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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.

The Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) College Community Theater (CCT) has joined forces with 2nd Flight Productions, forming College Community Theater with 2nd Flight Theatre Company. This merger was finalized in April 2008. The company will present three shows for the 2008-2009 season, all productions will be performed at the Waddell Theater, Loudoun Campus of NVCC (1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling). According to Natalie V. Safley and Shannon Khatcheressian, artistic directors for CCT with 2nd Flight Theatre Company, "there are numerous benefits for both organizations to join forces, including expanding to reach a wider audience, continuing to mentor students who share our passion for theater, and produce outstanding theatrical productions for the Northern Virginia and greater Washington D.C. area by leveraging talent and experience". Visit www.cct2ft.com.

The Fair Lakes Farmer’s Market is held every Wednesday morning, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Finally, the season of fresh fruits and vegetables begins with a bang right outside the Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes store. This market will continue through the season, every Wednesday morning. Look for a Sunday market to start a little later on. Visit www.smartmarkets.org.

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.

AARP Virginia needs volunteers to help with election activities and events in Northern Virginia. Election activities include assisting with AARP-sponsored candidate forums, exhibiting campaign materials at local colleges and places of worship, meeting with candidates for federal office on behalf of AARP, putting up campaign yard signs, handing out literature at community gatherings, and talking to friends and neighbors about the Divided We Fail campaign. Contact Brian Jacks at bjacks@aarp.org or 804-344-3047.

<b>Thursday, June 5</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>June 6-8</b>

Come to Celebrate Fairfax on June 6-8 to enjoy rides, concerts, performing arts, exhibits, food and fireworks. This annual event is held Friday, June 6, through Sunday, June 8, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The festival's hours are Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General admission is $10 (ages 11 and up); $8 (age 55 and up and active military with ID); $5 (ages 3-10); and free (ages 2 and under). This includes all the concerts, entertainment and exhibits for that day. Carnival rides are not included in the general admission price.

Celebrate Fairfax! will feature popular musical artists throughout the weekend on the Bud Light Main Stage. Top headliners include OK Go on Friday evening; Bowling for Soup and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Saturday; and Emerson Drive on Sunday afternoon. There will be more than 100 performances on seven stages located throughout the festival. All entertainment is free with daily general admission. A fireworks display will light up the night on Friday and Saturday evenings. Free laser shows will be held in the Government Center Board Auditorium every half-hour on Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about Celebrate Fairfax!, visit www.celebratefairfax.org or call 703-324-3247, TTY 800-828-1120.

<b>Saturday, June 7</b>

Centreville United Methodist Church is holding its annual yard sale to benefit their Sneedville, Tennessee Mission. The yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale will include furniture, household items, lawn and garden equipment, kitchen supplies, toys, books, small appliances, exercise equipment, sports equipment and electronics. All proceeds go to support the 2008 Sneedville Mission providing construction materials and supplies for the nursing home and children’s Backyard Bible programs. Call 703-830-2684.

Greenbriar Community Yard Sale, Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many homes in this large community participating. Come find your treasures of toys, clothing, household goods, collectibles, and more. Community access from Stringfellow Road or Route 50 in Chantilly. Rain date Sunday, June 8.

The Lane's Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Contact Jennifer Smith at jsmithtot@aol.com for more information.

<b>Monday/June 9</b>

The Republican Women of Clifton will be hosting Jeff Hughes, former Marine and retired Special Operations Team Leader, on Monday, June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Clifton Elementary. Jeff served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq and will be giving a speech on the history of the Muslim faith. Currently Jeff is security contractor. Meets at Clifton Elementary School at 7010 Clifton Road. Welcomes all interested members of the communities of Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Centreville and other surrounding areas. The RWC also encourages all voters to vote in the June 10 primary for Congressional candidates in the 10th district and 11th district.

<b>Tuesday, June 10</b>

All are welcome to attend a victims of crime panel discussion Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road in Reston. Panelists include Carroll Ann Ellis, member of the Virginia Tech panel and director of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Victim Services Division; Sen. Janet Howell, member of the Virginia State Crime Commission and Commission on Mental Health Law Reform; Del. Chuck Caputo, representing the 67th District; Joe Samaha, father of Reema Samaha and founder of the Angel Fund; and Peter Read, father of Mary Read. The panel will discuss helping victims of crime, particularly family members of homicide, support services, legislation and other efforts to address the issues that contributed to the tragedy on April 16. Any questions can be directed to Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb at contactus@angelfundva.org.

<b>Saturday/June 14</b>

The Asian Law Enforcement Society (ALES) and the Fairfax County Police Department are hosting the first Asian Community Forum and Dialogue on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn the very latest about issues that affect you, your communities, families and businesses. Topics include gang prevention, financial crimes, and an Asian leader dialogue. Also, a career forum, with law enforcement representatives from local, state and federal agencies will answer questions and discuss career opportunities with their agencies. To be held at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. Call Lucy Caldwell 703-246-2253.

<b>Thursday/June 19</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its June daytime meeting on Thursday, June 19, 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.

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>JUNE 20-21</b>

The Great American Scrapbook Convention will be held Friday, June 20 through Saturday, June 21 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. There will be 175 exhibitor booths and workshops taught by scrapbooking pros will introduce both novice and experienced scrapbookers to new techniques, ranging from the traditional photo album, to innovative cardmaking, to the newest trends in digital scrapbooking. Go to www.GreatAmericanScrapbook.com.

<b>Monday, June 23</b>

Direct Support Professionals Appreciation week will be celebrated on Monday, June 23 in the Forum at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, with a reception at 8:30 a.m. followed by a proclamation by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at 9 a.m. The public is invited to join the Fairfax Long Term Care Coordinating Council and its partner organizations as they recognize the contribution direct support professionals make by providing quality care and support to older people and people with disabilities in our community. Speakers will include Chairman Gerald Connolly, Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, and Assistant Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources Heidi Dix. Contact Robert Eiffert at 703-324-2544.

Fairfax High School Theatre’s Summer Drama Camp will be held June 23-27. The week-long camp offers two half-day sessions or students may register for both sessions for a full day of acting, improv, makeup, costuming, lighting and more- taught by Wendy Knight, Fairfax High School Theatre Director, and her enthusiastic high school theatre students. Sessions are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. The camp location is Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax. Each half-day session costs $125 for the whole week. Proceeds from this camp support the theatre students’ trip to London in 2009. Register now – this camp sold out space in the one day spring drama camp. Visit www.fxplayers.org or call 703/818-0926.

<b>Tuesday, June 24</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its June evening meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM. 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>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> 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>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.