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Entertainment

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 21

<cal2>Author Priscilla Cummings. 7 p.m. Will attend the Rocky Run Middle Parent Teen Book Club. The club, which meets four times each year, offers students and their parents the opportunity to read a book together, then talk about what they’ve read. One of the year’s selections is Cummings’ book, Red Kayak. Approximately 200 parents and students are expected to attend. Contact Charlie Fontz at 703-802-7700 or crfontz@fcps.edu.

<cal1>Oct. 21-24

<cal2>Huge Used Book Sale. Over 25,000 used books, fiction and nonfiction, will be offered for sale at rock-bottom prices. A special Preview and Pre-Sale will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for Friends of the Centreville Library (and those who complete an application to become a Friend). The Used Book Sale will be open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Centreville Library. At Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223 2223 or visit Friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Rock and Roll Relics. Beginner swing 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>Oct. 22-23

<cal2>Haunted House and Wax Museum. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Westfield High School drama students. At 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

<cal1>Oct. 22-24

<cal2>Used Book Sale. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Huge selection of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books, plus audio/video recordings. Sponsored by Friends of the Chantilly Library. At Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-502-3883. Or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events/booksales.htm.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 23

<cal2>Virginia Run Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Treasure Maps will be given out on the corner of Pleasant Valley and Wetherburn Drive. Yard sales will be held at individual residences. Contact Helaine Newman 703-402-3134 or Paula Ferrara-Garcia 703-216-6730.

Air & Scare. 2 to 8 p.m. The Stephen F. Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum presents the annual Air & Scare. There will be over 30 activity stations with trick or treating, games, Stars Wars characters, face painting, cartoons, creepy crafts, telescopes, door prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged. A 35-minute puppet show by Beale Street Puppets is at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. At 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway in Chantilly. Visit www.nasm.si.edu/airandscare.

<cal1>Oct. 23-24

<cal2>Cox Farms. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Giant slides; unlimited hayrides; rope swings; farm animals and their babies; the Cornundrum Cornfield Adventure; Kiddie Zone for younger kids; straw tunnels; goat village; live entertainment; and a patch pumpkin to take home. The Fall Festival is now open thru Nov. 7, 2010. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 1-7. Admission is $15 on weekends and Columbus Day; $9 on weekdays. At the intersection of Pleasant Valley and Braddock Roads. Visit www.coxfarms.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 26

<cal2>Oktoberfest. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Face painting, games, moon bounce, music, hot dogs, popcorn and more. At Bull Run Elementary School.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 29

<cal2>Swing Dancing — Howling Halloween Hop. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. Halloween extravaganza with the band, King Teddy. Ghoulish decorations, creepy tricks and prizes for best costumes. Beginner swing lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Clifton Haunted Trail. 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. A Halloween tradition in the Town of Clifton’s Eight-Acre Park. Visit www.cliftonhauntedtrail.org. To volunteer, email jpowell32@cox.net.

Halloween Night of Frights. Free. This event includes a Haunted House, graveyard light show, candy tables, and music. The event is put on by kids in high school and adults in the other 11 surrounding homes. Located at 14708 Rabbit Run Court, Centreville.

Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children under age 12 who wear a costume will receive a free Chick-fil-A Kids’ Meal. Moonbounce, workshop sponsored by Home Depot, a Sir Brixalot Lego play area, a performance by The Alliance Theatre and live music. At Chick-fil-A at Chantilly Place, 4412 Chantilly Place, Chantilly. Call 703-994-0420.

Homestretch 20th Anniversary Masquerade Gala. 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $195 per person or $1,850 per table of 10. The event will mark the 20th anniversary of Homestretch, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering homeless families from across the region return to stable housing and attain self-sufficiency. At the Washington Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Visit http://www.homestretchgala.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 31

<cal2>Mother/Daughter Event. 1 p.m. "Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms." Presented by Meredith and Sofie Jacobs. At Geesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Books available for purchase at the event (RSVP to reserve a copy – limited availability). RSVP to Gesher PTO, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030, ATTN: Jacobs event. Call 703-978-9789.

Halloween Night of Frights. Free. This event includes a Haunted House, graveyard light show, candy tables, and music. The event is put on by kids in high school and adults in the other 11 surrounding homes. Located at 14708 Rabbit Run Court, Centreville.

<cal1>Nov. 3-6

<cal2>"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Chantilly High School drama department presents the play. At Chantilly High School, Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 5

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

<cal1>Nov. 5-13

<cal2>"It's A Wonderful Life (The Musical)." Evening performances: Nov. 5, 6, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; late-afternoon shows: Nov. 7 and 13 at 5 p.m.; At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Road in Clifton. Tickets are $15; reserve them by calling 703-646-5906 or 703-323-5389.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 6

<cal2>Book and Author Luncheon. 11 a.m. Tickets $38. The lineup of authors and their books, includes Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand; Deanna Raybourn, The Dead Travel Fast; Carrie Brown, The Rope Walk; Edward Dolnick, The Forger’s Spell; and Kristin Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins. Hosted by the American Association of University Women Fairfax City Branch. Reservations must be made by Nov. 3. Checks payable to AAUW Fairfax City Branch may be mailed to Suzanne Mahoney at 8313 Chapel Lake Ct., Annandale, VA 22003; Visa and MasterCard also acceptable; email: suzanne070946@mac.com or 703-978-3258. At the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Rd., Fairfax.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 9

<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>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>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>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>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>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>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>Dec. 10-12

<cal2>Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Some 250 jury-selected artists specializing in ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, furniture and home décor, 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>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>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.