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Center View Calendar Events 8/1/12

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Tuesday Nights

World-Class Jazz. 6-9 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.

Wednesday Nights

Men’s Chorus. 7:30-10 p.m. Sing "Acappella" with the Fairfax Jubil-Aires men’s barbershop chorus. Members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church (West), 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Clifton. Visit www.fairfaxjubilaires.org or contact Aaron Watts at 703-793-7166 or adwatts78@yahoo.com.

Mondays & Wednesdays

Zumba. 7-8 p.m. Latin-based dance fitness classes — no gym membership required. Visit www.gozumbafun.com.

Through Aug. 31

Summer Camp. For ages 3 to rising 9th graders. Teen Camp for rising 10th graders to rising 12th graders. At Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville.

Thursday/Aug. 2

Hands-on History. 1:30-3:30 p.m. A new program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, provides an opportunity to experience how children lived in the 1800s. A costumed interpreter will lead the program, adding to the authenticity of the experience. Participants will practice penmanship, wash clothes, churn butter, and make ice cream. This program is suitable for children ages 4-9. $10 per child per session. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/calendar.htm. Call 703-631-0013, or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl.

Friday/Aug. 3

Musical. 7:30 p.m. The Alliance Theatre presents its 8th summer musical — Legally Blonde. Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org/.

Ghosts. 10-11 p.m. Ghost Trackers, a new program offered by the Fairfax County Park Authority at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s Cabells Mill in Chantilly, explores the area’s local history and folklore. Participants age 16 and older will hear chilling tales as they make a rubbing of the enigmatic gravestone and visit the 200-year-old miller’s house in the dark of night. 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. $15 per person. Materials for rubbings will be provided. Registration is available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/calendar.htm. Call 703-631-0013.

Saturday/Aug. 4

“The Muppets.” 6 p.m. At the Starlight Cinema Drive-in Movies at Trinity Centre in Centreville.

Musical. 7:30 p.m. The Alliance Theatre presents its 8th summer musical — Legally Blonde. Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org/.

Sunday/Aug. 5

Musical. 2 p.m. The Alliance Theatre presents its 8th summer musical — Legally Blonde. Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org/.

Saturday/Aug. 4 through Sunday/Aug. 5

Expo. Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, will present a Women and Children’s Expo for professional women in the Grand Court of the center. The Fair Oaks Women and Children’s Expo will feature such showcased services as continuing education, women's health care and career opportunities for women, along with enrichment programs for children including private schools, private preschools, martial arts, gymnastics, and arts and performance schools. Free and open to the public. Visit www.ShopFair.Oaks.Mall.com or call 703-359-8302.

Thursday/Aug. 16

Hands-on History. 1:30-3:30 p.m. A new program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road in, provides an opportunity to experience how children lived in the 1800s. A costumed interpreter will lead the program, adding to the authenticity of the experience. Participants will practice penmanship, wash clothes, churn butter, and make ice cream. This program is suitable for children ages 4-9. $10 per child per session. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/calendar.htm. Call 703-631-0013, or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl.

Friday/Aug. 24 to Sunday/Aug. 26

Conference. Rebuilding Christendom: Towards a Vision of Reconstruction Amidst the Ruins. The Conference will include presentations by 10 speakers, a Friday reception, Continental breakfast on Saturday, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, full breakfast on Sunday, Mass on Saturday and Sunday. Early Bird registration of $150. At the Dulles Marriott Hotel. Visit www.rebuildingchristendom.com to register.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Civil War Reenactment. Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Medical Evacuation of wounded soldiers will be held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. This Commemoration will honor Clara Barton, "Angel of the Battle Field" and Founder of the Red Cross. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside activities are free. Museum fee is $5 adults; $1 children 5-10. Under 5 are free. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org.

Sunday/Aug. 26

Open House. Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Centreville is holding their 16th Annual Open House and Dog Wash from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dog wash for donation, silent auction, freebies, children's games, pet contests and more. Open to the public, proceeds will be donated to local animal rescues. 5659 Stone Road, Centreville. Call 703-830-5700.

Civil War Reenactment. Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Medical Evacuation of wounded soldiers will be held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. This Commemoration will honor Clara Barton, "Angel of the Battle Field" and Founder of the Red Cross. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside activities are free. Museum fee is $5 adults; $1 children 5-10. Under 5 are free. Call 703-425-9225 or visit http://www.fairfax-station.org.

Monday/Aug. 27

Greenbriar Garden Club. 7:30 p.m. Multimedia presentation by Master Gardener Jo Ann Benson of four of the most important flower and horticultural locations and events, including Flora Holland—the largest flower and plant auction in the world; the Chelsea Flower Show in London; Floriade, occurring every 10 years; and Monet's gardens at

Giverney in France. Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Fairfax.