To have community events listed in Centre View, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to <a href=mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or fax to 703-917-0991. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6434.
<b>MONTH OF OCTOBER</b>
A new Boy Scout of America Troop, Troop 2 is being formed in Centreville. It will meet on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church. Troops 2's focus is on learning self reliance and leadership, in the outdoors, in the real world, away from the video games and TV. Upcoming activities are selected to be an integrated mix of fun and serious learning including: hiking on the AT, cooking with fire, swimming, first aid, Dutch oven cooking, Klondike, national battlefields and fishing. Troop 2 welcomes parents and any boy aged 11 to 18. Call Mike Sorah 703-901-8311. Visit http://thescoutzone.org/
A book researcher who is looking for the most gifted psychics in the country would like to interview people from the area who believe they have strong intuitive ability. If that describes you, call Mary Ann Bohrer at 917-941-9907 or send an email to email@example.com.
The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling 2008 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. The cost of the ornament is $18, and all profits go to charity. Orders may be placed through any club member or by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216.
Chick-fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall will be treating all customers to any items purchased on your Chick-fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall receipt from Sept. 30. Choose any day in October to bring back your receipt from Sept. 30 and they will redeem any purchased items on the receipt for free! Chick-fil-A is located inside the main entrance between Sears and Macy’s at Fair Oaks Mall.
Fair Oaks Parkinson Foundation Support Group & Exercise Class. The Fair Oaks Support Group meets monthly on the fourth Saturday, from 10 a.m. -noon at Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Free. Support Group leader is Bill Robbins 703-830-3823. The exercise class meets every Thursday from 1–2 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center. Contact Sonia Gow at 703-378-7221. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients and family members. Visit www.ParkinsonFoundation.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2008 International Coastal Cleanup is almost here, and many small neighborhood park and stream cleanups are being planned throughout Fairfax County. Looking for volunteers to help pick up trash at these cleanups, but especially looking for people to establish their own neighborhood cleanups. Cleanups will be held throughout October. To see a list of cleanups in Fairfax County or to register a new cleanup site, visit http://www.longwood.edu/CLEANVA/iccsitesva07.htmContact Dan Schwartz if you are interested. At email@example.com or 703-324-1422
<b>Thursday, Oct. 2</b>
"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.
* 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"
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.
Centreville Regional Library is holding its Used Book Sale on Friday, Oct. 3 from (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 4 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 5 (noon - 5 p.m.), at 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Friends of the Centreville Library (and those who want to become a Friend) are invited to the preview and pre-sale on Thursday, Oct. 2 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.). Call the Library at 703-830-2223, or go to www.Fairfax county.gov/library.
<b>Friday, Oct. 3</b>
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.
<b>Saturday, Oct. 4</b>
Yard Sale: The Chantilly Firecats will have a fund-raising yard sale at 4710 Leighfield Valley Drive in Chantilly on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be combined goods from 25 families. Donations are welcomed.
Joe Gibbs will host Youth for Tomorrow's (YFT) 23rd Annual Country Fair and Auctions on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bristow. YFT founder and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs will serve as host and assist with the live auction. Frontier Town will feature cowboys and horses, the Piscataway Indians, pony rides, a Bungee bull ride, paint ball, a general store and many other features. A golf simulator, 9-hole putting course, an opportunity to try out Wii fitness games provided by Best Buy, a rock climbing wall and health screenings will be featured in the Sports, Fitness and Wellness area . Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 17 and under; there is no charge for children under 5. Parking is free. The YFT campus is located two miles south of Manassas at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow. Call 703-368-8204 or visit www.youthfortomorrow.org.
Enjoy the best that fall has to offer at the 16th annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center. Northern Virginia’s largest family fall festival includes more than 100 interactive activities, exhibits and programs focusing on education, sport and fitness, the environment, public safety, and personal health.
Two festival stages will feature a line-up of popular children’s performers, including: Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, Reptiles Alive!, and Spinny Johnson, as well as the music and dance of Fairfax’s diverse community. The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program has partnered with Covanta Energy and Service-Source’s Keep It Green Program and is offering a Recycling Roadshow event during Fall for Fairfax KidsFest from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in front of the Government Center building. Visit www.fallforfairfax.com or call 703-324-FAIR (3247).
