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<i>To have community events listed in Centre View, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to <a href=mailto:centreview@connectionnewspapers.com> centreview@connectionnewspapers.com</a> or fax to 703-917-0991. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6434.</i>

<b>ONGOING</b>

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>Saturday, June 14</b>

The Rocky Run Community will hold its Community Yard Sale on Saturday June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. The community is on Braddock Road, near the intersection of Stone Road in Centreville.

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. 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>Tuesday, June 17</b>

Learn about Sierra Club Trips and Local Outings on Tuesday, June 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. Sierra Club representatives will show slides, describe upcoming trips and answer questions. Socializing and refreshments start at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Lake Anne Community Center at 1609 Washington Plaza, North Reston. Free and open to all. Questions? Contact Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310.

<b>Thursday, June 19</b>

The Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club (WFRWC) will meet on Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. The speaker will be Herndon Mayor Stephen J. DeBenedittis, who will discuss how Herndon is handling illegal immigration. Visit www.wfrwc.org.

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

<b>Friday, JUNE 20</b>

Swing Dances are held every Friday night at the Dulles Hilton in the Red Fox Club 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.

* June 20, TBA ( and June birthday dance with cake)

* June 27, Rock and Roll Relics

* July 4, No Dance

* July 11, TBA

* July 18, TBA

* July 25, JP McDermott and Western Bop

<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>Saturday, June 21</b>

The Sully Station community will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. Sales held at individual homes. Lists of addresses and maps are available June 17-21 in the community center drop box at 5101 Sequoia Farms Dr., Centreville, VA 20120. Contact Mary:sullyevents@cox.net

<b>Monday, June 23</b>

The Ronald McDonald House Charities will hold its 24th Annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament Monday, June 23 from 8-10 a.m. at the Westfields Golf Club in Clifton. Some 11 Touring Pros and 10 local MAPGA Pros will help RMHC golfers learn a few tricks to enhance their golf game and help make a difference in the life of a child. Westfields Golf Club is at 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton. Touring Pros include Hall of Fame legend Kathy Whitworth who has won the most tournaments in history, Donnie Hammond, Jim Thorpe, and Nancy Scranton. Local MAPGA Pros include Jim Estes, Tom Farris, and Ashley Wolf among others.

<cal2>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. 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 at 7 p.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>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, 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.