Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Diva Central Gives Free Prom Dresses

Reston area teens can get ready to look their best and dance the night away at prom this year without all the expense, thanks to Reston Community Center’s Diva Central prom dress giveaway. This year’s event, which will be the 10th annual Diva Central, is planned for Saturday, March 10, from 12-6 p.m. at RCC Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. All local high school students are invited to attend and "shop" for dresses, shoes and other accessories for free.

Diva Central will feature hundreds of dresses in all colors, sizes and styles, as well as shoes, jewelry, handbags, wraps, and other accessories. Diva Central will also hold raffle drawings for prizes donated by local businesses such as restaurant gift certificates and spa, hair, and makeup services at local salons. All area teens are invited; participants must be actively enrolled in a high school and eligible to attend their prom. There is a limit of one dress per person. Admission is free.

For further information or to volunteer for the event, contact Kenny Burrowes, RCC Teen Program Director, at Kenny.Burrowes@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Discussing Prostrate Cancer at Reston Hospital

The Urology Group, with the support of the Ann B. Rodriguez Cancer Center, will begin offering the American Cancer Society’s Man To Man program at Reston Hospital in the West Wing Conference Room at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Man To Man provides a comfortable, community-based setting for discussion and education for men facing prostate cancer.

The free monthly Man To Man meetings, which will be held on the second Monday of each month, provide a supportive program where men can learn about and discuss information on prostate cancer such as treatment, side effects and how to cope with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and its treatment.

For more information on the Man To Man program, call Toni or Nancy at (703) 689-9330. To register, please email rlgolman@urologycancersupport.com.

Firefighters Check Smoke Alarms, Provide Home Escape Plans

On Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County, checking for working smoke alarms, and provide family fire escape plans for residents.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department partners with the U.S. Fire Administration in supporting the Install, Inspect, Protect Campaign. The initiative emphasizes "Smoke Alarms Save Lives."

More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm. The smoke alarms that will be provided were made available by a grant from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to Fairfax County as recipients of the "Get Alarmed" program.