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Tickets go on sale Monday, May 20, for the "Magic of Speed & Thro" Magic Show for Children, scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. The duo combine magic with hyperactive zany humor and fun. Tickets are $4 per person, free for children one and under. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Great Falls Park is sponsoring the 2002 Great Falls Junior Ranger Summer Program for children between the ages of 8-14. Children interact with park rangers and participate in activities such as stream exploration, hikes, and other projects that educate young people about the park and the environment. The program offers four sessions, three for children ages 8-11 on June 26-27, July 10-11, and July 24-25, and one on August 7-8 for children ages 12-14. Each session runs for two consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register call 703-285-2964.

The Northern Virginia Family Service CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Award recognizes business operating in Northern Virginia that are leaders in promoting a positive work-like balance for employees through company policies and benefits.

Applications for the 2002 CARE Awards are available now and must be submitted for consideration to Northern Virginia Family Service by July 12. Call 703-533-2595 or e-mail

Applicants are evaluated against other businesses of like size and resources by a committee composed of human resource professionals, previous CARE Award winners and Northern Virginia Family Service staff. CARE Award winners will be recognized at an awards breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

The Vienna Woman's Club is accepting applications for participation in its 42nd Annual Harvest Bazaar. The bazaar will be held at Vienna Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Spaces for the bazaar are limited. Call early for an application. Crafters who make ornaments, decorative items, dolls, toys and wood working are invited to apply. For information and an application, call 703-573-3926.

The Town of Vienna Police Department will be participating in the 2002 Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, along with other police departments throughout the state. The run will begin on June 6 at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington and finish on June 7 in Richmond.

The purpose of the Torch Run is to raise money for Special Olympics, the largest sports program for developmentally disabled children and adults. The Vienna Police Department is asking the community for support through the purchase of Special Olympics T-shirts and hats, available at police headquarters, 215 Center St. S., Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact officer Donna Rippley at 703-255-6366.