Worth Noting

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. 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. 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, 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"

<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>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>

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>

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.

<b>OCT. 5-15</b>

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 Reg. Library, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12, Voter 101 Class: Sherwood Reg. Library 2 p.m.

Oct. 15, Voter 101 Class: Reston Reg. 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. Did you know that Hispanics were significant contributors to the success of the American colonies in their struggle for independence from Great Britain? 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 General 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. $6/adult, $4/child.

<b>Saturday, Oct. 11</b>

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.

<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>Oct. 17-19</b>

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 hundred 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. 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, 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 cmorrison@volunteerfairfax.org.

<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>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 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>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.

<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.