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Bike to Work Day 2019. Pit stop times vary, all over the region. Join more than 20,000 area commuters for a free celebration of bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. There are 115 Bike to Work Day pit stops to choose from.The first 20,000 to register and attend will receive a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt, enjoy refreshments and chances to win prizes. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
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.
Festival to Fight Cancer. 8-11 a.m. at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton. The CVHS Wildcats vs. Cancer Club hosts their third annual Festival to Fight Cancer. This year's festival features a 1-mile fun run/race and an inflatable obstacle course. The festival will also include a selfie station, vendors, raffle prize drawings, a "Minute to Win It" game station, food, and more. Proceeds go to DC Candlelighters (www.dccandlelighters.org/), a non-profit organization supporting families affected by pediatric cancer. Tickets are $20 at runsignup.com/Race/VA/Clifton/FestivaltoFightCancer19. Learn more at wildcatsvscancer.wixsite.com/wildcatsvscancer.
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.
Ride4SPIRIT. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, upper riding ring, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Ride for Spirit, a public presentation of equine assisted activities in therapy nad education. For guests under 13. Junior Horsemanship Workshop (meet, greet and ride SPIRIT horses). Free. Call 703-600-9667 or visit www.spiritequestrian.org.
“Growing and Protecting a Park Forest.” 1-2 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. What does it take to keep Fairfax County’s more than 400 parks healthy for residents to enjoy? Get a little insight into park management with the “Growing and Protecting a Park Forest” program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Designed for participants age 4-adult. $8 per person. Call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence.
Turning Trash into Black Gold. 10:45 a.m.-noon at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. This seminar delves into the world of composting by discussing how composting works, why composting can stink, and how "trash" is turned into black gold. Participants will walk away with all the knowledge needed to run a successful composting operation. For participants 12-adult. $5 per person. Call 703-437-9101 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park.
Ballet Performance. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton. The Fairfax Ballet Company (FBC) presents "Carnival of the Animals," an original story ballet, as well as other original works and excerpts from "Sleeping Beauty." Visit fbccarnival2019.brownpapertickets.com for tickets.
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.
NTRAK Scale Model Train Show. 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK members will hold an N gauge Model Train Display Ages 16 and older, $4; 5-15, $2; 4 and under, free. Visit www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.
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.
Art Show. 3:30-6 p.m. at The Wine Attic, 7145 Main St., Clifton. Art Show of "wet paint" works created by artists painting Clifton, capping four day weekend Plein Air competition. Iconic landscapes of Clifton painted in multiple mediums. Free. Call 703-409-0919 or visit www.artguildofclifton.org/art-show--wet-paint-sale.html for more.
Reading Circle Activities. 1-4 p.m. at The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. A Reading Circle Activity Day will be held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Books featuring railroads or Civil War history are read and discussed and there may be a craft associated with the book theme that day. 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.
OAR's 2019 Jazz and Wine Fundraiser. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and catered hors d'oeuvres; the Greg Byrd Band will provide live jazz. Visit www.oarnova.org to register.
Clifton Caboose Run. 6-9 p.m. in the Town of Clifton, at the intersection of Clifton Road, Newman Road and Main Street. A 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk beginning in the turn-of-the-century town of Clifton. A post-race party with refreshments, live music and an awards ceremony will take place at the Red Barn near Clifton’s Main Street area. 5k run, $21; 1-mile fun run/walk, $15. Call 703-968-0740 or visit www.facebook.com/cliftonva.org.
Heritage Nepal Festival. 4-8 p.m. at Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton. America Nepali Society Heritage Festival will showcase Nepali Heritage, Traditions and Culture. The Cultural Program will be organized by kids from the community which will last approximately one and half hours. Free. Call571-331-5412 or visit www.americanepalsociety.org/ for more.
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/.
Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event, the 38 th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is set to take place on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of concerts, family programs, exhibits, carnival rides and nightly fireworks. Among the festival’s highlights are more than 120 performances on seven stages, including Better Than Ezra and Smash Mouth. Call 703-324-3247 or visit www.celebratefairfax.com.
Live Music: Andy & Judy. 2-3 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Enjoy live folk music with Boston-based musical duo, Andy & Judy. They will perform traditional and folk music with influences of country, gospel and blues. All ages. Free. Call 703-830-2223 or visit /librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/4534779 or www.andyjudysing.com.
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.