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<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 6

<cal2>Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don, at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4-5 p.m. Come sing, dance, play instruments and have lots of fun. For all ages. Call Noodles and Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 6

<cal2>The Naomi Project, a free, confidential, interfaith program sponsored by the Virginia Council of Churches, needs volunteers who will be trained to serve as mentors to at-risk pregnant women and new mothers. Mentors provide positive reinforcement and encouragement, help clients learn about good health during pregnancy, locate needed information and services, model sound parenting skills and support their clients as they plan for healthy, stable futures. There is one training sessions left— Oct. 6 — at the Fairfax County Government Center from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed. Contact Pilar Jones at 703 860-2633 or naomiproject@hotmail.com, or visit www.naomiproject.org.

<cal1>FRIDAY/OCT. 7-9

<cal2>The U.S. National Dance Championships will be held at the Westfields Marriot Conference Center, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Three days and nights of workshops for social dancers, social dancing, competitions in 14 dance genres and spectators welcome to all the dances. Call 703-803-9621 or www.USNDC.com.

<cal1>FRIDAY/OCT. 7-9

<cal2>The Mosby Heritage Area Association will sponsor its 8th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War in Middleburg. This year’s topic, The Generals and Their Presidents, will focus on the roles that Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis had as commanders-in-chief with their military commanders in the field.

The weekend begins on Friday evening at 4 p.m. with a reception, registration and book browsing followed by presentations by Craig L. Symonds and Emory Thomas. Saturday is filled with six lectures from Gary Ecelbarger, Kim Holien, Robert K. Krick, Steven Woodworth, Robert E.L. Krick, and Brooks Simpson. Brooks Simpson will speak on the relationship of Lincoln and Grant at the conference dinner meeting Saturday evening. Buses will depart Middleburg on Sunday morning for a visit to the Cold Harbor Battlefield, the Museum of the Confederacy and the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond.

Call the Mosby Heritage Area Association at 540-687-6681, e-mail them at info@mosbyheritagearea.org, or download the registration form from the Web site www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

<cal1>FRIDAY/OCT. 7-23

<cal2>"Bell, Book and Candle," John Van Druten's classic comedy, is being presented by Vpstart Crow Productions from Oct. 7-23 at The Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Old Town Manassas. The production runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There will be a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., as well as a talkback with the audience following the matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For individual tickets contact Tickets.com or call 800-955-5566. For group sales, call 703-365-0240, e-mail vpstartcrow@comcast.net, or visit www.vpstartcrow.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 8

<cal2>The Manassas Community Chorale, under the direction of Becky Verner, will present the first of four concerts at Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Road, at the corner of Stonewall Road at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The concert theme “It’s About Time” will include selections such as “Rock Around The Clock” and “As Time Goes By.” Go to www.manassascommunitychorale.com.

<cal1>OCT. 8-9

<cal2>The Cox Farm Festival returns to action offering hay rides, slides, rope swings, the fun tunnel, baby animals, food, entertainment and tons of pumpkins. New this year is a music stage for live performances and a young donkey. The festival runs from now through Nov. 6 and is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Sept. 29 – Oct. 29) and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Oct. 30 – Nov. 6). Call the 24-hour info line: 703-830-4121.

<cal1>OCT. 8-9

<cal2>The Freedom Museum, an affiliate member of the Smithsonian Institution, will host "A Gathering of Eagles" during the 7th annual Festival of Freedom at the Manassas Regional Airport, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Festival is best known for its vast array of warbirds that will include a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, British Spitfire, TBM Avenger, F4U Corsair, Russian Yak3, L-39 Czechoslovakian jet and P51 Mustang. The event is also a DOD authorized event and military aircraft will be participating. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and will include the "Gathering of Eagles". There will be a fly-by at 2 p.m. Donations of $12 per adult and $6 for children under 10 are requested.

