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<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>The Clifton Farmers Market is open each Sunday, from 8 a.m.-noon, on Chapel Road in the post office parking lot. Purchase farm-fresh produce, such as strawberries, lettuce, asparagus and tomatoes, as well as a variety of craft items, chocolate, soap and candles.

The National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, open daily at 10 a.m., is inviting pupils to witness the massive celebrations that followed Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight of 1927 come to life in an extensive new display of "Lucky Lindy" memorabilia. Composed of more than 400 artifacts, the presentation illustrates the cultural phenomenon that turned the reserved young pilot from Minnesota into the first media superstar of the 20th century. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, off of Route 28. Admission is free, but there is a $12 fee for parking.

<cal1>Now through Aug. 30

<cal2>Chick-fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall will be hosting "Family Night" every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Family Night will run all summer long. All are invited to share an evening of fun, crafts, face painting, musical entertainment and more. Check out the entire list of entertainment when visiting the store located inside the mall entrance between Sears and Macy's.

<cal1>Now through Dec. 31

<cal2>The Sully Historic Site is featuring a new exhibit evoking the adventurous spirit of travel and trade, open daily except Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., to accommodate a time when Virginia is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Explore the global trade in the Federal period, across the high seas on the India Venture and recapture the spirit during a tour of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee. The Sully Historic Site is located at 3601 Sully Road in Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 17

<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold a morning meeting at 10:15 a.m. The topic is "Nutrition and Weaning." Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Free. Call La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-766-1589.

<cal2>The Western Fairfax Women's Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. for social time. The program will begin at 7 p.m., located at the Sully District Governmental Building on Stonecroft Boulevard. Newcomers are also welcome and can contact Betty Ann at 703-263-1062.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 19

<cal2>The Starlight Cinema, located at 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, will be hosting a free drive-in movie showing of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," on Saturday, Aug. 19. Based on serial books by J.K. Rowling, the movie is the fourth film centering around a teenage wizard, Harry Potter, and his battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. The event is open for all ages and is packed with music, food and fun activities starting at 7:30 p.m. Seating areas for viewing will be reserved for families with chairs and blankets. A different movie will be scheduled for every Saturday night in August. The event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority. In the case of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for movie updates.

<cal2>There will be a fund-raiser to benefit the families of Emily Armel and Mike Garbarino. Armel and Garbarino were victims of the shootings at the Sully District Police Station on June 5. The event, entitled the Fairfax Fallen Officers Poker Run, will be held at the station starting at 8:30 a.m. The activities will include a bike race, a poker game, a 50/50 raffle and prize giveaways. The rain date will be Aug. 20. Contact Pete McCaughey at 703-256-8035, ext. 5029.

<cal1>Aug. 19-20

<cal2>The Civil War Encampment Weekend will be held at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20. Watch the Federal and Confederate troops recreate Civil War daily life as reenactors demonstrate the varied work of the army. Skirmishes each day include infantry, artillery and cavalry. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1784.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 20

<cal2>E.C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly is offering an educational program for those interested in learning more about wildflowers. "Meadow Wildflower Walk," on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, is a hike up the 177-acre Hunter-Hacor tract, located within the Sully Woodlands. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal2>At the Clifton Farmer's Market, Maverick Chic is sponsoring the next Free Drawing on Sunday, Aug. 20. It’s a Back-to-School Dead Man’s Chest filled with booty any cool kid would want, and a few grown-ups, including two movie tickets. Come down to the market and see Laura at her Maverick Chic table to enter this Sunday.

Burke Books is the special guest for the remainder of the summer. The owners have pledged to send 30,000 books to U.S. military personal in the danger zones of the Middle East. Each package of light-hearted reading costs $7.53 to send. Just imagine what skipping a couple of fancy coffee drinks this week can mean to a soldier who needs his spirits lifted. They take cash or cheque and will have a table at the Clifton Farmers Market for the rest of the season. Donate the entire package cost of $7.53 to Burke Books at the Clifton Farmer’s Market, and get a free cup of coffee or iced tea.

<cal1>Aug. 20-21

<cal2>Rooftop Productions, at the Center for the Arts in Manassas, announces auditions, scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, for the musical production of "A … My Name is Alice." Created by a variety of comedy writers, lyricists and composers, this comedic review offers an insight into a kaleidoscope of contemporary women. Casting requires five to eight women ages 18-plus to play a variety of roles. Auditions will consist of at least 16 bars of an up tempo song and readings from the script. Performances are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 20 – Nov. 4 in the Kellar Theater at the same location. Call the Center for the Arts at 703-330-ARTS.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 22

<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold an evening meeting at 7 p.m. The topic is "The Art of Breast feeding and Avoiding Difficulties." Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Free. Call a La Leche League leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-766-1589.

