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. Get in on the giveaways and cooking contests by signing up for the e-mail that contains a recipe and market news each week: firstname.lastname@example.org, header Clifton Farmers Market. The next give-away is Sunday, July 17 with $100 worth of sweet goodness from T&T Apiaries. The next cooking contest will determine the Salsa Queen or King.
<cal2>The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is featuring “Evolution of the Bell Helicopter” on July 21 from 12 to 12:15 p.m. Free. Center is located at 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Call 202-633-1000.
<cal2>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspection on Thursdays, July 21 and July 28, from 5-9 p.m. at the Chantilly station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. Technicians will make sure seats are adjusted correctly for each child’s age and height, that each child is securely placed in their respective seats and that each seat is properly installed in the vehicle.
No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves; this allows the technicians to properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and time. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.
<cal2>Music & Fun with mister don, at Noodles and Noggins in Clifton, will be held on Thursday, July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 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.
<cal2>Westfield High and Herndon High theatre directors Scott Pafumi and John Whapham are directing the production of “Twelfth Night.” Performances of Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night,” set in an island/Caribbean theme, are on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. at Herndon Middle School, located at 901 Locust Drive, Herndon. Cost is $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Students and alumnus from Herndon and Westfield High School will perform. Call 703-830-5167.
<cal2>Cox Movies Under the Moon, a summertime outdoor film festival benefiting Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and Special Love/Camp Fantastic at George Mason University’s Robinson Football Field, will be held July 21-23 at 6:30 p.m. Cox will partner with 97.1 WASH-FM to promote the event locally. Gates will open each night at 6:30 p.m. Movies will begin each night at sundown (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Spectators are encouraged to come early, bring a blanket and low beach chair, purchase food from the on-site restaurants (starting at 6:30 p.m.) and spend an evening watching a movie to support the charities. Visit www.moviesunderthemoon.org or call 703-323-6333. Schedule:
* July 21: "Ray" — PG-13
* July 22: "Ghostbusters" — PG
* July 23: "Dirty Dancing" — PG-13
<cal2>Vpstart Crow Productions, a professional theatre company in residence at The Cramer Center in Manassas, will perform John Steinbeck's classic play from his own novel, "Of Mice and Men," July 21-31 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. on Sunday matinees in Old Town Manassas. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
For individual tickets, contact Tickets.com or call 1-800-955-5566. For Group Sales or more
information, call Vpstart Crow at 703-365-0240 or visit www.vpstartcrow.com.
<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.
* July 22: TBA (July's Birthday Dance);
* July 29: Terence McArdle & Jumpin Tonight;
* Aug. 5: Rockin' Bones;
* Aug. 12: Daryl Davis;
* Aug. 19: Lush Life (August's Birthday Dance);
* Aug. 26: The Sevilles (Sock Hop).
<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host a free Summer Concert Series this Saturday, July 23 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.
* July 23 — Chris Polk Band;
* July 30 — Bicycle Thieves;
* Aug. 6 — Cartoon Johnny;
* Aug. 13 — Singer/Songwriter Showcase;
* Aug. 20 — Swing Speak;
* Aug. 27 — Mike Holden;
* Sept. 3 — Junkfood.
<cal2>Learn to Fly and build a free flight airplane at a model airplane workshop held on Saturday, July 23, from 10-2 p.m. Also enjoy RC airplane static display, free historical model aviation magazine and RC flight demonstrations. Located at the Fair Oaks Home Depot, 12275 Price Club Plaza, Fairfax. Call 703-266-9800.
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<cal2>Sully Historic Site will host its annual weekend encampment Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reenactors demonstrate the work of the army during the Civil War. Visitors can watch and participate in period games. The Fairfax Symphony’s Brass Ensemble and a parade of 19th century clothing will be held Saturday. Local duo Evergreen Shade will perform period music on the lawn Sunday. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Sully Historic Site is located at 3601 Sully Road in Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794.
<cal2>A yard sale to benefit the Tsunami Relief will be held Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13604 Northbourne Drive, Centreville. The event will be hosted by a mission team of 11 men and women from Frontline (a ministry of McLean Bible Church). The rain date is July 30. A wide range of items will be up for sale, including clothing, electronics, and home goods. Call 571-236-0902.
