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Centreview Bulletin Board March 21

Thursday/March 21

Talk. 7:30-9 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Chris Sperling will reveal some of the finds unearthed by the ongoing excavation of Cholchester, an 18th century port on the Occoquan that pre-dates Alexandria and was once connected to Centreville by the old mountain road (now Cholchester and Bradock Roads). Visit www.centrevilleva.org.

Friday/March 22

Registration Open House. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Clifton Children’s Academy, 14315 Compton Road. Parents and children can tour the school and register for fall 2013 and summer camp. RSVP at www.childrensacademy.com or 703-968-8455.

Saturday/March 23

Art and Silent Auction. 7 p.m. at Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door, with discounts for multiple tickets. Held by Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Visit www.hart90.org for more.

Grand Opening. 8 a.m. at Sports Authority, 13031 Fair Lakes Shopping Center. The first 250 customers will receive “mystery bucks” worth $5-$500, plus $100 cash drawings from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson will be at the store from 1-2:30 p.m.

Monday/March 25

Greenbriar Garden Club. 7:30 p.m. at Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road. Join for a presentation Master Gardener and Pilates instructor Carol Goldberg Her presentation covers the basics of Pilates exercise and its value to gardeners as one way to strengthen the torso—the body’s “core” to create strength and stability and pain free gardening.

Tuesday/March 26

Community Passover Seder. 6 p.m. at Temple Beth Torah, 4212-C Technology Court. Menu includes ritual Seder items, gefilte fish, Matzoh ball soup, roast chicken, vegetables, kosher wine/juice and Passover desserts. Adults and children over age 13 - $20; Children 12 & under - $10; Children under 3 - free. Visit www.bethtorah.net.

Sunday/March 31

Information Session. 2 p.m. at Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Learn how to become a volunteer or foster parents. RSVP to kristen.auerbach@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-0208.

Friday-Sunday/April 5-7

Weekend Conference. General sessions aimed at people in grade 7 through adult; student sessions and more at Centreville Baptist Church. Nursery for ages 0-4 available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit www.cbcva.org/aig for more information.

Saturday/April 6

Clean Up. 9 a.m.-noon at Colin Powell Elementary School, 13340 Leland Road. Help clean up the area around the school. Trash bags will be provided. Heavy work gloves suggested.

Tuesday/April 9

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.

Wednesday/April 10

Kindergarten Registration. 8:45 a.m. at Deer Park Elementary. Parents can learn about the program and then complete the paperwork. To receive a packet in advance, 703-802-5000.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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 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.