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To have community events listed in Centre View, e-mail to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) will provide more than 1,500 holiday food baskets to families in need in Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fair Oaks and Fairfax station. So it’s seeking local residents and businesses willing to either sponsor a family, by providing food for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, or donate supermarket gift cards in any denomination.

Gift cards may be dropped off at the WFCM food pantry at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly (near Backyard Grill and Bar). For more information or to sponsor a family, contact Pam Ryan at 703-988-9656, ext. 3, or via development@wfcmva.org.

To mail gift cards or send donations by check, add a note saying "food basket program" and send them to: WFCM, P.O. Box 220802, Chantilly, VA 20153. Checks should be made payable to WFCM.

Neighborhood Watch Training Dates — The Fair Oaks District Police Station is offering four training dates in 2010, for the Neighborhood Watch Program. They will be held at the police station, located at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, at 7 p.m. in the roll call room and will last approximately two hours. These opportunities are designed for communities that want to expand their existing Neighborhood Watch participation, those who wish to begin a new Watch program or those who would like a refresher course. We look forward to serving you and maintaining the quality of community and police partnerships that we have both come to depend on and enjoy.

The training dates are as follows:

o Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

o Tuesday, April 20, 2010

o Tuesday, July 20, 2010

o Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling the 2009 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors our 24th President, Grover Cleveland. The ice blue and white oval ornament depicts a view of the White House from the south lawn. The first White House Christmas tree to be adorned with electric lights can be seen in the upstairs window. The cost of the ornament is $18 and all profits benefit charity. Order yours now by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216.

Our Neighbors Child (ONC) is the local organization coordinating holiday assistance (new toys and clothing gifts) for children of families in financial crisis in Centreville, Chantilly and Western Fairfax. Assistance is made possible through the generous support from local churches, schools, businesses and individuals each year.

In its 18th year, ONC is looking for groups or individuals to "adopt" the special needs of local children this holiday season. There is an especially urgent need for winter coats, blankets and other warm clothing. Specific information (sizes, etc.) will be available by Thanksgiving. If you are willing to help, contact Denise McInerney, ONC Clothing Coordinator at oncdenise@aol.com. For other volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit www.ourneighborschild.org.

The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling the 2009 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors our 24th President Grover Cleveland.

A finely crafted gold-plated wreath of snowflakes, painted in ice blue and white, frames the oval ornament that depicts a view of the White House from the south lawn. The first White House Christmas tree to be adorned with electric lights can be seen through the upstairs window.

The cost of the ornament is $18 and all profits benefit charity. If you wish to order previous years’ ornaments, just ask about that when you call to place your order. Orders can be placed through any club member or by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216.

Craft Vendors are needed for the Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road. Leased spaces for vendors are going quickly. Book your vendor space now! Contact novemberbazaar@hotmail.com or 703-830-2684.

The Western Fairfax Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha is making available Monthly Self-Breast-Exam Stickers for your calendars as of Oct. 1. These stickers can be found in all branches of the Fairfax County Public Libraries and are located in the Libraries' Community Information Racks. Supplies are limited so please stop by and pick-up a free set today!

The Western Fairfax Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha in connection with Yoplait is collecting the yogurts' pink lids to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink Yoplait/ZTA drop boxes can be found at local Giant grocery stores including: 1) Sully Station at Stone Road in Centreville, 2) the Colonnade in Clifton. A drop box is also located at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Roots and Shoots. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Come out and visit with some furry friends and talk to the Wildlife Rescue League. At Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Contact Debbie Lodato, Volunteer Manager, 703-817-9423, Deborah.Lodato@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Some 50 local craft vendors. There is also a Silent Auction, Grandma’s Attic, White Elephant, and Tea Room. Also a luncheon and baked sale goods. Proceeds will be donated to 10 charities. At Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road. Contact

novemberbazaar@hotmail.com or 703-830-2684.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 17

<cal2>Open House. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Principal Joan Cargill will host an overview prior to classroom visits. At St. Joseph School in Herndon. Call 703-880-4350 or go to sjcherndon.org.

Open House. 10 a.m. to noon. At St. Veronica Catholic School, 3460 Centreville Road in Chantilly. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet the teachers and school parents and see classes in session. To RSVP for this event, call 703-773-2022 or by email to info@stveronicaschool.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Identity Theft. 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Courtney Sweeney, Regional Director, Wells Fargo. At Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen, Advanced Financial Advisor, at 703-825-2382.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 19

<cal2>Open House. 9:15-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Clifton Children's Academy is holding a Registration Open House for Kindergarten and morning, afternoon and full day preschool classes. At 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455. Registration info at www.childrensacademy.com.

