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Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

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Fairfax High School Homecoming Parade: Expect Road Delays

City of Fairfax Police would like to remind residents that the Fairfax High School Homecoming Parade commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the school will take place Friday, September 24th. The parade will begin at 4:15 PM, leaving Van Dyck Park where students and alumni will march north on Old Lee Highway to Fairfax High School. Portions of Old Lee Highway will be shut down from approximately 4:00 PM until 5:15 PM. Police will be positioned along the parade route to assist in diverting traffic from the area. Please plan accordingly if you use Old Lee Highway for your travels during the above mentioned times.

A Parent and Caregiver Forum on Teen Abuse of Prescription Medications

This story was sent to us by FCPS Outreach:

Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet? Many teens do. Every day, on average, 2,500 teens abuse prescription drugs to get high for the first time. To educate parents and caregivers on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, Joseph Rannazzisi, a pharmacist, lawyer, Special Agent, and Deputy Assistant Administrator with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will present the current trends of prescription drug abuse affecting our nation’s youth.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theatre on the Fairfax campus. This Forum is a free event and no registration is needed.

Top 20 Comedian at George Mason University

On Thursday, September 14, comedian Steve Hofstetter will be appearing at George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Former columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL, Hofstetter has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Fergunson and E! True Hollywood Story, Comedy All-Stars, White Boyz in the Hood, Quite Frankly, and many more shows. His second album was #20 on the comedy charts and he performs 300 live shows a year. Now is your chance to catch Hofstetter live in Fairfax, VA!

Fairfax High School Seeks Volunteers

The PTSA is seeking volunteers for the "Rebels Reunite." Volunteers are need for Tuesday, August 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A perk for volunteers is that they can come in at 3:00 p.m. to turn in their own forms and get their schedules early with no lines!

Volunteers will help collect forms and give out schedules in the Fairfax High School Auditorium and Cafeteria. PTSA is hoping to get about 30-40 volunteers.

More volunteers are need for September 1-3 when students who could not make it to "Rebels Reunite" are coming to the Main Lobby to get their materials from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you are able to help out you can contact Clare Talbert, PTSA Volunteer Coordinator at: Talbert4fun@msn.com.