Conservation Alliance lecture to focus on deer management

Managing deer in the suburbs will be the topic of the Prince William Conservation Alliance’s first speaker series Thursday.

Naturalist Charles Smith will discuss the science and politics of managing white-tail deer. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the board chambers, McCoart Government Center, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge.

For information, call 703-499-4954, e-mail or visit

Naturalists to lead walking tour exploring Dove’s Landing

Naturalists from the Prince William Conservation Alliance and the Prince William Wildflower Society will lead a walking tour through the county’s newest park, Dove’s Landing, 9113 Dove’s Lane in Manassas, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The 225-acre park with shoreline along the Occoquan River is slated for passive recreation such as bird-watching and nature walks.

Free cab rides offered
for St. Patrick’s Day

To curb drunken driving, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will be sponsoring free cab rides up to a $30 fare on St. Patrick’s Day.

The St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide will be available in Prince William, Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington counties, as well as the District and in Maryland, from 4 p.m. March 17 to 4 a.m. March 18.

To use the service, call 800-200-TAXI (8294). AT&T wireless customers can also dial #WRAP (9727).

Last year, 606 people used Sober­Ride to get home on St. Patrick’s Day. For information, visit

Marines are fundraising for
Battle of An-Nasiriyah reunion

Marines of Task Force Tarawa are fundraising for their Battle of An-Nasiriyah 10-year reunion March 23 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico.

Organizers have partnered with the Marine Corps Association and Foundation to raise $25,000 for the reunion’s evening social, bus transportation and food. Funds raised above the cost of the event will help pay for veterans’ transportation.

During the battle, 23 soldiers were killed, and Army Spec. Jessica Lynch was captured.

To make a donation, visit or contact LeeAnn Mitchell at or 703-640-0169. For information about the reunion, visit

— Compiled by Sarah Lane