County’s neighborhood class will focus on community outreach

Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative and the Brush With Kindness program will be the subjects of this month’s neighborhood informational session.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 202 of the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge.

The free series is designed for residents, civic groups and community leaders to learn effective strategies to address concerns in their communities.

For information, call 703-792-7018, e-mail or visit

SoberRide offering free taxi rides for Fourth of July

To curb drunken driving, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free cab rides July 4 in Prince William County.

The Independence Day SoberRide program will run from 10 p.m. July 4 to 4 a.m. July 5. Residents can call 800-200-TAXI (8294) to get a free cab ride home, up to a $30 fare.

SoberRide will also be available in Arlington, eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and the District. For information, visit

Mend-A-House challenges teams to build with sticks, board, glue

What can you build with 250 ice cream sticks, a foam core board and glue? Project Mend-A-House is sponsoring a contest to find out.

The fundraiser contest is for individuals and teams of up to five people. ProjectMend-A-House provides the kits for $25.

The structures may be any type of house, barn, cabin or garage and must be attached to the foam board. Buildings may be painted, decorated and landscaped.

Winners will be chosen at Taste of the Town in October. For information or to buy a kit, call 703-792-7663.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane