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The Sully Police District Citizens’ Advisory Committee provides local citizens and business owners with an opportunity to provide input about the delivery of police services, facilitate citizen and community cooperation with the police, identify real and potential problem areas concerning police service, promote harmonious police-community relations, and Improve and enhance the Police Department’s capabilities to provide the best service to those who live, work in, or visit Fairfax County.

The Committee provides a means for the Station Commander and staff to learn directly of citizen concerns, and in turn provide information on Police concerns and procedures for group members to share with others in their residential, business, civic or church groups. It is a valuable bridge between the community and Police Department.

The Sully District CAC meets at 7:30 p.m., on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, or at neighborhood sites on a rotating basis. The Committee welcomes as members all concerned Sully Police District residents and business persons. For further information and addition to our e-mail list, contact Dan Lindner, Committee Chair, at danlindner4@hotmail.com.

The Clock Tower Thrift Shop in Centreville needs volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays in August. Bring relatives and friends to volunteer. Just walk in, complete a registration form and invest your time helping others. Volunteers sort and tag donations of toys, household items and clothing. They also assist with display, greeting customers, and basic store cleanup. Day, evening and weekend hours are available. Please note that, for liability reasons, the minimum age for volunteers is 16. The Clock Tower Thrift Shop is located in Centreville Square II, 6031 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville.

Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday 12 noon-5 p.m.

Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed for all areas of Fairfax County. The opportunity involves picking up meals from local school or hospital providers and delivering them to local residents. Meal delivery occurs midday Monday – Friday and takes about 1.5 – 2.0 hours to deliver the meals. Volunteer drivers can deliver on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or substitute basis. Other volunteer opportunities include providing transportation to and from medical appointments or the grocery store, making social visits, helping with light household tasks, and making social calls. For more information, please call Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Volunteer Intake line: 703-324-5406. TTY: 703-449-1186 or email DFSAAAvolunteer@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fair Lakes Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays — 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sundays — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Fair Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Whole Foods parking lot, off the Fair Lakes Parkway, is open Wednesdays from 3:30-7 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of local producers will be there throughout the season.

The Community Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Downtown Fairfax Coalition, is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October in the City of Fairfax at the corner of West and Main Streets (behind the historic Fairfax County Courthouse). More than 25 vendors, the market offers shopping for the whole family — locally grown fruits and vegetables, bakery items, Shenandoah Valley meats, Argentine chorizo, specialty foods, local arts and crafts, antiques, plants and flowers and more. Every Saturday, Chiche’s Chorizo adds a dash of fun to the market by charcoal grilling their locally produced chorizo for sandwiches. Visit www.geocities.com/communitymkt.

The Republican Women of Clifton meets on the third Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Clifton Elementary School, 7010 Clifton Road. The group invites all women in Northern Virginia to make a positive impact on the community. It helps with community service projects, supports the troops, legislative affairs, philanthropy, and participates in local, state and national election campaigns. Call Terrie J. Rollins, President at 703-322-0691 or email rollinstjm@hotmail.com. The Web site is www.CliftonGOP.com

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday November 8 from 9 am to 3pm at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact psbyers@verizon.net.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs volunteers to teach English to adult immigrants in 17 locations in Northern Virginia. Training is provided in August. Day and evening classes begin in September. For more information or to submit an on-line application, visit http://eslim.org.

Centreville Regional Library is seeking volunteers to put their green thumbs to good use. A motivated person who can offer suggestions on how to improve the landscaping is needed to start and run a team of gardening volunteers. Work hours are flexible. Help others improve their English! Do one-on-one tutoring or co-lead conversation groups for people who want to practice and improve their English skills. The greatest need is for evening and weekend sessions. Prior teaching experience is not required, just a good command of the English language, as well as an out-going, friendly and patient manner. Located at 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact psbyers@verizon.net.

Guiding Eyes for the needs puppy raisers who are willing to open their homes to Labrador Retriever puppies until they are old enough to be professionally trained as guide dogs, usually 16-18 months. Training and guidance provided by local experienced counselors. Volunteer puppy raisers provide love and affection, behavior training and socialization experiences. Call 703-242-2232 or visit www.gebdominion.org. To complete an application, visit www.volunteer.guidingeyes.org.

<b>Thursday, Aug. 7</b>

Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Meetings are first and third Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library,14200 St Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

"Attack of the B Movies" will be held for 13 weeks every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Fairfax Corner 14, Showcase Cinemas. Admission is $5 for the double feature presentations.

