Area Students Perform in Recital
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra presents the first annual Percussion Ensemble Recital Sunday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at Madison High School. Kyle Brightwell of South Lakes High School, Doug Goldstein and Dacee Chimgee-Parr of McLean High School, and Mike Roberts of Lake Braddock Secondary School are members of this elite percussion ensemble. The program includes Ogoun Badagris, Trio Per Uno, Xylophonia, Debussy String Quartet, Opus 10, and Carmen for Percussion Ensemble. Tickets, which cost $7 for adults and $5 for students, can be purchased at www.ayporchestras.org or call 703-642-8051, ext. 22.
Submit Nominations for Service Awards
The Reston Bahá’í Community is requesting nominations for the Spirit of Service award for its 14th annual Black History Month celebration taking place in February in Reston. Since 1993, during Black History Month, the Reston Bahá’í community has honored more than 100 individuals of African American descent who live or work in Reston and who demonstrate on a daily basis their endeavor to serve others in a true spirit of service. Members of the Reston Bahá’í community are asking for help in identifying citizens, of any age, who are worthy of this award. Give special attention to African American youth who demonstrate these qualities. Make nominations no later than Tuesday, Jan. 31. For more information or to request a nomination form, contact Farid or Vicki Sadrzadeh at 703-742-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups Discuss Trafficking of Women
The Reston-Herndon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Dulles Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) have their annual joint meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m., at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. The event is open to the public and will feature Dr. Leslie Wolfe, president of the Center for Women Policy Studies, a national non-profit, multi-ethnic policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1972. Wolfe, who will speak on the “Trafficking of Women and Girls,” has been a leader on many critical women’s issues, including AIDS policy, violence against women as part of bias-motivated hate crimes, family and workplace diversity issues. For more, contact Fran Lovaas or Bea Malone at 703-318-9628.
Nominations Sought for Hanley Award
Leadership Fairfax Inc. (LFI), a nonprofit community leadership organization, is seeking nominations for this year’s Katherine K. Hanley Public Service Award. The purpose of the award is to grant recognition for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of public service employment or service on a public board, authority or commission for sustained contributions to the quality of life in the community. Candidates from the following jurisdictions are eligible: Fairfax County, cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, and the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna. Nominations are due to the Leadership Fairfax offices by Feb. 22. LFI will present the award to the honoree at the annual Leadership Fairfax Board of Supervisors Breakfast on March 22, 2006. The exclusive sponsor for this year’s Board of Supervisors Breakfast is Verizon. LFI established the award in 2004 to honor the public service legacy of Katherine K. Hanley, chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1995 to 2003. Nomination forms are available on the Leadership Fairfax Web site at www.leadershipfairfax.org.
Make Furniture at RCC
This winter, the Reston Community Center is presenting "Fundamentals of Furniture Making I: For Women Only" as part of a series that will teach beginners how to make their own high-quality wood furniture using power and hand tools. The series is designed for women who have little or no experience working with power tools. The class will meet on Thursdays, Feb. 2 to March 23, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the RCC Hunters Woods. The class covers design, wood selection and preparation and the effective and safe use of woodworking tools. Class participants will take home a completed cherry or walnut end table ready for finishing at the completion of this eight-session course. The course is targeted to women age 18 and older and costs $100 for people who live or work in Small Tax District #5 and $120 for all others. Register either in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-2488.
SL Students Named to All-District Band
Six South Lakes High School Band students were selected to the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors All-District Band. Over 1,300 students auditioned for the band. Freshman Andreas Gierke finished 14th on trumpet, Thomas Daniels finished second on trumpet, percussionist Kyle Brightwell swept the percussion category with first on snare, timpani and mallets. Percussionist Matt Jensen earned sixth general percussion, Robert VanTrees was sixth in trombone, and Stephanie Winklejon was first on piccolo. Because of their high overall standings, Thomas, Kyle, and Stephanie are also eligible to audition at the All-State level. Langston Hughes Middle School Band student Sean Quaresima placed second chair out of 12 trumpets selected into the Middle School All-District Band. Overall, more than 65 trumpets auditioned. The event will be Feb. 2-4, at Herndon High School. The concert will be at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Monday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., Reston Citizens Association Meeting at the Comcast TV studio, 12345-G Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Reston Association’s Special Committee on Parks and Recreation Meeting at Isaac Newton Square.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., the Reston Association Regular Board Meeting at Isaac Newton Square.