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August 8, 2002

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 10

<cal2>Fairfax Symphony OTO Brass Quintet. Explore the designs of brass instruments as the Fairfax Symphony’s Brass Quintet demonstrates how valves, slides and tubing shape musical tones. This performance at E.C. Lawrence Park is from 7-8 p.m. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>TUESDAY, AUG. 13

<cal2>The New Mothers Luncheon Group in Northern Virginia is into its summer 2002 series. It's an opportunity for mothers and their infants (up to 8 months old) to get together for lunch, a speaker and fun. The group meets every Tuesday at Seasons Restaurant in Fairfax City, with a different program each week.

Reservations are required for all luncheons. Contact Rochelle Goldberg at 703-961-9179 or at eventbuilders@hotmail.com

The schedule is as follows:

* Tuesday, Aug. 13 — "Early Infant Communication" — Diane Robey, MS, CCC.

* Tuesday, Aug. 20 — "Babyproofing Your House" — Michalene Roeth, Baby Be Secure.

* Tuesday, Aug. 27 —"Safety Concerns In and Around Your House" — Officer Liz Barrington, Fair Oaks Crime Prevention Office.

* Tuesday, Sept. 3 — "Post Partum Depression, Your Questions Answered" — Brenda Gillette, MA.

* Tuesday, Sept. 10 — "Attachment: What it is and why it is important" — Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.

* Tuesday, Sept. 17 — No Lunch

* Tuesday, Sept. 24 — "Choosing Childcare" — Helen Brewer-Irons and Helen McCane, Fairfax County Office for Children/CCRS.

<cal1>Aug. 14-15

<cal2>Sully Summer Stories. Children travel back in time at Sully Historic Site listening to stories of America’s past, then continue their discovery of history with a parent-assisted take-home craft. Stories read at 11 a.m. and noon. Reservations are required, $1 per craft. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>THURSDAY/AUG. 15

<cal2>The band Loosely Bound will play at Fat Tuesday's in Fairfax on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9:30 p.m. Their sound is a blend of rock, funk, and soul with a little bit of everything else. They have been playing together in the Richmond area for six months and are now trying to stretch into Northern Virginia. Fat Tuesday's is located at 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax.

<cal1>Saturday, Aug. 17

<cal2>Alice McGill. In “Songs and Tales from African-American folklore and Other Cultures,” From 10-11 a.m., Alice McGill draws from a repertoire of more than 200 stories, chants, songs and rhythms to illustrate the commonality of folk traditions in many ethnic groups. For more information about this free performance at E.C. Lawrence Park, call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>Saturday, Aug. 17

<cal2>Meet Barbie in person at McDonald's. From 10 a.m. to noon at McDonald's of Centreville, 5931 Fort Drive. Bring your favorite Barbie doll and McDonald's will provide a Barbie picture for you to color, and then have Barbie autograph it. Barbie will read stories about herself. Enter drawings for a remote-controlled Barbie Corvette or two Barbie beach Cruisers.

<cal1>AUG. 17-18

<cal2>Model Train Show. Greenberg's model and toy train show will be held on Aug. 17-18 at the Dulles Expo Convention Center, formerly the Capital Expo Center, in Chantilly. The show will feature how-to hobby clinics, a super hobby market offering thousands of model and toy trains and accessories from leading manufacturers, and a "test track." The show also features Michael Solly, author of the new reference guide on Lionel trains from 1987-1995, Conductor Bill shows, and layouts built by the National Capital Trackers and Crescent Model Railroaders and the Prince William county Model Railroad Club and Piedmont Railroaders. The train show runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission for adults is $7 and $2 for children ages 6-12. Scouts in uniform or with an ID and children under 6 are admitted free. Call 703-378-0910 or visit www.greenbergshows.com.

<cal1>MONDAY/AUG. 19

<cal2>Centreville Toastmasters is the place to improve your communication and leadership skills. The club will meet from 7-8:15 p.m. on the following Mondays: Aug. 19, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. These meetings will be at the Centreville Regional Library. Guests are welcome. Prepared speeches, oral evaluations and impromptu speeches (table topics) will be on the agenda.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Evening Explorations: Snakes. Slither and slide by the stage at E.C. Lawrence Park while learning about local snakes. Play games and activities and hear snake stories that separate fact from fiction. This event is Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7-8 p.m. and reservations are required; call 703-631-0013.

<cal2>Amnesty International Meets at Barnes & Noble. Amnesty International, Fairfax branch, will meet at the Fair Lakes Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome for discussion of cases of political and religious oppression around the world. The group will sponsor a table at the Reston Fall Festival, to share information. Write aigroup528@lycos.com. Contact Alice Foltz, Centreville, 703-830-4194.

