<cal2>Free child safety carseat inspections will be performed at the Sully Police Station on Thursdays, June 23 and 30 from 5-9 p.m. The Sully Police Station is located at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspectors will make sure your carseats are set for your child’s age and height, inspect the safety of your child's placement and verify that each seat is properly installed in your vehicle.
Residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as needed. No appointment is 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>Mothers First – Chantilly/Centreville will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Drive. This event is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
<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.
* June 24: Bad Influence;
* July 1: July 4th celebration;
* July 8: Swing Command (16-piece big band!);
* July 15: Big 4 Combo;
* 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);
<sum> Aug. 26: The Sevilles (Sock Hop).
<cal2>The U.S. Air Force Center Band and Singing Sergeants will perform a free concert on Friday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. Tickets are not required. Call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit the Web site at: www.USAFBand.com.
<cal2>The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host its first animal care workshop on the pros and cons of house rabbits, housing, feeding, vet care and enrichment at 4500 West Ox Road on Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. Registration is required by Friday, June 24. "So, You Think You Want a Rabbit: The Things Bunny Parents Should Know," will be a two-hour, basic workshop on rabbits as house pets for prospective and new bunny owners. The workshop will be taught by Mary O'Malley, the lead volunteer for small animals at the shelter who has worked with over 100 rabbits in her capacity as a rabbit owner, foster parent and volunteer. Adoptable rabbits, including a mother and six babies, will serve as models for the class. Contact Ellen Kamilakis, Fairfax County Animal Shelter's volunteer coordinator, at 703-830-8805 or email@example.com before 5 p.m. Children are welcome. The class will be limited to 30 participants.
<cal2>Fairfax County Public Library will host a kick-off for this year's Summer Reading Program at the Chantilly Regional Library, Saturday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m. There will be a juggler, a musician, and comedian Nicolo Whimsey. This is a free event. Call 703-502-3883.
<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host a free Summer Concert Series this Saturday, June 25 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.
* June 25 — Naked Blue;
* July 2 — Merchants of Cool;
* July 9 — Bad Influence;
* July 16 — Almost Recess;
* 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>“Grease” is the theme of Mrs. P’s Planet Danz Summer Camp to be held June 27-29 from 2-6 p.m. for girls ages 6-17 at Paul VI Catholic High School. Mrs. P is a 20-year dance team coach at Paul VI. Girls who preregister receive special “Grease” T-shirts. Call Mrs. P at 703-250-5711.
<cal2>Wacky Wednesdays with Mr. Knick Knack. It's time for songs and fun with Mr. Knick Knack on Wednesday, June 29 between 4:15 and 5 p.m. Event is outdoors at Noodles & Noggins, 7145 Main Street, Clifton (in the Town Meeting Hall if it rains or is really hot). For all ages. Suggested contribution per child. CALL 703-815-8600. Dates: 6/29.
<cal2>Noodles & Noggins StoryTime! will be held Wednesday, June 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. The event is geared toward children ages 1-6. Enjoy great books, do an enjoyable craft and have some fun. Requested donation is $5 for supplies. Call 703-815-8600.
<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 this July and August at Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, starting Monday, July 4 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 4 — NO LUNCH
* Monday, July 11 — “Sign Language for Babies,” with Jennifer Moyer, Baby Signs
* Monday, July 18 — “Now that I am a mother — who am I?” Identity issues with Lisa Lyons, LPC
* Monday, July 25 — “Toys! Toys! Toys!” with Susie Waterstreet
Monday, August 1, 2005 – NO LUNCH
Monday, August 8, 2005 – “Yoga for moms and babies,” Jennifer Moore, Moore than Yoga
Monday, August 15, 2005 – “Fitness for new moms”
Monday, August 22, 2005 – “Travel with a baby – how do I do it?"
Rochelle Goldberg with Maura White, GoBabies.com
Monday,. August 29, 2005 – “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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, more information can be found at www.event-builders.com sponsored by Event Builders, LLC.
