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Chantilly Farmers Market. Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m., through Nov. 11 in the parking lot at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly. The farmers market is a family-friendly weekly event where everyone can access local foods around, and build connections with local farmers, small business owners, and their neighbors. Farmers and vendors bring locally raised fruits, vegetables, breads and baked goods, meats and eggs, local honey, wine, soaps, prepared foods, and more each week. Free admission. Visit www.community-foodworks.org/chantilly for more.
Nature Program. 9:45-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. At E.C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Bring your toddler and explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch in the monthly “Nature Tots-Fall” program. These programs are designed for youngsters age 1 to 3 and include indoor and outdoor activities. Topics vary with the seasons. The topic will be “fall colors.” The cost is $8 per child. An adult must be able to participate with children. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.
Stargaze or Search for Animals. 4-5:30 p.m. At Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Join a naturalist for a night hike to learn about the different owls that can be found in the park. Listen for calls and learn how owls navigate the night. Then, enjoy s'mores at a campfire. The program is designed for participants age 8 to adult, and the cost is $8 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.
“Ties that Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves.” 4-6 p.m. At Sully Historic Site, Chantilly. Maria Schwartz will be discussing her book, “Ties that Bound,” which is an exploration of the relationships between the first ladies and the enslaved people who served them. Schwartz is the Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island and the author of multiple books on the history of enslaved individuals in America. Her most recent book goes beyond the image of first ladies as glamorous hostesses to shed light on the often-overlooked relationship they had with slaveholding culture in early America. Limited seating is available and advance registration is required to reserve a seat. The cost of each program is $35 per person, which includes wine. Call 703-437-1794 to make a reservation, or book online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully. Call 703-324-8662 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SYA Soccer Tournament. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Centreville High School Stadium, Union Mill Road, Clifton. SYA Soccer will be hosting a free U8 Soccer tournament for clubs throughout Northern Virginia. Limited to 22 boys and 22 girls teams. Four games per team; 30-minute games (running clock). 5v5 games (4v4+GK). Additional activities to include: a full festival environment with moon bounces, face painting, soccer skills games, food trucks, local business participants. D.C. United will be coming out to participate with players and mascot. Visit the website: https://syasports.org/soccer/program-information/travel-soccer/u8-academy/u8-scrimmagefest
Nature Photography. 1-2:30 p.m. At E.C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Learn to make your pictures their best with a nature photography class at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Join a nature photographer and learn some photography basics while exploring the park. Practice your skills by experimenting with landscapes, critter close-ups and aquatic abstracts. Cost is $10 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.
Top Secret Pilots. 2-5 p.m. At Old Bust Brewery, 1734 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Who was better than Top Gun? The Top Secret Red Eagles, flying MiGs against our best pilots. Including a female flight instructor. Cost is $35. Visit the website:
Sideline at Bluegrass Barn. 7 p.m. At Bluegrass Barn, Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Doors open at 6 p.m., show time is 7 p.m. The Bluegrass Barn series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Friends of Frying Pan Park. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Used Bicycle Collection. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14150 Upperridge Drive, Centreville. Support a bicycle collection for Eagle Scout candidate Trey Telleen of Troop 1822. The charity Bikes for the World will send donated bicycles to disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and Globally. Bikes For the World requests a tax-deductible $10 donation per bicycle to help with shipping costs. Call Erik Telleen (Trey’s father) 202-647-9995.
Chantilly Honors Veterans. 6 p.m. At Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. All FCPS schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will host a special event to honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel. Organized by the Chantilly Pyramid and the non-profit group iWitnessed-i Remember, the evening celebration will feature a series of special musical performances from Chantilly ensembles, a dessert reception supported by Mission B-B-Q, Wegmans, and other local businesses, and a focus on the service of World War II veterans as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. All veterans and active-duty service personnel who live or work in western Fairfax County are invited to attend and may sign up here: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com.
Wagon Ride and Campfire Meal. 5:30-7 p.m. At E.C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Enjoy a night under the stars with the “Hot Dog, Smores! Wagon Ride & Campfire” program. Dine on a turkey hot dog supper roasted over the campfire and take a brisk wagon ride through the Rocky Run Stream Valley. Learn about the park’s namesake, Ellanor C. Lawrence, and discover some of the area’s local and natural history. Hot dogs, buns, condiments, and s'mores will be provided. Feel free to bring your own drinks and sides. Cost is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at Cabell's Mill. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.
