Roundups: Centreville and Chantilly

Roundups: Centreville and Chantilly

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, June 8, 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.

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.

Autism Safety Fair

Autism Speaks, National Capital Area Chapter, is sponsoring an Autism Safety Fair, in collaboration with the Fraternal Order of Police, the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, and Parents of Autistic Children Northern Virginia. The event takes place at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy Range, 3721 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, on Saturday, June 10, noon-3:30 p.m.

Register at

Donate Blood at Fire Academy

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Inova Blood Donor Services Bloodmobile will be located in the bays.

For appointments and directions, visit, Click on Schedule a Donation, then click on Donate Blood, and use Sponsor Code 8184, or contact Lt. Vernon (Ty) Corbin Jr. at 571-585-2203,or or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372).

Learn about Summer Safety

Summer Safety is the topic of the next meeting of the Sully District Police Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee. It’s set for Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m., at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The subjects covered will include bicycle safety, keeping your home safe while away on vacation, soliciting information when someone comes to your home, ticks and fireworks.

Tolling I-66 Public Meeting

VDOT is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, June 14, in the Stone Middle School Cafeteria regarding the I-66 Outside the Beltway project, which includes proposed new tolled express lanes similar to the Beltway. The meeting is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. See

Meeting time is 6-8:30 p.m. A brief presentation will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Information will be provided on the current project status and schedule, and upcoming activities in the I-66 corridor. Staff will be on hand to answer one-on-one questions before and after the presentation.

Several Volunteers Needed

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly seeks individuals to volunteer for the following:

  • Volunteer(s) to clean office and bathroom, Tuesday or Thursday, either 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 2:30-4 a.m.

  • Volunteer(s) to answer phones and schedule appointments, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Requirements: good phone skills, personable, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.

  • Volunteer(s) for Client Services Intake, Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Requirements: Spanish speaker preferred, ability to work with clients, able to conduct pantry tours. Interview and completed application required.

  • Volunteer for Food Pantry, bagging clients' food choices, Thursday, 10:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Requirements: must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 25 pounds. Interview and completed application required.


Food Donations for WFCM

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry needs donations of 1-2 pound bags of rice; fruit juice; jelly; red, white or black beans (can or bagged); canned vegetables (no green beans of corn needed); macaroni and cheese; can pasta; pasta sauce; and pasta (spaghetti, rotini, elbow, etc.).

Toiletries needed, which WFCM clients cannot purchase with food stamps, include diapers, toothpaste, shampoo and solid deodorant.

Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry’s new location at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Contact Terri Kelly at if willing to coordinate a food drive.

Volunteer Drivers Are Needed

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406 or go to and click on Volunteer Solutions.

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, or visit

Long-Term Care Advocates

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided in September. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email

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

Drive Seniors to Appointments

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711, visit and link to Volunteer Solutions or email