Know of something that should be included in Around Town? Send a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call 703-917-6459.
Fairfax Elderhostel Alumni Association will present a discussion with four Elderhostellers Sunday, June 11 from 2-4 p.m., at the George Mason Public Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. Members will speak about past adventures and trips.
The Women's Center offers career services. For more information, visit their Web site at www.thewomenscenter.org.
The Fairfax County Public Library offers 700 free audio books that residents can listen to on computers and portable players. The collection can be accessed at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
The West Springfield Shield, a free monthly newsletter produced by the West Springfield District Police Station's Crime Prevention Unit, is available to anyone interested in receiving it. It offers the latest alerts, important news, crime prevention tips and more, and is provided via e-mail. To subscribe, e-mail email@example.com.
The Fairfax County 2007 Community Citizen Planning Committee, as part of the larger Virginia 2007 Community Program to commemorate 400 years of Virginia history, is publishing a book as a legacy project for county residents. The book will feature a minimum of four vignettes, anecdotal articles and essays from each of the last four centuries since the founding of Jamestown. The committee is soliciting original, non-published, history-related items for publication. The deadline is June 1, 2006. To submit an entry or for more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/va2007 or call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack. Noodles & Noggins presents Mr. Knick Knack each Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Sing, dance and have loads fun. For all ages. Suggested contribution per child. Call the store for more information at 703-815-8600.
Fun Club. Noodles & Noggins Fun Club on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Enjoy some great books, do a fun craft, sing songs and dance. A new theme each week. For ages 1-6 years. Suggested contribution per child. Call the store to register at 703-815-8600.
Thumpin' Thursdays with Mr. Don. On Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Sing, dance, play instruments and have loads fun. For all ages. Suggested contribution per child. Call the store for more information at 703-815-8600.
The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department is seeking craft vendors for a fall festival. All items must be handmade by the vendor. Deadline is open until filled. The application fee is $5. The Fall Festival will be Oct. 14 (rain date Oct. 15). It is a family friendly street festival in the heart of the City of Fairfax. More than 500 juried crafters and food vendors sell wares. Activities include children's rides, pony rides, inflatable games and family entertainment. Vendor spaces are 10x10 and cost is $125. Expected attendance is 20,000. To receive an application, call 703-385-7949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also available on-line at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/ParksRec/VendorInformation.htm.