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Art Exhibit: “Fifty Shades of Green.” Through April 15, gallery hours at the Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Founded in 2016, Nova Plein Air Artists (NPAA) was initiated due to a shared desire to explore the idea of painting outdoors. Since then, NPAA has evolved into a creative, educational and social network of local artists committed to painting weekly at organized “paint-outs.” Shades of Green showcases artwork from 11 active, local artists. Visit center-for-the-arts.org or call 703-330-2787.
Hike & Tea. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Frying Pan Farm Park joins in the National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring with a nature hike and Japanese tea. Begin the adventure at the Indoor Arena to pick up a map and instructions. Volunteers will guide participants to the starting point of the park’s nature trails. Follow the signs to visit stations where you can build a fairy house, help tally migratory and resident birds, and search for critters in the soil and water. End the journey at the 1790’s Meeting House to enjoy Japanese teas. Free. Open to all ages. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.
Centreville International Showcase. 5:30-9 p.m. at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15451 Lee Highway, Centreville. Sponsored by the Centreville Immigration Forum, the family-friendly event is free, with food available for purchase. Performing groups represent the many countries who live in the Northern Virginia community, including the McNeill-James School of Irish Dance, Kofi and Friends African Drumming, Washington Senior Korean Harmonica Players, Korean Women Autoharp Ensemble, and Nepalese Dancers. Visit www.centrevilleimmigrationforum.org for more.
Model Trains. 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Table top N Gauge (T-TRAK) model trains will be on display and running. Ages 16 and older, $4; 5-15, $2; 4 and under, free. Visit www.fairfax-station.org, www.facebook.com/FFXSRR, or call 703-425-9225.
Live Music: Becky Buller Band. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Make plans to “hitch up the team” and head to Frying Pan Farm Park this season for Bluegrass Barn. Food and beverages available for purchase. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/bluegrass-barn or by phone at 703-222-4664 or 703-437-9101.
Centreville Garden Club Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Monthly speaker: Backyard Habitats, Living with Nature in our Backyard. Meeting generally 3rd Monday each month. Visitors and new members welcome. Free. Learn more at CentrevilleGardenClub.blogspot.com or email email@example.com.
Seniors Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. at Sully Senior Center, 14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly. This month the book club will read A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. Join in to discuss it and share insights. The group welcomes new members 50 and older. Free. Call 703-322-4475 or visit fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs.
Film: Paris to Pittsburgh. 6:30 p.m. at Centreville Library, 14200 St Germain Drive, Centreville. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Part of a nationwide screening of this film. RSVP to703-655-5069 or /act.sierraclub.org/events.
Rock of Ages: High School Edition. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at Westfield High School in Chantilly. As the sun sets on the LA strip, Rock ‘n’ Roll comes alive inside the doors of the Bourbon Room. With impending demolitions and the struggles of young love, the people of the strip are still “looking for nothin’ but a good time” in this electrifying tale of Rock of Ages. The cast and crew of Westfield Theatre's Rock of Ages will be collecting donations for Shelter House at each performance. Visit shelterhouse.org for a list of needed items. Tickets are $10 at westfieldtheatre.com or $12 at the door.
Springfest 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Springfest is a once a year, environmental festival that strives to educate Northern Virginia residents, businesses and students on the benefits of helping our planet. Springfest strives to celebrate our planet and participate in the observance of Earth Day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Springfestfairfax.org for more.
Fundraiser: VFW Post 8469. 1-5 p.m. at Bowl America, 5615 Guinea Road, Burke. VFW Post 8469 will host a public bowling event to raise funds to help support veterans’ needs. The cost is $20 for three games and shoes, plus a raffle ticket to win either a decorative Flags of Valor Flag, a guided day hike in the Shenandoah, two tickets to Amy Grant at the Birchmere or a bowling ball. There will also be a Certified Service Offices on site to help with Veteran benefit issues.
“Enchanted Forest” Joy Prom. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Hwy, Centreville. Similar to Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine,” this is a free event for all who register and intended to be a night of fun for the special needs community as well as a time of respite for families and caregivers. Local youth are volunteering to be coupled with participants as “buddies” throughout the night’s activities. Registration to participate is open to all ages 13 and up, but not limited to high school students. Visit www.cbcva.org/joyprom.
Saturday/April 27-Friday/May 3
“7 Divine Laws for Happiness & Fulfillment.” Saturday-Sunday; 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. at Rajdhani Mandir, 4525 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Swami Mukundananda is a renowned teacher of Spirituality, Yoga and Meditation. He is the founder of the yogic system JKYog also known as Yoga for Body, Mind and Soul. Free. Visit www.jkyog.org/events/7-divine-laws-happiness-fulfillment-chantilly-va or call 703-901-3731.
Ballet: Carmen. 3-4:30 at Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Virginia National Ballet presents the ballet Carmen and the premiere of Life In The Fast Lane, a rock ballet to the music of The Eagles. $40. Call 703-753-5005 or visit hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-national-ballet-carmen-and-life-in-the-fast-lane.
Rock of Ages: High School Edition. 7 p.m. at Westfield High School in Chantilly. As the sun sets on the LA strip, Rock ‘n’ Roll comes alive inside the doors of the Bourbon Room. With impending demolitions and the struggles of young love, the people of the strip are still “looking for nothin’ but a good time” in this electrifying tale of Rock of Ages. The cast and crew of Westfield Theatre's Rock of Ages will be collecting donations for Shelter House at each performance. Visit shelterhouse.org for a list of needed items. Tickets are $10 at westfieldtheatre.com or $12 at the door.
