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Cub Scout Pack 893 is beginning another fun-filled year and is looking for more boys to join them. The Pack meets on the first Friday of every month, at 7 p.m., at Centre Ridge Elementary School in the cafeteria. If your son is in first through fifth grade and is interested in becoming a Cub Scout, contact Stephen Hargreaves, Cubmaster, at 703-968-0678, or attend the next meeting on Oct. 4.

<cal2>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.

<cal1>SEPT. 13, 14, 15

<cal2>The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas on Sept. 13, 14 and 15. More than 300 fine artists and craft designers will participate. Live concerts by country music greats Ronnie Milsap and Tammy Cochran. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $7, children under 12 are admitted free. Visit www.SugarloafCrafts.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/SEPT. 14

<cal2>The Centreville American Legion Auxiliary will be collecting unserviceable flags at Centreville Day on Saturday, Sept. 14. Many Americans are showing their patriotism by flying the American flag but many are getting worn and tattered. There is a proper ceremony whereby flags are retired with the dignity they deserve. The Flag Code suggests that "when a flag has served its useful purpose, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning." Bring your flag to the American Legion Auxiliary booth, or contact the number or e-mail for more information. The world's largest patriotic organization of women, the American Legion was founded in 1919 and is open to female relatives of military veterans serving in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama and the Persian Gulf during eligibility dates determined by The American Legion. Female veterans are eligible through their own military service. Call Cindy Adams at 703-818-0518, or e-mail VAUnit1995@aol.com.

<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. 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.

<cal2>The Sounds of America Chorus will present its Annual Show on Saturday, Sept. 14 at The Cramer Center, 9008 Center Street in Manassas. The matinee is at 3 p.m. for $10 or $8 for group of 10 or more. The evening show is at 8 p.m. for $15, or $20 including patron listing. The show features the Sounds of America Chorus and the quartets of Mercury and 50% Off. Call 703-968-0230.

<cal2>In honor of National Assisted Living Week, "The Spirit of Our Nation," The Gardens at Fair Oaks will be celebrating with a Family Carnival on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The carnival is open to all residents, staff, families, social workers, care managers and more. There will be food, games, prizes, costumes, a flower show and fun for all. The Gardens at Fair Oaks is located at 4310 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-278-1001.

<cal2>The Greenbriar Woman's Club will meet on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center. This is the first meeting of the club year. The featured speaker will be Mrs. Dale Fisher, president of the Northern District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs — Virginia. Mrs. Fisher's presentation will cover the history of the Federation and its contributions to communities worldwide. Refreshments will be served. Call Lee Conley at 703-266-7032 or Barbara Cale at 703-378-6009. All women age 18 and above are welcome. The club meets at 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

<cal2>The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Inc. will be holding an open house on Saturday, Sept. 14 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, 231 Dominion Road (at the intersection with Ayr Hill Road) in Vienna. There is no admission charge. Visit the Web site at www.nvmr.org, by e-mail at nvmrinc@hotmail.com or by calling 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

<cal2>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. Jerry Foltz will officiate.

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.

<cal2>Take a walk through the glorious meadows of the Webb Sanctuary in Clifton on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. Look for wildflowers and wildlife and discuss the challenges and benefits of maintaining a meadow. For adults and older children. Cost is $5/members, $7/nonmembers. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Webb Sanctuary is located at 12829 Chestnut St., Clifton, VA. Call 703-803-8400 to register and for directions.

<cal2>The Hospitality Olympics will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. The games feature friendly competition among local Boys and Girls Clubs of the metropolitan area. Olympics events include the luggage pull, tray toting, towel folding, ad drawing and more.

<cal1>SUNDAY/SEPT. 15

<cal2>Explore Bull Run, a major tributary of the Occoquan Reservoir, on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Join a team of naturalists and biologists for a lively walk and informative discussion along the Bull Run Occoquan Trail near Centreville. RSVP to Joanna at 703-324-1425.

<cal1>MONDAY/SEPT. 16

<cal2>The MOMS Club of Clifton-Centreville will holds its monthly meeting with a talk by an early intervention specialist on Monday, Sept. 16 at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Learn about the club's activities (playgroups, social events, speakers, etc.) for mothers and their children. Call 703-266-2469 or email momsclubcc@aol.com.

<cal1>TUESDAY/SEPT. 17

<cal2>The New Mothers Luncheon Group in Northern Virginia is into its Fall 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 the City of Fairfax 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 Fall Schedule is as follows:

* Tuesday, Sept. 17 — No lunch.

* Tuesday, Sept. 24 — "Choosing Childcare"

* Tuesday, Oct. 1, — "Mudpies"

* Tuesday, Oct. 8 — "Toys! Toys! Toys!"