The Nutcracker. At Hylton Performing Ars Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Virginia National Ballet. Treat yourself to Virginia National Ballet’s full-length, traditional production of The Nutcracker. Featuring gorgeous scenery, costumes, and choreography, enjoy world-class professional, international dancers accompanied by the students of Virginia National Ballet School. VNB is led by Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, 2019 Winner of the Seefeldt Award for Outstanding Individual Artist. Tickets: $37 adults, $25 children (ages 17 and under). Visit www.virginianationalballet.org.
African-American Genealogy. 7-8:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. An African-American Genealogy study group meets the first Monday of the month (except September and November). Participation in the study group is free but registration is requested. To register, or for more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/events or call 703-830-2223.
Fitness for 50+. Daytime hours, Monday-Friday at Sully Senior Center, 14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly. Jazzercise Lite, Zumba Gold, Hot Hula Fitness (dancing Polynesian style), Strength Training, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and more. Membership is $48 a year, and waivers are available. Email email@example.com or call 703-322-4475 for more.
History Volunteers Needed. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum needs history buffs. The Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in Museum events, programs and administration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-945-7483 to explore opportunities. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. It is open every Sunday, except holidays, from 1-4 p.m. www.fairfax-station.org, 703-425-9225.
Art Guild of Clifton Exhibit. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Clifton Wine Shop, 7145 Main St., Clifton. Includes oil paintings of European settings; doors, windows, and flower shops. Free. Call 703-409-0919 for more.
Carolina Shag Dance. Wednesdays, 6:30-10 p.m. at Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partners needed; dinner menu at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit www.nvshag.org for more.
Open Rehearsal. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Lord of Life church, 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Centreville. The Fairfax Jubil-Aires barbershop chorus invites men of all ages who enjoy singing. Free. Visit www.fairfaxjubilairs.org for more.
Live After Five. Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville. Every Friday night a band plays on the patio of the winery. Free to attend. Visit www.wineryatbullrun.com for a full schedule.
Mondays are Family Night. 5-7 p.m. at Villagio, 7145 Main St. $45 for a family of four. Call 703-543-2030 for more.
Toddlin’ Twos. Tuesdays, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Early literacy storytime with songs and activities included. Age 2 with caregiver, free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Storytime for Three to Fives. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with caregiver. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Plant Clinic. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. A neighborhood plant clinic with horticultural tips, information, techniques, and advice. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Lego Block Party. Every other Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Legos will be provided for an afternoon of building. Grades 3-6. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Duplo Storytime. Every other Wednesday, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Develop and reinforce early literacy skills for reading success. Ages 1-3 with adult. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Legos Kids Club. Every other Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Thousands of Legos for children to play with. Ages 6-12. Free. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.
Starlight Storytime. Every other Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Stories under the stars for ages 4-8. Wear pajamas and bring stuffed friends. Free. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.
One-on-One English Conversation. Various times at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Spend an hour with a volunteer tutor to practice conversing in English. Various times and days. Reservations are required. Call the library at 703-830-2223 to make a reservation.
ESL Book Club. Mondays, 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Meet and discuss a book chosen by group. Free. Call 703-830-2223 with questions and to reserve a spot.
English as Second Language Book Club. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults learning English meet to discuss a book chosen by the group. Call the library 703-830-2223 for book title.
Advanced English Conversation Group. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Drop-in conversation group for adult English as Second Language speakers who want to improve their skills. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
English Conversation Group. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Practice English with a group of students and adults. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Farsi Conversation Group. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Practice speaking Farsi with native speakers in this weekly drop-in conversation group. No registration required. Adults. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
English Conversation Group. Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Practice English with a group of students and adults. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Practice English Conversation Group. Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Drop in and enjoy casual conversation and learning for adult learners of English. Volunteer led program. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
ESL Book Club. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults learning English are welcome to meet and discuss a book chosen by the group. To find out book title, call 703-502-3883.