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Easter Bonnet Creation Contest

Easter Bonnet Creation Contest

Girls and boys 12 and under are invited to don their most original, most humorous or best international-theme home-made Easter bonnet creation and join in the Fair Oaks Mall Children's Easter Bonnet Parade contest on Saturday, March 23 from 10-11:30 a.m.

A judges panel will award three grand prizes: most original home-made Easter bonnet creation; most humorous home-made Easter bonnet creation; and, best international-theme home-made Easter bonnet creation. Each winner will receive a $100 Fair Oaks Mall American Express Gift Card.

The Fair Oaks Children's Easter Bonnet Contest will be held in the Grand Court of Fair Oaks Mall, adjacent to the spring gardens with the Easter Bunny. Girls and boys 12 years of age and under, along with a parent or legal guardian, must first register with a photo release on Saturday, March 23 any time between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. prior to joining the parade and contest. Winners will be announced at noon that day, with winners' photos displayed through March 30 at the Fair Oaks Customer Service Center.

A continental breakfast will be served for all Fair Oaks Children's Easter Bonnet Parade contest entrants, and every entrant will receive a special Fair Oaks Privilege Card discount for photos with the Easter Bunny in his spring gardens.

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Easter Bunny Visits Fair Oaks

Easter Bunny Visits Fair Oaks

Through Saturday, March 30 during all shopping hours, families will have the opportunity for photos with the Easter Bunny. This year, the Easter Bunny’s home moves to the Fair Oaks Grand Court. Children will meet the Easter Bunny amidst gardens of white cherry blossoms; bougainvillea and wisteria tree trellises; planters of narcissus, azaleas and daisies; and a sparkling rock pond.

Every child in the gardens will receive a special gift just for visiting the Easter Bunny.

Fair Oaks will also offer families two special opportunities to have their pets’ pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The annual Fair Oaks Mall “Bunny Paws” will be offered on Saturday, March 23 from 8-9:30 a.m. and again on Sunday, March 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Fair Oaks will donate $10 to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter with every Photo Package A ordered.

Owners with their dogs and cats will be able to access Fair Oaks Mall during “Bunny Paws” hours only from the lower level south east entrance adjacent to Todai Japanese Seafood Buffet. All pets must be on a leash or in a lightweight cage or pet carrier with a harness. Dogs and cats must be up-to-date with their shots and owners will be responsible for their pets at all times.

Fair Oaks Mall will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31.

Entertainment

Email announcements to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos welcome.

Ongoing

Easter Bunny Returns. Through March 30, children can take pictures with the Easter Bunny at Fair Oaks Mall during mall hours. Pet photos will be available Saturday, March 23 from 8-9:30 a.m. and on Sunday, March 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. $10 will be donated to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter with every photo package A ordered.

The Airbus IMAX Theater at National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, is showing movies including “Hubble,” “Fighter Pilot,” “Space Junk,” and “Jack the Giant Slayer” from March 29 through May 23. “Jack the Giant Slayer” last show is April 10. Visit http://airandspace.si.edu/udvarhazy/ or call 703-572-4118 for the movie schedule.

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Young Actors’ Workshop. June 24-28 from 9 a.m.-noon at Westfield High School. Students in grades 3-6 can discover the artist inside themselves through games, acting exercises and more. $125. Visit www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com for an enrollment form or call 703-488-6439. Register early as space is limited and camp sells out.

Thursday/March 21

Tax Assistance. 6 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can get help from IRS-certified volunteers. Free.

Guys Read. 7:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Boys in grades 5 and 6 can participate. Call for title. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Friday/March 22

ESL Conversation Group. 1 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults can practice with others learning English. Free. 703-830-2223.

Easter Musical Drama. 8 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. See “Christ Alone.” Free. Visit www.jccag.org or 703-383-1170.

Saturday/March 23

Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can get help from IRS-certified volunteers. Free.

Peaceful Paws. 10:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges meet and read to a trained therapy dog, Dakota, a gentle giant Bernese Mountain dog. Reading is not required, but can read from a library book or already owned one. Free. Registration required, 703-502-3883.