<cal1>SUNDAY/OCT. 9

<cal2>Walney Harvest Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1-4 p.m. The festival will be held at historic Walney Park in Chantilly, now maintained as a 660-acre nature preserve and historic site. Activities include crafts, face painting, lawn games, a scavenger hunt with prizes and a folk concert featuring the folk duo, Lotus. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the afternoon concert under the trees. No alcoholic beverages. Dogs welcome. Located at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $3 per person. Children 2 and under and dogs free. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 10

<cal2>Miracles and Parables of Jesus, Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. This event will focus on teachings of Jesus during his ministry. Registration required. This is a free event. For a complete listing of events visit www.centreville-umc.org, or call 703-830-2684.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 10

<cal2>Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack for singing, dancing and fun will be held on Monday, Oct. 10 from 10-11 a.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 12641 Chapel Rd, Historic Clifton. For all ages. Call Noodles & Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 10

<cal2>New Moms Lunch. Mothers and babies newborn to 8 months old, come for lunch, speakers, discussions and fun — a different program every week. Bring a friend or come alone. Meet other new moms and babies in the Northern Virginia area. Group meets every Monday from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cost is $20, or a four-lunch series for $75 (good for any four lunches). Reservations are required. Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or e-mail eventbuilders@hotmail.com.

Upcoming events are:

* Oct. 10: No lunch.

* Oct. 17: “Preserving your precious memories in a scrapbook,” with Gayle Allain of Creative Memories.

* Oct. 24: “Early infant communication,” with Dani Waters of the Children’s Speech and Therapy Center.

* Oct. 31: “Great books for mommies and babies,” at A Likely Story Bookstore, Alexandria.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 12

<cal2>Singing Storytime with Miss Jacquie at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 10-11 a.m. Sponsored by Noodles and Noggins. Sing songs, read books, make a craft, dance and have loads of fun. New theme each week. For ages 1-6. Reservations requested. Call 703-815-8600.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 12

<cal2>The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the problems of gangs and steps towards prevention. The three-pronged approach to prevention taken by Fairfax County Officials will also be discussed. Call 703-690-0908.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 12

<cal2>The Northern Virginia Artists League is a local group of artists and photographers. The next general meeting will be held at the Centreville Library on Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Visit the Web site at NOVALArt.com or call Lorrie Herman at 703-263-9667.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 13

<cal2>Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don, at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4-5 p.m. Come sing, dance, play instruments and have lots of fun. For all ages. Call Noodles and Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 13

<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. October's meetings are Oct. 13 and 27 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Dr. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>OCT. 14-16

<cal2>Fair Oaks Shopping Center will be conducting a Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1-8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event will address the retailer’s need for extra staffing for the holiday season. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 15

<cal2>Virginia Run community yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pick up treasure maps on the corner of Wetherburn and Pleasant Valley. Don’t Miss Out.

<cal1> SATURDAY/OCT. 15

<cal2>The Admissions and school staff of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold an open house for eighth-grade students on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This event is for prospective students and parents, no reservations required. Contact, the admissions office at 703-658-5823.

<cal1>OCT. 16-17

<cal2>Vpstart Crow Productions, a professional theatre company, will hold auditions for its annual holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, on Sunday from 6-9 p.m., and Monday, from 7-9 p.m., at The Cramer Center, located at 9008 Center St. in Old Town Manassas. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m.

No appointments are necessary, and monologues or prepared readings are optional. The directors will require cold readings from the script. All roles are open and paid. Vpstart Crow is seeking men and women of all ages and types, and children ages 7 and up. Some actors may be asked to play multiple roles. Contact Upstart Crow at 703-365-0240 or

vpstartcrow@comcast.net or visit www.vpstartcrow.com.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 17

<cal2>Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack for singing, dancing and fun will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 from 10-11 a.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 12641 Chapel Rd., Historic Clifton. For all ages. Call Noodles & Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>OCT. 17-21

<cal2>Liberty Middle School will host a Scholastic Book Fair to help raise funds for the Liberty Middle School Media Center. The fair will be open during normal school hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening hours on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. The Fair will feature specially priced books and educational products, including newly released works, award-winning titles, children's classics, interactive software and current bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. There will be books for all ages. A special "One for Books" program will be held to benefit the victims of Katrina. Scholastic has pledged to match the "One for Books" dollars raised with a donation of books to the victims of Katrina.

