County Offers Free 'College' Classes

The fall South County Neighborhood College will begin Sept. 14 at the South County Government Center in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. The deadline for registration is Sept. 9.
Through panel discussions, hands-on activities and field work, participants learn about how local government works. They also are taught about county services, the history and demographics of the area, community resources, cross-cultural dynamics and more.

The classes, which are free, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights Sept. 14 through Nov. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 1.
Organizers include the county Department of Systems Management for Human Services and the Mount Vernon Police Station.
Light meals will be provided. The government center is at 8350 Richmond Hwy. (Route 1). For more information, call 703-704-6700 or send an email to

By Steve Fehr |  September 3, 2005; 7:00 AM ET  | Category:  Government
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