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<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 14

<cal2>"The Miles" will be playing an acoustic show at Jamie's General Bean in Centreville. Admission is free. The show starts at 8 p.m.

<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 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.

The Spiritual Science Research Foundation is holding a free workshop on how ghosts can be at the root of stubborn problems on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Chantilly Library. Stubborn problems include skin ailments, sleep disorders, depression, lethargy, addiction, disharmonious relationships and haunting sexual experiences.

The workshop will uncover widespread (often Hollywood-generated) myths about ghosts, levels of human and spiritual existence, how ghosts operate, some spiritual healing remedies, and basic principles of spirituality critical in any spiritual path. Visit www.SpiritualResearchFoundation.org/events.

The American Karate Academy will be hosting the 8th Annual Worldgate Challenge Karate Championship at the Worldgate Sport and Health Club in Herndon. Registration runs from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and competition begins at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 4th place as well as Grand Champion trophies. All competitors 13 and under will receive an award. Contact Barbara Kurland at 703-929-1450.

Centreville Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Centreville's Historic District at Braddock and Mount Gilead roads. There will be about 75 craft exhibitors, a parade at 10 a.m., an entertainment stage, historic presentations by history groups, walking tours and historic building tours.

Give Blood at the Bloodmobile. Look for the bloodmobile parked by St. John's Episcopal Church. Enjoy McDonald's fresh baked cookies and apple juice, plus receive coupons for free snack wraps, all courtesy of Van Management. Appointments appreciated, walk-ins welcome. Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES. Visit www.CentrevilleDay.com.

FaithsWork Foundation, a nonprofit foundation working to raise funds to fight childhood illnesses, is presenting a Back-to-School Concert from noon to 3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion in Reston. Free to the Public, enjoy an afternoon of family fun. Music, caricature artists, face painting, and drawings for Redskins tickets and dinner at Mortons steakhouse will be conducted. Proceeds will go to FaithsWork Foundation which raises funds for Children’s Hospital. Contact info@faithswork.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 17

<cal2>The Democratic Women of Clifton meet at 1:45 p.m. at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, in Clifton. The guest speaker will be Gerry Connolly (D), chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Contact cliftonwomendems@aol.com or call 703-631-5262.

<lst>The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C., will have its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the home of Jim Evans and Millie Schoepe Evans, 12910 Westbrook Drive, Fairfax. There will be traditional Slovak food and refreshments. Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Sept. 15 by calling Millie at 703-830-3628 or e-mailing helenfedor@hotmail.com.

<cal2>The Citizen Advisory Committee for Transportation in the 67th District will meet at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. All are welcome.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 19

<cal2>The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) announced that former LWVFA president Anne Kanter will moderate its upcoming debate for candidates of the 11th Congressional District. The event is scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m. It will be held in the auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center located at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Incumbent Republican Congressman Thomas M. Davis, Democratic candidate Andrew Hurst and Independent Green candidate Ferdinando Greco have accepted the invitation to participate. Contact the LWVFA at 703-658-9150.

<cal1>Sept. 20-21

<cal2>At 8 p.m. "A Nightmare on Elm Street," is back on the big screen in 124 select movie theaters across the country for two nights only to celebrate the premiere of the all-new, special edition infinifilmTM DVD. Fans will also be treated to a new exclusive feature — "Freddy's Best Kills," a montage of Freddy Krueger's gruesome kills throughout the rest of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, including sequels 2-6, plus "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" and "Freddy VS Jason" — that can be seen only in theaters during this special event. The movie will be shown at Fairfax Towne Center 10, located at 4110 W Ox Road. Tickets are available online at www.BigScreenBoxOffice.com or at presenting theater box offices for $10.

<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 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>Thursday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Elephant Extravaganza. Oakton piano instructor Anna Mecik will perform at the Virginia Federation of Republican Women’s 2006 Elephant Extravaganza. Hosted by Rep. Tom Davis (R-11th) and state Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis (R-34th), the event will take place from 7–9 p.m. at their home in Vienna at 2213 Aryness Drive. Contact Rebecca Pick at DPick@cox.net or 703-218-1015 or visit http://www.fairfaxgop.org/Events/OtherEvents.aspx.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 22

<cal2>The Capital Home & Remodeling Expo runs from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and free for children 5 and under. Go on-line to www.HomeandRemodelingExpo.com. Nearly 100 businesses from all across Fairfax County will exhibit at the Capital Home & Remodeling Expo, the region’s largest fall consumer show of its kind.

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

<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 programs. The cost is $20 per person before Sept. 20; $25 after. Contact Kimberly McDonald at 703-362-8942 or e-mail: kmbrlymcd@cox.net.

The Capital Home & Remodeling Expo runs from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and free for children 5 and under. Go on-line to www.HomeandRemodelingExpo.com. Nearly 100 businesses from all across Fairfax County will exhibit at the Capital Home & Remodeling Expo, the region’s largest fall consumer show of its kind, returning for its 10th year at the Dulles Expo Center.

The Chantilly community of Greenbriar will hold a yard sale on from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Many of the 1,900 homes in the community will be participating. Greenbriar is on Route 50 west of the Fairfax County Parkway. The community is also accessible from Stringfellow Road at the intersections of Melville Lane, Poplar Tree Road and Point Pleasant Drive.