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Pathway to U.S. Citizenship

Information about becoming a U.S. citizen will be presented this Thursday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m., at the Centreville Regional Library.

Korean-language speakers will be there and all are welcome. Learn about the citizenship process from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff.

Sign up by e-mailing washington.communityrelations@dhs.gov. Topics will include the naturalization process and test, plus the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship. Childcare provided for children 4-12.

Fundraiser for Mountain View

On Friday, May 17, the Barnes & Nobles in Fair Lakes will host a Book Fair to raise funds for the Mountain View High School Scholarship Foundation. From 5-9 p.m., families may enjoy face painting, storytelling, bookmark-making, musical performances and an art display.

A percentage of purchases made that day in the store or online from Saturday, May 18-Wednesday, May 22, will also benefit the foundation. Go to bn.com/bookfairs and enter Bookfair ID 11061660 at checkout. Barnes & Noble is at 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive in Fairfax.

Check Health at Rec Center

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week on Saturday, May 18, at the Cub Run Rec Center, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Partnering with the Park Authority, EMS providers will be there from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with apparatus displays plus educational materials on cardiac problems and strokes. They’ll also do blood-pressure screenings and talk with residents.

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, May 19, 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.

WFCCA Meeting May 21

The West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. The panel will hear details of a proposal to permit construction of an overpass across Air and Space Museum Parkway to connect the secure campuses of Dulles Discovery North and South.

Stringfellow Park-and-Ride

A public meeting is planned for Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., in the cafeteria of Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will present the conceptual floor plan, elevations and site plan for the proposed expansion of the Stringfellow Road park-and-ride lot. Also proposed is a transit-center kiosk.

Sully District Council Meeting

The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations and its Land-Use Committee will meet Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131.

The panel will receive a Richmond report from some of the state senators and delegates representing the Sully District there. And they’ll learn about a proposed amendment that would allow the childcare center at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital to also be used by members of the community.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 23, 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.

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.