The Prince William Unit of the American Red Cross has announced
its blood drives for the month of April.
The first drive will take place on Monday at the Manassas St. Thomas
United Methodist Church from 2-8 p.m.
The others for the rest of the month are:
· April 7, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Woodbridge from
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
· April 8, Kaiser Permanente in Woodbridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
· April 14, American Legion Post No. 364 in Woodbridge from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
· April 17, Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge from 2-8 p.m.
· April 23, Bethel Lutheran Church in Manassas from 3:30-7:30
p.m. and Congregation Ner Shalom in Dale City from 4-8 p.m.
· April 28, Girl Scout Troop No. 320 in Woodbridge from 8 a.m.
to noon and Knights of Columbus in Dale City from 8 a.m. to noon.
Anyone interested in making a donation should call 1-800 GIVE LIFE to
make an appointment.
The chapter has spent the past 83 years providing vital services to
the community. In addition to the blood collection, the chapter offers 24-hour
disaster relief; armed forces emergency services for members of the military
and their loved ones; a Youth Task Force; an international tracing service;
and health and safety courses.
Six students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community
College have been nominated to “Who’s Who Among Students in American
The 2001 honorees are Sherrie D. Addison, Kristina L. Carver and Mark
A. Polson of Manassas; Rebecca A. Kerns of Gainesville; James C. Brett of
Arlington; and Bellamy W. Brown of Centreville.
Nominations are based on excellence in scholarship, participation and
leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, service to the college,
and potential for future achievement.
Also, Robert G. Lesman, an associate professor of English at the campus,
will read from his new book of poems, “Sky Reports,” on April
17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Colgan Theater. A reception and book signing will
follow immediately afterward in the library with refreshments being served.
The cover of the new book – his second – features “Shanghai Sunrise,”
a mixed media piece by Randy Michener, head of the fine arts program at
Volunteers are needed for a planting project along a stream at Cloverdale
Park in Dale City. The project, known as riparian restoration, will help
stabilize a small stream that feeds into Neabsco Creek. It is planned for
April 21 from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. and a light lunch will be served.
Volunteers are also needed to help determine plant placement at the
site the week prior to the planting and ongoing monitoring of the site.
This is an excellent project for older scouts or high school students who
must complete community service.
Projects such as this decrease soil erosion, provide food and habitat
for wildlife, and moderate stream temperatures. Anyone interested may call