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The Clifton Farmers Market is every Sunday morning, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Clifton Day, in the parking lot next to the post office on Chapel Street in downtown Clifton. Get in on the giveaways and cooking contests by signing up for the e-mail that contains a recipe and market news each week: plum1881@aol.com, header Clifton Farmers Market.

<cal1>THURSDAY/AUG. 11

<cal2>The Athletic Field Management will host its fourth annual workshop Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park — Cabell’s Mill in Centreville. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the new trend called artificial surface playing fields as well as Bermuda grass athletic fields. Turf grass specialists from around the region will lecture and hold demonstrations. Cost per person is $40. Registration deadline is Aug. 4. Contact Dan Sutherland at 703-324-8597.

<cal2>Author James A. Morgan III will discuss and sign "A Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edward's Ferry, Oct. 21-22, 1861" on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Free. Library is located at 14200 St. Germain Drive. Call 703-830-2223 to sign up.

<cal2>Music & Fun with mister don, at Noodles and Noggins in Clifton, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 18 and 25 from 3:15-4 p.m. Thumpin' Thursdays with mister jon includes singing, dancing, watching trains and lots of fun. For all ages. Held outside Noodles & Noggins, 7145 Main Street, Historic Clifton or in the Town Meeting Hall, depending on weather. Call 703-815-8600.

<cal1>FRIDAY/AUG. 12

<cal2>Truro Church will hold its annual Used Book Sale on Friday, Aug. 12 from 12-5 p.m. The church is located at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. The church will accept donations of any books, videos, CDs, DVDs and especially need children’s books. Magazines not accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the Truro Parish Office during regular business hours (9-5, M-F) from Aug. 1-11. Tax donation forms are available. Call one of the Truro librarians at 703-644-6512 or 703-748-0868.

<cal2>The United States Air Force Silver Wings will hold a public concert on Friday, Aug. 12 at noon at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located at 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Free. Tickets not required. For more information, call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit www.USAFBand.com.

<cal2>Learn about sky-watching and celestial objects on Friday, Aug. 12 from 8-9 p.m. at Cub Run RECenter, located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. In case of rain, the event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $5 per person. For reservations and directions, call Cub Run RECenter at 703-324-8523.

<cal2>Swing dances are held Friday nights in the solarium at the Dulles Hilton in Herndon (located on the corner of Route 28 and McLearen Road). All dances include a beginner class from 8:30-9 p.m. The band then plays three sets between 9 p.m. and midnight. All of this is available for $13 per person. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.

* Aug. 12: Daryl Davis;

* Aug. 19: Lush Life (August's Birthday Dance);

<sum> Aug. 26: The Sevilles (Sock Hop).

<cal2>Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Dinner Theater presents "Catastrophe at the Convention" on Friday, Aug. 12 at the church, located at 43987 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and meal is served at 6 p.m. Child care with a light dinner is available for children under 6 for $3. Visit www.pleasantvalleyumc.net or call 703-327-4461.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUG. 13

<cal2>The Sequoia Farms Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 300 homes in the community in the Centreville/Chantilly area, will be having a sale. Sequoia Farms is located near Route 28 and I-66, between Braddock Road and Westfields Blvd./Stone Road, just off of Sequoia Farms Drive. Just follow the signs. Rain Date is Saturday, Aug. 20.

<cal2>The Center for the Arts will host its next SummerSounds concert featuring “Solazo” — sensual rhythms of Cuba spiked with the sounds from the Andes on Saturday, Aug. 13. All concerts are held on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street Old Town Manassas at 6:30 p.m. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-2787 or visit the Web site, www.center-for-the-arts.com.

<cal2>The Northern Virginia Artists League is a local group of artists and photographers which meets on the second Saturday of every month for an "art outing" at 8:30 a.m. at Starbucks (in Centreville, on the corner of Braddock and Stone Roads). The group then car pools to local destinations for plein air painting or photography. In addition, the group holds a general meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at members' homes to critique each others' works and to share ideas for marketing their art. All medias, watercolor, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, photography, etc., are welcome. Visit NOVALArt.com or call Lorrie Herman at 703-263-9667.

