Worth Noting

Worth Noting


<cal2>The Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) is seeking crafters, businesses and non-profit organizations to participate in Centreville Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Old Centreville Crossing shopping center in Centreville. Booth space fees for a 10 by 10-foot space are $50 for applications received by Aug. 15. Applications submitted after Aug. 15 will be charged $85. Nonprofit organizations that do not sell items or give away food qualify for a free booth. For details and an application, visit www.centrevilleday.com. Contact Rosemarie Seymour at ReCmore@aol.com or 703-830-9582 with any questions.

<cal2>Hair Cuttery is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Share-A-Haircut Campaign, a program that helps children served by local social service agencies get ready for the start of a new school year by giving them a brand-new haircut. Since the program began in 1999, some 155,000 free back-to-school haircuts have been donated to underprivileged children throughout the country. For every haircut for children up to age 18 purchased at any Hair Cuttery salon between Aug. 1-15, Hair Cuttery will in turn donate a free haircut to children from partner social service agencies around the country.

<cal2>To aid those searching for a job, OWL, a non-profit group, has produced a directory of agencies/organizations in the Washington metropolitan area that helps seniors, male and female, find jobs. The directory is a 35-page pamphlet that identifies 35 groups providing a variety of services to seniors who want to work or must work because of financial need. To get a free copy of the directory, write to OWL, 3973 Harrison St., Washington, D.C. 20015. To cover postage for one to four copies, send $1 each; for five or more copies, send 50 cents each. Make checks payable to OWL.

<cal1>JULY 11-13

<cal2>The NSVA Virginia State Championship (NSCA) will take place from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13 at Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction will sponsor this state championship contest. This will be a National Sporting Clays Association event. Call 703-830-2344.

<cal2>The Alliance Theatre Summer Stars will present the play "Oliver!" July 11-13 for four performances at Chantilly High School.

Show times are July 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and July 12-13 at 2 p.m. Based on the book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, the show is produced by Elaine Wilson and Pat Kallman. The director is Kathy Watkins with music direction by Greg Conrad. Tickets: $5 under 12, $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. For reservations, call 703-263-2085. Chantilly High School is located at 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

Summer Stars is a new program designed to both educate and enable the performance of youth with adults through a professional musical theater experience.

There are 56 youth in The Alliance Theatre's Summer Stars educational program and 17 members of the adult cast and chorus. The cast includes multiple members of 17 families, with eight families having a parent and child on stage together. Democratic candidate for the State Senate, 37th District, Jim Mitchell and his adult son Pat play leads opposite each other. Numerous parents of Summer Stars are volunteering in offstage capacities as well.

Participants in Summer Stars have received acting, vocal, dance and accent training as part of the program and have learned by observing professional adult actors practice their craft.

Contact the producers, Pat Kallman, 703-263-2085, or Elaine Wilson, 703-830-1078.


<cal2>The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. will be holding an open house on Saturday, July 12 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 on 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.

<cal1>SUNDAY, JULY 13

<cal2>A Clifton Community Yard Sale will take place at the Clifton Farmers Market Sunday, July 13, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Located at the Clifton House Shoppes parking lot, next to the post office, Chapel Road, Clifton. Call 703-815-9073

<cal1>MONDAY, JULY 14

<cal2>ShadowLand and Laser Adventures will host open houses every Monday in July. Located in the Chantilly Place Shopping Center in Chantilly, visitors may speak with managers and try a short laser tag experience with the high-tech suits in the 6,500 square foot area. The venue is great for birthday parties, sports team-building and staff meetings. Limit one adult and one other per day. Call 703-263-1004. Open 12-5 p.m. Visit the Web site at www.ShadowlandAdventures.com.


<cal2>The New Mothers Luncheon Group in Northern Virginia offers 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 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Restaurant 7, located at 8521 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Reservations are required for all luncheons. Contact Rochelle Goldberg at 703-961-9179 or at eventbuilders@hotmail.com.

The schedule is as follows:

* Tuesday, July 15 — "Taking Great Photographs of Your Baby," Johanna Waisley, Simply Create.

* Tuesday, July 22 — "Getting Fit After Baby," Nancy Karabaic, fitness coach.

* Tuesday, July 29 — "Sign Language for Infants," Stephanie Steffer, Time To Sign.

* Tuesday, Aug. 5 — No lunch.

* Tuesday, Aug. 12— "Infant Massage," Kara Stamper, certified infant massage instructor.

* Tuesday, Aug. 19 — No lunch.