<cal2>Equality Fairfax will host is Fourth Annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at Nottoway Park in Vienna. More than 250 adults and children are expected to attend. Bring your food to barbecue and a lawn/beach chair. Equality Fairfax will supply the drinks, charcoal, buns, side dishes, paper products and condiments. No alcohol permitted. Children and dogs welcome. The park is located at 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna. Equality Fairfax is a not-for-profit, social and advocacy organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Fairfax County. Visit http://equalityfairfax.org/events.htm or call 703-255-1552.
<cal2>The Democratic Women of Clifton will host their first picnic on Sunday, July 24 from 4-6 p.m. at Clifton Park. The picnic is open to all DWC members and their families. Fun, friends and lemonade provided. Everyone should bring their own food, beverages, seating and a dessert to share. Contact CliftonWomenDems@aol.com and put “picnic” in the subject line or call Joan Pennington at 703-323-0496.
<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, July 25 — “Toys! Toys! Toys!” with Susie Waterstreet;
* Monday, Aug. 1 — NO LUNCH;
* Monday, Aug. 8 — “Yoga for moms and babies,” Jennifer Moore, Moore than Yoga;
* 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: email@example.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 July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 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.
<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host the Little Tots Summer Fun Series on the second and fourth Wednesday of July, 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.
* July 27 — "The Little Gym and Mr. Chad Sings;"
* Aug. 10 — Oh Susannah's Musical Sing-a-Long;
* 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;"
<cal2>The Boy Scouts of the Sully District, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Police Bike Squad, will conduct the Sully District Bike Rodeo on Wednesday, July 27 in three sessions: 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The police will tune the bicycles while the participants watch a safety video, then the police will put the riders through the obstacle course. All Scouts and their siblings are invited. The location for the Rodeo is the Chantilly National Golf & Country Club, 14901 Braddock Road, Centreville. Riders must bring their bicycles and helmets. Drinks and hot dogs will be available. A donation to the Scouts is requested.
The point of contact is Chris Downey at 703-707-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Dr. Gridlock, Washington Post columnist specializing in traffic, will speak at Fairfax's International Country Club on Wednesday, July 27. The luncheon is sponsored by the New Neighbors League Club, and costs $25 per person. A social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Call 703-453-6116.
<cal2>Story Time, held at Noodles and Noggins on Wednesdays, July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10-11 a.m. For ages 1-6. Themes include: Ice Cream, picnics, beach, 123, abc and airplanes. Story time will be held at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 12641 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton (next to the Fire House, across from the Clifton Post Office). Call 703-815-8600 for reservations and themes or stop by the store.
<cal2>The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Planning Division sponsors the Draft Watershed Plan Review Workshop for the Cub Run and Bull Run Watersheds on Thursday, July 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Bull Run Elementary School, located at 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville. Arrive 30 minutes early to sign in and enjoy refreshments. For more information on the workshop or watershed planning effort, visit www.fairfaxcounty-watersheds.net/ or contact Laura Grape at email@example.com or 703-324-5500, TTY 711.
<cal2> Westfield High and Herndon High theatre directors Scott Pafumi and John Whapham are directing the production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” Performances will be held on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at Herndon Middle School, located at 901 Locust Drive, Herndon. $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Students and alumnus from Herndon and Westfield High School will perform. Call 703-830-5167.
<cal2>Westfield Summer Stage will present Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" from July 28-31 at Westfield High School. Shows are July 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., July 30 at 2 p.m. and July 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and all seats are general admission. Tickets for sale online at www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com. Call 703-488-6439 (Black Box) or 571-212-1682.
<cal2>Friends of Dave Fund-Raiser: Clifton's Dave Armendaris, 39, a father of seven with no disability insurance, was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To help his family with his overwhelming medical bills, a fund-raiser will be held Saturday, July 30, from 6-10 p.m. at the Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. in Fairfax.
It's $20/person and includes a buffet dinner, silent auction and raffle. Auction items include: Two weeks' accommodations for six people (travel and meals not included) at a villa in St. Maarten; Washington Nationals tickets, golf packages, autographed NASCAR memorabilia, original paintings, high tea for two at the Bailiwick Inn in Fairfax and a gourmet dinner for four in the winner's home.
Send registrations for the fund-raiser or donations (not tax-exempt) to: Friends of Dave, P.O. Box 143, 43053 Pemberton Square, South Riding, VA 20152. Visit www.FriendsOfDave.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>A community Flea Market will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9-1 p.m. at Frying Pan Park in Herndon. The vendor fee is only $30 for a 12x24-foot space and proceeds benefit the Park Authority’s Volunteer Program and the Friends of Frying Pan Park. Vendors keep all of the proceeds from their sales. Call 703-324-8750 or email email@example.com for a registration form. Spaces sold out in previous years for this popular event, so early registration is recommended. There is no charge for shoppers.
