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Centre View Calendar -- March 8-14

To have community events listed in Centre View, e-mail to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412.

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.

Saturday/March 10

Panther Beach Carnival. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The beach and boardwalk themed carnival features moon bounces, an inflatable obstacle course, penny pitch, bubble gum blow-out, flip flop fling and many other games with prizes. Don’t miss the 50-50 raffle, cake walks, animal walks and the themed gift baskets raffle. At Poplar Tree Elementary, 13440 Melville Lane, off Stringfellow Road in Chantilly.

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $9/adults; $6.50 for kids 5-12; $4.50 for Scouts and siblings; $7.50 for parents of Scouts. Come enjoy Spaghetti (with your choice of butter, vegetarian or meat sauce, or meatballs and sauce), Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Antipasto Bar and Tiramisu/Cannoli's for dessert. All made from scratch. Sponsored by Clifton Presbyterian Church.

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 Fundraiser. 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.

Wednesday/March 14

St. Baldrick's Fundraiser. 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Mountain View High School will be sponsoring a "head-shaving" fundraiser to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation. All proceeds will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer. Cosmetology students from Chantilly Academy will be shaving heads and also beading hair for participants who don't wish to cut their hair. Contact Kim Thomas at 703-227-2258.

March 15

Relay for Life Meeting. 7 p.m. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Meet at nZone, 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly. Come learn about Relay and the many ways to participate: forming a fundraising team of walkers; serving on the planning committee; or volunteering at Relay on June 9, 2012 at the nZone. Visit www.CentrevilleRelay.org or contact Brandi Steward of the American Cancer Society at brandi.steward@cancer.org for more information.

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

March 16 to March 25

Home and Garden Show. Sponsored by Long & Foster Realtors, the show will feature the latest in home improvement concepts. Featured will be bath and kitchen designs by Capital Remodeling; Reamco Patio Enclosures; window treatments by Renewal by Andersen; Leaf Solutions by Gutter Pros of Virginia; Long Fence and Home; and, Premier Window and Building. At Fair Oaks Mall. Call 703-359-8300 or visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

March 16-18

Super Pet Expo. Featuring 200 exhibits. Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.

Get to Know a Great Dane. Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (MAGDRL). At the Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.

Saturday/March 17

Clifton Art Guild Show. 6 to 9 p.m. Some 15 to 20 local artists will be exhibiting in various mediums at the grand opening show, sale and reception. Held upstairs at the NoVA Music Center, 12704 Chapel Road, Clifton.

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.

Republican Women of Clifton. 7:30 p.m. Featuring a Meet and Greet for men and women to interact with local political candidates after brief talks by each one. Scheduled speakers are Matt Ames, Jay McConville, Congressman Frank Wolf, Anna Lee and John Whitbeck, who are running for 10th Congressional District Chairman. At Centreville High School's Media Center. Visit www.cliftongop.com.

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.

Friday/March 23

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the Daryl Davis Band. 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.

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

Symposium for Minority Males. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. “Am I My Brother’s Keeper: Empowering Young Men of Color to Prepare For A Successful Future” is a symposium for minority males of middle and high school age sponsored by the Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. At Flint Hill School, 10409 Academic Drive, Oakton. Visit www.fcacdst.org/applications.htm.

Dancing With Dominic. 4 to 9 p.m. A family-friendly fundraiser to raise awareness for Hunter Syndrome. Door prizes, kids activities, buffet dinner, music and dancing. Suggested donation: $35/adult; kids are free. At Kena Temple, Anek Building, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax.

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.

"Between The Lines — Life in 1862 in Fairfax Station." 7:30 p.m. A special Civil War presentation given at the annual meeting of The Friends of the Fairfax Station. The program will be a series of short first person vignettes from the perspective of locals, politicians, etc. a year into the American Civil War. All presenters are semi-professional living historians. At the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

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.

April 14

Westfield High School Mulch Sale. Cost is $2 per bag. To place an order, go to http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org/mulch-order-form.html and place your order online. Delivery is scheduled for April 14. Proceeds will go toward the All-Night Grad Party. For questions, contact bulldogmulch@westfieldhs.org.

Saturday/April 21

Roots & Shoots Earth Day Event. 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will interact with nature and learn about the environment and endangered species. Activities include planting, weeding, mulching, trash clean-up, and crafts for kids. Participants must be at least five years old (ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) and should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat garden gloves, and insect repellent. At Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Debbie Lodato, volunteer manager at 703-817-9423, or deborah.lodato@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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.