To have community events listed in Centre View, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Country Dance Night. 8 p.m. Cost is $15. Choice of Two-Step or Line Dance Lesson taught by professional teachers. Attire is cowboy or cowgirl. Proceeds will benefit the Clifton Dance Academy. At Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Visit www.CliftonDanceAcademy.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-D Art Work. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cox Communications hosts interactive event at Fair Oaks Mall featuring 3-D Work by world-renowned artist, Kurt Wenner. Visitors can also enjoy free face-painting, win prizes and learn about Cox Communications products and services. Artwork will be on display until May 13. At Fair Oaks Mall Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax.
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.
Strawberry & Literary Festival. 7 p.m. Hosted by the Centreville Garden Club Meeting. Members share favorite books and magazines that have a garden-related focus. Strawberry celebration & desserts. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Meetings generally 3rd Monday each month. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or email@example.com. Visitors welcome. Call 703-830-2942.
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.
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.
April 17 to 19
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrival and Welcome. On Tuesday, April 17, the space shuttle Discovery is expected to fly low over Dulles Airport around 10 a.m. and land. On Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. is the ceremony to receive the shuttle at the Museum. To be held at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Parkway, Chantilly. The ceremony is open to the public, free of charge. There will be standing space for thousands of people. There is a $15 parking fee. Visit http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy.
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.
Gospell Concert. 6 p.m. Feturing All4Hym Bluegrass Gospel Band from Front Royal. At Oakton Baptist Church, 14001 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. The church is located on Route 50, 1/5 mile east of the Route 28 overpass on the corner of Route 50 and Sullyfield Circle. Call 703 631-1799.
Clifton Turns 110. At 2 p.m. Celebrate the Town of Clifton's birthday at the Gazebo in the Clifton Town Park. Cake, beverages and singing. There will also be a bench dedication in honor of Paul and Louise Longerbeam.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 25 to April 28
"Into the Woods." Presented by 30 students from the Chantilly High School Drama Department. Directed by Shannon Khatcheressian. As a special treat, there will be a Tiny Tots matinee performance on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. for our young audience members. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash/check at the door.
Show Dates: Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. - $10; Thursday, April 26th at 7 p.m. - $10; Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. - $10; Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. - $8. For tickets and show information, visit www.chantillyhsdrama.com.
Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Featuring the band, The Fabulettes. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.
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.
Chantilly Library Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Huge selection of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, including Russian, Chinese and Korean novels, plus audio/video recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library to fund special programs, renovation projects, activities and equipment for the library. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. For more information, call the library at 703-502-3883 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events.
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/
Audition Workshop. 6:30 p.m. Westfield Summer Stage celebrates 12 years of summer musicals with the classic Cole Porter musical comedy, "Anything Goes," which makes its way onto the Westfield High School stage for five performances, July 20-28. Prospective cast members should attend an audition workshop on April 30 at 6:30 p.m., when material for the vocal and dance auditions will be taught.
Auditions are May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Callbacks are May 6 from 12-2 p.m. Rehearsals begin June 20; most are on weekday evenings until the performances in late July. All activities are at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Annual Plant Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Perennials, annuals and herbs for sale by Centreville Garden Club. Proceeds help maintain planter boxes at Sully Government Center and Centreville Library. Held in front of Giant Food, 5615 Stone Rd., Sully Station, Centreville. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 703-830-2942.
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 email@example.com. by April 30.
May 5 and May 6
Train Displays. HO scale model trains and Lego model trains will be on display and running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Saturday, May 5 from noon - 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 1 - 4 p.m. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. For more info on shows, events, tours, community room rental as well as volunteer opportunities, visit www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225. Cost is $3 adults; $1 children.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clifton Caboose Twilight Run. 6 p.m. Register now at www.signmeup.com/80841
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 email@example.com. The event website also has registration information at www.chantillyday.com.
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.
Clifton Charity Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Clifton Community Woman's Club (CCWC) presents its
40th Annual Charity Homes Tour, Marketplace and Silent Auction Fundraiser in the surroundings of historic Clifton. Visitors will enjoy diverse homes situated around the area. Culminating the event will be the “Wine Down” from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring live music and the Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Paradise Spring Winery. Advance Tickets $25; Day of Tour Tickets $30; Single Home Admission $10. Lunch will be available at Clifton eateries. The Paradise Springs Winery will also be offering box lunches with a prior RSVP by calling 703-830-9463. For location of ticket sales, visit www.cliftoncwc.org. Or contact Chairperson JoAnne Gallo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Co-Chairperson Diane Smith (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
SuperDuper Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $7/door. Benefit concert for Charity Music Inc., a non-profit instrument donation company. 100% of proceeds go towards the organization. They use the donations to provide instruments to children who can’t afford them. Performances by local bands Send the City, All Access, and MADAM Myopia. Acoustic performances by Four Guys and a Piano, Andrew Rohlk, and more. Refreshments for sale. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on donating, performing, volunteering. Check out the page: Facebook.com/SuperDuperBenefit. The event is at Frying Pan Park's Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon.
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.