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<b>ONGOING</b>

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. 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. 25</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.

* 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"

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

The Remodeling & Home Décor Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center Sept. 26-28 with 500 exhibits. The Dulles Expo Center (www.dullesexpo.com) is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. 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.

<b>Friday, Sept. 26</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.

Cub Scout Pack 1862 will host its Join Scouting Night at Cub Run Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Pack 1862, which is chartered through St. Andrew Lutheran Church and meets monthly at Cub Run Elementary, welcomes boys in the 1st through the 5th grades to join its pack and explore the fun that only Scouting can offer. Email 1862’s Cubmaster John Arpin at arpinfamily@gmail.com or visit www.boyscouts-ncac.org.

<b>Saturday, Sept. 27</b>

Art for a Song – Live Art Auction to benefit the Fairfax Choral Society, will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. Preview at 5:30 p.m. Auction at 7:30 p.m. Price is $7. More than 200 works of art including Erte, Kinkade, Dali, Chagall, Delacrois and more. Lithographs, etchings, engravings, watercolors and more. To be held at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Call 703-642-4377 for more information.

A Harvest Moon Concert will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794. Enjoy music on the lawn in the historic setting at Sully. At 5 and 7 p.m. Jericho Bridge fills the air with traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass songs and instrumentals. At 6 p.m., Tim O’Kane presents his unique, sing along sound playing mostly Irish music, but also classic acoustic standards. Bring a picnic supper and toast marshmallows at the fire. Take a ride on the hay wagon. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Party City of Chantilly will be hosting the McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System Program as part of its campaign to offer free Child Identification Kits to the community.

This child safety and identification program will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Chantilly location is at 14409 Chantilly Crossing Chantilly. Call 703-263-9170.

Cub Run RECenter and Roots and Shoots are looking for volunteers to make a positive change on the environment. On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (rain or shine) the invasive species Autumn Olive will be removed around the Cub Run RECenter located at 4630 Stoncroft Blvd, Chantilly and your help is needed. Tools, gloves and training provided.

Roots and Shoots is a program developed by Jane Goodall to connect youths of all ages who want to make the world a better place. To volunteer or for more information, contact Debbie Lodato, volunteer manager at 703-817-9423 or Deborah.lodato@fairfaxcounty.gov

The Greenbriar community is holding its annual Greenbriar Community Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many homes in this large community are participating. Come find your treasures of toys, clothing, household goods, collectibles and more. Community access from Stringfellow Road or Route 50 in Chantilly. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 28.

<b>Sept. 27-28</b>

The 33rd Annual Virginia Wine Festival will take place Sept. 27-28 at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas. It is the oldest wine festival on the East Coast, and the premier wine festival in the National Capital region. Enjoy unlimited wine tastings from 55 of Virginia’s award-winning wineries and picnic to The Original Rhondels on Saturday or The Uppity Blues Women on Sunday. Event features gourmet fare, music all day both days, our popular wine pairing seminars and a veritable treasure trove of culinary and craft artisans in a fabulous al fresco show. Visit www.virginiawinefestival.org or call 703-823-1868.

<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>Thursday/Oct. 2</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>Oct. 3-5</b>

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>Saturday, Oct. 4</b>

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.

<b>Oct. 3-5</b>

Centreville Regional Library will have its Used Book Sale on Oct. 3-5. Call 703-830-2223.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 12</b>

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.

<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.

<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>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>

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>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.