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Smart Markets of Oakton is a year-round market with vendors offering meats, cheeses, breads and bakery goods, pasta, sausages, coffee and Virginia wines. It is held Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Visit www.smartmarkets.org.
The Fairfax County Police Department is now seeking residents to attend the upcoming Spring Citizens Police Academy, held Thursday evenings March 12 through May 16. The Citizens Police Academy offers Fairfax County citizens a better understanding of the Police Department and a greater awareness of the daily challenges faced by its officers.
The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program designed to provide members of the public a unique "glimpse behind the badge."
The Spring Citizens Police Academy will be held Thursday evenings from March 12 through May 16, 2009. Classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the exception of graduation which will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class locations will rotate to various police facilities throughout the county.
The program is offered free of charge. Applicants are required to live or work in Fairfax County, must be 18 years of age, and provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance is subject to review of applicant’s criminal record and police contact history.
For more information or an application form, e-mail CPA@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-280-0713.
The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is searching for a new partner to operate Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. Hemlock Overlook Regional Park is one of 22 parks owned by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
The facility includes a zip line through the woods and a high elements challenge course. All features at the facility have been used for team building and environmental education for both fifth and sixth graders. Various companies and organizations have also utilized the facility in order to promote and strengthen teambuilding skills. The park includes 275 acres of rolling woodlands situated on the banks of Bull Run in Clifton. Also included are cabins, rest room/shower buildings, mess hall, administration building, and several picnic shelters.
Organizations interested in submitting proposals can obtain a copy of the newly release request for proposals at: http://www.nvrpa.org/html/index.php?pg=bidsproposals.html
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.
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.
<b>Thursday, March 5</b>
The seminar, A Deadly High — Learn How Heroin is Impacting Teens in Our Community, will be held Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Run Community Center, 15355 Wetherburn Court, Centreville. Presenters include: Fairfax County police department narcotics detective; the Alcohol & Drug SAP coordinators from Centreville, Chantilly and Westfield high schools; A recovering teen and her family; and a local physician to provide a medical perspective. Call 703-814-7048.
<b>Friday, March 6</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.
The Alliance Theatre will present "Capital Cabaret", an eight-person singing group, at Mountain View High School in Centreville on March 6, 7, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 8 and 22 at 2 p.m. Featuring a 90-minute show with songs from "Mamma Mia," Manhattan Transfer, "Wicked," "Man of La Mancha," "Rent," Mowtown, Tom Lehrer, and many more. Cast includes director- Joe Philipoom, musical director -Charlie Manship, Cathy Arnold, Stacy Crickmer, Annie Ermlick, Jim Mitchell, Denica Shook, Trace Stokes and Lee Wilbur. Go to www.thealliancetheatre.org for tickets.
The third annual Home and Garden Show will take place March 6-15 from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. The event will showcase the best trends in home and garden design. Free and open to the public. Presented by Merrifield Garden Center. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com/HomeAndGarden or call 703-359-8302.
Del. Chuck Caputo will host a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.
An important rite of Spring in the nation’s capital is the return of the D.C. Big Flea, March 7-8, at the Dulles Expo Center. Browse through booths filled with fine porcelains, art glass, pottery, posters, paintings, furniture from all eras, estate and costume jewelry. 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 $10 for both days. Call: 757/430-4735, or visit www.damoreproductions.com.
At the D.C. Big Flea, March 7-8 at the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, those wonderful treasures and heirlooms that you once thought were beyond repair can be expertly brought back to mint condition by visiting the booths of glass and silver repair experts Paul Nulton (glass repair), and Rita Robben (silver repair). Show hours are: Saturday, 9-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $10 (good for both days). The Dulles Expo & Convention Center is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Contact: 757-430-4735.
<b>Sunday, March 8</b>
The Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club (WFRWC) will meet Sunday, March 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Kena Temple Center, 9001 Arlington Blvd. (Route 50 between Nutley and Cedar), Fairfax. The speaker is Chriss Watson, first woman to lead the White House office of speech writing for President H.W. Bush. Contact Julie Williams at 703-264-5854. Visit www.wfrwc.org.
Make Room for Huge Colorful Dahlias. On Sunday, March 8, The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one hour program with a video, Q & A’s, plus reference handouts, by award winning grower, Ed Mascali, on " How, When and Where to plant your tubers to achieve those huge Dahlia Blooms". 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>Wednesday, March 11</b>
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area March Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at noon at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Centreville. Members will be discussing "The World's Diminishing Oil." Call 703-658-9150 or go the LWVFA Web site lwv-fairfax.org.
