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<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.

TurnAround, LLC has announced "TurnAround's Top 10 Reasons Business Fail" and what you can do about it. If you are a business owner, executive, operations manager or responsible for critical results for a business, this is a must-attend event. The workshop will take place Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department, 5856 Old Centreville Road, Centreville (second floor). RSVP is required. Email info@turnaroundllc.com if you would like to attend. Free admission. Call 703-216-2085 or email Lauren Kirby at lkirby@turnaroundllc.com.

"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.

* 8/21 – "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>Friday, Aug. 22</b>

Watch the movie, "Ratatouille" for free on Friday, Aug. 22 at 8:15 p.m. on the lawn of Cornerstone International Church, 12113 Vale Road, Oakton. Call 703-264-1273.

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. 22 — Wildmen;

* Aug. 29 — Daryl Davis Band.

<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. The barbecue is the school's primary fund-raising event for the academic, theater, athletic, choral and music booster groups. Students can also pick up their 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. If you have something to donate, 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.

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. 27 —Face Painting!

<b>Thursday, Aug. 28</b>

Assistance League, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the literacy and well-being of women and children in Northern Virginia, is holding a social for women interested in membership on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Call Beth at 703-648-1822 or email ALNorthernVA@yahoo.com. Go to the web site at www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.

<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>Thursday/Sept. 4</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>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 from10 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.

The National Capital Cat Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly, on Route 28.

Hundreds of pedigreed cats from around the country, including many rare breeds such as the Cornish Rex , Egyptian Mau, Ocicat and the Norwegian Forest Cat, are expected to compete. Judging and awards will take place throughout both days. Feline Cat Agility will take place both days. Vendors with cat toys, supplies, and novelties will be in abundance. Many artists, including internationally knowned Jamie Perry, will participate in the show and offer original art pieces for sale. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and $24 for a family of four. Contact Dawn Shiley, communications manager, at 703-489-0698 or email skogeier@erols.com. Go to www.nationalcapitalcatshow.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 6</b>

The Humane Society of Fairfax County will open its Pet Food Pantry, Ani-Meals, serving disadvantaged residents of Fairfax County and the surrounding area on Saturday, Sept. 6. This new program will offer pet food and related items to families who want to keep their pets and need a helping hand during these difficult economic times. Individuals in need of assistance to keep their pet(s) in their home, should visit the HSFC Web site (www.hsfc.org) for details and an application. On designated days, pet food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Unopened and unexpired pet food may be donated at 4057 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. The HSFC is open to receive pet food six days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

<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. Go to www.AARPdulles.org/classic or email president@AARPdulles.org Free for spectators! Auction, raffles, food and fun!

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>Friday, Sept. 12</b>

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council will sponsor a landscaping tour of sustainable landscapes in Fairfax and Prince William counties on Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will feature residential and commercial sites to illustrate CCLC’s eight essential elements of conservation landscaping including environmentally sensitive design, low impact development, good wildlife habitat and healthy soils. There is a per person fee to attend. Lunch and transportation are included. The tour is designed for landscape architects, designers, planners, contractors and other landscape professionals. Contact Christin Jolicoeur, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District at 703-324-1423 or download a registration form at

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/cltour0908.pdf

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

The 16th annual Fall Festival and Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. The Car Show is open to Pre-1975 cars: antiques, street rods, customs, street mach and classics. For car info, call Steve Dodson at 540-351-0886 or 703-365-8949. The event includes crafts, food, ceramics, scrapbooking, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, baskets, cars and something for everyone. For craft space info, call Sara Helmke at 703-217-6181.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is sponsoring its third annual ASMBS "Walk from Obesity" at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. This local event is part of a national program to raise awareness of the life-threatening disease of obesity. Obesity related illness accounts for nearly 400,000 deaths a year. Proceeds benefit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Education, Research & Prevention. Registration is $25. Register online at www.walkfromobesity.com (choose Fairfax location) or onsite at 7 a.m. The Walk starts at 8 a.m. Great Door Prizes and Samples. Call 703-391-3783.

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. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 571-522-6181.

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 am at the Centreville Regional Library,14200 St Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

<b>SEPT. 19-20</b>

The Burke Centre Library’s annual Friends’ book sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20. Book donations are being accepted. Books that have torn covers, missing papers, or have been nibbled on by the family pet cannot be sold. Proceeds from the book sale are used to support needs and activities of the Burke Centre Library. Volunteers are needed to help setup the book sale on Thursday, Sept. 18 and also to sell on Friday or Saturday. To volunteer to help with the book sale or to help with other Friends’ events, contact Daniele Robbins by email at: robbinsdaniele@yahoo.com.

<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.