Worth Noting

Worth Noting


<cal2>The Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) is seeking crafters, business and community groups for Centreville Day, Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Centreville Historic District. The theme is "Celebrating Our Centreville Heritage" and will include Civil War re-enactors, tales and tours of Historic Centreville, children's games and amusements (both old-time and modern), Taste of Centreville, live music (local talent) and a showcase of arts, crafts, local businesses and community groups. Booth spaces (10x10-foot) are $50 for applications received prior to July 31. Booth applications and additional information are available online at http://www.centrevilleday.com or by calling Renee Keener at 703-631-9834.

<cal2>The Clifton Farmers Market is now opened Sundays, from 8 a.m.-noon. It's on Chapel Road in the Town of Clifton, across from the fire station. It offers a wide variety of items including fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, soap, chocolate and even crafts such as handmade birdhouses, chairs and jewelry.

<cal1>FRIDAY/MAY 14

<cal2>Enjoy swing dancing every Friday night at the Dulles Hilton in the Solarium, corner of Route 28 and McLearen Road. Hosted by Sue and Gary Caley. Beginner's class from 8:30-9 p.m., followed by live bands from 9-11 p.m. Cost is $12 for the evening. Visit www.gottaswing.com.

Live Band Schedule:

* May 14 — King Teddy

* May 21 — Rockin' Bones and May's birthday dance

* May 28 — Lush Life

<cal2>The Access Services branch of the Fairfax County Public Library is sponsoring a Sight and Sound Technology Fair for people with disabilities on Friday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 123, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Activities include hands-on demonstrations of equipment that helps people with vision or hearing disabilities perform everyday tasks; a discussion of the digital Talking Books program administered by the Library of Congress; demonstrations of electronic books; branch tours; and the latest assistive technology offered by vendors. Call 703-324-8380.


<cal2>The Friends of Little Rocky Run is planning a tree-planting day on Saturday, May 15 beginning at 10 a.m. along Little Rocky Run Stream. A large number of additional volunteers will be needed to help plant 300 young trees and shrubs. The goal of the project is to restore the vegetation along the edge of the stream. This area is called a steam buffer and aids in the filtering of rain water and helps improve the water quality of the stream. In addition to improving water quality, this project will add beauty along the banks of the stream, in sight of a community walking trail. The meeting place is in Centreville, adjacent to the footbridge over Little Rocky Run Stream on Old Braddock Road between the Colonnade Shopping Center and the Little Rocky Run townhomes. Call Renee Kitt at 540-347-0108 or Ned and Lynn Foster at 703-815-3844. Visit the Web site at www.friendsoflittlerockyrun.com.

<cal2>An educational seminar on retirement planning will be held Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. Discover how to make the most of your retirement plan assets including:

* How to plan successfully for the retirement you've always wanted.

* How to take advantage of tax-free retirement income.

* What you need to know about your Retirement Plan Distributions.

* How your expenses will change in retirement and how to meet them.

* How to provide yourself with a stream of income during retirement.

You'll also receive an informational workbook you can use to assess your current financial situation.

This is an educational seminar. There's no cost or obligation. Space is limited. Make a reservation for you and up to three guests. Call 703-653-8942

<cal2>RESOLVE Adoption and Infertility Conference. "Road to Resolution 2004 — Adoption and Infertility Conference and Consumer Fair" hosted by the Washington, D.C., Area Chapter of RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. The one-day event offers the latest information on coping with both male and female infertility issues and recurrent pregnancy loss, medical information on the latest assisted reproductive technologies and complementary treatments, assistance with financing issues, deciding to live child-free, mental health issues and adoption. Sessions of special interest will cover Embryo Donation, Embryo Adoption, and Surrogacy. The event is $50 per person or $70 per couple for RESOLVE members, and $110 for individuals and $130 for non-member couples. Register online at www.resolvedc.org or call 202-362-5555.

NOVA/Manassas Community Orchestra will perform its last concert of the 2003-2004 season on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas. The orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's "Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream," "A Shropshire Lad" by George Butterworth, and Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor" as a finale with accomplished pianist Carlos Ibay. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/seniors, and students/children are free. Visit the Web site at www.novaorchestra.org or call 703-590-9669.

<cal1>SUNDAY/MAY 16

<cal2>Centreville Animal Hospital is holding an open house on Sunday, May 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. Take a tour of the hospital, meet the staff and Clifford the Big Red Dog, and learn veterinary facts. The hospital is located at 13663 Lee Highway, Centreville. Call 703-830-1182.

<cal2>A Turkey Hatch 100 Sporting Clay Tournament will take place Sunday, May 16 starting at 10 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park. Take aim; enjoy the challenge at this National Sporting Clays Association contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Bull Run Shooting Center. No advance registration. Call 703-830-2344.

<cal1>MONDAY/MAY 17

<cal2>Centreville Toastmasters is the place to improve your communication and leadership skills. The club meets from 7-8:15 p.m. on Mondays at the Centreville Regional Library. Guests are welcome. Prepared speeches, oral evaluations and impromptu speeches (table topics) will be on the agenda. Call Cindy Walsh at 703-378-1280. Upcoming meetings: May 17, June 7, 28, July 12, 26.