<cal2>The Mosby Heritage Area Association's Popular Program continues at Atoka on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. The Mosby Heritage Area Association's goal is to leave those attending this program with a better understanding of that moment in time in the 1860s that helped define a "sense of place in the Mosby Heritage Area." The village of Atoka is just a few yards off Route 50 on Route 713, four miles west of Middleburg. Signs will guide those attending to parking for the program. There is some walking involved, so good walking shoes are recommended. Call the Mosby Heritage Area Association at 540-687-6681.

<cal2>Enjoy Harry Potter outdoors at The Drive-in Theater Starlight Cinema at Trinity Centre in Centreville. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" will be screened on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Watch the movie on a big screen from a car. Free. Trinity Centre is located at 5875 Trinity Parkway in Centreville. Movies are canceled in case of rain. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for cancellation information.

<cal2>Truro Church will hold its annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The church is located at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. The church will accept donations of any books, videos, CDs, DVDs and especially need children’s books. Magazines not accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the Truro Parish Office during regular business hours (9-5, M-F) from Aug. 1-11. Tax donation forms are available. Call one of the Truro librarians at 703-644-6512 or 703-748-0868.

<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host a free Summer Concert Series this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 5-8 p.m. Similar concerts will continue to be held every Saturday evening at the same time through Sept. 4. Each Concert series will feature an acoustic performer followed by a different band in the Fountain Plaza located outside of the Cinemas.

* Aug. 13 — Singer/Songwriter Showcase;

* Aug. 20 — Swing Speak;

* Aug. 27 — Mike Holden;

* Sept. 3 — Junkfood.

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUG. 14

<cal2>Sunday, Aug. 14 will be a busy day at the Clifton Farmers Market. Salsa Contest: the eating kind not the dancing kind, will be judged at 10 a.m. If you wish to enter bring some of your favorite homemade salsa along with the recipe to the Fresh Cut Flower tent from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The winner will receive the 2005 Salsa Winner Trophy and bragging rights for a year. Vendor White Elephant Sale: during the regular Clifton Farmers Market hours, 8 to noon, the vendors will be running a White Elephant / Yard Sale at the market. The Farmers Market is located in the parking lot next to the post office, in Clifton from 8 to noon.

<cal2>Truro Church will hold its annual Used Book Sale on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 12-2 p.m. The church is located at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. The church will accept donations of any books, videos, CDs, DVDs and especially need children’s books. Magazines not accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the Truro Parish Office during regular business hours (9-5, M-F) from Aug. 1-11. Tax donation forms are available. Call one of the Truro librarians at 703-644-6512 or 703-748-0868.

The Center for the Arts' Pied Piper Theatre and Prince William Little Theatre will present an evening of one-act plays on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory, located at 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Pied Piper Theatre will offer "Lovers" by Brian Friel, and PWLT will perform "I'm Herbert," a comedy by Robert Anderson. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5. Both shows are suitable for children ages 12 and up. For more information, call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-2787.

<cal1>AUG. 15-19

<cal2>Music Camp. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 15-19. Centreville United Methodist Church will hold a summer music camp with a handbell focus for rising second- through seventh-graders. Activities will include ringing bells, crafts, singing, snacks, games and movement activities. Registration forms are available at the church, and the cost for the week is $10 per camper. Contact Becky Jackson, director of music, at 703-830-2684 x1869.

<cal1>MONDAY/AUG. 15

<cal2>Mothers with babies, newborn to 8 months old, are invited to eat lunch, listen to speakers, discuss a variety of topics and have fun every Monday at Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, from 11:45-2 p.m. Bring a friend or come alone — a great way to meet other new moms and babies in Northern Virginia.