<cal1>TUESDAY/OCT. 18

<cal2>Mothers First will have its monthly lecture, ‘Preschool Panel Discussion’ at 7:30 p.m., at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>TUESDAY/OCT. 18

<cal2>The Westfield Community Coalition, a volunteer group of adults whose goal is to increase community awareness of drug and alcohol use among our teens, is planning prevention programs for the year, under the guidance of Safe and Drug Free Youth Section of Fairfax County Public Schools. The Westfield Community Coalition strives to:

* Inform parents and community members about violence, drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention;

* Support a wide range of safe and drug-free activities for youth;

* Coordinate community awareness seminars and youth forums;

* Encourage after-school programs for middle-school students;

* Provide opportunities for community members and youth to discuss current issues, develop strategies for actions, and advocate for change;

* Support conflict resolution and peer mediation programs;

* Promote youth leadership, service to the community, and responsible citizenship.

The next meeting date for the Westfield Community Coalition is Tuesday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Sully Government Center, next to the police station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. It is a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. at the Sully Government Center. Contact Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370 or at Bennett15428@aol.com

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 19

<cal2>Singing Storytime with Miss Jacquie at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10-11 a.m. Sponsored by Noodles and Noggins. Sing songs, read books, make a craft, dance and have loads of fun. New theme each week. For ages 1-6. Reservations requested. Call 703-815-8600.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 20

<cal2>Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don, at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4-5 p.m. Come sing, dance, play instruments and have lots of fun. For all ages. Call Noodles and Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>OCT. 21-23

<cal2>The Friends of Chantilly Regional Library are holding their Fall Used Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22 at the Chantilly Regional Library at 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. A clearance sale will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 12-3 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of children and adult fiction and non-fiction as well as audio visual, textbook, and reference materials all at bargain prices. Call 703-502-3883.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 22

<cal2>Volunteer Fairfax is offering residents the opportunity to [help the local community by participating in the 11th annual VolunteerFest on Saturday, Oct. 22.

VolunteerFest is a community-wide day of service in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. This year’s theme is “Volunteerism in Action.” Projects include landscaping, assisting with children's programs, painting, cleaning, organizing, restocking food pantries, helping the homeless and much more. Last year, more than 800 volunteers participated. This year, Volunteer Fairfax needs more than 900 volunteers to successfully complete the 55 projects. Visit http://www.volunteerfairfax.org or contact Erin Whyte at 703-246-3460.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 22

<cal2>Second Flight Productions Theater Company announces upcoming auditions for Michael Frayn's “Noises Off,” a slapstick comedy about the frenetic high jinks of a second-rate British touring company. The story follows the acting troupe's progress from dress rehearsal to a ruinous closing night performance.

Second Flight Productions is holding open auditions on Oct. 22 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Chantilly High School in room 106. Those auditioning must prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and be prepared for cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Chantilly High School for lead roles. There are no roles available for children.

Call 703-531-9405 or visit www.2ndflightproductions.com

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 24

<cal2>Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack for singing, dancing and fun will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 from 10-11 a.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, located at 12641 Chapel Rd, Historic Clifton. For all ages. Call Noodles & Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 26

<cal2>Singing Storytime with Miss Jacquie at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 10-11 a.m. Sponsored by Noodles and Noggins. Sing songs, read books, make a craft, dance and have loads of fun. New theme each week. For ages 1-6. Reservations requested. Call 703-815-8600.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 27

<cal2>Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don, at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road, Historic Clifton on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-5 p.m. Come sing, dance, play instruments and have lots of fun. For all ages. Call Noodles and Noggins at 703-815-8600.

