<cal2>Featuring all the characters from Charles Schulz' timeless cartoon, "Peanuts," Westfield Summer Stage will present "Snoopy! — The Musical." Shows are Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Westfield High. Tickets are $5; call 703-488-6430 for reservations. Some 75 students are involved in this delightful children's musical, and the 90-minute show is appropriate for children of all ages.
<cal2>A Charity Night will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the new Bonefish Grill restaurant, which officially opens on Monday, July 15. For a $20 donation to benefit Virginia Community Hospice, patrons will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Information on hospice care and volunteer opportunities will be provided. No reservation is necessary. Call 703-534-8090. The Bonefish Grill is located at 6315 Multiplex Drive in Centreville, the site of the former Doc Harry's restaurant.
The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Inc. will be holding an open house on Saturday, July 13 from noon to 4 p.m. Watch the action on the operating "HO" scale model railroads of the "Southern Railway" and the "Western North Carolina Railroad". The club is located in the historic Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, located at 231 Dominion Road (at the intersection with Ayr Hill Road) in Vienna. There is no admission charge. More information can be obtained by going to the Web site at www.nvmr.org‚ by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703-938-5157.
<cal2>The musical group Mercury from Chantilly will perform the National Anthem prior to the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Oakland A's on Saturday, July 13 at 7:05 p.m.
<cal2>The Doctors' Speakers Bureau is holding a free workshop on Fibromyalgia on Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library. This workshop emphasizes chronic muscular pain, fatigue, depression and its effects on the body. Participants will gain a better understanding of why they suffer from these symptoms and will be offered non-drug solutions. Seating is limited; call 703-830-5550 to reserve a spot.
<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 email@example.com
July's schedule is as follows:
* Tuesday, July 16 — "Continue to Nurture Your Marriage While Nurturing Your New Baby."
* Tuesday, July 23 — "Making the Transition from Work to Home (and back again?)."
<cal2>Power Yoga with Pilates is being offered Wednesdays, from 10-11:15 a.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, in Clifton. The nine-week session began July 3 and will run through Aug. 28. Cost is $80/nine weeks; $12/drop-ins. Babysitting is provided for $3. The class is intense, high-energy yoga with instruction by an experienced, certified teacher. Call Robin Graine at 703-815-8726 or 707-609-5051, or e-mail her at PilatesRobin@aol.com.
<cal2>The Doctors' Speakers Bureau is holding a free workshop on Balancing Hormones Naturally, on Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library. Participants will learn the cause of symptoms that occur during PMS, and menopausal symptoms, as well as effective, non-drug solutions. Seating is limited; call 703-830-5550 to reserve a spot.
<cal2>The Fairfax Gay and Lesbian Organizing Project Kick-off Picnic will be held Saturday, July 20, from noon-4 p.m., at Nottoway Park in Vienna. Pets and children are welcome. Bring something to grill, and the rest will be provided. For more information, visit www.fglop.org.
<cal1>SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 20-21
<cal2>A two-day Civil War encampment will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. See what life was like for soldiers and civilians in Fairfax County during the Civil War. Learn about different segments of military life as Federal and Confederate troops demonstrate their specialties. Civilians show how home life continued on as husbands, sons and brothers went off to war. Two-day encampment. Cost is $6/adults, $4 seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.
<cal2>Clifton Butterfly Walk — Enjoy a guided walk through the meadows of the Audubon Naturalist Society's Webb Sanctuary in Clifton on Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Look for the varied butterflies that visit the grounds. Bring water and a hat. Free but reservations required. The Webb Sanctuary is located at 12829 Chestnut St., Clifton. Call 301-652-9188, ext. 10.
<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 — July 22, Aug. 5, 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.
<cal2>4 Fun Films Productions, founded by local filmmakers Mark R. Marshall and Jorge Bernardo, presents a unique opportunity for students (high-school and pre-college) to learn the art of filmmaking from concept to completion, all in a fun hands-on environment. A free introductory workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 8-9 p.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. Visit www.bernardoproductions.com and RSVP to 703-715-6615.
<cal2>The sounds of smooth jazz will fill the grand court at Fair Oaks Mall, on Saturday, July 27, from noon-2 p.m., during a free, live concert by Double Digit. Co-hosting is Smooth Jazz 105.9 FM. Smooth Jazz radio personality, Jay Lang, will emcee and will give away prizes, such as free food and bowling, to those attending.
<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.
<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.