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Centre View Calendar March 1-7

Participants Needed for First Chantilly Day

The First Annual Chantilly Day is set for Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce — part of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce — it’s a family festival to benefit the greater Chantilly area.

A parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on Metrotech Drive will feature the Chantilly and Westfield high school marching bands. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Babies R' Us parking lot.

Visit www.chantillyday.com to learn about ways to get involved. More participants are needed for the Business Fair, Taste of Chantilly, parade, sponsorships and other elements of this event. Chantilly Day is also on Facebook.

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.

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.

Feb. 29 to March 29

Artist Rosemary Gallick. Centreville artist's work will be on display at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 4th floor gallery. “Celebrating Multi-Cultural Diversity” honors the talents of many artists, including Melissa Etheridge, K. D. Lang, Yoko Ono, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free. The Woodbridge Campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road. Contact Gallick at rgallick@nvcc.edu or 703-878-5797.

Thursday/March 1

Comedian Kevin Lee. 9 p.m. Will perform at Sully's Restaurant and Supper Club, 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite H, Chantilly. There are shows every Thursday at 9 p.m.; no cover; 21 and up.

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.

Prayer Breakfast. Mount Olive Baptist Church Missionary Society. 9 a.m. Speakers include: Rev. Dr. Lillie S. Cannon, Rev. Howard Bulter, Pastor Biaka Chhangte, Elder Nicole Mason, Esq., Rev. Sylvia McDonald-Kaufman, Esq. At Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville.

DAR Meeting. 1 p.m. Free. Lane's Mill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution monthly meeting. 12:30 p.m. social hours; 1 p.m. meeting. At the Sully Station II Community Center, 5501 Sully Park Dr., Centreville. Local author Marc Leepson will discuss his latest book, "Lafayette — Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General". Email lanesmillchapter@hotmail.com

March 3-4

Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations in Old Town Fairfax. The Taste of Chocolate, featuring chocolate vendors selling their wares; the Chocolate Challenge, an arts extravaganza where the medium is chocolate; the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast featuring chocolate chip pancakes, historic re-enactments, children's activities, open houses at historic buildings and more. www.chocolatefestival.net.

Sunday/March 4

Organ Dedication Concert. 4 p.m. Free. Saint Andrew Lutheran Church is hosting a concert celebrating their new organ. Local organist Neil Weston will be the featured guest artist. At 14640 Soucy Place (at the intersection of Braddock Road and Cranoke Road). Visit www.saintandrewlc.org.

Missionary Day. 10 a.m. Mount Olive Baptist Church Missionary Day. 10 a.m. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Pastor/ Author. At Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville.

Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival. 12-4 p.m. Various locations in Old Town Fairfax. The Taste of Chocolate, featuring chocolate vendors selling their wares; the Chocolate Challenge, an arts extravaganza where the medium is chocolate; the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast featuring chocolate chip pancakes, historic re-enactments,

children's activities, open houses at historic buildings and more. www.chocolatefestival.net.

March 6

Animal Foster Care. 7 to 9 p.m. Orientation session to learn about the county's animal foster care program. At the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. To attend, citizens should RSVP to kathleen.cornell@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Sunday/March 11

Dedication Concert. 7 p.m. Pender United Methodist Church has a new grand piano and will honor organist Bob Chiralo with a celebration and dedication concert. At Pender United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary. A reception to follow.

Monday/March 12

St. Baldrick's Day Event. 5 to 7 p.m. At the Chick-Fil-A off Route 28 and Willard Road in Chantilly. This is a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's for childhood cancer research.

March 15-18

National Trumpet Competition. Free. Highlights are Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. — The U.S. Army Band and Herald Trumpets with guest soloists; Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. — Doc Severinsen and the Army Blues; Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. — VIP recital with five performers. Also includes master classes, adjudication, artists and performances. At George Mason University.

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.

Sunday/March 18

N Gauge Train Display. 1 to 4 p.m. The Northern Virginia NTRACK members will have a display of 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. Information on the museum and shows is at www.fairfax-station.org phone 703-425-9225.

Information on ad, contact Joyce Mitulla, 703-503-9711 or jmitulla@verizon.net

Monday/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.

Tuesday/March 20

Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Fairfax High School Chorus Assessment Preview Concert. There will be a free-will offering. Childcare is available. At Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-591-3120.

March 22, 23 and 24

"Maid for Dogs." 7 p.m. The Clifton Dinner Theater’s spring play, “Maid for Dogs,” will be performed Thursday-Saturday, March 22, 23 and 24, at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. Tickets are $30 and $35 and available at A Flower Blooms in Clifton, the Clifton Cafe, The Clifton Wine Shoppe and T&K Treasures. Contact cliftontheater@gmail.com.

March 22 to 26

Used Book Sale. Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, will hold its Annual Used Book Sale. Prices range from $.50 to $3. Sale hours are March 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, March 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, Family Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, March 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (all books $5 per bag). At Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Contact 703-978-9789.

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.

Saturday/March 24

Rev3 Run Rogue 5K. 8 a.m. Participants may walk or run a USATF-certified 5K course at 8:30 a.m., or participate in a 1K kids’ fun run at 8 a.m., before the main event. Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and the first-place winners will also receive coupons for a free pair of Brooks shoes. Sign up at http://www.runrogue5k.com/Run_Rogue_5K/Race_Info.html. Proceeds go to Life with Cancer www.http://lifewithcancer.org/ and the National Brain Tumor Society http://www.braintumor.org/. At the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center.

Mega Job Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Congressman Gerry Connolly. At the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. For a listing of employers, business resources partners, and the tentative program agenda, visit the event website: www.fairfaxmegajobfair.com

Monday/March 26

Centreville Railroad History. 7:30 p.m. Free. Centreville had the first railroad in the world constructed for military purposes. It was built in February 1862, and the public is invited to join Civil War re-enactor and historian Arthur Candenquist – portraying Confederate Capt. Thomas Sharp – for a lively discourse about this railroad. At the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Drive, Centreville.

Saturday/March 31

Bluegrass Gospel Concert. 6 p.m. Featuring Bob Stone and the Virginia Gospel Singers from Fredericksburg. At Oakton Baptist Church of Chantilly. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. before the concert and a monetary donation will be accepted. The church is located at the corner of Sullyfield Circle and Route 50 in Chantilly. Call 703-631-1799.

April 1

Bridgewater College Concert Choir Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Features the Concert Choir, the 20-voice Chorale and the student-directed Handbell Choir. At Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Visit www.centreville-umc.org.

Monday/April 9

Kindergarten Registration. Brookfield Elementary School will begin kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year. At 4200 Lees Corner Road in Chantilly. Call 703-814-8700.

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.

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 info@chantillyday.com. The event website also has registration information at www.chantillyday.com.

Saturday/May 19

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 pumapounce5k@yahoo.com.