<cal2>E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney, will be holding the Snakes and Lizards event on Tuesday, Aug. 22, starting from 9-11 a.m. Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey. Head out into the outback of E.C. Lawrence Park to search for, capture, identify and release reptiles. Learn the habits and preferred habitats of our native snakes. For ages 12 and up. Reservations required. Cost $5. Call 703-631-0013.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 23

<cal2>E.C. Lawrence Park, Walney, is hosting the Evening Explorations: Bats event starting from 8-9 p.m. Using bat detectors, locate bats searching for night-flying insects and discuss echolocation, migration, hibernation and the characteristics of local bats. Try on some bat wings and play a bat game. Reservations required. Free. Call 703-631-0013

<cal1>Aug. 23-24

<cal2>The Sully Historic Site will host the History Adventures starting from 1-3 p.m., on Aug. 23-24. Hear stories about times past, take a tour, make a historical treasure to take home and enjoy refreshments. For ages 3-12 with an adult. Reservations required. Cost is $7. Call 703-437-1794.

<cal1> Friday/Aug. 25

<cal2>The MOMS Club of Centreville-North will be holding a meeting at 10:30 a.m. for all moms with young children in the 20120 ZIP code. The meeting will be at the Sully Government Center located at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. The MOMS Club is an international nonprofit support group specifically for mothers and their children. The meetings are held during the day and offer park days, lunches out, field trips, playgroups, monthly mom's night out and other activities. Contact momsclubcnva@hotmail.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 26

<cal2>Starlight Cinema presents "Men in Black." The Fairfax County Park Authority is reviving the fun of drive-in movies for a new generation with the opening season of Starlight Cinema. Games and activities for children start at 7:30 p.m.; free film showings start at dark at 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Film showings are held outdoors. If there is a threat of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for cancellation updates.

<cal1>Aug. 26-27

<cal2>Greenberg Train and Hobby Show will be at the Dulles Expo Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Competitive hobby marketplace, including trains and accessories; layouts; free clinics; children's attractions and more. Call 630-279-40408 or visit www.greattrainexpo.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 31

<cal2>Del. Chuck Caputo will be holding the first meeting of his Citizen Advisory Transportation Committee for the 67th District on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the James McDonnell room at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly. All who would like to serve on the committee are welcome to attend. Any questions can be directed to Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb, 703-476-6944 or delccaputo@house.state.va.us.

<cal1>In September

<cal2>Marriage: History, current laws and Virginia’s proposed "Marriage Amendment" — League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. A stimulating discussion is guaranteed as League members and guests look at the impact of the institution of marriage on contemporary society. Subtopics will be the historical background of marriage, effects of state and federal laws on marriage, and the rights and benefits of marriage under state and federal law.

The organization’s unit meetings will be held during the first and second week of September at 16 locations throughout Fairfax and Prince William counties. The League’s meetings are free and guests are welcome; no registration is required. Persons interested in attending any of the meetings can call the League at 703-658-9150 for the location of the meeting most convenient for them, or visit its Web site at www.lwv-fairfax.org. The study material for this meeting can be downloaded from the Web site.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and Clifton Lions Club's 7th Annual Show "On the Streets" in historic Clifton on Monday, Sept. 4. Open Show — Street Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Classics, Motorcycles, etc. from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Fairfax Police Det. Vicky Armel and MPO Mike Garbarino Family Trust Funds. Great Food and Music will also be present. Contact Jim Chesley, 703-830-2129 or jcchesley@aol.com or www.customcruisersnova.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 6

<cal2>Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities to get dancing. Ages 2-3 with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Mothers First of Chantilly/Centreville is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. The August meetings are from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Drive. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out and lectures. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Mystery Book Club at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The book will be "Thirteen Steps Down" by Ruth Rendell. Call 703-502-3883.

The Waves at 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Teen book discussion for ages 12-18. Call 703-502-3883.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Fairfax Women's Connection is hosting a "Designer's Keepsake" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Ann Littleton of Annie's Designs will show how hankies become keepsakes as art in pillows, wall hangings and pictures. Mary Ann Wiley, former campaign manager to a Virginia Senatorial candidate, will speak about a soap opera life that needed a daring rescue. The event will be held at the Hidden Creek Country Club, 1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston. Required reservations are $17 inclusive and should be made by Sept. 5. Call Fran at 703-815-4204 or email: Fairfaxwmconnect@aol.com.

