Community News

Community News

Inova Blood Donor Services will conduct a community blood drive Wednesday, June 11 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the United Christian Parish, 2222 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Donating is scheduled at 15-minute intervals and takes about one hour. Appointments can be made with David Roe at 703-860-9430 or e-mail

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health for three days prior to donating. A photo-identification card is required.

Donors will receive a free check of their blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin (iron) level. They will also receive a wallet-sized ID card containing their blood type.

Call Invoa Blood Donor Services at 703-208-7000.

Kids R First will hold its Second Annual Golf Classic at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 27, at South Riding Golfers' Club in Chantilly. Proceeds from the tournament will help to provide school supplies in the fall of 2003 for 10,000 students from families in need in the Dulles corridor area. The golfing package will include a cart equipped with color parview GPS system, continental breakfast, catered lunch, goodie bag, and prizes. Various levels of sponsorship are available for individuals, families, and businesses. A portion of the fee is tax-deductible.

Raffle tickets are being sold for $20 each. The winner will receive a five-day stay for two in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the tournament on June 27. The winner need not be present.

For golfing registration, inquiries about various levels of sponsorship, and purchase of raffle tickets, call 703-860-2255, or e-mail Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Kids R First, P.O. Box 3242, Reston, VA 20195.

The NOVA Career Development Network invites those seeking jobs or career transitions to participate in a weekly networking and job support group. The group meets Tuesday mornings from 10:45 a.m.-noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave. Call Roy Seabolt at 571-263-1430 or e-mail for more information, or visit the Web site at

Learn all about RCC's latest events and course offerings at the new RCC site on RestonWeb at In addition to the CenterStage performance schedule, the site provides a printable registration form, press releases about upcoming events at RCC, links to the Reston Multicultural Festival Web site and to RestonWeb, and directions to both RCC facilities. Visit RestonWeb at

Reston Festival 2003 will take place July 12-13 at the Reston Town Center. Those interested in becoming a volunteer, sponsor, entertainer, food and craft vendor, call 703-435-7989 or visit

Three Wishes Program makes power wheelchairs available to senior citizens (65 years and up) and the permanently disabled with no cost to the recipient if they qualify. The power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. Call 800-451-0971 for more information.

Individuals age 50 and above looking for permanent employment are encouraged to call Senior Employment Resources at 703-750-1936, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for an interview.

The Northern Virginia Family Service needs foster families for abused and neglected children. African-American families are particularly needed. Help is needed in both full-time and short-term programs. Training, support and financial compensation will be provided. For more information about the Northern Virginia Family Service, call 703-533-9727 or e-mail