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<cal1>THURSDAY/MARCH 20

<cal2>Amnesty International, Fairfax branch, will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., at the Sakoontra Restaurant in Price Club Plaza, near Route 29 and the Fairfax County Parkway in Fairfax. Visitors are welcome for discussion of cases of political and religious oppression around the world. The group will also discuss plans for the delegation to the Amnesty USA General Meeting, April 4-6, in Pittsburgh. Call 703-830-4194 for information, or write aigroup528@lycos.com

<cal1>FRIDAY/MARCH 21

<cal2>An acclaimed jazz ensemble will perform Friday, March 21, from 7:30-10 p.m., at Centreville Fire Station # 17 on Old Centreville Road. The Alan Baylock Jazz Ensemble will offer an evening of live jazz to benefit the Whitman-Walker AIDS Clinic. Other local artists will also perform. Wellspring UCC is the sponsor for the evening. A cost of $10 is the suggested donation, covering jazz, coffee, tea and desserts. Call 703-758-9748 or www.wellspringucc.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/MARCH 22

<cal2>CPR is being offered at the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department on Old Centreville Road. It is being held on the fourth Saturday every month. The course includes the Heimlich Maneuver for choking and CPR techniques for infants, children and adults. This course is not for those who need the Healthcare Provider level. A donation of $25 is requested. Call 703-830-1479 and leave your name and phone number in the CPR mailbox.

<cal2>Babies R Us in Chantilly will be holding a free discussion with an informative video on Breastfeeding Saturday, March 22 from 1-2 p.m. The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington will be the host. And on Sunday, March 23, Cara Stamper will hold a discussion on Infant Massage from 3-4 p.m. There will be a raffle for a small gift basket after each event. Call 703-502-9200 to reserve your seat. Babies R Us is located at 13954 Metro Tech Dr., Chantilly.

<cal2>The DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program is coming to the area on Saturday, March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also on hand will be Child Fingerprinting provided by the Fairfax County Sheriff's Department, Fairfax County Police Cruiser Display by Officer Barrington; and a visit with Ronald McDonald from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The program is designed to promote awareness and education for parents and children in an effort to protect children against violence. The kit is non-invasive; no blood is taken or handled. John Walsh, host of "America's Most Wanted," highly endorses the DNA kit. The McDonald's is located at 5931 Fort Drive in Centreville. Call toll free 866-DNA-KITS.

<cal1>MARCH 22-23

<cal2>The "All Aboard Quilter's Special" quilt show will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, from noon to 5 p.m. each day at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Sponsored by Friends of the Fairfax Station, a non-profit organization. Cost is $3 donation, to assist with improvement and upkeep of an historic railroad station. Call 703-425-9225.

<cal2>A Weekend Jr. Golf Camp will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23 at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton. Camp includes six hours of professional instruction, including a session on the golf course. Learn, practice, and play. Cost is $100. Call 703-631-9099.

<cal1>MARCH 22-29

<cal2>The huge Dani's Duds week-long spring consignment sale will take place beginning Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 29. During the week, the sale hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. On Saturday, March 29, all items are half price. The sale will be held where the Lowe's Hardware store used to be, 13955 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly. For questions, e-mail Kathy @DanisDuds.com or Don@DanisDuds.com. Or visit the Web site at www.DanisDuds.com.

<cal1>SUNDAY/MARCH 23

<cal2>"Creative Freedom in Mixed Media" — The Centreville Regional Art Guild will host local artist Barbara Haeme in a presentation of her original mixed-media work on Sunday, March 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Inspired by a broad range of materials and commonly found objects, her intricate three-dimensional designs transform familiar objects into works of art. View her Web site at www.bhaeme.com. Free and open to the public. Call Beth Latture at 703-802-1640.

<cal1>MONDAY/MARCH 24

<cal2>The Friends of the Fairfax Station Inc. will hold a brief annual meeting on Monday, March 24 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The speaker, author Paula Elsey, will follow with "Stone Ground: A History of Union Mills". This newly released book will be available for sale and autographing. Come and see the newly renovated museum. Call 703-278-8833.

