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<b>ONGOING</b>

ExtravaCATza is back for the month of July at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. The fanCATstic cat and kitten adoption event will spotlight Fairfax County’s felines at the shelter located at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax.

Families interested in adopting a cat or kitten are encouraged to drop by the shelter throughout the month of July to meet the animals that are available and looking for a loving new home. The first 100 cats adopted from the shelter during the month of July will receive a free spay or neuter; a potential savings of between $70 and $115 for adopters.

As part of the ExtravaCATza, the shelter is partnering with area animal rescue organizations that will bring their cats and kittens available for adoption, to the shelter on Sundays in July. The adoption process and corresponding fees vary by group.

The shelter will also be open its normal adoption hours throughout the month: Tuesdays – Fridays, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The special Sunday adoption hours will be from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100.

Fair Lakes Farmer’s Market!

Wednesdays — 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sundays — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Fair Lakes Farmers Market, located in the Whole Foods Parking Lot, is now open Wednesdays from 3:30-7 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Host to many great local producers. This market will continue through the season, every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning. Located off the Fair Lakes Parkway in Fair Lakes.

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, July 3</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>Friday, JULY 4</b>

The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation will hold an adoption event on Friday, July 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Fair Lakes Shopping Center Petsmart, 12971 Fair Lakes Center, Fairfax. Visit www.lostdogrescue.org.

<cal2>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.

* July 4, No Dance

* July 11, TBA

* July 18, TBA

* July 25, JP McDermott and Western Bop

<b>Wednesday, July 9</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.

* Wednesday, July 9 — Crafty Cows;

* Wednesday, July 16 — Mr. Don’s Sing Along!

* Wednesday, July 23 — Glitter Tattoos!

* Wednesday, July 30 — Build-A-Bear Party!

<b>JULY 9-10</b>

"Mother Goose’s Really Fabulous Fairy Tales!" is a silly play that the whole family will enjoy. Mother Goose has come to tell some of her most delightful fairy tales to all of the boys and girls. Unfortunately, she bumps her head on some scenery and gets a little confused. As she narrates the fairy tales, she gets them a little mixed up. Hansel and Gretel wind up meeting Robin Hood and Sleeping Beauty and Rupunzal and Prince Charming and Darth Vader and well, who knows who else they’ll run into before it’s all over? Come find out as The Chantilly Drama Boosters presents The Chantilly Children’s Theatre production of "Mother Goose’s Really Fabulous Fairy Tales!" The shows are Wednesday July 9 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Thursday July 10 at 3 p.m. at Chantilly High School. Tickets are $5 at the door. Go to ChantillyHSDrama.com

<b>Friday, July 11</b>

The Chick-fil-A chain, including stores in Chantilly and Fairfax, will celebrate its annual Cow Appreciation Day event on Friday, July 11, by offering a free meal to any customer who isn't "too chicken" to visit fully dressed as a cow. Any customer who comes dressed like a cow will receive a free meal. Customers wearing partial costumes or accessories will receive a free entree. This marks Chick-fil-A's fourth annual Cow Appreciation Day celebration. Festivities are planned throughout the day, so visit your local Chick-fil-A for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

Chick-fil-A of Chantilly/Fair Oaks Mall

4412 Chantilly Place/11750 Fair Oaks

Chantilly/Fairfax

703 631-2253 or 703 279-1883

<b>Saturday/July 12</b>

Sully Historic Site hosts its annual World War II Living History Weekend on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet over 100 re-enactors representing both Axis and Allied troops, and get an up-close look at what life was like for soldiers and civilians throughout the war. Interpreters will have authentic uniforms, equipment, weapons and vehicles, including a halftrack tank, on display in their camps.

On Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. enjoy period music by TreVoché, performing music reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. Tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee and learn about home life during World War II at Sully and in Fairfax County. Children can participate in games and make a period craft to take home. American Legion Post 177 will be providing food and drink for purchase.

The event will go on rain or shine. Admission is $7 per adult and $5 per senior and child. All World War II veterans are admitted free of charge. Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is hosting the Maple Ridge Ground Breaking Ceremony and block party on Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 4150 Stevenson Street in Fairfax. There will be food sponsored by Windows Catering Company, live music performed by "Common Ground," face painting, games, a raffle, and a chance to meet the future residents of Maple Ridge. Go to www.habitatnova.org or call Megan Coleman at 703-521-9890, ext. 111.

<b>Sunday, July 13</b>

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will change the time for each of its remaining 2008 low-cost rabies clinics. The clinics will now be held from 2–4 p.m. at the animal shelter at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Dates for the 2008 clinics are: Sunday, July 13; Sunday, Sept. 14; Sunday, Nov. 16. The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $10. The clinic is held for dogs, cats and ferrets. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats and ferrets in carriers.

Fairfax County 2008 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 Police Department Animal Services Division and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. Call 703-830-1000.

For more information about the rabies clinic, visit the Fairfax County Animal Services Division Web site at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices

<b>Monday/July 14</b>

See comics from around the world and create your own with graphic artist and author Matt Dembicki at the Chantilly Regional Library on July 14 at 7 p.m.

<b>Thursday, July 17</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>July 19-20</b>

The DC Big Flea Market will take place July 19-20 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The show features antiques and collectibles from dealers representing 30 states. There will be Period Furniture * Silver & Jewelry * Porcelain & Glass * Country Furniture * Crystal & Pottery * Vintage Clothing * Linens & Textiles * Toys & Dolls * Advertising & Paper * Art Deco & Nouveau * Painting & Prints * Mid Century Modern * Maps & Political * Vintage Garden * 17th, 18th & 19th Century items * Architectural items * Antique Lighting * Ephemera, etc. Show hours are Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Tickets are $8 per person (good for both days, Sat & Sun). Free parking. Call 757-430-4735. Or go to www.damorepromotions.com.

<b>Thursday, July 24</b>

Create and paint a piece of early American-style redware pottery with Grace Wolf of Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly. Make a mug on Thursday, July 24; and a bowl on Saturday, Aug. 23. Fired and finished items will be ready for pickup one week later at Clay Cafe Studios. This hands-on art activity is great for adults, scouts, and children, ages eight years and up. Each session will be held at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per class. Pre-paid reservations are required and a house tour is included. Call 703-437-1794.

<b> Saturday, July 26</b>

Children’s book author Susan Crites will be signing copies of her new book, "I Love You More Than Rainbows," on Saturday, July 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Barnes & Noble, located at Fair Lakes Promenade shopping center. Call 703-278-0300.

<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.

<b>Wednesday/July 30</b>

See comics from around the world and create your own with graphic artist and author Matt Dembicki at the Centreville Regional Library on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

<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>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.