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Hertiage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg, will be holding bingo, Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., to benefit the school's Project Graduation. Play all night for $10, includes prizes. Donations for local businesses for Project Graduation, an alcohol- and drug-free event also welcome. Contact Cynthia Harvey at 703-443-8459.

Village Green Day School at Lowes Island is holding the following events:

* Wednesday, Jan. 18, an information night for preschool, junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and Montessori programs, from 7:30-9 p.m. RSVP preferred, call 703-404-4200.

* Monday, Jan. 30, annual open house, from 1-3 p.m. RSVP preferred, call 703-404-4200.

The Sully Elementary School PTO presents Circus on Strings, performed by Susan Wall's Carousel Puppets Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. The proceeds from this performance will go toward Discovery Park, the new science park and playground at Sully Elementary School. Free finger puppets for all children. Includes an opportunity to win a free marionette.

The admission price is $8 per person at the door. Children under 2 are admitted free. This event is open to the general public. This interactive program is suitable for all ages. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale.

Contact Valerie Petrey at 703-787-8931, or Peter Kronenberg at 703-444-9484,

Potomac Falls High School will be holding Parent Date Night Jan. 28, from 6-10 p.m. Children, 3-10 years old, will be supervised by PTSO (Parent/Teacher/Student Organization) parents and PFHS Key Club students, while enjoying two moon bounces, basketball, limbo, board games, crafts, face painting and a movie.

Preregistration encouraged but not required. Form on PFHS/PTSO Web page, either fax to PFHS at 703-444-7552 or bring it the night of event.

Fee per child for entire evening is $10 per first child; $7 per sibling. Children must be potty-trained, illness-free and need to bring a peanut-free snack and water in a disposable bag marked with name.

This is a fund-raiser for the PTSO and a community-service opportunity for the PFHS Key Club students.

Dominion High School will hold a fund-raiser Thursday, Feb. 16, featuring the Harlem Rockets and with Outback Steakhouse providing steak, chicken, baked potato and Caesar salad, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Dominion High School cafeteria. At 7 p.m., the Harlem Rockets bring their brand of "Showtime Basketball" to the court to play the Seneca Ridge "Dream Team" of teachers and staff.

Tickets for each component of this evening may be purchased separately. Immediate families Ñ parents and children Ñ may purchase a family meal deal for $35. Individual tickets are priced at $6 for children, 12-younger and $15 for adults. Reservation requests may be dropped off at the Dominion High School office or mailed with checks payable to ATLAS, Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling VA 20164. Reservations are required to attend the Outback Dinner.

Harlem Rockets tickets are $6 if purchased prior to Feb. 10 and $8 afterwards. Contact Shawn Stiles for tickets at 703-406-3487 or e-mail

Proceeds from these community events will benefit ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students) at Dominion High School and the Seneca Ridge Middle School PTO.

The Sully Elementary School PTO announces the receipt of a $20,000 donation from the Claude Moore Foundation in support of Discovery Park, the new Science Park and Playground to be built at Sully Elementary School in October 2006.

The check was presented to the project coordinators Peter Kronenberg and Valerie Petrey by Randy Sutliff of the Claude Moore Foundation, in a ceremony held at the school Thursday, Dec. 29.

Discovery Park is a community project to build a science playground at Sully Elementary School. The playground will be available to all members of the community. In addition to serving as a traditional playground, the goal of Discovery Park is to make science more accessible to children on a daily basis and to relate science to their lives.

Belmont Ridge Middle School will hold its next family diversity dinner is planned for Feb. 27. The Belmont Ridge Step Team will perform at that dinner. The school invites the Belmont Ridge community to attend.

Dates for SAT and ACT testing for 2005-2006 have been established for Loudoun County Public Schools. The tests are administered on nationally standardized dates and require advanced registration.

Students may register online or may obtain paper registration materials from the guidance office of each high school. Registration and study information is available at for the SAT and at for the ACT. Students should register at least six weeks in advance of the tests.

Most colleges require SAT or ACT for college admissions. Some colleges also require certain SAT II subject tests for admissions or placement. Students should check with all of the colleges to which they plan to apply to determine which tests are required and preferred.

Students usually register for the SAT or ACT in their junior year and repeat the test in the senior year. Some students elect to take both the SAT and ACT.

The SAT test dates are:

* Jan. 28: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Loudoun Valley High School.

* April 1: SAT only, Loudoun County High School.

* May 6: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Broad Run High School.

* June 3: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Park View High School.

The ACT test date is April 8, Broad Run High School.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. announces the Long & Foster $200,000 Scholarship Program for well-rounded graduating high-school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. The program will award $1,000 each of 200 worthy recipients for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The deadline for applying is March 1 and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the studentÕs name.

Applications for the program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster residential sales offices, from high-school guidance counselors or via Long & FosterÕs Web site at Also visit the Web site for details on eligibility and application requirements.