Thursday Morning Notes

Herndon-Reston Youth Softball Opens Registration, Announces Scholarships — The Herndon Reston Youth Softball (HRYS) League has opened registration for its spring 2018 season, as well as the opportunity for qualifying families to have their participation fees waived under its new scholarship program. According to the HRYS website, female athletes living in Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax who are enrolled in grades K-12 in school and currently qualify for Free or Reduced School Lunch, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Aid for Dependent Children, Foster Care, or Medicaid may also qualify for the Fairfax County Youth Sports Scholarship Program. HRYS representatives said they will waive registration fees for these athletes. During registration, qualified families need only to check the box “I request a waiver of all fees” during registration. [Herndon-Reston Youth Softball]

Rapper, Actor ‘Common’ Dines In Reston — Of all the places he could chosen, celebrity actor and rapper Common was spotted dining with a party of eight in Reston at Passionfish restaurant, located in the Reston Town Center, this week. Common was in town for the screening of his movie “Black America Again” at the Washington West Film Festival. [Washington Post]

Meet ‘Adoptable Underdogs’ This Weekend — If you’ve been thinking about adopting a rescue dog, you may want to head over to Reston Town Center this Saturday, Nov. 4. The folks from Rural Dog Rescue will be bringing some of their favorite underdogs out to meet potential forever families. The “Home For The Holidays” event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Twitter/Rural Dog Rescue]

 

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