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Calendar for Feb. 9

Through Feb. 17

Citrus Fundraiser. Centreville High School Band is holding a citrus fundraiser. Full case of Ruby Red Grapefruit $36; half case $22. Half case Temple Oranges $22; half case Mixed Oranges/Grapefruit $26. Place orders with a band student or order by phone at 703-815-1844. To order by email: cvhsbandcitrus@gmail.com Orders are due by Feb. 17. Pickup is Feb. 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the CVHS Band Room.

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.

  • Tuesday, Feb, 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb, 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays

ZUMBA Classes. 7 to 8 p.m. Latin based dance fitness class. The first class is free; afterward it’s $7-$9 per class. At Cornerstone Montessori School, 4455 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite 201, Chantilly. Visit www.gozumbafun.com.

Thursday/Feb. 9

Civil War Lecture. 7 to 9 p.m. "Lead like a General" lecture by speaker Paul Gilbert, executive director of the NVPA. Cosponsored by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table. At Centreville Regional Library.

Grand Opening. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Western Federal Credit Union, 4084 Airline Parkway, Chantilly. Learn about Western's products and services. The branch will feature two Personal Teller Machines, which provides an opportunity to conduct your transactions via video conference.

Registration Open House. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a Registration Open House for Kindergarten and Morning, Afternoon and Fullday Preschool classes. This is for registration for Fall 2012. There will also be limited registration available for this Winter - 2012. At 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 or visit www.childrensacademy.com.

Friday/Feb. 10

Have a Heart Hop. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $20. Featuring the Rock & Roll Relics. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8:30 p.m.; with candlelight desserts, massage therapist, kissing booth, photo ops. Some 40 dancers will be up for bid for dancing. Proceeds from the silent auction and $5 entrance fee will be split between Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and The Honor Flight Network (for WWII Vets). Last year's Hop raised $8,000; this year's goal is $10,000. At the Washington Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

Feb. 11 and 12

Active-Kidz Camp. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Will feature 50 exhibitors showcasing local and residential camps, summer schools, dance, theater, and music programs. At Fair Oaks Mall. Call 703-359-8300 or visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Sunday/Feb. 12

"Legends, Myths and the Lore of Roses." 2 p.m. Free. Seminar and book signing by Stephen Scanneillo, noted author, gardener and historian. Hosted by the Arlington Rose Society and Potomac Rose Society. At Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location. A rose bouquet is the door prize. Call 703-371-9351 or pam1powers@aol.com.

DASH at Dulles 5k Mall Walk. 9 to 10 a.m.

A fundraiser for Dating Abuse Stops Here sponsored by Dulles Town Center's Dulles Dashers Mall Walkers Club. Created in memory of Siobhan Russell, a 19-year-old Franklin Farm resident and Mountain View High graduate who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in April 2009. $15 per walker. Register on-line at www.datingabusestopshere.com or at the door 8:30-9 a.m. at Dulles Town Center. See website Events page for details.

Tuesday/Feb. 14

Questions about your Meds? Fairfax NARFE Chapter 737 luncheon/meeting will feature a local pharmacist to address your questions. At 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax. Social hour 11:30 a.m., luncheon at 12:30 p.m. (cost is $11). Call 703-425-7983.

Friday/Feb. 17

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Dave Kitchen and the Cutaways. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

Feb. 17 to 19

"The Crucible." Westfield High School presents "The Crucible." Show times are Feb. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. At Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. For tickets, go to www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com. Call 703-488-6439.

Int'l Gem & Jewelry Show. Tickets are $8. Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The show will be hosting a coat drive for ALIVE! to help local people stay warm. Visit www.Intergem.com

Saturday/Feb. 18

Swing Dancing. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $15. With the Daryl Davis Band. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. At the Stacy C. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Family Reunion Workshop. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-hosted by Reunions Magazine, the seminar will feature a presentation by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Edith Wagner, as well as helpful tips in planning the ultimate reunion. Registration for the workshop includes breakfast, lunch and

a tour of The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. At the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. To RSVP, email Dean Miller at dmiller@fxva.com

Sunday/Feb. 19

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

Monday/Feb. 20

Centreville Garden Club Meets. 7 p.m. Create flower arrangements to donate to local assisted living centers. Bring flowers and small container. Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Meetings generally third Monday each month. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or email:centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com. Visitors welcome. Call 703-830-2942.

Heart-Healthy Talk. 7 p.m. The GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club will mark American Heart Month with a presentation by the American Heart Association entitled "Heart Disease: What Every Woman Should Know." At Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call Cheryl at 703-818-0042 or e-mail us at westernfairfaxcountywc@gmail.com.

Thursday/Feb. 23

Registration Open House. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a Registration Open House for Kindergarten and Morning, Afternoon and Fullday Preschool classes. This is for registration for Fall 2012. There will also be limited registration available for this Winter - 2012. At 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 or visit www.childrensacademy.com.

Friday/Feb. 24

Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15. With the band, King Teddy. 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/Feb. 25

Stars Over Dulles Gala. 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $125. Sponsored by Systems Furniture Gallery and hosted by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Register at www.dullesregionalchamber.org.

Casino Night & Silent Auction. 7 to 11 p.m. Stop Hunger Now of Fairfax will host a Casino Night and Silent auction at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, 14901 Braddock Road, in Chantilly. The goal is to raise $25,000 but silent auction items are still needed. They could be sports tickets, memorabilia, weeks in vacation homes, concert tickets, golf outings, gift certificates, etc. To donate an item for the silent auction, contact Lisa Hollen at hollens4@verizon.net. Tickets are $45/person if ordered by Feb. 11; $50/person after that date. Pay by credit card at

www.StopHungerNow.org/Fairfax; or mail checks to SHN Casino Night, c/o Leo, 5402 Chandley Farm Circle, Centreville, VA 20120. Note on check how many tickets are needed.

Saturday/March 3

Meal Packaging Event Cancelled. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To benefit Stop Hunger Now. Will be rescheduled in the future. Visit www.stophungernow.org.

Friday/March 16

Asian Chamber Awards Gala. 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $80/member; $100/non-member. With keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba. At the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, GMU Fairfax Campus, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. To purchase tickets, contact Cindy Shao at 703-752-6292 or visit www.asian-americanchamber.org

Saturday/March 17

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With pianist Rick Rowley. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version), Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, and Sibelius’ Finlandia. Free pre-concert discussion for ticketholders at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. info@fairfaxsymphony.org.

March 19

Centreville Garden Club Meets. 7 p.m. "The Flora of Virginia — Worth the 250-Year Wait," a presentation by Botany Chair, Marion Lobstein, of the Prince William Wildflower Society, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas. Meet and carpool, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Meetings generally third Monday each month. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or email:centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com. Visitors welcome. Call 703-830-2942.

March 23, 24, 25

Bagged Mulch Sale. Centreville High is holding its Project Graduation bagged mulch sale. All profits from the sale support the alcohol/drug-free All-Night Graduation Celebration and senior scholarships. Order premium double-shredded hardwood mulch (3 cu.ft. bagged). Free delivery with purchases of 10 bags or more in the 20120, 20121 and 20124 ZIP codes. To place an order, go to www.CVHSmulch.org.

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.

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.

Saturday/May 12

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:

o Parade (9:30 a.m.)

o Business Fair (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

o Taste of Chantilly (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

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

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

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

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

o Sunset Concert (4-6 p.m.)

o 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.