* Tuesday, Oct. 15 — "What New Moms Want to Know About Infant Sleep"

* Tuesday, Oct. 22 — "Sign Language for Infants"

* Tuesday, Oct. 29 — "Strategies for Dealing with Your Infant's Temperament"

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Alternative solutions to arthritis pain. Understand the neurological and physiological causes of arthritis pain. This free workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. emphasizes the importance of rehabilitation and exercise. Participants will gain a better understanding of why they suffer from arthritis and will be offered long-term non-drug solutions. To be held at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Seating is limited. Call 703-830-5550.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Learn about fibromyalgia and the neurological and physiological causes of this baffling disease. This workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. 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 a non-drug solution. To be held at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Seating is limited. Call 703-830-5550.

The Amnesty International, Fairfax branch, will meet at the Fair Lakes Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 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 on Saturday, Sept. 21, to share information. Call 703-830-4194 for information, or write aigroup528@lycos.com

<cal1>Sept. 20-22

<cal2>Clyde's Annual Oktoberfest will be held at the Pavilion at Reston Town Center starting Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to midnight; and Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 9 p.m. German food, music and old-world style dancing. For further information, call 703-787-6601 or visit www.clydes.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Reston Multicultural Festival. Enjoy some of the finest entertainment the world has to offer at the Reston Multicultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Reston's historic Lake Anne Plaza. Food and crafts from around the globe, embassy and non-profit information booths, information on genealogy, a children's art exhibit and children's events also will be featured at the Festival. The festival is located at Reston's Lake Anne Plaza (near the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue and Village Road) in Reston. Ample parking will be available on the day of the festival. Contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr. at 703-648-2838 or visit the Reston Multicultural Festival Web site at www.restonweb.com/multiculturalfestival.

<cal2>The second annual Northern Virginia Hawgs for Dogs Charity Motorcycle Poker Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 21. Proceeds from the 150-mile ride, hosted by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Capital Air Lodge 1759, benefit Guide Dogs of America. Riders and passengers check in at Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department, 7190 Yates Ford Road in Manassas between 8:30 and 10 a.m. The run winds through the back roads of Virginia. To register, call 703-318-8487 or visit www.novahawgsfordogs.org.

<cal2>Take a beginner bird walk at Clifton's Webb Sanctuary of the Audubon Naturalist Society on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Join an experienced guide for a walk around the 20-acre Webb Sanctuary to look for resident and migrating birds, and enjoy the autumn scene. Bring binoculars if you have them. Older children welcome. Free, but call by Friday to let the manager know you are coming. Phone: 703-803-8400.

Located at 12829 Chestnut Rd., Clifton.

<cal2>The Chantilly community of Greenbriar will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 22. Greenbriar is located off 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>Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greenbriar neighborhood in the Big Rocky Run Stream Valley Park. The International Coastal Cleanup is a hands-on, educational way to spend a few hours helping the environment. It is the world's largest volunteer data collection effort devoted to the marine environment. Trash bags, gloves, data sheets and pencils will be provided. Wear waders or rubber boots. Meets at the Greenbriar Commons Park, located on Point Pleasant Drive across from Greenbriar East Elementary School. RSVP to Joanna at 703-324-1425.

<cal1>SUNDAY/SEPT. 22

<cal2>Learn about litter critters on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Webb Sanctuary in Clifton. Turn rocks and logs and look under the leaf litter for creatures with lots of legs — or none at all! For children accompanied by adult. Members: $5/first child, $3/each additional sibling. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Webb Sanctuary is located at 12829 Chestnut St., Clifton, VA. Call 703-803-8400 to register and for directions.

<cal1>MONDAY/SEPT. 23

<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 Monday, 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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 24

<cal2>Learn the secrets of permanent weight loss and maintenance at a weight loss workshop presented by the Doctors' Speakers Bureau. To be held Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Call 703-830-5550.

Find out about the YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princess Programs. Parents and their children are invited to an introductory meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Union Mill Elementary School cafeteria. The address is 13611 Springstone Drive in Clifton. The meeting will last for about 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include the ceremonial opening and closing, a brief craft, game and refreshments. These YMCA-sponsored programs are fantastic opportunities to build strong relationships between parents (usually fathers) and their children. The basic programs are for children in grades K-4, and there are additional programs for grades 5-7. The objective of the Y-Indian Programs is to provide children and their parents with opportunities for good times, learning and mutual understanding. Call Bruce Hamilton at 703-378-9145 or visit http://members.aol.com/FairfaxYIndians.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/SEPT. 25

<cal2>A free workshop on balancing hormones naturally will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Participants will learn the cause of symptoms that occur during PMS and menopausal symptoms. Presented by the Doctors' Speakers Bureau. Call 703-830-5550.

<cal1>SATURDAY/SEPT. 28

<cal2>Suha Anti, a long-time resident of Sully Station, will host her seventh art show at the Sully Station Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2-6 p.m.

The artists range in ages from 8 years to adult, and the exhibits will include pencil studies, watercolor, charcoal, pastels acrylics and oil painting.

