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School Boundary Meetings Set

Chantilly High, Fairfax High, Falls Church High, Oakton High, Robinson Secondary, Woodson High, Franklin Middle, Frost Middle, Jackson Middle, Lanier Middle and Rocky Run Middle are all schools involved in the boundary study to relieve overcrowding at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle School.

And the public is invited to participate in community dialogues regarding possible scenarios for the movement of students from one school to another. All meetings will be from 7-9 p.m. and are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20—Lanier Middle School, cafeteria, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax (snow date—Feb. 27).

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26—Woodson High School, cafeteria, 9525 Main St., Fairfax (snow date—March 6).

For more information, to sign up for the meetings and to submit questions and comments, go to http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml.

Seussical at Robinson

Seussical, the upbeat musical based on the story of Dr. Seuss’ Horton from Horton Hears a Who, will be performed at Robinson Secondary by middle school drama students Feb. 15-17. This family-friendly show that focuses on a message of preserving childhood innocence and believing in the impossible will include 55 middle school students as cast members and more than 50 middle and high school students working on the crew. Directors Amy Hard and Katie Jenkins have run Robinson’s summer theater programs together; Jenkins is a former student of Hard’s. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17. Contact Katie Jenkins at 703-447-9982 or kajenkins@fcps.edu.

Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy

Area residents wanting to learn more about the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department may now have the chance. They may participate in a nine-week program showing them what firefighters and paramedics do every day.

Applications to the first-ever Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy will be accepted until Monday, Feb. 18, or until the class of 25 is filled. The free program is open to those at least 18 years old. The academy will begin March 28, 2013, meeting for nine consecutive weeks, from 6-9 p.m., at various locations.

Each session will cover different aspects of the organization, providing an in-depth overview of it and its uniformed and civilian workforce. Program topics include fire suppression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment and special operations. Apply at www.fairfaxcounty.gov./fr/cfa.

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, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Our Daily Bread to Host Fundraiser

Join your neighbors at Our Daily Bread’s 5th Annual Empty Bowls community event and fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax, 3740 Old Lee Highway. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, $10 per child and $25 for three or more children. Adults receive a handcrafted bowl with admission. The evening will include a soup and bread dinner donated by local restaurants, live music by the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Our Daily Bread’s efforts to provide food, financial assistance and financial education programs and related service to needy individuals and families throughout the Fairfax County area. Advance registration and information at www.odbfairfax.org. Contact info@odbfairfax.org or 703-273-8829.

Bill Knight to Head 2015 World Police & Fire Games

The Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Board of Directors has appointed Bill Knight as president & CEO. With 25 years in the sports industry and over 20 years of executive leadership, primarily with major international event management and consulting groups, Knight brings a new strategic focus to the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG).

Previous to this appointment, Knight operated a consulting practice in Atlanta, Ga. He served as vice president of venue operations for World Cup USA in 1994, and as the general manager for all venues and events in Athens, Ga., for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He also served as vice president, business operations, for the Atlanta Super Bowl XXXIV Host Committee prior to starting his own business.

The World Police & Fire Games are the second largest multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Summer Olympic Games. The event draws more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 different countries to compete in 1,600 medal events across 40 sports.