Chantilly High’s Haunted House is Oct. 28
Chantilly High’s popular haunted house is returning this fall with chills and thrills galore. The 11th annual event will be held this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1-5 p.m. (less scary) and 6-10 p.m. (for braver attendees). The fun also includes games, entertainment and refreshments for sale. Proceeds benefit the Chargers’ field hockey and girls’ soccer programs. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance at www.chshauntedhouse.com.
Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday 10/28
Another Drug Take-Back Day is set for this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fair Oaks District Police Station, 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. in Fair Oaks, and the Sully District Police Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. People may drop off unused or expired medications in boxes in the station lobbies.
Accepted are prescription and non-prescription pills, e-cigarettes and vaping devices with batteries removed, small liquid packs/pods for e-cigarettes and vaping devices, prescription ointments and pet medications. Not accepted are illegal drugs, inhalers and aerosol cans, needles, large sources of liquids, non-prescription ointments and lotions.
Two Wild Animals in Centreville Have Rabies
The Fairfax County Health Department has identified a rabid raccoon and a rabid skunk in residential areas near Pleasant Valley Road, north of Route 29, in Centreville. Residents in the Centreville/Bull Run area are advised to steer clear of wild animals and report any animal attacks to the Health Department’s Rabies Program at 703-246-2433, TTY 711. Anyone who may have come into contact with any wild animals between Sept. 19 and Oct. 14 are also encouraged to call this number.
Women Can Join Self-Defense Classes
Registration is now open for the Fairfax County Police Department’s November self-defense classes for women. They’ll be held Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the county Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly, and participants must attend all four nights.
Women will learn essential crime-prevention and personal-safety information followed by hands-on, self-defense practice. Classes are free, but registration is required at https://bit.ly/3S3vjMc. If the classes are full, keep checking the link, in case someone cancels. Participants ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian.