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Mothers First - Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women make the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms’ nights out, and lectures. Next meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia invites community residents to attend its monthly luncheon at Chantilly Country Club on Thursday, March 1. The speaker is Cici Williamson, an author and writer who will speak on Virginia’s history and its foods in anticipation of the upcoming 400th anniversary of Virginia. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For reservations and information, call 703-281-6225 or e-mail dlboguts@cox.net.

The Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited invites members of the community to attend its monthly meeting at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Hall, 400 Center St., S, Vienna, Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is a joint session of the Potomac River Smallmouth Club and Trout Unlimited: “What’s in your water?” presented by Vicki Blazer, a fish pathologist at the National Fish Health Research Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey. Contact John Hadley at 703-933-6629 or jhadley@alionscience.com. Visit www.nvatu.org for more on the group.

All schools are invited to enter the 2007 Best of the FCPS Web Awards program. The Best of the FCPS Web Awards program recognizes web-based communication efforts between schools and the communities they serve. Awards are given annually to the sites for three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school that best demonstrate the criteria: usefulness of content; clarity of design; frequency of updates; ease of navigation; adherence to FCPS web policies.

Deadline for entries is Thursday, March 1. For information, visit http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ocr/curator/contests.htm or contact Nancy Moy at 571-423-1221 or nancy.moy@fcps.edu.

The Parent Resource Center, part of the Office of Special Education, is offering workshops for parents: Sensory Integration: Supporting Your Child’s Performance from a Sensory Perspective Framework, Friday, March 2, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Dunn Loring Center, Room 11; and The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Waivers, Wednesday, March 7, 7:30-9:15 p.m. in the Dunn Loring Center, Parent Resource Center, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. For information about these workshops, visit the www.fcps.edu/ss/prc and choose “Workshops” or call 703-204-3941.