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The Harrison nears completion

Ugly Sweater Animal Adoption Party — The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party Adoption Event Friday and Saturday (Dec. 12 and 13). There will be 40 available cats and kittens and 25 dogs and puppies, many wearing their best holiday sweaters. Dog adoption fees will be reduced to $100 and cat adoption fees will be $50. [Fairfax County]

Rivalry For a Cause — Herndon and South Lakes High Schools are engaging in a competition to see who can collect the most toiletry donations for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. Toiletry donations (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) will be collected at both schools the week of Dec. 15-19. Each item a school collects, regardless of size, will count as one “point” towards the school’s total. The winner will be the high school with the most “points” by tip off of the SLHS-Herndon Boys Basketball game at SLHS on Dec. 19. The principal of the losing school must wear the opposing school’s spirit wear to school on Jan. 5.

Toys For Tots Event Tuesday — Reston Town Center has been participating in the U.S. Marines’ annual Toys for Tots Drive since Dec. 1. The collection will culminate Tuesday, Dec. 16, when U.S. Marines will be on site collecting unwrapped toys and cash donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Reston Town Center]

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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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He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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