Tuesdays Starting May 7
Program for Homeschoolers. 1-2:30 p.m. At E.C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Learn a new skill with Homeschool Animal Vets. Students get hands-on experience caring for animals in the visitor center and park. They will explore the lives of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Feed and refresh tanks for exhibit animals and explore the park to see what staff does to assist wildlife. The program meets every Tuesday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. It is appropriate for youngsters ages 8 to 15. Call 703-631-0013 or visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence
Clifton Homes Tour and Silent Auction. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Clifton Community Woman’s Club hosts the 47th Annual Clifton Homes Tour and Silent Auction on Friday, May 17. Proceeds are distributed to local scholarships and charities. This Clifton tradition offers guided tours of four homes and two historic churches: Clifton Baptist Church (1910) and Clifton Primitive Baptist Church (1871). The silent auction (free admission) is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Clifton Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $30 in advance, $33 online, and $35 the day of the tour; $10 to tour a single home. Tour tickets may be purchased in advance at local shops, online at www.cliftoncwc.org, or purchased the day of the tour at the Clifton Presbyterian Church, 12748 Richards Lane, Clifton.
Historic Marker Unveiling: Mystery of the Centreville Six. 10 a.m. at McDonald’s Restaurant, 5931 Fort Drive, Centreville. Speakers include the Honorable Michael Frey, Sully District Supervisor at the time of discovery and excavation, and a keynote address by Kevin Ambrose, who discovered the first soldier.
Red Shoe 5k. 7:30 a.m. (start 9 a.m.) at Bull Run Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. Proceeds support Ronald McDonald House. Competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers are welcome. All registrants will receive a t-shirt and Kid's Fun Run participants will also receive a souvenir medal. Mixed gravel and pavement course. Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller. Children should always be supervised by parent or guardian. Dogs on leashes are welcome and free. $25-$40. Visit rmhcdc.org/red-shoe-5k/ for more.
Wine, Whiskers and Wags. 1-5 p.m. at Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton. Annual fundraising event for Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will feature silent auction, adoptable pets and training demonstrations. Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a ticket for a glass of wine or a wine tasting, a keepsake wine glass, dog demonstrations, participation in the silent auction and access to exhibitors. Tickets are required and may be purchased in advance for $45 at www.ffcas.org; tickets may also be purchased at the event for $55.
Westfield All Night Grad Party. 11 p.m.- 4 a.m. at Uptown Alley, 8300 Sudley Road Suite Unit A-7, Manassas. Westfield High School will be hosting an All Night Grad Party at Uptown Alley. Registration for Seniors and donations is now open (register by May 31). $75, includes food, drinks, and all activities. Email email@example.com or visit www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org/parents/angp-homepage/.
Fitness for 50+. Daytime hours, Monday-Friday at Sully Senior Center, 14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly. Jazzercise Lite, Zumba Gold, Hot Hula Fitness (dancing Polynesian style), Strength Training, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and more. Membership is $48 a year, and waivers are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-322-4475 for more.
History Volunteers Needed. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum needs history buffs. The Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in Museum events, programs and administration. Email email@example.com or call 703-945-7483 to explore opportunities. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. It is open every Sunday, except holidays, from 1-4 p.m. www.fairfax-station.org, 703-425-9225.
Art Guild of Clifton Exhibit. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Clifton Wine Shop, 7145 Main St., Clifton. Includes oil paintings of European settings; doors, windows, and flower shops. Free. Call 703-409-0919 for more.
Carolina Shag Dance. Wednesdays, 6:30-10 p.m. at Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partners needed; dinner menu at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit www.nvshag.org for more.
Open Rehearsal. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Lord of Life church, 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Centreville. The Fairfax Jubil-Aires barbershop chorus invites men of all ages who enjoy singing. Free. Visit www.fairfaxjubilairs.org for more.
Live After Five. Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville. Every Friday night a band plays on the patio of the winery. Free to attend. Visit www.wineryatbullrun.com for a full schedule.
Mondays are Family Night. 5-7 p.m. at Villagio, 7145 Main St. $45 for a family of four. Call 703-543-2030 for more.
Toddlin’ Twos. Tuesdays, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Early literacy storytime with songs and activities included. Age 2 with caregiver, free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Storytime for Three to Fives. Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with caregiver. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Plant Clinic. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. A neighborhood plant clinic with horticultural tips, information, techniques, and advice. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Lego Block Party. Every other Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Legos will be provided for an afternoon of building. Grades 3-6. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Duplo Storytime. Every other Wednesday, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Develop and reinforce early literacy skills for reading success. Ages 1-3 with adult. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a spot.
Legos Kids Club. Every other Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Thousands of Legos for children to play with. Ages 6-12. Free. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.
Starlight Storytime. Every other Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Stories under the stars for ages 4-8. Wear pajamas and bring stuffed friends. Free. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.
One-on-One English Conversation. Various times at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Spend an hour with a volunteer tutor to practice conversing in English. Various times and days. Reservations are required. Call the library at 703-830-2223 to make a reservation.
ESL Book Club. Mondays, 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Meet and discuss a book chosen by group. Free. Call 703-830-2223 with questions and to reserve a spot.
English as Second Language Book Club. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Adults learning English meet to discuss a book chosen by the group. Call the library 703-830-2223 for book title.
Advanced English Conversation Group. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Drop-in conversation group for adult English as Second Language speakers who want to improve their skills. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
English Conversation Group. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Practice English with a group of students and adults. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Farsi Conversation Group. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Practice speaking Farsi with native speakers in this weekly drop-in conversation group. No registration required. Adults. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
English Conversation Group. Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Practice English with a group of students and adults. Free. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve a space.
Practice English Conversation Group. Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. Drop in and enjoy casual conversation and learning for adult learners of English. Volunteer led program. Call 703-830-2223 for more.
ESL Book Club. Every other Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road. Adults learning English are welcome to meet and discuss a book chosen by the group. To find out book title, call 703-502-3883.