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Centre View Bulletin Board: Oct. 31, 2012

Friday/Nov. 2

Food Drive. Centreville and Oakton’s SGA programs are sponsoring The First Annual Clash Of The Cats Canned Food Drive. The drive will take place along with the football game between the Centreville Wildcats and the Oakton Cougars. Everyone coming to the game will bring cans of food to put in the box for their school. Whichever school has more cans will take home a plaque and keep it for the year.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Free Health Screening. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area will offer a free health screening as part of its Kidney Early Evaluation Program. The screening includes: blood pressures, blood tests for: sugar, HgA1c, anemia, kidney function, cholesterol, and other tests, urine tests, weight, height and BMI. All results are mailed to participants and their doctors for follow-up. There are doctors available for consultation during the screening. To register please contact Paul McGinley at 202-244-7900 or paul.mcginley@kidney.org. Mount Olive Baptist Church is located at 6660 Old Centreville Road.

Through Nov. 9

Online Survey. Fairfax County residents 18 and older are being

asked to complete a brief survey on behaviors and attitudes about

underage drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol-related motor vehicle

crashes in the county. Data collected in the survey by George Mason

University will be used by the non-profit Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) to develop and implement strategies to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes for those 18-24. To take the anonymous survey, visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Unlocking the Riches of the Catholic Faith. 9 a.m. Join for a morning of inspirational talk and fellowship. At St. Timothy Catholic Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd. Visit www.sttimothyparish.org.

Free Gospel Concert. 6 p.m. By True Spirit Gospel Band. At Oakton Baptist Church located at 14001 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Call 703-631-1799.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Annual College Bound. noon-3 p.m. Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting its annual luncheon program for high school junior and senior African American males andfemales, “College Bound: Road to Success.” This free event focuses on preparing students for the academic, social and financial transition from high school to college. The program will be held at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. RSVP at www.fcacdst.org/collegebound or visit www.fcacdst.org.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Lung Cancer Screening. 6-8:30 p.m. The Inova Lung Cancer Screening Program offers low dose CT scans, with a cost of $310, for individuals matching the following criteria: Age 55 - 74 and with more than 30 packs per year history of smoking; smoking cessation less than 15 years; or age 50 years and older and with more than 20 packs per year history of smoking, and one additional risk factor (other than second-hand smoke). In addition to the screening, the Inova Thoracic Oncology Program, Life with Cancer and the Lung Cancer Alliance are hosting an awareness event featuring a multidisciplinary discussion on current treatments in lung cancer. At Dewberry Life with Cancer™ Family Center, 8411 Pennell St. Call 703-776-3777 to schedule or to RSVP for the event.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Disaster Shelter Workshop. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. American Red Cross Disaster Shelter Workshop in conjunction with the American Red Cross and the Lott Carey Foreign Baptist Convention, MOBC is sponsoring a disaster shelter workshop. Free, registration is required. Lunch will be provided for a free-will donation. Visit https://classes.redcross.org to register. Contact beverly.williams@mountolive-church.org Mount Olive Baptist Church is located at 6660 Old Centreville Road.

Monday/Nov. 19

"Personality Profile: Identifying Your Strengths." 7 p.m. The GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club will host a presentation on the D.I.S.C. Behavioral/Personality Profile. Pattigene Long, a sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, will discuss the personality program and give attendees a quick personality test to help them determine their personality and strengths. She will also explain how to recognize the personality type of others to enhance communication and understanding. At Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd. Free and open to the public. Call 703-631-7093 or e-mail westernfairfaxcountywc@gmail.com.

Centreville Garden Club Thanksgiving Event. 7 p.m. Thanksgiving centerpieces, handcrafted gifts for senior centers. Bring fresh flowers to arrange at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Open to the public and members. Meetings generally 3rd Monday each month. Visit www.centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or email centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com.

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

Senior Fall Prevention Classes. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Classes are held in a heated indoor pool and are designed to work on balance and core muscles in order to prevent injuries and falls. At The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr. Registrations are required. Call 703-667-9800 to register as space is limited. Cost is $10 per class.

Pleasant Valley Preschool, a non-profit cooperative preschool located in the Greenbriar Community Center, currently has limited openings in its program for 4 and 5 year olds that meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 4615 Stringfellow Rd. Visit www.pleasantvalleypreschool.com or call 703-378-6911.

Congregation Yad Shalom in Centreville provides a variety of activities in a traditional format with a modern flair. We welcome interfaith couples who wish to participate, and openly invite inquiries about a range of programs offered for the entire family. Contact the Congregation at 703-579-6079, or visit www.yadshalom.com.

