<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 14, from 5-9 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat, and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The Chantilly Community Coalition will meet Monday, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call Carol Hoffman at 703-378-6155.

<sh>Name That Elementary School

<bt>A meeting to name the new, West Fairfax elementary school will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 6801 Union Mill Road in Clifton. Anyone may suggest names, but only property owners living within the boundary area will be able to vote. proof of residency will be required. The new school, at 4500 Dixie Hill Road in Fairfax, will open in September.

<sh>Meeting on Local Streams

<bt>A third public meeting on the development of the Occoquan Basin Streams TMDLs will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at the Central Community Library at 8601 Mathis Ave., in Manassas. Discussed will be impairments in portions of the following streams: Broad Run, South Run, Kettle Run, Occoquan River (below Lake Jackson), Little Bull Run, Bull Run and Popes Head Creek.

South Run, Bull Run and Popes Head Creek are also listed as impaired. Public-comment period for this phase of the TMDL study will begin March 13 and end April 12. Fact sheets on the development of the TMDLs for these impairments are available at Address questions to Bryant Thomas at 703-583-3843, or e-mail

<sh>Draft Watershed Plan Review; Big Rocky Run Cleanup

<bt>A workshop on the Cub Run and Bull Run Watersheds draft plan review will be held Saturday, March 18, from 11:30 a.m.-noon and from 3:30-4 p.m. at the Walney Visitors Center at E.C. Lawrence Park, off Route 28 in Centreville.

Also that day will be a cleanup of the Big Rocky Run stream area from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., at the same place. RSVP to the watershed presentation at 703-324-5667 or at For information about the watersheds study, see

<sh>Caputo's Town Hall Mtg.

<bt>Del. Chuck Caputo (D-67th) will host his third town-hall meeting Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-to noon, at the South Riding Town Hall, 43055 Center St., in South Riding. Sen. Mark Herring will be his guest. Both Caputo and Herring will report on the General Assembly legislative session due to end March 11. Any questions may be directed to Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb, legislative assistant, at or at 703-476-6944.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may 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

<sh>Air and Space Museum Parking Change

<bt>There's a new parking policy at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Yearly passes will cost $65 each for unlimited use; for members of the museum’s National Air and Space Society, they'll cost $50 each.

Daily parking there is $12 per vehicle, so the annual pass will pay for itself in six visits for the general public and five for museum members. It'll come in handy for local families, as well as residents who frequently entertain out-of-town guests. Applications for the new annual pass are available at, by calling 703-572-4102 or by e-mailing

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.

<sh>WFCM Needs Donations to Help Local Needy Families

<bt>Each month, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) provides food, personal-hygiene and cleaning items to some 300, low-income, working families of all races and religions in western Fairfax County. Its food pantry and clothes closet are at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, and it's in great need of donations from the community.

The 10 most-needed items are: Cooking oil (22-34-ounce bottles), flour, (2-5-pound sizes), complete pancake mixes and syrup, juices (preferably concentrate), spaghetti sauce, feminine-hygiene products, deodorant and laundry detergent. Food and personal-product donations are accepted Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at WFCM's back door.

WFCM's thrift shop is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household items, miscellaneous donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the back door. Call 703-988-9656 with questions or to volunteer, or see