<cal2>DanceAbilities, a therapeutic movement company that offers dance classes to children with special needs, shows the community its dance and movement skills by performing its annual recital on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. The recital entitled "Moving Thru Time" will take the audience on a journey through the many phases and experiences life encompasses including making discoveries, exploring, meeting and overcoming challenges and finding acceptance within oneself. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Call Lynne Bauer at 703-218-0751.
<cal2>The Alliance Theatre will present "I Hate Hamlet" on June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and 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.
<cal2>Sample some of Reston's finest food, while listening to live entertainment at Taste of the Town. The annual event takes place on Saturday, June 22 from 1-10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. More than 30 restaurants offer food and drink samples for $1 each. Live entertainment provided by Mercy Creek at 1:30-2:10 p.m., Cravin' Dogs at 2:30-3:15 p.m., Michael Heaven Project at 3:45-4:30 p.m., Blind Date at 5-6:15 p.m., and Swing Speak with Tom Principato at 7:30-10 p.m. For more information, call 703-707-9045, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.restonchamber.org.
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.
<cal2>A Child Safety Day will take place Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Century 21 New Millennium, next to the Safeway. There will be fire safety demonstrations by the Centreville Fire Department, Child IDs (14 and under) by the Fairfax County Police Department, clown and face painting, popcorn and drinks and raffles. The location is 5109 Westfields Blvd., Centreville. Call 703-818-0111.
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.
<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.
<cal2>A Jimmy Buffett Pre-Concert Party to benefit The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center will take place Monday, June 24, at 8 p.m. at The Shark Club in Centreville. Cost is $10. It will feature St. Somewhere, a band from Knoxville that has opened for four Buffet shows this year. The party is sponsored by Pirates of the Potomac, Parrotheads of the Old Dominion, Rappahannock Area Parrothead Club and The Shark Club. All proceeds will benefit The Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center. The Shark Club is located at 14114 Lee Highway, Centreville. Call 703-266-1888.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The schedule for June and July is as follows:
* 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?)
<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.
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<cal 2>Fairfax County police will participate in the "Tip-a-Cop" event on Thursday, June 27, from 4-10 p.m., at Glory Days Grill in the Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center, 13850-A Braddock Road in Centreville. It teams law-enforcement personnel with waiters and waitresses to greet patrons, serve customers and bus tables to raise money for the Virginia Special Olympics. Also participating are members of the county Sheriff's Office, City of Fairfax police, Virginia State Police and the U.S. Army military police.
<cal2>Let Fairfax County's finest wait on you hand and foot. Visit Glory Days Grill in the Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center for Tip A Cop. The event will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 4 p.m. to midnight. All tips collected that night will go to the Special Olympics. Join morning radio personality Mark Kessler from Classic Rock 94.7 as he performs the guest bartender duties for this event.
<cal2>Celebrate America with "Food for Flags" on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfax Towne Center Safeway on West Ox Road. Free flags and T-shirts for your nonperishable food donations (to The Mott Center of Fairfax County). The food will be distributed to the Lincoln, Lewis, Vannoy and other communities in Area IV of Fairfax County.
<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.
<cal2>Centreville Toastmasters is the place to improve your communication and leadership skills. The club will be meeting from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on the following Mondays — July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. These meetings will be held at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Guests are welcome. Prepared speeches, oral evaluations and impromptu speeches (Table Topics) will be on the agenda.
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<cal2>Children’s Music Camp, music, acting and crafts for rising second-graders and older children hosted by Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church. This year’s performance, “The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit” is a musical drama based on the story of David and Goliath. Rehearsals are July 29 - Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Compton Village Community Center in Centreville. The performance will be Aug. 4, at 10 a.m., at Centreville Elementary School. Registration deadline is July 21. Cost for the week: $25 per child or a maximum of $50 per family. Compton Village Community Center, 14401 Compton Village Dr., Centreville, VA. To register or for more information, call 703-378-0121 or 703-978-2948.
<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.