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Eat Chicken, Raise Money

Fair Lakes resident BethAnn Telford is battling a brain tumor, herself, but that doesn’t stop her from raising as much money as she can for the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. So on Thursday, May 2, from 5-7 p.m., she and her fundraising organization, Team BT, will be at the Chick-Fil-A at the Dulles Expo Center, 4412 Chantilly Place in Chantilly.

During that time, the restaurant will donate a percentage of its sales to Team BT. Participants must present a copy of the event flier to the cashier. It may be downloaded in advance at http://teambt.org/images/Chick-fil-a_2013_v3.pdf.

Crime Solvers Seeks Vandals

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s help in identifying whoever’s responsible for damaging at least 21 vehicles during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 26. The vehicles were all parked throughout several business complexes.

The vandalism occurred in the 14300 block of Sullyfield Circle, the 4200 block of Brookfield Corporate Drive, the 4100 block of Walney Road and the 4200 block of Entre Court. An investigation determined the vehicles’ driver-side windows were smashed out between 2 and 3 a.m., and property was stolen from inside four of them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131. Callers may remain anonymous.

St. John’s 5K Fun Walk/Run

St. John’s Episcopal Church is holding a benefit, self-timed, 5K Fun Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4. It begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church at 5649 Mount Gilead Road in Centreville. The walk will flow through and around the neighborhoods near the church, with a self-guided tour of the historic cemetery available.

It’s a charitable event to involve community residents in a friendly activity promoting fellowship and good times, while raising funds to benefit the restoration and preservation of the historic church, built in 1850, and its grounds.

Family entertainment will include face painting and activities such as a moonbounce and carnival-type games. Hot dogs and soda will be available for small contributions. The church’s motto is “Healing, Hope and Hospitality.” Everyone is welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Register in person or at www.sjeccentreville.org.

Westfield High Fundraisers

Westfield High’s band will be performing in next year’s Tournament of Roses parade, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. But first, it needs to raise lots of money for the trip.

So it’s holding a huge, yard sale Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the parking lot of Virginia Run Elementary, at the corner of Pleasant Valley Road and Martins Hundred Drive in Centreville.

Also that day, Westfield band students will have a March for the Roses sale. They’ll be going door-to-door in several neighborhoods selling roses for donations.

They’ll also sell roses, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at tables outside: The Chantilly Walmart by the Dulles Expo Center, the Giant Foods in Centrewood Plaza in Centreville, the Starbucks by the Chantilly Costco at Route 50 and Lee Road, and the Starbucks on Stone Road in Centreville.

Police Firing Range Tour

The next Sully District Police Station Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday, May 8, from 7:30-9 p.m., will include a tour of the Police Department’s firing range and emergency vehicle operations center. Attendees will meet at the police station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly and be bused to the site.

Residents will see how local police officers master some of the skills that keep Fairfax County citizens safe. Those wanting to attend must R.S.V.P. to 703-814-7018 or e-mail FCPDSulCPO@Fairfaxcounty.gov.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 9, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.

However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.

Six Charged with DWI

All police officers from the Sully District Station worked Saturday night, April 20, to focus on catching impaired and unsafe drivers. They made contact with 318 drivers, gave 146 warnings and issued 164 citations. Six people were also charged with DWI.

Food Donations for WFCM

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry urgently needs donations of spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, rice (2-lb. bags), canned pasta, peanut butter, canned tuna and meat, hot and cold cereal, fruit juice, and pancake mix and syrup. Bring all items to WFCM’S new food-pantry location at 13888 Metrotech Drive, near Papa John’s Pizza and Kumon Learning Center, in Chantilly’s Sully Place Shopping Center.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.

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 Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Women's Self Defense Program

The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is partnering with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women's Self Defense Training program. It’s based on the SAFE program formerly provided by the Police Department, but now being taught by C&J Security Corp.

The program is a two-day class that will meet on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15-9:30 p.m. It’s currently offered free and all class materials are included. Program funding is provided through the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation.

The course is offered to females, age 13 and older. A female guardian must accompany girls 13-18. No men other than the instructors are permitted to be present during a class. For more information, call 703-246-7806, e-mail WSD@fairfaxfoundation.org or go to www.fairfaxfoundation.org.