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Entertainment March 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.

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

Easter Egg Hunt. 11:45 a.m. registration; 12 noon Hunt. For children age toddler through fourth grade. Separate hunt areas for toddlers to preschool, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-4th grade. Admission is $3. At the Town of Clifton. For details, email CliftonEggHunt@cox.net.

Car Wash, Vacuum and Bake Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Chantilly Academy Air Force JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp). To be held directly in front of Chantilly High School, Door #1.

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.

Monday/April 2

Scouting Event. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scouts from all levels will earn badge requirements at several outdoor stations located on the grounds of Sully Historic Site. Throughout the day scouts will also learn about life in the 18th and 19th centuries as they tour the historic house where Northern Virginia’s first Congressman, Richard Bland Lee, once lived. Scout Day is open to Tigers, Bears, Wolves, Boy Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. The cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. The rain date is April 9. Picnic lunches are suggested. To register, call 703-437-1794.

Friday/April 6

Good Friday Service. 7:30 p.m. The Alliance Church Centre is a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination with several of their churches participating. All are welcome to attend. At the Alliance Church Centre, 12113 Vale Road, Oakton. Call 703-264-1273.

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.

Friday/April 13

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, JP McDermott and Western Bop. 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/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.


Sunday/April 22

Fair Lakes Community Clean-Up. The Ed Lang Team of Re/Max Premier will provide all the clean-up supplies that are needed on the day of the clean-up. Volunteers will receive a VDOT orange trash bag, a pair of latex gloves, and a designated location to clean! At the end of the clean-up, every volunteer will get to enjoy free pizza provided by Tony’s New York Pizza in Fair Lakes Shopping Center. Drop by the Re/Max Office at 13135 Lee Jackson Hwy #115, Fairfax, and pick up your free Earth Day clean-up supply kit. Free kits will be available throughout the month of April, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For details or to sign up as a volunteer, visit: www.GoFairLakesEarthDay.com

2012 Holocaust Commemoration. 2 to 5:30 p.m. Includes survivor-teen dialogues (2-4pm), name readings (2-4pm), art exhibits, presentation of the Youth Tolerance Project award and a commemoration in song, readings & remembrances (4-5:30pm). At the Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax.

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.

Tuesday/April 24

Tea and Shakespeare. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Celebrate Shakespeare Day with a traditional English Tea of sweets and savories. Hear how tea has impacted history since William Shakespeare’s day. Listen to dramatic readings of the Bard’s work and try your hand at composing your own sonnet. At Sully Historic Site. Call 703-437-1794.

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.

Tuesday/May 22

Tea and Fans. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Sip tea and examine hand-held fans similar to those used by men and women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Decorate your own fan to take home. At Sully Historic Site. Call 703-437-1794.