<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"
<cal1>MONDAY, JULY 7
<cal2>ShadowLand and Laser Adventures will hold 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule is as follows:
* 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.
<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>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 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>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.
<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.
<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.