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Worth Noting

<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>


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.

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.

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

"Attack of the B Movies" will be held Friday, Oct. 31 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.

* 10/31 – "Nightmare Castle," "Dementia 13," "House by the Cemetery," and "Night of the Living Dead"

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.

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 Pyramid presents Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of "Queen Bees & Wannabes," the basis for the movie "Mean Girls," and "Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads", on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Liberty Middle School. Wiseman will offer strategies for interacting with your child and the many adults and professionals in your child’s life.

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>

Grace Covenant Church will hold a National Adoption Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at 4600 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly. This event is an adoption fair to include representatives from various agencies, adoption attorneys, and local Department of Family Services. Learn about domestic and international adoption, as well as foster care. Web site location http://www.gracecov.org/ (see events page, during November)

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>Monday/Nov. 17</b>

The Centreville Garden Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov 17 at 7 p.m. Horticulturist and perennial specialist Lynn Cohen will be giving a slide presentation titled "Beyond the Basics," highlighting new and underused perennials. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the Sully District Govt. building at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. For further info email centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com or call 703-818-9094.

<b>Wednesday, Nov. 19</b>

Red, Heart & Soul's sixth annual Fall Gala Benefit will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at The Waterford at Fair Oaks. This fund-raiser helps provide childcare, health and educational services for single parents. For more information regarding tickets, sponsorship, press or media, contact: Alicia Lim at 571-323-3307 or Alicia@devotiontochildren.org.

<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.