<sh>Open House on
Dead Run Stream
<bt>The Fairfax County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with Dranesville Supervisor Joan DuBois, will hold an Open House for citizens to see and hear about the proposed improvements to the Dead Run Stream, on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library in McLean. This stream restoration project is planned in conjunction with the renovation of the library. From 10 to 10:30 a.m., photos, plans and project description information will be displayed. Formal presentations on the project will begin at 10:30 a.m., and at 11:30 a.m., Fairfax County storm water management staff and their consultant will lead a field visit to the Dead Run Stream to get a first-hand look at some of the major improvement areas.
“This project is the culmination of several years of watershed planning efforts in McLean,” said Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois. “It presents an opportunity to maximize the benefits of the improvements to Dead Run Stream that are planned by both the library and McLean Community Center.”
<bt>The McLean Orchestra kicks off the holiday season with a weekend of holiday favorites Dec. 8 and 9 at the Oakcrest School in McLean. Children and adults alike will be treated to a traditional mix of holiday favorites including Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture, Alexander Glazunov’s “Winter” from The Seasons, and Jeff Tyzik’s “What Child Is This” featuring principal oboe Wesley Nichols.
The Dec. 9 concert is designed to appeal to children and families with performances of holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, and March of the Toys. Children’s performer Tim Marrone will entertain the audience with interpretations of the Hansel and Gretel Overture.
This annual holiday event is sponsored by Ross, Langan & McKendree, LLP. The season would not be possible without the generous support of season sponsor, Allegra Print & Imaging of McLean. Continued support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Arts Council of Fairfax County is essential to the success of the McLean Orchestra.
Concerts will take place at Oakcrest School, located at 850 Balls Hill Road in McLean, one block north of Georgetown Pike at Exit #44 of I-495, the Capital Beltway. Tickets for the performance Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children aged 18 and under. Tickets for the performance on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and free for children 18 and under. To purchase tickets, call 703-893-8636 or visit www.mclean-orchestra.org.
<bt>Rotary International has selected 23 professionals from 14 countries to study in a program that teaches the practical skills needed to succeed in jobs involving peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and mediation.
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program, a three-month curriculum taught at Chulalongkorn University, is aimed at mid- to upper-level professionals who work in government, non-governmental organizations, private corporations, academia, media agencies and other settings where a working knowledge of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and mediation is important.
The 23 participants who will begin studies in January 2008 are a diverse group representing an array of professional backgrounds.
Individuals interested in future sessions should contact their local Rotary clubs or email Bangkok.PeaceStudies@rotary.org for more information. Applications are currently being accepted for the July 2008 session and beyond.