* 8/7 — "The Giant Gila Monster" / "The Killer Shrews"

* 8/14 – "Gorgo" / "Teenagers from Outer Space"

* 8/21 – "The Brain That Wouldn’t Die" / "First Spaceship on Venus"

* 8/28 – "Devil Girl from Mars" / "Robot Monster"

* 9/4 – "Giant from the Unknown" / "She Demons"

* 9/11 – "The Wasp Woman" / "Phantom from 10,000 Leagues"

* 9/18 – "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" / "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet"

* 9/25 – "The Last Man on Earth" / "Bride of the Beast"

* 10/2 – "A Bucket of Blood" / "Attack of the Giant Leeches"

* 10/9 – "House on Haunted Hill" / "Amazing Transparent Man"

* 10/16 – "Last Woman on Earth" / "Bloodlust"

* 10/23 – "Screaming Skull" / "Tormented"

* 10/30 – "Werewolf in a Girls Dormitory" / "The Bats"

* 10/31 – "Nightmare Castle," "Dementia 13," "House by the Cemetery," and "Night of the Living Dead"

The Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema de Lux is located at 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Call 703-502-4060.

<b>Friday, Aug. 8</b>

Swing Dances are held every Friday night at the Dulles Hilton in the Red Fox Room with Sue and Gary Caley. Drop-in beginner lesson included in price of admission from 8:30-9 p.m. Live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. All ages welcome, large dance floors, air conditioned. Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

∑ Aug. 8 — King Cadillac;

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Aug. 15 — Rockin Bones;

<b>AUG. 8-10</b>

Truro Church is holding its Used Book Sale Friday, Aug. 8 (12-5 p.m.); Saturday, Aug. 9 (10-4 p.m.); Sunday, Aug. 10 (12-2 p.m.) The church will accept donations of all types of books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and cassettes prior to the sale. Magazines will not be accepted. Donations may be dropped off at Truro in the church basement beginning July 28 through Aug. 7. Tax donation forms available at drop-off. Call 703-631-1275. Sale runs Aug. 8-10. Truro Church is located at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. Directions: www.trurochurch.org.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 9</b>

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's OTO Percussion Duo will perform at E.C. Lawrence Park on Saturday, Aug. 9. "OTO Percussion Duo" is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the marimba and other instruments lead children on a journey through "What is Rhythm?" With music ranging from Bach to ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra.

Sierra Club 101. Learn how the local Group of the Sierra Club works and how you can get more involved, from making a phone call or writing a letter, to leading a campaign. To be held Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 p.m. Come to get your questions answered and enjoy light refreshments at the new, LEED-designed Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Questions? Contact Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310 or larva@attglobal.net.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hosting an information session on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke. If you would like to learn more about advocating for abused or neglected children, call 703-273-3526, x22 or email ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

The Starlight Cinema Family Drive-In Movie series will be shown at the parking lot of the Trinity Office Building, 5875 Trinity parkway, Centreville. Gates open at 6 p.m., pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m., films are shown at dark. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

∑ Saturday, Aug. 9 — "The Spiderwick Chronicles" — A 2008 fantasy film adaptation of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's bestselling series of the same name. Set in the Spiderwick Estate in New England, it follows the adventures of Simon, Mallory, and Jared Grace as they discover a field guide to faeries and battle goblins and other magical creatures.

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<b>Sunday, Aug. 11</b>

Virginia Ballet will present "Precedence" on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater on the NVCC campus at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. "Precedence" is a summer dance concert featuring the integration of contemporary dance styles with classical ballet techniques. The program features melody and rhythm from Bach to African drums, from hiphop to Russian folkdance. All reserved seats are $10. For tickets, call 703 249-8227.

<b>Wednesday/Aug 13</b>

Chick-fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall hosts "Family Night" every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Every week there is a free, different activity to entertain kids of all ages. Come celebrate at Fair Oaks Mall, located inside the main entrance between Sears and Macy’s. Call us 703-279-1883 or email at CFAEVENTS@aol.com.

Aug. 13 — Angela’s Art Project

Aug. 20 — Mr. Don’s Sing Along!

Aug. 27 —Face Painting!

