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Bulletin Board CV 4/10/2013

Email announcements to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos welcome.

Saturday/April 13

Strides for Success Race. 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave. Enjoy a 5k or 1k family fun run. $35/5k race; $20/adult for the 1k fun run/walk. Children under 10 can register for the 5k or 1k for $15. Register at www.jlnv.org.

Monday/April 15

Kindergarten Registration. Prospective parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 should call Brookfield Elementary School at 703-814-8700 to make a registration appointment.

Program. 7 p.m. at Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road. WFCWC hosts “Aging with Flair.” Free. Learn strategies for being an active participant in a healthy future. 703-631-7093.

Centreville Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Overcome your fear

of public speaking in a proven program that has helped thousands over the past 89 years.

Wednesday/April 17

Meeting. 7 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. The Republican Women of Clifton will feature Crystal Wright, who will address “How Can the GOP Move Forward and Become a Winning Party Again?” and Hans Von Spakovsky, who will talk about “Preserving Democracy - Election Reform and the Dangers of Voter Fraud.” Free. Visit www.cliftongop.com for more.

Sunday/April 21

5k Walk. 4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner. Enjoy a resource fair, live music and more. Hosted by the Victims Services Section of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/crimevictimsrights.htm.

Financial Fortitude Symposium. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 6531 Little Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Guest speakers will discuss financial, estate, tax and college planning, retirement and investing. RSVP by April 20 to financialfortitude@fcacdst.org or 703-539-2813. Free.

Monday/April 22

Kindergarten Registration. 2-4 p.m. at Colin Powell Elementary School. Visit www.fcps.edu/start/kindergarten.htm for forms and information.

Kindergarten Orientation. 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Elementary School. Program is for parents and rising kindergarteners. 703-467-3500.

Monday/April 29

Kindergarten Orientation/Registration. 2 p.m. at Greenbriar East Elementary. 703-633-6400.

Kindergarten Orientation. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary. Parents will meet teachers and kindergarten students will visit the classroom. Call 703-633-7500 for forms.

Thursday/May 2

Preview Book Sale. 6-9 p.m. at Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Members of the library can browse thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more. Memberships available for $15. Special incentives will be given to those who purchase a membership. Visit friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com or 703-830-2223.

Friday/May 3

Kindergarten Orientation. 9:15-10:15 a.m. at Poplar Tree Elementary. Children who will be 5 before Sept. 30 can register. 703-633-7400 for information.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Browse thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more. Visit friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com or 703-830-2223.

Saturday/May 4

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Browse thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more. Visit friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com or 703-830-2223.

Sunday/May 5

Book Sale. 1-5 p.m. at Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Browse thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and more. Visit friendsofcentrevillelibrary.blogspot.com or 703-830-2223.

Monday/May 6

Kindergarten Orientation. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary. Parents will meet teachers and kindergarten students will visit the classroom. Call 703-633-7500 for forms.

Centreville Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Overcome your fear

of public speaking in a proven program that has helped thousands over the past 89 years.

Monday/May 13

Kindergarten Orientation. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Cub Run Elementary. Parents will meet teachers and kindergarten students will visit the classroom. Call 703-633-7500 for forms.

Tuesday/May 14

Civil War Discussion. 7 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Matt Atkinson will discuss the final day of the battle at Gettysburg. Donation of $5 will be accepted for Sully Historic Site. Reservations required, 703-437-1794.

Monday/May 20

Kindergarten Orientation. 2:30-3:45 p.m. at Greenbriar West Elementary School. 703-633-6700.

Kindergarten Orientation. 2-3 p.m. at Union Mill Elementary. Visit www.fcps.edu/parents/index.shtml or the school office to pick up registration forms; call the school for an appointment to drop off the filled out forms. 703-322-8500 for appointments or questions.

Kindergarten Orientation. 1:45-4 p.m. at Bull Run Elementary School. Bring your child. If unable to attend, call Tina Vanison, registrar, 703-227-1400 to set-up an appointment.

Monday/June 3

Centreville Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Overcome your fear of public speaking in a proven program that has helped thousands over the last 89 years. All welcome.

Monday/June 17

Centreville Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Overcome your fear of public speaking in a proven program that has helped thousands over the last 89 years. All welcome.

Monday/July 1

Centreville Toastmasters. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Overcome your fear of public speaking in a proven program that has helped thousands over the last 89 years. All welcome.

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.

Volunteers Needed

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum needs volunteers to work on Sundays at 13938 Braddock Road, Centreville. The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays, when volunteer help is needed the most. Civil War buffs who want something worthwhile to do on Sundays are perfect candidates. Generally at least two volunteers are on duty for each day of coverage at the museum.

The museum is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Mondays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 703-971-4984 or visit www.stuart-mosby.com.

Respite Care Volunteers. Give a family caregiver of a frail, older adult a break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor's appointment or have coffee with a friend. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods in Fairfax County. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.

Advocates. The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities throughout the area. Training is provided. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ltcombudsman/vol_ombud_program.htm.

The Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum at 13938 Braddock Road. 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.

Ongoing

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. at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Registration required. Please call 703-667-9800 to register as space is limited. $10 per class.

Centreville Garden Club Meeting. 7 p.m. every third Monday at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Learn more at centrevillegardenclub.blogspot.com or e-mail: centrevillegardenclub@gmail.com. Visitors welcome. Phone 703-830-2942.

The John Witt Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century is accepting new members. Colonial Dames is a patriotic, genealogical and heraldic society for women of lineal descendants of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the original colonies in the geographical area of the present United States. The chapter meets four times a year usually in January, May, September and November. For more information contact jsmithtot@aol.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. at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Registration required. Call 703-667-9800 to register as space is limited. Cost is $10 per class.

Pleasant Valley Preschool, 4615 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly is now accepting registrations for the 2013-14 school year. The goal is to provide a learning environment that promotes social development and a nurturing preschool education. Visit www.pleasantvalleypreschool.com or call 703-378-6911.

NAMI Northern Virginia Connections a free education and support program for individuals living with mental illness at the Chantilly Library 4000 Stringfellow Road Chantilly, every Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference room. Visit www.NAMI-NorthernVirginia.org for more.

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.

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 Road. 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.

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

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.

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 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.