Car Seat Inspections, Sept. 23

Parents are invited to get their children’s car seats inspected this Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing and safety precautions.

They should also install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Oct. 7, at the same place and time.

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Training

Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive program for adults to learn about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. Topics include drug and alcohol use, mental-health concerns, eating disorders and risky sexual behaviors. It’ll be presented Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7-9 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Sign up at

It’s a hands-on learning adventure for parents and guardians only. Their eyes will be opened to notice important clues right in front of them – beginning with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which contains nearly 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior.

They’ll see why these clues are important and receive up-to-date statistics, plus information about local trends. Law-enforcement officers will share experiences they’ve had in the community identifying risky behavior and helping place youth on the right path to a healthy life.

Bike Tour of Fair Oaks/Fair Lakes

The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) and the Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a 7-mile bike tour of Fair Oaks and Fair Lakes on Sunday, Oct. 3. Participants will discuss future redevelopment, plus existing and planned walking and biking improvements. Register at

Coffee with a Cop in Centreville

Area residents are invited to have coffee and relaxed conversations with local police officers, Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m., at the Starbucks at 5623 Stone Road, in the Village Center shopping center in Centreville.