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Centre View Calendar -- March 21-28

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

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, March 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.

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

Tedder and Ximenes Piano Duo. 7:30 p.m. Free. Performance at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 10723 Main Street, Fairfax. Contact Dr. Kenneth Martin, Director of Music, at 703-273-5300 or music@fairfaxpresby.com.

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

Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival. Hundreds of the country's finest artists and craftsmen presenting thousands of original works in pottery, fine art, sculpture, jewelry and more. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8/adults; $1 children. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Visit www.craftshow.com.

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. Fundraiser to bring awareness to Hunter Syndrome. Suggested donation: $35/adults; kids are free. Proceeds will be donated to the National MPS Society for medical research. Dominic is a 2-year-old Fairfax child who has a rare genetic disorder called Hunter Syndrome, of which there is no cure. 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

Sunday/March 25

Rose Pruning Lecture. 2 p.m. Free. Arlington Rose Foundation pruning lecture and demonstration in the garden of Joan and Art Von Herbulis, 10510 Oak Place, Fairfax. Bring your clippers for cleaning and sharpening. Bill Blevins, Consulting Rosarian, will demonstrate pruning techniques for all types of roses and plants. 703-371-9351. Open to members and non-members.

Good Deeds Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Gesher Jewish Day School offers many opportunities for the family to participate in "Good Deeds" hands-on projects to benefit animal shelters, nature centers, Kosher Troops, children who are ill in the hospital and families in need. Bring a non-perishable Passover food item that afternoon. Also, Mama Doni Band will be at Gesher to perform at 2 p.m. and every family who attends receives a free Mama Doni CD. At 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Contact Debra Mendelson at 703-962-9216 or dmendelson@gesher-jds.org.

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.

Friday/March 30

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Natty Beaux. 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/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.

March 31 and April 1

Mega Match-a-thon. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fairfax County shelter dogs and cats will be available for adoption during a two-day adopt-a-thon at the West Ox Road facility. Adopters will receive $10 off the adoption fee for all adopted shelter cats. Available animals will be on view at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Contact the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100.

Sunday/April 1

Persian New Year. In honor of 13 Bedar or Sizdah Bedar, there will be DJs, dancing, food vendors and more. At Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville. The park will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 1, 2012. For more information on the Special Events Center, visit www.nvrpa.org.

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.

Friday/April 6

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s. 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.

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.

Saturday/April 14

Spring Upscale Resale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps will host a gigantic sale of personal treasuries and sundries donated from their members and several estates. At 4915 Ox Road in Fairfax. Call 703-893-1113 or 703-356-4058.

School Clean-Up. 9 a.m. to noon. Help serve your community at the annual Colin Powell Elementary Community Clean-Up. Staff, students, parents, and community members are invited to help clean up the school and its surrounding community. It is suggested that participants wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, and bring work gloves. Trash bags will be provided by the school, along with water and snacks. Contact CMAbt@fcps.edu.

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.

Sunday/April 15

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

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.

Wednesday/April 25

Understanding Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Part D. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Part of the 2012 Seminars for Family Caregivers series. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

April 28 to 29

Fairfax Fine Art Festival. Free. Over 10,000 pieces of original art will be for sale, including the works of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, digital artists, glass, fiber and ceramic artists along with creations in mixed-media, metal, and wood. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Fairfax Corner. Visit www.paragonartevents.com/fairfax/

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.

Wednesday/May 16

Rheumatoid Arthritis Answers. 7 to 8:30 p.m. At the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The seminar is part of its free Spring 2012 Seminars for Family Caregivers series. Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

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.