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<cal1>JUNE 10-12

<cal2>How are local transportation problems affecting you? Plan to join League of Women Voters members in looking at local transportation plans and funding for roads, transit, and other ways of getting around in the Fairfax area. See how current plans and constraints might help or worsen your commuting and other use of local roads and mass transit. What transportation problems and challenges do we face —and are they all problems of funding? Learn the facts and voice your opinion; attend one of the League's unit meetings on local transportation during the second week of June.

The League's meetings will be held at 15 locations throughout Fairfax County and City, on June 10 to 12, including the Kings Park Library on Thursday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m.; and the Beacon Street Restaurant at 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax on Thursday, June 12 at 6:45 p.m. Daytime meetings are also scheduled in the Fairfax Station and Chantilly areas. The meetings are open to guests, free, and no registration is required. Call 703-658-9150 or visit the League's Web site at www.lwv-fairfax.org.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JUNE 14

<cal2>The Gate Post Estates Community will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Items of interest include furniture, toys, crafts, clothing, lawn and garden, books, various household items, and Mary Kay products. The community is located on Route 29 across from Centreville Baptist Church.

<cal2>Discover dinosaurs, other animals and plants that lived in Virginia more than 65 million years ago on Saturday, June 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Discussion will focus on species known from local fossil evidence. Bring your questions and share your knowledge. Reservations required. Cost is $2. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal2>Paint-Out on Saturday, June 14, at Manassas Battlefield Park. Centreville Regional Art Guild invites anyone interested in sketching, painting or outdoor photography to come to a monthly paint-out. Experience working from nature at a local historical landmark. Call Amy Mann at 703-631-1856.

<cal1>JUNE 14-15

<cal2>Diamonds & Rust Enterprises (D&R) of Chantilly, an antiques/vintage home decor outlet, will hold its first open house June 14-15. Located behind the Chantilly Post Office at 4515 Daly Drive, Suite N, activities will include online shopping in D&R's new "eBay Cafe," an actual on-site bidding room displaying the D&R items currently on auction. Open house hours will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Weekend events will include two decorating seminars from Details & Design on Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, June 15 at 1 p.m. on how to blend affordable vintage furniture and accent pieces into existing decor. D&R will also run a sidewalk/tent sale and sample tastings from the new, neighboring Christine's Bakery.

Uniquely displayed in theme rooms, D&R's shabby-to-chic finds include antique and hand-painted furniture, table and bed linens, architectural treasures, lamps, estate jewelry, mirrors, framed art, china, antique toys and many vintage-inspired items.

Call Diamonds & Rust Enterprises at 703-222-9085.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 15

<cal2>The 30th annual Sully Antique Car Show will take place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Co-sponsored by Fairfax county Park Authority and The Model A Ford Club of America. More than 400 antique and classic cars will fill the grounds. Buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral or search for the perfect accessory in the Flea Market with more than 100 vendors. Treat dad to a delicious lunch and get your toes tapping to a variety of music reminiscent of the heyday of these classic automobiles. House tour of the first floor of the 1794 house included. Cost is $7/adult, $6/senior, $5/child. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal2>The Westfields Marriott will host a Father's Day Brunch on Sunday, June 15. The brunch includes a culinary selection of seafood, meats, gourmet salads, pastries, and a variety of savory delicacies. Children will have the opportunity to nominate their fathers for Westfields Marriott "Father of the Year" award. Reservations are required. Call 703-818-3520.

<cal1>TUESDAY/JUNE 17

<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, June 17 — "Family Dynamics," Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.

* Tuesday, June 24 — "What New Moms Want to Know About Infant Sleep," Mary Peck, RN, Greater Washington Sleep Disorders Center.

* Tuesday, July 1 — "Relaxation Techniques for Parents," Mary Peck, RN.

* Tuesday, July 8 —"Life's Juggling Act — Baby, Husband, Home, and Yourself," Janice Copeland, Unlimited Growth Potential.

* 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.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JUNE 18

<cal2>Take part in Evening Explorations: Civil War Soldiers' Life on Wednesday, June 18 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Talk with soldiers and learn about life during the Civil War. Uniformed re-enactors from the 42nd Virginia Infantry will do rifle firing demonstrations, discuss equipment and answer questions. Reservations required. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>THURSDAY/ JUNE 19

<cal2>The Amnesty International Fairfax branch will meet on Thursday, June 19, 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 aigroup528@lycos.com

<cal1>SATURDAY/JUNE 21

<cal2>An Irish Social Dance (Ceili) will take place on Saturday, June 21 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the John C. Wood Center, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax City (next to St. Leo's). Basic dance lessons will be offered from 7:30-8 p.m. The Bog Wanderers will perform live Irish Music. Cost is $12 per person, $25 maximum per family. These dances are fun and for the whole family. Beginners, singles, couples and families are welcome. Ceili and set dances will be featured. Sponsored by the Washington Area Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the dances are held every second Saturday of the month during the school year. Call Vicki Ryan-Barr at 703-521-4340.

<cal2>Balloon Day will celebrate the official start of summer on Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at Fair Oaks Shopping Center in the Grand Court on the lower level of the mall. In addition to free balloons, everyone attending can enjoy a clown and special food offers for the day from Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard.

