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Entertainment

To have community events listed in Centre View, e-mail to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412.

<cal1>Tuesdays and Thursdays

<cal2>Centreville Stitchers welcome adults who enjoy knitting, crocheting, or other needlework crafts and conversation. Meets at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Admission is free. If you have any questions, contact Jo at 703-803-0595 or email joknitter@verizon.net.

Thursday, Feb. 10 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 24 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 10 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

<cal1>Mondays and Wednesdays

<cal2>ZUMBA Classes. 7 to 8 p.m. Latin based dance fitness class. The first class is free; afterward it’s $7-$9 per class. At Cornerstone Montessori School, 4455 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite 201, Chantilly. Visit www.gozumbafun.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 17

<cal2>PTSA Parent Program. 7 p.m. Westfield High’s program geared toward social media entitled, "Help! My teen is textually active. What families need to know about Facebook, Twitter and blogging." Presented by Devra Gordon, MSW, Westfield High School social worker in the Westfield High School Lecture Hall. Contact Jennifer Campbell with questions at ptsa_president@westfieldhs.org.

Centreville Day Planning Meeting.7:30 p.m. Meets at Centreville Regional Library to help plan Centreville Day 2011. Looking for people with imagination, energy, and organizational skills who would like to learn more about and support their community. Committees include entertainment, logistics, history, vendors, and more. Contact Cheryl Repetti at cbrepetti@verizon.net or 703 830-5407.

<cal1>Feb. 18 to 26

<cal2>"A Streetcar Named Desire." Feb. 18-19 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 25-26 at 8 p.m. At The Waddell Theatre, NOVA Loudoun campus in Sterling. Presented by Taking Flight Theatre Productions. Scott Pafumi of Westfield High’s Drama Department will be playing the role of Mitch. Visit http://tftheatre.org/

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20. With London’s Jive Aces with special guest Toni Prima. 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>Saturday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Slave Life Tour. 1 to 3 p.m. Visit Sully Historic Site’s original outbuildings and representative slave cabin. The cost is $6/adult, $5/student, $4/senior and child. Includes a tour of the main house with a combination ticket for an additional $2. Call 703-437-1794. Sully Historic Site is located on Route 28 in Chantilly.

Bluegrass Gospel Concert. 6 p.m. With Bob Stone and The Virginia Gospel Singers from Fredericksburg. A freewill offering will be received. At Oakton Baptist Church, 14001 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. The church is located on Route 50, l/5 mile east of the Route 28 overpass on the corner of Route 50 and Sullyfield Circle. Call 703 631-1799.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 21

<cal2>Make Herbal Vinegars. 7 p.m. Centreville Garden Club presents a program for garden enthusiasts to make their own custom herbal vinegars. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Visit centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com.

<cal2>Traveloque on Greece and Turkey. 7 p.m. Free. Lois Price, retired Fairfax County teacher and long-time member and former President of the GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club (GFWC-WFCWC), will present a travelogue on her tours of Greece and Turkey at the WFCWC meeting. At the meeting room of the Total Wine store in the Greenbriar Plaza Shopping Center,13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. A tasting of selected South African wines will follow the presentation. Call Jackie at 703-378-8551 or e-mail westernfairfaxcountywc@gmail.com.

<cal1>Feb. 24-27

<cal2>"Les Miserables." Centreville Presbyterian Church’s community theater group will present the musical, "Les Miserables," Thursday-Friday, Feb. 24-25, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m., at the church. The 56 cast members range in age from 12-18 and represent 20 high schools and six middle schools. Tickets are $10 at the church office or via www.centrevillepres.com. Call 703-830-0098.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20. With music by The Cutaways. Beginner swing lesson 8:30 to 9 p.m.; followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

<cal1>Feb. 25-27

<cal2>Capital Home & Garden Show. More than 750 exhibits. Get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet the professionals to make remodeling, renovation or decorating projects a breeze. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults online; $13/door. At the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Visit www.capitalhomeshow.com.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 28

<cal2>"The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project." 7 p.m. Film and discussion. This film examines the converging crises of oil depletion, climate change, and overstressed ecosystems to explore how we might transition to a post-carbon livable future. The program, sponsored by Transition Centreville/Clifton, will include discussion of the film. Transition Centreville/Clifton is a local initiative to help our communities become more resilient and self-reliant in the face of the climate, energy, and economic shocks of the 21st century. At Centreville Regional Library. Visit www.transitioncentreville-clifton.org or call Jackson Harper at 571-208-9245.

