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For more information and for reservations, call 703-360-6925 or visit http://www.mtvernon-leechamber.org.

Shelters Served Hundreds Of Homeless During Winter

Shelters across the county served 535 homeless people between Dec. 1 and March 31, county officials said.

The hypothermia program is a collaborative effort among 56 faith groups, six businesses, seven civic organizations and Fairfax County, providing more than 2,295 volunteers to operate the shelters during the winter.

The groups and the county are pursuing a long-term strategic plan to end homelessness. Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed a committee to make recommendations for implementing a 10-year plan to end homelessness.

For more information, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless.

Aldie Mill Historic Park Opens for the Season

Aldie Mill Historic Park, a restored and working 19th-century gristmill, opens for the season Saturday at 39401 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. Park hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with grinding demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m. each day.

Admission for adults is $4; ages 6-17, $2; children 5 and younger, free. For more information, call 703-327-9777 or visit http://www.NVRPA.org/aldiemill.

Aquatics Program Wins Government Award

The Fairfax County Park Authority Adapted Aquatics Program was named winner of the Government Award by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) at a three-day conference on volunteerism.

Program volunteers teach preschoolers, children, teens, adults and retirees to cope with a variety of physical and developmental disabilities through swimming.

For more information, visit http://www.vaservice.org.

County Officials to Get Tysons Bicycle Tour

A 7.5-mile bicycle tour of Tysons Corner for county officials will highlight bicycle routes to begin a discussion about making the area more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians.

The tour, for officials only, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. For more information, visit http://www.fabb-bikes.org.


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