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Teen Activity Program Concludes Camp Run

The Summer Teen Activity Program will hold their 10th and final week of camp Monday, Aug. 24 – Friday, Aug. 28 in the Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC) at the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean).

Teen Activity Program Concludes Camp Run

The Summer Teen Activity Program will hold their 10th and final week of camp Monday, Aug. 24 – Friday, Aug. 28 in the Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC) at the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean).

Teens will enjoy trips, daily snacks and drink, craft projects, games, cooking and use of the computer lab. Pre-registration is required. The program must meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to start date. The fee is $150, $100 for McLean district residents. To register, call the OFTC at 703-448-8336.

Monkey Business Hosts Kids’ Ice Cream Social

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, Monkey Business (442 S. Washington St., Suite A, Falls Church) will host an Ice Cream Social from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for children ages 5 and under. The event, complete with face painting, frozen treats and playtime, costs $8 per child. An RSVP is required, which can be made by calling 703-241-PLAY. For more information, visit monkeybiz4kids.com.

Adult High School Programs Graduate at Woodson

More than 150 adult students participated in a biannual graduation celebration, hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Adult High School Completion program Wednesday, Aug. 12 at W.T. Woodson High School (9525 Main St., Fairfax).

These students completed all requirements for a high school diploma or general equivalency certificate in the past six months. In 2009, 926 students graduated from Woodson Adult High School, the National External Diploma program, or the GED program through FCPS.

Three speakers representing the three programs shared personal stories of how they completed their requirements. For more information, visit www.fccps.edu/woodsonhs.

Working Dogs Visit Rocky Run Middle School

Rising seventh-grade students at Rocky Run Middle School (4400 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly) reinforced their newly-acquired literacy skills as they learned about and met a group of service dogs that visited the school on Friday, Aug. 14.

Students heard from the dog handlers during a panel discussion about the roles their working dogs play in society. Handlers work with a K9 bomb sniffing dog, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) puppies in training, a CCI Hearing Dog, a therapy dog, an Animal Assisted Crisis Response dog and a Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog.

More than 40 students had the opportunity to meet the dogs and hear the handlers discuss their work with the dogs. Students were able to ask questions as well.

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