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Centre View Calendar -- May 3

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

Thursdays in May

Story Time With Miss Elise. Every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. during May, the Caribou Coffee in Fairfax Corner is offering Story Time with Miss Elise, children’s director at Fairfax Circle Church. The interactive event features props and puppets. On May 10, she’ll be reading “Old Bear” by Jane Hissey; May 17, she’ll read Eric Carle’s “The Very Busy Spider.” May 24 is “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andrae, and May 31 is “Little Bear’s Dragon” by Jane Hissey.

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.

Thursday/May 3

Golf Tournament. At Pleasant Valley Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit the Chantilly High School Class of 2015. Visit http://www.fcps.edu/ChantillyHS/indexpdfs/GolfFlyer.pdf.

May 3, 4, 5, 6

Used Book Sale. Featuring 20,000 used books, fiction and nonfiction plus CDs and DVDs. Preview and presale on Thursday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Friends of Centreville Library. Sale hours are Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Centreville Regional Library, 14220 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Call 703-830-2223 or visit Friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com.

Friday/May 4

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With Toast Big 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.

Musical Showcase. The Alliance Theatre will present a Musical Showcase. Friday at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At Mountain View School, 5775 Spindle Court in Centreville. Tickets are $15 at www.thealliancetheatre.org. For details about a special, pre-show event for Scouts, May 5, e-mail boxoffice@thealliancetheatre.org or call 703-220-8101.

Saturday/May 5

Book Talk and Signing. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. With author Victoria Christopher Murray on her newly released novel, Sinners and Saints. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

Fundraiser. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35/person. Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter fund raiser. All proceeds will benefit animals at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Features wine and beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. At Total Wine & More, Greenbriar Town Center, Chantilly. To register, visit www.ffcas.org

Book Talk and Signing. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. The Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presents author Victoria Christopher Murray on her newly released novel, Sinners and Saints. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

E.C. Lawrence Park Turns 30. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. The anniversary celebration will feature fun, family-friendly activities and historical demonstrations. Visitors can make and taste homemade ice cream and churn butter like the Machen family did in years past. Admission to the event is free. At 5040 Walney Road in Chantilly. Call 703-631-0013.

Annual Plant Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Perennials, annuals and herbs for sale by Centreville Garden Club. Proceeds help maintain planter boxes at Sully Government Center and Centreville Library. Held in front of Giant Food, 5615 Stone Rd., Sully Station, Centreville. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com. Call 703-830-2942.

Book Talk. 1 to 3 p.m. Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presents a Book Talk and Signing with Victoria Christopher Murray on her newly released novel “Sinners and Saints”. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. R.S.V.P. to artsandletters@fcacdst.org. by April 30.

May 5 and May 6

Train Displays. HO scale model trains and Lego model trains will be on display and running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Saturday, May 5 from noon - 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 1 - 4 p.m. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. For more info on shows, events, tours, community room rental as well as volunteer opportunities, visit www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225. Cost is $3 adults; $1 children.

Monday, May 7

Cotillions Reception. 7:30 p.m. The National League of Junior Cotillions will hold a Parents' at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Junior Cotillion, a youth etiquette and ballroom dance program, invites parents of rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to a Parents' Reception that will include demonstrations of the skills that are taught in the program and light refreshments. Established in 1978, NLJC has over 450 chapters in nearly 30 states. Contact Michelle Ly at 703-593-0931 or michelle.ly@thelygroup.net.

Thursday/May 10

Liberty Republican Women's Club. 5:30 p.m. Meeting at the home of JoAnn Plitt, 13766 Cabells Mill Dr., Centreville. Guests will enjoy a BBQ dinner, followed by guest speaker Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of International Women's Forum, a non-partisan research and educational institution who seek to cultivate support for principles of economical freedom and encourage women to be involved in returning our country to limited constitutional government. Contact 703-378-4190.

CVHS Spring Band Concert. 7 p.m. Free. At the Centreville High School Auditorium. This will be the last chance to use your TAG from this year's Music Department fundraiser.

FACETS Opening Doors Breakfast. 7 to 9 a.m. To inform the community about poverty and homelessness efforts in Fairfax. At the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. To register, visit www.FACETSCares.org or contact Stacy Boden at sboden@facetscares.org or 703-352-3268.

Friday/May 11

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. Drop-in beginner swing lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With the band, The Joker's Wild. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

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.