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.
More than 25,000 Used Books for Sale. Semi-annual event to benefit the Centreville Regional Library and its patrons. Open to the public on Friday, Oct. 3 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 4 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 5 (noon to 5 p.m.), at 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Friends of the Centreville Library (and those who want to become a friend) are invited to the preview and presale on Thursday, Oct. 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Call the library at 703-830-2223, or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
The League of Women Voters offers Voter 101 classes for new and not so new voters in October at the following dates and times:
* Oct. 5, Voter 101 Class: Fairfax Regional Library, 2 p.m.
* Oct. 8, Voter 101 Class: Chantilly Regional Library, 7:30 p.m.
* Oct. 12, Voter 101 Class: Sherwood Regional Library 2 p.m.
* Oct. 15, Voter 101 Class: Reston Regional Library, 7:30 p.m.
See League of Women Voters, Fairfax area: www.lwv-fairfax.org/
<b>Sunday, Oct. 5</b>
Hispanics in the American Revolution. Noon-4 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794. Spanish speaking troops from North and South America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula fought on the American side during The Revolutionary War. A letter from Gen. Bernardo de Galvez to Patrick Henry, then governor of Virginia, pledged support for the colonies by providing intelligence information, money and supplies to the American cause. The recreated Spanish Louisiana Regiment presents scenes of 18th century military and civilian life including tactical demonstrations, musket firing, drill, and camp life. Cost is $6/adult, $4/child.
<b>Saturday, Oct. 11</b>
The Virginia Run community yard sale is Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The yard sales will be held at individual residences throughout the community. Pick up your "Treasure Map" on the corner of Wetherburn Drive and Pleasant Valley. Contact the Virginia Run community yard sale organizers, Paula Ferrara-Garcia (703-216-6730) or Helaine Newman (703-402-3134).
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will host Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, Oct. 11 at stations around the county. The theme for Fire Prevention Week is "Prevent Home Fires." Go to www.firepreventionweek.org.
The 41st annual Clifton Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 180 vendors along Chapel Road and Main Street in Clifton, including basketry, ceramics, pottery, clothing, fabric, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture and metalwork, seasonals, stained glass and wood and more.
A Centreville Immigration Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Centreville Regional Library, to hear about the work being done to help residents improve language skills. What are the needs, and are they being met? Can more be done to help new residents contribute to our community? What are the needs for those who provide tutoring and other services? Sponsored by the Wellspring Church Community Outreach Committee. Go to www.centrevilleva.org.
Spy novelist Daniel Silva will discuss "The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer" on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center. Silva is the author of 11 suspense novels, including "The Kill Artist," "The Secret Servant" and "Moscow Rules." Call 703-324-8428. The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
<b> Wednesday, Oct. 15</b>
Two Virginia governors will take to the mat on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to discuss how the candidates’ energy plans will help or hurt the economy. Gov. Tim Kaine (D) and former Gov. George Allen (R), representing the Democratic and the Republican presidential campaigns, will argue the merits of their parties’ platforms on national energy and environmental policy at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott. Moderating will be former White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC.
Doors will open at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott at 7 a.m. for an hour of networking and a buffet breakfast. The debate will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 9 a.m. Visit the "Events" page of the Dulles Regional Chamber at www.dullesregionalchamber.org/events.
<b>Thursday, Oct. 16</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.
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.
Whether you are looking for a new job or planning for college next year, Fair Oaks Mall is the place to be the weekend of Oct. 17-19 for two events — Holiday Job Fair and College Fair.
The 5th annual Holiday Job Fair kicks off on Friday, Oct. 17 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19 and will feature representatives from department stores, specialty stores and restaurants, who will answer questions, provide applications and set-up interviews. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 1-8 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The 17th annual College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. will round out the weekend. Recruiters from nearly 400 colleges and universities will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions. The event is hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools and provides a great venue for high school juniors, seniors and their parents to speak with college representatives from Virginia, Maryland, DC and nationwide. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call
<b>Saturday, Oct. 18</b>
7th Annual Oktoberfest/Arts & Crafts Fair - Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors, super Silent Auction and White Elephant sale, free Kids' Fun Zone with lots of games and prizes, 50/50 Raffle, food, giant bake sale, and door prizes — fun and festive. St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, corner of Union Mill and Compton (across from Liberty Middle School) in Clifton. Call 703-817-1773.
