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<b>Thursday, Aug. 14</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 every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Fairfax Corner 14, Showcase Cinemas. Admission is $5 for the double feature presentations. The Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema de Lux is located at 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Call 703-502-4060.

* 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"

<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 1-6:30 p.m. The drive is in honor of one of its 2-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.

<cal2>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, who 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. Email cetaylor2@verizon.net, or call 703-887-8399

<b>Friday, Aug. 15</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. 15 — Rockin Bones.

<b>Aug. 15-17</b>

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will celebrate "Three Days of Pets, Love and Adoption" at its first annual Petstock ’08, a special adoption event being held at its Fairfax facility. Prospective adopters are encouraged to visit the shelter during the event to visit with available animals who are seeking new homes. The three-day festival will feature special Sunday adoption hours and is scheduled for:

* Friday, Aug. 15 from 12 – 7 p.m.

* Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Sunday, Aug. 17 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Join the shelter for music and merriment and meet some of Fairfax’s grooviest animals available for adoption. The shelter offers a wide variety of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and iguanas. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices/ and click on "view animals available for adoption."

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100.

<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.

<cal2>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. 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.

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. 20 — Mr. Don’s Sing Along!

* Aug. 27 —Face Painting!

<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.

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 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.

<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>Tuesday/Aug. 26</b>

It's time for all Westfield Bulldogs, fans, parents and the extended community to bring their appetites and help support the school at the Bulldog Barbecue. The barbecue will be held, rain or shine, On Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. WHS students,their families, and the surrounding community are invited.

While the barbecue is the school's primary fund-raising event for the academic, theater, athletic, choral and music booster groups, and the PTSA, students can also pick up their student schedules and back-to-school packets, P.E. uniforms, buy lunch cards, pay class dues, reserve their school yearbooks and enjoy performances by WHS students. Students can stop by tables in the hallways to learn what the Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 are doing this year, or how to join the various school clubs.

A highlight of the evening will be the PTSA Silent Auction, held in the school library, in which items will be available for bid. This year, some of the items — practical and luxury — will offer a little something for everyone, and benefit the PTSA Technology Fund. Do you have something you may wish to donate to the Silent Auction? Do you know someone, whether it is your favorite restaurant, store, hairdresser, doctor, dentist, vet, lawn or auto service, etc., who might be willing to donate a gift certificate or tangible product to help advertise their business to the largest high school in Virginia? If so, contact Amy Coulbourne at Amy.Coulbourne@fcps.edu or Rebecca Rice at Rebecca.Rice@FCPS.edu, or 703-488-6300. Arrangements can be made for drop off at the school.

Volunteers are still needed to help out the evening of the event. Contact Suzanne O lijar at solijarpta@yahoo.com to sign up.

<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>

English classes for adults sponsored by ESL and Immigrant Ministries will be offered in 17 locations in Northern Virginia. Childcare is available at some locations. Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. A $20 processing fees is requested. Scholarships are available. Check www.eslim.org for class locations and schedules or call 703-841-0292 and leave a message. Calls will be returned in English, Spanish, Korean, or Vietnamese.

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>Saturday/Sept. 6</b>

The 16th Annual Plane Pull will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Dulles Airport. The contest that benefits Special Olympics Virginia pits teams of 20 against a cargo jet to see which team can pull the plane 12 feet the fastest. During the event, there’s also a Kid’s Bus Pull, and an entire festival for spectators to enjoy. In addition to team members, volunteers are also needed. Go to www.specialolympicsva.org.

<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.