<cal1>Friday, Nov. 20

<cal2>Swing Dance with The Fabulettes. 8:30-9 p.m. Drop-in beginner swing lesson; 9 p.m.-12 midnight dance. Admission is $15. At Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon. Call 703-359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Nov. 20, 21, 22

<cal2>"Brighton Beach Memories." $10 admission. Friday and Saturday at 8 8p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. At Westfield High School in Chantilly. To order tickets online, visit www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com or call 703-488-6439.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 21

<cal2>29th Annual Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Booths still available; crafters call 703-814-7986. At St. Timothy School, 13809 Poplar Tree Road, Chantilly. Contact Mary Kowalski, 703-502-9758 or mary.kowalski1@verizon.net.

JCCNV Gala. 7:30 p.m. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s, 29th annual fall gala benefitting the JCCNV’s Special Needs program which serves individuals and families with special needs including high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Tickets start at $180 per individual/$360 per couple. At the Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Visit www.jccnv.org or call Sara Moore, 703-537-3024 or SaraM@jccnv.org.

Free Health Event. 2-4:30 p.m. "How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense." Vienna author and sensitivity researcher Mike Jawer will discuss the his book, The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, with The NOVA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and MVPS/ Dysautonomia (OI) Support Group. At the McDonnell Room, Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. No registration required; free. Contact Elly at 703-968-9818 or CFSupport-owner@yahoogroups.com. Go to www.cfsnova.com.

Toll Carom. Appearing at Blue Water Grille, 5127 Westfields Blvd., Centreville, Call 703-803-1040

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 22

<cal2>Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. 1:30 p.m. Seniors are invited to a free Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Offered to all seniors by the Knights of Columbus, Father Nudd and Father Cilinski Councils. At St. Timothy School, 13809 Poplar Tree Road, Chantilly, in the cafeteria.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Virginia Run Turkey Trot. 8 a.m. 5K race and 2K walk. Registration is available online at www.runwashington.com. Entry fee is $20 to run and $13 to walk if registered by Nov. 22. The fee includes a short sleeve T-shirt, post race snacks and raffle participation. Prizes are awarded to the fastest two males and females overall and in the Virginia Run residents' category. Proceeds go to Life With Cancer. The top two runners in the following age categories will receive prizes: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 27

<cal2>Swing Dancing. Beginner swing lesson 8:30-9 p.m. Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. $15 admission. With the band, Hula Monsters, a swing band with a Hawaiian flavor. Led by Sue and Gary Caley. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Visit http://www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 28

<cal2>Peter Douskalis Performs. 7-9 p.m. Jazz Guitar Soloist performs at Pacino Ristorante. Free admission. At 5653 Stone Road, Centreville. Call 703-222-5885 or go to www.peterdouskalis.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 1

<cal2>Relay For Life Planning Meeting. 7 p.m. The American Cancer Society invites the community to learn about Relay For Life of Centreville-Clifton, coming to Centreville High School May 22-23, 2010. Visit the Planning Committee Co-Chair for a brief information session and then all visitors are welcome to stay for the Planning Committee meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Email CentrevilleRelay@gmail.com or visit www.CentrevilleRelay.org.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Performing is the Ministering Group, Promise Land Quartet, a Southern Gospel group. At Oakton Baptist Church, 14001 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Call 703 631-1799.

<cal1>Dec. 10, 11, 12

<cal2>"The Music Man Jr." Thursday at 3 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. At Stone Middle School in Centreville. Call 703-631-5909.

<cal1>Dec. 11-12

<cal2>Friends Holiday Book Sale. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

Manor's Christmas Feaste. 6:30 p.m. An evening of food, music and entertainment set in the Renaissance period. Members of the adult choir will act as the Royal Court to the Lord and Lady of the manor. Catered dinner and entertainment of a brass quartet, harp, Madrigal Choir, vocal soloists and dramatic vignettes. Tickets are $30. At Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Call 703-830-2684, ext. 1869.

<cal1>Dec. 11-13

<cal2>Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. More than 250 craftspeople to display handmade works. Master craftspeople will demonstrate their expertise in a range of media, including copper spinning, ceramics, and kinetic sculpture making. Admission is $7/online, $8/door. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, 4320 Chantilly Place Center, Chantilly. Go to www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call 800-210-9900.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 12

<cal2>Model Train Displays. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is especially for families with children, and will feature multiple displays: Lionel, HO, Lego and a Wooden train area for hands on fun. At Chantilly Bible Church, 4390 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Call 703-263-1188.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Holiday Jazz Event. 7 p.m. Fund-raiser for the Band of Parents. At the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club. Hosted by the Franca family whose son Nick has battled Neuroblastoma for four years. Music by Jeff Franca and his jazz group. Tickets are $50. Email: cliftonbarb@aol.com or call 703-830-8131.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Packages for the Troops. 3-5 p.m. Democratic Women of Clifton are holding their Holiday Project Meeting where they will be packaging items to be sent to our soldiers. They are also collecting food gift cards for Our Daily Breads food distribution program. At Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. To participate, go to www.DemocraticWomenofClifton.org, or email: cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 19

<cal2>Education Planning. 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Emily Dupre, MFS Investments. At Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen, Advanced Financial Advisor, at 703-825-2382.