Worth Noting

Worth Noting

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.


The 2008 International Coastal Cleanup is almost here, and many small neighborhood park and stream cleanups are being planned throughout Fairfax County. We are looking for volunteers to help pick up trash at these cleanups, but we are especially looking for people to establish their own neighborhood cleanups. Cleanups will be held for two months - throughout September and October. To see a list of cleanups in Fairfax County or to register a new cleanup site, please 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, Sept. 4</b>

Westfields Business Owners Association hosts a shredding event on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Metro/Bus Shelter Parking Area, Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. County residents may bring up to five medium-sized boxes of paper to be shredded at no charge.

"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.

* 9/4 – "Giant from the Unknown" / "She Demons"

* 9/11 – "The Wasp Woman" / "Phantom from 10,000 Leagues"

* 9/18 – "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet" / "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet"

* 9/25 – "The Last Man on Earth" / "Bride of the Beast"

* 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.

<b>Friday, Sept. 5</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>Sept. 5-7</b>

More than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans and craft designers will offer unique crafts, live demonstrations, food, music and family entertainment during the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas.

The hours are Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 7 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas.

Adult admission is $7 when purchased online, $8 for adults at the door, free for children under 12. Admission is good for all three days, and free parking is available. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call 800-210-9900.

<b>SEPT. 6-7</b>

Fancy felines from around the country will have the opportunity to earn Top Cat status at the National Capital Cat Show. The cat show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 (9:30 am-5 p.m. ) and Sunday, Sept. 7 (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly. More than 400 pedigreed cats are expected to compete in this year’s show. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and $24 for a family of four. Contact Dawn M. Shiley, public affairs coordinator, at 703-489-0698 or email skogeier@erols.com.

The 16th Annual Plane Pull will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Dulles Airport. The contest that benefits Special Olympics Virginia pits teams of 20 against a cargo jet to see which team can pull the plane 12 feet the fastest. During the event, there’s also a Kid’s Bus Pull, and an entire festival for spectators to enjoy. In addition to team members, volunteers are also needed. Go to www.specialolympicsva.org.

The Humane Society of Fairfax County will open its Pet Food Pantry, Ani-Meals, serving disadvantaged residents of Fairfax County and the surrounding area on Saturday, Sept. 6. This new program will offer pet food and related items to families who want to keep their pets and need a helping hand during these difficult economic times. Individuals in need of assistance to keep their pet(s) in their home, should visit the HSFC Web site (www.hsfc.org) for details and an application. On designated days, pet food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Unopened and unexpired pet food may be donated at 4057 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. The HSFC is open to receive pet food six days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 7</b>

The Annual Quilt Show will be held at Sully Historic Site on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be offering antique and new American-made quilts, fabrics, antique linens, brooms and baskets, stained glass and jewelry. Northern Virginia Quilters Unlimited will provide demonstrations and talks on quilting techniques. Children can try their hand at quilting. Appraisers will be available to evaluate your family heirloom quilts for $10 per quilt with a limit of two quilts. Admission to the Quilt Show is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Contact Sully at 703-437-1794.

Looking for a great way to beat the heat with your best friend? The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is pleased to announce the return of Dog Days. Visit any NVRPA water park on Sunday, Sept. 7 and let your best friend swim to their hearts’ content from noon to 4 p.m.

Participating parks include Bull Run Water Park in Centreville, Downpour Water Park at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Great Waves at Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria, Pirate’s Cove at Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton and Upton Hill Regional Park in Arlington!

Admission is $5 per dog. Dog owners must fill out a liability waiver and your dog must have a current license and rabies vaccination. For more information, including directions to any of the facilities, visit www.nvrpa.org.

AARP Dulles Chapter is hosting a Classic Car Show , Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. –3 p.m. in Downtown Herndon near the Municipal Center and Town Hall. The Car Show proceeds will provide scholarship support to Nurse Practitioners specializing in Geriatric Nursing at George Mason University. For more information go to www.AARPdulles.org/classic or email president@AARPdulles.org Free for spectators! Auction, raffles, food and fun!