<b>Thursday, Aug. 14</b>

The Childtime Learning Center – located at 14275 Braddock Road – will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The drive is in honor of one of its two-year-old students, Fabio Valencia, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Appointments can be made in advance by calling Heather Smith at 703-980-7485 and drop-ins are welcome. Furthermore, anyone who donates will be entered in the Inova Blood Donor Services "Make it a Lifesaving Summer" drawing for a variety of prizes including a Caribbean cruise, big screen television and much more.

For more information, contact Childtime of Centreville or Inova Blood Donor Services at 1-866-256-6372.

The monthly meeting of New Horizon Bass Anglers will take place on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The featured speaker will be Walter Froh. He is a former club member and the area sales representive for "Sport Fishing Ventures Unlimited." Froh will be presenting "Technique Specific Jigs". During this seminar, he will be covering the differences and uses of "Flipping", "Football", "Grass", "Swimming", "Finesse" and "Shakey Head" jig styles. These baits have consistenly produced plenty of quality bass for he and his friends throughout Virginia waters. For details, email cetaylor2@verizon.net, or call 703-887-8399

<b>Saturday, Aug. 16</b>

5th Annual DemocracyFest. Political festival for liberal activists. Aug. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn in Dulles, VA. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.DemocracyFest.net

Audiences set sail with a true son-of-the-seas, Pirate Jack on Saturday, Aug. 16 at E.C. Lawrence Park. His colorful costuming, energy and mastery of traditional instruments have hoisted sails and spirits from Sea World and Disneyland to the Chesapeake on the original Bounty. This musical sea voyage explores the ports and lifestyles of those who sailed the seas of the 1800s. Their diversity of culture is revealed through the songs they sang.

A fund-raising lunch will be held to raise money for Little Rocky Run resident Crysta Fischer, who is training with Team in Training to run/walk the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco on Oct. 19, to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every dollar raised will be used for research, patient services, professional education, advocacy, and community service. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Saturday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bonefish Grill, 6315 Multiplex Drive, Centreville. The price is $25/adult and $10 for children 12 and younger. Open to the public! Go to http://pages.teamintraining.org/nca/nikesf08/cfischer

The Starlight Cinema Family Drive-In Movie series will be shown at the parking lot of the Trinity Office Building, 5875 Trinity parkway, Centreville. Gates open at 6 p.m., pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m., films are shown at dark. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

∑ Saturday, Aug. 16 — "Harry Potter, The Order of the Phoenix" — This film follows the darkest year yet for the young wizard. Harry Potter has to battle the Ministry of Magic as they seize more power at Hogwarts and refuse to believe that the evil Voldemort has returned. Harry’s overwhelming school work, changes in the Quiddich team and the increased threat from his nemesis make for his most challenging year.

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<b>Aug. 16-17</b>

Sully Historic Site will be hosting a Civil War Encampment on Aug. 16-17. There will be both Confederate and Federal soldier re-enactors, and artillery & infantry demonstrations. Civilian re-enactors recreate the daily experiences of Northern Virginia residents during the early years of the Civil War. Play historic games and enjoy music on the lawn performed by local duo, Evergreen Shade. On Saturday, see a parade of 19th century fashions and learn what you need to be a re-enactor. Call 703-437-1794 or by email: Briget.mcardle@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<b> Wednesday, Aug. 20</b>

Learning for Retirees. Registration for the Fall 2008 term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) begins Wednesday, Aug. 20. OLLI is a nonprofit membership organization affiliated with George Mason University, providing academic courses and cultural opportunities for retirees and active older adults in Fairfax, Reston, and eastern Loudoun. Call 703-503-3384 or email olli@gmu.edu to request a catalog. For complete information, see the web site: www.olli.gmu.edu

<b>Thursday, Aug. 21</b>

Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Meetings are first and third Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library,14200 St Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

<b>Saturday, Aug. 23</b>

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network’s (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park. The park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. Registration for the Walk for Food Allergy in all cities is online at www.foodallergywalk.org.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's OTO Brass Quintet will perform Saturday, Aug. 23 at E.C. Lawrence Park. "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.

The Starlight Cinema Family Drive-In Movie series will be shown at the parking lot of the Trinity Office Building, 5875 Trinity parkway, Centreville. Gates open at 6 p.m., pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m., films are shown at dark. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

∑ Saturday, Aug. 23 — Transformers" — Based on the successful cartoon from the 1980s, this action adventure pits the Autobots against the evil Decepticons. When the two intergalactic races wage war, they choose Earth as their battleground. A show is on the way as the machines change shape between cars, trucks, planes and other technological creations.