* Monday, Aug. 15 — “Fitness for new moms;”

* Monday, Aug. 22 — “Travel with a baby – how do I do it?" Rochelle Goldberg with Maura White, GoBabies.com;

* Monday, Aug. 29 — “Kindermusik” Pam Phillips, Kindermusik of Fairfax.

Cost is $20; four-lunch series is $75 (good for any four lunches). To make a reservation, call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or email: eventbuilders@hotmail.com. Also, more information can be found at www.event-builders.com sponsored by Event Builders, LLC.

<cal2>Mighty Mondays with mr. knick knack! for singing, dancing, and fun, is held Aug. 15, 22 and 29 from 10-11 a.m. outside of Noodles & Noggins, located on 7145 Main Street, Historic Clifton. For all ages. Call 703-815-8600.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/AUG. 17

<cal2>Author Shakta Kaur Khalsa presents Yoga for Kids and gives a demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at George Mason Regional Library. Free. Books and CDs will be available for purchase. Library is located at 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-256-3800 to sign up.

<cal2>Noodles and Noggins sponsors Story Time on Wednesdays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31 from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 12641 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton (next to the Fire House, across from the Clifton Post Office). For ages 1-6. $5 donation to cover cost of supplies requested. Call 703-815-8600 for reservations and themes.

<cal1>THURSDAY/AUG. 18

<cal2>The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is featuring “The Hawker Hurricane” on Aug. 18 from 12-12:15 p.m. Free. Center is located at 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Call 202-633-1000.

<cal2>Mothers First in Chantilly/Centreville will host its meeting on Aug. 18 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Dr. Mothers First is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Visit the Web site at www.mothersfirst.org or call 703-827-5922.

<cal2>"Seventeen" celeb merchandising editor, Cheryl, is hosting a "Get Discovered" model call for the most stylish teens on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. Hundreds of teens ages 13-21 are expecting to show up for their chance to be in the pages of Seventeen. Local teens walk the runway and compete to star in the Fall Rock the Runway fashion show on Saturday, Aug. 20. at 1 p.m. Featuring live performance from Island Records artist Courtney Jaye. Visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com or contact Cheryl Cope at ccope@hearst.com or 917-934-6633 or 917-952-2684.

<cal1>FRIDAY/AUG. 19

<cal2>The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will hold a public concert on Friday, Aug. 19 at noon at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located at 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Free. Tickets not required. Call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit www.USAFBand.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUG. 20

<cal2>Starlight Cinema at Trinity Centre in the Sully District will feature a free presentation of "Shrek 2" on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Watch the movie on the big screen from a car. Designated seating area in front of the screen for star gazing. Trinity Centre is located at 5875 Trinity Parkway in Centreville. Movies are canceled in case of rain. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for cancellation information.

<cal2>Cub Scout Pack 1859, sponsored by the LRR Homeowners Association, will be hosting a "Hike Through Union Mill's History" at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 for interested boys and their parents. The hike will begin and end on Balmoral Greens Avenue where it crosses Johnny Moore Creek. The hike is a moderate walk and should take about two hours to complete. Hot dogs and sodas will be provided at the end of the hike.

A second event, "Pizza/Pool Party," will be held at LRR Pool No. 3 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. Pizza and drinks will be provided for all current Pack 1859 Cub Scouts and any boys interested in joining the Cub Scouts. Boys entering grades 1-5 in September are eligible to join. Please e-mail Art Kuehne at kuehnear@state.gov or call 703-266-9743 or Anton Jareb at a_jareb@hotmail.com or call 703-222-5606.

<cal2>Jazz guitarist, Rick Whitehead, will be performing with Swing Speak on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairfax Corner (Four Corners) Shopping Center, Fairfax, located on Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway.

Visit www.fairfaxcorner.com for information and directions.