<cal1>FRIDAY/OCT. 21-NOV. 5

<cal2>Rooftop Productions is presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Oct. 21-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.

<cal1>SUNDAY/OCT. 30

<cal2>The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and the Fairfax County Public Libraries will present "Building a Safer World: Can America and the UN Work Together on World Water Resources" on Sunday, Oct. 30. The program will be held at the Pohick Regional Library and begin at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Gerald Galloway, who will discuss water resources, terrorism, conservation and other topics about the world's supply. Currently at the University of Maryland, Dr. Galloway is a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources. The Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road in Burke. Open to the public, free to attend. Call 703-644-7333 to reserve a seat.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 31

<cal2>The 18th Annual Mall-O-Ween at Fair Oaks Mall is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friendly, over-sized costumed characters will stroll throughout the mall, greeting children along the way. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302.

<cal1>Tuesday/NOV. 1

<cal2>The Potomac Valley Watercolorists, one of the premier associations in the Washington area, will be jurying for new members and accepting applications on or before Nov. 1. Requirements for the membership are professional quality watermedia work documented by acceptance into three juried shows within the past two years with three different paintings. Three different judges must have juried the shows. These paintings should be original in concept and painted without the aid of an instructor. Visit www.potomacvalleywatercolorists.com

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOV. 5-6

<cal2>The Prince William Art Society will hold its Holiday Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MPOA Building in Montclair, 3561 Waterway Drive, Dumfries. Admission is free. Call 703-590-1437, E-mail PWAS at pwas2@yahoo.com or on the Web at www.pwcwweb.com/artsociety.

<cal1>MONDAY/NOV. 7

<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. until 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 email: eventbuilders@hotmail.com. Check out www.event-builders.com.

<cal1>THURSDAY/NOV. 10

<cal2>Centreville Quilters Unlimited will have an auction, open to the public, at Colin Powell Elementary School.

<cal1>SUNDAY/NOV. 12-20

<cal2>Season tickets are now available for the Center for the Arts' 2005-2006 seasons of Pied Piper Theatre and Rooftop Productions. Pied Piper will present three shows this season, opening with the Broadway production of "Honk!", an updated version of the Ugly Duckling. Performances will be at Freedom High School in Woodbridge from Nov. 12-20. "Jungle Book" which runs Feb. 11-19, 2006 and "Narnia, the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," which runs May 13-21, 2006 will both perform at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. Season tickets for all three Pied Piper shows are $18. Call 703-330-ARTS (2787).

<cal1>MONDAY/NOV. 14

<cal2>The Ashburn Adoption Seminar Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., will present an overview of international and domestic adoptions and feature adoptive parents telling their stories. This free seminar will be held at the Broadlands Community Center, 43004 Waxpool Road. To register, contact Karen Law at klawadoption@aol.com or 703.723.4385.

<cal1>MONDAY/NOV. 14

<cal2>New Moms Lunch. Mothers and babies newborn to eight months old, will have 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 eight months old are welcome. Meetings are every Monday from 11:45 a.m. until 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. Here area few upcoming events.

* Monday, Nov. 14 — “Yoga – the basics and the benefits” with Jennifer Moore, Moore than Yoga.

Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or email: eventbuilders@hotmail.com. Check out www.event-builders.com.

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOV. 19

<cal2>The 25th Annual St. Timothy School Fall Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 13809 Poplar Tree Road in Chantilly, is accepting ads for its show program. It will feature 150 artisans from around the Mid-Atlantic area.  There are also a few more booths available in the craft fair. There will be a gourmet bake sale and coffee bar, and crafter raffle. Contact Karen Yee at 703-803-0460 or Kelly Schmank 703-222-3823 or the St. Timothy School Web site at www.sainttimothyschool.org.

<cal1>MONDAY/NOV. 21

<cal2>New Moms Lunch. Mothers and babies newborn to eight months old, will hold 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. until 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. Here area few upcoming events.