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<b>Sunday/Aug. 24</b>

The Republican Women of Clifton are hosting their 1st Annual BBQ and Candidate Meet and Greet on Sunday, Aug. 24. Rain or shine from 4-7 p.m. Meets at 6900 Clifton Road. The RSVP date is Aug. 10. All further details can be found on www.CliftonGOP.com.

<b>Wednesday, Aug. 27</b>

The Centreville Rotary Club is working with the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic to sponsor a free sports and school physical day. It will be on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church. To schedule an appointment and check eligibility, call the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic at 703-481-8160, ext. 1. To help volunteer, call 703-481-8160, ext. 2.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 30</b>

The Starlight Cinema Family Drive-In Movie series will be shown at the parking lot of the Trinity Office Building, 5875 Trinity parkway, Centreville. Gates open at 6 p.m., pre-movie activities start at 7:30 p.m., films are shown at dark. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

* Saturday, Aug. 30 — "Shrek the Third" — When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King, but that is exactly what will happen if he can not find a suitable replacement for King Harold. Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots find that their best candidate, rebellious Medieval high school slacker Artie, proves to be more of a challenge than they bargained for in the third of this phenomenally successful series.

<b>Monday, Sept. 1</b>

Chick-fil-A of Chantilly is holding a "Free Strip Giveaway" on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. With football season about to start, just wear any kind of outer apparel — shirt, hat, shoes, pants, socks, etc. — that has the name or logo of your favorite football team (from youth leagues to professional teams) and participants will receive a three-piece Chicken Strips for free. Chick-fil-A of Chantilly, by the Dulles Expo Center, 10:30 am till close.

<b>Tuesday, Sept. 2</b>

The Northern Virginia Holistic Moms Network will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. This month’s topic is "Labor Day 101" Learn about the choices, supports, and options available at your labor and birth. Call 703-988-0285.

<b>Sept. 5-7</b>

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is coming to the Prince William County Fairgrounds Sept. 5-7. Some 150 acclaimed artisans will be showcasing contemporary crafts and fine art. The jury-selected artisans at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will display and sell their unique creations in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. Hours are: Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 --10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 7 -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 with an online purchase, $8 for adults at the door, free for children under 12. Admission is good for all three days. Free parking is available. The Fairgrounds are located at 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 7</b>

AARP Dulles Chapter is hosting a Classic Car Show , Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. –3 p.m. in Downtown Herndon near the Municipal Center and Town Hall. The Car Show proceeds will provide scholarship support to Nurse Practitioners specializing in Geriatric Nursing at George Mason University. For more information go to www.AARPdulles.org/classic or email president@AARPdulles.org Free for spectators! Auction, raffles, food and fun!

<b>Saturday, Sept. 13</b>

Centreville Day is Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The theme this year is "Patriots of Centreville: Past and Present." Business sponsorships start at $300. All proceeds go to supporting the Centreville Community Foundation, a 501-3c nonprofit that supports historic preservation, youth, the arts, education, environment and community improvement in the greater Centreville area. Space for vendors and exhibitors is limited. As in previous years, there is a parade from 10-11 a.m. and new this year is a children's essay contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on the theme of Centreville Patriots. If you have a child in 5th thru 8th grades or if you are interested in marching in the parade, go to the Web site (www.centrevilleva.org and click on Centreville Day). Email ccf@centrevilleva.org or call at 703 830-5407.

<b>Sept. 15-16</b>

If you enjoy meeting people, particularly the elderly, and can serve during the weekday, the volunteer ombudsman position may be for you! Volunteer advocates are assigned to a specific local nursing home or assisted-living facility in Northern Virginia and make weekly visits, meeting one-on-one with residents. Applicants must be available to volunteer four hours per week, during regular business hours. Interviews of applicants will be held this summer in preparation for the next annual training, scheduled for Sept. 15, 16, and 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Call 703-324-5422, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit the Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 18</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its September meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Advantages of Breastfeeding to Mother and Baby". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. FREE. For more information or questions, call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 571-522-6181.

<b>Tuesday, Oct. 4</b>

The Northern Virginia Holistic Moms Network will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. This month’s topic is "Greening Your Home" Ways to save energy, reduce waste, and limit toxins in your home environment. Call 703-988-0285.

<b>Thursday, Oct. 16</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its October meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Family and the Breastfed Baby". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. FREE. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 571-522-6181.

<b>Saturday, Nov. 8 </b>

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road. Contact psbyers@verizon.net.