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Chantilly Farmers Market. Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m., through Nov. 11 in the parking lot at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly. The farmers market is a family-friendly weekly event where everyone can access local foods around, and build connections with local farmers, small business owners, and their neighbors. Farmers and vendors bring locally raised fruits, vegetables, breads and baked goods, meats and eggs, local honey, wine, soaps, prepared foods, and more each week. Free admission. Visit www.community-foodworks.org/chantilly for more.
Virginia Run Community Yard Sale. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Virginia Run Community, Centreville. At the intersection of Wetherburn Road and Pleasant Valley Road.
1940s Hangar Dance Fundraiser. 6-11 p.m. At the Freedom Museum, Manassas Regional Airport, 10600 Harry Parrish Blvd., Manassas. The evening includes dinner and dancing to the music of the 1940s and 1950s with the big band Swing Machine, a short swing dance lesson, as well as live and silent auctions for one-of-a-kind treasures. Vintage aircraft and vehicles will be on display. Admission is $125 for a single ticket and $200 per couple. Tickets and sponsor information are at freedommuseum.org and the Facebook page.
Clifton Barn Dance. 7:30 p.m. At Clifton Barn, Main Street, Clifton. Adult members of Clifton Betterment Association (CBA) are sponsoring a Clifton Barn Dance Hootenanny. Bring a dessert or covered dish to share; drinks will be provided. CBA Members $35/couple, non member guests $45/couple; Singles $25. This is an event to remember so put on your cowboy duds and git on down.
Girl Scout Day at the Lab. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At the Children's Science Center Lab, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. The Children's Science Center Lab is offering its first Sci-sational Girl Scout Day. Celebrate Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low's 159th Birthday Party at the Lab and learn how you can help make the world a better place. Use self-exploration guides to experience the Lab with other scouts and leaders. Visit pop-up demonstrations, special animal encounters, and the Van De Graff generator. All scouts will receive a unique Children's Science Center Lab Fun Patch with their admission. Please register for a specific time frame to explore the Lab. Time slots available are: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; and 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Secret Mission Vietnam. 2-5 p.m. At Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Cost is $35. Discussion on the Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973. Presenters Lonnie Long and Gary Blackburn, former intelligence professionals, will draw from their book to tell the story of a secret, ongoing intelligence mission during the Vietnam War..Visit the website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/by-order-of-the-president-the-army-security-agencys-secret-war-in-vietnam-1961-1973-tickets-67896055931
Centreville Garden Club Meets. 7-9 p.m. At Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Centreville Garden Club monthly meeting with guest speaker David Yost, “Putting Our Gardens To Sleep.” Come learn some helpful tips to prepare your garden for winter. Meeting generally third Monday each month. Learn more at CentrevilleGardenClub.blogspot.com. Visitors and new members welcome. Email: email@example.com.
AARP Dinner Group. 5-8 p.m. At City Grille of Manassas, 10701 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. AARP has reserved a section of City Grille of Manassas for AARP members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 15 percent discount on their entrée. Meet new people, make new friends, connect with neighbors, and enjoy dinner together. Visit the website: https://aarp.cvent.com/ManassasDGOct22.
Used Book Sale. At Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Gently used books, DVDs, CDs and audio books for children and adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library to benefit programs and renovation projects at the library. Free entrance. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, October 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, October 26; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 27. Visit the website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events.
Chantilly High Haunted House. 1-5 p.m. (less scary) and 6-10 p.m. (for braver goblins). At Chantilly High School, Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The fun includes chills and thrills, games/crafts, a hypnotist, hot food and a bake sale. Fundraiser for girls’ soccer and field hockey teams. Tickets are $10 in advance from any CHS girls’ soccer or field hockey player or via www.chshauntedhouse.com. A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door for $12.
Amazing Reptiles, S’mores, a Night Wagon Ride. 5-8 p.m. At Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Play games, test your courage with a touch table and see some of the park’s amazing reptiles up close. Calm your nerves by roasting s'mores at a campfire while listening to stories and then join us for a refreshing wagon ride through the autumn woods. This program is appropriate for participants age four to adults. The cost is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-631-0013 or visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence/
Family Costume Party. 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Children's Science Center Lab in Fair Oaks Mall. Join in a frightfully good time. Enjoy the Haunted Lab after hours and wear your favorite costume. Prizes will be awarded for creative and original ideas. Your family will engage in multiple not-so-spooky science activities including Boo Bubbles and Cob Web Slime. Eat, drink and be scary! Light refreshments will be served.
Colebrook Road at Bluegrass Barn. 7 p.m. At Bluegrass Barn, Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Doors open at 6 p.m., show time is 7 p.m. The Bluegrass Barn series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Friends of Frying Pan Park. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Festival of the Nutcracker. 3-6 p.m. At Creative Dance Center, 43130 Amberwood Plaza, #10, Chantilly. Introduce your children to the magic of the Nutcracker. Kids will make a holiday craft, enjoy treats of the season, join a dance party, and meet the stars of the Nutcracker in a Shell: Clara’s Wish performance. Cost is $5/child; free/adults. Visit the website: www.ipayouth.com/nutcracker
Wine Tasting. At Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton. The Assistance League of Northern Virginia is hosting a wine tasting. Tickets, available at the door or in advance, include two glasses of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit Assistance League's community-based programs that feed, clothe and educate local children. Cost is $25. For more info, email Carrie: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistance League is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Visit the website: www.alnv.org.
“Ties that Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves.” 4-6 p.m. At Sully Historic Site, Chantilly. Maria Schwartz will be discussing her book, “Ties that Bound,” which is an exploration of the relationships between the first ladies and the enslaved people who served them. Schwartz is the Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island and the author of multiple books on the history of enslaved individuals in America. Her most recent book goes beyond the image of first ladies as glamorous hostesses to shed light on the often-overlooked relationship they had with slaveholding culture in early America. Limited seating is available and advance registration is required to reserve a seat. The cost of each program is $35 per person, which includes wine. Call 703-437-1794 to make a reservation, or book online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully. Call 703-324-8662 or at email@example.com.
Sideline at Bluegrass Barn. 7 p.m. At Bluegrass Barn, Frying Pan Farm Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Doors open at 6 p.m., show time is 7 p.m. The Bluegrass Barn series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Friends of Frying Pan Park. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
African-American Genealogy. 7-8:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. An African-American Genealogy study group meets the first Monday of the month (except September and November). Participation in the study group is free but registration is requested. To register, or for more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/events or call 703-830-2223.
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.