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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 email@example.com. Court-ordered volunteers are welcome.
<b>Thursday, Jan. 15</b>
Braddock Supervisor Sharon Bulova and Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity will face off Thursday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, to share their respective plans for representing Fairfax County as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Moderated by Bruce DePuyt host of NewsTalk on NewsChannel 8 and featuring a panel of respected journalists, Supervisor Bulova and Herrity will provide answers to the tough questions that will help shape the future of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. To be held at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus. Contact Robby Demeria to for more information at 703-752-7544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>Friday, Jan. 16</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. Go to www.gottaswing.com for details etc.
* Friday, Jan. 16 — Inaugural Dance with Rockin' Bones. Red, white and blue decorations, patriotic snacks.
Celebrate the 248th Birthday of Richard Bland Lee on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly. Half-price admission. Birthday cake will be served. A tour of Lee’s 1794 home is included in the fee of $3 per adult, $2.50 per student and $2 per senior or child. Call 703-437-1794.
Join Cub Run RECenter and Roots and Shoots to learn about Recycling and Saving Energy on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. To register or for more information contact Debbie Lodato, Volunteer Manager at 703-817-9423 or Deborah.email@example.com The RECenter is located at 4630 Stoncroft Blvd. 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.
<b>Monday, Jan. 19</b>
GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman's Club invites all women over the age of 18 to their meeting on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center, located at 4615 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. This month's meeting will be an arts and crafts show and competition and Joan Morton, past president of the Northern District of the GFWC will sing as an accompaniment. Please join the Woman's Club as they peruse the arts and crafts on display. Refreshments are provided. Call Cheryl at 703-818-0042.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.
<b>Tuesday, Jan. 20</b>
Black Women United for Action (BWUFA) is hosting a Pre-Ball Inaugural Black Tie Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, at $115/person. This event is planned for adults who want to celebrate and be with friends prior to those attending official balls. In addition, a Pre Inaugural Youth Ball will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., for our children ages 7-18 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington. Tickets are $50.
New Neighbors League Club of DC Metro, a non-profit organization, is looking for those women new to the area or newly retired and looking for activities and friends. The club offers Bridge, Mah Jong, Bunco, Book Clubs, Bowling, Movie outings, Bible study, Gardening, Quilting & Stitching, Southern Living dining, Nursing Home sing-a-long and much more. Attend the monthly coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 21, held in Clifton this month, to learn more about the group. Call 703-392-4641.
Sharon Bulova and Pat Herrity, the two candidates running for Fairfax County board chairman in a Feb. 3 special election, will appear in a joint forum Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Bulova, a Democrat, and Herrity, a Republican, will give brief opening statements before the program is opened up to audience questions. The hour-long forum, sponsored by the Providence District Council, will be held in the Great Hall of the Dunn Loring Administrative Center, 2334 Gallows Road. Visitors should enter through the central double doorway from the Idylwood Road parking lot. Call 703-698-1748.
<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. Dance Party from 7-11 p.m. Admission: $10, Student with ID $5. The event will be held at GMU's Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus. 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. Contact Terry Wang, president, email@example.com /703-978-7905; Gloria Yeh 703-764-1154).
<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. The Dulles Expo Center is located at 4320 Chantilly Place Center in Chantilly. Visit www.SugarloafCrafts.com or call 800-210-9900.
Book author Anthony Pitch will hold a discussion and signing for "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and The Rage for Vengeance, on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Borders in Fairfax, 11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Call 703-359-8420.
The Nighthawks band will perform on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Sully's in Chantilly.
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.
La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19 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 for February is the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Free. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-449-0131.
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.
Women's Show of Northern Virginia — Informing, Entertaining & Celebrating Women, will be held April 3-5 at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The 3-day event will have fashion shows, musical entertainment, celebrity appearances, cooking demos, prizes, as well as hundreds of exhibitors with information, services and products on healthy living, childcare, education, travel and more!