Newcomers & Community Guide: Centreville, Chantilly & Clifton

Newcomers & Community Guide: Centreville, Chantilly & Clifton

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Entertainment

Email announcements to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos welcome. Ongoing The Airbus IMAX Theater at National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, is showing movies including “Hubble,” “Fighter Pilot,” “Space Junk,” “Air Racers” and “The Dream is Alive” through May 23. “Oblivion” will begin with an 8 pm show Thursday, April 18. Visit http://airandspace.si.edu/udvarhazy/ or call 703-572-4118 for the movie schedule.

‘Oompa, Loompa, Doompety Doo’

“Willy Wonka Jr.” is at Rocky Run Middle.

Get ready for oompa loompas and chocolate; Rocky Run Middle is presenting “Willy Wonka Jr.” The performance dates are Thursday-Friday, April 18-19, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door and during school lunches.

Road-Widening Project Details and Timeline

During the first year of construction, crews will build a northbound detour road parallel to Stringfellow Road between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant Drive. Because of utility relocation, a temporary pedestrian bridge is currently in place over Big Rocky Run on the east side near Greenbriar Park. Phase 1- through Aug. 2014 * Fair Lakes Boulevard to Big Rocky Run: Construct southbound lanes while maintaining traffic on existing roadway. Crews will start in the north and work south.

‘There’ll Be Some Impact to You’

VDOT gears up to begin Stringfellow Road construction phase.

The good thing about Stringfellow Road is that it connects Route 50 in Chantilly to Route 29 in Centreville — and even links to the Town of Clifton. It also provides access to four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, a regional library, two parks, several athletic fields, churches, shopping centers and highly populated residential areas.

Entertainment

Email announcements to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos welcome. Ongoing The Airbus IMAX Theater at National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, is showing movies including “Hubble,” “Fighter Pilot,” “Space Junk,” “Air Racers” and “The Dream is Alive” through May 23. “Oblivion” will begin with a midnight show Thursday, April 18. Visit http://airandspace.si.edu/udvarhazy/ or call 703-572-4118 for the movie schedule. Throughout the month of April, Our Military Kids has partnered with Glory Days restaurant at 13850 Braddock Road, Centreville. The restaurant is participating, and is donating 10 percent of diners' total receipt to the charity. Diners need only to submit receipts to Our Military Kids, 6861 Elm Street, Suite 2A, McLean, VA 22101. Visit www.ourmilitarykids.org.

Schools

School Notes

Email announcements to centreview@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos are welcome. More than 300 JMU students embarked on 30 spring break trips around the country and world. Students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group. The following students participated in alternative spring break: Emma Stewart, Adrienne Lowry and Rachael Donnelly

On Parade

The holidays began in the Town of Clifton Saturday, Dec. 1, with a parade of horses and riders decorated in Christmas finery. Sponsored by the Clifton Horse Society, it traveled up Main Street, went through town and along Chapel Street to a field where participants and spectators gathered for cookies and the awarding of prizes.

Making Spirits Bright 12/12/2012

FACETS helps children give presents to their siblings.

No matter people’s income levels, their children still want presents at Christmastime. So each year, FACETS holds Sibling Shops, enabling children to peruse a variety of toys, games and other items, select gifts for their brothers and sisters and have them wrapped.

What Makes Centreville Special

I have loved living in Centreville for 24 years, but my family’s history in the village goes back 150 years to the Civil War.

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Importance of Neighborhood Spirit

Sully Station II, Centreville, is a very active and friendly community with a lot of great events and programs for all ages.

Cherishing Franklin Glen

Franklin Glen has been a wonderful place to raise our family.

Schools Committed to Excellence

Inspiring students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

Welcome to Fairfax County! One of the primary reasons you chose to live here may be the excellent reputation of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

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Help Homeless Animals

Dog adoption events are held by Homeless Animals Rescue Team, HART, each Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Petco store, Greenbriar Shopping Towncenter, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax.

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Newcomers and Community Guide 2012-2013

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nZone to Host Hoops of Hope

Hoops of Hope is coming to the nZone on Saturday, Aug. 25 to raise money for children around the world orphaned by HIV/AIDS.