and university students for the 2006-2007 academic year. The application deadline is April 17. The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and accounting education.

VSCPA offers undergraduate, minority undergraduate and graduate scholarships. To qualify for an undergraduate scholarship, recipients must have completed a minimum of three hours of accounting course work, be enrolled in three additional accounting credit hours and have an accounting GPA of 3.0. Graduate scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted in a graduate accounting program at an accredited Virginia college or university. The Foundation also offers the Goodman and Company Annual Scholarship to a junior or senior accounting major enrolled at a Virginia college or university who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need to pursue a career in public accounting.

Other selection criteria for all awards includes overall academic performance, entry essay, faculty recommendation(s), and community and/or extracurricular activities. For more information on these scholarships, including a downloadable application, or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation, visit www.VSCPAFoundation.com, e-mail foundation@vscpa.com or call 800-733-8272.

James Monroe Bank is the title sponsor of the 2006 James Monroe Memorial Foundation Scholarship Award Essay Competition for college-bound high school juniors and seniors. This year's essay topic is "James Monroe: Guardian of a Free Hemisphere." A scholarship information flyer can be downloaded from www.jamesmonroe.org/2006brochure.pdf. The last call for entries is March 12.