Worth Noting

Worth Noting



<cal2>The Greenbriar Garden Club will not be holding meetings or Garden Programs during the months of June, July and August so that members may tend their gardens. The next club meeting and Garden Program will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002.

Garden Programs are presented on the fourth Monday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Fairfax, (near the corner of Stringfellow Road and Melville Lane). The programs are free of charge and open to everyone; membership in the Greenbriar Garden Club is not required.

A wide variety of interesting, educational and fun Garden Programs were presented over the past year, including:

"Orchids — Care, Flowering and Enjoyment Year Round" by guest speaker Paul Knight of Merrifield Garden Center;

"Holiday Wreaths for Door or Table" by guest speaker Sue Chamberlain;

"Fragrant Gardens" by guest speaker Karen Rexrode of Windy Hill Plant Farm;

"Spring Wildflowers and Birds of the Potomac Valley" by guest speaker Dr. Stanwyn Shetler, Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History;

Call Toni Moriarty 703-449-0168.

<cal1>JUNE 7-9

<cal2>Celebrate Fairfax! is Northern Virginia's best entertainment, music and tech festival. This year's event, June 7, 8 and 9, on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, showcases the very best in entertainment, crafts, exhibits, activities, carnival rides and food. This event provides visitors a jam-packed weekend of music and entertainment while it highlights many features that contribute to the quality of life in Fairfax County. More than 2,200 volunteers give their time each year. To volunteer, call 703-324-3247 or visit www.celebratefairfax.com.


<cal2>The annual Clifton Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., outside the Clifton Presbyterian Church, behind the Hermitage Inn. Some 30 families are participating, and food and beverages will be available.

The Lane's Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet on Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. The Light Horse Harry Lee Society of the Children of the American Revolution will be presenting a special program on the U.S. flag. Lane's Mill is a small but 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. Call Lorraine Sims, Chapter Regent, at 703-815-2802 or go to the Web site at www.dar.org. under Chapters.

Classika Theater presents "Thumbelina" on Saturday, June 8 from 10-11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park in Centreville. This performance is made possible through McDonald's Family Restaurants. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

Freedom rings, but not for the enslaved community at Sully. Explore the representative slave quarter and outbuildings to learn of those whose lives were devoid of freedom. To be held at Sully Historic Site on Saturday, June 8, from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $5/adult, $4/student, $3/senior and child. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>JUNE 8-9

<cal2>Babies R Us, the Baby Superstore will hold a Baby Fest the weekend of June 8-9 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be seminars on parenting, special events and more. Located at 13954 Metro Tech Drive, Chantilly.

<cal2>Encore Theatrical Arts Project (ETAP) will thrill their audience with Bound for Broadway, a brand new, creative Broadway-style extravaganza, choreographed and directed by the Internationally renowned Raynor van der Merwe. It will be performed on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center at Annandale campus of the Northern Virginia Community College (8333 Little River Turnpike, NOVA, Annandale). Bound for Broadway is the tale of various students in a school for performing arts, preparing for their final show and their futures. Tickets are $12 for seniors and children, $15 for adults. Group rates are available. For reservations, call 703-222-5511.


<cal2>A Honey Harvest will be held Sunday, June 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Professional beekeeper Dane Hannum will discuss bees and beekeeping and harvest Walney honey the old-fashioned way. Cost is $1/adult. Reservations required. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>MONDAY/JUNE 10

<cal2>A Girl Scout Open House will take place on Monday, June 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Stone Middle School for girls ages 5-18. The open house is for girls attending the following schools: Cub Run Elementary, Deer Park Elementary, Virginia Run Elementary, Stone Middle School and Westfield High School. Information on joining Girl Scouts will be available. Stop by with your daughter to see what Girl Scouting is all about. Stone Middle School is located at 5500 Sully Park Drive in Centreville. Send e-mail to dwhite49@csc.com.

The Prince William Purlers Knitting Guild will meet on Monday, June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. All interested in knitting are welcome to attend.


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

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

The schedule for June and July is as follows:

* Tuesday, June 11 — "Developmental milestones from birth to age one."

* Tuesday, June 18 — "Great books for infants and new moms."

* Tuesday, June 25 — "Kindermusik"

* Tuesday, July 2 — "Infant Massage."

* Tuesday, July 9 — "Choosing Early Education Options."

* 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?)

<cal1>JUNE 11, 12, 13

<cal2>The League of Women Voters members and guests will discuss energy technologies and policies the country might use to address hazards presented by the current and long-term energy situation at June unit meetings. The program will be conducted at 15 Fairfax locations on June 11, 12 and 13, including the Mason District Government Center (June 11 at 9:30 a.m.), Reston Museum (June 12 at 7:30 p.m.), and Beacon Street Restaurant at 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax (June 13 at 6:45 p.m.). 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 and active and informed role in government at all levels. Any citizen of voting age, male or female, may become a League member or participate in its activities.


<cal2>Energy will be the subject of the June meetings of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. The Fairfax Station unit, which encompasses primarily residents of Clifton, Fairfax Station and Burke, will meet on Wednesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to attend. For directions, call the hostess at 703-730-8118 or the membership chair at 703-830-8198.

For a unit meeting at a more convenient day or time, call the League office at 803-658-9150. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Any person of voting age is encouraged to join. The League's Web site is www.lwv.fairfax.org.


