Want to learn how to knit or crochet for free? A crochet group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Church in Herndon. The church's Shawl Ministry is offering free instruction while providing shawls and blankets for people in need. No cost, and yarn can be provided. For more information email email@example.com. and visit the Web site at www.saint-timothys.org.
<cal2>Jazz and Pizzazz. Chantilly High's Touch of Class and Jazz Band present the 21st annual Jazz and Pizzazz, Wednesday, May 23, through Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. each night. The show will be a Broadway/Vegas-style musical revue. Included will be Pop music, Rock, Jazz, Show tunes, Country, Broadway and much more. Reserved seats are $10. Tickets may be purchased from a choral or band student or purchased during lunches in the Chantilly High School cafeteria beginning May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the week of May 21, tickets will be sold from 9:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. There will also be order forms in the front office beginning May 15 and those tickets can be picked up at Will Call the evening of the performance. Tickets will be sold at the door, if still available. Call Joyce Resua at 703-478-6382.
<cal2>Mothers First Lecture — Pam Carter, senior social worker for Fairfax County Child Protective Services, will be discussing child safety pointers on Thursday, May 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pennino Bldg., Room 505, 12011 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, free and open to the public, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-827-5922.
<cal2>Mothers First - Chantilly/Centreville is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are at 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org. Activities include parent and child morning meetings and field trips, mothers' nights out, and educational lectures.
The Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) will meet on Thursday, May 24 in the Lecture Hall of the Oakton High School in Vienna. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation entitled " Genealogical Skill Building: The What, Why, and How." The program will be presented by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL. Oakton High School is located at 2900 Sutton Road in Vienna. Directions to the school can be found at http://www.fxgs.org/. Questions about the program should be directed to Richard Bishop at email@example.com.
<cal2>Swing dance on Friday nights at the Dulles Hilton with Sue and Gary Caley. From 8:30-9 p.m. is the introductory swing dance class, followed by a live band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $15. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.
* May 25 — solarium, Joker's Wild (May birthday dance for all May birthdays, cake etc.);
* June 1 — solarium, King Teddy;
* June 8 — solarium, Rockin Bones;
* June 15 — solarium, King Cadillac (Father's Day treats and June birthday's dance, cake etc.);
* June 22 — solarium, BG & Mojo Hands;
* June 29 — solarium, Daryl Davis (Patriotic Hop for July 4th wear Red white & blue, of course! Food decorations and surprises!);
* July 6 — solarium, Big 4 Combo;
* July 13 — solarium, Blue Sky 5 (Hula Hop ... Summer Luau theme, dress in tropical attire!);
* July 20 — solarium, King Cadillac;
* July 27 — solarium, Rockin' Bones (July birthday dance, cake);
* Aug. 3 — solarium, Daryl Davis;
* Aug. 10 — solarium, Joker's Wild (Gary's and all August birthdays dance, cake etc.);
* Aug. 17 — solarium, Cutaways;
* Aug. 24 — solarium, King Teddy;
* Aug. 31 — solarium, Lush Life (So long Summer Swing Dance).
<cal1>Sunday, May 27
<cal2>The Clifton Farmer's Market will be open on Sunday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. The winners of a tin filled with $25 worth each of Dave’s delicious Candy were: Stacy Corscia, Marilyn Jajko, Corley Puckett, Feder Sabine. If you did not to pick up your delectable prize last Sunday, you have until May 27 to come to the market and see Dave’s Candy Kitchen. A second drawing will be held for any unclaimed yummy after that.
And speaking of May 27, the Clifton Saddlery is having a big grand re-opening that entire weekend with vendors, entertainment, terrific sales and the world’s smallest horse. The Farmers’ Market will be up on Main St. in the Heart & Hand parking lot by the Caboose for the day. There are free drawings or contests every couple of weeks. The Clifton Farmer's Market runs Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon, located on Chapel Street in the post office parking lot, Clifton. Call Deborah Dillard 703-815-9073.
<cal2>The 10th Annual Fair Lakes Golf Tournament will take place Wednesday, May 30 at the Westfields Golf Club in Clifton. Cost is $280 per foursome ($70 per person) and includes greens and cart fees, practice range balls, Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, contests and more. Applications are available at www.fairlakes.com.
<cal2>Chick-Fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall is continuing to provide free fun and entertainment every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Come by and enjoy a nice family dinner together. Check out the month of May and try our new Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake, here for a short time! Chick-fil-A is located inside the main entrance between Sears and Macy's at Fair Oaks Mall. Call 703-279-1883 or email CFAEVENTS@aol.com.
Every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
* May 30 — Free Icedream!