<cal2>Rainbow Child Development Center and Growing Footsteps will be holding an open house from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. There will be games for children, a moon bounce, food and refreshments. Stop by and take a tour of the facilities. Rainbow Child Development Center will be enrolling children in a new private full-day kindergarten program then. Growing Footsteps is accepting enrollment for before and after-school care. Visit www.rainbowchilddevctr.com or www.growingfootsteps.com or call 703-222-9550 (Rainbow) or 703-830-1010 (Growing Footsteps).

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUG. 21

<cal2>Sully Historic Site is sponsoring an ice cream social on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. Ice cream, old-style games, and craft making are part of the fun. Reservations are required. $7 per person. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal2>Wild Birds Unlimited of Chantilly will host a Live Birds of Prey educational presentation by the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at 13950 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly. Come by to see hawks, owls and falcons and learn how these raptors fit into the local environment. Cost is free. Call 703-961-0198.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/AUG. 24

<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host the Little Tots Summer Fun Series on the second and fourth Wednesday of August and September. The series will feature free children's entertainment at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Fountain Plaza located outside of the Fairfax Corner Cinemas.

* Aug. 24 — Beowulf T. Wonderbunny's Traveling Show of Mystery;

* Sept. 14 — "Wheels on the Bus" Music Show;

* Sept. 28 —Blue Sky Puppet Theater, "Rufus;"

<cal1>THURSDAY/AUG. 25

<cal2>A new group is forming for parents who have lost children. Similar to a support group, "The Angel over my Garage" is a forum where parents can tell their stories, meet others in similar circumstances, and share personal advice. Started by Lauren Kirby and Meg Lawless, the group incorporates the stories and advice that one parent would pass on to another who experienced the same type of loss. The first meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville, VA. RSVP to mailto:4kirbys@cox.net or 4kirbys@cox.net. Visit www.theangelovermygarage.com for information about future meeting dates, times, locations, and how to share stories and advice.

<cal2>The Angel Over My Garage, a group for parents who have lost a child to an illness, an accident or suicide, invites participants to its first meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, located at 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. A support group where parents can share stories and advice to one another. RSVP to 4kirbys@cox.net to attend.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUG. 27

<cal2>The ESL and Immigrant Ministries provides English classes in 17 locations in Northern Virginia, including Centreville and Chantilly. Both day and evening classes are offered. Childcare is available at some locations. Registration begins Aug. 27. A $15 donation is requested. Check www.eslim.org for class locations and schedules or call 703-841-0292 and leave a message. Calls will be returned in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese.

<cal2> Starlight Cinema at Trinity Centre in the Sully District will feature a free presentation of "Ghostbusters" on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Watch the movie on the big screen from a car. Designated seating area in front of the screen for star gazing. Trinity Centre is located at 5875 Trinity Parkway in Centreville. Movies are canceled in case of rain. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for cancellation info.

<cal1>TUESDAY/AUG. 30

<cal2>Westfield High School will hold its 6th annual Bulldog Barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the school. There will be a silent auction, food, spiritwear and PE uniform sale, club membership sign-ups and more. Community is invited. Volunteers are needed and should call Leslie Schreiber at 703-266-3950. To donate auction items, contact Nancy Hutchinson at 703-830-4895. Contact Karoline Hurd at 703-830-6546.

<cal1>THURSDAY/SEPT. 1

<cal2>The Southwestern Youth Association will hold annual elections at the September board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the office of Michael Frey, Sully District Supervisor, at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. All members of the SYA community are invited. Anyone interested in nominating themselves or someone else for the office of president, vice president, secretary or treasurer should send their resume and a brief letter to SYA, P.O. Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122. SYA also needs volunteers to fill other non-executive board positions. If interested, e-mail to syaboard@verizon.net or call 703-815-3362.

<cal1>SATURDAY/SEPT. 10

<cal2>The Friends of The Kennedy Center volunteer program needs volunteers to assist with the 21st Annual Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Festival features free performances and activities to the public. Volunteers will need to attend an orientation and work either a four-hour shift or the entire day. A variety of positions are available. Call the Friends office at 202-416-8301 to request an application.

