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Child Passenger Saftey Week

This was sent to us by the Herndon Police Department:

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 3 to 6 and 8 to 14. That’s why the Herndon Police Department is urging all parents and caregivers to attend the “National Seat Check Saturday” event on September 25, 2010.  As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25, 2010)

The Herndon Police Department will have certified technicians available to provide on-site child safety seat inspections and education from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 494 Elden Street (K-Mart Shopping Center) and 2:00 – 5:00 pm at 1086 Elden Street (Dulles Park Shopping Center). 

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

NatureFest 2010: Connecting to Nature

On Sunday, September 19, The Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring NatureFest 2010 at the Runnymede Park. The event will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and include 12 different stations throughout the park with hands-on activities and crafts. You will get a passport at the beginning of the event and get stamped at each station.  Be sure to get your stamp because you get a prize at the end of the day for a completed passport! There will also be food provided by JJ Deli.

Stations include the following:

Honey Bees
Meadow Adventures
Web of Life
Herndon Farm Life
Life in the Stream (fish shocking)
Native Plants
Forest Habitat
Fairfax County Wildlife Mgmt
Water Quality(Little Critters)

Living Well Expo Coming Soon to Herndon

This was sent to us by Marion Myers of Myers Public Relations, LLC:

Announcing The Living Well Expo, the area's first region-wide health expo! Held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, presented by Title Sponsor Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, The Living Well Expo will bring together area residents and health care professionals and organizations under one roof for an entire day.  The Expo with feature health care exhibitors, interactive health & fitness demonstrations, a healthy food stage featuring demonstrations and cook-offs, free health screenings, entertainment, food, and much more!  We are also pleased to announce that Radio Disney will be prominently featured, bringing their "Move It" campaign to the Expo.  This event will be free to the public.

Herndon Community Center Introduces Revised Fees

The Herndon Community Center continues to offer classes for all ages and all interests. These classes are year round and give you the opportunity to learn some new skills or improve on the ones you have for a variety of different activities. Starting on September 7, the Herndon Community Center will have revised fees for admission and passes. Also, the center hours starting on September 7 are as follows:

Monday – Friday               6:00 a.m.

Road Paving in Progress

Work on the annual asphalt repaving project began on Monday. The repaving project is aimed to improve the safety of the streets of Herndon.

Herndon residents should be aware of alternate routes during the paving to avoid delays. While notices will be posted door-to-door, you can call 703-435-6860, the Herndon Maintenance Facility, Public Works, for more information.

Paving on Van Buren Street between Elden and Monrore streets and northbound lanes from the intersection of Spring and Van Buren streets to the W&OD trail are in the course of planning.

Commander Swim Season Coming Up

The 2010-2011 swim season is right around the corner. Head coach, Bruce Andersen, is holding a mandatory meeting for all Commander parents on September 8.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Avenue. For more information about the swim team you can contact Coach Anderson at Bruce.Andersen@herndon-va.gov or call him at 703-435-6800 X 2122.