<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.
<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>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 21 — Rockin' Bones and May's birthday dance
* May 28 — Lush Life
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonathan Welch at email@example.com or St. John's at 703-803-7500.
<cal2>The Gate Post Estates Homeowners' Association is sponsoring its annual Community Yard Sale Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 23. Items of interest include furniture, tools, toys, crafts, clothing, lawn and garden, electronics, and various household items. The community is located off Route 29 across from Centreville Baptist Church.
<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.
<cal2>The Centreville Regional Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, May 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Amy Mann, founder and past president, has her paintings featured in the library showcase for the month of May and will give a slide show at the meeting documenting the history and progression of her work over the last 30 years. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Angela Kleis at 703-963-6771 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
<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: email@example.com.
* 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.
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<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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
<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.
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<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.
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<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 Black Belt Academy of Centreville will be conducting a free, one-hour personal safety and outdoor activity preparedness seminar for children ages 6 and older on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Centrewood Square Shopping Center, 5944 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville (behind Legacy Furniture).
The training focuses on keeping children from becoming lost during outdoor activities and what they should do if they do become lost. The interactive session will feature role-playing scenarios, demonstrations and activities. This class will also introduce children to the "S.T.O.P. Rule" which is used when they think they may be lost in the wilderness. For details, call David Nyce at 703-803-4477 or visit TheBlackBeltAcademy.com.
<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 email@example.com or visit www.mwcc-photo.org.
<cal2>Meade's Art Studio in Centreville will be having its ninth annual Art Show on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sully Station Community Center, Westfields Boulevard and Sequoia Farms. Prizes will be given by popular vote. There are two categories — children up to age 11 and 12 years old and older. Special prizes will be given to the best paintings in the show. For details, call 703-802-6243.
<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: June 7, 28, July 12, 26.
<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>The Assistance League of Northern Virginia will hold an “Assistance League Sampler” meeting to inform community residents and prospective members about its philanthropic projects on Monday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chantilly branch of the Fairfax County Public Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly.
Created five years ago, ALNV is dedicated to promoting the well-being, self-esteem and education of at-risk youth and adults living in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. For more information, contact ALNV President Cindy Burgess at 703- 758-8454 or P.O. Box 209, Herndon, VA 20172. Go to www.assistanceleague.org.
<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.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download an application at www.cliftonhorsesociety.org.
<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.