Mile Run in Reston

To Benefit Needy Kids

The annual Reston Mile, a race for children through high school, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 26 at Reston Town Center.

Alan Webb, a member of the 2004 Olympic team and a graduate of South Lakes High School, will join in the race, which benefits Neediest Kids, an organization that provides students with meals, transportation, eyeglasses, clothes and school supplies.

There will be several races by age category, including a "tot trot," refreshments, awards and special prize drawings. The first 500 registrants will receive a T-shirt.

Runners and their families are encouraged to stay after the race for the 14th annual holiday parade at 11 a.m., photos with Santa from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and a tree lighting and singalong at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.neediestkids.org or www.restontowncenter.com.

Volunteers Needed

For Holiday Surprise

Volunteer Fairfax is asking for volunteers to help surprise more than 2,000 disadvantaged children Dec. 3 with gifts of backpacks filled with toys and school supplies.

People are needed beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 to help decorate classrooms and distribute backpacks. Volunteers can also help students starting at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 3 as they arrive at school to find a backpack at their desks.

Volunteers are needed at Glen Forest, Dogwood, Mount Vernon Woods, Mount Eagle, Riverside and Hybla Valley elementary schools.

Those interested in volunteering should call 703-246-3460 Ext. 7 or send an e-mail to ewhyte@volunteerfairfax.org.

Falls Church Launches

Public Safety Web Site

The city of Falls Church has launched a public safety Web page, www.ci.falls-church.va.us/safety.html, with information on the police department's divisions and programs.

The site allows visitors to get information on everything from the city's criminal investigation unit to services for residents and businesses. Citizens' surveys and complaint forms can also be obtained online.

For more information, call 703-248-5003.

Inn in Fairfax City

Gets New Owner

The historic Bailiwick Inn in Fairfax City has a new owner. Bonnie McDaniel, a Fox News Channel contributor, author and owner of a dessert and catering business, has purchased the Federal-style brick inn at 4023 Chain Bridge Rd., across from the county court complex.

The 11-room bed-and-breakfast and restaurant will house a gourmet bakery and gift shop under McDaniel's ownership, according to a news release. The Bailiwick's restaurant will be named Christina's and will continue to offer its four-course, prix-fixe dinner menu during the week and on weekends. Lunch will be served Wednesday through Friday.

The Bailiwick dates to the turn of the 19th century.

-- Compiled by DIANE MATTINGLY

and STEPHEN C. FEHR