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Week in Herndon

<b>Woman Charged With Setting a Fire</b>

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged a 31-year-old woman from Herndon with setting a fire on Tuesday, March 29.

She was charged with burning or destroying personal property (Virginia Code 18.2-77), burn in any manner or damage any place of assembly, building, or other structure (Virginia Code 18.2-83).

The charges stem from a fire on March 29, at 1247 Elden St., an apartment complex in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. She set fire to a floor mat that caused minor damage to an apartment door. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $200.

<b>Town-wide Spring Clean-up Announced</b>

Annual spring clean-up throughout the town, an opportunity for residents to place large or bulky items curbside for pick-up: appliances (remove doors), furniture, vehicle parts and plumbing fixtures (all under 50 pounds), tires (maximum two per household), limited amount of building materials (approximately one cubic yard, lengths not to exceed 4 feet).

Yard waste, auto parts in excess of 50 pounds, large quantities of building materials and household hazardous waste will not be picked up.

Weeks of April 12-16 and April 19-23. Items should be placed curbside on trash day only. Contact Department of Public Works, Public.works@herndon-va.gov, 703-435-6853.,

<b>Senior Senior Prom Returns May 1 </b>

The Rotary clubs of Herndon and Reston will once again present the Senior Senior Prom. The event will take place on Saturday, May 1, from 2-4:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, located near the Herndon Community Center. Dance music and entertainment will be provided by the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble and The 8-Week Wonders Swing Dancers.

All residents of the Dulles area — Herndon, Reston and adjacent communities — age 50 or older are invited to attend, free of charge. Prom/formal attire or beach/Hawaiian attire, as an alternative is requested. All ladies and gentlemen who attend the event receive a corsage or a boutonniere, as well as a souvenir card with their prom picture.

At the close of the event, awards and crowns are given for Prom King and Queen, Best Dressed, Best Dancer, and the winners of other distinctive honors. Many familiar with the event will remember that several years ago the Prom King honor was conferred upon a 101-year-old gentleman who distinguished himself by dancing to every number the band played.

To reserve seats and a spot on the dance floor, call Chris Moore at 703-437-5886.

<b>Centennial Golf Course Receives Family Course Grant</b>

The Herndon Centennial Golf Course has been named as a recipient of the 2010 Family Course Grant, jointly awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Professional Golf Association (PGA).

The grant program is designed to engage young people and their families in the sport of golf. As a grant recipient, Herndon Centennial will receive packages for nine-hole play that help create a beginner-friendly short course within the existing course layout, with transitional steps incorporated to accommodate improvements in player ability

“This grant program complements our existing family instruction programs, junior camps and clinics by providing an enhanced opportunity to transition young players from the driving range to the golf course,” said Gene Fleming, director of Golf for the Town of Herndon, which operates Herndon Centennial as an enterprise fund.

Consistently recognized as one of Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and listed among the “Best Courses for Women” by Pros n’Hackers Magazine, Herndon Centennial Golf Course features 18 holes, a driving range, practice green and award winning deli and offers golf instruction by PGA professionals.

For more information, visit the town’s Web site at www.herndon-va.gov.