The Chantilly Academy Auto Technology and Auto Collision Repair classes are looking for used cars as donations to the program. Contact Ann Booker at 703-227-3041 or Kenny Brown at 703-222-7466.

Northern Virginia Neighbors Club. A non-profit organization offering an opportunity to meet new friends. Activities include book clubs, card games, crafts, fitness, gardening, mah jong, needleworks, rummoli, theater and more. Meet members at one of the monthly luncheons, coffees or mixers. Email nvn156@yahoo.com.

Community Choir. A community choir is coming to Clifton and is looking for people of all ages to join. This choir will be about making music fun again. The music selection will range from folk to modern to pop, and all styles in between. Email helentsantoro@gmail.com.

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum at 13938 Braddock Rd. is now open, Saturdays and Mondays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Docents and additional volunteers needed, plus people willing to donate or loan artifacts. Call Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Virginia Connections groups are free, bi-weekly recovery support groups for adults living with mental illness. Second and fourth Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m. Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Contact Janette at 703-631-2410 or NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com

Senior Fall Prevention Classes are held in a heated indoor pool and are designed to work on balance and core muscles in order to prevent injuries and falls. Classes are held Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Mondays and/or Fridays from 2-3 p.m. at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr. Registration required. Call 703-667-9800 to register, space is limited. Cost is $10 per class.

Fair Oaks Parkinson Support Group for people living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and family, meets on the fourth Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon at Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr. Free. 703-378-7221. www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.

Parkinson Aquatic Exercise Classes for people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Woodlands, 4320 Forest Hill Dr. People living with Parkinson’s $10, caregivers $5. Registration required. Sonia Gow 703-378-7221.

Colonial Dames. Are you a lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original 13 Colonies? If so, the John Witt chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century is looking for you. As a Dame you will help educate your community about the importance of the Colonial Period in American history, participate in patriotic activities, learn about heraldry and its role in our ancestors' lives and research your family history. Email johnwittchapter@aol.com.

DAR. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of one’s Patriot ancestor. Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Admission to membership is by invitation through a Chapter. Contact lanesmillchapter@hotmail.com

New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Northern Virginia is looking for women who are new to the area, looking to reconnect, or just interested in meeting new people for fun and friendship. Visit www.newneighborsvirginia.com or email Newneighborsleagueclub@yahoo.com.

Visit the TASC Toastmasters Club and learn how membership can help one succeed. Improve communication skills. Be more effective in meetings. Get a point across more concisely. Meets Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Northrop Grumman Building, Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Contact Adim Okwudishu at 410-227-0177 or email adimkris@gmail.com. Visit www.tasctoastmasters.org.

Donate used bikes to make a difference in someone’s life. Bikes For The World works with partner charities in developing countries who train and hire local people to recondition bikes and distribute them to individuals in need of affordable transportation. A $10 donation along with your donated bike covers shipping and handling, and your donation will reduce landfill waste. Contact Senthil at senthil.kannan.61109@gmail.com or visit www.bikesfortheworld.org.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, a non partisan organization that is concerned with election processes, voter participation and civic engagement, is welcoming new members. All women and men interested in civic affairs are invited to join the group. Visit www.LWV-Fairfax.org. or call 703-658-9152.

Volunteers Needed. AARP Tax-Aide, a free, national volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service for low to moderate income and elderly citizens, is currently in need of volunteers to electronically complete and file federal and state income tax forms for the 2013 tax season. Volunteers of all ages and background are welcome. The program will offer free five-day training using IRS computers and software. Volunteers become IRS Certified Tax Counselors after completing the training and passing the IRS examination. Training sessions will be held in Annandale, Centerville and Alexandria in December 2012 and January 2013. Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

White House Ornament Sale. The Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club is selling 2012 White House Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament honors William Howard Taft. This ornament features President and Mrs. Taft delivering Christmas present in a White Steamer automobile. The ornaments cost $19. Proceeds benefit charity. Order by calling 703-378-6841 or 703-378-6216. It is possible to order previous years’ ornaments.

Holiday Greenery. Order holiday greenery from the Westfield H.S. crew team. Select from two sizes and colors of florist quality poinsettias and mixed wreaths. Order online now, visit http://poinsettiasale.westfieldcrew.org/. Orders due by Nov. 16 with pickup on Nov 28. Contact Candis Anhalt, anhalt.dc@cox.net.

ReStore Anniversary Event. The main goal of the ReStore (4262 Entre Court, Chantilly) is to fund Habitat for Humanity in the mission of building simple, decent, and affordable housing for low-income, hard-working partner families. Donations are accepted and can be made by individuals as well as companies. In many cases, if the items were not donated, they would go straight to landfills. To donate, call 703-360-6700 or visit www.restorenova.org. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.