* Tuesday, Aug. 26 — "Kindermusik" — Pam Phillips, Kindermusik of Fairfax.


<cal2>The Centreville Multiplex Cinemas is launching its fifth annual "Bookworm Wednesdays," a summer reading program developed to encourage children to read during summer vacation. The program runs for eight weeks and entitles kids ages 6-12 to free admission to a children's film every Wednesday at 10 a.m. when they present a book report at a Multiplex Cinemas box office. Official book report forms will be available at participating theaters and online at www.MultiplexCinemas.com.

* July 16 — "Hey Arnold! The Movie"

* July 23 — "Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie"

* July 30 — "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimaron"

* Aug. 6 — "Space Jam"

* Aug. 13 — "The Wild Thornberrys Movie"


<cal2>Amnesty International, Fairfax branch, will meet on Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble on Fair Lakes Drive, Fairfax. Visitors are welcome to join in discussion of current human rights issues around the world. The group’s special focus for the past few months has been Father Ly, a prisoner of conscience in Vietnam. Call 703-830-4194 for information, or write amnestyusafairfax@lycos.com.


<cal2>Fair Oaks Shopping Center is cooling down this summer by serving up some hot jazz with a free, two-hour concert featuring the nationally-known band "Double Digit" on Saturday, July 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Grand Court. The event is in partnership with Smooth Jazz 105.9 FM WJZW and will be hosted by popular radio personality Al Santos.

<cal2>The Meadows of Chantilly Mobil Home Park is having a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, July 19, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is located off Route 50 and Airline Parkway in Chantilly. Call Carol Good, 703-449-1502, after 5 p.m.

<cal2>The USS Athena, a Northern Virginia science-fiction fan and community service organization, will hold a talk and demonstration on non-traditional instruments used in science fiction movies and television music on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Chantilly Library. Learn about the theramin, heard in "The Thing," the television series "Lost in Space," and "My favorite Martian." Another featured instrument is the waterharp, whose unique sound is heard in "Mystery Men" and other movies. Remember the Cantina Band in "Star Wars"? That was full of the sounds of hand-made and non-traditional instruments. Visitors will have a chance to try out some of these instruments.

<cal1>SUNDAY, JULY 20

<cal2>The Second Annual Equality Fairfax GLBT Summer Picnic will take place Sunday, July 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna. Play volleyball, Frisbee and soccer, or just lounge and visit. More than 100 people attended last year. Children and dogs welcome. Park rules prohibit alcohol. Bring something to grill,and Equality Fairfax will provide the rest. E-mail picnic@EqualityFairfax.org or call 703-255-1552. Equality Fairfax is a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and advocacy organization. www.EqualityFairfax.org

<cal1>JULY 19-20

<cal2>Sully Historic Site will host its annual weekend encampment on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Costumed interpreters will recreate the daily experiences of Northern Virginia residents during the Civil War. Re-enactors will demonstrate the duties of different components of the military, including drill practice and rifle firing. Visitors fall in as recruits and will learn marching maneuvers.

Civilian re-enactors will also show how life went on when husbands, sons and brothers went off to war. The Fairfax Symphony’s Brass Ensemble will perform Saturday at 1 p.m. while author and photographer Chuck Mauro will be on hand to discuss his book "The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill), A Monumental Storm," the story of the largest Civil War battle fought in Fairfax County.

The cost of the activities is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1>JULY 24-26

<cal2>Westfield Summer Stage, a summer theater arts workshop for middle and high school students, will present J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School in Chantilly. Local businessman Jim Mitchell and Westfield HIgh School senior Derek Rommel will alternate in the role of Captain Hook, with Courtney Knickerbocker as Peter Pan, Kelsey Carroll as Wendy, Jesse Leahy as John, Jeremy Rommel as Michael, Courtney Reed as Tiger Lily, Lacey Armbruster as Tinkerbell, and more than 50 talented actors rounding out the cast. All seats are general admission and tickets are $5. For tickets or more information, call 703-488-6430.

<cal1>MONDAY, JULY 28

<cal2>The Centreville Toastmasters Club meets twice a month at the Centreville Regional Library, on Mondays, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25, from 7-8:15 p.m. Toastmasters will help members speak confidently, listen effectively and think on their feet. Guests are always welcome. Contact Lynn Griesemer at 703-263-2468, or e-mail greeze@juno.com.

<cal1>TUESDAY, AUG. 12

<cal2>Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) Oakton Office will offer local information sessions on becoming a foster care parent to special needs children and youth on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Monday Sept. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Call Sara Brandland at 703-219-2184.