<cal2>The Greenbriar Garden Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The club is open to all from Greenbriar and surrounding communities. Call Toni Moriarty at 703-449-0168.

* Monday, March 24 — "Water Gardening." Learn how easy and inexpensive water gardening can be. Plants, fish, installation, stocking, maintaining clear, clean water, and hot, new trends in water gardening will be discussed by Richard M. Koogle. Mr. Koogle has more than 20 years experience in the field of aquatic gardening. In addition to appearances on national television programs such as "Good Morning America" and "Fox Morning Show," Mr. Koogle has been featured in magazine articles such as "This Old House," and "Martha Stewart Living;" co-authored "Ortho's All About Building Waterfalls, Pools and Streams" (2002) and was an advisor for "Ortho's Garden Ponds and Fountains," "Taylor's Weekend Garden Guide," and "Water Gardens" by water gardeners Jacqueline Heriteau and Charles B. Thomas.

<cal1>TUESDAY, MARCH 25

<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, March 25 — "Getting Back In Shape after the Baby." Charity Moreno and Patrick Avon, Sergeants Fitness Program.

<cal1>MARCH 28-30

<cal2>The Craftsmen's Classic Arts and Crafts Festival will take place March 28-30 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. More than 400 craftsmen and fine artists from 31 states will be on hand selling their wares. Specialties include pottery, wood, fine art, jewelry, stained glass, toys, baskets, flags, birdhouses, butterfly boxes, needlework, furniture, sculpture, hand-painted tiles and more. Cost is $6/adults, $1 children 6-12. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-96-CRAFT.

<cal1>SATURDAY/MARCH 29

<cal2>Fair Oaks Shopping Center takes on a magical feeling with the arrival of the Spring Bunny, a visit from Stuart Little and an array of L'il Folks programs. The spring bunny and Stuart Little appearances will be from Saturday, March 29 to Saturday, April 19. Hours are Monday-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fountain Court. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Take a Civil War Van Tour — The Road to Gettysburg on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney, in Centreville. Accompany an historian to skirmish sites in Northern Virginia and West Virginia where cavalry and infantry clashed 140 years ago as Lee advanced toward Pennsylvania. Cost is $15. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>SUNDAY/MARCH 30

<cal2>A Whistling Wind 100 (NSCA) will take place on Sunday, March 30, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr., in 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. For fees and more information, call 703-830-2344.

<cal1>APRIL 4-6

<cal2>The Super Pet Expo will take place April 4-6 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The show promotes responsible pet ownership and helps draw attention to abandoned pets that are available for adoption through local humane societies, animal shelters and rescue leagues. Highlights include The Great American Mutt Show, Canine Blood Drive, Parrot Pavilion, Cats of the World, Snakes Scales and Turtle Tails and more. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/children ages 3-10, and free for kids 3 and under. Kids are free all day Friday. Hours are Friday 4:30-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 866-SUPER-PET (toll free).

<cal1>SATURDAY/APRIL 5

<cal2>A white elephant/yard sale will take place at St. Andrew Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine). Items for sale include clothing, furniture, books, toys, children's items, housewares and more. Proceeds to benefit Bethany House and NOVACO programs for victims of domestic abuse. The church is located at 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville (Braddock Road at Cranoke Street).

<cal2>The Lane's Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m., at the Centreville Library. Lane's Mill is a small but active chapter that offers a broad range of programs on historic preservation and natural conservation, education of our nation's youth, and promotion of patriotism and love of country. Chapter officers will be elected and inducted. All prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend. Call Lorraine Sims, Chapter Regent, at 703-815-2802 or visit the chapter site at www.dar.org. under "chapters".

