Community Notes

Community Notes

<i>Send announcements to the Reston Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, send an e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. </i>

Boys in grades one through five who live in south Reston are invited to attend open houses in September to learn more about Cub Scouts. "Join Scouting Nights" will be held at Terraset School on Sept. 21, both at 7 p.m. A Cub Scout membership table will be part of Back to School Night at Sunrise Valley School on Sept. 21. For more information about Cub Scout opportunities in south Reston, contact B.J. Silvey at 703-860-5141; for north Reston, call Steve Walker at 703-707-9597; or visit the National Capitol Area Council website at

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Steering Committee invites nominations for the 2007 Community Service Awards, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. Awards are based on contributions to the community in support of tolerance and equal opportunities, efforts that reduce poverty and promotion of non-violence and conflict resolution. Nominations for youth, young adults, adults and businesses are due Monday, Oct. 2. For more information, download the Community Service Award materials at or contact Gaea L. Honeycutt at 703-390-6145.

Del. Kenneth R. "Ken" Plum will host a month-long series on transportation issues on his weekly television program, "Virginia Report," on Reston Comcast Channel 28. "Virginia Report" is shown every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and repeated every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. During the next four weeks Plum will have transportation-related conversations with Bob Chase of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance on Sept. 19 and 20, Dennis Morrison, District Administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation on Sept. 26 and 27, and Patty Nicoson of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association on Oct. 3 and 4.

The Vienna Woman’s Club seeks craft vendors for its 46th Annual Harvest Bazaar and Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event features local crafters, bake sale, and children’s activity. Proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund. For information or application, contact Jan Smith at 703-319-0860 or