Entertainment Calendar: Chantilly, Centreville
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Entertainment Calendar: Chantilly, Centreville

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Ongoing

Senior Olympics. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. The games run through Sept. 28. There will be no on-site registration for participants. Visit www.nvso.us.

Crafters Wanted for 2nd Annual Fall Craft Show. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will hold its 2nd Annual Fall Craft Show and LEGO (TM) Train Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 ,10 a.m.-4 p.m. For crafters interested in joining the event, booth space is enough room for a 10x10 canopy and cost is $50 per space. Email dmueller@fairfax-station.org for an application and further information. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

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.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Fresh Food Drive. 3:30-7 p.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly. The Chantilly Farmers Market is teaming up with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to accept food bank donations at the market each week inSeptember. Free admission. Call 703-376-1170 or visit www.facebook.com/events/2024634134303532/.

Friday-Saturday/Sept. 20-21

Kids Wish Kids Good Night. 7-8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Put a new twist on the bedtime routine by letting children wish a good night to the animals at Frying Pan Farm Park. Bring a flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour and learn how farm animals settle down for the night. For participants age 3-adult. $10 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress for the weather. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 20-22

Capital Home Show. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. Brett Tutor, the carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces, will headline with more than 250 companies exhibiting and showcasing the latest in home remodeling, renovation, décor and redesign. Visit www.capitalhomeshow.com for tickets.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Runnymede Park, 195 Herndon Parkway, Herndon. Pre-orders accepted – visit each vendor’s website (Watermark Woods, of Hamilton, and Nature By Design, of Alexandria), check inventory and availability, send an email. Pick-up and pay at Runnymede Park during the sale Sponsored by Friends of Runnymede Park. Free admission. Call 703-615-7855 or visit www.frpweb.org for more.

Rain Garden Workshop. 10 a.m.-noon at Sully District Governmental Center, James McDonnell Room, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are attractive landscape features that allow rainwater and snowmelt to infiltrate into the ground. Learn about designing and planting a rain garden at home. Free. Registration Required: https://bit.ly/33oEOtC.

Sunday/Sept. 22

Chipmunk Stroll. 1-2 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Participants age 6-adult are invited to take a walk with a naturalist to look and listen for Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Learn about the lives of these cute critters that inhabit the park. $6 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.

Game Day and Scavenger Hunt. 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Play a Train or History Game as well as try your luck at a Scavenger Hunt. Ages 16 and older, $4; 5-15, $2; 4 and under, free. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

Picnic with Purpose. 4-8 p.m. at Pavilion at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. This is the inaugural fundraising picnic for Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park in the covered outdoor pavilion behind the Visitors Center. BBQ picnic and entertainment includes silent auction, games, music and prizes. Visit friendsoffryingpan.org/whats-new/bbq/ for tickets. Table sponsorships are also available. Event proceeds benefit the scholarship and grant funds for Frying Pan Farm Park. $30, adult; $15, child; free, 3 or under.

Monday/Sept. 23

Stream Life. 6-7 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Explore Big Rocky Run with a naturalist, use dip nets and kick nets to catch and release creatures and learn about their role in the environment. Learn stream monitoring techniques and the impacts humans have on these fragile ecosystems. Ages 4 and older. $6 per person. Call 703-631-0013, TTY 711, for more.

Thursday/Sept. 26

Erin Peterson Fund Golf Tournament. At the Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Erin was a 2006 Westfield High grad who died in the April 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy. Afterward, her parents started the Erin Peterson Fund (EPF) to award scholarships in her memory to those less fortunate, plus the Leadership for Tomorrow program which provides grants to at-risk male students at Westfield. Community members make that possible each year when they play in the tournament and support the fund. To register, go to www.erinpetersonfund.org and click on Golf Registration. Raffle tickets may also be purchased online.

Fresh Food Drive. 3:30-7 p.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly. The Chantilly Farmers Market is teaming up with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to accept food bank donations at the market each week inSeptember. Free admission. Call 703-376-1170 or visit www.facebook.com/events/2024634134303532/.

DATA Celebrates 33 Years. 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. Dulles Area Transportation Association hosts a networking cocktail hour followed by dinner and the program. To reserve a seat, table or sponsorship, contact Kelly Woodward at 703-945-0135. Visit datatrans.org for more.

