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World-Class Jazz. 6-9 p.m. Paul Langosch on bass and Rick Whitehead on guitar. At the Copper Canyon, 5815 Trinity Pkwy. Call 703-830-6600 for reservations.
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 Dr. Visit www.fairfaxjubilaires.org or contact Aaron Watts at 703-793-7166 or email@example.com.
Needle Craft. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Centreville Stitchers welcome adults who enjoy knitting, crocheting, or other needlework crafts, and conversation. At the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. Contact Jo at 703-803-0595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Rd. 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.
Concert with "Heritage Brothers" from West Virginia. 6:30 pm. 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.
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 Rd. 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.-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.
Best Buddies Fundraiser. Noon-6 p.m. The 2012 Best Buddies Challenge Little Rascals Team members present their All afternoon Music Jam FUNdraiser at Sully's Restaurant, 14513 Route 50 in Chantilly. Cost is $20 at door, or $15 online: http://bestbuddies.ticketbud.com/sullys. Call 202-350-9658 or email email@example.com.
“Winning with Roses.” John Smith and Marti Youmans, award winning National Rose Exhibitors will demonstrate rose preparation, grooming techniques and arrangement creations. Bring greenery and any roses you may have, cut long stems. ARF will supply vases and additional roses so you can practice. 2-4 p.m. Upstairs at Merrifield Garden Center-Fair Oaks. Free. 703-371-9351.
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.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Cole Bros. Circus will be in Centreville at Special Events Field in Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr. Tickets start at $16. Visit www.GoToTheCircus.com.
Battle of Ox Hill 150th Anniversary Commemoration. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ox Hill Battlefield Park, 4134 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include costumed Civil War reenactor soldiers, officers, and civilians, artillery and infantry demonstrations, and a souvenir craft for the kids. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/oxhill
CVHS Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. Support the Wildcat Band at Tropical Smoothie, 14220-B Centrevillle Square, Centreville. Students are raising funds towards their spring trip and for band programs.
Saturday/Sept. 8 and 9
Home & Lifestyle Expo. Fair Oaks Mall, immediately off I-66 at Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy). The Expo will feature more than 20 exhibitors focusing on products and services for residential buyers for use in and around the home in the fall and winter months. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. Visit www.ShopFair.Oaks.Mall.com or call 703-359-8302.
CVHS Fundraiser. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Support the Wildcat Band at the car wash. Colonnade Shell Gas Station, 5784 Union Mill Rd, Centreville. Students are raising funds towards their spring trip and for band programs.
GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club First Meeting. 7 p.m. In meeting room of the Total Wine store in the Greenbriar Plaza Shopping Center, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Chantilly. Meet members, learn more about the Club and its programs, and a wine tasting. To register for this event, contact Lucy Smith at 703-587-7543 by Sept.14.
NAMIWalks Northern Virginia 2012! Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Check-in at 9:30 a.m. and start time at 10 a.m. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Virginia is a non-profit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy programs for individuals with mental illness and their families. The walk is 1.5 miles long. Registration is now open for both teams and walkers. Visit www.namiwalks.org/NorthernVirginia to register.
FX Live. 6 p.m. Families will experience Biblical truths communicated through special effects and illustrative interaction. At Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Hwy. Contact Marlene Hale at 703-830-3333 x 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Civil War Tour. Tour of Blackburn Battlefield, sections of Confederate Military Railroad, the historic residence of Mount Gilead, the Stuart-Mosby Museum, St. John Episcopal Church and Cemetery and Confederate earthworks in and around Centreville. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation will be by caravan from the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Wear good walking shoes. $25 for Museum members; $30 non-members; $10 children up to 14. Contact John at 703-978-3371.