Centreville Day Is Saturday, Oct. 15

The 30th annual Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 15. It runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Historic Centreville Park, 5714 Mount Gilead Road (off Braddock Road, across Route 29 from the IHOP). The free festival includes a parade, live entertainment throughout the day, and a marketplace where children may wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat while their parents shop. 

There’s also a children’s activities area, a Safety Expo with police and fire vehicles and equipment, and a food court. And the history train within the park will visit historic Mount Gilead, the Old Stone Church and St. John’s Church. See next week’s paper for a more detailed story.

Police Department Hosts K9 Krawl 

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Victim Services Division is holding its 15th annual 5K K9 Krawl on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30-11 a.m., outside 12099 Government Center Parkway (Public Safety Headquarters) in Fair Oaks. Register at

Check-in is at 8:30 a.m.; the walk starts at 9 a.m. Activities include a police K9 unit demonstration, a raffle, deejay, facepainting, dog-costume contest, pet portraits and resource tables. Animal shelter dogs will also be available for adoption. The goal of this free event is to increase awareness of the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty.

Fire Stations to Hold Open Houses

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, all Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will host open houses on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by Stations 17 and 28 in Centreville, Station 15 in Chantilly, and Station 21 in Fair Oaks to meet local firefighters and paramedics, join in children’s activities, learn about fire safety, and see the fire trucks and ambulances.