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<sh>Police Investigate Prank Calls

<bt>Police are investigating 11 prank calls requesting help. The calls came into the Department of Public Safety Communications Center between Friday, May 11, and Sunday, May 13. In each case, the call was placed from a cellular phone to the 911 emergency number.

Police responded to the 4000 block of Lees Corner Road in Chantilly, Sunday, May 13 around 7 p.m., for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they determined the incident did not occur. Officers spoke to several juveniles in the area and were able to locate the cell phone used to make the calls. The investigation is ongoing and charges are anticipated in the near future.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Police Honor Brave Citizens

<bt>Nine brave citizens are being honored by the Fairfax County Police Department for their acts of heroism — for performing life-saving skills on strangers to helping to catch robbers, among others. The Citizens Award Ceremony of 2007 will be held Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the Board Room of the Fairfax County Government Center.

<sh>Republican Women of Clifton

<bt>The Republican Women of Clifton will meet Monday, May 21, at Clifton Elementary. The social is from 7-7:30 p.m., followed by the meeting from 7:30-9 p.m. Guest speaker Jean Ann Bolling, wife of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, will discuss the mission to end cervical cancer. All Republican women are welcome, and attendees are asked to bring canned goods to donate to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). Call Elizabeth Schultz, RWC president, at 703-266-2299.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Thursday, May 17, from 2:30-4 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 22, from 5-8:30 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat, and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Citizens’ Advisory Committee Mtg.

<bt>Fairfax County Police Chief, Col. David Rohrer, will address the next meeting of the Sully District Citizens’ Advisory Committee. It will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly.

Rohrer will discuss past and current issues. Afterwards, citizens are welcome to ask him questions or provide their opinion of police services. Anyone who lives or works in the Sully Police District is encouraged to attend.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority is Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Sully District Council, Land Use

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations and its Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.

<sh>Role Models for Children

<bt>Volunteers are needed throughout Northern Virginia to be positive role models for children who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors meet with children two hours per week. Weekly meetings are supplemented by monthly group recreational activities. The only qualification required is a desire to help a child in need.

To sign up for the mentor training session at the Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, call Ellen Klene, Volunteer Program manager, at 703-533-3302, ext. 107, or see www.cmhs.org.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov.