Community, Feb. 18-24

Community, Feb. 18-24

Send information to or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday. Photos/artwork welcome.

The Herndon Police Department is now seeking children ages 14-17 to attend the Youth Police Academy on Thursday evenings, March 5-May 7, 6-8 p.m. at the Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway. The Youth Police Academy is a 10-week program that offers area teens a better understanding of the Police Department and a greater awareness of the daily challenges faced by police officers. Fee: $10. Applicants must provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance into the program is subject to review of applicant’s criminal record and police contact history. For an application visit or contact PFC Christopher W. Farbry at 703-435-3134 or

The American Legion, Wayne M. Kidwell, Post voted to donate a total of $7,000 dollars to the following Veteran organizations: VA Veterans Care Center, DC VA Medical Center, Angel of Mercy, Marine Semper Fi Fund and Fisher House Foundations. These funds were raised during the Memorial Day Poppy Campaign and Snow Cone sales at the

Herndon Festival last year. In addition to the organizations above, a donation will also be made to the Herndon High School Naval Junior ROTC in appreciation for all the help they provide the Post throughout the year.

Partial scholarships are available for new English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Northern Virginia Community College and The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce are now enrolling qualified participants for new ESL for Employment classes that start in February. To qualify for the matching scholarship, applicants need to be from moderate-income households, complete NOVA's ESL screening test and present documentation needed to work for U.S. employers. To learn more about any of NOVA's 8 ESL for Employment class locations for the Spring 2009 semester, call 703-764-7779 or e-mail

The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking residents to attend the upcoming Spring Citizens Police Academy, held Thursday evenings March 12-May 16, 6:30-10 p.m. The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program and classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Topics include SWAT and special operations, gangs, 911 communications center, patrol, crime prevention, crime scene, identity theft and a tour of the Adult Detention Center. The program is offered free of charge. Applicants must live or work in Fairfax County, be 18 and provide their own transportation. E-mail or call 703-280-0713 for applications.

Mothers First-Herndon/Reston is a nonprofit support organization helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are on the first and second Wednesdays of each month at 10 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Mothers First will go on a field trip to the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum Feb. 18, 4:15 p.m. RSVP to 703-467-0391.

Square dances at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon, every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for non-seniors. Call 703-464-6200.

Latin movement classes at Dance With Me Ballroom Dance Studio. No partner needed. Cuban motion, free style dancing and dance styling taught plus a fun exercise. Drop-in every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The studio is located at the border of Reston and Herndon at 251 Sunset Park Drive. Visit or call 703-444-3061.

Senior swim time at the Herndon Community Center Pool for a reduced rate of $2 all day on Tuesdays. Pool is at the Herndon Community Center at 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Call 703-787-7300.

Teen Friday Nights for middle school students every Friday at the Herndon Community Center, 8-10:30 p.m. Events include exclusive use of the teen room and game room. There will be room to dance and mingle with friends. Tickets will be sold at Herndon Middle School the Thursday and Friday before; students must show school ID or have a parent present when purchasing admission at the door. $4 in advance and $5 at the door.