Worth Noting

Worth Noting


<cal2>The Gate Post Estates Homeowners Association is sponsoring its annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, June 2. Items of interest include furniture, tools, toys, crafts, clothing, lawn and garden, books and various household items. The community is located on Route 29 across from Centreville Baptist Church.

A citizens C.P.R. class will be held on Saturday, June 1 at the Old Centreville Road firehouse. It is a non-certification heart saver class. Instruction will be given in adult, infant and child C.P.R. as well as rescue breathing and the Heimlich maneuver. Cost is $25/person. Call 703-830-1479 and leave your name on the C.P.R. line.

Sully District Supervisor Michael R. Frey will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Centreville Regional Library on Saturday, June 1. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with "Reptiles & Amphibians of Fairfax County," a free program presented by staff from E.C. Lawrence Park. "Tell Me a Story" follows at 11 a.m., and the rock band Summer Rain performs at 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the Centreville Regional Art Guild co-sponsors the awards ceremony for the Art & Poetry contest; Frey will present the awards. At 2:30 p.m., the bilingual folk tale "Once Upon a Time in Korea" will be performed. Throughout the festivities, Civil War re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds. Call 703-830-2223.

The fourth annual Crush'n Clays for Kids Clay Target Charity Classic to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will take place Saturday, June 1 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Arlington-Fairfax Izaak Walton League of America in Centreville. This is a clay target shooting event for teams and individuals open to the public. Special guest is Dave Butz, Washington Redskins' all-pro defensive tackle. There will be between 135-195 participants and 60 volunteers and spectators. Sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and the Virginia Shooting Sports Association, the event has raised $60,000 over the last three years for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The address is 14708 Mount Olive Road, Centreville. Call Steve Canale at 703-742-8771 or e-mail scanale@onebox.com.

A Railroad-Theme Photography Competition will take place Saturday, June 1 at the Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in Old Town Manassas. The competition will be judged under the guidance of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club. All entries must have a railroad theme. Entries can be either color or black and white and must be submitted on May 31. Call 703-361-6599.

<cal1>JUNE 1-2

<cal2>Margaret M. Meade of Meade's Art Studio will host her seventh-annual Art Show on June 1-2 at the Sully Station Community Center. Show times are Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The prizes will be given by popular vote in two categories: children up to 11 years, and children over 12. Special prizes will be given for the best paintings in the show. The Sully Station Community Center is located at Westfields Boulevard and Sequoia Farms behind the Safeway.

<cal2>The Historic Town of Occoquan will host a juried Spring Arts and Crafts Show with 350 artisans on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment and plenty of food. The exhibitors come from 41 states to display a selection of handmade wares, fine art and crafts. More than 125 specialty shops and restaurants in the town will also be open. Admission is free. Continuous shuttle bus service available from parking areas at $2 per round trip. Call 703-491-2168.


<cal2>Amputee Support Group of Northern Virginia is a support group for amputees, their families and friends. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Dept. of Rehabilitation Gym Area, Women & Children's Center, First Floor, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. The next meeting is Tuesday, June 4. There is no cost to participants and parking is provided free in the garage for cars displaying handicapped placards or license plates. Contact Irvin Axelrod at 703-222-7120 or email asgnva@earthlink.net.

<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 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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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>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.