<cal2>Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church presents the 13th Annual Fall Festival and Antique Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 and is in need of car show enthusiasts. Help also needed with sponsorship, children's activities, bake sale, silent auction, flea market, set-up/tear-down and parking. Anyone willing to help should contact Ann Marie Smith at 703-421-2767 or Pam Hummel at 703-327-9295.

<cal1>SEPT. 15

<cal2>The Naomi Project, a free, confidential, interfaith program sponsored by the Virginia Council of Churches, needs volunteers who will be trained to serve as mentors to at-risk pregnant women and new mothers.

Mentors provide positive reinforcement and encouragement, help clients learn about good health during pregnancy, locate needed information and services, model sound parenting skills, and support their clients as they plan for healthy, stable futures.

The next training session for volunteers is four Thursday evenings this fall — Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 — at the Fairfax County Government Center from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed.

Contact Pilar Jones at 703 860-2633 or naomiproject@hotmail.com, or visit www.naomiproject.org.

<cal1>FRIDAY/SEPT. 23

<cal2>Capital Home & Remodeling Expo from Friday, Sept. 23- Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Dulles Expo Center, located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. The show features a variety of home-related products and services with more than 500 exhibits, the latest styles and trends showcased in designer rooms and a technology area, workshops as well as appearances from local professionals. Show hours are 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their design plans, pictures and remodeling-related questions to booth #803 in the North Hall. Visitors can purchase tickets at www.HomeandRemodelingExpo.com and look for discount offers. Box office admission is $9 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12. Free for children ages 5 and under. Call the show hotline at 703-533-4848.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCTOBER 1

<cal2>Centreville High School's Class of 1995 reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Doubletree Tysons Corner in Falls Church. Visit GreatReunions.com for up-to-date information and a list of classmates.

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>The Centreville Regional Art Guild (CRAG) and Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) are producing a 16-month calendar with artwork of Centreville area landmarks, to be available in time for Centreville Day this September. The calendar features reproductions of member artwork, including works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and photography. CRAG is offering space to local businesses and artists to list their names and contact information in return for donations. In addition to the calendar listing, donating companies will receive CRAG's monthly newsletter, a link on CRAG's Web site and a "We support the local arts" window decal. Anyone interested in being included in the calendar can contact CRAG President Angela Kleis at 703-963-6771. The calendars will be available for a donation at Centreville Day and at local shopping centers this fall.

<cal2>"Painting on the Coast of New Brunswick, Canada," an exhibit of paintings by Amy Mann, done over the last few years in St. Andrews, New Brunswick and surrounding areas will be on display for the month of May at Centreville Regional Library, Centreville. Call 703-831-2223

<cal2>The Meals on Wheels program is in immediate need of volunteers to deliver meals to clients in the areas of Chantilly/Centreville. The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. and ensuring that the meals are delivered to the clients, usually by 1 p.m. Drivers can choose to deliver meals weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or to substitute as needed. Call the Volunteer Intake Hotline at 703-324-5406, TTY 703-449-1186.

<cal2>A Mindfulness Meditation Class will be held every Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at the Fairfax Sun and Moon Yoga Studio, 9998 Main Street, Fairfax. Free. Contact ErikaKL@aol.com or call 703-864-2807.

<cal2>Northern Virginia Bookcrossing Meetup. These book lovers like to keep their books busy by reading, releasing and tracking their books' adventures with others locally, nationally and internationally. Fun book challenges, hunt for books "in the wild" and more. Share your books and be part of a unique group with a different angle on book loving. Visit http://bookcrossing.meetup.com/72/.

