Five Things to Know This Week in Herndon

Nominations being accepted for Mayor's Volunteer Awards; MOMS Club of Herndon to discuss children's nutrition and diet.

1. Nominations are being accepted for the 29th annual Town of Herndon Mayor's Volunteer Appreciation Awards. Nominees are being accepted in the following categories: Outstanding Volunteers, Distinguished Service Award and Corporate Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted through March 18.  

2. Leadership Fairfax is holding an information session on the upcoming Lifetime Leadership Program at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leadership Fairfax offices. The program was created for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership experience and would like to use their knowledge to make a difference in the community. The spring program begins March 20. Click here to learn more. 

3. The MOMS Club of Herndon will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church. This months meeting will discuss children's nutrition and diet, including dietary trends and their impact on children, increases in food allergies among children and more. Click here for RSVP information and more details. 

4. Those looking to help area children can can head to Dominion Power in Herndon at 10 a.m. Thursday to help pack bags of food for children in four Title I schools in the Northern Virginia area. The Weekend Food for Kids program helps ensure children who normally wouldn't have enough food to eat on the weekend have meals. Click here for more information. 

5. The Herndon Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Youth Police Academy. The YPA will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evenings from March 7 through April 11. The class is free. For more information and to download an application, visit the Public Safety section of the Town of Herndon’s website under Crime Prevention. 

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