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Hunters Woods Enrollment Opens

<bt>Fairfax County Public Schools is accepting applications for students interested in attending elementary magnet schools, such as Hunters Woods Elementary for the Arts and Sciences in Reston.

To be eligible for the magnet school lottery for the 2006-07 school year, students must be working at or above grade level in language arts and math and must demonstrate positive interpersonal and school behaviors.

An information night for Hunters Woods will be at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. The school is located at 2401 Colts Neck Road in Reston.

More information, including application forms, about Hunters Woods and the county's other magnet elementary school, Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Falls Church, is available at www.fcps/news/magnet.htm. Applications must be postmarked by March 1 and should be submitted to the FCPS Office of Elementary Instruction, 3705 Crest Dr., Annandale, Va. 22003.

<sh>Artists of Waters Edge Lane

<bt>The Jo Ann Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne is featuring the work of nine Reston artists who all happen to live in the same neighborhood.

The artists, all of whom live along Waters Edge Lane, have inspired and influenced one another over years. Their works, consisting of paintings, photography and more, will be on display until Monday, Jan. 30.

The artists of Waters Edge Lane are: Sarah Gerould, watercolor; Lucille Horn, painting; Art Lambert, sculpture; Joel Ann Lambert, painting, collage; Amy Thompson, watercolor; Barbara Eurich, photography' Pat Lenz, collage; Charles Hilty, photography; and Ron Taylor, watercolor.

The exhibition was organized by Sarah Gerould with help from the other Waters Edge Lane artists. A reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 3-5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

<sh>Reston Community Center Ski Fest

<bt>This year's Reston Communtity Center's Teen SkiFest 2K6 will take place on the slopes of Canaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley, W.Va.

The three-days at Canaan Valley Resort will feature skiing and snowboarding for the gentlest of beginners to daredevils slopes for advanced skiers. In addition to skiing, Canaan Valley also offers snow tubing, and ice-skating. The trip package includes: two nights lodging; one ski or snowboard lesson (beginner to advanced level); all day lift tickets for three days; two breakfasts and two dinners; and roundtrip bus transportation.

The trip takes place Friday to Sunday, Jan. 27-29. The bus leaves Reston on Friday, at 5:30 a.m. and returns Sunday, at 8 p.m. This trip is for youths ages 11 to 18 and is chaperoned by RCC staff.

Trip cost: lift ticket and lesson only, Small District #5 residents: $190, non-residents: $320; ski rental, lift ticket and lesson, Small District #5 residents: $215, non-residents: $345; snowboard rental, lift ticket and lesson, Small District #5 residents: $250, non-residents: $380.

Register in person or by faxing a completed RCC registration form to 703-476-2488. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, VA Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<sh>Reston Calendar

<cal2>Reston Community Center Community Relations Committee Meeting. Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.

Reston Community Center Program Policy Committee Meeting. Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.

Reston Association's Special Committee Meeting on Parks and Recreation Planning. Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at RA Headquarters, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.