Manassas Journal Messenger | Its My Town

Kelly Goddard, manager of Skate-N-Fun Zone, 7878 Sudley Road in Manassas is conducting a benefit Hurricane Relief Skate from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $4 and 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to the Prince William Chapter of the American Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Effort. For more information, call (703) 361-7465.

The Manassas Area Vision Impaired Support Group will meet Sept. 21 to hear Nancy Buck speak on the National Library Service’s Outreach Program of books on tape for the blind and handicapped.

Buck is a librarian with the Outreach Program at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

The support group, which usually meets the third Monday of each month, is meeting Wednesday this month to accommodate Buck.

The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Park West Lions Club building, 8620 Sunnygate Drive in Manassas. For more information, call Nancy Cota at (703) 368-1721.

Registrations are being accepted from area educators for free cultural training courses beginning in October and November. Developed by Northern Virginia Community College, Cultural Awareness in Student Engagement courses qualify for professional development points for teacher recertification with the Virginia Department of Education.

Funded by a $154,463 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the training is open to all K-12 educators in public and private schools in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

Educators can get more information and register for classes by calling Patti Emmons at (703) 878-5677. The first course will be “Classroom Gang Management” which will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. for six Thursdays starting Oct. 6.

Students and recent alumni from Woodbridge, Stonewall Jackson and Seton are among 25 schools that will be part of a Hurricane Katrina Aid Show to benefit families who have been displaced by the hurricane.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraphy Road, Alexandria.

… Admission is a donation of $10.

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