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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. 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.

Cox Farms Fall Festival. 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 now thru Nov. 8. 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.

<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>Study Spiders. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Discuss other meadow creatures including unique species of spiders and insects during this Jr. Naturalists program. A spider craft project is included in the $5 fee. At E.C. Lawrence Park's meadow. For children ages 7-11. E.C. Lawrence Park is located at 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Call 703-631-0013.

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.

<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.

Tag Day at Centreville High. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Centreville High music students will be canvassing local neighborhoods asking for contributions. Donations will enable the music department to purchase uniforms, instruments, equipment, special music and first-rate guest instructors. If you are not home when CVHS students and adult volunteers come by, you can still send a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to Centreville High School Wildcat Band Boosters, c/o Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA. 20124.

<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. On Main Street in downtown Clifton. Visit www.cliftonday.com.

Clifton Women's Club. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Will be featuring homemade goodies and coffee at Clifton Day. Browse the cookbook, a collection of member's most famous dishes, available for $10. Talk to members about the various charitable organizations that benefit from its programs. Visit the Web site: www.cliftoncwc.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 14

<cal2>League of Women Voters Meeting. Noon. Will look at issues critical to democracy, specifically ways to count populations. At the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Centreville. Call Susan at 703-780-3902.

<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>Oct. 23-25

<cal2>Long and Timber Homeshow. The Log & Timber Home Show is a marketplace for those seeking log or timber home packages, finishing materials, furniture, lighting, financing and more. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.

<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.