<cal1>TUESDAY/MAY 18

<cal2>New Mothers Luncheons are held every Tuesday for mothers and newborn babies to 8 months old. The group meets for lunch, speakers, discussions and fun — a different program every week. Bring a friend or come alone — it's a great way to meet other new moms and babies in the area. Meets Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Lunch is $20; four-lunch series is $75. Reservations required. Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-961-9179 or email: eventbuilders@hotmail.com.

* Tuesday, May 18 – “Sign Language for Infants,” Stephanie Steffer, Time to Sign;

* Tuesday, May 25 – “Toys! Toys! Toys!” Susie Waterstreet, Tree Top Toys;

* Tuesday, June 1 – “The Aches and Pains of Pregnancy and Beyond,” Dina Rosa;

* Tuesday, June 8 – “Smart Women Finish Rich – Tips for Planning Your Financial Future,” Deana Withrow, Morgan Stanley.


<cal2>Mothers First — Centreville/Chantilly is a support group for women making the transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Activities include lectures, field trips, mom's night out, etc. The next meeting is Thursday, May 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal2>The Clifton Community Woman's Club Homes Tour will take place Thursday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This annual fund-raiser benefits local charities and scholarships. The boutique hours are Wednesday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 20, from 9:30-5 p.m. Silent auction hours are Wednesday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour and are available at Antiques of Clifton, Baskets and Boughs, Heart in Hand Restaurant and Cottage Art in Clifton; and at Temptations in the Colonnade at Union Mill shopping center. Reservations for lunch will be taken at the Heart in Hand and the Hermitage Inn. The Clifton Store will be selling lunch. Call 703-803-1425.


<cal2>Local historian and former Lady Fairfax Mildred DeBell will speak about Centreville's history on Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Her family has played a central role in the history of the Centreville/Clifton area since before the American Revolution. She will share her personal reminiscences of life in Centreville during the 1930s, 1940s, and into the present. The church is located in the Historic District of Centreville at the intersection of Mount Gilead Road and Wharton Road, near the intersection of Routes 28-29. Reservations are required. Wine and cheese will be served. Contact Geoff Davis at davisgeof@aol.com or Jonathan Welch at waeiout@aol.com or St. John's at 703-803-7500.

<cal1>MAY 22-23

<cal2>The 13th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be held on May 22 and 23 at Reston Town Center. It offers plenty to see, taste, hear and do from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., both days. Artwork by more than 180 painters, sculptors, fine-crafters and jewelers will be available for purchase. There will be festive foods, some wine tasting, and artist demonstrations. Children (of all ages) can experiment with techniques in the Children’s Art Zone. The two-day juried art festival draws an attendance of 60,000. To volunteer, call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonarts.org.

<cal1>MAY 26-MAY 29

<cal2>The Chantilly High School Music Department will present its annual Jazz & Pizzazz concert, featuring Touch of Class and the Chantilly Jazz Band, from Wednesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats are $9 per ticket and may be purchased at Chantilly High School, beginning May 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Call 703-222-8181 or email Joyce Resua at jazzpizzazz@cox.net.


<cal2>Bull Run Regional Park Public Shooting Center has expanded hours beginning Tuesday, June 1. The new operating schedule will be 3-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 2-7:30 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Shooting Center offers individual and league shooting and archery opportunities, lessons and tournaments. Rental shotguns are available in the pro shop. Visit the Web at www.nvrpa.org or call 703-830-2344 or 703-631-0550.

<cal1>JUNE 2 and 17

<cal2>Mothers First — Centreville/Chantilly, is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to interrupt careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out, and lectures. June meetings are June 2 and June 17 at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Call 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

<cal1>JUNE 4, 5, 6

<cal2>The 31st Annual Quilt Show will be held June 4, 5, and 6 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center. Admission is $7 for one day, $15 for three days. The show is open 10-6 Friday/Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. More than 500 quilts, dolls and art-to-wear will be exhibited, in addition to classes, free product demos and more than 70 vendors. Visit www.QuiltersUnlimited.org or call 703-250-6407.


<cal2>The Seventh Annual Railroad Photography Competition, sponsored by the 10th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, will be held on Saturday, June 5 in Old Town Manassas. All entries must have a railroad theme and the competition is open to the public. Entries may be submitted to: Historic Manassas Inc., Attn: Railroad Photography Contest, 9431 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110. Entries are due on Friday, June 4. Contact Gordon Tassi of the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club at gtassi22193@comcast.net or visit www.mwcc-photo.org.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 13

<cal2>Body Shak's Sixth Annual Cuts for the Cure will be held Sunday, June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Hair cuts are $11, and all proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. Fun and games face painting and refreshments, Spiritual Impressions, Step Team from Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Body Shak is located at 6329 Multiplex Drive, Centreville. Call 703-263-9742.


<cal2>A Father’s Day 100 Sporting Clay Tournament will take place Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park's Public Shooting Center in Centreville. Take aim; enjoy the challenge at this National Sporting Clays Association contest. No advance registration. Call 703-830-2344.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 20

<cal2>Judged Pleasure Trail Ride. The Clifton Horse Society will sponsor a Judged Pleasure Trail Ride, the third of six in the Crystal Crown Competition, at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. Call 703-239-8590, email forhorses@erols.com or download an application at www.cliftonhorsesociety.org.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JULY 18

<cal2>A Lightning 100 Sporting Clays Tournament will take place Sunday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park's Public Shooting Center in Centreville. No advance registration. Call 703-830-2344.