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Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.

Out of This World, an evening of technology information for parents and students, is Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Gunston Elementary, 10100 Gunston Road, Lorton. Parents can participate in sessions on Internet safety, educational Web sites for students, and how to use a SMART Board and FCPS 24-7. Funds raised by a raffle of gift baskets go to enhancing technology at the school. Contact principal Tonya Cox at 703-541-3600 or tonya.cox@fcps.edu or event liaison Anne Vietmeyer at anne.vietmeyer@fcps.edu.

Clifton Children's Academy has a registration open house for kindergarten and morning and afternoon preschool classes on Wednesdays, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 from 9:30-11:30 p.m. This is for registration for fall 2007. Limited registration available for spring 2006. Bring a child and come to tour the school, located at 14315 Compton Road, Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 for more information and a schedule. Visit www.childrensacademy.com.

The Lake Braddock Middle School Orchestra Winter Concert is Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the school's Little Theater, Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Lake Braddock High School Orchestra Winter Concert is Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Theater. The Lake Braddock Secondary High School Symphony/Choir Concert is Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. Free, donations accepted. For more, contact Stephanie Holmes, orchestra director, at 703-426-1074.

South County Secondary School Fine and Performing Arts Department presents a Tiny Tots Concert Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. in the SCSS Auditorium, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Features performances by the SCSS Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Theatre. $3. For advance reservations e-mail chorusmom07@yahoo.com or deedeecollins@verizon.net.

Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don, a night of singing and dancing, is each Monday from 4-5 p.m., at Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road. Call 703-815-8600.

Mighty Mondays with songs and dancing each Monday from 10-11 a.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road. Open to all ages.

Noodles & Noggins Fun Club meets on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Enjoy some 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.