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Centre View Calendar -- April 4

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

Tuesdays in April

Family Nights at Chick-fil-A. Free. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At Chick-fil-A at Chantilly Place.

  • Tuesday, April 3 - Puppet Show and Spring Crafts

  • Tuesday, April 10 - Fruitfully Fun Night with Emmie the Clown

  • Tuesday, April 17 - Family Fitness Night with nZone and Balloon Art with Marsha G

  • Tuesday, April 25 - Family Music Night with Mr. D; customers will also receive a free Kid’s Grilled Nugget Meal (4-count) with the purchase of an adult meal.

Participants Needed for First Chantilly Day

The First Annual Chantilly Day is set for Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce — part of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce — it’s a family festival to benefit the greater Chantilly area.

A parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on Metrotech Drive will feature the Chantilly and Westfield high school marching bands. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Babies R' Us parking lot.

Visit www.chantillyday.com to learn about ways to get involved. More participants are needed for the Business Fair, Taste of Chantilly, parade, sponsorships and other elements of this event. Chantilly Day is also on Facebook.

Tuesday Nights

World-Class Jazz. 6 to 9 p.m. Paul Langosch on bass and Rick Whitehead on guitar. At the Copper Canyon, 5815 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Call 703-830-6600 for reservations.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Centreville Stitchers welcome adults who enjoy knitting, crocheting, or other needlework crafts and conversation. Join us at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Admission is free. Contact Jo at 703-803-0595 or email joknitter@verizon.net.

  • Thursday, April 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes in Chantilly

Latin-based dance fitness classes — no gym membership required. Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 8 p.m. Go to WWW.GOZUMBAFUN.COM.

Friday/April 6

Good Friday Service. 7:30 p.m. The Alliance Church Centre is a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination with several of their churches participating. All are welcome to attend. At the Alliance Church Centre, 12113 Vale Road, Oakton. Call 703-264-1273.

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s. Drop-in 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, Herndon.

Monday/April 9

Kindergarten Registration. Brookfield Elementary School will begin kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year. At 4200 Lees Corner Road in Chantilly. Call 703-814-8700.

Friday/April 13

An Evening with Kathryn Erskine. 7:30 p.m. Meet National Book Award winner, Kathryn Erskine, author of Quaking, Mockingbird and The Absolute Value of Mike. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library. Books available for sale and signing. Age 10 to adult.

At the Chantilly Regional Library, Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, JP McDermott and Western Bop. Drop-in 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, Herndon.

Saturday/April 14

Spring Upscale Resale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps will host a gigantic sale of personal treasuries and sundries donated from their members and several estates. At the Salvation Army Fairfax Corps, 4915 Ox Road in Fairfax. Call 703-893-1113 or 703-356-4058.

School Clean-Up. 9 a.m. to noon. Help serve your community at the annual Colin Powell Elementary Community Clean-Up. Staff, students, parents, and community members are invited to help clean up the school and its surrounding community. It is suggested that participants wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, and bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided by the school, along with water and snacks. Contact CMAbt@fcps.edu.

Westfield High School Mulch Sale. Cost is $2 per bag. To place an order, go to http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org/mulch-order-form.html and place your order online. Delivery is scheduled for April 14. Proceeds will go toward the All-Night Grad Party. For questions, contact bulldogmulch@westfieldhs.org.

Sunday/April 15

N Gauge Train Display. 1 to 4 p.m. The Northern Virginia NTRACK members will have a display and N Gauge trains running. Cost is $3/adults; $1/children. At the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Visit www.fairfax-station.org phone 703-425-9225.

Monday/April 16

Republican Women of Clifton. 7:30 p.m. Guest Chet Nagle, author of the book Iran Covenant. Talk will focus on the military options the U.S. and Israel face regarding Iran's nuclear weapons program. Meeting at Centreville High School Media Center, Union Mill Road, Clifton.

