Worth Noting

Worth Noting


<cal2>Watercolor Artist David B. Goldstein. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some 45 paintings on display in "Atmospheric Perspectives" at The Washington Technology Park, 15000 Conference Center Drive, on ground floor, Chantilly. Visit www.davidbgoldstein.com.

An indoor farmers market has opened in a storefront within the Fairfax Corner shopping center, off Monument Drive in Fairfax. The address is 11895 Grand Commons Ave., between the Lucy and Il Vino stores, and the market will be open every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

A wide selection of products will be offered, including winter fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, baked goods, gluten-free products and a large variety of prepared foods. It’ll be run by Smart Markets which operated last summer’s farmers market in both Centreville and Fairfax Corner. The market will be there through April, when it will return to its site in the shopping center’s parking lot.

New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Northern Virginia is looking for women who are new to the area, looking to reconnect, or just interested in meeting new people for fun and friendship! Come to one of our monthly coffees or luncheons to meet us. Then you can join one of our numerous clubs such as bridge, couples bridge, mah jong, gardening, quilting and stitching, bible study, bowling, bunco, Southern living dining, movie outings, cards or board games, couples mixers, book club, nursing home sing-a-longs, and many other activities. For more information please visit our web site www.newneighborsvirginia.com

Music Education Program. Offered through St. John's Episcopal Church through the Royal School of Church Music. Learn to sing, read music and music theory. Grades 1-5 meet Sundays at 12:15 p.m. for rehearsal and study; Grades 6-12 meet Sundays at 4:30 p.m. for rehearsal and study. At 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville. Visit www.StJohnsCentreville.org. Call 703-803-7500.

Neighborhood Watch Training Dates — The Fair Oaks District Police Station is offering four training dates in 2010, for the Neighborhood Watch Program. They will be held at the police station, located at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, at 7 p.m. in the roll call room and will last approximately two hours. These opportunities are designed for communities that want to expand their existing Neighborhood Watch participation, those who wish to begin a new Watch program or those who would like a refresher course. We look forward to serving you and maintaining the quality of community and police partnerships that we have both come to depend on and enjoy.

The training dates are as follows:

o Tuesday, April 20, 2010

o Tuesday, July 20, 2010

o Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Swing Dancing. With Gina DeSimone and the Moaners. Big Game Football Night — wear your favorite team's colors. Cost is $15. Swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With Sue and Gary Caley. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Town Hall Meeting. 10 a.m. to noon. Rep. Frank Wolf, Supervisors Pat Herrity and Michael Frey will host a panel of local, state and national transportation experts to discuss I-66 traffic gridlock and solutions. At Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

Super Saturday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workshop on Financial Aid and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Financial aid information presentation from 9-10 a.m.; FAFSA completion between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with help by trained counselors. At Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton.

Choral Cabaret. 7-10 p.m. At Centreville High School. Will feature a variety of musical acts performed by students; a dessert assortment of cakes, pies, cheesecakes and cookies served table-side; a raffle; and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 general, and $5 students. To order tickets, contact Lana Zarger at lanazarger@cox.net.

<cal1>Feb. 6-7

<cal2>Chocolate Lovers Festival. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Taste of Chocolate, Chocolate Challenge, pancake breakfast, craft show and bake sale, children’s activities and Chocolate Caper. Open Houses include the Fairfax Museum, Ford Building, Legato School and Ratcliffe-Allison House. At City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Go to www.chocolatefestival.net or 703-385-1661.

Virginia Wine Showcase. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $35. Features unlimited tastings of boutique farm wineries of Virginia and beyond. Culinary seminars featured are Gourmet Getaways; Artisan Wines from all over the U.S.; Virginia Versus the Rest of the World; an Olive Oil Tasting; Teaosophy Tea Tasting; Chocolate Pairing; Lobster Cracking Demo; Soup Demo; and more. At the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly. Email: donna@vawineshowcase.org or call 703-823-1868.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 7

<cal2>Super Bowl Party. 6 p.m. At Jubilee Christian Center. There will be free refreshments, as well as a Silent Auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project to help wounded military service personnel recover. At 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170, or see www.jccag.org

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Chantilly Academy Open House. 5:45-8:30 p.m. The Academy has 20 unique, highly specialized career and technical education courses that enable students to earn industry certifications, college credits and career experiences. Visit www.fcps.edu/ChantillyAcademy/ or call 703-222-7460.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Chantilly Community Coalition Meeting. 4-5 p.m. The purpose of our meeting will be to review the status of programs planned so far this year. At Chantilly High School Media Center.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Quarterly Forum. 7:30-9 p.m. Local author Charles Mauro will be discussing his latest book about a friendship between Confederate Brigadier General JEB Stuart and Laura Ratcliffe of Centreville. Sponsored by the Friends of Fairfax Station. At the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. At 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9225.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 12

<cal2>The Brain Show and Family Food Court. 5-9 p.m. The Brain Show is an educational trivia game show with the look and feel of a real TV game show. Also a food court with Chic-fil-A, Baja Fresh, Cici's Pizza, Sushi Sashimi and more. At Centreville Elementary School.

