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Chantilly: Fall Festival

Parents, students, teachers and administrators — including (above, from left) Wanda Radler, PTA president; Sharon S. Williams, principal, and Holly Walker, assistant principal — celebrated at Poplar Tree’s Fall Festival last month. Some of the activities included: Lego Building Contest, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Pumpkin Throwing Contest, and many games.

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Centreville: Four Helpings of Comedy and Drama

Centreville High’s One-Act Play Festival.

Comedy, drama and four plays for the price of one are all on the bill at Centreville High. Its One-Act Play Festival is set for this Friday-Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Chantilly: ‘And Then There Were None’

Westfield High presents Agatha Christie mystery.

Something is definitely amiss after 10 people are invited to a party on an isolated island in Maine and are killed off, one by one. That’s the premise of the classic mystery by Agatha Christie, and it’s Westfield High’s upcoming play.

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Haunted House and Carnival in Chantilly

Screams and laughter were both part of Westfield High’s Haunted House and Carnival

Screams and laughter were both part of Westfield High’s Haunted House and Carnival, Oct. 29-30.

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Colorful Costumes at Goblin Gallop

The 21st annual Goblin Gallop was Sunday, Oct. 26, at Fairfax Corner.

The 21st annual Goblin Gallop was Sunday, Oct. 26, at Fairfax Corner.

Fairfax County Calendar

Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County.

For those looking to fill their calendar with some home-brewed, Fairfax County fun stuff (read: entertainment and diversion), The Connection's Fairfax County Entertainment Calendar has many options: weekend jaunts and larks; date night inspiration; winter-to-spring fun; day-long festivals and events; art-outings; family fun-and-learning fusions; plays and shows; beyond-Small Business Saturday local shopping and bazaars; markets of handcrafted wares; music; 1Ks to marathons... the list goes on. If you know of an event not listed in our entertainment calendar, email it to south@connectionnewspapers.com for happenings in south Fairfax County or north@connectionnewspapers.com for entertainment in the northern parts of the county.

Featured Artist

Lorrie Herman’s watercolor, “Le Fountaine Bleu,” was on display, Oct. 3-5, at the Vale Schoolhouse in Oakton during ValeArts’ 19th annual fall art show, “Transitions.”

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Homecoming Parade for Westfield

Westfield High’s Homecoming Parade was Friday, Oct. 17, in Centreville.

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Walking Dead

Clifton residents put on a bigger, scarier Haunted Trail on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Julie Thompson isn’t a voodoo priestess. But the stay-at-home mother, of Clifton plays, one, one night of the year, in a skit for Clifton’s Haunted Trail.

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‘Hands-On History’

Students participate in E.C. Lawrence archaeological dig.

Area students got to be part of history recently when they participated in an archaeological dig to find the remains of a home from the 1800s in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville.

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‘A Side-Splitting Comedy’

Chantilly High presents “Funny Thing Happened on Way to Forum.”

Featuring a cast and crew of 45, Chantilly High presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”

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21st Annual Goblin Gallop Nears

Goblin Gallop To Benefit Families of Children with Cancer

When the leaves turn colors and the weather becomes crisp, Halloween soon follows. And that means it’s time for the Goblin Gallop. This year’s event, the 21st annual, is slated for Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center.

Roundups

Each Thursday, from 3-7 p.m., the Fairfax County Government Center hosts a farmers market in its parking lot. The Government Center is at 12000 Government Center Pkwy. in Fair Oaks, and the next markets are slated for Oct. 16 and Oct. 23.

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Centreville Day 2014

Despite the rain, festivities go as planned in the Centreville's Historic District.

The 22nd annual Centreville Day 2014 was held on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Centreville's Historic District.

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Getting Children Excited for Halloween

Local experts offer advice for keeping trick-or-treating fun, not scary, for small children.

For many children, Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. From Power Rangers and athletes to princesses and pirates, dressing up in their spookiest or most imaginative attire and trolling the streets in search of treats is a major part of the fun for school-age children. For younger children, however, the ghosts and goblins who are meant to entertain can cause too much of a fright.

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