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Worth Noting

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The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling 2008 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. President Harrison had the idea of putting a Christmas tree for his grandchildren upstairs at the White House, and that is the focus of this year’s ornament. The lovely gold finished tree ornament commemorates the first recorded tree to decorate the White House. The tree is laden with baubles and garland and has the grandchildren’s presents beneath it. It is just beautiful for gift giving and as a keepsake.

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. If you should want to order any previous years’ ornaments, just ask about that when you call to place your order.

Our Neighbors Child is the local organization that steps in during the holiday to help provide toys and clothing for families in the immediate ZIP code who are having a difficult time. Through the help of 15 local churches, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries-Ways and Means, and many school counselors and social workers, ONC is able to determine the families who have the greatest need. Local volunteers then work together to meet those needs.

In its 17th year, ONC is looking for groups or individuals that would "adopt" the special needs of local families for the holiday season. The focus this year is on winter coats. Specific family information will not be available until Thanksgiving. If you are interested in helping, email to Kathy Sposa and Tracy McInturff at Sposafamily@aol.com.

The FY08 annual report of the Clifton Lions Club Charities Inc. is available for inspection during normal business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days of publication of this notice of its availability. Send request to Clifton Lions, P.O. Box 41, Clifton VA 20124. The current club president is Kevin Carroll Sr.

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/

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 psbyers@verizon.net.

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 dan.schwartz@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-1422

<b>Thursday, Oct. 23</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.

* 10/23 – "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"

<cal2>Ameriprise Financial will hold a Social Security Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at its office at 5870 Trinity Parkway, first floor, Centreville. The speaker will be David Melton, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, who will explore: * Understanding the benefits * How to take advantage of Social Security online * Plan and calculate your retirement * Report changes in your situation * Retirement, Disability and Medicare. Respond with your guests’ name(s) to Chris Allen 703-825-2382 or christopher.d.allen@ampf.com.

<b>OCT. 23-25</b>

"Shakespeare in Hollywood" will be performed Oct. 23-25, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.; and Oct. 25, Nov. 1-2 at 2 p.m. at GMU's TheaterSpace. Tickets are $12. ($8 For students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff). To purchase tickets by phone, or for directions, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 703-993-8888. For information on group sales, call Kimberly Schall at 703-993-8600.

<b>Friday, Oct. 24</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>Oct. 24-25</b>

The Alliance Theatre presents a classic theater mystery, Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." Oct. 24-25, 31, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Mountain View School Auditorium, 5775 Spindle Ct., Centreville. Tickets $10; students and seniors $8. Special children's halloween show in the gym at the same time on Nov 1 and 2 only; reservations required. Special $6 tickets for seniors on Oct 26. Go to www.thealliancetheatre.org or call 703-834-0200.

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.

<b>Oct. 25</b>

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. Tickets are $10/adults and $4/children. Go to www.expo4greatkids.com.

The casting team of ABC-TV’s parenting series, "Super Nanny" is searching for families to be on the brand new fifth season of the show. Producers from Ricochet Television are hosting an open casting call for the show on Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Great Kids Expo at the Dulles Expo Center – North Hall (4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly). The booth will be located between JumpWorks Junction and the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage. Parents can also call 1-877-626-6984.

<cal2>The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will be hosting its annual Chrysanthemum show Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2-5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Merrifield Gardens, featuring hundreds of cut mum cultivars as well as mums in hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, plus Fukusuke exhibits and a design competition based on this year’s special theme - " Trick or Treat". The show will be open to visitors at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks location, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax ( near Costco Plaza & Fairfax County Pkwy.) Sign up for free door prizes to be awarded at the Show. Winners do not have to be present. Call Jim Dunne, 703-560-8776.

<cal2>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>Oct. 24-26</b>

Chantilly Regional Library will have its Used Book Sale on Oct. 24-26. Call 703-502-3883.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 25</b>

Volunteer Fairfax is accepting volunteer registration for this year’s VolunteerFest, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 25. Hundreds of volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 37 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national "Make a Difference Day." Individuals, families, and corporate and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

In Chantilly, more than 50 volunteers are needed to assist Earth Sangha with removing invasive plants, as well as planting plants around the area.

In Centreville, 15 volunteers are needed to give the Cub Run RECenter a sprucing up. For a listing of projects, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org and click on "VolunteerFest® 2008" in the dark blue bar on left hand side of the homepage. Contact Christine Morrison at 703-246-3703 or cmorrison@volunteerfairfax.org.

Air and Scare. 4-8 p.m. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Discover the strange and spooky side of aviation and space through many activities. Hear stories about bugs in space, flying animals and androids. Meet your favorite Star Wars and Star Trek characters. Tickets free. $10 parking. Call 202-633-1000 or visit www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy.

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.

Free Community Clothing Giveaway. Open to all on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Centreville Baptist Church; located at 15100 Lee Hwy, Centreville.

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 cmorrison@volunteerfairfax.org.

<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 kmills@deepwoodvet.net.

"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, cfsupport-owner@yahoogroups.com, www.WhenPushingStopsWorking.com.

