Community Notes

Community Notes

Send information to herndon@ or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

A Mothers First lecture: Pam Carter, senior social worker for Fairfax County Child Protective Services, will be discussing child safety pointers on Thursday, May 24, 7-9 p.m., Pennino Building, room 505, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Free and open to the public; contact or 703-827-5922.

On Thursday, May 24, the Fairfax Genealogical Society will meet in the lecture hall of Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation entitled “Genealogical Skill Building: The What, Why, and How.” The program will be presented by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL.

This presentation surveys the skills needed to reconstruct ancestry and explains where and how attendees can acquire those skills. They include gaining genealogical knowledge; reading research guides, manuals and articles; taking advantage of every available skill-building opportunity. Visit or contact Richard Bishop at

The American Diabetes Association will be hosting its annual Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 10, at Reston Town Center.

The fund-raiser brings together 800 cyclists and volunteers in the greater Washington D.C. area.

Riders travel on the W&OD trail across Fairfax and Loudoun Counties on 100-, 63-, 32- or 12-mile routes to raise money for diabetes advocacy, medical research, and awareness. Visit or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).

Nominations are now being accepted for the Town of Herndon’s annual Yard of the Month Awards program. The Yard of the Month is awarded in two categories: single family homes and townhouses. Nominations are due Wednesday, June 20 for the July award. Judges for the Yard of the Month Awards program are members of the Town of Herndon’s Cultivating Community committee. Nomination forms are available on the “What’s New” and “Cultivating Community” pages at, at the Neighborhood Resource Center and at the Herndon Municipal Center. Call 703-435-6800, ext. 2084 or e-mail