Falls Church school supply drive runs through Aug. 19

The City of Falls Church Housing and Human Services Department is accepting donations of new school supplies through Aug. 19.

Among the items sought are backpacks, binders, spiral notebooks, compasses, protractors, rulers, pens, markers, highlighters (no crayons or pencils), hand sanitizer, deodorant and tissues. Also accepted are gift cards from stores such as Staples, Giant and CVS

Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. an 5 p.m. at City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Room G04, Falls Church.

For information call 703-248-5005 (TTY 711) or e-mail hhsinfo@fallschurchva.gov.

Walter Alcorn joins Fairfax County Park Authority Board

Walter Alcorn was recently appointed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova to fill a vacancy on the Park Authority Board. The opening was created by Kala Quintana’s resignation to accept a government appointment. Alcorn’s appointment will expire Dec. 31, 2017.

Alcorn, of Reston, is a vice president for environmental affairs and industry sustainability at the Consumer Electronics Association. He served on the Fairfax County Planning Commission from 1997 to 2012. He is president of the Herndon High School PTSA and on the board of directors of AHOME, a nonprofit group that provides free homeownership education classes and pre-purchase counseling to first-time home buyers.

Arts organizations receive Project Support Grants totaling $112,080

The Arts Council of Fairfax County has awarded 17 county nonprofit arts organizations Project Support Grants totaling $112,080 for fiscal 2016.

The awards, funded by a one-time Global Arts Initiative grant to the county’s arts council from the National Endowment for the Arts, will support a variety of projects across different arts disciplines.

The recipients are BalletNova Center for Dance; City of Fairfax Band Association; Classical Ballet Theatre Inc.; Creative Cauldron; Fairfax County Park Foundation; Greater Reston Arts Center ; Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts; Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia; Korean Association of Greater Washington; McLean Project for the Arts; Mosaic Harmony; the Reston Chorale; Virginia Ballet Company and School; Virginia Chamber Orchestra; Voce Inc.; Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; and Workhouse Arts Foundation Inc.

The Project Support Grants program is one of five Arts Council grant programs. For information and a list of the projects, visit artsfairfax.org/grants .

— Compiled by Sarah Lane