Area Roundups

Area Roundups

Clifton Dinner Theater Auditions

Adults are welcome to audition for the March performance of the Clifton Dinner Theater. Open auditions, regardless of experience, will be held Saturday Jan. 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. For more information, contact Dianne Janczewski at

Democratic Women of Clifton

The Democratic Women of Clifton will meet Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. All Democratic women in Northern Virginia are invited to become members of this organization. For more information, write or visit the DWC website at

South County to Host Mr. Stallion Event

South County High School Class of 2015 Student Government Association will be hosting the Fifth Annual Mr. Stallion, a male beauty pageant, on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Twelve young men, including 2011 winner Mark Gavino and 2012 winner Brent Bainwol will be competing in this year's event. The evening will consist of spirit wear, talent, formal wear and question and answer portions. There will also be a brief intermission where concessions will be sold.

Tickets can be purchased at the doors of the Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium located at 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton for $5.

Participants: Christian Alvardo, Brent Bainwol, Desniq Campbell, Mason Edwards, Mark Gavino, Christian Glover, Angel Hernandez, Warner Hunter, Maurice Hymes, Karim Ismail, Khave Konteh and Jeremy Thomas.

Centeredbeing Studio Opening

Suzie Carmack, a researcher in health communication and kinesiology (movement science) who has been training yoga and Pilates trainers worldwide since 2003, recently opened the centeredbeing studio in the Shoppes of Lorton Valley. The studio held a free community open house on Jan. 1, 2013 to honor the New Year's Holiday. The day featured free yoga and Pilates demonstrations as well as a wellness workshop that integrates movement and essential oils.

A Lorton resident since 2001, Carmack decided to bring her research-based style of Pilates and Yoga—centeredbeing—back to her family's backyard.

Centeredbeing started as a movement and mindfulness curriculum in 2008, and has grown to reach over 16,000 people in 91 countries through a "move at your desk" Youtube campaign that was recently featured by the Washington Post.

Centeredbeing Studio is located at 8971 Ox Road, Suite 170, Lorton. The studio is located next to the Exquisite Jewelers and the Quiznos Subs in the Lorton Center Shopping Center.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices—such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners—as well as household hazardous wastes including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes for free during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events.

The next one is slated for Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Advocates Needed for Elderly

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 in spring 2013. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email

Give Caregivers a Break

Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. 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. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or