<cal1>APRIL 5-6

<cal2>Artisans United will present the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild on April 5-6 at Northern Virginia Community College. Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1. About 60 artisans and artists, chosen by NVHG's hands-on jurying process, will show and sell their finest work. On display will be gifts and collectibles including hand weaving, lamps, wood burning, decorative painting, photography, wildlife art, pottery, dolls, paper mache, stained and fused glass and more. Artisans United is an organization of craft guilds and individuals whose purpose is to promote the visual arts. The NOVA campus is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale in the Community Cultural Center. Call Cele Sinnott at 703-938-8306.

<cal1>MONDAY/APRIL 7

<cal2>The Centreville Toastmasters Club meets twice a month at the Centreville Regional Library, from 7-8:15 p.m., on Mondays, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 9, June 23. Toasmasters 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>THURSDAY/APRIL 10

<cal2>Fairfax CASA will host its second annual "Light of Hope Celebration" at the Fairfax County Government Center, in the Forum, on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This year's program of children's songs and family festivities will help to kick off the first of many public awareness and education activities across Fairfax County during the month of April to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The Fairfax County Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Call Maria Buscemi at 703-273-3526 or e-mail at mbuscemi@casafairfax.org.

<cal1>SATURDAY/APRIL 12

<cal2>An Irish Social Dance (Ceili) will take place on Saturday, April 12 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 (April 12, May 10 and June 14). Call Vicki Ryan-Barr at 703-521-4340.

<cal1>SUNDAY/APRIL 13

<cal2>The April Rain 100 (NSCA) Contest will be held Sunday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bull Run Regional Park Public 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. For fees and more information, call 703-830-2344.

<cal2>The annual bluebell walk will take place Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. View a spectacular display of bluebells, with spring beauties and other spring wildflowers, along the Bluebell Trail. The guided hike is free and no reservations are required. Bull Run Regional Park boasts one of the largest stands of bluebells on the east coast. Call 703-528-5406.

<cal1>SUNDAY/APRIL 20

<cal2>A Spring Fling Skeet Tournament (NSSA) will take place on Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park Public 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. This will be a National Skeet Shooting Association tournament. For fees and more information, call 703-830-2344.

<cal1>SATURDAY/APRIL 26

<cal2>Boy Scout Troop 893 will host its 30th Annual Flea Market on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former site of the Lowe's Hardware Store, located at 13955 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly — across from K-Mart and Babies R Us. Items for sale include: furniture, housewares, sports equipment, books, clothes for the entire family, electronics and white elephant merchandise. Plenty of parking! Donation are being accepted on the following Saturdays (April 5, 12 and 19). They can be dropped off between the hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the site. Call 703-222-2333.

<cal1>SUNDAY/MAY 18

<cal2>The H&K Law Enforcement Memorial 100 (NSCA) will take place on Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park Public 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. For fees and more information, call 703-830-2344.

<cal1>SATURDAY/MAY 24

<cal2>The swimming pools open on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

* Downpour! At Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Dr., Sterling, VA, 703-450-4655.

* Great Waves at Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-0767.

* Bull Run Regional Park Pool, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA, 703-631-0552.

* Pohick Bay Regional Park Pool, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton, VA, 703-339-6104.

* Upton Hill Regional Park Pool, 6060 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 703-534-3437.

<cal1>SATURDAY/MAY 31

<cal2>The Prince William Art Society is seeking entries for its May 31 Fine Art and Craft Show. This event will be the art society's largest show of the year and will be held outdoors at Bethel Methodist Church (located on the corner of Minnieville and Smoketown Roads). The show will be judged and juried in both categories by professional artists. Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to winners. For more information, call Jewel at 703-878-2246 or Madelyn at 703-670-9437.

For more information about the art society, call 703-590-1437 or check out www.pwcwweb.com/artsociety.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 8

<cal2>The State Warm-Up 100 (NSCA) Contest will take place on Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park Public 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. For fees and more information, call 703-830-2344.

<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. For more information, 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. For fees and more information, 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. For fees and more information, 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..

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. For fees and information, 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. For fees and more information, 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. For fees and more information, 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.