<cal2>Chantilly High’s Select Women’s Choir will present a concert next Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly. The church is at 4101 Elmwood St., off Route 50 West, and the whole community is invited to attend this free concert.
<cal2>G&C Express Tire & Auto Service is sponsoring an Inova Blood Drive on Friday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will also be a drawing prize for all donors — ranging from race tickets at Old Dominion Raceway to oil changes for a year. To donate, call 703-263-2474 and ask for Kathy or Erin to set an appointment to donate. Appointments can also be set up on line at www.gandcauto.com. G&C is a family owned by Gregg & Christina Caldwell which has been serving Northern Virginia since 1995.
<cal2>The 12th annual Art Show sponsored by Meade's Art Studio in Centreville will take place on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sully Station Community Center, intersection of Westfield Boulevard and Sequoia Farms in Centreville. Go to www.meadeartstudio.com. Call 703-802-6243.
<cal1>Wednesday, June 6
<cal2>Mothers and babies newborn to 1 year old, are welcome to lunch, speakers, discussions and fun — a different program every week! Bring a friend or come alone — a great way to meet other new moms and babies in the area. Reservations are required. Lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Sweet Life Cafe, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cost is $20/lunch; or four-lunch series $75 (good for any 4 lunches). Call Rochelle Goldberg at 703-273-5593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.event-builders.com. Upcoming events:
* Wednesday, June 6 — "Post Partum Depression" with Debra Caplowe;
* Wednesday, June 13 — "Taking great pictures and preserving precious memories" with Heidi Forgione, Creative Memories;
* Wednesday, June 20 — "Consignment Stores — how to find great deals and how to sell your used items," with Paddington Station Consignment Store;
* Wednesday, June 27 — "Kindermusik" with Pam Phillips.
<cal2>Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are first and third Thursdays at 10:15 am at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.
<cal2>Fairfax Women's Connection invites the community to a "What's Cookin'?" brunch on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Donna Martin, a Pampered Chef consultant, will share quick and easy ways to prepare delicious food for you and your family. Nancy Deibig will speak on "What To Do When You Have Lost That Lovin' Feeling." To be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax. Required reservations are $17 inclusive and should be made by June 5. For information, call Fran at 703-815-4204 or email: Fairfaxwmconnect@aol.com.
<cal2>Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education is offering a two-hour class titled "Osteoporosis Prevention — More Than Just Calcium!" at the Centreville Adult Center on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Find out which nutrients you also need to reduce risk of fractures now and later. Taught by a registered dietician. Call 703-658-1216 or check the Web site at www.fcps.edu/aceclasses.
<cal2>The World Adult Kickball Association will host the Kickball.com Open Tournament on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park. The tournament is open to all co-ed adult kickball lovers and anyone from any organization or team can pay the $500 entry fee, create a roster, and face off on the kickball fields for an exciting day of great competition and prizes.
Up to 64 teams will gather to compete for the $5,000 winner's check, great prizes for the finalists, and all the kickball fame, glory, and bragging rights that come with fun, fierce competition! Pool play brackets will be used and each team is guaranteed to play at least three games. The Kickball.com Open promises to be an exciting, fun day of competitive kickball. Go to www.kickball.com.
<cal2>The public hearing for the Stringfellow Road Widening Project will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 5-8 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6 p.m. at Chantilly High School's cafeteria, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The hearing is sponsored by VDOT. Between now and June 12, feel free to contact the VDOT project manager (Mr. Zamir Mirza, 703-383-2199, email@example.com).
<cal2>Fairfax Animal Shelter offers low-cost rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Sunday, May 20 from noon to 2 p.m. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Rabies vaccinations cost $10 at the clinic. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats in carriers.
Fairfax County 2007 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $5 for altered dogs and $10 for unaltered dogs (bring proof of your pet's spay or neuter). The clinic is sponsored by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and Deepwood Veterinary Hospital. Call 703-830-1100. Cash or checks only — no credit cards — will be accepted for payment at the clinic.
Additional rabies clinics will be held on:
Sunday, Sept. 16
Sunday, Nov. 18
Go to the Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices
<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its next daytime meeting on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-571-522-6181.
<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its next daytime meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The topic is "The Family and the Breastfed Baby". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Free. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-571-522-6181.
<cal2>Mothers First — Chantilly/Centreville is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping women transition from careers to at-home motherhood. Meetings are first and third Thursdays at 10:15 am at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St Germain Dr., Centreville. Contact 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.
<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its next evening meeting on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. The topic is "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-571-522-6181.
<cal2>La Leche League of Centreville/Chantilly will hold its next evening meeting on Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. The topic is "The Family and the Breastfed Baby". Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. Meeting location is the Centreville Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. Free. Call a La Leche League Leader at 703-471-7762 or 703-571-522-6181.