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Come Play Some Drums Tonight!

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. there is a drum circle at Lake Fairfax in Herndon, VA. It will take place by the lake near the dock. To get there, you just pass the water park, and the drum circle will be before the picnic areas by the merry-go-round. Feel free to bring some extra instruments if you have them and something to sit on. Get ready to play some beats!

Herndon Bartenders Arrested For Fire Breathing Trick

HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) -- It's a trick bartenders have performed at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern for 13 years. But on July 24, two bartenders were arrested after performing a fire breathing trick.

"They're more than bartenders. They're entertainers," says Jimmy Cirrito, bar owner.

Cirrito says after 12:30 a.m. on July 24, the two bartenders performed the trick and then were arrested.

Justin Fedorchak, 29, and Tegee Rogers, 33, are charged with three felonies:

-- Manufacturing and using an explosive device.

-- Setting a fire capable of spreading.

-- Burning or destroying a meeting house.

They were also charged with several misdemeanors by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Cirrito says the charges are all wrong.

"There was no fire. Nothing caught on fire. The fire just dissolves in the air," he says.

WUSA's Angie Goff and husband find out if they're having a boy or a girl

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Having a baby is one of the biggest life changing events a woman can go through.   Its exciting, scary and wonderful all at the same time. One of the biggest discoveries along the way is finding out if youre having a boy or a girl.  Channel 9's Angie Goff is letting us follow along with her pregnancy and their big discovery.

MORE: Follow Angie's Pregnancy Online at Oh My Baby  

VIDEO: Angie announces she's expecting on the Morning Show

Written by Peggy Fox

9NEWS NOW and wusa9.com



Community Center Holiday Closures

The Herndon Community Center will be closed August 28, 29 and September 4 through 6 for the Labor Day holiday. The center will be open on August 30 through September 3, but there will be limited operating hours on these days to only accept registrations for Fall programs or classes, admission sales and passes. The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

During the center closures there will be no programs or classes and the facilities will be closed for public use. If you would like more information, you can call the center at 703-787-7300.

Smart Markets to Continue Through October 29

Smart Markets Inc., founded in early 2008 by Jean Janssen, is the newest group of farmer’s markets to the Northern Virginia area. Janssen herself has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 25 years. These markets serve Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Gainesville, Herndon, Oakton and Reston and provide guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets.

Some vendors at the Centreville Market include Angelic Beef, Bonjour La Parisienne, Jose’s Produce, Tommy V’s Fresh Salsa, and many more. For a full list of vendors visit http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html.

Come check out the Centreville Market any Friday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Center now through October 29th!

Next Steps in Herndon’s Downtown Master Plan

Herndon is in the midst of a major Downtown Master Planning effort. The Town Council has appointed a Steering Committee and a consultant team through a competitive process. Tonight the Planning Commission plans to hold a public hearing on the Downtown Master Plan at 7:00 p.m. in the Ingram Council Chambers at 765 Lynn Street in Herndon, VA. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

This past June, the Town Council remanded the Downtown Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Planning Commission for more consideration. Tonight the public hearing will go over several key points and move towards final revisions. The complete Downtown Master Plan will ultimately determine the future of downtown Herndon.

Local Car Company Sets All-Time Sales Record

Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered right in our hometown of Herndon, VA. They reported today, a July 2010 sales of 23,880 units (that’s a 16% increase from last year!). It also marked the 13th consecutive month of sales growth for the company.

July was the best sales month for Volkswagen since December 2005. Volkswagen sells a variety of vehicles from the Eos, Golf, New Beetle convertible, New Beetle, Passat, Jetta, GTI, Jetta SportWagen, Passat Wagan, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and the Routan. The Volkswagen CC, Jetta, Golf, Routan, and Tiguan all showed outstanding records for the past month and it looks like the company’s growth strategy is making solid strides.