The play, "The Children Eden" will be performed at Centreville Presbyterian Church on March 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2:30 p.m. Come enjoy a wonderful musical performed by over 50 students from the area middle and High schools. From Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Godspell," and "Pippin") and John Caird ("Les Misérables") comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business. Tickets $10 available at CPC 15450 Lee Highway, Centreville, or on the web site at www.centrevillepres.com.
<b>Thursday, March 19</b>
La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its March meeting on Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties". 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.
The New Providence Republican Women meeting will be held Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Oakton Library, Meeting Room 1, 10304 Lynnhaven Place. Guest speaker is Anthony Bedell, chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee. All welcome. Call 703-591-7368.
The Super Pet Expo will be held March 20-22 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The fun-filled family event will feature more than 150 pet-related exhibitors along with some unique entertainment and educational activities. Show hours are 4-9 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages four to 12, and free for kids age 3 and under. Buy tickets online at www.superpetexpo.com and save $2 and kids attend free.
The Alliance Theatre will present "Capital Cabaret", an eight-person singing group, at Mountain View High School in Centreville on March 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 8 and 22 at 2 p.m. Featuring a 90-minute show with songs from "Mamma Mia," Manhattan Transfer, "Wicked," "Man of La Mancha," "Rent," Mowtown, Tom Lehrer, and many more. Cast includes director- Joe Philipoom, musical director -Charlie Manship, Cathy Arnold, Stacy Crickmer, Annie Ermlick, Jim Mitchell, Denica Shook, Trace Stokes and Lee Wilbur. Go to www.thealliancetheatre.org for tickets.
<b>Tuesday, March 24</b>
The first Centreville Day 2009 Planning Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sully Government Center on Stonecroft Blvd. Volunteers are needed for the following committees: Parade, Vendors, Sponsors, Entertainment, Publicity, Transportation, and Historical Activities. Its a great opportunity to learn more about your community and to meet people from local business, churches, social organizations and more. Proceeds from Centreville Day support the Centreville Community Foundation.
<b>Thursday, March 26</b>
Saturday Night in the Suburbs will be held Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Westfield High School's lecture hall. This is an evening of dialogue with a panel of senior students to discuss drugs, alcohol, parties, driving, sexting, and communication between teens and parents. Funded in part by Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. Supported by Westfield Community Coalition and Westfield PTSA. Contact Jennifer Cooper at email@example.com or Jennifer Campbell at Jcampbellpta@aol.com.
<b>Saturday, March 28</b>
The Fairfax Jubil-Aires will hold its 53rd annual show, "Let's Bust a Chord Tonight" on Saturday, March 28 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Ernst Theater of Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Special guests will be SoundWorks from Richmond and Maxx Factor. Parking is free. Visit http://www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.
<b>Monday, March 30</b>
Adventures in Gardening is a 10-week program for young gardeners that begins on Monday, March 30, at the Cub Run RECenter. Sessions are held on Mondays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the RECenter and the cost is $79 per student. An additional supply fee of $8 is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Cub Run RECenter is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call 703-817-9407.
Satisfy your cravings at the Women’s Show of Northern Virginia at the Dulles Expo Center. Don’t miss savvy shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows, great celebrity guests and prizes. Show Hours: Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $9 at door; $8 on-line; $7 at Harris Teeter with your VIC card. Youth (6-12), $5; under 6 free with adult. Groups of 10 or more, $7.50 each. Sponsored by Inova Health System, Fairfax Times, Harris Teeter, Northern Virginia Magazine, WUSA Channel 9, and Fairfax Woman. To order tickets or for more information call 800-849-0248 or visit www.WomensShowNOVA.com.
<b>Thursday, April 16</b>
La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its April meeting on Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. The topic is "Nutrition and Weaning". 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>April 24-26 </b>
Centreville Regional Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 26 from noon – 5 p.m. Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Call 703-830-2223.
Chantilly Regional Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 26 from noon to 3 p.m. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Call 703-502-3883.
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. More than 225 of the nation's most accomplished fine artists and craft designers will present their wares. Located at 4320 Chantilly Place Center, Chantilly. Hours are: Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $7 through online purchase, $8 for adults at the door, free for children under 12. Admission is good for all three days. Free parking is available. Visit www.SugarloafCrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900.
The Caring Hands Animal Hospital will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, Aug. 23 at its location at 5659 Stone Road in Centreville. Visitors are welcome to come and tour the hospital, meet the doctors and staff, participate in a silent auction, meet local rescue groups, spin a prize wheel, etc. All proceeds from the day go directly to benefit local pet rescue groups.