<cal2>The Virginia State Troopers are hosting a "Tip-a-Cop" at on Thursday, June 26 from 4-10 p.m. at Glory Days Grill, 13850-A Braddock Road, Centreville. All tips will benefit Special Olympics Virginia. Call Melissa Rothe at 703-426-5601 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
<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.
A pig-roast, live band and Elvis impersonator are in store for those attending a fund-raiser, Saturday, June 28, from 5-10 p.m., at 14735 Jarnigan St. in Centreville. Cost is $25/person, and proceeds benefit The Brain Foundation. R.S.V.P. to Trudy Harsh at 703-830-8852. Tax-deductible donations payable to The Brain Foundation may also be sent to Trudy Harsh, 14735 Jarnigan St., Centreville, Va. 20120.
<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 native snakes. Reservations required. Cost is $5. Call 703-631-0013.
<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 email@example.com.
The schedule is as follows:
* 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.
* 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.
<cal1>WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
<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.
* 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 Cimaron"
* Aug. 6 — "Space Jam"
* Aug. 13 — "The Wild Thornberrys Movie"
<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 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>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. Reenactors 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 reenactors 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.
<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.
<cal2>A Dove Shoot 100 (NSCA) will take place on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration at the Bull Run Regional Park Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 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.
<cal2>An Iron Man 250 will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration at the Bull Run Regional Park Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 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.