<cal2>The U.S. Air Force Band will present a public concert at the National Air and Space Museum, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, at noon on Friday, July 4. The concert is free and tickets are not required. Parking is $12. For more, call 202-767-5658.
<cal1>JULY 8 and 9
<cal2>The 2005 Northern Virginia Home Education Conference will be held Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. NASA, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Riverstone Educational Games, The Science Museum of Virginia, Patrick Henry College, Frick and Frack Music, and Discovery Toys are just a few of the institutions that will be setting up exhibitions. This will be a great opportunity to give your child's education new vitality for a life of achievement, or just to learn more about the latest methods of supporting the education of students whose backgrounds range from public schooling to private schooling to home schooling. Visit www.DullesExpo.com or call the Dulles Expo Center at 703-378-0910.
<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>Sully Historic Site is sponsoring a boys adventure day on Saturday, July 9, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site for young men ages 8 and up. Boys will wear a tri-cornered hat while beating biscuit dough, foraging through the forest and playing historic games. Cost is $15. Call 703-437-1794.
<cal2>The Federation of Galaxy Explorers Moon Base One Summer Camp will be held at Liberty Middle School from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The camp is for grades 4 through 8 and has a fee of $100. Volunteers are needed to help make this camp a success. Donate your time to help our kids explore space. Training provided. Call 877-761-1266; or e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.foge.org.
<cal2>Fairfax Corner will host the Little Tots Summer Fun Series on the second and fourth Wednesday of June, July 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 13 — Susan Wall's Carousel Puppets "Circus on Strings"
* 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>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 kick off Friday, July 15 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 great movie to support the charities. Visit www.moviesunderthemoon.org or call 703-323-6333. Schedule:
* July 15: "Sound of Music" — G
* July 16: "Aviator" — PG-13
* July 17: "Sponge Bob" — PG
* July 18: "West Side Story" — unrated
* July 19: "Rocky" — PG
* July 20: "Harry Potter 3" — PG
* July 21: "Ray" — PG-13
* July 22: "Ghostbusters" — PG
* July 23: "Dirty Dancing" — PG-13
<cal2>The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. will be holding a free open house on Saturday, July 16th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the historic Washington and Old Dominion Railroad on the Nova Regional Parks W&OD Trail, 231 Dominion Road, downtown Vienna. Northern Virginia's largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad, will be showcased, with digital control, sound and smoke. W&OD railroad's real caboose will also be open for visitation. Cash or check donations are accepted at the door. For more information and directions, visit www.nvmr.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-938-5157.
<cal1>JULY 16 and 17
<cal2>The DC Big Flea Market, the largest antique and collectibles show in the Mid-Atlantic region, will make its third appearance this year at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA, Saturday, July 16 from 9-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 17 from 11-5 p.m. More than 1,700 square feet of space will burst with 1,100-plus booths featuring inventory ranging from afghans and quilt squares to knives, glassware, toys, silver, pottery, jewelry, furniture and collectibles representing all cultures and eras of history throughout America and the World. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased at the Dulles Expo Center box office during show hours.
For additional information, visit www.damorepromotions.com/chantilly_va.htm or call: 757-430-4735. For directions, visit www.DullesExpo.com or call the Dulles Expo Center at 703-378-0910
<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 12’ x 24’ 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>Music Camp. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, August 15 through 19, Centreville United Methodist Church's 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. For more, contact Becky Jackson, Director of Music, at 703.830.2684 x1869.
<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>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 Glory Days Grill of Centreville will host a fund-raiser for Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia, donating 10 percent of SCAN guests’ bills to the organization. Guests must ask a server for a copy of their bill and then drop off or send to SCAN. It will be held now through April 30 on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to close; and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to close. Visit SCAN’s Web site: www.scanva.org.
<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>Ballroom Dance Classes. The Center for the Arts, 9415 Battle St., Manassas, offers Ballroom Dance lessons, which began 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 (2787).
<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.
<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.