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Democratic Women to Discuss School Issues

The Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) will meet Sunday, Sept. 23, from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. All Democratic women in Northern Virginia are invited. Democratic Fairfax County School Board members have been invited to discuss later school start times, parental notification and discipline policy reform, school lunch reforms, renovation queues for schools, the superintendent search and the budget.

For more information, e-mail cliftonwomendems@aol.com or visit www.democraticwomenofclifton.org.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices—such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes—including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events. The next one is slated for Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-95 Landfill Complex, 9850 Furnace Road in Lorton. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Bike Summit Slated

The inaugural Fairfax Bike Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at George Mason University. The goal is to bring together current and future bicyclists, bicycle organizations, bike shops and transportation professionals to discuss how to make Fairfax County a better place to live by making bicycling a major component of the transportation system.

Nationally known speakers will include County resident Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, Chris Eatough of BikeArlington and Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. And on display will be the latest transportation bikes and gear from local bike shops.

Register online for free; attendance is limited to 200 people. Display space is free and available for bicycle businesses and organizations. The event will be held at The HUB at GMU in the front-middle ballroom, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Further information is available at www.fabb-bikes.org and bikesummit@fabb-bikes.org.

Sponsoring the summit are Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB), GMU and Fairfax County.

Stacy C. Sherwood Center Wins Best New Facility Award

The Virginia Recreation and Parks Society Awards and Citations Commission determine award winners in 14 different categories from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia--the Stacy C. Sherwood Center was nominated for, and won, the prestigious Best New Facility Award.

Opened in 2011, the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center was built by money donated by Geraldine Sherwood to honor her husband, Stacy C. Sherwood, a former city council member and local businessman. The center now caters to a wide range of arts, activities and programs run through the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation. This center is also used as a venue for weddings, private business and social activities. The state of the art technology and assistive listening system make the Sherwood  an ideal business venue for conferences and meetings of all sizes.

The Virginia Recreation and Parks Society is a private, non-profit professional organization, founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1956. VRPS is affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association.

Child Care Plus Program Announced

Infant Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) in Fairfax has announced a new program Child Care Plus. Child Care Plus offers high quality childcare services on an as-needed basis during non-traditional hours including weekends and evenings. ITFDC is pleased to offer this flexible, convenient service in nurturing family childcare homes that are approved under the state license.

Currently there are over 30 providers available to provide childcare on evenings, weekends, overnight, and/or holidays. They are located throughout Fairfax County, Alexandria and Loudoun County. Providers are experienced, professionally trained and are CPR and First Aid certified. The ITFDC office will handle all billing and payment to providers.

Any families as well as those already enrolled in Infant Toddler Family Day Care are eligible to utilize Child Care Plus. For a limited time, enrollment fee for the Child Care Plus program ($100) will be waived.

ITFDC is a non-profit organization providing childcare resource and referral services in Northern Virginia.

For more information, visit www.itfdc.com.