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Twain Middle to Host Elective Extravaganza

Twain Middle School will be hosting an Elective Extravaganza for its feeder elementary schools: Bush Hill, Cameron, Clermont, Franconia, Lane, Mount Eagle, Rose Hill, and Springfield Estates. The purpose of this event is to introduce the sixth graders or rising seventh graders to the various choices available as they select their electives for seventh grade.

Students will be entertained in the cafeterai by the performing arts groups including band, orchestra, chorus and drama. They will also tour the school as they visit the Fine & Practical Arts classrooms: Art, Business & Information Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences and Technology Exploration.

Twain Middle School will be hosting an Elective Extravaganza for its feeder elementary schools: Bush Hill, Cameron, Clermont, Franconia, Lane, Mount Eagle, Rose Hill, and Springfield Estates. The purpose of this event is to introduce the sixth graders or rising seventh graders to the various choices available as they select their electives for seventh grade.

Students will be entertained in the cafeterai by the performing arts groups including band, orchestra, chorus and drama. They will also tour the school as they visit the Fine & Practical Arts classrooms: Art, Business & Information Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences and Technology Exploration.

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, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Advocates Needed for Elderly

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities throughout the area. Training is provided in spring 2013. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Give Caregivers a Break

Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.