Week in Herndon

Herndon-Reston Indivisible to Host a Youth Forum

On July 17, The Education Committee of Herndon-Reston Indivisible (HRI) will host a Youth Forum where young activists will share their stories/experiences on current issues impacting their lives. These young millennials, recognized for their community involvement, will discuss how to tackle key issues facing younger generations. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Sunset Hills Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston.

Following their presentations, there will be a round table discussion by the speakers, and an intergenerational exchange with the audience about the issues raised. The meeting is open to all local residents, elected leaders and the media.

Paul Walsh, leader of the Education Committee, said, “we are excited to host this timely discussion and we invite the entire community to attend.” For more information, email HRI4Education@gmail.com.

Boysko to Host Climate Reality Project Presentation

Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-86) will hold a Climate Reality Project presentation on July 17 at 7 p.m. in the Herndon Town Council Chambers. With seas rising, global heat records falling and more frequent and more devastating storms, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. With clean energy solutions like wind and solar becoming more affordable, batteries getting better and buildings becoming more efficient every year, we can see the way forward. However, we can only move forward together with a deep understanding of the current global situation and the science behind it. The event’s speaker, Paula Clements, completed the Climate Reality Leadership training program under former Vice President and current chairman of the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore. The slideshow presentation depicts the urgency for climate action but is really a message of hope. Come learn what you can do to be a part of the solution and help create a future we can all live with.

Jimmy’s Event to Support Herndon Village Network

Residents enjoying the Third Thursday Arts Crawl on July 19, are invited to stop by Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern to support Herndon Village Network. There will be guest bartending, a raffle, prizes, and lots of community spirit. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Herndon Village Network (HVN) is an integral part of the Herndon community. Through HVN, vetted volunteer drivers provide transportation for senior citizens who reside in the 20170 area. Transportation is available weekdays and weekends, and it includes rides to doctor offices, grocery stores, social engagements, and more. To learn how you may volunteer with HVN, visit with a representative during one or more fun community events held in the heart of downtown Herndon this summer.

  • July 19: Chalk the Town and Third Thursday Arts Crawl, 5-9 p.m. plus a Fun “Find Our Brick 50/50 Fundraiser” at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern

  • Aug. 2: Near Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 16: Third Thursday Arts Crawl, 6-9 p.m.

For more information about Herndon Village Network, visit www.herndonvillagenetwork.org.

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