<cal2>Rooftop Productions presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 5. The production is at the Center for the Arts' Kellar Theater, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors 62 and over. Season tickets also available. Call 703-330-ARTS.
<cal2>Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft. Learn how identity theft happens, how you can protect yourself against it and what you should do if your identity is stolen. Free seminar Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 TwinbrooK Road, Fairfax. Call 703-323-9500 or go to www.lordoflifelutheran.com.
<cal2>Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville 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. November's meetings are Nov. 3 and 17 from 10:15—11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germaine Drive. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
<cal2>Old Town Manassas Fall Gallery Walk: Artists and merchants will get together, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5, for the 6th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Historic Old Town Manassas. Eleven venues in Old Town have invited local artists to show, demonstrate and talk about their work. Visitors may tour artists' studios at Creative Brush Studio and watch potters working and demonstrating their craft at Manassas Clay.
There will be paintings, pottery, sculpture, glass, fine crafts and photography on display throughout Old Town Manassas. The galleries and stores will be open Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Louise Noakes at 703-624-5857 or e-mail: email@example.com. Or see www.Manassasgallerywalk.com.
<cal2>Swing dance on Friday, Nov. 4 with Jokers Wild in the solarium at the Dulles Hilton in Herndon (located on the corner of Route 28 and McLearen Road). Dance includes a beginner class from 8:30-9 p.m. The band plays three sets between 9 p.m.-midnight. Available for $13 per person. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.
<cal2>Theatre For The Community, a professional theater company, will conclude its inaugural season by presenting Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Harvey, Nov. 4-20 at The Cramer Center, 9008 Center St. in Old Town Manassas. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be a talk-back with the audience following the Sunday matinee on November 13. Tickets are $12 for Adults, and $8 for Students and Seniors, and are available at Cramer's Music & Taboret Art Supplies or at the door, subject to availability.
<cal2>Bird Feeding Basics on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10-11 a.m. at the Cub Run RECenter. During this short program participants will learn tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy and safe bird feeding area that attracts wildlife. Appropriate ages for program are 14 and up. Reservations required, tickets are $5. Call 703-817-9407.
<cal2>Plant trees to make the area beautiful. On Saturday, Nov. 5 volunteers will be planting trees at the Rocky Run Stream Valley Park, Majestic Road. This is an area-wide effort to plant more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs to combat erosion. Call 703-324-5821.
<cal2>The Lanes Mill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting, Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. The program will include remarks from a reservist about her tour in Iraq. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Contact Regent Van Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>The Prince William Art Society will hold its Holiday Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Building in Montclair, 3561 Waterway Drive, Dumfries. Admission is free. Call 703-590-1437, E-mail PWAS at email@example.com or visit www.pwcwweb.com/artsociety.
<cal2>Jam with Professionals: A jazz jam-session for Centreville area musicians will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Unity Life Fellowship building, 14088 Sullyfield Circle in Chantilly (just south of Route 50 and east of Route 28). The Alan Baylock Quartet with vocalist Paige Wroble heads the event.
The opening set will be a Jazz Vespers with poetry and prayers, and the 'third set' will be an open opportunity for local jazz musicians to sit in with the professionals. The scene will be informal, with coffee and other refreshments provided. Residents are invited to bring their instruments and their friends. The jazz vespers and jam is sponsored by Wellspring United Church of Christ; call 703-257-4111.
<cal2>Explore Bull Run, Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1-3 p.m. Hike a section of Bull Run near Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. Bull Run flows freely over rapids past hemlock groves and bottomland forest in this section, giving it a remote feel. The hike is moderately strenuous and includes stream fording, steep hills, and some rough terrain. Call 703-737-0021 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Register by 4 p.m., Thursday Nov. 4 and leave a Sunday a.m. phone number in case of cancellation due to weather.
<cal2>Access, the disability ministry of McLean Bible Church in Tysons Corner, presents the first of their 2005-2006 community education seminars on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Cherie Takemoto, Executive Director of PEATC, will discuss “What’s New with the Special Education Law: Highlights of IDEA Effective July 2005 and Everything Parents Need to Know.”
