Members of the W.T. Woodson High School Class of 1978 are urged to send their names and telephone numbers to the Homecoming Ten Year Reunion Committee to expedite plans for the reunion, schedules for next October. Call Ken Rochester at 280-4304 or Nancy Tompkins at 683-1951.
After-school and weekend sports and recreational activities at many Fairfax school gymnasiums are free of charge for children and teen-agers in Fairfax County through March, sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Recreation and Community Services. For children of elementary school ages, indoor sports, games and arts and crafts are supervised for two hours after school at 40 county elementary schools until March 4. Register by calling 246-5027 or 246-5515 during business hours.
Intermediate and high school age youths may drop in to play basketball at 53 school locations each Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. until March 20. Adults are also welcome at the high school locations. Call 246-5515 or 246-5517 during business hours to sign up. Youths of the same age group are encouraged to take advantage of any of 30 centers open from 6:30 to 10:30. p.m. Saturdays through March 19. The centers feature bumper pool, pool, Ping-Pong, basketball, tournaments, parties and more. For more information, call 246-5515 or 246-5518.
Children of various ages in Alexandria are invited to attend any of several free holiday parties and activities sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation during the week before Christmas. A Christmas play will be given from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday for children ages 13 and under, sponsored by the Charles Houston Recreation Center's Teen Club. Contact Lucky Elliott at 838-4815. The center is at 901 Wythe St. From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, children ages 3 to 16 can enter the Most Original Christmas Card Contest, enjoy a gift exchange, and munch on refreshments at the George Mason After-School Center. Call Sandy or Carmen at 549-9340.
Several events are planned on Tuesday. Children ages 5 to 12 can dance to Christmas music from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 3600 Commonwealth Ave. Call Jessica Reid at 836-2370. Down the street at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, children ages 13 and under are invited to enjoy a holiday party where the featured event will be making crafts, alone or accompanied by parents, from 4 to 6 p.m. The center is at 2601 Commonwealth Ave. Call Margaret Orlando at 838-4825. At Maury After-School Center, 600 Russell Rd., children ages 5 to 12 can take part in a Christmas Picture Contest, hear Christmas music and stories, exchange gifts and visit with Santa from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call Bucky Poston at 836-9606. A holiday affair for children ages 13 and under will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Dr. Call Ron Spinner at 838-4818. Lastly, a magician or balloonologist and Christmas card contest will be the main activities for children ages 5 to 12 from 3:15 to 6:15 at MacArthur After-School Center, 1107 Janney's La. Call Courtney Brooks or Gloria Holmes at 751-3121.
Registration is going on now for winter classes in arts and crafts, pottery, dance, physical fitness and more, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department. Senior citizens may register for most classes free of charge. For information, visit the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., or call 255-6360.