Wednesday Morning Rundown

Terraset kindergartners ready on first day of school/Credit: Terraset PTA

What’s In A Name: Buzz Aldrin — How did the famous astronaut get a Reston elementary school named for him? This video from Fairfax County Public School explains. [YouTube]

Want To Be A Citizen Firefighter? — Fairfax County Fire & Rescue is forming fall classes for its Citizen Fire & Rescue Academy. Classes meet Thursdays for nine weeks. [Fairfax County]

The Band Will Be By — Saturday is the South Lakes Marching Band’s annual Tag Day. This is the band’s major fundraiser, so if they stop by your home, think about offering a donation. Donations go to help purchase uniforms and equipment.

Justice for John Geer — Maura Harrington, longtime domestic partner of John Geer, a Fairfax County man who was shot and killed by police on Aug. 29, 2013, has sued the Fairfax County police department, the chief and officers John Doe 1, 2 and 3 for gross negligence. She seeks $12 million, but also they wants to get answers. [Washington Post]

Photo: Terraset ES kindergartners ready on first day of school/Credit: Terraset PTA

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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