Small Wonders at 10:30 a.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities for ages 15-23 months with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

Bouncing, Babbling Babies at 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Rhymes and activities for ages 6-11 months with adults. Call 703-502-3883.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 11

<cal2>Ready to Read at 11:30 a.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities about hair for ages 4-5 with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

'N2 Reading at 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. The book will be "Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech. Age 9-12 with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 13

<cal2>Small Wonders at 10:30 a.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities for ages 15-23 months with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club (WFCWC) will host a luncheon for Fairfax County women, 21 and older, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, with guest speaker NBC4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw. This event is sponsored by the GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club, a 501.c non-profit, community service organization. The luncheon is free, but a donation will be collected which will go directly to Operation Smile, a non-profit volunteer medical organization performing corrective facial surgery on children with deformities. Seating is limited and reservations are required by September 8th. Call 703-222-0997 (Press 4 for WFCWC) to reserve your seat.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Robinson Secondary School will host a Countywide TheatreSports Competition at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Theater. Similar to the TV show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?", TheatreSports is a team-based improvisation competition. High School teams from around the county will be participating in this freestyle format. Robinson Secondary School is located at 5035 Sideburn, Fairfax. Visit http://www.RobinsonDrama.org or call 703-426-2123. Cost is $5.

The National Rifle Association, certified shotgun instructor at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, will be teaching a shotgun class, where participants will be learning about defensive shotgun use in a safe, responsible way. This four-hour class focuses on safety, operation, maintenance, storage, transportation and shooting of standard defensive shotguns. Range Safety test, range fees, and range card are included as well as use of a shotgun, eye and ear protection and ammunition. This is not an NRA approved course. Email: jamselle@nrahq.org or call 703-267-1567.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 16

<cal2>The Western Fairfax Women's Club is holding a foot-stompin' FUN-draiser on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax. Activities include a BBQ dinner, dessert, beer and soda, country line dancing (with instructions), a silent auction, and door prizes. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and local Republican dignitaries will be in attendance. Dress to line dance! RSVP by Sept. 7, with a check for $40 made out to WFRWC and send it to: Sheila Turner, 14327 Brookmere Dr., Centreville VA, 20121.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 23

<cal2>The Chantilly High School Boosters will hold its second annual "Raise the Spirit" 5K at 8 a.m. The money raised will benefit the athletic program. The cost is $20 per person before Sept. 20; $25 after. Contact Kimberly McDonald at 703-362-8942 or e-mail: kmbrlymcd@cox.net.

<cal1>Sept. 21 - Oct. 9

<cal2>The Big Apple Circus will return to the Dulles Town Center in Dulles, with an all-new production — Step Right Up! Tickets go on sale Sunday, Aug. 13, and range in price from $16 to $40 for weekday evenings, $19 to $48 for weekend and Columbus Day performances, and from $16 to $24 for 11 a.m. weekday matinees. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.; Weekday matinees (11 a.m.) will take place Oct. 4-6. Columbus Day performances (Oct. 9) will take place at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or online at ticketmaster.com.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Local residents are invited to enjoy free events as part of All Fairfax Reads, a community engagement project sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library. All Fairfax Reads encourages adults to read the same book at the same time. This year’s selection is "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie. Wendi Kaufman, a writing instructor at Johns Hopkins University, will facilitate discussions of the book at 10 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library.

<Cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Volunteer advocates are needed to make weekly visits to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Interviews for applicant interested in volunteering for the Volunteer Ombudsman, are scheduled from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day. Skills such as listening, observing and mediating are preferred. The Ombudsman works with the residents, their families and the staff of the facility, to promote the residents’ rights and quality of life and care, they also dedicate four hours per week to this work, for one year. Call 703-324-5435, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities to get dancing. Ages 2-3 with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Volunteer advocates are needed to make weekly visits to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Interviews for applicant interested in volunteering for the Volunteer Ombudsman, are scheduled from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day. Skills such as listening, observing and mediating are preferred. The Ombudsman works with the residents, their families and the staff of the facility, to promote the residents’ rights and quality of life and care, they also dedicate four hours per week to this work, for one year. Call 703-324-5435, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Ready to Read at 2:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Stories and activities about hair for ages 4-5 with an adult. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 30

<cal2>Amish Country Quilts and Crafts presents an Amish quilt and craft sale from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, South Hall, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. The sale will feature a large selection of 250 quilts, 500 wall hangings, pillows, dolls, artwork, toys, furniture, rugs, books, and much more from the Amish and other crafts people of Lancaster County, Pa. Free. Visit www.amishcountryquiltscrafts.com.

