Entertainment Calendar: Chantilly, Centreville
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Entertainment Calendar: Chantilly, Centreville

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Ongoing

2019 White House Ornaments. The 2019 White House Ornaments are available from the Assistance League of Northern Virginia. White House Ornaments are wonderful for gift giving. This year’s White House Ornament is a “whirlybird” honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. To purchase, contact Cindy Burgess at burgessgl@verizon.net. Cost per ornament is $22. Proceeds support ALNV’s local children’s programs. Visit the website: www.alnv.org.

Now Through Jan. 5

Bull Run Festival of Lights. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 5:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and holidays. At Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. Every year from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, visitors can drive through the Bull Run Festival of Lights. It stretches 2.5 miles and is illuminated by holiday light displays. After viewing the festival of lights, visitors may go to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). Visit the website: https://www.novaparks.com/events/bull-run-festival-of-lights

Saturday/Dec. 21

Caroling Wagon Ride & Campfire. 1-2 p.m. At Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Limber up your vocal chords and join in song and exploration on a wagon ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Shake off the chill with s'mores at the campfire. This family program is for participants ages 4 to adult. Cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.

Elegant Evening-Candlelight Tour. 5-7 p.m. At Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Explore the 1794 historic house with a guide, and see the home decorated for the holidays in traditional fashion. The first and second floors will be lit by candlelight as they would have appeared more than 200 years ago. A fun exhibit of nutcrackers – both old and new – also is part of the tour. Visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies baked following traditional recipes, and there will be an opportunity to craft an ornament to deck your own halls. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and will start every 15 minutes, with the last tour beginning at 7 p.m. Festivities conclude at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Call 703-437-1794 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully-historic-site.

Dec. 27-29

”The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. At Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, Ernst Community Cultural Center. The Virginia Ballet Company and School will present its 70th season of the classic “Nutcracker.” Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. Group pricing for these 6 performances is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. Call 703-249-8227. The box office opens one hour before performance.

Saturday/Dec. 28
Elegant Evening-Candlelight Tour. 5-7 p.m. At Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Explore the 1794 historic house with a guide, and see the home decorated for the holidays in traditional fashion. The first and second floors will be lit by candlelight as they would have appeared more than 200 years ago. A fun exhibit of nutcrackers – both old and new – also is part of the tour. Visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies baked following traditional recipes, and there will be an opportunity to craft an ornament to deck your own halls. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and will start every 15 minutes, with the last tour beginning at 7 p.m. Festivities conclude at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Call 703-437-1794 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully-historic-site.

Tuesday/Dec. 31

First Night Alexandria. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. At venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. This 25th Anniversary Celebration is the largest New Year’s Eve party in the D.C. region that is safe and fun for the entire family and culminates with a fantastic fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Kids Karnivals: 6 to 9 p.m. at four warm indoor venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. Live Entertainment: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at warm indoor venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. Rockin’ on the River: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria. Midnight fireworks: Potomac River at the foot of King St., Alexandria. All Access Admission: $25 through November 30, 2019; $30 December 1-30, 2019; $35 December 31, 2019; Kids Karnival is $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for parents and infants. Call 703-963-3755 or visit firstnightalexandria.org.

Wednesday/Jan. 15

Free Photography Class. 7-8:30 p.m. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Learn photography basics and tell us what you would like to learn in future photography classes at the library. Teens and adults. Free. Call 703-830-2223.

Jan. 17-26

Joshua’s Hands Quilting Event. Location TBA in Purcellville. Joshua's Hands is a non-profit in Loudoun County that hosts free quilting events to support wounded servicepeople. Joshua’s Hands will host 10 days of quilting fun to make handmade quilts for servicemen and women wounded while serving our country. All are welcome. No sewing experience or registration needed. All materials are provided but donations are appreciated. Come for an hour or the day. Monday-Saturdays 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 1-9 p.m. Purcellville. Check website for exact location. Info@JoshuasHands.org, or call 540-454-7827, or visit www.JoshuasHands.org.

Ongoing

Diabetes Sisters PODS Meetup. Meets the first Monday from 7-9 p.m. At Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. An evening of sisterhood, encouragement, and peer support. Opportunities to share experiences, peer support, and lived expertise with others who have been there too. Meet with other women living with diabetes for encouragement, education, and empowerment. Women age 18+ living with any type of diabetes or prediabetes are welcome, regardless of whether they were diagnosed yesterday or 40-plus years ago. They strive to create an open, respectful environment for women with diabetes or prediabetes to truly focus on their health. Free. Visit the website: https://diabetessisters.org/pods-meetups

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 lynne.lott@fairfaxcounty.gov 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 volunteers@fairfax-station.org 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.

Library Fun

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.

Improving English

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.