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Community, Jan. 7-14

Send information to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday. Photos/artwork welcome.

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation will hold a free seminar for high school and college students Jan. 8, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at their Herndon office at 200 Spring Street. The seminar, titled "The ABCs of Credit," will help students learn about credit card management, how to compare credit cards, how to read credit reports and more. Go to www.nwfcu.org or call Shannon Tackett at 703-709-8900, ext. 6463 to register.

The MOMS Club of Herndon is hosting its January meeting Thursday, Jan. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. This month’s topic is "How to Pick a Preschool" with special guest Ingrid Wood. Visit http://www.wahmfest.org/herndonmomsclub.

Mothers First-Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit support organization helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are on the first and second Wednesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon.

Mother’s First-Herndon/Reston is holding its annual potty training lecture Jan. 29 at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bownman Towne Drive, Reston. RSVP to 703-242-0195. Mother’s First is also introducing a new chapter, "Pre-Schoolers Plus," a support group for women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children. The group will meet Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

LINK helped over 1,200 families in the area by providing 60,000 lbs of groceries during their Thanksgiving and Christmas drives. Over 5,500 individuals received non-perishable food for five to seven days, 1,150 gently-used winter coats and sweaters, new toys, and over $25,000 in gift certificates for groceries. Reston Interfaith, F.I.S.H., Holiday Coalition, Our Daily Bread, Good Shepherd Alliance, and many others worked together to help the families.

Square dances at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon, every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for non-seniors. Call 703-464-6200.

Latin movement classes at Dance With Me Ballroom Dance Studio. No partner needed. Cuban motion, free style dancing and dance styling taught plus a fun exercise. Drop-in every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The studio is located at the border of Reston and Herndon at 251 Sunset Park Drive. Visit www.dancewithme.net or call 703-444-3061.

Senior swim time at the Herndon Community Center Pool for a reduced rate of $2 all day on Tuesdays. Pool is at the Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Call 703-787-7300.

Teen Friday Nights for middle school students every Friday at the Herndon Community Center, 8-10:30 p.m. Events include exclusive use of the teen room and game room. There will be room to dance and mingle with friends. Tickets will be sold at Herndon Middle School the Thursday and Friday before; students must show school ID or have a parent present when purchasing admission at the door. $4 in advance and $5 at the door.

The Closet is a nonprofit thrift shop in Herndon run by a consortium of faith communities in the area. The store, located at 845 Station St. in downtown Herndon, 703-437-7652, is open for making purchases on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations are accepted in the rear of the building on Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Bargain Loft is a local thrift store located at 336 Victory Drive in Herndon. All the money made by the Bargain Loft goes to help Herndon/Reston FISH, which helps people with emergency needs such as money for rent, utilities or medicines. Bargain Loft is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The store has two shifts, 10 a.m.-noon and afternoons from noon-2 p.m. The Loft particularly needs people on Saturdays and can always use teens who want to acquire some community service time. Call 703-437-0600.