<cal1>Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

<cal2>Wine. The 31st Annual Virginia Wine Festival, starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, is the oldest and largest wine festival on the East Coast. Highlights include a grand tasting from Virginia's award-winning wineries, educational demonstrations, live entertainment on the main stage and kids stage, and a veritable treasure trove of culinary and craft artisans in an al fresco show. Come out to the meadows of Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg to celebrate the harvest with Virginia's vintners and kick off Virginia Wine Month in style. Call 703-823-1868 or visit www.virginiawinefestival.org.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 6

<cal2>Volunteer advocates are needed to make weekly visits to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Interviews for applicant interested in volunteering for the Volunteer Ombudsman, are scheduled from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day. Skills such as listening, observing and mediating are preferred. The Ombudsman works with the residents, their families and the staff of the facility, to promote the residents’ rights and quality of life and care, they also dedicate four hours per week to this work, for one year. Call 703-324-5435, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

<cal1>Oct. 20-21

<cal2>Recent Works: A Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale. Come experience recent works of art by local artists Elaine Florimonte, Kim Basinger, Debbie Glakas, Krister Killinger, Rory Marcaccio-Schaffer and Pat Washburn. The show will be open at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. An opening reception will be held Friday evening from 4-10 p.m. The show will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Noodles & Noggins presents Mighty Mondays with Mr. Knick Knack each Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Sing, dance, and have loads fun. For all ages. Suggested contribution per child. Call the store at 703-815-8600.

Noodles & Noggins presents Fun Club each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Enjoy some books, do a craft, sing songs and dance. A new theme each week. For ages 1-6 years. Suggested contribution per child. Call the store to register at 703-815-8600.

While the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Auxiliary is in need of volunteers to assist with various functions in the hospital, the current need is especially acute in the Thrift Shop at Fairfax Circle. The Thrift Shop needs volunteers who can sort and price merchandise, stock shelves, process sales, and assist customers in various ways. Call 703-391-3659 for information regarding the next orientation for volunteers.

The Fairfax Meals on Wheels (MOW) group needs a volunteer to serve as Treasurer. This leadership position is responsible for the finances of the MOW group, including a monthly report to the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals (Monday through Friday) to senior adults in the following areas: Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Falls Church, Manchester Lakes, Centreville/Chantilly, Fairfax, Tysons, Herndon/Reston and Little River Glen. The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m. and noon, and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Volunteer drivers can choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or E-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov

Volunteers are needed for day and evening hours to work one-to-one with adult learners in public libraries or adult learning centers. Additional opportunities are available working with adolescents in alternative school settings. The Volunteer Learning Program (VLP) trains tutors, assesses learners, and provides materials with follow-up support. VLP is a joint community project of the Fairfax County Public Schools (Adult & Community Education), Fairfax County's Juvenile Court, and the Fairfax County Public Library. Call 703-246-2139 or e-mail VLP@fcps.edu.

Mocha Moms Inc. is a support network for stay-at-home mothers of color. Meetings are every first, third and fifth Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. www.restonmochamoms.org. All are welcome.

The Northern Virginia Artists League (NOVALArt.com) is a local group of artists and photographers who meet every month for an "Art Outing" and general meeting. The group meets monthly to encourage each other, critique each other's work, and share ideas for marketing the art. There are monthly art outings for plain air painting or photography. All medias, watercolor, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, photography, etc., are welcome.

The Centreville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club meets Thursday evenings at the Centreville Presbyterian Church 15040 Lee Highway, Centreville. TOPS is a non-profit, non-commercial weight loss support group open to anyone 7 years of age and older. At $24 per year, this is an affordable, supportive program for weight loss and weight maintenance. Weigh-in is from 6:15-7 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:10 p.m. Call Susan at 703-392-7937 or visit www.tops.org.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team adoption event on the first and third Saturdays and every Sunday of the month from 12-4 p.m. at the PetsMart, Fair Lakes. Cats and kittens need a loving home. Choose from a wide variety of loving cats. Visit the Web site a www.fancycats.org. E-mail to info@fancycats.org.

Starlight Starbright has teamed up with Starbucks across the country to collect books and toys to give to children in need. Centreville Starbucks, 5623 Stone Road, is kicking off the 2005 toy drive with a bang and goal of being the Starbucks with the most toys. They are challenging the community to donate a bicycle per week and the local Starbucks will match it. Call 703-502-4845.

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.

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.

Wednesdays with Noodles & Noggins Fun Club from 10 to 11 a.m. at Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road. A new theme each week. Listen to a story, make a craft, sing songs, dance, and have fun. Suggest contribution per child. Reservations requested. Call 703-815-8600.

Thumpin' Thursdays with Mister Don from 4 to 5 p.m. Sing, play, and get the wiggles out before dinnertime. For all ages. Suggested contribution per child. Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road.

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.

Ongoing events at the National Air and Space Museum include daily tours of the building on the National Mall and the Udvar-Hazy Center, IMAX movies, and planetarium shows. There are also movies at the Udvar-Hazy Center, and segments at the Museum on the Mall such as "How Do Things Fly?" and Discovery Stations on a daily basis. For more information on the movies or to purchase tickets, call 202-633-IMAX (4629) or visit www.smithsonian.org/IMAX.