The Center for the Arts in Manassas is having a summer of fun-filled camps in drama or art. In the Summer Splash Art camp, kids ages 5-7 and 8-12 will make many art projects and have fun making new friends.
The Pied Piper Theatre camp offers children a chance to learn and explore drama and acting. There are camps available for ages 5-18, beginners or advanced.
To see the camp schedule, visit the Web site at www.center-for-the-arts.com. Or call 703-330-2787 for more information or to register.
<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.
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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 Thursday, May 27 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 email@example.com.
<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 28 — Lush Life
<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.
<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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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;
* Tuesday, June 15 – "Nanny Agencies – What They Can Provide (More than you think!)" Jerry Milwit, Metropolitan Nannies;
* Tuesday, June 22 – "Post Partum Depression – Your Questions Answered" Brenda Gillette, MA;
* Tuesday, June 29 – "New Ways to Take Great Pictures of Your Baby," Johanna Waisley, Simply Create Photography;
* Tuesday, July 6 – No lunch;
* Tuesday, July 13 – "Allergy Alert- What you need to know Early," Kim Mulherin, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network;
* Tuesday, July 20 – "Healthy Eating for Babies and Moms," Beth Potter, BS, RD;
* Tuesday, July 27 – No lunch.
<cal2>Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) sponsors groups for injured victims and for relatives and friends of those who have been killed in drunk driving crashes. The next Injured Victim Support Group meeting will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. New participants are always welcome. Free. Call 703-978-3025.
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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.
<cal2>Mother's & More of Northern Virginia will have a general meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Mothers & More is a support group for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. Call toll free 866-716-7766. Visitors are welcome. Free.
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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 Greenbriar Community Association is sponsoring its annual Community Yard Sale Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 6. No early birds. Many of the 1,900 homes in the community will be participating. Come, look for many treasures — furniture, tools, toys, clothing, household items, etc.
<cal2>The Seventh Annual Clifton Caboose Twilight Run, a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 5 at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Clifton. The course begins in Clifton and winds its way through scenic horse country. Live music, free food, T-shirts and prizes are yours for $17/5K, $12/1-Mile before May 10th; $20/5K, $15/1-Mile after May 10th. Call 703-968-0740, www.CliftonVA.org or register on-line at www.SignMeUp.com/26491 <http://www.signmeup.com/26491>
<cal2>Broadway Gallery, located at 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive in Fair Lakes, will hold a reception for "A Collection of Recent Works" by Ken Strong on Saturday, June 5 from 5-9 p.m. A native of Australia, Strong will be introducing an exhibition of newly created works depicting Virginia, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. The event is free. Call 703-273-2388.
<cal2>His Glory Ministries and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries invite the public to the Second Annual Christian BandFest. This event will be held at the Bull Run Park Pavilion, on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is canned goods to help replenish WFCM's Food Pantry. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of live, contemporary, Christian music and fun. There will be grills available; bathrooms and a playground near by and the pool will be open too. This event will be held rain or shine.
<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>Wild Birds Unlimited, a new store located in Sully Plaza is hosting a grand-opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6. Activities include:
* Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m. — Live Birds of Prey. Kent Knowles with the Virginia Raptor Association will be in the store with six different varieties of native species.
* Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. — Bats. Leslie Sturges from Bat World will be in the store with live bats as well as projection equipment that will enable guests to see the facial detail of these mammals.
* Sunday, June 6 at noon. Wildlife Rescue League. A representative of the Wildlife Rescue League will be in the store to discuss wildlife rehabilitation and rescue.
There will be drawings for prizes, such as a WBU patented wood feeder with free-standing mounting pole, free birdseed for a year, binoculars and more. The store is a franchise independently owned and operated by Mike and Kellee Fritts, and is located at 13950 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly. Call 703-961-0198.
<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>Transportation Update, a local item of importance and urgency, will be the topic of discussion at the June meetings of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. The Fairfax Station unit, comprised primarily of residents of Clifton, Fairfax Station and Burke, will meet on Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Call the hostess at 703-730-8118 or the membership chair at 703-335-9723. For a meeting at a more convenient day or time, call the League office at 703-658-9150. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, community-based political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
<cal2>The Lane's Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter meeting is on Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. The topic will be the President General's Project. Lane's Mill is a small but active chapter that offers a broad range of programs on historic preservation and natural conservation, education of the nation's youth, promotion of patriotism, and love of country. Prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend meetings. Contact Jennifer Smith, Chapter Regent, at 703-961-1030 or visit the chapter site at <http://www.dar.org> under "chapters".
<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>The 31st Annual Antique Car Show will be held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. More than 400 antique and classic cars will fill the grounds. Purchase the car of your dreams at the Car Corral or find the perfect auto accessory, crafts or antiques in the Flea Market. Co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Model A Ford Club of America. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. Sully is located in Chantilly off Route 28, about 3/4 mile north of Route 50.
<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>Mother's & More of Northern Virginia will have a fall open house on Friday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centreville Regional Library. Mother's & More offers play groups, children's and family activities, guest speakers, book club, mom's night out, movie night, chat group and more.
<cal2>The National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold a day dedicated to recreation and fun for people living with MS, their families and friends on Sunday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At the workshop, "People in Motion: A Day of Movement, Energy and Fun," community members will discuss different ways for individuals and families to stay active when disability is in the family. To register, call 202-296-9891. The registration deadline is Friday, June 18. This event will be held at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, located at 10900 University Blvd. in Manassas.
Visit the Web site at www.MSandYOU.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.