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Centre View Roundups -- May 3

Centreville Man Is Assaulted

City of Fairfax police have charged a Fairfax resident with felony malicious wounding in connection with an April 24 assault on a 42-year-old Centreville man. Arrested was Chan Young Kim, 47, of Whitemore Place.

Police say that, on that date, the victim reported he’d been involved in a fight, around 11:30 a.m., with a man who’d allegedly “punched him repeatedly in the face, knocked him to the ground and kicked him.” According to police, after a witness tried to intervene, the suspect reportedly “retrieved a golf club from his car and struck the victim several times.”

The alleged incident occurred in the parking lot of the Korean BBQ at 4060 Jermantown Road in Fairfax. The suspect then fled in his vehicle. The victim declined transport to a hospital, and the suspect later met with an officer at the scene and was taken into custody. Kim was then ordered held without bond in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He has a June 12 court date.

Shape Virginia’s Transportation Future

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold a public hearing on Virginia’s Draft Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $10.6 billion in funding to transportation improvements over the next six fiscal years, beginning July 1. Funding goes toward highway, rail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation improvements across the state. The meeting is Thursday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax. (Off West Ox Road, across from Costco).

The public may comment about rail, public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects (except local/secondary roads), and these comments will be considered before the board adopts a final program in June.

The draft six-year program is online at http://syip.virginiadot.org/Pages/allProjects.aspx.

The Northern Virginia District draft is available at http://syip.virginiadot.org/reports/192/06-FY13-DRAFT-NOVA.pdf.

Citizens may send their comments by May 18 to: Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 E. Main St., Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219 or to drptpr@drpt.virginia.gov.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 3 and May 17, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.

Walney Celebrates 30 Years

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board invites the community to come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Walney Visitor Center at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly. The festivities are this Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with a brief ceremony in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.

The day’s fun includes homemade ice cream, butter churning, farm animals, costumed interpreters, Colonial carpentry, and guided nature and history walks. The park is off Route 28 North at 5040 Walney Road. For information about the ceremony, call 703-324-8666.

Park Authority to Meet

The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900 in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

Join the Parade at Chantilly Day

The First Annual Chantilly Day is set for Saturday, May 12. A parade starting at 9:30 a.m. on Metrotech Drive will feature the Chantilly and Westfield high school marching bands. However, many parade openings are still available for anyone in any community wishing to participate. Children with decorated bikes, scooters, etc., are welcome. E-mail the organizing team at info@chantillyday.com.

The family festival will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sully Place Shopping Center, followed by a free concert from 4-6 p.m.

Visit www.chantillyday.com for more ways to get involved. Major sponsors are the Chantilly-Centreville Chamber of Commerce and the Westfield Business Owners Assn.

Relay For Life Meeting

Local residents are invited to attend a Relay Rally planning meeting, Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the nZone, 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. It’s to present details about the upcoming Relay for Life walk, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. People may form a team of walkers, serve on the planning committee or volunteer at the June 9 Relay at the nZone. For more information, visit www.CentrevilleRelay.org or contact Brandi Steward of the American Cancer Society at brandi.steward@cancer.org

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.

WFCM Seeks Food, Volunteers

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ (WFCM) food pantry urgently needs donations of oil (48 oz. or smaller); flour (2-5 lb. bag); sugar (2-5 lb. bag); rice (2 lb. bags); canned meats; salad dressing, jelly; jam; spaghetti sauce, canned fruit; canned beets, spinach, greens, potatoes and mixed vegetables; canned garbanzo, lima, butter and northern beans; pancake mix and syrup; mayonnaise, baby food (stages 1 and 3); cocoa, coffee, ketchup and mustard. Also needed are laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and baby wifes.

Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry at 13981 Metrotech Drive (near Backyard Grill and Bar) in Chantilly. Volunteers are also needed:

Thrift store: Volunteers needed Mondays and Fridays, for two or three hours between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers needed Tuesdays and Thursdays, for two or three hours between 1-6 p.m., as well as Saturdays, from 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Annette Bosley at 703-988-9656.

Food pantry: Volunteers are needed Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Furniture ministry: One person is needed to help move furniture that will be given to clients in need.