<cal1>Aug. 21-22

<cal2>The Work of Their Hands. Tasks such as spinning, butter churning, cooking or gardening performed by tenant farmers, indentured servants, and those enslaved at Sully are demonstrated in and around the outbuildings and representative slave quarter of Sully Historic Site. This event is Aug. 21-22 from 11-1 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 24

<cal2>Meadow Wildflower Walk. Late summer is the best time for viewing wildflowers. Walk in the meadows on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9-11 a.m. and around the pond of Cabell’s Mill at E.C. Lawrence Park and observe coneflowers, milkweeds, bush clovers, goldenrods, hawkweeds, and other spectacular plants. Sturdy shoes and a field guide are recommended. Reservations are required for this free event; call 703-631-0013.

Fairfax Symphony’s OTO String Quartet. Come on a musical adventure as the performing techniques and unique qualities of the string instruments are presented at E.C. Lawrence Park on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10-11 a.m. Each instrument takes on a different role in each selection, much like characters in a play. For more information on this free performance, call 703-631-0013.

Ice Cream Making at Sully. Keep the freezer moving and sample flavored "creams" of the 18th century on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Guided tour included; 50 cents for an ice cream sample. $5 for adults, $4 for Students, and $3 for seniors children, call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUG. 25

<cal2>The Fairfax League of Women Voters will hold a tea to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution — women's suffrage. The public is invited to join League members and friends on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2-4:30 p.m., at the Tysons Westpark Hotel, 401 Westpark Drive in McLean. Live music will be provided by recording-artist Michelle Vargo; there'll also be stories from the woman suffrage movement. Cost is $19 and reservations are required; call 703-256-8416 before Aug. 10.

<cal1>Aug. 28-29

<cal2>Games and Pastimes. Roll hoops, spin tops, throw graces or just observe the fun in the pleasant setting of the Sully Historic Site with costumed interpreters from 11-1 p.m. Guided tour included, $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 2

<cal2>A Cruise-In Car Show will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Town of Clifton. Sponsored by Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and The Lions Club of Clifton, the open show will feature competitions for Best of Show, Mayor's Pick and Lion's Pick. Judging is between 1-3 p.m. Food will be provided by The Lions Club. There will be music by C.R.S. Dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Entry fee is $10. Call Steve Dodson at 703-369-2014 or Ed Patton at 540-955-0224.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Classic Car Show and Community Festival. From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will host its 10th Annual Classic Car Show and Community Festival. It will include the car show, bake sale, silent auction, health fair, door prizes, flea market, Brunswick stew, and a live band. Call 703-327-4461.

Vendors wanted for the 10th Annual Classic Car Show/ Flea Market and Crafts Show, Sept. 7, at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Hwy. (Route 50) in Chantilly. Table space will be $12. Call Becky at (703) 631-9896.

The Lane's Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. In celebration of Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23), there will be a special program on the history of the Constitution. Lane's Mill is an active chapter that offers a broad range of programs on historic and natural conservation and preservation, education of our nation's youth and promotion of patriotism and love of country. All prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend the meetings. Refreshments are at 12:30 p.m. Call Lorraine Sims, Chapter Regent, at 703-815-2802, for more information or browse the chapter Web site at www.dar.org. under Chapters.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Runners and walkers are invited to support the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) by participating in the 16th Annual Fair Lakes 8K Race and 2K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m. in Fair Lakes in Fairfax, just off I-66. Entry fee: $20 before Sept. 1, $25 after, $10 Children 12 and under. Free T-shirt, age division prizes, team prizes, random prizes, post-race buffet. Free NMDP blood donor screening over the race weekend. For registration, call 703-631-7535 or visit www.fairlakes.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Sully Quilt Show and Sale. Enjoy the East Coast's largest outdoor quilt show on the grounds of a 1794 house at Sully Historic Site. There will be quilt shops with fabric, patters, notions, and equipment for sale. The collector can invest in a new American-made quilt or in an antique quilt to add a decorative touch to a special room. A tour of the house includes a unique exhibit of quilts, both antique and contemporary. Lectures, demonstrations, children's activities and great music complete the day. The show goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>Sunday, Sept. 8

<cal2>CarrolArt will hold a sale of Nora Carrol's original works of art to benefit House of Ruth in Washington, D.C. The sale will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2-6 p.m. in Clifton. Carrol has been creating abstract and derivative drawings, paintings and multimedia works since the 1970s. Some 30 percent of net proceeds will be donated to House of Ruth, the region's largest provider of services to women and children who are homeless and abused. Reservations are needed. For information, reservations and directions, call 703-815-6178. E-mail: carrolart@laser.net.

