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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.</b>

<b>ONGOING</b>

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.

Women’s History Reflected at Sully Historic Site. From now through May 30, a new exhibit will focus on the feminine view of everyday life and women's roles from the 18th century through the 1920s. Sully Historic Site is located in Chantilly off of Route 28 (Sully Road). Tours are given every day except Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a cost of $6 for Adults, $5 for students and $4 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794.

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.

Coffee Club Skating is a roller-skating club that meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Skate 'N Fun Zone, 7878 Sudley Road, Manassas. For adults ages 20 and over. Admission is $5, includes skates and free coffee. Call 703-361-7465 or 800-203-4605.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers in the Clock Tower Thrift Shop in Centreville to sort, tag and organize donated items. All proceeds from thrift shop sales benefit programs that help individuals and families throughout Northern Virginia. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are available. The minimum age is 16. Contact Ann Granger at 703-219-2193 or volunteer@nvfs.org.

<b>Thursday/May 22</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its May daytime meeting on Thursday, May 22 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.

It’s been close to 11 months since cowboy and Oregon rancher Bill Inman and his horse Blackie left home, headed for parts unknown. Now, some 332 days later, the pair has traversed the U.S., and has arrived at Bull Run Regional Park. Their final destination will be the Memorial Day Parade on the Washington Mall.

For those interested in hearing the tales of this journey, from the Strawberry Festival in Lebanon, Oregon, on June 2 to the present, Bill Inman will be telling his story, with Blackie by his side, at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville at the Barn Pavilion on Thursday, May 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. In addition to stories from the trail, Bill and Blackie will demonstrate how to repair a horse shoe.

Bill Inman launched this journey because he was tired of all the bad news in the world and wanted to highlight the wonderful places and good people across America.

<b>Friday/May 23</b>

Swing Dances are held every Friday night at the Dulles Hilton in the solarium 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, Solarium, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. May 23, King Cadillac.

<b>Saturday/May 24</b>

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Academy of World Champion Nestor Folta (AWCNF) will work together to raise funds for troops stationed in Iraq by holding a Kick-a-Thon for the Troops during the Memorial Day Weekend. It will be held on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly.

Utilizing the tenets of traditional Karate Uechi-Ryu, participants will perform kicks thrown to a hand-held target as many times as possible in one-minute, three-minute and five-minute intervals. Participants have recruited sponsors who will donate to the cause. Donations will be used to purchase supplies for care packages for troops.

Cub Run RECenter is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. To contact the RECenter staff, call 703-817-9407. Or call 703-628-4006.

<b>Tuesday/May 27</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its May evening meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.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."

<b>Thursday/May 29</b>

Gesher Jewish Day School will hold their annual Guardian of the Bridge Gala and Silent Auction fund-raiser at the school on Thursday, May 29 from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. In celebration of Israel’s 60th and the school’s 26th birthdays, Gesher will honor two community leaders during the evening’s program, Susan and William Kristol.

Susan Kristol is known for her involvement in the community serving on several non-profit boards including Fairfax County Public School PTAs, the Madeira School and the Washington Chamber Symphony. Susan has served as the president of Olam Tikvah Sisterhood, on the board of JSSA and is currently a member of the Gesher Jewish Day School Board of Trustees.

Susan Kristol’s husband, William is one of the pioneers of the neoconservative movement emphasizing foreign policy as the paramount responsibility of government. He is perhaps best known as the founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and as a regular panelist on the Fox News Channel

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks will deliver the Keynote Speech.

<b>Saturday, May 31</b>

The Fair Lakes Glen community will hold its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The community is located near the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 29) and Stringfellow Road. The main street in the neighborhood is Autumn Willow Drive, Fairfax. Contact Michele Mezher, FLG Social Committee Chair, 703-815-5081.

<b>Tuesday, June 3</b>

The Northern Virginia Holistic Moms Network will meet on Tuesday, June 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. This month’s topic is: "Yoga is Fun for the Whole Family!" A hands-on demonstration of yoga for all ages with certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga instructor Mary Marchetti, OTR/L, CYT. Bring your children, dress comfortably, and bring a yoga mat or blanket to use. Call 703-988-0285 or go to http://home.homewebs.com/hmnnova.

<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>Saturday, June 7</b>

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>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>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.

<b>Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville</b> 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>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.