English Conversation Group. 3:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults can talk with others learning English. Free. 703-830-2223.

Easter Musical Drama. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. See “Christ Alone.” Free. Visit www.jccag.org or 703-383-1170.

Fairfax Jubilaires Annual Show. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., N.E., Vienna. Features award winning quartets Da Capo, Epic and Speed of Sound. $20. Visit www.fairfaxjubilaires.org for tickets.

Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest. 10-11:30 a.m. at Fair Oaks Mall. Girls and boys age 12 and under can wear an original, humorous or international-theme home-made Easter bonnet. The judges will award a grand prize in three categories. Must register at event. Free.

Sunday/March 24

Easter Musical Drama. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. See “Christ Alone.” Free. Visit www.jccag.org or 703-383-1170.

Easter Egg Hunt. 3:30 p.m. at Kings of Kings Lutheran Church and Preschool, 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax. Free, but free-will offering will be accepted. Enjoy hunts for different ages,games, story time and more. RSVP to jhangen@kofk.org. Visit www.kofk.org for more.

Monday/March 25

Bouncin’ Babies. 10:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Babies up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes, songs, stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883

Small Wonders. 11:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy rhymes, songs and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Sully Book Club. 1 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults can discuss “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. Free. 703-830-2223.

Book Buddies. 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. First and second graders can enjoy a book discussion. Call for title. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Afternoon Adventures. 3 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Learn about chickens and meet a couple of real ones. For children age 6-12. Free. Registration required, 703-830-2223.

Writers of Chantilly. 6:45 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can share their work and receive feedback. Free. 703-502-3883.

ESL Book Club. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Ask for title. 703-830-2223.

Tuesday/March 26

English Conversation Group. 10:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can practice with other students. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy rhymes, songs and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Bouncin’ Babies. 11:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Babies up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes, songs, stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Storytime. 1:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children age 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

AARP Tax Assistance. 4-8 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Preference given to older adults. Free. 703-830-2223.

Wednesday/March 27

Toddlin’ Twos. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children age 2 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

AARP Tax Assistance. 1-5 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Preference given to older adults. Free. 703-830-2223.

Bouncin’ Babies. 3 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Babies up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes, songs, stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Small Wonders. 4 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy rhymes, songs and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

A Novel Society. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults can discuss “The Beautiful Cigar Girl” by Daniel Stashower. Free. 703-830-2223.

Starlight Storytime. 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. All ages can bring a stuffed animal and enjoy stories and fun. Free. Registration required. 703-830-2223.

Thursday/March 28

Storytime. 1:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children age 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Ready for School Storytime. 4 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Children ages 4-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required. 703-502-3883.

Tax Assistance. 6 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can get help from IRS-certified volunteers. Free.

Friday/March 29

English Conversation Group. 1 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults can talk with others learning English. Free. 703-830-2223.

Saturday/March 30

Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. at Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults can get help from IRS-certified volunteers. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt. 1 p.m. at Lord of Life, 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Clifton. Children 10 and under can enjoy a hunt. Bring a basket. Free. Visit www.lordoflifeva.org or 703-323-9500.

Sunday/March 31

Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Roll. 1-3 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Children up to age 11 can enjoy the egg roll. There will be a moon bounce, games, face painting, door prizes and more. Free. Visit www.jccag.org or 703-383-1170.

Thursday/April 4

Concert. 7 p.m. at CVHS theater. Hear Russian choir Vita in Canto perform with conductor Yuly Kopkin. Free.

Thursday/May 16

Clifton Charity Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in historic Clifton. $25/advance; $30/day of tour; $10/single home admission. Visit www.cliftoncwc.org for ticket information. Proceeds benefit the Charitable Trust.

Marketplace and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The Clifton Community Woman’s Club will host the fundraiser at Paradise Spring Winery in conjunction with the homes tour. Wine Down and silent auction from 3-6 p.m. at the winery. Free. Visit www.cliftoncwc.org.