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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>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 Centreville Farmers Market will be operating every Friday until Oct. 30 from 3:30-6 p.m. at 5885 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Vendors will change throughout the season.

<cal1>Thursdays

<cal2>Hope for Today Al-Anon Family Group. 7:15 p.m. Help for friends and family of problem drinkers. At Centreville Presbyterian Church, 15450 Lee Hwy., Centreville. Go to www.AlAnonVA.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Real Estate Investor Forum. 6:30 p.m. Learn strategies for Real Estate investing in today's market. Learn from successful investors how to capitalize on opportunities such as foreclosures, short sales, auctions, plus how to maximize your efforts through social media marketing. Free but you must register. In Chantilly. Call 877-GRO-WLTH.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Kindermusik Open House. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free demo, free CD per family. At St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville. Call 703-273-3027 or www.kindermusikoffairfax.com

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 5

<cal2>Virginia Writers Club Meeting. 10 a.m. VWC is holding its fall Board of Governor's meeting. Writer Tim Wendel, author of seven books, will speak at 1 p.m. At the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223. Visit www.virginiawritersclub.org

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Rotary Meeting. 11.15 a.m. at Eggspectations, 5009 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, off Westfields Blvd. Prospective members and visitors welcome; $12 lunch. Call Mary Ann Imgram at 703-966-8168.

<cal1>Sept. 8-9

<cal2>Auditions for "Art of Murder." 7-9:30 p.m. At Mountain View School. The Alliance Theatre is staging this murder mystery by Joe Dipietro. Actors will be reading from the script. Callbacks are on Sept. 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The first rehearsals will be Sept. 11 from 7-9:30 p.m. with subsequent rehearsals three times a week from 7-9:30 p.m. until Tech Week. Show dates will be Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 5, 6, 7. Go to www.thealliancetheatre.org. Contact Maggie Swan at 703-915-9209. Tickets for Art of Murder will be available through the Web site or by calling 703-220-8101. Mountain View School is located at 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 10

<cal2>Breakfast with Kelly Lavin. 10 a.m. to noon. GFWC-WFCWC will have a breakfast with guest speaker Kelly Lavin, executive director of Our Neighbor's Child. At Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact 703-631-7830 or WesternFairfaxCountyWC@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Real Estate Investor Forum. 6:30 p.m. Learn strategies for Real Estate investing in today's market. Learn from successful investors how to capitalize on opportunities such as foreclosures, short sales, auctions, plus how to maximize your efforts through social media marketing. Free but you must register. In Chantilly. Call 877-GRO-WLTH.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept 12

<cal2>Rocky Run Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Multiple homes participating, located on Rocky Run Drive, near the intersection of Braddock and Stone Roads. Rain date Sunday Sept 13.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Showing Roses. 7 p.m. Learn how to show roses with master consulting rosarian Nita Bowen. At the Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call Pam Powers at 703-371-9351.

Top 10 Frauds and Scams. 12:30 p.m. lunch followed by a discussion sponsored by OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) affiliated with the Clifton Presbyterian Church of Clifton. Juanita Balenger, community outreach coordinator from the office of the Attorney General, will give the presentation. Cost is $7 at the door. At Fellowship Hall at Clifton Presbyterian Church, Main Street, 12748 Richards Lane, Clifton. RSVP By Thursday, Sept. 10 to 703-830-8198.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Rotary Meeting. 11.15 a.m. at Eggspectations, 5009 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, off Westfields Blvd. Prospective members and visitors welcome; $12 lunch. Call Mary Ann Imgram at 703-966-8168.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Former Gov. Jim Gilmore. 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. presentation. At the Western Fairfax Republican Women's Club (WFRWC) meeting. At Fairfax County Government Center (Sully District Station), 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly. Go to www.wfrwc.org/

<cal1>Sept. 19-20

<cal2>Virginia Wine Festival. Featuring 50 Virginia wineries, craft exhibitors, seminars and music by Lisa Simone, Beleza Brasil, Cherry Blossom String Quartet, Robert Jospe and Inner Rhythm Sextet, and DJ Williams Projekt. At Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center, Centreville. Call 540-745-FEST.