<cal2>Dani's Duds — a huge consignors sale with 100,000 items for toddlers to pre-teens will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13955 Metrotech Drive where the Lowe's Hardware used to be. No children are allowed on the first day until after noon time.

The sale continues all during the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The following Saturday, Oct. 5, everything will sell for half price off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Web site at www.danisduds.com or e-mail Don@danisduds.com or call Don at 703-716-9797.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 2

<cal2>"Parenting: The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have" is the topic of a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-10 p.m. at Paul VI High School auditorium. The meeting will address the issue of parenting teens, especially helping families, educators and communities raise children with character. Topics include truth over harmony, attitude over aptitude, setting high expectations for yourself and your family, allowing your child to struggle and principles over rules. RSVP to Moore3621@aol.com or call Mary at 703-715-0704.

<cal1>OCT. 4-6

<cal2>The Friends of Chantilly Regional Library are holding their annual Fall Used Book Sale on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. A clearance sale will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon-3 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of children and adult fiction and non-fiction as well as audio visuals — all at bargain prices.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 5

<cal2>Fall for Fairfax. Saturday, Oct. 5 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>SUNDAY/OCT. 13

<cal2>Find out how nature prepares for winter on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Webb Sanctuary in Clifton. Shorter days and lower temperatures signal winter's approach. How do plants and animals respond to these changes? Search for signs of the seasonal change. For adults and older children. Cost is $5/members, $7/nonmembers. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Webb Sanctuary is located at 12829 Chestnut St., Clifton, VA. Call 703-803-8400 to register and for directions.

<cal1>SATURDAY/ OCT. 19

<cal2>The third-annual breast cancer walk will be held Saturday Oct. 19, starting at 8:30 a.m. All funds go to the American cancer society.

Open to the community, it is sponsored by the Women's Club, 14175 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly, Refreshments and door prizes. Call 703-817-0700.

<cal2>Learn about nature's colors on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Webb Sanctuary in Clifton. Why are most leaves changing color now? Why do some animals have bright colors and others don't? For children accompanied by adult. Members cost is: $5/first child, $3/each additional sibling. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Webb Sanctuary is located at 12829 Chestnut St., Clifton, VA. Call 703-803-8400 to register and for directions.

<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 on Saturday, Oct. 19 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/OCT. 26

<cal2>On Saturday, Oct. 26, hundreds of volunteers in Fairfax County will take part in the Unity in the Spirit of America (USA) initiative, a volunteer program created to help Americans remember those lost on Sept. 11, respond to the attacks in a positive American way, and rebuild communities through volunteer service.

On this day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Volunteer Fairfax, in partnership with the Fairfax County Public Schools, will host its eighth annual VolunteerFest Day. This community-wide service day, "Service in our Schools" will focus on the critical needs in our public schools. All service projects and in-school community service activities in the prior week will be dedicated to the remembrance of Sept. 11 victims.

Community teams, businesses, PTAs, scout troops, families, and individuals are encouraged to be part of this significant service day by registering for selected projects in schools and administrative buildings throughout the county. There will be opportunities to paint, clean windows, landscape, tutor students and much, much more! Registration forms for VolunteerFest Day are due by Oct. 9. Visit the Web site at www.volunteerfairfaxorg.

Additional community projects may be dedicated to Sept. 11 victims any time between Sept. 11 and Dec. 31. To register your project, go to http://www.USApointsoflight.org or contact Volunteer Fairfax at 703-246-3460 or www.volunteerfairfax.org.

<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>SUNDAY/NOV. 3

<cal2>The Clifton Horse Society will hold a Knowdown Ride on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Fountainhead Regional Park. Call Pat Hepner at 703-830-8394 or Wilma Kime 703-222-8253 or e-mail wkime@cox.net.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 9

<cal2>A clinic on bombproofing and parade training your horse will be presented by the Clifton Horse Society on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Haymarket at the James S. Long District Park.

Join instructor Rick Pelicano and riders from CHS and other local clubs in a clinic aimed at helping you make your horse safer, calmer and more reliable in a variety of unfamiliar situations. This is an ideal clinic for trail riders and folks who want to participate in shows, parades and Clifton Day pony rides.

Session 1 is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Session 2 is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (limited to 20 horses per session)

Cost: $40 per horse and rider; $45 per horse and rider for non-CHS member; $10 to audit. Call Kathy Jayne at 703-239-8590.

<cal2>The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is now accepting applications for its annual Fall Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fire hall. The cost of a space is $30. For further information, or to receive an application, call 703-818-0555.

The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the fire hall located at 400 Center Street, Vienna. Available for purchase will be gifts for everyone on your list and beautiful decorations for your home. A delicious lunch menu is planned, as well as a baked goods table featuring a wide variety of tempting treats. Admission is free, and proceeds benefit the fire department. Call 703-818-0555.

<cal1>DEC. 13-14

<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>DEC. 27-30

<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 .