The Access Community Education Series is free and open to everyone. For a full listing of the 2005-2006 series topics,
speakers and dates, visit access.mcleanbible.org or call 703/770-2942 today to sign-up.
<cal2>New Moms Lunch. Mothers and babies newborn to eight months old, attend a lunch, speakers, discussions and fun — a different program every week. Bring a friend or come alone — a great way to meet other new moms and babies in the Northern Virginia area. Babies age newborn to 8 months old are welcome. Meetings are every Monday from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. An Individual luncheon is $20, a four lunch series is $75. Upcoming:
* Monday, Nov. 7 — “Infant Massage” with Sheila Heim.
Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or e-mail: email@example.com. Visit www.event-builders.com.
<cal2>New Dog's Day Out. Join a naturalist and her pet on a hike designed for you and your new dog, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Walney. Discover different trails through the park and become aware of outdoor dangers to a new pet. Dogs may not be on a retractable leash. Owners must come equipped with bags. Appropriate for 10 years and up. Reservations are required, the event is free. Call 703-631-0013.
<cal2>Washington Redskins Quarterback Mark Brunell will sign footballs provided by Hecht's with any $50 housewares purchase Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. If time permits, Hecht's will provide complimentary photos that Mr. Brunell will sign. Stephanie Wells from Big 100.3 FM will also be on hand, spinning tunes and giving away prizes. Special guest, and former Washington Redskin, Darryl Grant and a representative from Tino's Sports Bar at Mama's Italian Restaurant will serve delicious tailgate goodies from Mr. Grant's gourmet food line "Tailgate Foods."
Customers can reserve their football by visiting the store at Fair Oaks Mall or by calling 703-591-3900 ext. 434 or ext. 499.
<cal2>Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7:30-9 p.m. The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum request the pleasure of your company as Clara Barton returns to Fairfax Station to discuss her exploits during the Civil War, as well as her roles as a teacher, patent worker, founder of a missing persons bureau and her eventual founding and running of the American Red Cross as time permits. See a most interesting presentation as Carrie Bauer, a re-enactor with a striking resemblance to Clara Barton, will portray Ms. Barton in first person. This is an opportunity to travel back in time to see, listen and ask questions about this remarkable lady. The presentation will be at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Call 425-9225.
<cal2>Centreville Quilters Unlimited will have an auction, open to the public, at Colin Powell Elementary School.
<cal2>The Chantilly Academy Air Force ROTC cadets will perform during a Veterans' Day salute at Forest Glen, off Westfields Boulevard in Sully Station. The ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m.
<cal2>12th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market, Nov. 11-13 at the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. Event runs Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Market will feature more than 300 fine artisans from more than 20 states. More than 20 "Taste of the Holiday" specialty food vendors will sell a variety of treats. Admission is $7 for adults, covers all three days. Free parking. Children 12 and under admitted free. Call 703-378-0910.
<cal2>Troop 30 Hosts Webelos in the Woods on Nov. 12, from 2-8:30 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 30, sponsored by Centreville Presbyterian Church, will host an event for local Webelos II Scouts at Bull Run Regional Park. Webelo II Scouts can learn basic Scout skills such as tying knots, fire building, first aid and orienteering. A get-to-know-you dinner will be served followed by an evening campfire program. Contact Gregg Badger, at 703-378-7538 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
<cal2>Bowl-a-thon for the Children's Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 12:30-6 p.m. Put a team together — no more than four people — by Oct. 21. The registration fee is $40 per person. Make checks payable to NALC ERC. Prizes will be awarded for Highest Game and Most money raised by an individual. Call 703-830-2695.
<cal2>Fairfax County's First Annual History Conference, "People, Places & Preservation." Featuring Ron Maxwell, Feature Film Maker of epic Civil War motion pictures, "Gettysburg" and "Gods & Generals." Also, a panel of presenters including Jean Federico, Director, Historic Alexandria. Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ellmore Farm Center, Frying Pan Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Tickets are $10 and include a catered lunch.