Tuesday/April 17

DASH at Famous Dave's. 5 to 9 p.m. Dating Abuse Stops Here invites you to a fundraiser commemorating the 3rd Angelversary of Siobhan Russell in whose memory the organization was founded. At Famous Dave's, 14452 Chantilly Crossing Lane, Chantilly. Visit www.datingabusestopshere.com.

Friday/April 20

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer Carl Sonny Leyland. 8:30-9 p.m. drop-in beginner swing lesson; 9 p.m.-12 midnight dance. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

Saturday, April 21

Fire and Rescue Family Fest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. The event will feature an appearance by the children’s music group, Silly Bus, a 2009 Mom’s Choice Award winner. For a $10 donation, attendees will receive a raffle ticket and a Mini-Moo and a Pev's Paintball Pass. A fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. At Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville.

Roots & Shoots Earth Day Event. 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will interact with nature and learn about the environment and endangered species. Activities include planting, weeding, mulching, trash clean-up, and crafts for kids. Participants must be at least five years old (ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) and should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat garden gloves, and insect repellent. At Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Debbie Lodato, volunteer manager at 703-817-9423, or deborah.lodato@fairfaxcounty.gov.


Global Youth Service Day. More than a dozen nonprofits are offering volunteer projects throughout Fairfax County. To view a project near you and reserve a spot, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org. For questions, contact Elaine Lydick at 703-246-3533 or elydick@volunteerfairfax.org.

Sunday/April 22

Going Green in Your Rose Garden. 2 p.m. Free. Arlington Rose Foundation presents speaker, LeeAnn Seeley, a self-described “Earth Angel”. Learn about organic and low risk pesticides. Door prizes. Upstairs at Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location. Contact 703-371-9351.

Fair Lakes Community Clean-Up. The Ed Lang Team of Re/Max Premier will provide all the clean-up supplies that are needed on the day of the clean-up. Volunteers will receive a VDOT orange trash bag, a pair of latex gloves, and a designated location to clean! At the end of the clean-up, every volunteer will get to enjoy free pizza provided by Tony’s New York Pizza in Fair Lakes Shopping Center. Drop by the Re/Max Office at 13135 Lee Jackson Hwy #115, Fairfax, and pick up your free Earth Day clean-up supply kit. Free kits will be available throughout the month of April, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For details or to sign up as a volunteer, visit: www.GoFairLakesEarthDay.com

2012 Holocaust Commemoration. 2 to 5:30 p.m. Includes survivor-teen dialogues (2-4pm), name readings (2-4pm), art exhibits, presentation of the Youth Tolerance Project award and a commemoration in song, readings & remembrances (4-5:30pm). At the Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax.

Monday/April 23

Kindergarten Orientation. Cub Run Elementary will conduct a kindergarten orientation/registration. Parents will receive an overview of the curriculum and meet the teachers. Last names beginning with A-L are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and M-Z are from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Kindergarten students will visit the classrooms while parents are registering. Parents need to bring with them an original birth certificate, proof of residency (lease or deed) and physical/immunization records. Call 703-633-7500 for registration forms.

Tuesday/April 24

Tea and Shakespeare. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Celebrate Shakespeare Day with a traditional English Tea of sweets and savories. Hear how tea has impacted history since William Shakespeare’s day. Listen to dramatic readings of the Bard’s work and try your hand at composing your own sonnet. At Sully Historic Site. Call 703-437-1794.

Wednesday/April 25

Understanding Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Part D. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Part of the 2012 Seminars for Family Caregivers series. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

April 27 and 28

Spring Arts Festival. In conjunction with the City of Fairfax’s Spotlight on the Arts, Truro Church of Fairfax will be hosting its Third Annual Spring Arts Festival. The community is invited to submit work for the Juried Arts Show. Winners will be awarded prize money in separate age categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult. Free, family friendly and professional classes in the arts will be offered on Saturday, April 27. Classes include a variety of visual and performing arts including sculpture, painting, musical theatre, theatre improv, singing, poetry, and art lectures. Visit www.trurochurch.org/springartsfestival.

