Thursdays/Jan. 17 and Jan. 31
Registration Open House. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Clifton Children’s Academy, 14315 Compton Road, Centreville. Come tour the school and register for morning, afternoon or full-day preschool classes. Visit www.childrensacademy.com or 703-968-8455 to register for one of the open houses.
Rev Up Your Metabolism. 12:15 p.m. at The Women’s Club Fitness Center and Day Spa, 14175 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Get tips on foods that boost metabolism, how to exercise efficiently and more. Free. Registration required. Visit www.thewomens-club.com or 703-817-0700 to register.
A Gardener’s Calendar. 10 a.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 8132 Lee Highway, Merrifield. David Yost, Merrifield plant specialist, will discuss how to start caring for a garden. Free. Visit www.merrifieldgardencenter.com or 703-968-9600.
Luncheon and Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road. The GFWC-Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club will host a luncheon and presentation titled “Around the World in 40 Minutes.” To register contact Marion Brown at 703-631-7093 or e-mail email@example.com by Jan. 18.
Trial Class. Torah tots is holding free trial classes of their program for children ages 2.5 years through pre-k and their parents at 11 a.m. at 4212-C Technology Court, Chantilly. No registration required.
Preschool Open House and Registration. 9:30-11:30 a.m. for Pleasant Valley Preschool located in Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Learn about the program. Visit www.pleasantvalleypreschool.com or 703-378-6911.
Through Jan. 31
Registration Deadline. Register by Jan. 31 for Torah Tots, a program for children ages 2.5 through pre-k. $90/member; $120/non-member. Classes held on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Program Information. Learn about Lifetime Leadership Program at 11 a.m. at Leadership Fairfax, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna.
Second Saturday. 9 a.m. at Marriott Courtyard, 11220 Lee-Jackson Highway, Fairfax. Professionals speak towards educating spouses about separation and divorce process in order to encourage them to be civil and reasonable for their pocketbooks, emotional health and children. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Deadline. High school seniors must submit their application form online to be eligible for a scholarship from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Educational Scholarship Foundation. Detailed information is available at www.vmdaec.com or 804-968-7153.
Civil War Lecture. 7 p.m. at Cabell’s Mill in Centreville. Lt. Col. Bill Hewitt will discuss the Gettysburg Campaign and July 1 battle. Donation of $5 will be accepted for Sully Historic Site. Reservations required, 703-437-1794.
Scholarship Application Deadline. High school seniors can apply for $1,500 scholarship from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. Visit www.novec.com/community/index.cfm and select “scholarships” or contact Donna Snellings at email@example.com or 703-392-1511.
Civil War Discussion. 7 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Angie Atkinson will discuss the second day of the battle at Gettysburg, including Little Round Top and Devil’s Den. Donation of $5 will be accepted for Sully Historic Site. Reservations required, 703-437-1794.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.