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<b>ONGOING</b>

Centreville Regional Library will be offering AARP Tax-Aide to walk-in clients on Tuesdays from 1-8 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Feb. 1 through April 15. The library is at 14200 St. Germaine Dr., Centreville. This year, all tax returns will be electronically filed. All taxpayers MUST bring a government issued picture ID and Social Security cards for all persons included on the tax return. For more information, call 1-888-227-7669 (AARP NOW) or visit the Web site at www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Austin Grill in Centreville is holding a Kids Eat Free (2 per paying adult) on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.

Yoplait Pink Lids are being collected by the Western Fairfax Alumnae of Zeta Tau Alpha. Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and 5 cents to the ZTA Foundation for every lid sent in by Zeta. A pink drop box can be found in the Centreville United Methodist Church narthex (intersection of Route 28/New Braddock Road) on the mission table until Dec. 9.

Chick-fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall hosts "Family Night" every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Every week there is a free, different activity to entertain kids of all ages. Come celebrate at Fair Oaks Mall, located inside the main entrance between Sears and Macy’s. Call us 703-279-1883 or email at CFAEVENTS@aol.com.

The Clock Tower Thrift store in Centreville needs volunteers on weekdays and weekends to help in sorting out merchandise, tagging and organizing it. Volunteers (not younger than 16 years old) will also greet and assist customers that bring donations and buy store items. Northern Virginia Family Service has served low income individuals and families for over 80 years. Contact Monica Arispe at 703-219-2193 or volunteer@nvfs.org. Court-ordered volunteers are welcome.

<b>Thursday, Jan. 8</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>Jan. 10-11</b>

The D.C. Big Flea will be held Jan. 10-11 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Show hours are 9-6 p.m. Saturday; 11-5 p.m. Sunday. The Dulles Expo Center is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Admission is $8 and is good for both days. Call 757-430-4735, or visit the Web site at www.damorepromotions.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 10</b>

The 36th Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet in Fairfax City. The restaurant is in Fair City Mall at Route 236 and Pickett Road, next to the Cinema Arts Theater. The speaker is Kevin Munroe, Huntley Meadows Park Manager, who will discuss the Huntley Meadows Wetland Restoration Project. The Huntley Meadows Wetland Restoration Project is an attempt to reverse wetland succession hastened by the effects of development in the watershed. Cost is $9. No reservations are necessary. Email nicholas.kokales@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-1420.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 11</b>

The Democratic Women of Clifton monthly meetings are open to all Democratic women in Northern Virginia. The meetings are held on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. At its next meeting on Sunday, Jan. 11, guest speakers will address issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. Janet Carver, the 11th District representative to the Electoral College, will be speaking, as well as local legislators before they leave for the beginning of the General Assembly on Jan. 14. For more information, visit the DWC website at http://www.democraticwomenofclifton.org/ or send an email to cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host a low-cost rabies clinic Sunday, Jan. 11 from 2-4 p.m. The January clinic will be held at the animal shelter located at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The cost for rabies vaccines at the clinic is $12 per pet. The clinic is held for dogs, cats and ferrets. Fairfax County 2009 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $10 per dog. Call 703-830-1100.

The Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC), is holding its 15th annual MLK King Festival on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. The event will be held at Centreville High School, with performances by Chantilly, Centreville, Oakton, Westfield Pyramid students. The snow makeup date is Sunday, Feb. 8 at Centreville High.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one-hour slide and descriptive program on Sunday, Jan. 11 with a Q&A on "Landscaping with Chrysanthemums," describing the steps to take now for the planting, caring for the beds and plants, etc., to produce a profusion of Fall colors in your garden. The meeting will be held at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, starting at 2:30 p.m. Open to the public. Free Admission and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

<b>Tuesday, Jan. 13</b>

The Republican Women of Clifton is hosting Supervisor Pat Herrity as he runs for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Meet and Greet event is Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center building. Go to www.CliftonGOP.com.

The International MOMS Club of Centreville North is hosting a Pre-School open house on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room at the Sully Government Center. Over 25 local pre-schools were invited, and will be on hand to talk about their school, and answer questions. This event is for both our existing MOMS Club members, and the community. Contact Courtney Wenhold 703-307-3953.

<b>Thursday, Jan. 15</b>

Larry King of CNN's "Larry King Live" will host a panel discussion in "Beyond the Secret," on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. The movie screening takes audiences beyond the fundamental teachings of the book, "The Secret." It will be shown at Fairfax Towne Center Theatres, 4110 West Ox Road, Suite 12110. Tickets are available at presenting theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 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 703-449-0131.

<b>Monday, Jan. 19</b>

Assistance League, a volunteer organization that promotes literacy and well-being of women and children in Northern Virginia, would like to ring in 2009 by welcoming new members. ALNV runs two reading programs in Fairfax and provides layettes to newborns and comfort items to sexually assaulted women and children. A meeting, followed by a workshop putting together layettes, will be held on Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. Call Beth at 703-648-1822; alnorthernva@yahoo.com; www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.

<b>Thursday, Jan. 22</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, Jan. 24</b>

Celebrate the 4707th Chinese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. with the New World Bilingual Institute. The event will be held at GMU's Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus. Contacts: Terry Wang, president, nwbi1@yahoo.com /703-978-7905; Gloria Yeh 703-764-1154). The celebration includes a variety of dance performances, including Broadway dance, Jazz, ballet, NWBI Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, traditional Chinese dance, TJ Chorus, GuZeng performance, Hawaiian dance, Asian Indian dance, American country dance, break dance.

<b>Jan. 30-Feb. 1</b>

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival kicks off the 2009 season with its annual craft show highlighting 300 artisans on Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Shoppers will find unique creations in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. Hours are Friday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7/adults online, $8/adults at door, free for children under 12. Visit www.SugarloafCrafts.com or call 800-210-9900.

<b>Feb. 11</b>

Pre-Schoolers Plus, chapter of Mothers First, a support group for women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children. 7:30 p.m., Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

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

The Capital Home & Garden Show will be held Feb. 26 – March 1, at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Look for valuable show specials, get expert advice and learn cost-saving measures all under one roof. Hours are Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $12/adults, $3/children (6-12) and free kids 5 & under. Go to www.CapitalHomeShow.com.