Saturday/April 28

Shredding Event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free technology recycling and paper shredding event. Will be accepting drop-offs of computer and technology equipment and paper to be securely shredded. At 4506 Daly Drive, Chantilly. Visit www.solutionworx.com/recycle

April 28 to 29

Fairfax Fine Art Festival. Free. Over 10,000 pieces of original art will be for sale, including the works of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, digital artists, glass, fiber and ceramic artists along with creations in mixed-media, metal, and wood. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Fairfax Corner. Visit www.paragonartevents.com/fairfax/

Saturday/May 5

Book Talk. 1 to 3 p.m. Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presents a Book Talk and Signing with Victoria Christopher Murray on her newly released novel “Sinners and Saints”. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. R.S.V.P. to artsandletters@fcacdst.org. by April 30.

Saturday/May 12

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With pianist Adam Golka. Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, Debussy’s La Mer, Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Free pre-concert discussion for ticketholders at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. info@fairfaxsymphony.org.

Chantilly Day Festival. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring a parade, a "Taste of Chantilly" food and drink expo, a children's carnival, performance stage, classic car show, business fair, awards ceremony, sunset concert and more. This free event will support a number of organizations, including Chantilly High School and Westfield High School, that will be gearing up for a Battle of the Bands. The event expects to draw 20,000 attendees and over 100 community businesses participants. At the Sully Place Shopping Center in Chantilly.

The festival parade will begin at 9:30am and is open to all community groups who wish to participate. The main festival activities will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (followed by a sunset concert), taking place in the parking lots near Babies R Us, K-Mart and Lotte. The detailed schedule of events for Chantilly Day is as follows:

• Parade (9:30 a.m.)

• Business Fair (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

• Taste of Chantilly (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

• Car Show (11 a.m.-3 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m.)

• Children’s Carnival (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

• Main Stage entertainment (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

• Other Performances (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

• Sunset Concert (4-6 p.m.)

• Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce Awards (12 noon)

Any individuals interested in entering the car show, marching in the parade, providing a silent auction item or asking any questions should contact the event organizers at info@chantillyday.com. The event website also has registration information at www.chantillyday.com.

Wednesday/May 16

Rheumatoid Arthritis Answers. 7 to 8:30 p.m. At the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The seminar is part of its free Spring 2012 Seminars for Family Caregivers series. Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Saturday/May 19

May Week Program. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter (FCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its Annual May Week Program. At Fairfax Country Club, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Brigadier General Gwen Bingham will be the guest speaker. Donation: $40. R.S.V.P. to mayweek@fcacdst.org or visit www.fcacdst.org.

Puma Pounce 5K and Fun Run. Colin Powell Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a Puma Pounce 5K and Fun Run. Race starts at 8;30 a.m. in front of the school. Pre-registration is $20 before April 6; $25/after. Entry forms can be found at www.cpespta.org. Pre-registered runners receive a goodie bag and T-shirt. Email Michelle at pumapounce5k@yahoo.com.

Tuesday/May 22

Tea and Fans. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Sip tea and examine hand-held fans similar to those used by men and women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Decorate your own fan to take home. At Sully Historic Site. Call 703-437-1794.

Friday/June 1

SuperDuper Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $7/door. At Frying Pan Park's Visitor Center. A fundraiser for Charity Music Inc. from Michigan that gives instruments to children in need. Performers include Send the City, All Access, Andrew Rohlk, Madam Myopia, and many more.

Wednesday/June 6

Competititon Team Auditions. 6 p.m. Dancers should have a strong background in ballet and jazz in order to audition for the following year's team. Dancers should arrive in appropriate ballet attire (black leotard, pink tights, with hair in a bun) and bring all styles of current dance shoes (jazz, ballet, and tap). Interested audition participants must call the Chantilly Studio at (703) 378-1800 to reserve a space. At Creative Dance Center's Chantilly Studio, 14155 Sullyfield Circle, Suite E, Chantilly.