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Know of something that should be included in Around Town? Send a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call 703-917-6459.

Teachers receive 25 percent off book purchases and 10 percent off DVDs and music from Sept. 30-October 8 when they present their valid Barnes & Noble Educators Discount Card. Fairfax Barnes & Noble is located at 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. For more call Kris Garst at 703-278-0307.

The Fairfax County Public Library now offers 40 book discussion kits, available for book clubs to check out for six weeks. The kits include 10 copies of a book and support material. Call 703-324-8319 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Northern Virginia Community College offers a new associate degree in information technology that transfers easily to George Mason University. After two years of following NVCC’s associate in science in information technology curriculum, students will be on track to transfer to GMU, where they can complete a bachelor’s degree in information technology in four semesters. To learn more about the new program, visit www.ait.gmu.edu and choose “Transfer Information.”

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Office at Northern Virginia Community College introduces a comprehensive program in conjunction with MedCertify, Inc., for students interested in the growing field of medical coding. This course will be offered through NVCC’s Medical Education Campus. To register or for more information, call 703-822-6523 or visit www.nvcc.edu/medical/continuing.

The Fairfax County Public Library offers children's book discussion kit for book clubs of younger readers to check out. The plastic containers contain 10 copies of the same book as well as discussion questions, information on the author and other support material. They will be available at Fairfax City Regional Library, Kings Park Library and Pohick Regional Library. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Virginia Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R–37) is looking for an intern to work full time during the legislative session and 12-15 hours per week when the Senate is not in session. Interns are asked to answer phones, sort mail, enter computer data, attend meetings, respond to constituent questions and assist with special projects. Apply online at www.cuccinelli.org/intership.shtml or contact Eve Marie Barner at 703-766-0635 for more information.

The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department is seeking craft vendors for a fall festival. All items must be handmade by the vendor. Deadline is open until filled. The application fee is $5. The Fall Festival will be Oct. 14 (rain date Oct. 15). It is a family friendly street festival in the heart of the City of Fairfax. More than 500 juried crafters and food vendors sell wares. Activities include children's rides, pony rides, inflatable games and family entertainment. Vendor spaces are 10x10 and cost is $125. Expected attendance is 20,000. To receive an application, call 703-385-7949 or e-mail lherman@fairfaxva.gov. Applications are also available online at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/ParksRec/VendorInformation.htm.

Fair Oaks Mall added a shopping tool, “My Mall," to its website. Visitors to the site can create a customized shopping list with corresponding coupons and event information. Anyone who builds a shopping trip through My Mall before Sept. 30 is eligible to win a $500 Fair Oaks Mall gift card.

The Fairfax County Public Library now offers free wireless access to the Internet at five branches, including the Chantilly Regional Library, the Pohick Regional Library in Burke, the Reston Regional Library, the Sherwood Regional Library in Alexandria and the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library in Falls Church. The new service allows people to use their Wi-Fi enabled laptops to access the Internet for an unlimited amount of time.

The Women's Center offers career services. For more information, visit www.thewomenscenter.org.