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Centre View Calendar--May 17

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.

  • Tuesday, May 22 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.

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 17 to 19

Rockin’ n’ Adoptn’ Event. Noon to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Adoption fees for cats is $15. Call 703-830-1100 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov and click on animals.

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

Ultimate NOVA Business Expo. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This expo is designed to bring together sponsors, exhibitors, business owners and professionals. At nZone Community Center, 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly. For more information and or to register, visit www.ultbizexpo.com or call 703-359-5642.

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

Virginia Run Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Treasure maps will be given out on the corner of Pleasant Valley Road and Wetherburn Drive the morning of the sale. Yard sales will be held at individual residences. Contact Paula Ferrara-Garcia at 703-216-6730 or Helaine Newman 703-402-3134.

EMS Week Activities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is EMS: More Than a Job, A Calling. EMS providers will be available with various displays, educational materials for adults covering cardiac and stroke subjects, will provide blood pressure screenings, apparatus displays. At Cub Run Rec Center, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Call 703-817-9407.

Spring Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. London Towne Elementary will hold its spring fair. Giant inflatables, moon bounce, cake walk, games, prizes, cotton candy, and a petting zoo with llamas, goats, sheep, ducks, pigs,

chicks, and bunnies.

Elephant Smoke 'N Roast. 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35/advance; $40/door. Featuring the first SDDC Chili Cook-Off, with guest Judges Congressman Gerry Connolly and Chairman Sharon Bulova with others. Come meet Springfield area officials including Senators Chap Petersen, Dave Marsden, George Barker and Dick Saslaw, State Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn and David Bulova, and School Board Members Ilryong Moon, Ted Velkoff and Ryan McElveen. For non-chili lovers, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, and more. Beer, wine, and soft drinks. Silent auction. At Clifton Community Hall, 2641 Chapel Road, Clifton.

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

All About Bluebirds. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. At Cub Run Recreation Center. Members of the Virginia Bluebird Society will present a nesting video and answer questions. Attendees will make pinecone bird feeders and take a hike to visit some of the seven bluebird boxes placed around the RECenter grounds. Contact Debbie Lodato, at 703-817-9423, or by email at Deborah.lodato@fairfaxcounty.gov. Cub Run RECenter is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

Volunteer for Change Orientation. Noon to 1 p.m. Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for busy professionals, students, stay-at-home moms/dads or anyone with limited time, is holding orientations for interested community members. Held at Volunteer Fairfax Office, 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax. Contact Jen Kivlin to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3895 or e-mail jkivlin@vlunteerfairfax.org.

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 22 and 24

Self-Defense for Women. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. You’ll learn risk awareness and reduction, crime prevention strategies, defensive concepts and hands-on training in defensive tactics. At Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. For more information, email wsd@fairfaxfoundation.org. To register, email wsd@fairfaxfoundation.org or call 703-246-7806.

Friday/May 25

Swing Dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. With Gina DeSimone and the Moaners. 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/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.

Tuesday/May 29

Retirement Open House. 6 to 9 p.m. For Centreville High Principal Mike Campbell. At the Centreville High School Media Center.

Wednesday/May 30

Volunteer for Change Orientation. 6 to 7 p.m. Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for busy professionals, students, stay-at-home moms/dads or anyone with limited time, is holding orientations for interested community members. Held at Volunteer Fairfax Office, 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax. Contact Jen Kivlin to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3895 or e-mail jkivlin@vlunteerfairfax.org.

Friday/June 1

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

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.

Saturday/June 2

2012 Creative Dance Center Competition Team Showcase. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The dancers compete regionally and nationally in Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Open, Musical Theater and Contemporary categories. At Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding. Purchase tickets online at Institute of Performing Arts for Youth at http://www.ipayouth.org/shop.html or visit any one of the studios in Chantilly, Ashburn, or South Riding.

June 4 and June 5

Auditions for "The Producers." 7 to 9:30 p.m. Zemfira Stage is holding auditions for "The Producers." Contact Zina Bleck at zbleck@aol.com or 703-615-6626 to schedule a time to audition. Performances will be Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 31 to Sept. 16 at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. Rehearsals will be in Centreville.

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.

June 8 to June 10

Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. At the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. Featuring 25 acres of concerts, family programs, science and green living, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks. Among the festival's highlights are the more than 90 concerts and performances on eight stages, with a line-up of national, regional and local artists. Highlights are Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, the Legwarmers and Legends of Hip-Hop. Visit www.celebratefairfax.com.

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.

Sunday/June 10

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.

Thursday/June 14

Thursday/June 14

Erin Peterson Golf Tournament. 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will help provide grants and scholarships to deserving students via the Erin Peterson Fund. At Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Visit www.erinpetersonfund.org or contact Celeste Peterson at 703-830-3795.

Richmond Update. 6:30 p.m. Del. Jim LeMunyon will visit LRWC as a guest speaker to share information regarding events and updates on legislation in Richmond. At the Old Country Buffet Restaurant, Gathering Room, 9650 Main Street, Fairfax (in same complex as Cinema Arts Theatre facing Pickett Road). Arrive early in order to get in line to pay for food. Call 703-378-4190.

June 16 and June 17

N Gauge Trains. The Northern Virginia NTRAK group will have a display and N gauge trains running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum for a special two-day Father's Day weekend show on Saturday, June 16 from 12-5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 17 from 1-4 p.m. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

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.