<cal2>Northern Virginia Summer KidFest will be taking place at Clifton Town Park, Historic Clifton, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, July 30. The festival will offer a gift bazaar, face painting, graffiti art, singing, food and music by child performers. KidFest is open to all ages, and costs $5 per person. Visit www.novakidfest.com.
<cal2>The Goddard School, a preschool for children from six weeks to six years old, located at 5001 Westone Plaza, is hosting a Ice Cream Social Open House on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children of all ages will enjoy refreshments and fun activities at this special event. Ice cream for everyone! Cody and BJ will provide entertainment, and perform a family concert . Families will also receive 50 percent off first month's tuition when they enroll for the Fall semester before the end of July. The program offers extended hours from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. , the flexibility of either half- or full-day schedules. Call 703-378-4088.
<cal2>Sign up for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries' Midsummer Madness Basketball Extravaganza, which will take place Sunday, July 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Centreville High School gymnasium. Registration fee is $15 and deadline is July 15. All proceeds benefit Western Fairfax Christian Ministries and the work it does in the community.
Extravaganza features shooting competitions with prizes, 3-on-3 tournament for each age group, T- shirts for all registrants and concession stand for snacks and dinner. Go to WFCM's Web site http://www.wfcmva.org to download the registration form.
<cal2>The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Planning Division sponsors the Draft Watershed Plan Review Workshop for the Cub Run and Bull Run Watersheds on Monday, Aug. 1 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, located at 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Arrive 30 minutes early to sign in and enjoy refreshments. For more information on the workshop or watershed planning effort, visit www.fairfaxcounty-watersheds.net/ or contact Laura Grape at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-324-5500, TTY 711.
<cal2>Life Line Screening will be at the Forest Glen Sully Station on Aug. 1. The site is located at 14400 Woodmere Court in Centreville. Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis. Call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-registration is required.
<cal2>Mothers & More of Northern Virginia will meet on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Mothers & More is a support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. Visitors are welcome. Free. Visit www.novamoms.org or call 866-716-7766.
<cal2>The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is featuring “The Saturn V Instrument Unit” on Aug. 4 from 12-12:15 p.m. Free. Center is located at 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Call 202-633-1000.
<cal2>The Alliance Theatre is sponsoring the summer musical Honk! on Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at Centreville High School. Tickets are $14 and $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. To order call 703-834-0200 or online at Alliance.Tickets@gmail.com.
<cal2>Starlight Cinema at Trinity Centre in Centreville will feature a free presentation of "E.T." on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the nationwide celebration of the movie's 20th anniversary. 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>Used book sale by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088.
<cal2>Vpstart Crow Productions, a professional theatre company, will hold auditions for the classic romantic comedy "Bell, Book, and Candle" on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 6-9 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 8, from 7-9 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be announced at the auditions, which will be held at The Cramer Center, located at 9008 Center St. in Old Town Manassas. The production will run Oct. 7-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
and Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Cramer Center. Prepare for cold readings from the script. All roles are open and paid. Visit www.vpstartcrow.com or contact Vpstart Crow at
email@example.com or 703-365-0240.
<cal2>The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum are hosting Keith Young, a local military historian, as he presents views of Confederate prisoner life at the Pt. Lookout, Maryland prison camp. The session will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 7:30-9 p.m. Mr. Young presents and discusses actual sketches of John Omenhausser who, as a prisoner at Pt. Lookout from June 1864 until June 1865, made a large number of drawings depicting daily life in the prison camp, capturing some of the activities, events, pastimes, personalities and daily fare within the camp. Not gloomy or politically oriented, these sketches showed how life went on in captivity. This presentation is most enlightening and revealing. The presentation will be at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Call 425-9225.
<cal2>The Athletic Field Management will host its fourth annual workshop Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Ellanor 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>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 the 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>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.
<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>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> 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>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> 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 information.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
<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>The Center for the Arts invites 7-12 year-olds for some cool & messy fun in its “Clayworks” class from 11 a.m.- noon on July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and Aug. 2. Students will learn techniques and create their own pottery. $80. Call (703)330-ARTS to register.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or call 703-327-2006.
<lst>To have community events listed in Centre View, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.