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2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Program Focuses on the Impact of Technology in Children’s Lives

Program Focuses on the Impact of Technology in Children’s Lives

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- “Parent Program: Social Networking, Cyber Bullying & Understanding the Importance of a Positive Online Digital Reputation” will be held on Wednesday, January 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE.

This free program will provide information about the latest trends in social networking, Facebook, cyber bullying, texting, sexting, GPS tracking and the effects on teens.  Participants will also learn how to monitor their child’s technology use and ways to manage their digital footprint. 

The course is free and open to all parents and others invested in our children’s welfare.  Please register in advance by calling Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or by visiting www.viennava.gov.

Clouds at the Corcoran

Clouds at the Corcoran

Saturday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m- 12 p.m. 

5-7 year olds

Soar up, up, and away to explore the different types of clouds floating in the Corcoran! Discover the variety of ways to visually represent clouds in the special exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud, then use your sky-high inspiration to create your own mixed-media clouds in the studio. For more information, visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/clouds-at-the-corcoran.

Making the Indoors Fun!

The freezing temperatures have turned long walks with your dog into quick sprints to get in and out of the cold. But being indoors with your pet can be fun too. Here are some alternatives to outdoor exercise that can help keep your dog entertained and keep you inside your cozy, heated house:

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Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

From Fairfax County Department of Family Services:

According to the Farmers' Almanac, our area will have an average winter this year. Although area schools often shut down when it snows, most businesses stay open. This means parents often face a child care dilemma on snow days when they have to work but elementary schools are closed. The Fairfax County Office for Children can help families find care for their children this winter.

"The key is to plan ahead and arrange for care now, before it snows," says the Office for Children’s Acting Director Anne-Marie Twohie. She explains that parents can find child care professionals near their home or office on the Office for Children’s Web site.

Family Skating at Vienna Community Center Coming Soon

Family Skating at Vienna Community Center Coming Soon

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Family Skate Night will be held on Fridays, January 14 through March 25, 2011 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, S.E.  (No skating January 28 and February 25.)

Admission is $1 per person.  Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates (no scooters) and safety equipment.  Parents are required to stay with their children and are welcome to participate.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

SHARE, Inc. Collects Personal Hygiene Products at Salon Daniel

SHARE, Inc. Collects Personal Hygiene Products at Salon Daniel

Drop off Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper at Local Salon

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. is collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, hair brushes and other personal hygiene products now through Dec. 31 for Share, Inc. for McLean, Va.  For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.