<cal1>THURSDAY/SEPT. 12

<cal1>The Fairfax League of Women Voters invites members and guests in the Chantilly and Centreville areas to attend its kick-off meeting for the 2002-03 program year on Thursday, Sept. 12, at either 6:45 p.m., at the Beacon Street Restaurant (13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax) or 9:30 a.m. at another convenient location for area residents. Call 703-658-9150 for location. Guests and new members are especially invited to attend the meeting, which will provide an introduction to the League and its activities. The same program will be conducted at 13 other Fairfax locations on Sept. 10, 11 and 12. Meetings are free and no registration is required. Call 703-658-9150 or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org for further information.

The League is a non-partisan organization that encourages citizens to play an informed and active role in government. Any citizen, male or female, may become a member of the League and participate in its activities. The League prepares and distributes a basic voter information booklet, Facts for Voters, that is available at all County/City libraries.

<cal1>SATURDAY/SEPT. 14

<cal2>Centreville Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Centreville High School, traveling up Union Mill Road, left onto Old Braddock Road to Mountain View School. A review stand for competitive performances will be by Mountain View School. The day will consist of Historic District mini re-enactments, tours, hayrides from the shopping center to the Historic District. There will also be a Centreville firehouse celebration at the firehouse. The Reithoffer Carnival Show will take place Sept. 12-15 in Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center. There will be food, rides, crafts, businesses, flea market finds, entertainment and more. The event is sponsored by dedicated volunteers from the Centreville Community Foundation. Bring the family and be prepared to stay. Sponsors and volunteers are still needed. Your participation is encouraged. Bus routes will be announced. Visit the Web site at www.centrevilleday.com for more details.

<lst>The Centreville Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) will also be sponsoring an Open House during Centreville Day on Saturday, Sept. 14. After the Centreville Day parade, the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department will kick off the official start of Centreville Day with a special flag-raising ceremony and memorial service. Fire Department Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Jerry Foltz will officiate.

During the Open House, there will be equipment displays, exhibits and activities in the bay areas, and fun events for the kids in the parking lot. Kids can shoot water from a fire hose in the target practice event, play bingo for prizes and try their hand at several emergency simulators.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 5

<cal2>Fall for Fairfax. From 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Celebrate Fairfax will host its annual Fall for Fairfax festival on the Ellipse behind the Fairfax County Government Center. The event will include three stages of entertainment, interactive exhibits, pony rides, crafts, scarecrow-making, and hayrides. Admission and parking are free, but there is a charge for some activities. The festival needs volunteers for many of the activities; call 703-324-5303.

<cal1>Saturday/ Oct. 19

<cal2>Watershed Cleanup. Individuals and groups will clean the earth's arteries, by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered, and scaled neighbors. Participants should wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags are provided. Event takes place at E.C. Lawrence Park from 9-11:30 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>October 25-26

<cal2>Gather round the lantern and follow your cloaked guide through the first floor of the house, outbuildings, and representative slave quarter at Sully Historic Site. Meet historical characters that bring history to life with their mysterious stories from Sully's past. Tours are given at timed intervals throughout the evening. Tours begin at 6 p.m., last tour given at 7:15 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required, the cost is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>Saturday, Nov. 2

<cal2>Crafters are needed for the Centreville United Methodist Church Annual Craft Fair and Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Alyson Sengstack at 703-378-2740 or sengstack1@aol.com.

<cal1>Saturday/ Dec. 13 - Sunday/ Dec. 14

<cal2>Tour Sully Historic Site by candlelight and discover the spirit of Christmas past through Sully's 200-year history. Admire the delicate 18th century style decorations while engaging costumed characters. Enjoy the Victorian Christmas tree in the exhibit room. Outside, visit with Confederate troops by campfire as the recreate Christmas in the field. Learn how Sully's enslaved community spent the holidays as you visit the buildings they worked in. Refreshments will be served. Tours begin at 4:30 p.m., and the last house tour begins at 7:15 p.m.. Prepaid reservations are required, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>Friday/ Dec. 27 and Monday/ Dec. 30

<cal2>Enjoy traditional seasonal music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries while seated by the Christmas tree in Sully Historic Site's East Wing exhibit area. Two separate seatings each day at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; seating is limited. House tour included. Refreshments served in the original 18th century kitchen. Prepaid reservations are required, to purchase tickets call 703-708-0861. Tickets are $6 per seat .

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>A Parkinson's disease support group meets the fourth Saturday of each month in the Sully Senior Center at Centreville Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m.-noon. The program is free. The church is at 5690 Sully Road, in Centreville. Call 703-378-9213.

<cal2>Persons 50 or over looking for permanent work in Northern Virginia are invited to seek help from Senior Employment Resources. Since 1983, SER has placed more than 7,700 seniors in area jobs, and many employers need their skills and experience. SER provides job counseling, resume review and fast referral to companies offering immediate employment. To schedule an interview with a job counselor, call SER Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 703-750-1936.