Worth Noting

Worth Noting

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<cal2>New Neighbors League Club 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. Attend one of its monthly coffees or luncheons, then join one of a number of 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 visit 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. The Fair Oaks District Police Station is offering 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. The training dates are as follows:

* Tuesday, April 20

* Tuesday, July 20

* Tuesday, Oct. 19.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Chick-fil-A Fund-raiser. 5-8 p.m. New Life Church will be hosting a fund-raiser at Chick-fil-A at Chantilly Place, near the Dulles Expo Center to benefit the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. Some 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the cause.

The Southwestern Regional Planning Study Committee. 7 p.m. At Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. This meeting is open to the public. Additional meeting dates, times, and locations have been added to the Southwestern web site at http://www.fcps.edu/news/swcountyschls.htm .

<cal1>Feb. 25-28

<cal2>Capital Home and Garden Show. At the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The show offers a selection of home improvement-related businesses. Get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet the professionals. 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>Feb. 26, 27, 28

<cal2>"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. The cast includes: George: Chip Rome; Martha: Wynn Creasy; Honey: Erin Anderson King; Nick: Scott Pafumi. Directed by Shannon Khatcheressian. At the Waddell Theatre on NOVA's Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. Tickets are

$10/students and seniors. $15/general admission.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb 27

<cal2>Peter Douskalis Performs. 7-9 p.m. Free. At Pacino Ristorante, 5653 Stone Road, Centreville. Reservations not required but recommended. Call 703-222-5885.

Baby/Kids Clothing & Equipment Consignment Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some 150-plus families will be selling good quality clothing, infant/kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, CD/DVD/VHS, baby and kids furniture (cribs, gliders, toddler beds, changing tables, high chairs), car seats, linens, kids decor, maternity wear, riding toys, equipment (strollers, swings, bouncy seats, exersaucers, pack & plays), all nursery/layette items, and more. At the Chantilly High School cafeteria, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Visit www.fcmom.org.

Conservation Advocacy Workshop. 1-5 p.m. Panels on Energy Efficiency and How to Talk about Climate Change, followed by hands-on advocacy skills training. The first panel will focus on energy efficiency in businesses and homes; the second will discuss a recent Yale/GMU poll on Americans' views on climate change and how to address them. Hosted by NoVaCAN, a Coalition of 9 NoVa environmental non-profits at the Fair Oaks branch of Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Go to www.chesapeakeclimate.org/NoVaCAN.

<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>Swing Dancing. 8:30- 9 p.m. is beginner lesson; 9 p.m. to midnight is dancing. Admission is $15. With The Fabulettes. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

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

Concert for Haiti. 7 p.m. With the Aura String Quintet. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/students. Sponsored by Community of Faith United Methodist Church, 13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. Call 703-620-1977.

<cal1>Saturday/March 6

<cal2>Lane's Mill Chapter DAR Meeting. Prospective members are welcome to attend. At Sully Government Center, Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly. Contact Jennifer Smith at jsmithtot@aol.com.

<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>Wednesday/March 10

<cal2>Relay For Life Team Captain Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at Centreville High School. Registration for teams of walkers is underway for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, coming to Centreville High School on May 22-23, 2010. The event will include live music, DJ with Karaoke, children’s area with moonbounces, opening ceremony with survivors/caregivers lap, Luminaria ceremony, and more. Sign up at www.CentrevilleRelay.org. Contact Marion Rantis at CentrevilleRelay@gmail.com.

<cal1>Thursday/March 11

<cal2>Storyteller Jim Weiss. 7 p.m. Free. At Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Bring used books to donate at the event and receive a coupon for a free book @ the Gesher Used Book sale. More info or to RSVP gesherjimweissevent@gmail.com.

<cal1>Friday/March 12

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 8:30-9 p.m. swing lesson; 9 p.m. to midnight dancing. With the band King Cadillac. Cost is $15. At the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road (Route 28 near the airport), Herndon.

<cal1>Saturday/March 13

<cal2>Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $9/adults, $6.50 for kids 5-12, and under 4 are free. At Clifton Presbyterian Church. Located in the Town of Clifton behind Trummers. If you would like to donate to the silent auction, contact Nicole Smith at nicolereneesmith@cox.net or 703-863-5430.

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>Sunday/March 14

<cal2>St. Baldrick's Foundation Head Shaving Event. 3-6 p.m. The location is yet to be announced. Go to www.stbaldricks.org. Consider signing up to be a shavee or volunteer and/or make a tax deductible donation to the event. Go to the events page at:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/eventid/4324/eventyear/2010. To see photos from last years event at Fast Eddies, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27757670@N04/sets/72157615430141519/

<cal1>Monday, March 15

<cal2>Steps to Declutter Your Home. 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Vicki Becker and Donna Fredericks, owners of Clear to Go, an organizing and decluttering business. At the Meeting of the Western Fairfax County Woman's Club. At Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call President Eileen Chambers at 703-378-7054 or Vice President Randi Weston at 703-266-0428. Visit www.gfwc.org.

<cal1>March 18, 19, 21

<cal2>Gesher Used Book Sale. Thousands of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and video tapes for all ages from 50 cents to $2. Open to the public Thursday, March 18, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, March 19, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sunday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Saturday, March 20. Sunday is also Community Family Day 1-4 p.m. for all ages. Call 703-978-9789. Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 24

<cal2>Fashion Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction. 10:30 a.m. is the silent auction preview; 12 noon luncheon; 1 p.m. fashion show. Reservations are needed by March 10. Tickets are $35. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Fashions will be presented by Social Butterfly of Old Town Manassas. At the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), Fairfax. Call Ida Sylvania Laiti at 703-830-8849 or Barbara Stoetzer at 703-323-5511.

<cal1>Thursday/May 20

<cal2>Clifton Community Woman’s Club 2010 Homes Tour. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guided tours of four homes and a garden in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. In addition to the Homes Tour, there will be a Silent Auction, Boutique and an Art Show and Sale by local artists. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of tour. Contact Linda Beckman at 703-266-5791 or dunleavyjl@aol.com or visit www.cliftoncwc.org.