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Entertainment

<cal1>Nov. 12-14

<cal2>Northern Virginia Christmas Market. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. At Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 13

<cal2>”Blank Stage Showcase.” 7:30 p.m. Upper school students will present classic selections from some of the world’s best-loved stories. Selections include “Les MisÈrables,” “Twelfth Night,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and “Hairspray.” Children won’t want to miss the tale of the Jabberwocky, the voyage of the Jumblies or visits from the Gumbie Cat and her mysterious friend. At Trinity Christian School, 11204 Braddock Road in Fairfax. Tickets are $4 at the door. Call 703-273-8787.

Ceili Dances. 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $12/members; $6/youngsters; $25/family. Featuring the Bog Wanderers Ceili Band and Friends. Ceili and Set Dances are called by Marilyn Moore. Teaching session from 7 to 7:30 p.m. At Frying Pan Park Visitors Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/

<cal1>Nov. 13-14

<cal2>Nutcracker in a Shell — All Jazzed Up. Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. A condensed version of The Nutcracker and more entertaining for young children. It includes jazz, tap, hip hop and ballet. Produced through the nonprofit The Institute of Performing Arts for Youth in residence at Creative Dance Center in Chantilly (14155 East Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly; phone 703-378-1800). Performance will be at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mills Road, SE, Leesburg. Visit www.IPAYouth.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 14

<cal2>VolRUNteer 5K & Fun Run. 8 a.m. At George Mason University, Fairfax. Funds raised through the VolRUNteer 5K & Fun Run will be used to support the more than 41 programs and services that Volunteer Fairfax offers. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/5K.php. From now until Oct. 24, runners can register for $25. Groups of 4-9 earn $5 off per registrant and groups of 10 and more earn $7.50 off per registrant.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Swing Dance Lessons. Mondays at 7 p.m. At the Washington Dulles Hilton. No partners needed and fun practically guaranteed. With Sue and Gary Caley. Cost is $99 for a seven-week session beginning this week. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon. Visit www.gottaswing.com to register or call 703-359-9882.

<cal1>Nov. 18-20

<cal2>”Plaza Suite.” A Neil Simon comedy presented by the drama students at Centreville High School. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 20 also at 2 p.m. At Centreville High School, Union Mill Road, Clifton.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 19

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $20. With London’s Jive Aces with special guest Lil’ Miss Hayley. Drop-in swing lesson with Sue and Gary Caley from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing to live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Nov. 19-20

<cal2>”The Philadelphia Story.” Presented by the drama students at Westfield High School. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. At Westfield High School, Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 20

<cal2>St. Timothy Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At St. Timothy Catholic School, Poplar Tree Road in Chantilly.

<cal1>Nov. 20-21

<cal2>”The Kingdom of Sweets.” Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. Presented by the Joan Izzo Dance Company. A choreographed sample of the best of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic. After a first act of ballet, the tempo changes and these dancers entertain with a tap and jazz “Holiday Rhythms.” Tickets are on sale now at joanizzodance.org or 703-327-8402.

Craft Fair. Fairfax High Holiday Craft Show. Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. At Fairfax High School.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 25

<cal2>Virginia Run Turkey Trot. 8 a.m. 5K Run and 2K Walk through the Virginia Run community at Route 29 and Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville. Proceeds benefit Life With Cancer. Last year the Turkey Trot donated $62,000 to Life With Cancer. The event has raised over $580,000 for Life with Cancer. Last year over 4,200 runners and over 600 walkers participated in the event. The 5K registration is limited to the first 4,000 entries. The 2K Walk has unlimited entries. Easy registration (with no additional fees) is available online at www.virginiarun.com/turkeytrot. 5K Entry fee is $25 for pre-registration (increases to $27 after Nov. 19, 2010) and to walk the entry fee is $15 (increases to $17 after Nov. 19, 2010). The fee includes a T-shirt (no T-shirt delivery, must be pick up shirt), post race snacks and raffle participation. Prizes are awarded in an overall male and female category as well as in the Virginia Run residents’ category (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. 26

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. With Gina DeSimone and the Moaners. Beginner swing dance lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 27

<cal2>Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party. 1:30 to 3 p.m. For ages 3 and above. Sponsored by the Mia Saunders School of Ballet. Tickets are $10. All checks payable to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. Reservations required. All Proceeds to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Families in Need Program. Bring a camera to have your picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy. At Little Rocky Run Rec Center #2, 6201 Sandstone Way, Clifton. Contact Jo Ellen Staub at 703-988-0567 or joellenathome@cox.net.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Wine Class: Champagne and Sparkling. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This tasting and seminar is perfect for those looking to discover a sparkling wine that best suits their budget and palate. Eight sparkling wines will be tasted, including a Cremant de Bourgogne, Cava, California sparkling and four stunning selections from Champagne. Class includes wine selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the wine presented in class. $25 per class. At Chantilly’s Total Wine & More, Greenbrier Town Center, 13055-C Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. Call 703-817-1177.

<cal1>Dec. 10-12

<cal2>Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Some 250 jury-selected artists specializing in ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture and home dÈcor, fine art and photography will show their wares. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 10-12; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7/online, $9/door, and free for children under 12. At Dulles Expo Center, at 4320 Chantilly Place Center in Chantilly. Visit www.facebook.com/sugarloafcrafts.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 11

<cal2>Day of Childhood Magic. 11 a.m. Dancers perform excerpts from their holiday shows. Aspiring Snow Queens will have an opportunity to make their own tiaras and to meet the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Offering face painting, a moon bounce, cookie decorating, and ornament making. Tickets are $8/child. For reservations, call 703-327-8402. At Joan Izzo Dance Studio, 14231 Willard Road in Chantilly.

Ceili Dances. 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $12/members; $6/youngsters; $25/family. Featuring the Bog Wanderers Ceili Band and Friends. Ceili and Set Dances are called by Marilyn Moore. Teaching session from 7 to 7:30 p.m. At Frying Pan Park Visitors Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/

<cal1>Dec. 11-12

<cal2>”The Nutcracker.” Performed by Mia Saunders Ballet. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Cost is $12/adults; $10/students, children and seniors (age 62-plus). All proceeds will benefit the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ Families in Need program as well as CVHS Drama Booster scholarships. To be held at Centreville High School Theater, Union Mill Road, Clifton. For tickets, contact: Karen at 703-631-8238 or Toni at Toni113@cox.net. Donations of food and toiletries will be collected at the door for WFCM. See www.wfcmva.org/needs.php for a list of needed items.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Hollywood Broadcast. 6:30 p.m. Holiday season kickoff with the arrival of Santa and a live broadcast from Hollywood featuring a preview of the film, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” A few scenes will be streamed live from Beverly Center in Los Angeles. At Fair Oaks Mall.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 14

<cal2>Centreville Stitchers. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needlework crafts and conversation? Join the fun at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. All levels (adults) welcome. Call Jo at 703-803-0595 or email joknitter@verizon.net.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 23

<cal2>Centreville Stitchers. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needlework crafts and conversation? Join the fun at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. All levels (adults) welcome. Call Jo at 703-803-0595 or email joknitter@verizon.net.