Act up this summer with Pied Piper Theatre’s Summer Camps for ages for ages 5-18. This Center for the Arts theater program features numerous camps for the serious actor and for those just beginning. Join the musical theater day camp “Theater Express!” for ages 8-12 and enjoy classes in a variety of theater arts in the morning and a musical production workshop in the afternoon. “Footlights and Fairy Tales” offers a mini musical theater camp for ages 5-7; and “On-stage at the Kellar Theater” features a performance venue for those who love to hit the stage singing and dancing. Teens can enjoy a new twist in their approach to Shakespeare when professional director, Joyce Peifer, introduces “Will Shakespeare’s Excellent Adventure”. “Actor’s Approach” is an advanced drama workshop for the actor working to broaden his skills and acting techniques. Summer fun includes additional master classes and workshops in comedy acting, voice, theater games, auditioning, and Polynesian Dance. Theater camps are available throughout Manassas, Woodbridge, and Gainesville. Summer Art Camps are also available. Call 703-330-ARTS for a brochure or view and enroll online at www.center-for-the-arts.
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<cal2>A meeting for volunteers interested in planning Centreville Day will be held Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. This is also a Centreville Day — Jamestown 2007 meeting. The Centreville Community Foundation invites volunteers to become a member of the Centreville — Jamestown 2007 Planning Committee and help Centreville celebrate Virginia's 400th Anniversary. Supervisor Michael Frey has agreed to serve as the Honorary Chairperson. To become an official Jamestown 2007 community, Centreville must form a committee of community leaders from diverse backgrounds to promote and coordinate 2007 activities. The Committee examines the community, past and present, and develops events and legacy projects that celebrate the Centreville of yesterday, today and tomorrow. RSVP to CCF Secretary, Cheryl Repetti, at email@example.com.
<cal2>Attention Jimmy Buffett fans — The Washington Area Parrot Head Club and The Parrotheads of the Old Dominion are hosting a Parrot Head Pool Party benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. The event will be held Friday, June 29 from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Best Western Battlefield Inn in Manassas. Admission is $40/person and includes live entertainment and dinner. Register at www.parrothead.org/events/swpp/. Visit www.waphc.com, or call 1-866-481-0854.
Swing dance on Friday nights at the Dulles Hilton with Sue and Gary Caley. From 8:30-9 p.m. is the introductory swing dance class, followed by a live band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.
* June 29 — solarium, Daryl Davis (Patriotic Hop for July 4th wear Red white & blue, of course! Food decorations and surprises!);
* July 6 — solarium, Big 4 Combo;
* July 13 — solarium, Blue Sky 5 (Hula Hop ... Summer Luau theme, dress in tropical attire!);
* July 20 — solarium, King Cadillac;
* July 27 — solarium, Rockin' Bones (July birthday dance, cake);
* Aug. 3 — solarium, Daryl Davis;
* Aug. 10 — solarium, Joker's Wild (Gary's and all August birthdays dance, cake etc.);
* Aug. 17 — solarium, Cutaways;
* Aug. 24 — solarium, King Teddy;
* Aug. 31 — solarium, Lush Life (So long Summer Swing Dance).
<cal2>The band Martinez and Guthrie will be performing acoustic versions of songs from their CD, Gathering Change, on Saturday, June 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Palladium Condominiums in McLean. The folk-rock music by Joe Martinez of Centreville and Gus Guthrie of Arlington is adult contemporary and has been receiving airtime on XM Café Satellite Radio for the past four months. Guthrie and Martinez are Fairfax County Public School teachers. Visit www.nezrecords.com.
<cal2>Blue Sky Puppet Theater will perform from 10-11 a.m. "Pig Tales" is one of Blue Sky's most popular shows, filled with audience participation and humor aimed at all ages. "Pig Tales" traces a day in the life of three primary school pigs: Suzy, Chester and Buster. E. C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).
<cal2>The Fair Lakes Farmer's Market will take place this Sunday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to the Whole Foods Market in the store parking lot. Go to: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/fairlakes/index.html
<cal2>Mothers and babies newborn to 1 year old, are welcome to 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 area. Reservations are required. Lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Sweet Life Cafe, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cost is $20/lunch; or four-lunch series $75 (good for any 4 lunches). Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.event-builders.com.
<cal2>Center for the Arts’ free SummerSounds Concerts 2007 is held at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Old Town Manassas. In the event of rain or extreme heat, the Concerts will be moved to the Harris Pavilion, at the corner of Center and West Streets in Old Town Manassas.
* July 7 — Frank Solivan II. Pure bluegrass and new acoustic American roots music.
* July 21 — Washington Scottish Pipe Band
Bagpipes and Celtic Dancers to melt a Celtic heart.
* Aug. 4— Blaskapelle “Alte Kameraden. ” The musical heritage of Germany’s “Dorfkapelle” village bands.
* Aug. 18 — Pan Masters Steel Orchestra
Traditional Island Calypso, Reggae, R&B, Soca and Pop.
* Sept. 1 — Los Gatos. Latin music fused with contemporary jazz elements.
<cal2>Vpstart Crow Productions will continue its 2007 season by presenting Conrad Seiler's "The Wonderful Adventures of Don Quixote," July 13-29 at The Cramer Center, located at 9008 Center St. in Old Town Manassas. The production will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, July 12, at 8 p.m. There will also be a talkback with the audience immediately following the matinee on Sunday, July 15. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, military personnel, and City of Manassas and Prince William County employees. For ticket reservations, visit www.boxofficetickets.com/vpstartcrow or contact BoxOfficeTickets.com at 800-494-TIXS. For group sales, contact Vpstart Crow at email@example.com or (800) 660-8580. For more information, e-mail Vpstart Crow at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800-660-8580 or visit www.vpstartcrow.com.
<cal2>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's OTO Brass Quintet will perform from 10-11 a.m. "OTO Brass Quintet" is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's introduction to five of the brass instruments that add brilliance to an orchestra's sound. Explore the designs of brass instruments as the Brass Quintet demonstrates how valves, slides and tubing shape musical tones. "Musical Adventure" is a boisterous performance. E. C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).
<cal2>Fairfax Animal Shelter offers low-cost rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Sunday, July 15 from noon to 2 p.m. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Rabies vaccinations cost $10 at the clinic. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats in carriers.
Fairfax County 2007 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $5 for altered dogs and $10 for unaltered dogs (bring proof of your pet's spay or neuter). The clinic is sponsored by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. Call 703-830-1100. Cash or checks only — no credit cards — will be accepted for payment at the clinic. Additional rabies clinics will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 18. Go to the Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices
<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its next daytime meeting on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-571-522-6181.
<cal2>The MOMS Club of Centreville-North welcomes all moms with young children in the 20120 ZIP code to its July meeting, which will be held on Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Sully Government Center (4900 Stonecroft Blvd.). Ident-a-kid will be present to offer child identification cards for a nominal fee. More information is available at www.identakid.com. The MOMS Club is an international nonprofit support group specifically for mothers and their children that offer park days, lunches out, field trips, playgroups, monthly mom's night out and other activities. Children are welcome at meetings and events. Contact email@example.com.
<cal2>Bob Brown Puppets will perform from 10-11 a.m. During his 50-year career, Master Puppeteer Bob Brown has always been a strong supporter of recycling. Bob discovers most of his puppet-making materials hidden away in thrift-stores. Occasionally, he comes across a stuffed toy, one that is just too appealing to pass up. Bob calls these finds his Thrift-Store Orphans. Now he has created an entire show from these throw-away treasures, giving them a second chance to shine as "Second-Hand Stars. " E. C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).