<b>Friday, Sept. 12</b>

The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council will sponsor a landscaping tour of sustainable landscapes in Fairfax and Prince William counties on Friday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will feature residential and commercial sites to illustrate CCLC’s eight essential elements of conservation landscaping including environmentally sensitive design, low impact development, good wildlife habitat and healthy soils. There is a per person fee to attend. Lunch and transportation are included. The tour is designed for landscape architects, designers, planners, contractors and other landscape professionals. Contact Christin Jolicoeur, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District at 703-324-1423 or download a registration form at


<b>Saturday, Sept. 13</b>

Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program in partnership with Covanta Energy hosts document shredding and fluorescent light recycling on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Metro/Bus Shelter Parking Area, Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs will be accepted for recycling. Long fluorescent tubes will not be accepted at this event.

The 34th Green Breakfast will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet at Fair City Mall (Route 236/Main Street) in Fairfax City. The topic is: "Infill and Residential Development Study-–Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Stormwater Issues."

Centreville Regional Library will host the Digital Bookmobile, a hands-on download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library located at 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Call 703-830-2223 for details. No registration is required.

Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Fairfax County Public Library's audiobook and eBook download service at this free event. Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

The 16th annual Fall Festival and Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. The Car Show is open to Pre-1975 cars: antiques, street rods, customs, street mach and classics. For car info, call Steve Dodson at 540-351-0886 or 703-365-8949. The event includes crafts, food, ceramics, scrapbooking, clothing, jewelry, woodworking, baskets, cars and something for everyone. For craft space info, call Sara Helmke at 703-217-6181.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is sponsoring its third annual ASMBS "Walk from Obesity" at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. This local event is part of a national program to raise awareness of the life-threatening disease of obesity. Obesity related illness accounts for nearly 400,000 deaths a year. Proceeds benefit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Education, Research & Prevention. Registration is $25. Register online at www.walkfromobesity.com (choose Fairfax location) or onsite at 7 a.m. The Walk starts at 8 a.m. Great Door Prizes and Samples. Call 703-391-3783.

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> Sunday, Sept. 14</b>

The 6th Annual Commemorative "Rattle The Runway Ride" will take place Sunday, Sept. 14 starting from Washington Dulles Int’l Airport. This motorcycle ride is in remembrance of all the people whose lives were taken by acts of terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. A pick-up ride will begin staging at Patriot HD in Fairfax at 6:30 a.m. Departure to the Airport will be at 7 a.m. with the last bike out at 7:15 a.m. Come directly to the Airport and start staging at 8 a.m. From Route 28 take the Air & Space Museum exit. Enter the Airport through Gate # 317/Services entrance. Coffee, water, breakfast food (e.g. donuts, bagels, sandwiches) will be for sale at the Airport staging location. Departure time from staging will be 10:30 a.m. sharp. For details, go to www.rattletherunwayride.com. Rex Howke, Event Coordinator.

<b>Sept. 15-16</b>

The Alliance Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s "And Then There Were None" for its Fall/Winter season. Adults are invited to audition on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m., at Mountain View School auditorium in Centreville. Audition details can be found at www.thealliancetheatre.org or by contacting Jym Newton at jymtchr@aol.com. Performances dates are Oct. 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

If you enjoy meeting people, particularly the elderly, and can serve during the weekday, the volunteer ombudsman position may be for you! Volunteer advocates are assigned to a specific local nursing home or assisted-living facility in Northern Virginia and make weekly visits, meeting one-on-one with residents. Applicants must be available to volunteer four hours per week, during regular business hours. Interviews of applicants will be held this summer in preparation for the next annual training, scheduled for Sept. 15, 16, and 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Call 703-324-5422, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit the Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 16</b>

Whole Brain Games starts Tuesday, Sept. 16 for grades K-6, from 3:30 -4:30 p.m., for 10 weeks. Cost is $150, Unity Life Center, 14088-C Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Contact Susan Gaeta at 703-250-4695.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking public input on the draft Historic Centreville Park Master Plan. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Colin Powell Elementary School, located at 13340 Leland Road, in Centreville.

Historic Centreville Park is a collection of five land parcels located in the Historic Centreville area. Mount Gilead, the largest parcel at approximately seven acres, draws its name from the most prominent feature within the site, the Mount Gilead house, built circa 1785. The site is owned and maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority. In addition to historic Mount Gilead house, there are four other sites included in the park that contain a wealth of cultural, natural, and archeological resources that highlight the history of Centreville.