Swing Dancing. Have a Heart Hop. Valentine's treats and dance floor Valentine deliveries. With the Natty Beaux. Will be raising money for the Fairfax Humane Society by auctioning off many of the dancers. Cost is $15. Swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With Sue and Gary Caley. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Chocolate Festival and Silent Auction. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church’s Student Ministry mission trips and the Help Hungry Kids Backpack ministries at Hutchison and McNair elementary schools. There will be games, a silent auction, food, raffles, card making and chocolate. At Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-0026 or visit the church Web site at www.florisumc.org.

<cal1>Feb. 13-14

<cal2>Lunar New Year Celebration. 1-5 p.m. Music, dance, Kung Fu demos, a lantern festival and kids' drawing contests. At Fair Oaks Mall. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. 6-7:30 p.m. At St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Alcohol/Drugs and Today’s Teens. 7 p.m. Speaker: Diane Eckert, Prevention Specialist, Student Safety and Wellness office, FCPS. Come and find out what is going on with alcohol/drug use and other negative behaviors among youth. At Chantilly High School, Lecture Hall, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 19

<cal2>Swing Dancing. Jack and Jill Dance off with King Teddy. Cost is $15. Swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With Sue and Gary Caley. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

<cal1>Feb. 19-20

<cal2>Dramapalooza. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Centreville High presents its festival of student-directed, one-act plays. Five one-acts filled with comedy light and dark, romantic and tragic. They are: "The Worker," directed by Andrea Monzon; "Courting 101," directed by Ian Lyons; "Regency Romance," directed by Amanda Rathjen; "Sure Thing," directed by Annemarie Scerra; and "Trunk," directed by Marlo Clingman (and written by CVHS graduate and former Theatre student Andrew Kaberline.) Tickets are available at the door and are $5, general admission. At Centreville High School.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Support Group for CFS, FMS, and OI. 2-4 p.m. Monthly meeting for the NOVA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), and Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) Support Group which also includes those with MVPS/ Dysautonomia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), IBS, IC, POTS and similar syndromes. McDonnell Room, Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. No registration required; no fee. Contact Elly at 703-968-9818 or CFSupport-owner@yahoogroups.com. Visit www.cfsnova.com.

Mystery Book Sale. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 24

<cal2>Internet Safety Workshop for Parents. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Officer Allison Eggars of the Fairfax Co. Police Dept. Crime Prevention Unit. At Greenbriar East Elementary School, 13006 Pt. Pleasant Dr. Fairfax.

<cal1>Feb. 25-28

<cal2>Capital Home and Garden Show. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The show offers a broad selection of home improvement-related businesses. Get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet the professionals to help you make your next remodeling, renovation, or decorating project a breeze. Cost is $9/online, $12/door, $3/children. For tickets, go to http://www.capitalhomeshow.com/ME2/Sites/

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Swing Dancing. With the Cutaways. Cost is $15. Swing lesson from 8:30-9 p.m.; dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. With Sue and Gary Caley. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon.

<cal1>March 4, 5, 6

<cal2>"Stage Door." 7:30 p.m. Directed by J. Mark Rogers and produced by the CVHS Drama Boosters. Admission is $10. The Senior Citizen Preview Night is Thursday, March 4 with half-price tickets for ages 62 and older. At Centreville High School.

<cal1>Friday/March 5

<cal2>London Towne Art Showcase Fund-Raiser. Student artwork will be exhibited throughout the school. At London Towne Elementary School, Stone Road, Centreville.

<cal1>March 6, 7, 13, 14

<cal2>"Disney's Aladdin Jr." Presented by The Alliance Theatre. Performances are March 6 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; March 7 at 2 p.m.; March 13 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 14 at 2 p.m. At Mountain View School, 5775 Spindle Court, Centreville. For tickets, visit www.thealliancetheatre.org or call 703-220-8101.

<cal1>Saturday/March 13

<cal2>Spring Carnival. Noon to 4 p.m. Greenbriar West Elementary will be hosting a carnival with moon bounces, an inflatable obstacle course, games, food, bake sale, pie and cake decorating contests, cake walk, a prize wheel, stuffed animal walk, 50/50 raffle, music, a professional face painter, and more. Contact Danielle Waterfield at waterfieldfamily@verizon.net or 703-817-0103.

<cal1>Thursday/May 20

<cal2>Clifton Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Clifton Community Woman's Club, the tour features four homes and a garden in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. Also a silent auction, boutique and art show and sale by local artists. Tickets are $20/advance, $25/day of tour. Contact Linda Beckman at 703-266-5791 or dunleavyjl@aol.com.