<b>Monday, Oct. 27</b>

Illusionist and Centreville resident Dean Carnegie will be appearing at the National Theater in the District on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. He and his partner Denise will be facing a number of Houdini-like escape challenges. These include an escape from a torture device called thumbscrews, a challenge rope tie escape, and one surprise escape to close the show. In addition, there will be plenty of magic, mind reading and other mysteries to make the night a very enjoyable one. This is part of the National Theatre’s Monday Night at the National and tickets are free. They go on sale one half our before show time.

The Greenbriar Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center on Stringfellow Road. The club is open to all and there is no admission fee. Contact Stan at 703-802-9376. Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist, Fairfax Office of the Virginia Department of Forestry, will speak on Rain Gardens, a landscape tool to improve water quality.

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.

<b>Monday/Oct. 27</b>

The Chantilly Community Coalition for Safe & Drug Free Youth will hold its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, from 4 – 5 p.m. at Chantilly High's Media Center. The purpose of this meeting will be to review current proposals as well as continue planning for activities for this coming year.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 28</b>

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: luv2bbs@yahoo.com or web site: www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

<b>Friday/Oct. 31</b>

Jubilee Christian Center will host a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween alternative for families and children on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the church: 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. The event is free, and features a hayride, laser tag, moon bounce, other games, prizes, food and candy. Call 703-383-1170. www.jccag.org

A Halloween Hop — Gottaswing is holding a huge Halloween Hop on Friday, Oct. 31 at the Dulles Hilton (off of Route 28) in the Red Fox Club room with the amazing the Hula Monsters. Tons of creepy decorations, ghoulish snacks, a costume contest, Skeleton Jam and scary surprises! Beginner Jitterbug lesson at 8:30 p.m. then the band plays from 9-midnight. Cost is $15 per person. Hosted by Sue and Gary Caley www.sueandgary@gottaswing.com.

The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia invites community residents to attend its monthly luncheon at the Country Club of Fairfax on Thursday, Nov. 6. The program will feature the third annual "Unique Boutique" Fund-raiser. For reservations, call 703-444-9183. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 31.

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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 1</b>

The Lane's Mill Chapter DAR will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Braddock District Government Center in Burke. A program on tracing family heritage will be given by the chapter's Junior American Citizens group. A community service award will also be presented. Contact jsmithtot@aol.com.

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: suzanne070946@mac.com.

<b>Thursday, Nov. 6</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, Nov. 8</b>

Colonial Day at Sully on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Discover life along Cain’s Branch before Richard Bland Lee made this land his country seat in 1794. Hear stories of the Revolutionary War while interpreters show battles tactics from the 18th century. House tour included. $7/adult, $5/child. Call 703-437-1794.

The Westfield High School Orchestra Boosters (WHSOB) will be hosting its 2008 Westfield High School Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. Vendor spaces will be available for $60 per space. Details are available online along with an electronic vendor application at: www.WestfieldOrchestra.org/fundraising/CraftShow.htm. Call 703-266-1182.

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.

<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>

The Reston Epilepsy Awareness Stroll will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at South Lakes High School, Entrance 4, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. To volunteer and/or to register, call Dana at 703-698-0229 or e-mail danadouglas@cox.net.

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.

<b>Thursday, Nov. 20</b>

Ameriprise Financial will present the financial seminar, "Five Steps You Can Take in a Volatile Market" on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at its office at 5870 Trinity Parkway, 1st floor, Centreville. The speaker is Christopher C. Shiring, Field Vice President who will explore: Why and how markets change * Why it’s important to stay in the market * What opportunities can be gained from market downturns * The emotions market change can bring * Steps you can take today. Respond with your guests’ name(s) to Chris Allen at 703-825-2382 FIRST.INITIAL.LAST@ampf.com

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, Nov. 22</b>

St. Timothy School in Chantilly is hosting its 28th Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s fair boasts 100 unique and creative crafters. New this year, is a Kids’ Corner with fun games and activities and a used book/CD/DVD sale. St. Timothy School is located at 13809 Poplar Tree Rd. in Chantilly.

<b>NOV. 22-23</b>

The Junior League of Northern Virginia is hosting its annual The Enchanted Forest, Nov. 22-23, at the Sheraton Reston in Reston. It features a wide variety of affordable holiday festivities for the family, including entertainment and crafts for children, gifts and holiday decorations for purchase, an afternoon tea, a silent auction and an evening gala celebration. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 general admission.

* Breakfast with Santa is both days from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $25.

* Cocoa and Cupcakes with the Snow Fairy Princess is both days from 1-2 p.m. Cost is $20.

* Enchanted Holiday Tea is Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $50.

* All That Glitters Enchanted Evening Gala is Saturday from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Cost is $120. Cocktails and dessert only, 8–11:30 p.m., $50 per person

Call 703-848-2884 or visit www.jlnv.org/theenchantedforest.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 7</b>

Holiday Fair – Festive Holiday Fair on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 12 – 4 p.m. Little Rocky Run Rec Center #2, 6201 Sandstone Way, Clifton. Vendors include: A Great Candle (Mia Bella), Silpada Design Jewerly, Stampin-Up, Mary Kay, and more. Go to www.llrholidayfair.com.