Thursday Morning Rundown

Lake Anne from Heron House

Renovations at TJ — New classrooms and labs are now open at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology as part of its $67 million renovation. [Fairfax Times]

Flipping Through Town Center — Ever see a couple of guys vaulting and twisting their way through Reston Town Center? Check out these amazing photos of the Parkour athletes. [Modern Reston]

Silver Line Costs To Rise? — New safety regulations, instilled after the 2009 fatal Metro crash, may cause Silver Line Phase II price tag to rise about $2.7 billion. [WAMU]

Kudos To Police Crime Prevention Program — The Fairfax County Police Department has been approved and re-certified by the Criminal Justice Services Board of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Crime Prevention Community, one of very few in the Commonwealth. [FCPD]

Curtain Up — South Lakes High School’s Theatre Arts Department presents its fall play, The Man Who Came To Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets available online and at the door. [SLHS Theatre Arts]

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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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