<sh>Free Adult ESL Classes

<bt>Beginning, intermediate and advanced level ESL classes will be offered from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 17. Classes will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Register at the church Sept. 1 between 7 and 9 p.m. Late registration will be accepted if classes are not full. There is a $10 registration fee. The text book costs $20. Returning students do not need to buy a new book if they repeat the same level class. Call 703-323-9500 or log on to

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free child safety carseat inspections on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 5-9 p.m. at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. They will make sure the seats are correct for the child’s age and height, the child is securely placed in the seat and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. Residents should install the child safety seats themselves so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line, 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Centreville Restaurant Battle

<bt>For the first time, Centreville Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, will feature a "Taste of Centreville" contest. Folks will be able to enjoy a great selection of foods from a variety of restaurants and then fill out ballots to choose the place that they think offers the best “Taste of Centreville.” Interested restaurant owners or managers should download the vendor form from For more information contact Michelle Brendel at 703 517-8467 or

<sh>Clifton Town Council Meeting

<bt>The Clifton Town Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.

<sh>Springfield District/Fairfax Center Land-Use Meeting

<bt>The Springfield District/Fairfax Center Land-Use Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in rooms 4 and 5 of the Fairfax County Government Center. Call Marlae Schnare at 703-324-2500.

<sh>Blood Donations Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations, especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from noon-8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in.

<sh>Docents Needed at Air and Space Museum

<bt>The National Air and Space Museum is recruiting the next class of docents for its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center — the most visited museum site in Virginia.

Docents bring the museum's unparalleled collection to life through tours that share the fascinating histories of the artifacts and the people who flew them. Docent positions are unpaid but offer unlimited satisfaction for those who enjoy working with visitors and are inspired by aviation and space exploration.

Docent candidates must agree to a two-year commitment to the program and complete 11 weeks of training. They are given scheduled shifts with a minimum of eight hours per month.

Training classes will be held on Saturdays beginning Sept. 10.

Applications are available on the museum's Web site at, or can be obtained by contacting Udvar-Hazy Center docent coordinator Valerie Clark at 703- 572-4070 or

Completed applications must be received by Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, off of Route 28. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission to the Udvar-Hazy Center is free but there is a $12 fee for public parking. The museum operated a shuttle bus between the center and its flagship building on the National Mall in Washington from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a round-trip ticket costing $12. Group discounts are available.