<cal2>Fairfax Symphony "OTO Woodwind Quartet" will perform on Saturday, June 15 from 10-11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. The Fairfax Symphony's OTO Woodwind Quartet will perform "Peter and the Wolf" and "Maple Leaf Rag." Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 16

<cal2>The 29th Annual Antique Car Show will take place on Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. More than 400 antique and classic cars from almost every manufacturer will fill the grounds and compete for awards in all classes. There will be a flea market with more than 100 crafts and antique vendors. The 2002 limited edition collectable car show pins will be available from the Car Club for $5. Music will be provided by the Fairfax Symphony Dixieland Band (2 p.m.) and the Jumpin' Jupiter '50s rock and roll band (11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.). The show is co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the George Washington Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America. Cost is $7/adults, $6/senior, $4/child. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal2>The Center for Ballet Arts will present Concert 2002, "A Tribute to America" on Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax High School Theatre, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The program will feature classical ballet selections "La Fille Mal Gardee," ("The Badly Guarded Daughter"), "Cakewalk" and "Paquita," which will be performed by the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax. Highlights will include tap, jazz and modern pieces presenting various Americana themes, ending with a grand finale paying tribute to the Armed Forces of the USA. Tickets are available at the Center for Ballet Arts in Fairfax at $10/adults, $9/students, $8/children (12 and under) and seniors (60 and older), or at the door on performance day. (Seating is reserved.) Call 703-273-5344.


<cal2>Evening Explorations: Civil War Soldiers' Life will be held Wednesday, June 19 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Talk with a soldier and learn about life during the Civil War. Uniformed re-enactors will present rifle firing demonstrations, discuss equipment and answer questions. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>JUNE 21-22

<cal2>The Alliance Theatre will present "I Hate Hamlet" on June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. as well as Sunday matinees on June 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at Chantilly High School. The show is directed by Pat Kallman and produced by Elaine Wilson. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more are $7/each. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or 1-800-955-5566.

The story is about Andrew, a young TV actor who relocates to New York where he is offered the part of Hamlet. He hates Hamlet but needs the work. He rents an apartment once inhabited by John Barrymore. When Andrew tries to get out of playing Hamlet, the ghost of Barrymore materializes. The mental and physical sword play begins. Barrymore, fortified with champagne and ego, takes over Andrew's life, his girlfriend, his agent, his producer and his apartment. "I Hate Hamlet" is a comic salute to art, love and life.


<cal2>The Chantilly community of Greenbriar will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a make-up date for the yard sale rained out on May 18. Many of the 1,900 homes in the community will be participating. Greenbriar is on Route 50 just west of the Fairfax County Parkway. The community is also accessible from Stringfellow Road at the intersections of Melville Lane, Poplar Tree Road and Point Pleasant Drive.

Puppeteer Bob Brown presents "Pandemonium," interactive tales featuring performing pandas, a Chinese dragon, acrobats, jugglers and a Chinese puzzle box. To be held on Saturday, June 22 from 10-11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 23

<cal2>For the Love of Art! A Day with Four Local Art Organizations will take place on Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in the Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, in Old Town Manassas. The Centreville Regional Art Guild will participate in a day-long art event with the Manassas Art Guild, the Prince William Art Society, and the Piedmont Artists League. Artworks will be for sale, artists will be doing demonstrations, and there will be live music by local groups. Raffles throughout the day. Free admission. Contact Amy Mann at 703-631-1856 or Corinna Lyon at 703-361-9470.

<cal1>JUNE 25-28

<cal2>Sully History Camp — History Hoppers will be explored for children ages 5-6 From Wednesday to Friday, June 25-28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Sully Historic Site. Children hop into history and enjoy games and activities of the past. Register by June 21. Cost is $45/child. Call 703-437-1794.


<cal2>Evening Explorations: Pond Life will be explored on Wednesday, June 26 from 7-8 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Join a naturalist in discovering the animals and plants that depend on the pond for life. Free. Call 703-631-0013.


<cal2>A Serpent Search will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 1-3 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey. Head out into the outback searching, capturing, identifying and releasing snakes. Cost is $5. Call 703-631-0013.

The Fairfax Symphony "OTO Percussion Duo" will perform on Saturday, June 29 from 10-11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Drums, the marimba and other instruments lead students on a journey through "What is Rhythm?" Free. Call 703-631-0013.


<cal2>This year is the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Clifton. This Fourth of July weekend Clifton will step back in time and become a "Norman Rockwell" painting. The fun will start on July 4 with a sunrise nature walk, a parade at noon, and fun and games in the park for children and adults alike. The day will end with an old-fashioned picnic around the gazebo. On Friday evening there will be musical entertainment under the stars at the barn with food available. On Saturday, a time capsule will be buried, a town clock will be dedicated and there will be tours of the town. In addition, there will be historic displays and commemorative mugs, posters and T-shirts.

<cal1>SUMMER 2002

<cal2>Take the stage in the Pied Piper Theatre Summer Camps. Camps are available for ages 5-18 and are offered in both Manassas and Woodbridge. Theatre Express! for ages 8-12 is a musical theater day camp which runs for two weeks. Students receive training in acting, improvisation, voice, dance and stage combat in the morning session with a musical production class in the afternoon. Footlights and Fairy Tales is a beginning musical theater experience for ages 5-7. Will Shakespeare's Excellent Adventure and the murder mystery workshop Whodunit? are offered for teens ages 13-18. Voice for Actors and Acting for the Camera are new this season and are added to the How to Audition classes. For a brochure or to register, call 703-330-ARTS.


<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 located at 5690 Sully Road, in Centreville. Call 703-378-9213.

<cal1>Persons 50 or over who are looking for permanent work in the Northern Virginia area 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 that offer immediate employment in Northern Virginia. To schedule an interview with a job counselor, call SER Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 703-750-1936.