Truro Church Used Book Sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Huge outdoor book sale on the front lawn. Reading by Poet Scott Cairns, book signing and reception: Sunday 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Book donations may be dropped off at Truro Church Sept. 8-17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Cox Farms Fall Festival Opens. Over 90 acres of farmland attractions, five giant slides; unlimited hayrides; rope swings; farm animals and their babies; the Cornundrum Cornfield Adventure; straw tunnels; goat village; live entertainment; and a patch pumpkin. Also two new kids' features: Kiddie Zone and Animal Helpers. Admission is $15 on weekends. The Fall Festival runs Sept. 19 thru Nov. 8, 2009. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 19- Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 2-8. Cox Farms is at the intersection of Braddock and Pleasant Valley Roads. Go to www.coxfarms.com.

Document Shredding Event. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also fluorescent light recycling. Long fluorescent tubes and broken bulbs will not be accepted. A limit of five medium-sized boxes of paper per household will be accepted for shredding At the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

CFS, FMS, and OI Support Group. 10 a.m. to noon. For the monthly meeting for the NOVA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) Support Group, which also includes those with MVPS/ Dysautonomia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), IBS, IC, POTS and similar syndromes. McDonnell Room, Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly. Contact Elly at 703-968-9818 or CFSupport-owner@yahoogroups.com. On the web, see www.cfsnova.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 20

<cal2>"Spies of Crinoline" Premier. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Bert Morgan, producer and director, is from Chantilly. Much of the action of the movie takes place in Fairfax, Va., at historic sites in Fairfax City and in the town of Vienna. Learn more about Spies in Crinoline at www.imdb.com by entering the movie title in the search field. Movie premier at the Cinema Arts Theatre in fair City Mall, Fairfax.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 22

<cal2>Rotary Meeting. 11.15 a.m. at Eggspectations, 5009 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, off Westfields Blvd. Prospective members and visitors welcome; $12 lunch. Call Mary Ann Imgram at 703-966-8168.

RCIA Classes. 7:30 p.m. Classes for adults: Spiritual formation classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). All adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith are welcome. At St. Timothy Catholic Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Road, Chantilly. Call 703-378-7646 or go to the web site at www.sttimothyparish.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 24.

<cal2>The Brookfield Civic Association quarterly meeting. 7:30 p.m. At Brookfield Elementary School. Go to www.brookfieldcivic.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Neighborhood Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 100 houses participate in the Fair Lakes Glen neighborhood, off of Stringfellow Road between Westbrook and Autumn Willow, one block from the intersection of Stringfellow and Lee Highway.

Fall Festival. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Games, prizes, moon bounces, food, and more. At St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly.

<cal1>Sept. 25-27

<cal2>Capital Home Show. More than 500 home, design and remodeling experts will be at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Hours: Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Games, prizes, moon bounces, food, and much more. At St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly.

Friends of the Poor Walk. 10 a.m. At Frying Pan Park. Will benefit the local poor through St. Timothy's Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Proceeds go to relieve the suffering of those in need of food or financial assistance. Register to walk or sponsor a walker at: www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org. (To register as a walker on this site click on ‘Become A Walker’ and type ‘St. Timothy’ in the search box/click search and scroll down 8 items to St. Timothy Chantilly, VA and click the blue Set button on the left to register). Due to the national scope of ‘The Friends of the Poor Walk’, it is necessary to specify which conference/area you wish to support. To assist the poor in Centreville, go to St. Timothy Conference/Diocese of Arlington/Chantilly, VA. Or mail a contribution to: St. Timothy SVDP Conference, 13807 Poplar Tree Road, Chantilly, VA 20151. Contact Terri Miller at sttimothys.svdp@gmail.com.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Flu Town Hall Meeting. 7 p.m. Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Health, will be on hand to answer questions about pandemic and seasonal influenza. At the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 29

<cal2>Rotary Meeting. 11.15 a.m. at Eggspectations, 5009 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, off Westfields Blvd. Prospective members and visitors welcome; $12 lunch. Call Mary Ann Imgram at 703-966-8168.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 8

<cal2>Navigating the Medicaid Maze: Waivers, Eligibility and Documentation. Noon to 2 p.m. Free seminar. At Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd.

Chantilly. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 20

<cal2>Financial Issues for Caregivers. 7-9 p.m. Free seminar. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 24

<cal2>Community Dialogues. 10 a.m. to noon. Share your input on the FY 2011 Budget. Sponsored by the Fairfax County government and the Fairfax County Public School system. At Centreville Regional Library.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Book and Author Luncheon. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $38/person. Presented by the Fairfax City Branch of AAUW. This annual event is sponsored by AAUW Fairfax City Branch to raise funds for scholarships for women in our area. At the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3445.