<cal2>Fairfax Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is recruiting community-minded citizens from diverse backgrounds to volunteer as advocates for children whose families have been cited for abuse and neglect by the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The role of a CASA is to investigate a child's situation and to advocate for what is in the best interest of the child in court. All CASA Volunteers undergo training to prepare them for this role and no prior experience in child welfare is required. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity and upcoming orientation and training dates, visit www.casafairfax.org or contact CASA's development and recruitment associate at 703-273-3526 or staff@casafairfax.org.

<cal2>Red Hat Society — A chapter of the Red Hat Society is now in Centreville. Women age 50 and up wear red hats, purple outfits and kick up their heels. Meetings are the last Wednesday of every month, at 11 a.m. in the Sully Senior Center, 5690 Sully Road (inside Centreville Presbyterian Church, off Route 28 south, near the I-66 west exit). All area seniors are welcome to join or come for a visit. Call Mary Doerman, 703-968-7889; Scotti Brennan, 703-378-5206; or Sully Senior Center Director Carma Ryan, 703-322-4475.

<cal2>Civil War Tour. Participants of the newest Mosby Heritage Area Association’s program, Impact of War, will be lead on tours that focus on the Civil War in the areas of Aldie and Atoka, along the Little River Turnpike. Interpreters will be at Mount Zion Church on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to give tours of the church and cemetery. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., interpreters will be at the Rector House in the village of Atoka, 4 miles west of Middleburg along Route 50. The free program will continue through the summer, with the last program at Mount Zion Church on August 20, and on August 21 at the Rector House. For more information, call the Mosby Heritage Area Association at 540-687-6681 or email info@mosbyheritagearea.org.

<cal2>The Fairfax County Park Authority’s 2005 Arts in the Parks children’s entertainment series will hold performances at Burke Lake Park, E.C. Lawrence Park, Mason District Park and Lake Fairfax Park each Saturday at 10 a.m. from now through the end of August. Fairfax Symphony’s OTO Woodwind Quartet will present Music Is Colorful at Lake Fairfax Park on July 9th and at Mason District Park on July 16th. For information and directions, call Burke Lake Park at 703-323-6601; E.C. Lawrence Park at 703-631-0013; Mason District Park at 703-941-1730; or Lake Fairfax Park at 703-471-5415.

<cal2>The Center for the Arts in Manassas still has openings in many of its Summer Camps in art or drama, for ages 5-18. Visit the Web site at www.center-for-the-arts.com for a complete schedule or call (703)330-ARTS.

<cal2>Register for fall sports now with Southwestern Youth Association to assure that every child has a spot on the team. Fall registrations are still available online at www.syasports.org. SYA offers Little League Baseball, Girl's Softball, Soccer, Travel Soccer, Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Football and Field Hockey. Fall season begins Aug. 1 for football and shortly after for all other sports. The season runs through Nov. 15. Office phone number is 703-815-3362 and e-mail address is syaboard@verizon.net. Hotline is no longer in service. Use sport contact (coach, team mom, sport's Web site) to check for field/gym closures.

<cal2>Diamonds & Rust Enterprises, Inc. in Aldie will run a raffle to benefit local real estate agent Haidee Akins from Aug. 1-31. Owner Marcia Hall will donate a free, fall weekend getaway at her Deep Creek Lake vacation home in Maryland (date to be determined with winner, subject to availability). Raffle tickets may be purchased for $10 each at Diamonds & Rust, located at 39333 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie, any time from Aug. 1-31. Drawing date is Sept. 1. All proceeds will be donated toward Haidee's medical expenses for treatment of pancreatic cancer. For link to house photos and more details, visit http://rentals.deepcreek.com/book/house.html?PMSUnitID=SDELI. E-mail marcia@lkyi.com or call 703-327-2006.

<cal2>Don Shim and his staff from Einstein Tutoring Service will be offering free SAT Math class at Centreville Library to improve SAT Math scores for two hours each time for four Saturday mornings. Registration fee is $50 and a material cost is $50. Lecture is free.

Call (703) 968-8132.

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