Worth Noting

Worth Noting

To 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>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Free English as a Second Language Classes are being offered at Dranesville United Methodist Church, 1089 Liberty Meeting Court, Herndon. Various levels of instruction are available for beginning to advanced students. Open registration and classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.  Registration and classes will continue each Thursday morning from 9:30 –11:30 a.m. until May 19. New students are welcome at any time. Free childcare is provided during class time for children 2 years and older. Call the church office at 703-430-3137 during the day, or Sharon Harroun at 703-860-9417 in the evenings.

<cal1>Jan. 28-29

<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. "The Mousetrap" will be performed Jan. 28 and 29 at the Cramer Center, Old Town Manassas. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 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>FRIDAY/JAN. 28

<cal2>The Mill Run Dulcimer Band will be performing a free concert of old-time sentimental music at 8 p.m. at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

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. 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>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 14-karat gold jewelry. The event will include craft demonstrations of pottery, print making, woodturning, papermaking, metal spinning 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>Jan. 29-30

<cal2>Pied Piper Theatre's production of "Enchanted Sleeping Beauty" will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Senior High School, 3101 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge. Tickets are $7 in advance at ticket outlets and $8 at the door. Tickets purchased previously for Jan. 22 and 23 will be honored at the door. Group rates are also available. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

<cal1>Jan. 29-31

<cal2>Auditions. The Center for the Arts announces auditions for Rooftop Productions' spring musical, "Quilters", directed by Scott Bailey. Actresses, singers, and dancers 19 and older are needed for this all-female cast. Open auditions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 from 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 30 from 7-9 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 31 from 7-9 p.m. in the Kellar Theater at the Center for the Arts' Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Bring a ballad, gospel or folk song to sing at auditions. No monologues are necessary. Performances of "Quilters" are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., April 8-23 at the Kellar Theater. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Seldom Scene, Lonesome River Band and All4Hym Bluegrass Concert, to benefit the Child Rescue Centre, Sierra Leone. 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tickets $25, $35. Call 1-800-594-TIXX or visit www.seldomscene.tickets.musictoday.com. Call 703-793-9521.

<cal2>First Horizon Bank, a full-service financial services company, announced its partnership with WMZQ 98.7 FM Radio as the official bank sponsor for its 13th annual “Quest for a Million Pennies” radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 14260 J Centreville Square, Centreville. Visitors to the financial centers will be privy to the following activities:

* A chance to donate toys for local children’s hospitals;

* A chance to spin the WMZQ prize wheel for those who donate more than $5;

* A chance to register to win a Wintergreen Resort Getaway;

* A free three-day test-drive of an Infiniti from Passport Infiniti in Alexandria;

* Music from WMZQ-FM radio;

* A First Horizon piggy bank souvenir.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 3

<cal2>CentrevilleDogs is a group of more than 150 Centreville residents who have joined together to establish an off-leash dog park in the area. The group is currently working with Fairfax County Park Authority on the proposed site of Quinn Farm Park, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Old Lee Road. The next meeting will be from 7-8 p.m. at the Sully Station II Community Center, 5501 Sully Park Drive, Centreville. For more information, email CentrevilleDogs@yahoo.com, visit the Web site at www.centrevilledogs.org or write to: P.O. Box 230542 Centreville, VA 20120.

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. February's meetings are Feb. 3 and 17 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.

Mothers & More of No. VA General Meeting. Mothers & More is a support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. February speaker topic: Talking to your children about love, sex, drugs and other difficult issues. Free. Call 866-716-7766 or visit www.novamoms.org for more information.

<cal1>Feb. 4-5

<cal2>Auditions. Pied Piper Theatre announces auditions for its final show of the 2004-2005 season. Actors, dancers, and singers ages 8-18 are needed for the Broadway version of "Seussical the Musical." Based on the Dr. Seuss books, this boisterous and entertaining musical will delight audiences of all ages with our favorite characters The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and the Grinch. Auditions will be held at the Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Performances will be May 7, 8, 14, and 15 at Osbourn Park H.S. Auditions are by appointment only. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS for an audition appointment.

<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.

Chocolate Fest. The City of Fairfax presents its annual Chocolate Lovers Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Fairfax. For more information on events scheduled, visit www.chocolatefestival.net or call 703-385-1661.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Chinese New Year. The New World Bilingual Institute (NWBI) and George Mason University (GMU) Office of Diversity Programs and Services (DPS) invites the community to the NWBI/GMU 4703rd Chinese New Year Celebration (the year of the Rooster). The celebration will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus. The celebration includes several dance performances, Chinese painting/calligraphy demonstrations, a silent auction, food, and prizes.

Chocolate Fest. The City of Fairfax presents its annual Chocolate Lovers Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Fairfax. Visit www.chocolatefestival.net or call 703-385-1661.

<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. Call 703-815-8347 or e-mail boxoffice@2ndflightproductions.com.