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o have community events listed in Centre View, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Photos, especially color, are encouraged. Deadline is one week before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6434 with any questions.

<cal1>FRIDAY/JAN. 14

<cal2>Swing dances are held Friday nights at the Dulles Hilton in Herndon (corner of Route 28 and McLearen Road). All dances include a beginner class from 8:30-9 p.m. and then the bands play three sets between 9 p.m. and midnight. It's all for $12 per person. Visit www.gottaswing.com. Hosted by Sue and Gary Caley at sueandgary@gottaswing.com All dances are in the solarium at the Dulles Hilton.

* Jan. 14 — Dulles Hilton solarium, The Sevilles ('50s Sock Hop complete with poodle

skirts).

* Jan. 28 — solarium, Fabulettes.

* Feb. 4, — solarium, Joker's Wild.

* Feb. 11 — solarium, Rockin' Bones.

* Feb. 18 — solarium, Daryl Davis.

* Feb. 25— TBA.

* March 4 — King Teddy.

* March 11 — TBA.

* March 18 — solarium, The Sevilles.

* March 25 — solarium, Rockin' Bones.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 15

<cal2>Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Open House. Come and see the action on Northern Virginia's largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad. Featuring digital control, sound, and smoke. Also, visit the W&OD railroad's real caboose. From 1-5 p.m. in the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road in downtown Vienna. Free admission; donations accepted. Visit www.nvmr.org, e-mail nvmrinc@hotmail.com, or call 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

<cal1>JAN. 15-16

<cal2>"Enchanted Sleeping Beauty" The Center for the Arts' Pied Piper Theatre presents this musical production at Woodbridge High School, 3101 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge, on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2005. Tickets are $7 in advance at ticket outlets and $8 at the door. Group rates are also available. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 17

<cal2>New Mothers Luncheon. The luncheons are normally held every Monday for mothers and newborn babies to 8 months old. The group meets for lunch, speakers, discussions and fun — a different program every week. It meets Mondays 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 are required. Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or e-mail eventbuilders@hotmail.com.

* Monday, Jan. 17 — “Kindermusik;” Pam Phillips, Kindermusik of Fairfax;

* Monday, Jan. 24 — “Pediatrics 101 – What do I do if…?” Dr. Faith Frankel, Children’s Medical Associates;

* Monday, Feb. 7 — “The seven stages of motherhood;” Loretta Schultz, LPC;

* Monday, Feb. 14 — “The anchor in the storm — keeping your marriage strong so your family will thrive;” Debbie Beach;

* Monday, Feb. 21 — “Food allergies — how to recognize them and what to do,” Kim Mulherin, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network;

* Monday, Feb. 28 — “Nutrition for mommies and babies;” Debbie Jeffrey, RD.

<cal1>Wednesday/JAN. 20

<cal2>Mothers First – Chantilly/Centreville is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out and lectures. The next meeting is Jan. 20 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Drive. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Jan. 21-29

<cal2>"The Mousetrap." 2nd Flight Productions will perform Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, "The Mousetrap." The story is based around a young couple who opens up their own guest house, only to discover one of their guests is a killer. Mousetrap will be performed Jan. 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 at the Cramer Center, Old Town Manassas. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.2ndflightproductions.com. Call 703-927-5438.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Water Quality Monitoring Workshop. Learn about volunteer water quality monitoring in Prince William and Fairfax Counties with the Audubon Naturalist Society at a free workshop and stream walk on Sat. Jan. 22nd (10 a.m. to noon) at the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Stuart's Hill Center. Space is limited, so register by leaving name and phone number at 703-803-8400 by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

<cal1>Jan. 22-23

<cal2>"Enchanted Sleeping Beauty" The Center for the Arts' Pied Piper Theatre presents this musical production at Woodbridge High School, 3101 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge, on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance at ticket outlets and $8 at the door. Group rates are also available. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Assistance League of Northern Virginia will hold a multi-town membership meeting from 10:15 a.m. to noon at the Chantilly branch of the Fairfax County Public Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. Assistance League of Northern Virginia is a chapter of National Assistance League, a nonprofit, nonsectarian, volunteer service organization founded in the 1890s that promotes volunteerism through leadership training and education in 25 states. Contact Debbie Kiessling, membership chairman, at 703-758-1085, or Cindy Burgess, President, at 703-758-8454. The Assistance League national Web site is www.assistanceleague.org.

<cal1>JAN. 28-30

<cal2>The seventh-annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will take place Jan. 28-30 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Some 350 craft designers and fine artists will be displaying everything from pottery to hand-painted silk clothing to 14kt gold jewelry. The event will include craft demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery, iron forging, papermaking and more. Specialty foods will be available as well. The show runs Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 301-990-1400 or 800-210-9900 or visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Ballroom Dance. At the Center for the Arts, 9415 Battle St., Manassas, from 7:30-10 p.m. Instructor Bobbi Brennan will help attendees brush up on dance moves or learn new ones. Catered food, live orchestra. Cost is $15 per person. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS .

<cal1>Monday-Tuesday/Feb. 7-8

<cal2>2nd Flight Productions, a Centreville-based, community-theater group, is holding auditions for its next production, "Jesus Christ Superstar," Feb. 7-8, at 7 p.m., in Chantilly High's black-box theater, room 106. The show will be performed in May.

The group welcomes new members, and experience isn't required. "We'll be happy to teach them," said co-president Rebekah McKendry. Call her at 703-815-8347 or e-mail her at boxoffice@2ndflightproductions.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Valentine's Day Ball. Celebrate Valentine's Day with an elegant black-tie event, designed to provide members of the Manassas community with the opportunity to gather in celebration of a Great American Main Street and to support the Manassas Main Street Program. Auction, seated dinner, dancing, music by The New HOTS Jazz Orchestra. The gala will be held at the Foxchase Manor in Manassas from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $100 per person, and $25 of each ticket price is tax deductible. For tickets or partner information, contact Maryanne Toal, event coordinator, at 703-361-6599.

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>Ballroom Dance Classes. The Center for the Arts, 9415 Battle St., Manassas, offers Ballroom Dance lessons, which begin on Feb. 3. Classes meet each Thursday from 7:30-8:30, until March 24. Couples, singles, beginners, and those needing a refresher course are all welcome. The cost is $90 for singles and $126 for couples. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

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.

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 a unique group with a different angle to book loving. For more information and next monthly meetup date, visit http://bookcrossing.meetup.com/72/.

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.

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 the month, at 11 a.m., at 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.