<cal2>"Rhythms of Nature," the DanceAbilities annual recital performed by children ages 3 to 17 with specials needs, will be presented June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the event will go towards DanceAbilities Scholarship Fund, providing therapeutic movement and creative expression classes for children with special needs. Contact Lynne Bauer, DanceAbilities

Director, at 703-218-0751.

<cal1>JUNE 21/22

<cal2>“Concerts 2003- A Tenth Anniversary Celebration!” presented by the Center for Ballet Arts, will feature ballets “La Boutique Fantastique” and “Prague Waltzes,” as well as a selection of jazz, tap and modern dances works. Performances will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m. at the Fairfax High School Theatre, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tickets are available in advance or on performance day at the Center for Ballet Arts and will cost $10 for adults, $9 for students, and $8 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over. Call 703-273-5344.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 22

<cal2>Take a Wildflower Walk on Sunday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Cabell's Mill. Investigate the flowers of early summer as you walk with a naturalist at the Park Authority's Hunter-Hacor tract in western Fairfax. The focus will be on the property's large field system, but floodplain and rocky outcrops will also be explored. Dress in long pants and hiking shoes; bring field guides, binoculars and your lunch. Reservations required. Cost is $5. Call 703-631-0013.

Techniques in Printmaking, 4-6 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Centreville Regional Art Guild member Terry Shuping Angelotti will discuss intaglio printing and lithography techniques.

Professional beekeeper Dane Hannum will briefly discuss bees and beekeeping and harvest Walney honey the old-fashioned way on Sunday, June 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Enjoy a taste of comb honey and observe bees in a glass hive. Reservations required. Cost is $1/adult. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>MONDAY/JUNE 23

<cal2>The Centreville Toastmasters Club meets at the Centreville Regional Library, from 7-8:15 p.m., on Monday, June 23. Toastmasters will help members speak confidently, listen effectively and think on their feet. Guests are always welcome. Contact Lynn Griesemer, 703-263-2468, greeze@juno.com.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

<cal2>The Centreville Multiplex Cinemas launches 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.

* June 25 — "The Rugrats Movie"

* July 2 — "Antz"

* July 9 — "Stuart Little 2"

* July 16 — "Hey Arnold! The Movie"

* July 23 — "Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie:

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

* Aug. 6 — "Space Jam"

* Aug. 13 — "The Wild Thornberrys Movie"

<cal1>Wednesday, June 25

<cal2>Join a naturalist in discovering the animals and plants that rely on the pond for life on Wednesday, June 25 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney Pond. Free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JUNE 28

<cal2>The Caring Hands Animal Hospital will have an open house on Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don't miss the adoption fair, dog-wash fund-raiser, animal behaviorist and wildlife rehabilitator. Located at 5659 Stone Road Centreville. Call 703-830-5700 or go to www.caringhandsvet.com.

<cal1>Sunday, June 29

<cal2>Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey on Sunday, June 29 from 8-10 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Head out into the outback to search, capture, identify and release snakes. Learn the habits and preferred habitats of our native snakes. Reservations required. Cost is $5. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>JULY 11-13

<cal2>The NSVA Virginia State Championship (NSCA) will take place on Friday, July 11-Sunday, July 13 at Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., 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.

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Dove Shoot 100 (NSCA)

Sunday, August 24, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration

Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, Va.

Take aim at this contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction. This will be a National Sporting Clays Association event. Call 703-830-2344.

To reach Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, exit I-66 at Exit 52 (Rt. 29 at Centreville). Drive south on Rt. 29, turn left on Bull Run Post Office Rd. and follow signs to the park.

Iron Man 250

Sunday, September 7, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration

Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA

Take aim at this contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction. Call 703-830-2344.

To reach Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, exit I-66 at Exit 52 (Rt. 29 at Centreville). Drive south on Rt. 29, turn left on Bull Run Post Office Rd. and follow signs to the park.

The Clifton Horse Society will host and judge a pleasure ride on Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. The fee for pre-registered entries is $35; $25 for those 13 and under. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 13. For more information, contact Mary Flowers at 703-250-6188 or forhorses@erols.com, or contact Wilma Kime at 703-222-8253 or at wkime@cox.net.

Ducks Unlimited's Battle of Bull Run (NSCA)

Saturday, October 4, & Sunday, October 5

Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction will sponsor this National Sporting Clays Association event. Call 703-830-2344.

To reach Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, exit I-66 at Exit 52 (Rt. 29 at Centreville). Drive south on Rt. 29, turn left on Bull Run Post Office Rd. and follow signs to the park.

Octoberfest Skeet Tournament (NSSA)

Sunday, October 19, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration

Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA

Take aim at this contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction. This will be a National Skeet Shooting Association event. Call 703-830-2344.

To reach Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, exit I-66 at Exit 52 (Rt. 29 at Centreville). Drive south on Rt. 29, turn left on Bull Run Post Office Rd. and follow signs to the park.

Partner's Shoot

Sunday, November 2, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration

Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA

Take aim at this contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Bull Run Shooting Center and Short Flight Shooting Instruction. Call 703-830-2344.

To reach Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, exit I-66 at Exit 52 (Rt. 29 at Centreville). Drive south on Rt. 29, turn left on Bull Run Post Office Rd. and follow signs to the park.