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<cal1>Thursday, March 25

<cal2>Tire Changing Clinic. 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Curry's Auto Service at its Chantilly location, 4003A Westfax Drive. Cost is $10. Each participant receives a $25 Curry's Gift Certificate and a goody bag. Register online:

www.currysauto.com/Events/events.asp. Call 703-502-0400.

Southwestern Regional Planning Study Meeting. 7 p.m. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend one of the April community engagement focus groups to learn about the challenges that affect area elementary schools and to evaluate the options. These schools include: Bonnie Brae, Brookfield, Bull Run, Centre Ridge, Centreville, Clifton, Cub Run, Deer Park, Eagle View, Fairfax Vila, Fairview, Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West, Laurel Ridge, Lees Corner, London Towne, Navy, Oak View, Poplar Tree, Powell, Providence, Sangster, Silverbrook, Terra Centre, Union Mill, Virginia Run, Waples Mill, and Willow Springs. Community feedback will be included in the report the committee will present to the School Board on May 10. At Liberty Middle School, 6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton. Visit http://www.fcps.edu/news/swcountyschls.htm .

<cal1>Friday/March 26

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 8:30-midnight. Cost is $15. Beginner swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With the Soul Tones of Swing: American roots Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Blues and Rock and Roll. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/March 27

<cal2>Local park sites are seeking volunteers to don work gloves and lend a hand in picking up everything from plastic bottles and bags to discarded mattresses, rusting auto parts, old appliances, rubber tires and other debris illegally dumped in local waterways. Cleanups will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude around noon. Call to register. Call Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794; or Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013.

Mega Job Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 2,500 jobseekers and prospective entrepreneurs are expected. At the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Contact the Falls Church SkillSource Center at 703-533-5400; TTY 703-533-5316 or visit the Web site at www.fairfaxmegajobfair.com

<cal1>March 31 to April 2

<cal2>American Life History Camp. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children 7 to12 years old will experience how the Lee family and enslaved African Americans lived without many modern conveniences including electricity. Cost is $25/day or $70 total. Call 703-437-1794. Sully Historic Site is at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly.

<cal1>Friday/April 2

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 8:30-9 p.m. beginner swing lesson; 9 p.m. to midnight dancing. Admission is $15. With the band Hula Monsters. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/April 3

<cal2>Easter Bunny Visits Cox Farms. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bunny games, egg coloring, Spring farm animals (goats, chickens, bunnies). The Egg hunt is open to members only and requires pre-registration. Also, the Centreville Market opens Thursday, April 1, with bedding plants, vegetable plants, container gardens, perennials, hanging baskets and pottery. At the corner of Pleasant Valley and Braddock roads.

<cal1>Friday/April 9

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Drop-in beginner swing lesson 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing 9 p.m. to midnight. With the band, The Grandsons. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/April 10

<cal2>The Score Big Sports Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collecting gently used sports equipment, sports gear, sports clothing and footwear which can be dropped of at five area business locations. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Centreville. At Hoop Magic Sports Academy in Chantilly. Visit www.ScoreBigSportsSale.com or email info@scorebigsportssale.com.

<cal1>Monday/April 12

<cal2>Mental Wellness Conference. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the Fairfax Partnership for Youth. At Fairfax Community Church, 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Contact Kristen Brennan at Kristen.Brennan@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-324-5701.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 13

<cal1>Free Business Network Expo. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Come network with other businesses for up to three hours. The array of vendors at this event include the following businesses: Cruises, Inc.; PS Business Parks, PMA Insurance Services, Ameriprise Financial Services, Relocation Systems plus many more. At Park East Corporate Center, 14048 Park East Circle, Chantilly. Contact Terry Jones of Cruises Inc. 703-793-9386 or biznetworkexpo@gmail.com

Budgeting Class. 7-9 p.m. Free. Learn to get out of debt, set up a weekly household budget and start some savings. Every Tuesday for five weeks. By the Financial Peace University. Register by calling Emergency Financial Services Manager, Leah Ann Furr, at 703-988-9656, ext. 102. At the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) office, 13981 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly.

<cal1>April 16-18

<cal2>Used Book Sale. Friday-Sunday. Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library Book Sale. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-502-3883.

<cal1>Monday/April 19

<cal2>GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman's Club Meeting. 7 p.m. Cliff Fairweather, Audobon Society naturalist, will present a program on how to build a habitat in your backyard to attract wildlife like songbirds and butterflies. At the Greenbriar Community Center. Call President Eileen Chambers at 703-378-7054 or Vice President Randi Weston at 703-266-0428.

<cal1>April 23-May 2

<cal2>Capital Cabaret. Sponsored by Alliance Theatre. Show times are Show times are Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, and April 30-May 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 25 and May 2, at 2 p.m. Bringing Broadway to Virginia, this year's production spotlights music from "Fiddler on the Roof," "Singing in the Rain" and "Rent" and features a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets are $10 at the door or via www.thealliancetheatre.org. At Mountain View School in Centreville.

<cal1>Saturday/April 24

<cal2>Book Discussion. 1 p.m. Laura Johnston will present her book Common Cents: Easy Essentials to Budget for Life. At Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Free; Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-502-3883.

<cal1>Thursday/May 6

<cal2>Helping Older Adults. 7-9 p.m. Deciding when and how to help an older adult can be a difficult decision. Common concerns include driving, safety, health, and finances. Learn how and when to step in and how to find help assigning financial and medical oversight to a more competent relative at the appropriate time. At the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call 703-324-5205.

<cal1>Thursday/May 20

<cal2>Clifton Community Woman’s Club 2010 Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guided tours of four homes and a garden in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. In addition to the Homes Tour, there will be a Silent Auction, Boutique and an Art Show and Sale by local artists. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of tour. Contact Linda Beckman at 703-266-5791 or dunleavyjl@aol.com or visit www.cliftoncwc.org.