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Centre View Bulletin Board 8/1/12

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Friday/Aug. 17

Shabbat BBQ. 6 p.m. Come and enjoy a relaxed evening with a special Shabbat barbeque at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. The evening includes hamburgers, hot dogs, games and sports followed by services held outdoors at 7:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome as our guests at no fee. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.bethemeth.org/summerbbq.htm.

Monday/Aug. 27

Virginia Tire & Auto, the Fairfax-based full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services, is partnering with Inova Blood Donor Services as it hosts a blood drive from noon-6 pm at the Ashburn/Dulles (44285 Ice Rink Plaza) and Centreville (14611 Lee Highway) facilities. Customers who donate blood will receive a voucher for a free oil change at any of its 11 locations (or $30 off any service). Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will are welcome at the two Virginia Tire & Auto facilities. To schedule an appointment visit inova.org/donateblood, click donate blood 2x, and enter sponsor code 8000 for Ashburn/ Dulles or enter sponsor code 7929 for Centreville or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES.

Sunday/ Sept. 16

Troop 1983 Eagle Scout Project, Senthil Kannan. Noon- 4 p.m. Bikes for the World Used Bike Collection. Donate your used bike (and bike parts) to make a difference in someone’s life. A $10 donation along with a donated bike (both are tax-deductible) covers shipping and handling, and the donation will help reduce landfill waste. REI Fairfax in Fairfax Corner, 11950 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax. Contact Senthil at senthil.kannan.61109@gmail.com. Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org.

Ongoing

Congregation Yad Shalom, located in Centreville, Virginia, provides a variety of activities in a traditional format with a modern flair. We welcome interfaith couples who wish to participate, and openly invite inquiries about a range of programs offered for the entire family. Contact the Congregation at 703-579-6079, or visit www.yadshalom.com.

The Chantilly Academy Auto Technology and Auto Collision Repair classes are looking for used cars as donations to the program. Contact Ann Booker at 703-227-3041 or Kenny Brown at 703-222-7466.

Northern Virginia Neighbors Club. A non-profit organization offering an opportunity to meet new friends. Wide range of activities such as book clubs, card games, crafts, fitness, gardening, mah jong, needleworks, rummoli, theater and more. Meet the members at one of the monthly luncheons, coffees or mixers. Contact the club at nvn156@yahoo.com.

Community Choir. Have you been looking for a way to show off your voice in your own community in the new year? A community choir is coming to Clifton and needs people of all ages to join. This choir will be all about making music fun again. The music selection will range from folk to modern to pop, and all styles in between. Email Helen Santoro at helentsantoro@gmail.com.

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum at 13938 Braddock Road in Centreville is now open, Saturdays and Mondays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Docents and additional volunteers are needed, plus people willing to donate or loan artifacts; call Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Virginia Connections groups are free, bi-weekly recovery support groups for adults living with mental illness. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m. Chantilly Library (conference room), 4000 Stringfellow Road. Contact: Janette at 703-631-2410 or NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com

Senior Fall Prevention Classes are held in a heated indoor pool and are designed to work on balance and core muscles in order to prevent injuries and falls. Classes are held Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Mondays and/or Fridays from 2-3 p.m. at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Registration required. Call 703-667-9800 to register, space is limited. Cost is $10 per class.

Fair Oaks Parkinson Support Group for people living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family, meets on the 4th Saturday, from 10 am-noon at Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-378-7221. www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.

Parkinson Aquatic Exercise Classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Woodlands, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. People living with Parkinson’s $10, caregivers $5. Registration required. Sonia Gow 703-378-7221.

Colonial Dames. Are you a lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original 13 Colonies? If so, the John Witt chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century is looking for you. As a Dame you will help educate your community about the importance of the Colonial Period in American history, participate in patriotic activities, learn about heraldry and its role in our ancestors' lives and research your family history. To learn more, contact johnwittchapter@aol.com.

DAR. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of one’s Patriot ancestor. Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Admission to membership is by invitation through a Chapter. Interested in learning more? Contact the Lane's Mill Chapter at lanesmillchapter@hotmail.com

New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Northern Virginia is looking for women who are new to the area, looking to reconnect, or just interested in meeting new people for fun and friendship. Visit www.newneighborsvirginia.com or email Newneighborsleagueclub@yahoo.com.

Visit the TASC Toastmasters Club and learn how membership can help one succeed. Improve communication skills. Be more effective in meetings. Get a point across more concisely. Meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Northrop Grumman Building, Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact Adim Okwudishu at 410-227-0177 or email adimkris@gmail.com. Visit www.tasctoastmasters.org.

Senior Fall Prevention Classes are held in a heated indoor pool and are designed to work on balance and core muscles in order to prevent injuries and falls. Classes are held Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm; Mondays and/or Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Registration required. Please call 703-667-9800 to register as space is limited. Cost is $10.00 per class. *New! Instructor now certified in Back and Hip Rehab.

Donate used bikes to make a difference in someone’s life. Bikes For The World works with partner charities in developing countries who train and hire local people to recondition bikes and distribute them to individuals in need of affordable transportation. A $10 donation along with your donated bike covers shipping and handling, and your donation will reduce landfill waste. Contact Senthil at senthil.kannan.61109@gmail.com For general information visit http://www.bikesfortheworld.org.