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Learn to Stuff A Scarecrow at Frying Pan Farm Park

This was sent to us by the Fairfax County Park Authority:

Families are invited to Frying Pan Farm Park’s scarecrow making workshop on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Bring an old outfit and a pair of pantyhose to stuff. Create a traditional denim-clad scarecrow, or get creative. Frying Pan will supply materials to give your scarecrow’s face a special touch. Take your scarecrow home to display during Halloween season. Then store it for use next year to protect your garden from unwanted visitors.

This program is held outside the visitor center from 1 to 2 p.m. and again from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants are advised to dress for the weather. The program will be canceled it rains. The cost is $7 per person.

While you’re visiting the farm, take a tractor-drawn wagon ride through the woods and fields. Learn about the park’s diverse plants and animals during this scenic 20-minute ride. Rides are $3 per person.

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This Weekend: Loudoun Ballet Company Presents Deep in the Forest

Deep in the Forest, an original story ballet created by Artistic Director Maureen Miller, premiered in the spring of 2005 with rave reviews. Deep in the Forest tells the story of a fairy princess, her unicorn, a pesky dragon, and a host of woodland characters that are bound to charm audiences of all ages with its happy ending and moral lesson.The inspiration for Deep in the Forest came from Miller's fairy collection, which numbers about 100 pieces. And not surprisingly, many of those fairies were gifts from ballet students over the years.Join LBC and its talented dancers this weekend only Potomac Falls High School. Showtimes are Saturday, October 9, at 1 PM and 4PM. And Sunday, October 10, at 4PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and are general admission. Prices are $15.00 for Adults, and $10.00 for Children (12 & under) & Seniors (60 & above).

Unprecendented Need Expected for Fairfax Holiday Sponsor-a-Family Program

This was sent to us by Heather Webb of Our Daily Bread, Inc.:

FAIRFAX, VA. (October 5, 2010) – Fairfax-based non-profit Our Daily Bread, Inc. (ODB) announces the launch of its 2010 Holiday Program to assist needy families in the Fairfax County area. The organization is seeking individuals, families, companies and community groups to “sponsor” eligible families by providing a Thanksgiving meal, December holiday meal and gifts for children.

ODB operates the Holiday Program through a grant from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Coordinating closely with social workers and community-based organizations who serve families throughout the County, ODB works to ensure that as many eligible families as possible who have been identified as having a great need are able to receive holiday assistance.

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). 

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.

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.