The draft master plan seeks to provide a balance between protection and interpretation of cultural resources, natural resources and community use. The draft plan addresses issues identified by the public, Park Authority staff and other Fairfax County personnel.

The proposed plan is available for review on the Park Authority Web site at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/mtgilead.htm, or from the Fairfax County Park Authority at the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 406.

Comments on the plan will be received by the Park Authority for 30 days after the meeting. The public comment period will close on Oct. 16. All comments must be received by this date in order to be included in the official public record. Testimony will be accepted at the meeting or can be emailed to: parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. Members of the public may sign up to speak in advance by calling the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or may sign up at the meeting. Written comments should be directed to Pat Rosend, project manager, Planning & Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 406, Fairfax, VA 22035. After all comments have been considered, the plan will be presented to the Park Authority Board for approval.

For more information contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 18</b>

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its September meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 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.

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

<b>SEPT. 19-20</b>

The Burke Centre Library’s annual Friends’ book sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20. Book donations are being accepted. Books that have torn covers, missing papers, or have been nibbled on by the family pet cannot be sold. Proceeds from the book sale are used to support needs and activities of the Burke Centre Library. Volunteers are needed to help setup the book sale on Thursday, Sept. 18 and also to sell on Friday or Saturday. To volunteer to help with the book sale or to help with other Friends’ events, contact Daniele Robbins by email at: robbinsdaniele@yahoo.com.

<b> Saturday, Sept. 20</b>

Gate Post Estates II is having its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gate Post Estates is located off Route 29 and White Post Road.

Sully Station’s "A Taste of Sully" celebration will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the Sully Station Community Center, 5101 Sequoia Farms Drive, Centreville. Many local restaurants and merchants will be sampling their best products. Enjoy the food, DJ & music, Gladiator Joust, moon bounces and much more.

<b>Monday, Sept. 22</b>

A free seminar on "Korea — The War I Will Never Forget" will take place Monday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Veteran Richard Lemmon and members of VFW Post 7589 will share memories, experiences and memorabilia. Lemmon is a past president and 10-year board member of the 92nd Armored Field Artillery. Contact Rita Koch at 703-352-2370.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 23</b>

Alaska's Energy and Environment Issues. Alaska's North Slope and Arctic Seas hold oil and gas resources, yet extracting them threatens globally significant biological hot spots essential to Polar Bears and many migratory bird species. Come learn about these important public policy issues and join the discussion. Socializing and refreshments start at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Lake Anne Community Center at 1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston. Free and open to all. Contact Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310.

<b> Sept. 26-28</b>

The Remodeling & Home Décor Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center Sept. 26-28 with 500 exhibits. Taking center stage in the South Hall is Better Homes and Gardens & Green Works "Living Green Tour," featuring 2,500 sq. ft. of living space with an earth-friendly twist. The Living Green Home consists of four functional eco-friendly rooms (bedroom, kitchen, living room, and laundry room), offering the latest green products, materials and appliances. Steven Whittle, co-host and carpenter of HGTV’s Bad Bad Bath and Save My Bath, serves as the Living Green Home’s resident environmental expert showing consumers how small changes can make a big ‘green’ impact. He also presents 10 Ways to Live Green at the North Hall’s Remodeling Stage, presented by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, throughout the weekend. The Dulles Expo Center (www.dullesexpo.com) is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153. The show runs 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for kids 5 & under. Buy tickets online and save $2 off adult admission.

<b>Wednesday, Oct. 1</b>

The GFWC-WFCWC will host a luncheon for Fairfax County women, ages 21 and older, on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, with guest speaker NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger. This event is sponsored by the GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club, a 501.c non-profit, community service organization. A collection of used eyeglasses and cell phones for recycling will be collected at the luncheon. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact 703-378-5482 or WesternFairfaxCountyWC@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

<b>Tuesday, Oct. 4</b>

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.

<b>Thursday, Oct. 16</b>

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.

<b> Saturday, Oct. 20</b>

Stream cleanups in Fairfax are being organized by Fairfax County for Saturday, Oct. 20. 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.

Date of Cleanup: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Mona Enquist-Johnston. Daytime Phone: 703-324-8513. Email Address: mona.equistjohnston@fairfaxcounty.gov

* 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.

<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.