Centreville resident Peter Douskalis, a 2005 Westfield High School graduate and current Jazz Studies major in his senior year at Shenandoah Conservatory, will perform live on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Pacino Restaurant on Stone Road in Centreville. Peter will perform from 7-9 p.m. and admission is free.
Stream cleanups in Fairfax are being organized by Fairfax County for Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clear out the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves.
Contact: Mona Enquist-Johnston. Daytime Phone: 703-324-8513. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794 (Cain’s Branch)
* Walney Visitor Center in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013, (Flatlick Branch, Big Rocky Run, Cub Run and Frog Branch). NOTE: There will be a second cleanup in this park from 1-3 p.m.
The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia will host the 2008 Northern Virginia Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18. The Buddy Walk, expected to draw over 2,000 participants, will be a short stroll around the grounds of the Government Center, followed by a large festival, celebrating people who have Down syndrome along with their families and friends. Funds raised from Buddy Walks go to raising awareness of Down syndrome and improving the lives of people with Down syndrome.
<b>Sunday, Oct. 19</b>
The Second Annual Walney Garden Guild Art Show and Benefit will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at Walney Visitors Center at E.C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Nature-themed artwork will be presented by local and regional artists. Music by The Ellen McGlone String Ensemble.
<b>Tuesday, Oct. 21</b>
A support group for people with Celiac Disease will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, Meeting Room 2.
<b>Wednesday, Oct. 22</b>
A free health fair for seniors and sponsored by Inova Fair Oaks Hospital will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. Booths staffed with expert professionals will be available to discuss information on: o Diabetes and Nutrition o Free Blood Pressure Screenings o Assisted Living o General Medication Information o Information on Medicaid and Medicare o Fairfax Area Agency on Aging o Meals on Wheels o Alzheimer’s Association o Surgical Services and Medical Services o Free Giveaways and more.
A huge selection of used books and audiovisuals will be for sale at the Friends of Chantilly Library’s semi-annual event, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with a clearance sale on Sunday, Oct. 26, noon-3 p.m., at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Sale proceeds fund special programs and the purchase of equipment for the library. Friends of the Chantilly Library (and those who wish to become a Friend) are invited to the pre-sale on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m. Call the library at 703-502-3883 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
The first Great Kids Expo will be held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26. Featuring live entertainment, educational sessions, cool demonstrations, activities and more than 100 exhibitors, Great Kids Expo is all about having fun while learning how to raise a healthy, happy and safe family. If you purchase before Oct. 24, tickets are just $4 each for children 2-17, with adult tickets only $10 (add $2 per ticket after that date). Children under 2 are free with a paid adult admission. Go to www.expo4greatkids.com or call 703-596-4132
<b>Saturday, Oct. 25</b>
The 14th annual VolunteerFest, a community-wide day of service will take place Saturday, Oct. 25. It offers 37 volunteer projects, such as building outdoor classrooms, assembling care packages for troops overseas, creating a wildlife habitat and assisting with community events. There are 37 project locations throughout Fairfax County at schools, libraries, parks and nonprofit organizations. For project descriptions and locations, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org. Or contact Christine Morrison at 703-246-3727 or email@example.com.
Chantilly Regional Library will have its Used Book Sale on Oct. 24-26. Call 703-502-3883.
<b>Saturday, Oct 25</b>
Enjoy great music to benefit children orphaned by war with The Seldom Scene in concert. They will be joined by Dede Wyland and All4Hym at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax on Saturday, Oct 25 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone, which provides services for children orphaned by war. Tickets: $25 adults, $13 under 18. Reserved seating. Tickets: www.seldomscenebenefit.com or call 1-800-594-TIXX (M-F).Tickets also available at the door. Food, snacks, beverages available. Call 703-793-9521.