* Monday, Nov. 21 — “Resources for moms” with Amy Miller, Our-Kids.com. Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or email: eventbuilders@hotmail.com. Check out www.event-builders.com.

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>The Western Fairfax County Woman's Club (formerly the Greenbriar Woman's Club) is selling the 2005 White House Christmas ornaments. This year's ornament honors President James A. Garfield. The cost of the ornament is $17 and all profits benefit charity. Order yours now by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216.

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 third Wednesday of each month in Braddock Hall at the Kings Park Library, Burke at 7:30 p.m. The group offers children's and family activities, guest speakers, book club, mom's night out, movie night, chat group and much more. Call (toll free) 866-716-7766 or visit the Web site www.novamoms.org .

Two scouts from Scout Pack 1682 out of Chantilly (meeting at Virginia Run Elementary), want to do something for their scout peers in the affected areas of Hurricane Katrina. Those troops have lost everything — including their uniforms. Nathaniel, Webelos II level scout, and Jason, Bear level scout, came up with an idea. As scouts climb levels, they wear new uniforms and often don't have a use for the old ones. Nathaniel and Jason are now collecting uniforms and pieces — belts, hats, handbooks and anything else scout-related to send to the scout councils in those areas. Scouts who would like to donate should see their Cubmaster for details. If you had a past scout or would like to donate supplies, call Dede Schrader 703-222-0480 to arrange for pick up. Those who wish to donate a new hat/shirt/belt are also welcome.

Our Neighbors Child is a local organization that provides toys and clothing for families in our immediate ZIP code who are having a difficult time. Fairfax County determines the families who have the greatest need and then local volunteers work together to meet those needs. The group is in its 14th year and once again are looking for groups or individuals that would "adopt” the clothing needs of local families for the holiday season. E-mail or call and you will put you on the list. Specific family information will not be available until around Thanksgiving. Contact Tracy McInturff at GMFamily1@aol.com, or 703-222-6669

Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack. Come sing, dance, and have loads fun each Monday with Mr. Knick Knack from 10-11 a.m. The event will be indoors all this month at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road. Open to all ages.

The National Arbor Day Foundation will be giving out 20 free trees to every person who joins the foundation during the month of September.

Vpstart Crow Productions, a professional theater company, is seeking a "sixth" character for its next production, John Van Druten's classic American comedy "Bell, Book and Candle," which runs Oct. 7-23, at The Cramer Center in Old Town Manassas, with rehearsals already underway.

Director Don Petersen is seeking someone (male or female) who can sing and play the piano. This person will sit at a piano stationed stage left in front of the proscenium and sing 1940s love songs before and after the show, during intermission and even during scene changes.

This person will be paid a stipend and specific rehearsal dates and times will be decided by the director once the role has been cast.

The production runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There will be a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. as well as a talk-back with the audience following the matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Those who are interested may contact Don Petersen at curmudgeondon@aol.com, assistant director Melissa York at melsiwelsie@yahoo.com, or Vpstart Crow Managing Director Steve Cramer at 703-365-0240 or vpstartcrow@comcast.net. Visit www.vpstartcrow.com.

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.

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.-noon 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.

A Mindfulness Meditation Class will be held every Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at the Fairfax Sun and Moon Yoga Studio, 9998 Main St., 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 books and be part of a unique group with a different angle on book loving. Visit 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 and 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 visit. Call Mary Doerman at 703-968-7889, Scotti Brennan at 703-378-5206, or Sully Senior Center Director Carma Ryan at 703-322-4475.

Don Shim and his staff from Einstein Tutoring Service will be offering a free, two-hour SAT math class at Centreville Library to improve SAT math scores four Saturday mornings. Registration fee is $50 and a material cost is $50. Lecture is free. Call 703-968-8132.

Personalized Internet tutoring and Web page design throughout September for ages 12 and up at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. Call for an appointment with a technology volunteer at 703-830-2223.

<lst>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.