Clifton Caboose Twilight Run. 6 p.m. Register now at www.signmeup.com/80841

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

Talk on Rheumatoid Arthritis. 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. Register online (go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices and link to caregiver series), email caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Thursday/May 17

Clifton Charity Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Clifton Community Woman's Club (CCWC) presents its

40th Annual Charity Homes Tour, Marketplace and Silent Auction Fundraiser in the surroundings of historic Clifton. Visitors will enjoy diverse homes situated around the area. Culminating the event will be the “Wine Down” from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring live music and the Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Paradise Spring Winery. Advance Tickets $25; Day of Tour Tickets $30; Single Home Admission $10. Lunch will be available at Clifton eateries. The Paradise Springs Winery will also be offering box lunches with a prior RSVP by calling 703-830-9463. For location of ticket sales, visit www.cliftoncwc.org. Or contact Chairperson JoAnne Gallo (jgallo.jbg@verizon.net) or Co-Chairperson Diane Smith (mds727@cox.net)

May 18 and 20

Auditions for "Legally Blonde, The Musical." May 18 from 7 to 10 p.m., and May 20 from 1 to 7 p.m. At Centreville Presbyterian Church, 15450 Lee Highway, Centreville. Callbacks will be held May 21. To audition, actors must pre-register at www.thealliancetheatre.org. Performances will be held July 27 to Aug. 5 at Chantilly High School. Contact Maggie Swan at swanflor@yahoo.com

Friday/May 18

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15. With the band, Rockin' Bones. 8:30-9 p.m. drop-in beginner swing lesson; 9 p.m.-12 midnight dance. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

Saturday/May 19

Free Giveaways. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The "Clothes to You" ministry is giving away free clothing and toys, baby items and other miscellaneous items. At Chantilly Bible Church, 4390 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Call 703-263-1188 or visit www.chantillybible.org.

Spring Carnival. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. St. Andrew the Apostle School will host its Annual Spring Carnival. There will be pony rides, a surf machine, games, prizes, a pre-school play area, great food, live entertainment throughout the day and a silent auction. At St. Andrew the Apostle, 6720 Union Mill Rd. Clifton.

May Week Program. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter (FCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its Annual May Week Program. At Fairfax Country Club, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Brigadier General Gwen Bingham will be the guest speaker. Donation: $40. R.S.V.P. to mayweek@fcacdst.org or visit www.fcacdst.org.

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.

Sunday/May 20

N Gauge 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; phone 703-425-9225.

Monday/May 21

“Protecting Against the Realities of Substance Abuse.” 7 p.m. Forum sponsored by Centreville United Methodist Church and organized by Parents Reaching Out To Educate Communities Together. P.R.O.T.E.C.T., a task force of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC), aims to reach the community with the signs and symptoms of teenage drug abuse, what actions parents can take, and where to find supportive resources. Panelists will include Greg Lannes, parent of daughter who died of an overdose; Greg Richter, parent of daughter in recovery; Tayler Gibson, young adult in recovery; Bill Fulton, Fairfax County Police Department School Resource Officer coordinator; Paula King, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Intake officer; and a counselor from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Wellness and Health Promotion, Student Assistant Program. Contact Jennifer Lewis-Cooper, UPC’s P.R.O.T.E.C.T. coordinator, at jalcooper@aol.com, 703-966-8304, or visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org.

Tuesday/May 22

Town Hall Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Del. Jim LeMunyon (67th). At the Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Visit www.LeMunyon.com.

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.

May 26

Brookfield Civic Association Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Shane Ayers from the State Corporation Commission and State Del. Jim LeMunyon. Ayers will present a progress report on natural gas line inspections in the neighborhood and a status of negotiations with WGL. Meeting held at Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria.

Friday/June 1

Jazzcats CafÈ. 7 p.m. Centreville High School's Jazzcats will be performing at the 3rd Annual Jazzcats CafÈ. Then their prestigious guest band, Dave Detwiler & The White House Band will take the stage. Tickets are $8/advance; $10/door and can be purchased at jazzcatstix@yahoo.com. Tickets includes entrance to the cafe, terrific music, and a dessert with beverage. At the Centreville High School Cafeteria.

SuperDuper Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $7/door. Benefit concert for Charity Music Inc., a non-profit instrument donation company. 100% of proceeds go towards the organization. They use the donations to provide instruments to children who can’t afford them. Performances by local bands Send the City, All Access, and MADAM Myopia. Acoustic performances by Four Guys and a Piano, Andrew Rohlk, and more. Refreshments for sale. Contact mark.mbmusic@gmail.com for information on donating, performing, volunteering. Check out the page: Facebook.com/SuperDuperBenefit. The event is at Frying Pan Park's Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon.

Wednesday/June 6

Competititon Team Auditions. 6 p.m. Dancers should have a strong background in ballet and jazz in order to audition for the following year's team. Dancers should arrive in appropriate ballet attire (black leotard, pink tights, with hair in a bun) and bring all styles of current dance shoes (jazz, ballet, and tap). Interested audition participants must call the Chantilly Studio at (703) 378-1800 to reserve a space. At Creative Dance Center's Chantilly Studio, 14155 Sullyfield Circle, Suite E, Chantilly.

Friday/June 8

The Movie, "Up." 7:30 p.m. Will be showing as part of "Screen on the Green." Tickets are $3. At Chantilly High School, Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

June 16 and 17

Renew You Spa and Beauty Expo. Tickets $20. Will offer everything from anti-aging products and health treatment options to day spa services, fitness products, hair care, weight loss options. Will feature "mini-treatments" of 10- to 15-minute sessions that include facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, and skin treatments for as low as $10/treatment. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Visit www.renewyouexpo.com.