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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. 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>Cardinal Flowers and Goldenrods. 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $5. Guided walk through E.C. Lawrence Park with a Virginia Native Plant Society member. To make a reservation, call 703-631-0013. Read more about the park at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/. Cabell’s Mill is part of the Middlegate Complex located at 5235 Walney Road, Centreville.

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.

Consignment Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mothers of Multiples' 150-plus families will be selling good quality clothing, infant/kids’ clothing, shoes, costumes, holiday wear, outwear (winter coats, snow pants, boots, gloves), toys, books, games, CD/DVD/VHS, baby and kids furniture (cribs, gliders, toddler beds, changing tables, high chairs), car seats, linens, kids decor, maternity wear, riding toys, equipment (strollers, swings, bouncy seats, exersaucers, pack & plays), all nursery/layette items, and more! At Chantilly High School cafeteria, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Visit www.fcmom.org.

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>Democratic Women of Clifton Meeting. 3-5 p.m. Guest speaker is U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly and the topic will focus on health care reform. At the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Go to www.democraticwomenofclifton.org. or send an email to Cliftonwomendems@aol.com requesting more information.

Spain in the American Revolution. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $6. Learn how Spain made significant contributions to the success of the American colonies during our struggle for independence from Great Britain. At Sully Historic Site, Route 28 in Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794.

ESL Storytime. 3 p.m. Stories and activities in Korean and English. All ages. No registration required. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

"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>Monday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Historic Centreville Discussion. 7:30 p.m. In the auditorium of Mountain View School. A speaker from John Milner and Associates will discuss the archaeological dig at the Newgate Tavern site. Newgate Tavern was originally where Walgreen's and Bank of America are being built at Routes 28/29.

Assistance League meeting. 10 a.m. ALNV runs two reading programs in Fairfax County and provides layettes to newborns and comfort items to sexually assaulted women and children and others in need. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Call Darlene at 703-848-0623.

<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>Wednesday/Sept. 23

<cal2>Day Laborers Meeting. 7 p.m. There will be (Spanish) speakers on emotional health; legal services (Legal Aid Justice Center); blood pressure and other basic health checks by a health-care provider (Jeannie Schmidt Clinic); and someone from the Guatemalan consulate to talk about visa questions. At Centreville United Methodist Church. Meeting is organized by the Wellspring UCC Day Labor Project. Contact Alice Foltz at 703-830-4194 or afoltzva@cox.net.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 24.

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

Social Security Talk. 6:30-8 p.m. Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. Presented by David Milton, Social Security Administration. At Ameriprise Financial, 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen at 703-825-2382.

<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>18th Annual Centreville Day. Parade at 10 a.m. opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Entertainment by the Bull Run Cloggers, International Dance Center, Christian Youth Dream orchestra, Furia Flamenca, Creative Dance Center, Peace Mission Dance, Korean Presbyterian Church Dance Team, and Anne Albright and the All-Stars Jazz Band, and the Not Dead Yet Rock Band. Also, KidZone and Moonbounces by The JumpWorks, pony rides and petting zoo, historic tours of Centreville, Mount Gilead, Civil War Forts, Living History Medicine Man, 42nd Virginia reenactors and swordmasters. Performances by the Topaz Vaulters, and more. To be held in Centreville's Historic District, Mount Gilead Road, Centreville.

Greenbriar Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many of the 1,900 homes in the community will participate. Greenbriar is on Route 50 west of the Fairfax County Parkway. The community is also accessible from Stringfellow Road at the intersections of Melville Lane, Poplar Tree Road and Point Pleasant Drive.

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>Sept. 28-29

<cal1>Auditions. 7-9:30 p.m. The Alliance Theatre is holding auditions for its 2009 production of "A Christmas Carol." Actors will be given audition material but come prepared to sing (a capella) a verse from a favorite Christmas Carol or holiday song. At Mountain View School. E-mail ewilson16@cox.net to be put on the audition list. Go to www.thealliancetheatre.org.

<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.

Protection Planning in Uncertain Times. 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Gayle Thompson, RiverSource Insurance. At Ameriprise Financial, 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen at 703-825-2382.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 3

<cal2>Dulles Day Family Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Plane Pull pits teams of 25 people in a game of "tug of war" against a FedEx jet. Teams raise money to benefit Special Olympics Virginia. Visit www.planepull.com or call 703-359-4301.

Help Collect Seeds. 10 a.m. to noon. Help restore the health and beauty of the region by collecting native hardwood seeds at Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly as part of Growing Native's initiative to restore the lands and waters of the Potomac. Go to www.growingnative.org or contact Deanna Tricarico, Outreach Coordinator, at 301-608-1188, x204

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 4

<cal2>4th Dog Walk and Homecoming. Hosted by HART, which is hoping to surpass the 160 dog registrations and $24,000 raised in 2008. Registration at 11:30 a.m. One-mile walk through Bull Run Regional Park Special Events area. Live music, the band Dawgz, vendor booths, agility and training and other demos. Visit http://hart90.org/DogWalk2009.aspx.

<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>Sunday/Oct. 11

<cal2>43rd Clifton Day Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 200 vendors selling fine crafts, jewelry, antiques and more. Civil War re-enactments, music, entertainment. Free admission. $5 parking, $5 train ride. Visit www.cliftonday.com.

<cal1>Oct. 16-18

<cal2>Used Book Sale. Semi-annual event to benefit the Centreville Regional Library and its patrons. Open to the Public on Friday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 17 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 18 (1 p.m.-4 p.m.) at 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Friends of the Centreville Library (and those who want to become a Friend) are invited to the Preview and Pre-Sale on Thursday, Oct. 15 (6-8 p.m.). Call the Library at 703-830-2223, or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

<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.

VolunteerFest. A community day of service offering 35 volunteer projects, such as building outdoor classrooms, assembling care packages for troops overseas, creating a wildlife habitat and assisting with community events. Most projects begin mid-morning and end around lunch time. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org. Contact Christine Coffey at 703-246-3703 or ccoffey@volunteerfairfax.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 25

<cal2>Cut-a-Thon. Noon to 4 p.m. At Salon Khouri, 11725 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Haircuts by donation will be $25. Proceeds will go toward neuroblastoma research. At Salon Khouri, 11725 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Go to www.salonkhouri.com or saloninfo@salonkhouri.com or call 703-273-7878.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 29

<cal2>Protection Planning in Uncertain Times. 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Gayle Thompson, RiverSource Insurance. At Ameriprise Financial, 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen at 703-825-2382.

<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.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Identify Theft Talk. 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Courtney Sweeney. At Ameriprise Financial, 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen at 703-825-2382.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 19

<cal2>Education Planning. 6:30-8 p.m. At Ameriprise Financial, 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 100, Centreville. RSVP to Christopher D. Allen at 703-825-2382.