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, March 2, 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.

Blood Drive at Fire Academy

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, in partnership with INOVA Blood Donor Services, will be hosting a blood drive at the Fire and Rescue Academy on Friday, March 3 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax, Call 1-866-256-6372

Dulles Suburban Center Meetings

As the Dulles Suburban Center Study enters into its second phase, the Advisory Group has set its schedule for the next several months. Residents are invited to attend the meetings and hear what the group is discussing regarding land use in the Dulles Suburban Center. The upcoming meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, on March 6, and March 21.

Specific meeting topics will be posted on the Dulles Suburban Study website closer to the date of each meeting.

Sully District Town Hall Meeting

Supervisor Kathy Smith, School Board Representative Tom Wilson, County Executive Ed Long, The Sully District Council, and Budget Staff from Fairfax County and FCPS will discuss the FY 2018 budgets for FCPS and Fairfax County on Wednesday, March 8, 7-9 p.m., in the Little Theatre in Rocky Run Middle School at 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

Attend Thriving Family Summit

The Thriving Family Summit vision began with a drug overdose and death of a local teenager and a local church offering to host her memorial service. In response, local church and Fairfax County leaders gathered to identify some specific actions to deepen awareness of the growing teen trends of broken families, drug addiction, anxiety, depression, and suicide, and how to make resources better known and accessible. The free Thriving Family Summit will be held Saturday, March 11 at 15451 Lee Highway, Centreville. See

Learn Drug Prevention Strategies

The next UPC Prevention program will be held Thursday, March 16, at Westfield High School’s Lecture Study room. This adults-only UPC parent awareness program features an evening of dialogue with a panel of high school seniors on drugs and alcohol use, teen parties, and healthy teen-parent communication. Middle school and high school parents can benefit from this program.

Club To Host Realtor

Kathy Sparks, owner of the Team Sparks Realty Group, will tell the GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman's Club (WFCWC) at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the Cale Community Center what it is like to be a self-employed single woman working in real estate in Northern Virginia and also give some tips and pointers on preparing a house for sale. Sparks is a licensed Realtor, an accredited staging professional, a certified investor agent specialist, and a property owner and investor herself. She will share stories about her professional life and show examples of good staging and presentation that helps homes sell.

WFCWC usually meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, September through May, at the Cale Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road. Guests are welcome and admission is free. For more information about WFCWC, visit or call Mary Jane Hasselkus at 703-378-4250.

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