Teen Volunteer Information Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. This presentation will show teens how to find agencies in need of volunteers and explore upcoming volunteer opportunities. Hear from staff members at Volunteer Fairfax and get connected with the Youth Service Learning Directory to make volunteering a reality with impact for this school year and beyond. Ages 12-18. Call 703-502-3883, TTY 711, for more.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Centreville Unified Pyramid Track and Field Event. 9 a.m.-noon at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Centreville. All the schools in the Centreville Pyramid (Centreville ES, Centre Ridge ES, Bull Run ES, Colin Powell ES, Union Mill ES, Liberty MS, and Centreville HS) will be sending track teams consisting of students with and without disabilities to compete as one unified team. Unifiied Sports is a subdivision of Special Olympics. Free. Email ASBlount@fcps.edu or call 703-282-5555 for more.

Celebrate Cabell's Mill. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Celebrate the 250 year anniversary of Cabell's Mill and the 75th anniversary of the purchase of the property by David & Ellanor Lawrence. Celebrate the many uses of Cabell's Mill and hear about the people who have been a part of its past. All ages. Free. Call 703-631-0013, TTY 711, for more.

Ono Brewing Company’s 2nd “Onoversary.” 1-8 p.m. at Ono Brewing Company, 4520 Daly Drive, Suite 102, Chantilly. Ono is celebrating its anniversary with an all-day Hawaiian Luau party and Hawaiian cultural event. The family-friendly festivities include live Hawaiian entertainment including 14 different Hawaiian music and hula dancing performances, Hawaiian crafters and vendors, lei making demonstrations, food from Odd BBQ including traditional Hawaiian plate lunches and other BBQ plates. There will also be treats from the islands such as Hawaiian shaved ice and a Samoan dessert called Pain popo, which are coconut sweet rolls. Visit www.onobrewco.com for more.

Spy Walk. 2-3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Go on a “Spy Walk.” Visitors age 12 to adult are invited to hear a spell-binding tale about espionage, secret payments and the Russians. Walk and talk about a spy who used Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as a drop-off location as the Soviet Union entered its final years in the 1980s. The program meets at Walney Pond. $6 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.

Tuscan Recipes with Chef Cal. 2-3:30 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Regional Italian recipes that are easy to fix and taste great. Adults and teens. Call 703-502-3883, TTY 711, for more.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Fall Warblers. 7-8:30 a.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Wake up with the birds and discover these delightful fall visitors with an expert guide. Ages 8 and older. $8 per person. Call 703-631-0013, TTY 711, for more.

Monday/Sept. 30

Farm Life. 11-11:45 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Learn about elements of farm life. Children will get to spend time with a different farm animal at each session. Other activities may include story time, creating crafts and introductory-level farm chores. For children age 3-5. $8 per child. Pre-paid reservations are required. Adults must attend with a registered child. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.

Friday/Oct. 4

OLGC Golf Classic. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Join Vienna’s Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church for a fun-filled day with contests, food and drink, and company to share it with. Register by Sept. 23. $200. Visit www.olgcva.org/fellowship/golf-classic or call 703-896-7425.

Saturday/Oct. 5

3rd annual DC-Metro Modern Home Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in areas including Arlington, Fairfax, and Great Falls. The DC-Metro Modern Home Tour, a self-guided event, provides a day of local sight-seeing and open-house-style visits for lovers of architecture, design, real estate, and anyone on the hunt for ideas and inspiration. $20-$50. Visit www.dcmetromodernhometour.com for tickets.

Monday/Oct. 7

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.

Saturday/Oct. 12

Walk Like MADD 5K Dash/ Bark Like MADD. 9 a.m.-noon at Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway, #300, Herndon. Walk Like MADD is MADD's signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. $25. Email Jennifer.Hamilton@madd.org or visit www.walklikemadd.org.

Saturday-Sunday/Oct. 12-13

Model Train Show and Craft Fair. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO (R) Train Club (WamaL TC) will hold a two-day display at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. In addition, Saturday will feature a Craft Fair with local artisans displaying and selling their crafts. Bring any unwanted LEGO pieces and sets for donation. Ages 16 and older, $4; 5-15, $2; 4 and under, free. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

Sunday/Oct. 13

Clifton Day Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Town of Clifton, 7144 Main St., Clifton. The 2019 Clifton Day Festival will feature a marketplace with around 150 vendors. Live music, train rides, children’s activities and delicious food and beverages will add to the fun. Clifton Day is the only day of the year when the train stops in

the town. Admission is free. Parking starts at $5 per car. Call 703-968-0740 or visit www.cliftonday.com.

Monday/Dec. 2

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.

Ongoing

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 lynne.lott@fairfaxcounty.gov 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 volunteers@fairfax-station.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.

Library Fun

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.

Improving English

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.