<cal1>Friday/March 4

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the Gas House Gorillas from New York City. 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, Herndon.

<cal1>March 5 to 13

<cal2>"Annie Jr." Tickets are $10. Presented by the Alliance Theatre. Show dates are March 5-6 and March 11-13 at Mountain View School, 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville. For information on group discounts including special Girl Scout programs, show times and ticket purchase, call 703-220-8101 or visit www.thealliancetheatre.org.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Spring Carnival. Noon to 4 p.m. At Colin Powell Elementary School, 13340 Leland Road, Centreville.

<cal1>March 11-13

<cal2>Woodworking & D.I.Y. Show. Tickets are $10/adults. Woodworking celebrities share tips and trade secrets; hobbyists test drive the latest tools; and masters share the artistry of woodworking during hands-on demonstrations. Friday noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Dulles Expo Center, North Hall, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Visit www.TheWoodworkingShows.com.

<cal1>Thursday/March 17

<cal2>Saturday Night in the Suburbs. 7 p.m. An evening of dialogue with a panel of senior students to discuss drugs, alcohol, parties, driving, sexting, Facebook, and communication between teens and parents. To be held in the Westfield High Lecture Hall. Contact Jennifer Campbell at ptsa_president@westfieldhs.org, or Jennifer Lewis-Cooper at jalcooper@aol.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 19

<cal2>Wild West Carnival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Poplar Tree Elementary School will host its annual carnival. Enjoy moon bounces, an 85-foot inflatable obstacle course, penny pitch, ring toss, goldfish pong, 50-50 raffle, cake walks, silent auction. At 13440 Melville Lane, off Stringfellow Road in Chantilly.

Consignment Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Fairfax County Mothers of Multiples. Items for babies and toddlers, elementary, middle and high schoolers, maternity clothes and more. Indoor sale held rain or shine. At Chantilly High School cafeteria (use Entrance 11), 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Check out the FCMOM web site at www.fcmom.org or e-mail clothingsale@fcmom.org.

<cal1>Monday/March 21

<cal2>Hawk Talk. 7 p.m. Centreville Garden Club presents John Shafer, assistant manager, E.C. Lawrence Park, who will discuss Birds and Raptors. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Visit www.centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com. Call 703-815-1722.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 29

<cal2>Ukulele Workshop. 7 to 9 p.m. Learn ukulele or improve your skills with this workshop. With Grammy award winner Marcy Marxer. Cost is $25/advance; $30/door. At Nova Music Center, 7144 Main Street, Clifton. Visit www.NOVAMusicCenter.com

<cal1>April 15-17

<cal2>Spring Arts Festival. Events will kick off Friday evening with Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn performing "Cotton Patch Gospel" as Dinner Theatre. Saturday will include a marketplace of crafts from area artists, a juried art show, outdoor concert stage, Battle of the Bands, a Writer’s Workshop, food court and a variety of family activities for all ages. Applications are available online at www.trurochurch.org/springartsfestival, or by contacting Kirsten Boyd kboyd@trurochurch.org 703-273-1300 ext. 220. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Juried Art Show and the Concert Stage/Battle of the Bands.

<cal1>April 18

<cal2>Attract and Keep Bees Near Your Garden. 7 p.m. Centreville Garden Club presents Karen Waltman, head beekeeper at E.C. Lawrence Park. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Visit centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or call 703-815-1722.