<b>Sunday, Oct. 26</b>
Deepwood Veterinary Clinic Inc. will be holding its third-annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon until 5 p.m. Proceeds to benefit animal rescue groups. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. There will be pony rides, hay rides, face-painting, local vendors, pet photography, games for kids/dogs (leashed pets welcome), animal rescue group dog/cat adoptions, dog agility demos, food, fun, etc. Also come out from noon-2 p.m. and meet "Andrew" and Laurie, from this summer's hit TV show, "Greatest American Dog." "Andrew" will be showing off his talent and giving pawographs. Deepwood is located at 7300 Ordway Road, Centreville. Call 703-631-9133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Stress & Your Health" — A free seminar will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center's Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. A doctor and a patient team up to lead a conversation on stress and health, community and happiness, and re-establishing mind-body harmony through art, contemplation, attitude and gratitude. Call 703-968-9818, email@example.com, www.WhenPushingStopsWorking.com.
<b>Monday, Oct. 27</b>
Organize Your Home — Karen de Loy Swain, CPO, from Space Matters will demonstrate how to de-clutter and organize your home. Assistance League, which runs literacy programs and provides support for sexually assaulted women and children in Fairfax County is presenting this speaker on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Sully Government Center. Free. Call Beth at 703-648-1822 or email ALNorthernVA@yahoo.com.
The Fairfax Partnership for Youth will host the Third Annual "Changing Lives — One Youth at a Time" Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 8-10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The keynote speaker is 2008 Pro Football Hall of Fame honoree Art Monk. Go to www.fairfaxyouth.org.
The Fairfax Jubil-Aires (Fairfax, VA Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society) will be sponsoring a "Guest Night" to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Old Town Fairfax at the corner of University Blvd. and Main Street. Looking for male singers of all ages and musical backgrounds to join in a fun-filled evening of Barbershop music and to join in learning some of the traditional Christmas Holiday music in the Barbershop style.
Contact Ron Obermeyer at 703-978-7691 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or web site: www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.
<b> Friday, Oct. 31</b>
Kids are invited to dress-up in their best costumes and fill-up their trick-or-treat bags at Fair Oaks Mall ‘s 21st Annual MALL-O-WEEN event on Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A community tradition since 1987, the evening promises to deliver a "howling" good time for everyone. "With MALL-O-WEEN being on a Friday night this year, it is a wonderful opportunity for families to get together and be inside to trick-or-treat at the stores. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302.
Visit the newly expanded Centreville Animal Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, behind-the-scene tours, and a petting zoo from 2-4 p.m. Canine antics featuring agility, flyball and search and rescue. Lots of fun for the whole family including face painting, raffle prizes and gift baskets. A benefit for the local rescue groups offering five-minute massages for human guests.
The Fairfax City Branch of AAUW presents a Book and Author Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3445. Cost is $35 per person, includes lunch. This annual event is sponsored by AAUW Fairfax City Branch to raise funds for scholarships for women in the area. Mail your check or Visa or MasterCard information to Suzanne Mahoney at 8313 Chapel Lake Ct., Annandale, VA 22003. Call 703-978-3258 or e-mail: email@example.com.
<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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
<b>Thursday, Nov. 13</b>
The Centreville Chapter of Quilters Unlimited is hosting a Quilt Auction and Bake Sale on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Colin Powell Elementary School, 13340 Leland Road, Centreville. A preview of hand-crafted quilts and other items will start at 6:30 p.m. Quilters Unlimited is a nonprofit organization of quilters in Northern Virginia founded in 1972 with the purpose of preserving the tradition, culture and history of quilting, and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the art of quilting.
<b>Saturday, Nov. 15</b>
Wood Financial Group, LLC of Fairfax will host a free shredding day on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Secure, state-of-the-art, no touch shredding services Truck-side video monitors show you your documents being shredded. Located at 10625 Jones Street, Suite 101-A, Fairfax. Call 571-432-0440
<b> Sunday, Nov. 16</b>
Enjoy an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center. The tea is sponsored by To A Tea, LLC and Southern Living at Home. Price per person is $30 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations only by Nov. 10. Limited Seating. Donations of gift cards for the Shelter House Inc. will allow for $5 discount in price.