Fairfax County's Communities of Trust Committee will host a Public Safety Day at London Towne Elementary School, 6100 Stone Road in Centreville. The event is slated for Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature food and games plus various police vehicles on display. For more information, email fairfaxCOTC@gmail.com.
Car Seat Inspections, June 16
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, June 16, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing and safety precautions.
They should also install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for June 30, at the same place and time.
Basketball Court Gets Lighting Upgrade
The Fairfax County Park Authority recently began a basketball, lighting-upgrade project in Chalet Woods Park at 14912 Cranoke St. in Centreville. The work includes removal of the existing poles and fixtures, followed by the installation of new poles, fixtures and a push button for basketball-court lights.
The power to the basketball court’s lighting fixtures has been turned off but is expected to be back on by the end of June. During this time, the basketball court will be open for daytime play only; lighting will not be available after dusk. For more information, contact Project Manager Wendy Li at email@example.com or 703-223-4989.
Sully Antique Car Show
The 47th Sully Antique Car Show will be held Sunday, June 19, from 10 a.m.-3;30 p.m., at the Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly. jointly sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the George Washington Chapter Model A Ford Club. Tickets are available online; walk-in admissions are also accepted at the gate.
On Father’s Day, dad and the family will enjoy this classic show’s long-awaited return, after a two-year hiatus. Stroll among 350 classic and antique cars, a Car Corral, special displays including Hit ‘n’ Miss engines and a “take-apart” Model T Ford demonstration. Entertainment includes live music from two bands and children’s activities.
Check out the flea market and food vendors. End the afternoon with a Century parade featuring cars at least 100 years old. Tours of the first floor of the historic house are included with the price of admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors and $8 for children. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.
For Juneteenth, visitors may explore Sully’s historic past at the 18th century, slave- quarter area, where enslaved people lived prior to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Learn the meaning of Juneteenth and why it’s celebrated. Also learn about little-known, late 19th to early 20th century, African American inventors and patent holders who contributed to American transportation.